An Evening of Live Gongs & Meditation


This class is taught by:

Rachel Ackerman

“Born with misshapen feet, I spent formative years tripping over my toes and lurching around on crutches. Though surgeries straightened my crooked bones, I grew increasingly disgusted by and disconnected from my own body. Anxiety, depression, and eating disorders were frequent companions from pre-adolescence through adulthood. My first foray into yoga ended with a case of hives, which I used as an excuse to avoid the practice for another fifteen years.
At age forty, I returned to the mat when my workplace offered lunchtime yoga. Despite a lifelong aversion to physical exertion, the serenity that followed each session proved addictive. To my surprise, I even grew to appreciate sore muscles and dripping sweat—although savasana is still one of my favorite poses. Yoga transforms self-consciousness into gratitude, offers healthy tools to cope with stress, and makes me feel at home in my own skin. As my practice continues to evolve, it nourishes my mind, body, and spirit. It is an honor and privilege to share this gift with others.”
 

Off the mat, Rachel cherishes time with her sweet spouse and sassy kitty. She loves teaching, learning, making art, hanging with friends, and being among trees.
One of the most powerful sound healing instruments, the gong has been used for ritual, meditation, and celebration since antiquity. Currently, the gong plays an integral role in Kundalini yoga, and is also finding its way into a variety of other yoga and meditation practices. It's no wonder gongs resonate with yogis: their fundamental sound is Om.
In a live gong bath, the sheer spectrum of intricate and unpredictable harmonics invites participants to let go of mind chatter and enter a meditative state. Powerful vibrations reverberate through the body on a cellular level, releasing stress and tension. Listeners report a range of effects, such as deep relaxation, tingling or floating sensations, pulsating colors or other visions, emotional catharsis, creative inspiration, and even just falling asleep. Results vary widely. For an optimal experience, participants enter the space with an open mind, a relaxed state, and a willingness to surrender to the moment.

Experience the powerful energy from a gong meditation session.

7:15 - 8:00 pm , Limited to 20. Please notify studio if you cannot attend.

$12 Early Bird/$15 at the door.  Registration highly recommended.  Monthly members receive a 10% discount. This workshop is non-refundable and not valid with any other offer.


Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Dec 10 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm with Rachel Ackerman


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