Gong Sound Sanctuary with Loriel Starr
The Gong is revered throughout the world as a powerful instrument for meditation and healing. Our evening together will be a restorative and revitalizing journey of gong sound meditation and yogic sleep (Yoga Nidra). Both of these forms of meditation are very easy and effective ways to clear, balance and harmonize the nervous system and energetics of the body. As such, they are recognized as wonderful methods for stress reduction and increased resiliency.
We will follow a guided meditation sequence that is designed to support deep relaxation and the release of accumulated tension. The sounds of four healing gongs as well as singing bowls will be interwoven throughout your experience and our evening together will include a 20-30 minute gong sound bath.
Sound meditation and yogic-sleep are easy to do regardless of your previous experience with meditation. This workshop will not involve movement through yoga postures and all are welcome regardless of current physical condition. You will be invited to lie down comfortably for most of our time together so please bring your own yoga mat and/or blanket. Additional items that can be helpful (but not required) are an extra blanket to cover yourself, a pillow, an eye covering or a water bottle.
Tune in and connect with your own inner sanctuary of well-being as we join together for an evening of deep rest and rejuvenation.
PLEASE NOTE: Doors open at 7:00 pm and event starts promptly at 7:30 pm — please arrive early and allow extra time if you’re parking. You’re also welcome to arrive early and enjoy The Center SF Tea Lounge which is next to our workshop space!
LORIEL STARR has over 20 years of experience in facilitating, teaching and working with clients that are seeking relief from chronic stress, stress related illness and the effects of trauma. Loriel is a Certified Sound Practitioner, a Gong Yoga Therapist and a graduate of The Sound, Voice, and Music in the Healing Arts Program of The California Institute of Integral Studies (2008). She has extensive training in somatic and psycho-spiritual practices; as well as certifications in Somatic Experiencing, iRest Yoga Nidra and Holotropic Breathwork.
Loriel offers sound meditation events and workshops both locally and nationally and has a private practice here in San Francisco. Loriel’s passion is to support her clients, her students and her event participants to connect with their well-being, vitality and inner wisdom.