Gong Masters and Sound Healing Workshop
April 6 – 15, 2018: 900 USD Enroll Now!
Swargashram, Rishikesh, India
This workshop from Nada Yoga School & TheEternalsound, the energy as transmitted through gongs and other sacred instruments will bring a positive change in you, your family, environment, community, and nation for world peace.
Through the program on Eternal sound, Gong and sound sanctuary, we will attempt to understand the nature of eternal sound and channelize this transcendent energy into a positive, serene and relaxed environment and state of being. As it is suggested in physics and metaphysics, the energy can neither be created nor destroyed except that it changes its form. Using different instruments, voice and chanting, an envelope of sound and vibrations bring about a positive change to the listener for relaxation, meditation and healing.
A rigour and a relationship is developed between you and the mentor/Acharya through constant and regular collaboration for deep understanding, meaning, practice and spread of eternal sound, till you are ready for the role of a student teacher and feel ready to teach others one’s own learnings.
The program is mainly taught and lead by Sanjay Hallon (spiritual name Shankara Swami Karma Yashe) who travels far and wide spreading the goodness of the gongs, sound healing and other sacred instruments and nada yoga.
The Eternal Sound
The sound is the first manifestation of the Absolute. We know nothing about the nature of the Absolute as it exists, except that it is. The day Brahman was one and non-dual that caused a vibration eventually bringing in sound. Supercharged with transcendent soul force, sound is in all creations the one powerful principle that widely influences and effectively brings under control all other manifestations. Brahman or universe is incomprehensible in its transcendent aspect – the nearest approach to it is only by sound or we can call sound as aparam brahama or highest level of the universe.
Sound healing has been practiced for centuries but did loose some of its sheen during the rise of modern medicine. However, awareness of its healing nature is once again being noticed and embraced. The sound is now considered as the medicine for future, as it always was. This not only has origins in many civilizations, their teachings and philosophy but also has roots in Nada yoga.
Eternal Sound Bath/Gong Bath
“If you have yet to experience the Magic of a Sound and Gong Bath – you are in for a very special festive treat!” Aiden McIntyre, a highly accomplished gong player and gong master….
Bathing us in waves of beautiful and timeless vibrations, the Eternal Sound Bath has been likened to a mini-vacation. It is a waterless bath and where gongs take the lead and often supported by native American flutes, Tibetan/Himalayan singing bowls, tuning forks, African drums, Burma and temple bells. The piano, violin, shruti box or even guitars, voice and chanting can be added.
This produces a whole spectrum of harmonics with a sound envelope and texture that is nonlinear and trans-spatial that transports the listener to another level of being, integrate one’s intention and brings balance into body, mind, and spirit. This promotes a positive change to listener where healing occurs naturally and the stresses of everyday life are gently washed away.
Indeed gongs have been used as an instrument in many kinds of world music with a mysterious and archaic history around the planet. However, it seems to reflect each culture it is found in and combined with sacred sounds from different cultures, it’s most profound use lies within its singular ability to transform and elevate the listener.
Accordingly based on individual perception, Eternal Sound and Gong bath could be a musical experience, or an opportunity for relaxation or a more profound experience of meditation, therapy and self-healing.
As Don Conreaux the Grand Gong Master suggests,
a gong bath could lead to:
1. Liberating self from negative emotions
2. Expanding the sense of self in social bonding
3. Inspiring the self with creative consciousness
4. Feeling wholeness and fullness of self
As Yogi Bhajan once said, no mind can resist a well-played gong…..
This workshop is divided into 5 modules which are as follows –
Module 1 – Gong appreciation Program
In this module, you will learn about –
- history of Gongs,
- how gongs are made and its types,
- state of mind, body & spirit during gong bath,
- chakras and gong healing,
- one practice session of gong bath, etc.
Module 2 – Basic gong program primarily aimed for self-healing
In module 2, you will learn –
- basic gong strokes,
- how to choose your gongs, store and transport them,
- gong bath for self-healing,
- and much more…
Module 3 – Introduction and initiation of Gong mastery
In module 3, you will learn –
- about sound healing, music therapy and nada yoga,
- how to conduct a gong performance – setting up and creating sacred space,
- mantras, chanting and affirmations,
- how to set an intention and self re-programming
- demonstration of other instruments such as Conch shells, shruti box, singing bowls, chimes, etc.
- and much more…
Module 4 – Gong mastery – taking the art to the community and public performances
In this module, you will –
- learn about pranayama and basic stretching before a gong bath,
- introduction to Gong yoga,
- usage of music, recorded music in gong bath,
- giving the gong bath
- gong session – one to one healing/therapy
- practice session – one to one healing
Module 5 – Gong therapy
In module 5, you will learn –
- to play bowls for one to one and group sessions,
- bowl massage,
- conducting gong concerts and sessions
- and much more…
About Sanjay Hallon – Nada Yogacharya
Sanjay or San or Sanj as he is often called by his friends and fellows, this journey started as an endeavour towards self-development “working with the body”, “cognitive methods” and “people management” as he took a corporate role after completing his Graduation in Computer Science and an MBA.
In his initial corporate career, scientific research, evidence-based leanings and fact-based leadership took forefront but with time it evolved to “feeling” and “intuitive, spiritual and healing schools” covering various aspects of mind body and spirit. This cycle kept on rediscovering, reinventing and refining San jay in the roles of management teacher, a corporate leader and alternative healing practitioner.
In the past over 25 years Sanjay has been practicing T-group training, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, NLP, Silva Method, Reiki, Art of Living, Spiritual response therapy, yoga, martial arts, kriya yoga, Nada yoga, gongs and eternal sounds et al.
He prefers to call himself, a travelling Gong yogi, who has taken a divine order or “Hukum” to spread the goodness of the eternal sounds to the world. Sanjay practices sound and gong bath relaxation, meditation and healing work bringing western and eastern philosophy as learned through many masters, such as Yongey Mingyur Rincpoche, Grand Gongmaster Don Conreaux, singing bowl expert Aiden McIntyre and many others. He has been conducting gong baths in UK, Europe, Middle East as well as ashrams in India.
San has had the opportunity, as a solo artist and as part of ensemble, to do many musical and meditative concerts. A few of these include LINT festival at Maribor, 2012 (Culture Capital of Europe), Mind and Body spirit festival, London 2011 and 2012, Festival of Life, London, 2012, Body and Soul festival in Edinburgh 2012. He has also played for thousands of audience in religious/spiritual gatherings for Sharvana Baba and Parmarth Niketan’s Ganga Aarti at the Middle East and India.
The fee for the workshop is 900 USD.
Short-term programs are available. The fees will be 120 USD per day.
Special discount available for our past students. Contact us now to get your special discount.
- Tuition and any course materials required during the program.
- 1 meal per day.
It does not include:
- Accommodation, air-fare, or any other expense not listed above in the fee inclusion section.