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Sun, Nov 19


Presence Studio

Gratitude Gong Sound Journey

Relax, renew, and fill your heart with gratitude with a blissful two-hour yoga, breath, and gong session. There will be Gentle Yoga, light breath work and Yoga Nidra to take you into an extended gong meditation with 9 planetary gongs that will take you on a journey of transformation and healing.

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Gratitude Gong Sound Journey
Gratitude Gong Sound Journey

Time & Location

Nov 19, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Presence Studio, 1412 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225

About the event

Gratitude Gong Sound Journey

Relax, renew, and fill your heart with gratitude with a blissful two-hour yoga, breath, and gong session. There will be Gentle Yoga, light Pranayama (breath work) and a Yoga Nidra or guided relaxation to take you into the extended gong meditation with 9 planetary gongs, 1 for each chakra, plus the auric field that will take you on a journey of transformation and healing.

Ruby Koa is excited to work with professional gong player and teacher, Wayne Marto from Seattle to create a rich sound journey for you with nine Planetary gongs (listed below). They will be played from opposite sides of the room to give you a feeling of surround sound. The volume of the gong bath meditation may vary and sometimes escalate to support you in resetting your nervous system and to help you release what no longer serves you from your chakras and energy field. 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.

While everyone has their own unique experience with sound energy, many have found it to open pathways to relax, quiet the mind, balance energy and release emotional tension that can be stored in the body. Our innate intelligence appears to use this type of sound energy to promote overall well-being and leave the listener feeling tuned and refreshed and at the height of physical and emotional wellbeing.

Metal Tibetan and crystal singing bowls along with various styles of chimes, rainsticks, and ocean drums will also be included in the sounds of the evening.

The gongs used for chakra balancing are Planetary Gongs and are tuned to specific notes and frequencies that correlate to particular planetary bodies and resonate at certain chakras or energy centers.

There will also most likely be one or two intuitive energy workers there to support you in releasing and grounding. The event concludes with tea, sweets, snacks, and community.

Planetary Gongs:

Pluto - 1st, 2nd, and 3rd

Synodic Moon - 2nd and 5th

Ohm Earth - 4th

Chiron - 4th and 5th

Mercury - 5th

Uranus - 6th

Zodiac Earth - 7th

Sun - 3rd & 7th

Nibiru - 8th (electromagnetic field, aura)

Gong Bath Journey Benefits:

Promotes relaxation and stress relief

Restores vibrational balance and mind-body harmony

Stimulates immune system and glandular functioning

Encourages the movement of life force energy

Clears habitual negative thought patterns

Supports deep spontaneous meditation

Improves concentration, creativity and will-power

Advances spiritual exploration and self-discovery

With: Ruby Koa and Wayne Marto

When: Sunday Nov. 19th, 6:00-8:00 pm

Location: Presence Studio, 1412 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225

Cost: Early Bird Rate until 11/15: *$40, *$45 after. 15% off for autopay members. Email Ruby to get the code. A few sliding scale spots are also available as well as a few work exchange positions for set up and take down. Text Ruby if you're interested at 360-447-8778. REGISTER HERE

*Payment Note: The credit card fee of about $1.50 will be included in your total.

To avoid the fee, you can send your payment via Venmo and include your name and email and/or phone number, my handle is @ruby-koa (just please don’t press the "purchases" button as I get a fee).

Or you can use the email to find me on Zelle, or to contact me to arrange payment by check or cash.

Just put in the comments 11/19 Event along with your email and once I receive your payment, I will register you manually.

What to bring: Yoga mat/Pilates mat, fluffy blanket or reclining camping chair-the floor is very hard, (eye pillows, bolsters and blankets are available to borrow but feel free to bring your own if desired).

Cancellation/refund policy: If you can’t attend the event, please get in touch. Refunds are usually only given when the cancellation is made 48 hours before the event starts as space is limited and we’d like time to contact anyone on the waiting list. However, you are always welcome to give your ticket to someone else or if you contact Ruby as soon as you can, you can let her know what future event or class you’d like to be registered in with your credit.

About the Facilitators

Ruby Koa:

Ruby, 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.

Wayne Marto:

Wayne is a life-long musician who has studied the gong extensively under Gong Master Mehtab Benton. His authentic style of playing, infused with passion and intention, promotes deep relaxation and transformation. Wayne is the Founder-Director of Beneficial Sound, a 501(c)3 public charity committed to bringing wellness to the mind, body and soul through sound and vibration. He has a degree in Psychology, is a Certified Gong Practitioner and is a member of the American Sound Healers Association.

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