Don Conreaux, formerly known as Baba Don and Guru Jagat, was one of the five original Kundalini Yoga Teachers designated by Yogi Bhajan in 1969. Don also studied the gong writings of Dane Rudhyar. He established the Nanak Dwara Ashram Teacher Training, which ran from 1970 to 1976 in Phoenix, Arizona. His very first teacher, when he was a teenager in 1952, was Paramahansa Yogananda. Don Conreaux received his Kriya initiation in 1953 and has spent decades teaching, traveling, and sharing the depth and beauty of sacred gongs.
Rev. Laksmi Scalise, IYM, E-RYT 500IYM, E-RYT 500
Reverend Laksmi Scalise, IYM, E-RYT 500, is an Integral Yoga Minister and teaches Intermediate and Advanced Hatha Yoga. In 1977 she began studying under Swami Bua Maharaj, whose students she taught whenever he traveled. She studies with Grand Gong Master Don Conreaux and is one of his senior teachers. She is also a Reiki master teacher, dowser, and astrologer. Using pendulums, crystals, and sound mantras, Laksmi performs shamanic chakra balancing and sound healing through the Integral Yoga Wellness Spa.
Take advantage of a rare opportunity to study with Grand Gong Master Don Conreaux and Gong Master Rev. Laksmi Scalise to learn the principles and practices of holistic sound healing. Right now the gong is potentially the most exciting instrument on the planet! Gong is like an oscillating Galactic Crystal—able to be programmed and used as a source of healing.
Beginners will learn to program your gong by learning the basic strokes and by connecting to your inner light. From the gross to the subtle we will take you on a journey of self healing and ultimately the healing of humanity.
Experienced gong players will dive deeper into the subtle physical and energetic elements that are often missed when first learning the gong. With support from the teachers, experienced gong players will receive experience in teaching the gong and sharing this amazing art.
Awaken your intuition, creativity, and awareness of your healing abilities. Discover ways to remove obstacles that interfere with the innate ability to rejuvenate. The focus of this training will be on transpersonal gong therapy and the spiritualization process. You will experience in-depth the healing power of the gong bath through total immersion in holistic tone. Techniques for emotion/stress release, chakra alignment, and Yogic breath exercises for inducing deeper meditation will be included.
This training includes:
● Methods of playing gong, bell, bowl, and conch
● Overtoning, mantra, and shruti singing
● Gong massage for the mind, giving the gong bath, and gong master ethics
● Leading gong meditations and therapeutic gong baths
● The art and skill of playing singing bowls
Suitable for all levels.
This is an in-person program.