Town Square Community Center is partnering with Gongtopia to bring a one-day gong meditation session to Green Lake on Saturday, March 23 from 1:30 to 3 pm. Advance registration is $25 or $30 the day of. Participants can register online at www.greenlakerenewal.org, by calling 920-807-0008, or by visiting the front desk at Town Square Community Center.
This unique program is focused on sound and its effects on the human body and energy systems. Previous participants have said that the gong’s vibrations have helped them with stress, fatigue, depression, anger, and blocked energy. Michael Bettine, the instructor behind Gongtopia, uses a variety of gongs, singing bowls, and bells to create a therapeutic wave of sound. People are encouraged to bring a Yoga mat and/or blanket on which they can sit or lie while allowing the healing vibrations to wash over them.
Michael Bettine has been playing percussion for over 30 years, and today concentrates on working with Gongs & Singing Bowls. In 2000, he created GONGTOPIA as a means of expressing his ideas, and has toured & recorded extensively since. Bettine is also a respected writer and educator, having written 10 books on drums & percussion, as well as hundreds of magazine articles for Modern Drummer, DownBeat, AVANT, and many other publications. Since 2002, he has produced 16 albums of solo & ensemble percussion music. Learn more about Michael at www.gongtopia.com
Town Square programs are made possible by supporters of Green Lake Renewal, the 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing our communities. For more information, visit www.greenlakerenewal.org or call 920-807-0008.