Learn the Healing Art of Playing the GONG
Module 1: Gong Techniques
Expand your relationship with the healing and harmonic resonance of the gong in a way that is transformative yet liberating, playful and creative. Open to all. No prior experience playing the Gong necessary. Click on dates below for full details and registration.
Module 2: The Healing Power of the Gong
Explore the subtle and dynamic aspects of the Gong and its affects on the mind, the body, the aura, and the dynamic balance of the five elements (tattvas). Build a foundation for utilizing Sound as a medicine for the future! *Pre-requisite: Completion of Module 1 + 100 hrs of practice playing the gong. Click on dates below for full details and registration.
Praise From Our Students
I have a new level of confidence and feel more informed and skilled! This was priceless, affirming and generous. I am grateful for both of you – your support and encouragement is invaluable. I felt the respect and honoring that pervaded the class and the space we all held for each other….kudos for making the class a natural, organic, most loving and kind….that is a huge heartfelt talent you two carry. DEEP BOW from me.
I write this as someone who has taken two multi-day gong trainings with Mike and Galina and have taken trainings with other Gong Masters as well. I find that some teachers can have a particular sense of how to play the gong “right”, even as most of them also endorse the need for the player to let go of expectation, judgment, etc. in order to be present in the moment to the energy that is in the here-and-now. I find that Crown of Eternity does not emphasize the former and truly want the latter to come forward. In other words, they want the player to find his/her own playing style and to cultivate the ability to tune into a space and truly allow the instruments to release their healing capacity in a skillful manner. They are incredibly open, accepting folks who, despite experience as seasoned players and musicians, typically do not lay down a right or wrong way to work with the instruments (though they can, and do, offer suggestions and recommendations). Instead they strive for the player to be an artist/healer rather than a technician that executes. Working with healing sound instruments can be incredibly subtle and I think Crown values the player cultivating “intuitive knowing” as part of the path to becoming an effective player. You never have a sense that anyone can offer a “stupid question” in their training, and they are quite open to group sharing of experiences and concerns. …and they have an awesome collection of instruments which they play so well!
Having never played before I found the experience invaluable to be able to try many different styles and have a variety of experiences on both sides of the gong. It is also helpful in knowing whats what when it comes to making a purchase in gong, mallet, etc. I enjoyed the heartfelt and informed presentation and the opportunity to learn, do and ask any question. The wealth of info from Mike and Galina inform and inspire! Great couple.
The two of you complement each other so expertly. The way you are both so in tune with subtley and how you can articulate that subtlety- it is so helpful in entraining us in that understanding and use of subtlety. You are both so kind and honest. The depths with which you listen is beautiful and contageous- you make accessable so many levels of sound and vibration connection. I am so happy to have found teachers who live and teach in such an intelligent, profound and progressive way- evolving right before my eyes, the depths of sound and vibration healing…
I am a Kundalini Yoga Teacher and I have always been intrigued and fascinated about the sound of the gong. It was actually hearing and experiencing the relaxation associated with the gong in a Kundalini yoga class that sparked my attention and interest to pursue Kundalini Yoga and learn about the gong.Once I heard that a gong workshop weekend was offered in Columbus Ohio, I did not hesitate to sign up. I must say, it was exactly what I expected; “A great success!”.Taking the first Gong Training Module was such an experience. Mike and Gallina are so knowledgeable, enchanting and pleasant to work with. Learning about the strokes, sound waves, healing techniques, properties of different gongs and mallets, among other topics, truly opened up a whole new perspective in sound healing resonance. The course, has allowed me to feel more confident when I play my 32” Paiste Symphonic Gong, which by the way, Mike helped me acquire.I have since been able to join other players for double gong baths and I am now contemplating the idea of taking the second training Module. There is no matching for what Mike and Gallina’s can do and I am honored to know them and to learn from such talented individuals.
Since I am a beginner in gong playing all the information was valuable. You both explained the craft very detailed and with passion. Well presented with great hosts.
The training opened up a new way of seeing and approaching the gong. Very happy!
I saw mike and gallina perform at Sat Nam Fest east in 2014 when they did a 2 hour gong bath. I was so inspired that when I saw they were offering a workshop in how to play the gongs at sat Nam fest west in 2015, I signed up. I had given my boyfriend a Chinese gong for Valentine’s Day 2015 and only then did I realize that neither of us had a clue how to play it! After I took their workshop in April 2015, I loved it so much I went home and purchased my own gong and then signed up for the level one training in may 2015. The level one training was amazing. Mike and gallina are gifted teachers and work excellently as a team. They are very patient and great at explaining the art of gong playing, as well as the art of listening to the gong. I love watching mike do the gong dance!!!! So now I have completed level 2 training, which was equally as amazing as the level one (especially learning how to play the 5 elements!) and I own 5 gongs and all of the accessories and have set up my own sound therapy business.
Very well thought out and progressive. The material unfolded in a natural manner. The teachers were authentic and committed to their craft. Having the windfall of gongs and materials to practice with and experience was priceless!
As always, I really appreciate the vast knowledge and experience you both have to share.But even more important to me is your style of teaching which is an authentic offering from the heart, sharing your passions and wonders and curiosities, encouraging us in a supportive nonjudgmental way to make this work our own. Many thanks……