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Welcome to the Vibrational Academy of Sound Therapy: VAST 

VAST offers 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. Your VIBRATION will never be the same!

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"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."

– Dean Telano, Founder of VAST

Courses Offered by VAST

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Sound Therapy Essentials.
Vibrational Training for Group Sound Baths.
Vibrational Training for Private Sound Therapy Sessions.
Sound WORKSHOP For Children.
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  • Experience the Gong in a professional and playful(l) manner, fostering spiritual connection with this Cosmic Sound Resonator. Various gongs will be provided for learning and playing.

  • Our courses focus on establishing a strong groundwork by teaching playing techniques and enhancing listening skills, enabling you to achieve a mindful and self-aware state.

  • Advancing through the training, you will explore the attributes of creating a space that is sacred, healing, and resonating with harmony.

  • Discover techniques for playing the 'Crystal Singing Bowls' and explore various ways to enjoy group playing

  • Gain insights into playing the 'Tibetan Singing Bowls' and engage in partner playing.

  • In addition, you will be introduced to Chimes, Rainsticks, and other therapeutic sound instruments to enhance your learning experience. 

  • Take the opportunity to relax and explore individual 'me time' with a range of Gongs and other instruments.

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  • Our VAST Therapists will provide guidance on using sound to help restore vibrational patterns and alignment for others.

  • Demonstrations are included to enhance the sound therapy experience.

  • The training manual, specifically designed for this course, offers guidance to help you kickstart your practice.

  • Experience innovative and fun teaching methods!​​

"VAST training courses are transformative, innovative, and empowering." – Dean Telano

Fourth Ray of Light

"VAST courses aim to ready us for the approaching Fourth Ray of Light. This Divine Light Ray signifies revival and ascension by embracing a harmonious way of life to create a 'synthesis of beauty'. The Gong serves as a portal to this 'sound synthesis of beauty,' facilitating healing and harmony by invoking sound, vibration, rhythm, and music for inspiration." – Dean Telano
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VAST "Essentials" with Certification

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

  • The effects of playing different areas and percussion points. Four 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.

  • If time allows: Chakra Toning.

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

Course Instructors: Kind Karma® Gongsters ​

  • Dean Telano/Dr Dean, 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.

Date for Upcoming Sound Healing Certification Programs: Essentials

  • Saturday, June 8th, 2024: 3pm-8pm.

  • 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 – "VAST: Sound Therapy 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.

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Course Manual
  • VAST: "Sound Therapy Essentials" Manual – $24.99.
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"By enrolling in this course, you will embark on a transformative experience centered around healing, vibrations, and frequencies through the use of sound instruments, breathwork, and meditation. You'll learn how to guide others using various instruments like gongs, Tibetan and crystal singing bowls, and other simple-to-play instruments." – Dean Telano

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“Playing the gong is an art that continuously ignites the Flame of your Sacred Heart with Cosmic Intelligent Vibration.” – Dean Telano, Founder of VAST

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