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Sun, May 21


Presence Studio

New Moon Restorative Gong Yoga Workshop

Relax, renew, and tune into the vibration of the cosmos with a blissful two and a half hour Gong Yoga Workshop that includes a gentle yoga warm up, light Pranayama (breath work), Restorative Yoga, and an extended Gong sound immersion with 7 planetary gongs to work on each chakra and even the aura.

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New Moon Restorative Gong Yoga Workshop
New Moon Restorative Gong Yoga Workshop

Time & Location

May 21, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

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

About the event

Relax, renew, and tune into the vibration of the cosmos with a blissful two and a half hour Gong Yoga Workshop that includes a gentle yoga warm up, light pranayama (breath work), restorative yoga, and an extended shavasana or relaxation that includes a sound immersion with 7 planetary gongs, one to work on each chakra and even the aura.

Ruby Koa, 500 hr. RYT and Wayne Marto, professional gong player and teacher from Seattle will work together to create an orchestrated experience that will energetically bring openness, balance, deep rest and rejuvenation. One of the main limitations of an extended sound bath is comfort. It is difficult for most people to lay down on the floor over an hour and stay relaxed and pain free. The yoga woven into this workshop will allow you to have a deeper experience of the sound. Restorative yoga uses props to "do" the postures for you so you can just "be". This powerful combination of yoga and sound will allow you to both consciously relax and receive in profound ways, bringing all levels of the body, mind, and spirit into harmony.

Various styles of chimes, a rainstick and an ocean drum will also be included in the sounds of the evening.

The gongs used for chakra balancing are Planetary Gongs and are tuned to specific frequencies that match the energy centers.

Pluto - 1st, 2nd, and 3rd

Synodic Moon - 2nd and 5th

Ohm Earth - 4th

Mercury - 5th

Uranus - 6th

Zodiac Earth - 7th

Nibiru - 8th (electromagnetic field, aura)

The instruments will be played delicately during the yoga and breath segments and will be slightly escalated during the 45-62 minute gong bath meditation 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.

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. 


  • 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

When: Sunday May 21st, 5:00 - 7:30 pm

With: Ruby Koa and Wayne Marto

Cost: Early Bird Rate until 5/16: $48, $53 after. 15% off for monthly autopay members & Students w/ID. Email Ruby to get the code. Because of the props needed in restorative yoga, space is limited to 30 people. However, if it fills up but you have have your own props, email Ruby at to register.

Location: Presence Studio, 1412 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225 (across the street from my old, Inspire Studio) The studio is just to the left of Bellingham Bar and Grill and is located upstairs. Allow for time to  find parking and please arrive 10 -15 minutes early to settle in.

What to bring: The floor is very hard and you'll probably be lying down for at least an hour, so if you'd like extra comfort, bring a folding chair that reclines, heavy duty mat like a pilates or camping mat, a yoga mat, a pillow, an extra blanket (a limited amount of lovely silk eye pillows with optional lavender aromatherapy essential oils, bolsters and blankets are available to borrow but you might want to bring a pillow) water bottle, eye covering, and even ear plugs may be helpful in case you discover you’re sensitive to certain sounds.  

Each prop can have a powerful influence on your ability to relax and sink further into the rest & digest state, to receive the most benefit, so best to be prepared.

Tea and snacks will also be served after, but feel free to bring your own water bottle and/or thermos.  It’s important to stay hydrated and drink plenty of fluids to help support your body release any toxins loosened by the sound currents.

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 with specific certifications for teaching yin, restorative yoga, and more.

Wayne Marto

Wayne is a life-long musician who has studied the gong extensively under Gong Master Mehtab Benton and has taught in many gong trainings himself. 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.  (425) 296-6513 7607 NE 148th Place Kenmore, WA 98028 

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