TRAINING · Zen & Sounds Academy
What is a Gong Bath?
The gong bath (group meditation), a very old technique from Asia, is a sound bath that produces a feeling of well-being through the vibration of all the water contained in the body (our body is made of 70 to 80% water).
The sound vibrations emitted by the gongs send signals that are interpreted at the biological, energetic and emotional levels, indicating to the cells to develop in a homeostatic and no longer unbalanced way. The gong baths bring an intense feeling of relaxation and well-being and rebalance the energy paths.
Program of the training
The aim of the Gong Bath training is to teach you all the necessary gestures, for group Gong Bath practice and individual Gong treatment (one-to-one).
This training, led by Swann assisted by Lydéric, is divided into 2 volumes, lasting 5 days each:
Swann will provide you with the theoretical and technical bases necessary for playing symphonic, planetary and Feng Gong gongs. You will learn the different types of tapping, rhythmic patterns and their meditative and therapeutic applications. Likewise, you will be given techniques for using other instruments in a Gong Bath: singing bowls, Rin bowl, koshis, rain tree, tingsha. You will need to practice seriously for several weeks to several months to practice gong practice. At the end of this personal learning phase, you will be ready for level 2.
Here is a non-exhaustive list of the main areas of learning:
· Theoretical module on the basics of sound therapy
· Learning and experimenting with different types of gongs (symphonic, planetary and elementary, Feng Gong)
· Learning & technical development of different types of strikes
· Movement technic
· Rhythm module and drones
· Different individual gong treatment techniques
· Structure of a group gong bath
· Work on complementary instruments: singing bowls, Rin bowl, koshis, rain tree, tingsha
· Special cases
· Equipment maintenance and transportation
5 days of intensive practice to perfect your playing technique. You will learn new rhythmic and therapeutic patterns, as well as the sequences of these patterns, according to the different wave patterns you want to create.
You will go into detail about the different types of Gong Baths, and at the end of level 2 you will be able to play a full Gong Bath.
At the end of this 5-day level 2 course, you will be ready to pass your certification. The certification is a supervision of a Gong Bath that you will play in the presence of Swann at the end of the level 2 course. Once certified, you are advised to continue to practice seriously for several weeks to several months to practice the gong practice. You can start practicing professionally.
Sound healing cannot substitute medicine.
You can get the best professional gongs, as well as the different instruments played in a gong bath (rain tree, Rin bowl, Tibetan striking and singing bowls, koshis, tingsha...) that you will find in stock at Zen & Sounds .
Zen & Sounds South, 23 Quartier des Hortes, 34700 Saint-Jean-de-la-Blaquière, FRANCE.
Health and well-being professionals, to learn how to use sound in your professional practice of supporting people. Beginners accepted.
ETHICS & PHILOSOPHY
Confidentiality (what happens during the Gong Bath remains confidential)
Listening, kindness and commitment.
Clear positioning: the one who gives a Gong Bath is not a guru. He plays Gong Baths so that participants can fully enjoy the benefits of vibrations and frequencies.
It is advisable to wear light (ideally white) loose and comfortable clothes (and socks).
Gongs, bowls, cushions and blankets are lent on site during the training.
Meals and accommodation are offered on site (the accommodation and meal package for 5 days is €400).
INSTRUCTOR Swann Gong
Swann is a certified sound therapist.
He has acquired a great experience during his years of practice of sound therapy, during which he has given thousands of sessions, both group and individual.
He learned many lessons from it that allowed him to conceptualize his own method, combining both his different training courses and his feedback and results on the public he has been following ever since.
Co-founder of Zen & Sounds with Ely Goa, he gives gong baths, as well as sound treatments using bowls and therapeutic tuning forks, in Zen & Sounds centers, but also throughout Europe, in yoga and wellness centers, meditation and yoga festivals, yoga and sound therapy retreats.
Swann works with large symphonic and planetary gongs as well as a wide choice of Himalayan bowls (from Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, India), therapeutic tuning forks and many shamanic instruments.
With 25 years of experience as a multi-musician, percussionist, flautist, guitarist and singer, but also a specialist in sound work (sound engineer, composer, producer, remixer and creator of meditative and therapeutic music), co- founder, with Ely Goa, of the musical duo ELEA, Swann gave as a musician more than 2000 concerts all over the world.
To register and check availability for each session, please contact us by email: email@example.com, or call us: 09 54 32 99 79.
• Level 1: €1200 incl. tax
• Level 2: €1200 incl. tax
50% must be paid upon booking, the remaining 50% a maximum of 2 months before the start of the module.
• Complete training: €2,200 including tax
Instead of 2400€ including tax. Reduced rate payable in full upon booking.
MEALS, ACCOMMODATION, EQUIPMENT
• Meals and accommodation are offered on site: the accommodation and meal package for 5 days is €400.
• You can get the best professional gongs, as well as the different instruments played in a gong bath (rain tree, Rin bowl, Tibetan striking and singing bowls, koshis, tingsha...) that you will find in stock at Zen & Sounds.
You will have priority over the material you order from Zen and Sounds.
For your registration, after checking with us for availability on the dates you have chosen, please:
1. send us a bank transfer of 600€ (or 2200€ if you wish to benefit from the reduced rate on the complete training) to the coordinates below, specifying in the subject of the transfer "Zen & Sounds Formation Gong Bath (level 1, level 2 or complete training) + date of the 1st day of your training" (eg: Zen & Sounds Gong Bath Training Level 1 - 10 Nov)
ZEN AND SOUNDS
IBAN: FR76 1027 8060 4100 0209 7130 154
2. send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org :
i. confirming your registration, the date(s) of the chosen training(s) and your bank transfer. ii. clearly indicating your billing information (VAT number if necessary)
Upon receipt of your transfer and your email, your place will be reserved.
NB: registrations are taken into account in the order of receipt of payment. Following your registration, you will receive a confirmation email.