Events

Stacey Bliss organizes and facilitates events in Canada and internationally to promote embodied sound experiences. Events include gong trainings, sound immersions, improvisational collaborations, informative and experiential workshops, and speaking engagements. Contact Stacey to request an event, seek collaboration, or book her for a speaking engagement: blissresearch@icloud.com

Past Events:

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Sept 25, 2020 @ 3:30pm CST

University of Regina, Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance, MAP Speaker Series

Stacey Bliss presents preliminary findings from her current body of research   “A Sonic Ethnography of Gong Master-Teachers.”

Click here to register via Eventbrite.


GONG EVENTS in CALGARY, CANADA – March and April, 2020

Note: All Calgary events have been cancelled upon event restrictions in light of COVID-19 responses. Stay healthy, vibrant, and peaceful everyone!

On full and new moons, SA (Stacey) Bliss will facilitate Gong Baths (sound immersions for relaxation) at The Sanctuary Space (at Lynne Murfin, MD’s clinic). Come to one or all of these 1.5 hour sound sessions for rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation: Monday, March 9; Monday, March 23; Monday, April 6

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At Studio Sat Nam on 17th Ave SW in Calgary, SA Bliss will be offering two gong experiences. A Gong Bath and a mini gong training. Come on the 3rd in the evening to relax and join on the 4th in the afternoon to learn about gongs and try playing. Friday, April 3 – Gong Bath (to relax, rest, rejuvenate); Saturday, April 4 – The Resonant Gong – Learn theory and practice of playing


GONG EVENTS in CALGARY, CANADA featuring Gong Master Don Conreaux

Note: The events with Don Conreaux have been cancelled upon event restrictions in light of COVID-19 responses.

April 10-19, 2020 – Canada’s First 10-Day Gong Master Training with Don Conreaux. Saturday, April 18 – An afternoon Concert for Humanity with Don Conreaux, gong players, guest musicians Justine Sanderson (didgeridoo) and Jay Robinson (sitar), and more. Monday, April 20 – An evening with Don Conreaux and Stacey Bliss.


GUELPH, ONTARIO, CANADA – SUNDAY, DEC 1, 2019

Humming Right Along – Gongs, Iranian Tar, & Digital Soundscapes – Concert

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Improvised collaboration with Stacey Bliss on planetary Paiste gongs, Reza Yazdanpahah on Iranian tar, and James Harley with digital soundscapes. Together, we are the Earth and Ether Trio! Join for an afternoon of sublime sounds from 2:30-4:00PM at Silence in Guelph. Sign up at eventbrite – click here – or at the door 46 Essex Street, Guelph.


ALSO IN … GUELPH, ONTARIO, CANADA ON SUNDAY, DEC 1, 2019

Gong Playing – An Introduction

Curious about gong? Join in from 4:30-6:00PM for a sampler of gong playing theory and practice. Beginners and well-seasoned players are welcome. Sign up at eventbrite – click here – or at the door 46 Essex Street, Guelph.


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TORONTO – SATURDAY, OCT 26, 2019

Intro to Gong Workshop: Toronto

Come learn or refresh your gong playing theory and practice. Beginners and well-seasoned players are welcome. Sign up at eventbrite – click here.

 


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TORONTO – SUNDAY, OCT 6, 2019

Holistic Resonance Gong Training: Toronto

Come learn or refresh your gong playing theory and practice. Beginners and well-seasoned players are welcome.

 


INDIA 2019

Holistic Resonance Yatra & Gong Consciousness in INDIA:

Celebration & Training

Travel in India with Stacey Bliss and Gong Master Don Conreaux. Celebrate Don’s 50th year of Gong and 85th birthday. Learn the Art of Gong in Punjab, northern India. We will begin with a visit to Amritsar and the Golden Temple. Woohoo!


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REGINA – TUESDAY, SEPT 24, 2019

Gong Bath @ University of Regina

Join for a 31-minute sound saturation with Gongs. 7:00-7:45pm all are welcome. We’ll hum, soak in gong sounds, and conclude with silence to integrate our soundscape experience. In the Sound Studio (Education Building Room: ED 242)


fullmoonwallpapersCALGARY – FRIDAY, SEPT 7th, 2019

Full Moon Meditation and Gong Bath

Join in on the Full Harvest Moon for some breathing, light stretching, meditating, and a 30-minute Gong Bath. Relaaaaaax. Ahhhhhh!

Holistic Resonance Gong Training

Want to learn the techniques and philosophy of gong playing? Join for this afternoon intro training and practice on varying gongs! All welcome – beginners and experienced players.


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CALGARY – FRIDAY, AUG 30th, 2019

Gong Bath: Sound Immersion for the New Moon

Join in for some humming, a little stretching, and a 60-minute Gong Bath. Relaaaaaax. Ahhhhhh!

 


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QUEBEC – AUG 8th and 16th, 2019

Gong in Gaspesie, QC!

Gong sounds in Coin-du-Banc (Aug 8) & Perce (Aug 16), Quebec. Gongs will play with improvisational studies scholars, musicians, and performers. If you are in the Gaspe area, contact me, and I’ll direct you to the venues.

 


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VANCOUVER – SUN, JUNE 23rd, 2019

Presentation on Gong Sound: Heightened Awareness Through Improvisational Soundscapes

A brief presentation with a panel of guests to introduce gong sound and our heightened states of awareness through holistic vibration including our internal hum and possibilities in external soundscapes with Gongs – a Paiste Venus gong and a wind gong. Sunday at the Western Front in Vancouver from 11am. Every one is welcome, free admission to the whole day of events with sound scholars, musicians, and performers. Check out 2 days of presentations and events: Colloquium 2019: Agile Futures – Approaching Improvisation

 

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TORONTO – SATURDAY, JUNE 15th, 2019

Gong Bath with Multiple Gongs

A little Sound theory, a Gong Bath (sound saturation or ‘gong meditation’) with multiple gongs and You! Saturday from 7:30 – 9:00pm

 


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TORONTO – SATURDAY, JUNE 15th OR SUNDAY, JUNE 16th, 2019

Holistic Resonance Gong Training: Toronto

Sunday, June 16th is FULLY BOOKED. A few spots remain for Saturday, June 15th. Sign up soon and see you at Lotus Yoga Centre in Toronto.


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Full Moon Super Conducting Gong Bath

In this mini-workshop, set your clear intentions, give them up to the Universal pulse, work Meridian/Emotion/Muscle Memory with MEM Gong Yoga of Holistic Resonance (created by Gong Master Don Conreaux), and settle in for a gong immersion to bathe every cell and fiber of your being in holistic resonance. Saturday from 7:00 – 9:00pm

 


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CALGARY – THURSDAYS, APR 11th, 18th, 25th, 2019

Blissful Gong & Kundalini Yoga: Open the Heart

Three classes of pranayama (breathing techniques) with gong, Kriya to Open the Heart Centre, and gong meditation. Ahhhhh classes for you in Calgary at The Sanctuary Space. 


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CALGARY – FRIDAY, APR 19th, 2019

Full Moon Gong Bath (Sound Immersion) in CALGARY, AB

On the Full Pink Moon, we welcome spring and Dr. Lynne Murfin’s new yoga and wellness studio: The Sanctuary Space in Calgary, Alberta. Gong bath by Lynne & Stacey.

This Full Pink Moon Gong Bath (Sound Immersion) includes the holistic resonance of multiple gongs – the 8 Corners of Heaven Gong, Jupiter Gong, Synodic Moon Gong, and more! April’s full moon heralds the appearance of the “moss pink” energy and the first flowers of spring.

 


CALGARY – THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2019

Restorative Yoga with Holistic Gong Sound

Restorative Yoga is perfect for all levels and bodies. Each posture is held, supported with blankets, bolsters, or blocks for 4 minutes or longer. Deep supported holds allow rest and a mindful stillness of physical and mental agitations. Once you are in the postures, led by Elizabeth Ewanchuk, Stacey Bliss plays gong in order to saturate every fiber and cell of your being with holistic resonance.


 

CALGARY – SATURDAY, MAY 4th, 2019

New Moon – Workshop and Gong Bath (Sound Immersion)

New moon is the perfect time to set your intentions for the coming moon cycle. What would you like to see come to fruition over the next month? On this new moon for springtime, what would you like to nurture and blossom? Join in for some humming and a little stretching, setting your intentions for newness, and a 60-minute Gong Bath. Ahhhhhh!


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TORONTO – SATURDAY, MAR 30th, 2019

Springtime Alchemy: Restorative Yoga, Thai Massage, and Gong

Join for a super relaxing sequence for spring rejuvenation supported with sounds of the 8 Corners of Heaven Gong. 

 


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SATURDAY, MAR 23rd, 2019

Gong Bath at Lotus Yoga Centre

A little sound theory, a Gong Bath (sound saturation or ‘gong meditation’) with multiple gongs and you! Saturday from 7:30 – 9:00pm

 


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FRIDAY, FEB 15 – TUESDAY, FEB 26, 2019

12 Nights of Gong

Come for 12 nights x 45 min per night of gong. 9:15 – 10:00pm nightly at Lotus Yoga Centre. Drop in for one night, or sign up and do all 12, or 8, or however many you can. Ba-zing!

 


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FRIDAY, FEB 8TH – SUNDAY, FEB 10TH, 2019

Gong Yoga of Holistic Resonance Training with Master Don Conreaux

Stacey Bliss hosts Don Conreaux’s 3-day Training in Toronto: Gong Yoga of Holistic Resonance in Toronto, Canada. In this 3-day training, attendees learn yoga exercises in combination with gong that target meridians (energy lines), muscles, and emotions in order to provide pain relief and release stagnant energies. 

Gong Yoga of Holistic Resonance is a system that consists of 39 simple exercises. In skillful balance of simplicity and complexity, each exercise employs targeted muscles and energy lines. Exercises are combined with breathing, body locks, and the sounds of the gong. These exercises with gong are suitable for any level and body-ability.

Note: Don’s 3-Day Training is FULLY BOOKED – email gongsoundspace@gmail.com to be placed on the waiting list.


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SATURDAY, FEB 9TH, 2019

Concert for Peace with Gong Master Don Conreaux and Local Musicians

An evening of music inspired and conducted by Gong Master Don Conreaux. This is an improvised concert with local Gong players, musicians, and performers. Don begins with songs for peace on the shruti box, followed by an improvised in-the-moment curation of holistic gong sounds, bowls, tabla & hang, oboe and more. A performance artist also joins in to respond to the gong and musical vibrations. This event precedes York University’s All Nations Pow Wow.  Attendance at College Street United Church from 7:30PM – by donation with proceeds to Indigenous student initiatives at York University. Event is organized and sponsored by SA Bliss of Gong Sound Space and co-sponsored by YGSE (York Graduate Students in Education), Daya Kaur, and Lotus Yoga Centre, Barb McIntosh, Paiste Gongs, and The Wellness Path.


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SATURDAY, JAN 19th, 2019

Monthly Gong Bath at Lotus Yoga Centre

A little sound theory, a Gong Bath (sound saturation or ‘gong meditation’) with multiple gongs and you! Saturday from 7:30 – 9:00pm

 


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SATURDAY, JAN 12th, 2019

Restorative Yoga, Thai Massage & Gong

Workshop to unwind your body and mind. Elizabeth Ewanchuk works her magic leading you in Restorative postures and applying light Thai massage techniques while Stacey Bliss plays the Earth Gong, a Wind Gong, and a Tibetan Water Bowl. Ahhhh from 6:30 – 9:00pm at Lotus Yoga Centre.

 


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SATURDAY, DEC 8th, 2018

The Body As an Instrument

Workshop to play with our voices, drums, and bowls at Lotus Yoga Centre 7:00 – 9:30pm with Stacey Bliss, Annie Keshishian, & Barb McIntosh. We conclude the workshop with a multiple-player Gong Bath.

 


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SUNDAY, DEC 9th, 2018

Yin & Gong

A 2-hour workshop beginning with yin yoga, led by Sunny Smith. The Yin sequence focuses on the kidney/urinary bladder meridian. The class will include massage and essential oils. Yin is followed by a 60-minute multiple Gong Bath by Stacey Bliss.

 


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FRIDAY, AUG 10 – SUNDAY, AUG 19, 2018

10 Nights of Gong

  Join nightly from 9:15 – 10 pm for a 45-minute gong relaxation. You’ll be bathed in the sounds of 4 gongs at once – 2 Paiste Symphonic Gongs, a Synodic Moon Gong, and the Uranus Gong. Rest on your back or in a restorative posture, and immerse yourself in holistic vibrations.

 


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SATURDAY, JULY 14, 2018

The Body as a Gong

Your voice, your body, and your internal hum effects your experience and all those around you. You are a gong! Join for an exploration into internal vibrations, resonances, and subtleties. This special workshop features the sounds of the 8 Corners of Heaven Gong, designed by Gong Master Don Conreaux.

 

Contact: blissresearch@icloud.com