About

SA Bliss Happiness Gong

S.A. (Stacey) Bliss holds a PhD from the Faculty of Education at York University (Toronto, ON, Canada) and is a SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada) postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Regina (Regina, SK, Canada) in the Media, Arts, and Performance faculty.

She has been an educator (EAL, literacy, English) in Canada, Japan, and Korea for over 25 years. Since 2014, she has also taught Yoga (Kundalini and Restorative) and learned about the Gong (a symphonic percussion instrument & holistic resonant tool).

From 2016, she began ethnographic studies with yogis and Gong players, and she continues to explore Sound Studies in education. From December 2017, she began autoethnographic writings, situating her self within the communities and contexts in which she lives, studies, and writes.

When S.A. is not doing research, writing, or teaching, you will find her diving deeply into sound and silence, as well as playing symphonic and planetary Gongs wherever she travels. In her research journey, she has played alongside Gong Masters in North America, India, China, and the U.K.. In August 2018, she participated with 194 international Gong players for the Guinness World Record of players in a synchronized Gong composition.

Academic

Offerings by S.A. Bliss:

  • Lectures and facilitates classes and workshops on multiliteracies, (auto) ethnographic research, sound studies in education, meditation and creativity, improvisational studies;
  • Collaborates with researchers and scholars;
  • Conducts Gong Baths (sound immersions) & Gong-related Trainings and Workshops in Canada and international locations;
  • Facilitates sessions of Gong meditations, yoga-with-Gong classes – for studios, groups, or individuals;
  • Curates Concerts for Humanity – in collaboration with local and international artists & musicians;
  • Hosts Gong Master Don Conreaux in Canada and facilitates Gong Trainings for learning how to integrate Gong playing and living.

Contact S.A. Bliss for an event or collaboration:

gongsoundspace@gmail.com

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