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GONG Level 1 Training with Martha Collard
June 26 @ 9:30 am - June 28 @ 5:30 pmTHB18000
GONG TRAINING Level 1 with Martha Collard of Red Doors Studio
3 days certification
(Incl. refreshments, hands-on gong practice & certificate).
June 26th-28nd 9:30am-5:30pm @ Lotus Reiki & Yoga
*To ensure personal attention, attendance is limited to 15 students.
Spaces limited & attendance only guaranteed when payment is made in full.
PAY: Melanie Giles-Clapp
BANK: Krungthai Bank (KTB)
“The gong is the sound of Creativity itself. One who plays the gong plays the Universe.”
– Yogi Bhajan
Join us for a three day intensive Level 1 gong training with Martha Collard, Founder of Red Doors Studio in Hong Kong, home of the largest collection of meditation gongs in Asia. She is a long time yogi, founding Chairman of the HK Yoga Society, KRI Instructor, professional facilitator and trainer.
Martha is a catalyst for emotional wellbeing. Modern man is in a constant state of stress and monkey minds prevent centring and grounding. The gongs allow us to find that quiet space within, offers deep relaxation and rejuvenation at all levels so that we may respond rather than react to the stressors in our lives. Conducting large events and teaching others to play, she aspires to reverse the tidal wave of mental ill health affecting the world today by offering simple, elegant, effective solutions that are ancient in origin.
Teaching with empathy and humor she shares her knowledge through a highly interactive workshop designed to empower you to facilitate a state of being that elicits healing and rejuvenation. She offers a variety of workshops including a short half day course, Gotta Hit a Gong; a 3 day Basic Gong Training; and 2 days of Playing With and For Others.
This is a complete course in how to play the gong, from rank novice to intermediate playing techniques. No prior musical or gong experience is required, and the course is suitable for beginners as well as those who have some knowledge of and exposure to playing. In this workshop you will learn:
• History of gongs
• How to approach a gong
• The power of intention
• To develop your ability to listen
• Basic techniques for playing both one and two handed
• Understand the effects of playing different areas of the gong
• How to create a full experience of sound with rhythm, volume, and playing patterns
• How to select and take care of your gong
• Different ways to use a gong.
This is an ideal workshop for those who wish to begin their gong journey with expert tuition in the powerful gong space! There will be plenty of opportunity to practice on a variety of gongs of varying size. Over the two days participants will have ample opportunity to deepen their own personal experience with this powerful transformative tool. Gongs are provided however you are free to bring your own should you possess one.
By the end of the workshop you will have the basic skill set for giving a one on one gong relaxation as well as techniques for playing to larger groups such as a yoga class. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion that demonstrates basic understanding and knowledge of the art of gong.
About the Facilitator:
Throughout most of her adult life Martha pursued alternative practices initially out of curiosity, and then as a means of self-development. Her journey stretched from Reiki to TM, from Iyengar yoga to Vipassana, from labyrinths to gongs and much more. She was the founding Chairman of the Yoga Society of Hong Kong and has recently completed a Sound Therapy certification in the USA. She is expanding her knowledge by pursuing higher levels of yoga therapy training and sound healing. Her current focus is on the ancient practices of labyrinths, gong meditation and Kundalini yoga. Through these practices she found balance, strength and understanding. Leaving the world of corporate management consulting behind she founded Red Doors Studio in 2015 as a platform from which she shares her skills and knowledge with the community. Currently the studio serves as a bridge between old and new offering ancient practices such as yoga, walking meditation on labyrinths and deep relaxation with gongs to communities to uplift and transform by facilitating a sense of calm and peace.
Should you pay in full and then cancel 2 weeks prior to the first day of the workshop you will be refunded 75% of the total fee paid. 25% is withheld for administrative costs.
Should you pay in full and cancel one week prior to the first day of the workshop, you will be refunded 50% of the total fee paid.
Should you cancel less than one week to the first day of the workshop, you will be refunded 25% of the total fee paid.
Cancellations must be made in writing and received by us and their receipt confirmed. Refunds will be paid within 30 days of the completion of the workshop.
– ABOUT THE HOST –
Melanie / Ajeet Nam is a certified Radiant Child & Kundalini Yoga instructor, Reiki Master Teacher, Gong & Tibetan Bowls Therapist offering her services to those seeking balance and wellness within their lives. Born in Hong Kong to a Cantonese mother and British father, she has lived, studied and worked in the UK, Paris and Singapore, settling in Bangkok in 2000.
Melanie is mother to two young children, holds a BA in French & German from London University and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education from Keele University. She spent a decade in the music business, has taught English, French and Yoga at St. Andrew’s Dusit International School, Bangkok, and continues to manage a family hotel and property business alongside two community studios: Lotus Reiki & Yoga in Bangkok’s Old Town as well as Esmeralda Apartment 4A in Sathorn. Here, she offers weekly Kundalini Yoga classes, Gong Baths and private healing sessions in 5 languages.
Inspired by gratitude towards her many teachers and all those who have helped her through life, she has decided to dedicate hers to the service of others through teaching and holistic therapy. She welcomes all visiting students and teachers to Lotus Reiki & Yoga + Esmeralda and is happy to open her space to host workshops / courses / classes offered by visiting teachers.