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Gong Bath and Singing Bowl Meditation

  • Essencia Yoga 1026 College Ave Wheaton, IL, 60187 United States (map)

Join Essencia Yoga in our ongoing series of powerfully transformational healing gong and singing bowl meditation, a.k.a. gong bath with Marian Kraus, among the finest sound therapy work in the greater Chicago area. The sound immersion generated by the vibrational and mystical characteristics of Marian’s three large gongs, four Burmese whirling gongs (KeeZees), set of harmonic tuning forks, the Ocean Drum and several authentic Himalayan singing bowls will energize and quiet your mind & body simultaneously in a unique and unforgettable fashion.

The Gong is one of man’s oldest therapeutic instruments. It has been used over the past 4,000 years in yoga, sound meditation, and vibrational therapy in various parts of the world. The Gong is an ideal tool for stress reduction, stimulation of the glandular system and as a facilitator to breaking up emotional and physical blockages. It serves as a holistic vehicle for natural re-balancing and re-tuning of one’s mind & body. The gong’s sonic, vibrational and mystical characteristics deeply resonate all cells of the body and thereby energize and relax participants of Marian’s gong bath simultaneously in a most powerful and unique way.

The healing, meditative, spiritual and transformational experience is a psycho-acoustic gateway to raise an individuals’ vibratory frequency and to reach higher states of awareness and consciousness. The instruments facilitate a change in one’s nature of being and potentially restore an intrinsic state of inner balance. During this gong sound meditation, or gong bath, you will experience gongs and singing bowls being played in a uniquely rhythmic, melodic and pleasing fashion. Experience this powerful entry point for shifting and heightening your consciousness as an entry point to self directed healing.

Marian gives a brief description and history of the gong as well as the intention toward human potential development which drives his sound immersions. The energetic and relaxing sonic back drop created by the instruments during the hour and a half long event is geared toward giving the participants a chance to rapidly access deep states of meditation. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a pillow and blanket to cover up. There will be no yoga class during the event.

Experience sound therapy and gong meditation at its finest and see a short feature documentary on the benefits of Marian’s sound therapy work or read what others are saying about his gong bath. And please before you move on…read the entertaining and informative piece “Music School”by Dr. John Beaulieu, ND, Ph.D.

Marian Kraus facilitates an experience that we are proud to host at Essencia Yoga. If you haven't been to a gong bath, we encourage you to give it a try. Each session people come away with something a little different.

Everything in the Universe moves, resonates, and vibrates at its own frequency, which generates sound. Sound has the power to influence our physical and emotional state like no other source of expression. The documentary short "The Healing Song" follows gong sound healer Marian Kraus at work in a live sound healing performance, and participant Toni Morales who has overcome her food addictions with sound healing. You can learn more about Marian's work at Music Score JimiMod and Richard Culver at

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