Dean Telano teaching how to use gong.
Integrative Gong & Sound Training
Dean Telano playing the tibetan singing bowls

"Our training courses are designed to get us ready for the upcoming Earth Awakening and the healing 4th Light Ray.  This is a very critical moment in time where we can use sound to heal ourselves and the world."  

- Dr. Dean Telano

About the Integrative Gong &
Sound Training Course

Kind Karma Gong & Sound Training is an inspiring, spiritual and magical journey through sound, resonance and overtones.  You will learn innovative techniques and practice diverse methods of delivering sound as a way of healing. This course is empowering, innovative, playful, and creative, and emphasizes how to use the Gong and other sound healing instruments. ​

During this training, you will deepen your understanding and experience with the Gong in a professional, fun and experimental way while developing spiritual connectivity with this "cosmic sound resonator."  This course will build a solid foundation consisting of playing techniques and listening skills to help you enter into an active state of mindfulness, self-awareness and meditation.  You will soon discover playing the Gong will elicit clear states of consciousness and facilitate authentic personal and spiritual insight.

As you progress with this training, you will begin to delve into the qualities of creating a sacred and supportive healing space filled with harmonious resonance. 

We will be teaching how to play different types of Gongs, Crystal Singing Bowls and other sound instruments to provide an inspiring, enriched, and well-rounded learning experience. There will be adequate 'free time' to process information and to have one’s own ‘me time' to experience the variety of Gongs and other healing instruments.  Our training encourages students to interact with each other and forge new friendships. 

Open to all. No prior experience with the Gong is necessary.

sound healing session with tibetan singing bowl
"Integrative Gong & Sound Training
is a magical world of relaxation, rejuvenation and vibrational radiance." - Dr. Dean Telano

Course Curriculum​​

  • Dao of the Gong.  Gong history and terminology. 

  • Landscape of the gong.  Types of Gongs.  Use of different gong mallets.

  • Playing the Gong. 

  • Techniques  #1 & #2.  Gong strokes and specific techniques for single and combination mallet strikes.

  • The effects of playing different areas and percussion points of the gong.  4 Quadrants.

  • Intro: Sound with rhythm, volume and playing patterns.

  • The importance of intuition, listening, breathing during gong playing.

  • Hung gong strokes.

  • Crystal & Tibetan Singing Bowls.  Preparation.  Playing.  Useful Tips.

  • Learning how to play several easy-to-use healing sound instruments. 


  • Prerequisites: Before the training, private sessions with Dr. Dean Telano are encouraged because it allows for adequate preparation time to process new information and to practice a new set of skills. It's the quality not quantity of the training that's most important.

    • Contact Naomi for more information and to schedule the lessons. 

Upcoming Gong & Sound Training Schedule​

  • Date: Saturday, January 14th, 2023.

  • Time: 9:30am-7:30pm.


Cost & Registration

  • Cost: $195.

  • Training Manual, Handouts & Certificate: $20.


Contact Person​

  • Naomi, Director of Admissions & Outreach.

Course Instructors

  • Dean Telano, Ph.D., E-RYT 500, RCYT, RPYT, KKGRM-24.

  • Ananda/Heidi, Rahini Yoga Master Teacher, CRYT 2,000, E-RYT 500, KKRGM-20.

  • Naomi/Lakshmi, Certified Kids Yoga Teacher, LCSW, KKRGM-20.

  • Chandra/Lauren, CRYT 1,400, E-RYT 500, KKRGM-20.

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund minus a $60 application fee up to 3 weeks before training date, then no refund will be administered. ​

“Learning how to play the Gong is about creating spiritual connectivity with this Cosmic Sound Resonator in a way that is inspiring, play-full, creative & liberating."

-  Dr. Dean Telano

Dean Telano

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