Monthly Gong Baths, Training and Gong Pujas 2018/19
Introduction to Gongs
9th Feb 2020
Would you like to Embark on a Personal Journey with Sound and learn to play the Gongs in a beautiful environment with dedicated Sound Practitioners Leigh and Lexi.
This workshop will enable you to experience the Gongs first hand and be able to introduce them into your everyday life and home.
Designed for the absolute beginner and no previous experience is necessary.
This workshop is primarily for personal practise a full practitioners course will follow soon.
-Free flowing workshop bespoke to the group and their experience.
-Learn basic principles of Gong playing, its benefits and how to use sound constructively in your life.
-Plenty of hands on participation with Gongs and other instruments.
Investment in yourself £125
If you would like any further info please contact Leigh at email@example.com or Lex at firstname.lastname@example.org
or book your space below.
Monthly Gong Baths 2020
1st Friday of the month 19.30 – 20.30
at the Notley Yoga Centre, Slamseys Barn, Blackley Lane, Great Notley £21
please see classes page for full directions to venue https://www.notleyyoga.co.uk/about/
Tickets are non refundable (Unless another person can take the place) and a 0.50p charge is occurred due to booking fees.
As everything is vibrating so are we, sometimes we can become out of tune in either mind body or spirit and dis-ease can start to take hold. Through the healing frequencies of sound therapy our bodies can be brought back in tune and we can begin to feel healthy and balanced once more. Come and feel the deep relaxation and stress relieving effects of a therapeutic Sound Bath. Using Planetary and Symphonic Gongs, Crystal Singing Bowls, Tibetan Singing Bowls and other instrument’s rich harmonic frequencies you will be bathed in sound while you switch off, feeling the stresses and strains of the day melting away as peace and harmony come singing back to you.
What happens during a Sound Bath
During a Sound Bath you are taken on a sonic meditative journey . While you lie down comfortably with your eyes closed Leigh and Alexis will play various instruments around you known for their vibratory healing frequencies. You are free to relax and drift off where the sound takes you.
What to expect
A safe space and an atmospheric/relaxing environment with high quality Gongs and other sound tools like Singing Bowls, Koshi Wind chimes, Rainsticks, Chimes, Wave Drum, Frame Drums, Flute and a Shruti Box. The session may include all, or some of these.
Yoga mats are positioned around the Gongs and sound tools. You choose your space and lay in the most comfortable position for you (laying down on a comfortable mat is usual but not essential, so if you prefer you can sit down.
A short intro and setting your intention.
A guided meditation/visualisation focusing on the breath to allow your whole being to settle in and relax. The more relaxed you are the more beneficial the session is for you.
A sonic immersion with the sounds of the Gongs and related sound tools.
A period of silence called the Shunyata, the Golden Silence. Its important not to get up straight away and enjoy this peaceful stillness.
You are welcome to come and speak with us or email us after the session with any questions.
How does it work?
We start with a centering breathing practise to bring us to the present moment then therapeutic instruments such as Gongs and Tibetan singing bowls stimulate the alpha and theta brain wave frequencies associated with meditative, clear and peaceful states of mind. If you have any serious health conditions whether physical/mental or emotional then please let us know so we can advise if this practise is suitable for you. Please book your spaces below
Friday 3rd Jan New Year Gong Bath | Manifest your Dreams
Friday 7th Feb
Friday 6th March
Friday 3rd April
Friday 1st May
All night Gong Puja at Slamseys Barn, Barley Barn, Great Notley, Essex
2nd – 3rd May and 12th – 13th Sept 2020 (£65 inc breakfast)
Leigh from Notley Yoga, Alexis from Gong Om, Jurek and Pam from Sound-and-Silence
The Gong Puja is a meditation ceremony and exercise in consciousness and dreaming, listening to the uninterrupted sound of several gongs during 7.5 hours.
In Buddhism, Puja (Sanskrit & Pali: pūjā) are expressions of “honor and devotional attention.” A Gong Puja is honoring & allowing space for our being’s ability to heal
Swiss mathematician and musician Hans Cousto, who calculated the planetary frequencies used in the planetary gongs today, stated that it took 45 minutes to complete a full sound journey. Yogi Bhajan believed that the gong was the most powerful tool for healing, and that this 45-minute gong session would clear any immediate blocks.
Yogi Bhajan stated that 10 consecutive gong healings would clear most blocks so that the soul could then heal itself He believed this would relieve the body of human suffering to deliver us to our hearts. This is the purpose of the Puja, 10 sessions in one night to deliver optimum healing.
At your our basic level, we are pure energy. Energy is never still, continuously vibrating in wavelengths and frequencies. Each conscious thought or movement is the result of a combination of chemical reactions that resonate and produce many tones and frequencies. The gong is the only instrument that produces tones that resonate so closely with that of our own existence and every cell in the body falls into harmony. The gong clears the path for healing, relaxing the mind and creates a sacred space that welcomes calm into the heart.
On arrival at 8.30pm, you will be able to set your space. Please bring anything you need to make yourself comfortable. An inflatable camping mattress and sleeping bag or blanket is ideal. Feel free to bring along pillows, eye mask and anything else you might like to bring to aid relaxation. We will start with some gentle movement and Mantra to find our own personal vibration.
There will be an opening ceremony, ceremonial tea sharing and we will settle down to commence the puja at 9.30pm.
There will be 4 Gong Masters taking turns in the gong space so an uninterputed flow will continue through until 5am. During this time you are welcome to rest, sleep or meditate within the gong space. Once the Puja has begun we would ask that there is no talking and disruption to your fellow recipients be kept to a minimum. There will be an area in the adjacent building that you can retreat to should you wish for either refreshment or simply some time away should you want to. We would ask you to continue the sacred silence in all areas.
At sunrise and after 7.5 hours of continuous sound the gongs will fade away and the silence, called the Shunyata, is as beautiful and healing as the gongs themselves. On rising you will be invited to partipate in breakfast sponsored by the Natural Way Health food shop and cafe before you leave.
No experience of Puja or any belief is required to attend this event, simply bring and open heart and mind. We would however suggest that you experience at least one group gong bath or one to one gong healing session beforehand. Although this is not essential it will demonstrate how unique and powerful this experience is. A puja performed is often experienced as a deeply healing and life affirming event the the sonic frequencies invoke physical, emotional and spiritual clearing, cleansing and revitalising effects within the participants.
A puja is a very individual experience, each person in the room will have an experience that is quite different. Trust that your experience will be right for you. Powerful, profound, joyful and deeply moving, it can be a life changing event.
Booking is essential as numbers will be strictly limited. To enable us to facilitate the Puja a payment of £65 will be required to confirm your place.
Soothing Sound Bath | Gongs, Didgeridoo and Bass
tbc for 2020
Come and enjoy a journey of Sound!. Balancing the cosmic vibrations of the Gongs with the healing, relaxing tones of the Didgeridoo and soothing notes of the Bass guitar to bring you into a deep relaxation. Using healing frequency’s to help guide the brain wave from Beta to Alpha.
Beta brainwaves dominate our normal waking state of consciousness when attention is directed towards cognitive tasks and the outside world. Beta is a ‘fast’ activity, present when we are alert, attentive, engaged in problem solving, judgment, decision making, or focused mental activity.
Alpha brainwaves are dominant during quietly flowing thoughts, and in some meditative states. Alpha is ‘the power of now’, being here, in the present. Alpha is the resting state for the brain. Alpha waves aid overall mental coordination, calmness, alertness, mind/body integration and learning
For anyone to be in the same space as Gongs, didgeridoo, Bass and other therapeutic instruments will usually find it a healing experience, even though many people would not even be aware of it. Most people report that they feel relaxed and yet energised when listening to the both the Gongs and a didgeridoo.
So come and experience this very different Sound Bath in a peaceful setting.
Weekly Gong Meditation
Tuesdays 11.05 – 12.05 at Notley Yoga Centre, Drop in No need to Book.
Investment – £7 per class
Starting with some gentle movement and breathing to bring body, breath and mind into union we then embark upon the Gong Meditation. Allowing the Gongs to take us on a journey of discovery. Using the healing quality’s of ‘Sound ‘ to help us tune out of the everyday noise and tune into the vibrations of the Gongs and other instruments. Each of the tuned instruments vibrates us on a different level…all you have to do is lay back and absorb the sound allowing the feelings of stress and tension melting away as peace and harmony come singing back to you.
This practise will help;
• lower blood pressure
• improved blood circulation
• lower heart rate
• slower respiratory rate
• less anxiety
• more feelings of well-being
• less stress
• deeper relaxation