The Therapeutic Gong (08:30-17:00)

Mehtab Benton & Tor Arne Håve
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18 Jun – 20 Jun
08:30-17:00

Lotussenteret – Larvik

This is an unique workshop where you will get the best from two different teachers and from different perspectives. Mehtab Benton and Tor Arne Håve will work together creativly with the foundation in Yoga and Bioenergetics. This we belive will give you important insights and a toolset you can bring with you, so you can feel more confident when working with clients.

Learning outcome: Be better at reading the clients body, Understanding the Therapeutic Setting in Sound Therapeutic work , Increased knowledge about the nervous system and trauma work . How to use the gong in a therapeutic way for other and for yourself.

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The Therapeutic Gong (08:30-17:00)

Training in sound therapeutic work with the gong. (20 Hours Certification)

This workshop is a training workshop that has Gong Yoga Therapy (Mehtab Benton) as a framework. In addition you will learn about Bioenergetic Analytical work (Alexander Lowen). During the workshop the participants will experience the role of the therapist and the role of the client. This experience based training has proven to be very effective in learning , but also demands a bit more from the participants.

This is an unique workshop where you will get the best from two different teachers and from different perspectives. Mehtab Benton and Tor Arne Håve will work together creativly with the foundation in Yoga and Bioenergetics. This we belive will give you important insights and a toolset you can bring with you, so you can feel more confident when working with clients.


The Gong Yoga therapy training from Methab Benton is a certification course in using the gong and the practices of yoga and bioenergetics to create a therapeutic and transformational experience for physical, mental and spiritual healing. The training is for sound healers, yoga teachers, gong players, and therapists. It will give you the tools to conduct one-on-one private sessions for individual clients as well as suggestions for using the gong as a therapeutic instrument in a group setting.

Gong Yoga Therapy

  • The Basis of Sound Healing and Yoga Therapy
  • How to Structure a Gong Therapy Session
  • How to Play the Gong Therapeutically
  • Preparing the Gong Therapy Environment
  • Client Assessment and Development of Therapy Session
  • Considerations for Selecting and Using Gongs
  • Using Mudras, Mantras, and Pranayama Therapeutically
  • Guided Meditation and Relaxation for Gong Therapy
  • Gong Therapy for Groups
  • Gong Therapy as a Profession

The foundation of Bioenergetic Analysis

  • Grounding
  • Working with breath
  • Contain excitement
  • Expressing deep emotions
  • Working with Traumas
  • The basics of body reading

Gongs and other instruments
There will be several different gongs available for the training during both courses. Both Norse gongs, Paiste symphonic and planetary gongs, singing bowls and other different healing instruments. You will have lots of time to practice your gong-playing techniques.

You will be introduced to intuitive gong playing where you will let go of all the given techniques and move from mental playing to intuitive, heartfelt playing – letting the gong play you and open yourself up to the full potential of the gong!

About the teachers

Mehtab Benton

Mehtab is Kundalini Yoga Lead Teacher Trainer. Mehtab has practiced and taught Kundalini Yoga since 1974 and attended the first teacher training course personally taught by Yogi Bhajan, the master of Kundalini Yoga. Mehtab is a licensed Lead Trainer in the KRI Aquarian Academy and has been the lead teacher in over 35 Level 1 and Level 2 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training courses throughout the United States. He is the recipient of the International Kundalini Yoga Teacher’s Association “Building Communities in Yoga” award and the Kundalini Yoga Teacher of the Year award. Mehtab has trained hundred teachers in the Kundalini and Hatha traditions in North America and teaches in Europe as well as Central and South America. He is the author and originator of Gong Yoga and conducts trainings in how to play the gong, gong yoga teacher training, and gong therapy. He is a certified Vedic Astrology and the author of Astrology Yoga.

Tor Arne Håve

Tor Arne Haave (1964) Master of Management (Org. Psykology), Diploma in International Economics and Marketing, Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Gongmaster, Sound Healer, TRE LII Facilitator  (Trauma and Tension Releasing Exercises ), CSMI (Certifed Silva Method Instructor), Bioenergetic Analysis (Bioenergetic Instructor). First Education was Electrican.

Tor Arne Håve is dedicated to work with people based on a shamanistic life view. He is motivated by the possibility to create more joy, love and harmony in thus world. Following his open heart he loves to make people laughter and develop their own creativity. He is a beliver in using a sens of humor meeting people without predjustice and no fear. He Advoceds that delvelopment of love and compassion is propably two of the most important skills we as humans can develop.

Program

We will have a program that is flexible and open for creativity , the model for this workshop is GROUNDING – TEORY – PRACTICE – SHARING – PAUSE.

18 Jun

08:30 Good Morning Circle
08:45 Course Material, Saying Hello
09:15 First Session (Yoga/Bioenergetics)
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Second Session (Yoga/Bioenergetics)
17:00 Good evening Circle

19 Jun

08:30 Good Morning Circle
08:00 First Session (Yoga/Bioenergetics)
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Second Session (Yoga/Bioenergetics)
17:00 Good evening Circle

20 Jun

08:30 Good Morning Circle
08:00 First Session (Yoga/Bioenergetics)
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Second Session (Yoga/Bioenergetics)
16:00 Certification
17:00 Good Journey Circle


Food, Facilities & Participants

We would love to see you happy and smiling when you are with us, and also feeling satisfied with the content of the course after you dedicated yourself for so many hours and days. We promise to do our best for you regarding food and the facilities. You will be served a vegetarian dish for lunch , in addition we will have fruit , nuts, tea and coffee.

We will take care of your special needs for food if you have any, just send us an e-mail with your request.

The venue is in Larvik at Lotussenteret. This is a beautiful architectural building based on sacred geometry. The room we will be in for the course is a spacious room with an amazing acoustics. It has access to a beautiful garden where we will have our gong chill tent. Lets just say that you will be provided for.

Our aim is to give you a unique personal training experience, and therefore we will limit the number of participants . This to makes sure that we see you and you get a more direct contact with the teachers. This will also make the sound level a bit lower than it has been in previous workshops.

Prior experience of playing the gong, or attending the ”Basics and advanced techniques of Gong playing course” is needed to be able to do the GongYoga therapy training. If You have “Grunnkurs i Gongspillling” this is qualifying for participation.

Other information

Please feel free to bring you own gong and yogamat. If you pay before the 30 of April you get 10% off the price. Just ask for a discount code :-)

Festivalpass

Incuded in the festivalpass

  • Aquarian Morning Sadhana
  • Gong Chill in the Garden 
  • Festival Opening Concert  Beyond Gong with Martin Bläse and the Vegvisr Prize
  • Cacao Ceremony & Gong Flow Dance
  • Groovy Evening with Gongbath
  • Gong Poetry – Jesper Lundqvist
  • Awakening the compassionate heart – Cecilie Fuglerud
  • Light of Summer Gong Puja – Festival Last Night

Sacred Gong exhibition with Martin Bläse is a free event.

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