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Vibrational Academy of Sound Therapy 
"Group Sound Bath" Certification Course
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Welcome to the Vibrational Academy of Sound Therapy (VAST)

Each course that the Vibrational Academy of Sound Therapy (VAST) offers is an inspiring, spiritual and magical journey through sound, resonance and vibration.  All our vibrational sound courses incorporate innovative techniques and diverse methods of delivering sound as a way of healing and restoration.  Our sound courses are empowering, super fun, and emphasize how to use the Gong and other sound healing instruments, such as crystal and Tibetan Singing Bowls. ​​

During the 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."  Our courses 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, and all other sound instruments, 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 "holding space that is sacred, healing and filled with harmonious resonance." 

We will be teaching how to play different types of Gongs, Tibetan and Crystal Singing Bowls, Chimes, Rainsticks, and other sound healing 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.  And, don’t forget to have fun!

Dr. Dean Telano, Founder of Vibrational Academy of Sound Therapy (VAST)

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Courses and Programs Offered by the Vibrational Academy of Sound Therapy (VAST)
  • Vibrational Academy of Sound Therapy: Sound Healing Essentials.
  • Vibrational Training for Group Sound Baths.
  • Vibrational Training for Private Sound Sessions.
  • Children's Sound Workshop.
  • Corporate Wellness & Sound Therapy Programs.
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Fourth Ray of Light

❝ Vibrational Academy of Sound Therapy (VAST) Courses are intended to prepare us for the upcoming Fourth Ray of Light.  This Divine Light Ray embodies reawakening and ascension through the art of living in harmony to produce a ‘synthesis of beauty’.   The Gong is a gateway to this ‘sound synthesis of beauty,’ and will help to usher in healing and harmony through the inspiration of sound, vibration, rhythm, and music.❞  – Dean Telano
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"Vibrational Training for Group Sound Baths"
​"You will learn how to use the gong, Tibetan & crystal singing bowls, and more!"
Course Description

This program builds on the information and practice introduced in the "Vibrational Academy of Sound Therapy: Sound Healing Essentials."  Where the first program is an overview of the instruments behind sound healing, in this second course we begin to explore the practical application of instruments in group settings.  You are not required to take the first course to enroll in this training program. 

This course teaches how to use sound therapeutically in group settings, such as a sound or gong bath, and teaches the many uses of sound as a restorative, healing modality.  Enrolling in this course will take you on a magical journey of healing, vibration and frequency using sound instruments, intention, breathwork and meditation.  You will be taught how to lead sound baths and sound meditations for groups using gongs, Tibetan and crystal singing bowls, chimes, rainsticks, ocean drums, and other easy-to-play instruments.  

Our VAST Sound Therapists will guide you on how to use sound to restore the vibrational pattern and alignment for others leading to positive, high vibration outcomes, such as a more harmonized state of well being.  The VAST sound healing approach embraces the traditions of ancient teachings and combines them with modern research and "intuitive sound healing," for a learning experience that is truly transformational.  
❝ Gong playing is an art that unceasingly enkindles the Flame of your Sacred Heart with Cosmic Intelligent Vibration.❞ 
- Dean Telano
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​“Learning how to play the Gong is about creating spiritual connectivity with this Cosmic Sound Resonator in a way that is inspiring, play-full, and liberating."

Vibrational Training for Group Sound Baths Certification Course

Course Curriculum​​

  • What is a Sound Bath?

  • Effect of Sound on Brainwaves. Sound Bath Benefits.

  • How to Use Sound to Clear and Cleanse your Playing Space.

  • VAST Tips to Prepare Yourself before Leading a Sound Bath.

  • How to Facilitate a Gong & Sound Bath.

  • How Group Sound Bath Differ from Private Sessions. 

  • Group Approach Steps.

  • Vibrational Healing Sounds for Sound Baths.

  • Introduction to Breathwork for a Group Setting. Go-To Breath.

  • Sound Healing Contraindications.

  • Intuitive Sound Healing.

  • Additionally: Several Easy-to-Use Sound Healing Instruments will be Introduced. 

  • Hands-on Practice.

  • Review:

    • Dao of the Gong.

    • Landscape of the gong. Types of Gongs. Use of different gong mallets. Hung Gong Strokes.

    • Playing the Gong. Gong strokes and specific techniques for single and combination mallet strikes.

    • The effects of playing different areas and percussion points. 4 Quadrants. Sound with rhythm and playing patterns.

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

Course Instructors: Kind Karma® Gongsters ​​

  • Dean Telano/Sukh Shabad, PhD, E-RYT 500, RCYT, RPYT, KKGRM-24.

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

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


2024-2025 Dates for "Vibrational Training for Sound Baths"

  • TBA.


Cost & Registration​

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