Sun, Oct 16|
Fall Inwards Gong Sound Journey
As we settle into the energy of fall, not only is it calling us to move inwards, but it’s also a potent time to honor our ancestors, connect with Spirit, and the guiding voice within. This event will provide space for that & more with the ancient, therapeutic sound of the mighty gongs.
Time & Location
Oct 16, 2022, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Presence Studio, 1412 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225
About the event
As we settle into the energy of fall, not only is it calling us to move inwards, but it’s also a time when cultures past and present sensed a thinning of the veil between the physical and spiritual realms. Thus, it's a potent time to honor our ancestors, connect with Spirit, and the guiding voice within. This event will provide space for that as well as an opportunity to relax, restore, and ground with the ancient therapeutic sound of the mighty gongs.
We're so blessed to have gong master, teacher and Transformational Breath facilitator, Roger Tjoelker up from Seattle to cocreate this sound experience with Ruby Koa & Elizabeth Clements.
We'll begin with a short introduction to the session and gongs, some brief centering or breathwork and gentle yoga and movement, followed by at least a 60 minute gong sound journey. There will be 3 planetary gongs, (Pluto, Sedna, & Moon, 2 Chau gongs, one wind gong), 5 Bilos, or planetary gong plates, & chimes. A variety of mallets will also be used to bring out the full spectrum of beneficial vibrations and frequencies. Just as a body massage works out tight and knotted muscles, the "sonic massage" of the gongs works out emotional issues that we need to release in order to move forward in life. The listener only has to let go and let the sound of the Gongs do the work. The experience is effortless and the results profound.
With: Roger Tjoelker, Ruby Koa, and Elizabeth Clements
Cost: Early Bird Rate until 10/12: $40, $45 after. 15% off for members. Email Ruby to get the code.
Location: Presence Studio, 1412 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225
What to bring: yoga mat, (eye pillows, bolsters and blankets are available to borrow but feel free to bring your own if desired).
About the Facilitators:
Ruby Koa, founder of Inspire Studio has been teaching yoga in Bellingham since 2009. She offers a variety of classes including various forms of Vinyasa Flow, Gentle Flow, Yin, Restorative, and Kundalini Yoga. Her intention is always to teach from her heart, with an emphasis on accommodating you wherever you're at. Ruby’s aim is to cultivate a sense of community and she loves working with the divine feminine as well as the medium of sound healing. She has crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, a Chau and a Moon Gong. In addition to her Kundalini Yoga and Vinyasa Yoga 200 hr. certifications, she has completed a level 1 & advanced gong training and is now a 500 hour RYT.
Roger, founder of Transformative Sound and blosm studio is a professional gong player and a Transformational Breath® facilitator. Formerly a corporate CFO, he first heard the gong played well at a Transformational Breath® Seminar and instantly knew that he had to learn to play and bring this amazing sound energy to others. He offers group and private gong sound immersions and uses several gongs to provide a full spectrum of transformative sound energy.
Elizabeth Joy Clements:
First introduced to Sound by Ruby Koa, at Inspire Studio, Elizabeth knew the beautifully meditative but powerfully transformative energy immersion felt like meeting the embrace of a long lost friend, coming home, food for the soul. This experience began her relationship with sound, which she continues to explore, currently, by learning and sharing the gift of sound and guided visualization with others. Elizabeth is so thankful for the incredibly gracious and welcoming community of mentors and fellow sound travelers. Why does she love sound? One of the many reasons is right after a sound bath, seeing people’s eyes light up with mystery, while listening to them share about their own unique sound journey. For her, the intuitive nature and accessibility of the practice is a space full of curiosity, discovery and infinite creative potential!
Read about her gong Sedna here.