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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 Program.
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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 Academy of Sound Therapy (VAST) training courses are healing, radiant and magical." 
Dean Telano
Sound Healing Essentials Certification Program

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. 4 Quadrants. Intro: Sound with rhythm and playing patterns.

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

  • Hung gong strokes.

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

  • Chakra Toning, Healing and Yoga.

  • In addition: several easy-to-use healing sound instruments will be introduced. 

Course Instructors: Kind Karma® Gongsters ​

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

Date for Upcoming Sound Healing Certification Programs: Essentials

  • Saturday, June 8th, 2024: 10am-6pm.

  • Sunday, June 9th, 2024: 11am-5pm.


  • 508 Dellwood Drive, Huntersville, NC 20878.​​

Cost & Registration​

  • Cost: $255 (includes handouts & certificate of completion).

  • Additional Cost: $24.99 – "Vibrational Academy of Sound Therapy: Sound Healing Essentials" Manual.

Refund Policy

  • All monies paid are non-refundable. However, if you withdraw from the course due to a life altering situation, credit of the monies paid can be used towards a future purchase.

Course Manual
  • "Vibrational Academy of Sound Therapy: Sound Healing Essentials" Manual – $24.99.
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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, playful and liberating."

- Dean Telano

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