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certified gong training

master the gong

“The Gong is the first and last instrument for the human mind, there is only one thing that can supersede and command the human mind, the sound of the Gong.

It is the first sound in the universe, the sound that created this universe. It’s the basic creative sound. To the mind, the sound of the gong is like a mother and father that gave it birth. The mind has no power to resist a gong that is well played.”

Yogi Bhajan, Master of Kundalini Yoga

The Gong is an ancient and sacred instrument of healing, rejuvenation and transformation.

The Gong produces a multitude of rich sound waves, which stimulates our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual body by influencing our internal bodily waters. 

Our bodies are made up of around 80% water and sound travels far more effectively in water than it does in the air. Thus making our bodies the perfect instrument for sound to travel. 

On a physical level, the sounds emitted from the gong releases tension and blocks in the body, it stimulates a higher functioning of our nervous system, it increases prana, our vital life force and improves circulation.

I have a mystical love for the Sacred Gong.

In my journeys I am taken to inter-dimensional spaces, where I transcend time and space. For a period of time I escape the monkey mind into complete and utter stillness. My body knows the gong, like a lifelong lover, we have met in many previous incarnations, as my entire body is always taken to a deep relaxed state. 

I have been fortunate enough to play various types and sizes of gongs at the Pyramids of Chi in Bali. During my time there I learnt many tips and tricks by various Gong Masters on how to play the gong. I also took part in various trainings on perfecting the art of playing the gong. 

In this Gong Training certification course you will learn how to effectively play the gong, from beginner to intermediate/advanced gong playing techniques.

No prior musical or gong experience is required, and the course is suitable for beginners, sound healers, yoga teachers, gong players, and therapists from all backgrounds. Or anyone who is curious and wants to play the gong as a means of creative expression and self-healing.  


In this 4 week Online Gong Training course, you will learn:

  • Gong history & the benefits.

  • How to connect and approach the Gong. 

  • How to playing the Gong.

  • Techniques for single and combination mallet strikes.

  • The effects of playing different areas and percussion points of the gong.

  • How to create a full experience of sound with rhythm, volume, and playing patterns.

  • How to build playing sequences to create a gong session.

  • The role of intuition and meditation in gong playing.

  • How to create a Gong Bath Journey.

  • How to use the Gong in a therapeutic individual session.

Additionally, I’ve created some wonderful benefits to help feel a sensation of community, support and lasting guidance. 




- Certified Gong certificate from the Modern Mystics Collective School.

- Access to a private Sound Group.
- Course Material.

- Free Brainwave Entrainment Meditations.
- 4 x 2 hour Live weekly sessions with Vanessa Holliday 

- 1:1 Private session with Vanessa Holliday


INVESTMENT: Our special offering is only R15 000 (SA Rand)

 OR 2 month payment plan R8000 a month. 


If you are feeling called to do this work and cost is an issue, please email me on to apply for a possible work trade-exchange!

Sessions will be held online via Zoom, and will be sent to your inbox via email one hour prior to the session commencing. 

Date: Every week running for 4 weeks. I also teach privately if you prefer. 

Start date: TBC

Time: TBC

*All sessions are recorded and will be sent to you if you can't make a session* 

To RESERVE a space in the Certified GONG training course and make payment please contact me via my contact page.




I look forward to creating Gong magic with you, 


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