What to Expect at a Gong Sound Immersion
Simply lie back and let the transformative sound of the gongs meet you where you are and take you where you need to go!
I'll begin with a brief introduction to the session. Participants then find a comfortable resting position, usually lying down, but may be seated as well. Please check the event details for suggestions on what to bring, typically a pillow and blanket, depending on what's available at the studio.
Once comfortable, I'll guide you through relaxing the body and mind, and then play the gongs for about 60 minutes. I'll use a variety of gongs and mallets to provide a full spectrum of sound. During this time there's nothing that you need to do, except breathe and let the sound take you wherever you need to go.
After playing the gongs we'll have a few minutes of silence to integrate your experience, followed by a gentle reawakening of the senses. This will conclude the session, but I'll be available afterwards for any questions or comments.
“In the simplest terms, the gong awakens innate wholeness and guides the body to a state of greater balance and harmony. A gong bath is as scientifically sound as it is mysterious. It is as other-worldly as it is logical. It requires nothing but receptivity in order to be fully experienced, but it must be experienced in order to be understood.”
– Devpreet Kaur
“The gong is a sacred threshold. It is the portal that links the finite and the infinite experience of the Self. As such, the gong is the most sublime instrument of the Yogi. It is a cauldron in which you can create alchemical blends of qualities that open and develop the Inner Self.” – Guru Charan Singh, Ph.D.
“Gongs open up your chakras and often release a lot of blocked energy, much like acupuncture or massage can do – it really is a sound massage.” – Don Conreaux
"Scientists now know that everything is vibration (energy). The denser the mass, the lower the vibration. As the high vibrations of the gong meet the lower vibrations of your body, they do what’s called entrainment – they meet you where you are, then match, and then raise your vibration, which helps to release things that are stuck in your body, like emotions, feelings, negative thoughts, and even pains & illnesses."
– Teri Wilder
The two planetary gongs shown below, Pluto and Neptune, have found me. While there is an outer space aspect to these gongs they're here for travel to inner space where they will work at all levels to help transform, heal, and balance.
Pluto is affiliated with major life changes, death and rebirth, and kundalini energy. It stands for growth and transcendence, breaking down the old and entrenched into its component parts only to reassemble them on a new higher octave. Therapeutically Pluto can facilitate the treatment of diseases relating to toxicity, stagnation, tissue growth, and cancers. This gong is tuned to C# (140.25 Hz - 40th Octave).
Neptune is affiliated with mysticism, psychic sensibilities, and transcending boundaries. It helps us access the potential for intuition, inspiration, and artistic creativity. Therapeutically Neptune can facilitate the treatment of diseases relating to the immune system and the lymphatic system. This gong is tuned to G# (211.44 Hz - 40th octave).