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Gong Meditation Session
The Gong Meditation is all about sound and its effects on the human body & energy systems. The vibrations work at a cellular level and help with stress, fatigue, depression, anger, and blocked energy. The vibrations can help release blockages at the Chakras and other energy points.
A typical response from a participant is, “I felt that experience processing through me for days…truly magic.” After a session, one person even said to me, “I don't believe in this kind of stuff, but I came with a friend anyway. I was laying on my mat resisting, and when you hit the big Gong, I just opened up!”
Our session will last 90 minutes—Michael will give a short introduction, play for about an hour, then wind things up with a Q&A/sharing time. Often people have questions about the instruments or the sounds that he makes, what he did and also, people like to share what they felt during the session.
Sunshine Yoga Sheboygan is located on the upper level of the historic Better Life Building, accessible by one flight of stairs. You may bring a yoga mat or simply use the soft studio floor to lie on while allowing the vibrations to wash over you. Dress in comfortable layers. You may also wish to bring a blanket. Sitting in a chair or against the wall is also fine as some people are uncomfortable laying down on the floor for an hour.
Michael Bettine Bio
After years of playing in rock bands, Michael Bettine discovered the gong and his life has never been the same. Over 40 years later, he’s still captivated by their sound. Working under the name GONGTOPIA, he has presented hundreds of gong meditation sessions. As both a teacher and author, he is recognized as an authority on gongs and related metal percussion.
“Bettine played the room as much as the instruments, exploring the beating tones of vibrations. Creating a shifting wall of sound that washed over the audience, Bettine offered us a distinctive exploration into the craft of percussion.” - Real Time Art
His focus for the past 20 years is using gongs, singing bowls and bells in a meditative approach. These instruments are ideal for relieving stress, which he feels is one of the greatest problems we face today in our fast paced world. The power of the vibrations of the gongs soothes people, can alleviate pain and heal past hurts. Once experiencing the vibrations you leave feeling lighter, relaxed and it puts you in a wonderful place of serenity.
Learn more about Michael at www.gongtopia.com
- Gong Meditation$35$350$0