Practicum of GONG
Level 1 – Foundations
A 2-Day Weekend Course with Gong Masters Wayne Marto and Sada Simran
Saturday and Sunday February 15th & 16th
Join Sada Simran and Wayne Marto for an intensive 2-Days Course to create a basic understanding Gong principals and to establish a personal experience with GONG… taught by two of the Northwest’s most coveted Gong Teachers!
Dates: Saturday February 15th & Sunday February 16th
Location: Nalanda West 3902 Woodland Park Ave N Seattle, WA 98103
Times: 10am-5pm each day
Cost: $330 tuition fee.
This course can only be purchased as a single package of both days.
We are offering a Special Discounted Price of $299 until January 1st. The “Practicum of GONG” course will be limited to 30 students/2 students per Gong, so purchase your tickets early.
Join us for this special hands-on experience. Become an accomplished Gong practitioner by learning the basics of playing the Gong. Experience firsthand the various sizes and different planetary Gongs. Advance your gong playing skills and have a profound healing gong experience! We will have at least 16 Gongs on site and a staff of experienced Gong players to support your experience.
Master teachers Wayne Marto and Sada Simran will explore with you the many uses of Gong in meditation, therapy, and relaxation. Quality time will be reserved for your personal playing under the tutelage of our master teachers. Wayne and Sada Simran will share with you the role of intuition and meditation in Gong playing, and how to create the full experience of the Gong sound, using rhythm, volume, and various playing patterns. You will have an opportunity to play various sizes and different planetary gongs and experience first-hand the techniques discussed in class.
“When you play, remember to establish the proper consciousness so you are an instrument of the instrument. Then you are a master who meets the three Lords of the universe and you play the tune of creation, in that place your mind can simplify the complex and command the essential.” -Yogi Bhajan
Level 1 – Foundations
- THE USE AND SCIENCE OF THE GONG/THE PHILOSOPHY OF GONG PLAYING
- THE INNER APPROACH/CONNECTING TO THE GONG
- HEALING QUALITIES OF THE GONG
- PLAYING POSITIONS AND HOLDING THE MALLET
- HOW TO STRIKE THE GONG/VARIOUS PLAYING AREAS OF THE GONG/THE 14 PERCUSSION POINTS
- BASIC PLAYING SEQUENCES AND RHYTHMS
Practicum of Gong Level I – Foundations: This course is open to all and provides enough information and training for a lifetime of playing enjoyment. For those students wishing to become certified, this class is a prerequisite to Practicum of Gong Level II – Competence offered in the fall.
Practicum of Gong Level II – Competence: This course builds upon Level I FOUNDATIONS (basics). Level II will elevate the skill level of the player as well as develop an intuitive competence with the Gong. Upon completion of Level II, each student will receive a Gong Practitioner Certification issued through Beneficial Sound and Guru Gayatri. After completing Practicum of Gong Level I & II students can apply for the master class, Practicum of Gong Level III – Transcendence.
Practicum of Gong Level III – Transcendence: Advanced certification class. This course is individually designed to deepen one’s understanding of the Gong experience, so practitioners can deliver a truly transformative experience in a variety of settings. Upon completion of the course and practicum, a Gong Mastery Certificate will be issued.
MASTER CERTIFICATE STUDENTS WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SOUND HEALING CLASSES OFFERED BY BENEFICIAL SOUND AT CANCER CENTERS IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. STUDENTS ARE ALSO ELIGIBLE FOR 4 HOURS OF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS ISSUED BY THE YOGA ALLIANCE FOR EACH OF THE THREE PRACTICUM OF GONG LEVELS.
This course is excellent for teachers wanting to integrate the Gong into their classes or anyone interested in learning more about this powerful and transformational instrument. No previous musical training or experience with Gong is required. These workshops are open to everyone. If you already own a Gong, please feel free to bring it with you, as you can share it with others, and learn more for yourself about your Gong.
Our workshop will be interspersed with light Kundalini Yoga and then onto learning the Gong! We will cover how to structure and deliver a successful Gong class, understanding the necessary steps to deliver a full Gong experience to your students and clients. Each all-day workshop will conclude with an extended Gong Immersion for your enjoyment.
In the Fall of 2020 we will be presenting “Practicum of GONG Level II – Competence”. This follow-up course is designed to further develop the skills of the practitioner. Upon completion of Level II, each student will receive a Gong Practitioner Certification issued through Beneficial Sound and Guru Gayatri.
$299 discount/Regular $330.
Pre-Register Now and qualified for the discount until January 1.
A Special Discount if you Register early!
For questions, please feel free to call Sada Simran at: 206.418.9767
Please wear comfortable and relaxed clothing, bring your yoga mat, pillow and blanket for extended layouts. Please bring a writing instruments and your journal. A Course manual will be provided.
Wayne Marto is a life-long musician who has studied the gong extensively under Kundalini Gong Master Mehtab Benton. His authentic style of playing, infused with passion and intention, promotes deep relaxation and transformation. Wayne is the Founder and Executive Director of Beneficial Sound, a 501(c)3 public charity committed to bringing wellness to the mind, body and soul through sound and vibration. He has a degree in Psychology, is a Certified Gong Practitioner and is a member of the American Sound Healers Association.
Sada Simran learned the Gong directly from Yogi Bhajan with whom he studied with for over 35 years. Before moving to Seattle in 2007, he was acting director of Yoga West in Los Angeles, Yogi Bhajan’s home studio. He brings to his classes insights into the nature of consciousness and inspires his students to go beyond their perceived limitations. Sada Simran and his wife Cindi founded and currently run the Guru Gayatri Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Center a 501©3 non-profit organization.
Our Lead Teachers will be supported by Support Trainers, Jim McCall and Roger Tjoelker.
“The Gong is the first and last instrument for the human mind, there is only one thing that can supersede and command the human mind, the sound of the Gong. It is the first sound in the universe, the sound that created this universe. It’s the basic creative sound. To the mind, the sound of the Gong is like a mother and father that gave it birth. The mind has no power to resist a Gong that is well played.”-Yogi Bhajan