Ready To Advance Your Gong Playing Techniques In 2020?
Discover new ways to harness the transformational power of the gong and other instruments typically used in the gong bath and sound therapy over 5 days in this immersive workshop facilitated by Aidan McIntyre & Tim Byford. Advance Your Gong Playing Techniques is Open to students of all levels.
Event time: Mon 27th Jan 2020 at 2:00pm - Fri 31st Jan 2020 at 2:00pm
AGT At A Glance...
We will be exploring playing techniques on gong and singing bowl.
You will learn the essential ‘ingredients’ of a one to one therapy session and a public Gong Bath
We will explore the philosophy of gong playing.
Participants Will Gain
Experience playing on high-quality gongs and bowls.
Group instruction and personal practice on these quality instruments.
The ability to play these transformational tools for oneself and others.
Further Information About The Workshop
We offer this short course for those wishing to work with the gong and other sound healing instruments, whether for use as a stand-alone modality or to incorporate with other healing modalities.
This course is ideal for a range of experience. We are committed to meet students wherever they are on their journey in sound. If you are a relative beginner or more experienced, this is an opportunity to deepen and broaden your knowledge of the gong.
So that we can make the most of our time together, the days will be full and long. We’ll begin with a guided meditative practice before breakfast, instruction throughout the day and end with group activities after dinner.
The emphasis will be on all areas of Gong Mastery depending on the needs of the students.
Topics will include:
Gong Playing Techniques (including the many different strokes and the use of the many types of mallets)
Using Singing Bowls
Using the voice
Gong Therapy Practice, giving the Gong Bath and using the Gong as a transformational tool for Personal and Group Healing Meditations.
Learning will be through lecture and demonstration and because of the limited numbers there will be ample time for experiential learning.
Students will have the opportunity to play for one another both individually and in groups. Please feel free to contact Aidan McIntyre to discuss joining the course if you have questions via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Practical Information For Attendees
What to bring:
If you have a gong, please feel free to bring it along (no stand necessary).
Please bring a yoga mat
A small cushion for your head, and light blanket/covering (no pillows or heavy blankets please)
An A4 sized notebook and good writing pen,
Eye covering (dark sock, glove or scarf).
Necessary experience: This workshop is directed to sound healing practitioners, those who want to become gong sound healing practitioners, and healing practitioners of other healing modalities (such as Reiki, massage, acupuncture, etc.) who want to integrate gong sound healing into their existing practices.
What to wear: Please wear loose and comfortable clothing, ie. light stretchy clothing, perhaps yoga pants, and socks to keep your feet warm. The temperature in the room will be warm. Please note that you will never be asked to share personal information with the group if you don't want to, though there will be processes involving one-to-one sharing.
Where is the course taking place?
The course takes place at the beautiful Hawkwood College in the Cotswolds, UK. The same location as our other course, Gong Master Training. The address is: PAINSWICK OLD ROAD, STROUD, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, GL6 7QW, UNITED KINGDOM
Please note: Course bookings are solely administrated by Hawkwood College directly. Prices listed include meals provided by Hawkwood College. If you have any dietary requirements these can be specified at the time of booking.
Who's Leading the Course?
Aidan McIntyre met Don Conreaux and the Gong in 1993 and it was a transformational experience to say the least.
From that moment on he has dedicated his life to sharing his experience and research with the world at large. From that first meeting, he and Don have become life-long friends and have travelled and worked together ever since.
Around that time Singing Bowls also entered Aidan’s life and became an integral part of his work with the Gong.
Living in the San Francisco Bay Area he was able to hone his skills whilst researching and experimenting with the effect of therapeutic sound.
This he shared working with children, those with autism, retirees and many others. He has brought the Gong to retirement homes, hospitals, hospices, funerals and memorial services. On a lighter note, he has even played with a Bay Area Jazz Band. Aidan is a generous teacher sharing his acquired wisdom. He also likes sharing his large collection of gongs, antique singing bowls and conch shells, sharing their origins and uses in sound therapy.
Don and Aidan together created the Gong Master Training (GMT) Course which came to fruition in the UK and is now in its twenty-second year in 2018. They have taken this training around the world to Europe, Asia and both North and South America and Australia..
The UK GMT is a rare opportunity to receive the training from both Don and Aidan teaching together. When not on the road teaching, Aidan has a practice teaching individual students personally or via Skype and offers one-to-one gong therapy from his home in Gloucestershire. Aidan is also the creator of the ‘Rotogong’ which is an attachment to the gong stand which enables one to rotate any gong 360 degrees whilst playing. "I believe that this creation will change the way the Gong is presented by the gong playing community and that it completely revolutionises the whole gong bath experience both sonically and emotionally,’’ says Aidan.
Sounds Great - How Do I Book?
To make a booking, you'll need to contact Hawkwood College Directly (we do not process bookings)
To reserve your place on this years course a non-refundable deposit of £100 is payable in advance directly to Hawkwood College