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Gong Training with Martha Collard

Join us for a three day intensive gong training with Martha Collard, Founder of Red Doors Studio in Hong Kong, home of the largest collection of meditation gongs in Asia. She is a long time yogi, founding Chairman of the HK Yoga Society, KRI Instructor, and professional facilitator and trainer.


31 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong Hong Kong Island, HK

Type of Event

  • Workshop

Yoga Styles



Apr 30 to
May 2
09:30 amto17:30 pm

April 30, May 1 & 2 (0930-1230 & 1400-1730 each day)



Full Description

Martha is a catalyst for emotional wellbeing. Modern man is in a constant state of stress and monkey minds prevent centering and grounding. The gongs allow us to find that quiet space within, offers deep relaxation and rejuvenation at all levels so that we may respond rather than react to the stressors in our lives. Conducting large events and teaching others to play, she aspires to reverse the tidal wave of mental ill health affecting the world today by offering simple, elegant, effective solutions that are ancient in origin.

Teaching with empathy and humor she shares her knowledge through a highly interactive workshop designed to empower you to facilitate a state of being that elicits healing and rejuvenation. She offers a vareity of workshops including a short half day course, Gotta Hit a Gong; a 2 day Basic Gong Training which can be extended to 3 days; and 2 days of Playing With and For Others. This trip she will offer the Basic Gong Training.

April 30, May 1 & 2 (0930-1230 & 1400-1730 each day)
This is a complete course in how to play the gong, from rank novice to intermediate playing techniques. No prior musical or gong experience is required, and the course is suitable for beginners as well as those who have some knowledge of and exposure to playing. In this workshop you will learn:
• History of gongs
• How to approach a gong
• The power of intention
• To develop your ability to listen
• Basic techniques for playing both one and two handed
• Understand the effects of playing different areas of the gong
• How to create a full experience of sound with rhythm, volume, and playing patterns
• How to select and take care of your gong
• Different ways to use a gong.

This is an ideal workshop for those who wish to begin their gong journey with expert tuition in the powerful gong space! There will be plenty of opportunity to practice on a variety of gongs of varying size. Over the two days participants will have ample opportunity to deepen their own personal experience with this powerful transformative tool. Gongs are provided however you are free to bring your own should you possess one.

By the end of the workshop you will have the basic skill set for giving a one on one gong relaxation as well as techniques for playing to larger groups such as a yoga class. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion that demonstrates basic understanding and knowledge of the art of gong.