Hello

I’m David, I play gong and give sound baths. I’m based in Catford, south-east London.

I’m currenly running in-person and online gong baths via the GONG studio.

Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss me running a gong bath for you online, or in person (current restrictions permitting!).

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Classes


Online Relaxing Gong Bath
Sunday 11 July, 20:00-21:00
Online via Zoom
Cost: £9.00, pricing plans available

Join me online for a relaxing gong bath to finish off the weekend. I’ll be playing a symphonic gong and therapeutic percusion.

Book now via the GONG website.


In-person Gong Bath
Tuesday 27 July, 18:00-19:00
Beckenham Place Mansion, Beckenham Place Park, BR3 1SY
Cost: £20 + £2.15 booking fee

This session will be held in the beautiful Georgian Mansion in Beckenham Place Park (nearest station Beckenham Hill). The session will be run with strict Covid-secure measures. Attendees should bring their own mats, cushions to support their heads and optionally eye bags. The session will include Himalayan singing bowls, gong and therapeutic percussion.

Book now via the GONG website.


In-person Gong Bath
Tuesday 31 August, 18:00-19:00
Beckenham Place Mansion, Beckenham Place Park, BR3 1SY
Cost: £20 + £2.15 booking fee

This session will be held in the beautiful Georgian Mansion in Beckenham Place Park (nearest station Beckenham Hill). The session will be run with strict Covid-secure measures. Attendees should bring their own mats, cushions to support their heads and optionally eye bags. The session will include Himalayan singing bowls, gong and therapeutic percussion.

Book now via the GONG website.


In-person Gong Bath
Tuesday 28 September, 18:00-19:00
Beckenham Place Mansion, Beckenham Place Park, BR3 1SY
Cost: £20 + £2.15 booking fee

This session will be held in the beautiful Georgian Mansion in Beckenham Place Park (nearest station Beckenham Hill). The session will be run with strict Covid-secure measures. Attendees should bring their own mats, cushions to support their heads and optionally eye bags. The session will include Himalayan singing bowls, gong and therapeutic percussion.

Book now via the GONG website.


In-person Gong Bath
Tuesday 26 October, 18:00-19:00
Beckenham Place Mansion, Beckenham Place Park, BR3 1SY
Cost: £20 + £2.15 booking fee

This session will be held in the beautiful Georgian Mansion in Beckenham Place Park (nearest station Beckenham Hill). The session will be run with strict Covid-secure measures. Attendees should bring their own mats, cushions to support their heads and optionally eye bags. The session will include Himalayan singing bowls, gong and therapeutic percussion.

Book now via the GONG website.

What is a gong bath?

A gong bath (also known as a sound bath or gong meditation) is a chance to experience a deeply relaxing or meditative state simply by listening to a gong being played.

When played, the gong generates rich and complex sounds – as well as physical vibrations. Participants may feel like they are bathing in sound (hence the name!). While there is no single – or right or wrong way – to experience a gong bath, attendees often report feeling very relaxed and revitalised afterwards. For those familiar with mindfulness meditation you may find yourself entering a similar state to that experienced in a sitting meditation. Or you may simply fall asleep – this is perfectly natural!

Little effort is required in a gong bath – all you need to do is lie comfortably on a mat or sit in a chair and listen to and feel the sound.

In my sessions I typically provide an introduction to what you might expect, followed by a guided meditation to prepare you for the gong bath. Following the gong bath itself we experience a brief period of silence before we fully “return” ourselves to the room and our daily lives.

Please note that gong baths are not recommended for women in their first trimester of pregnancy, those with a pacemaker or anyone with epilepsy.

About me

I experienced my first gong bath early in 2019 – the experience made a deep impression on me. I found it relaxing and it helped with some feelings of anxiety I had been experiencing.

Following this I sought out other gong baths which led me to taking some gong player training provided by Selma Studer of Gong studios. I’m a musician, percussionist and a practitioner of mindfulness meditation – and have a keen interest in the power of sound and music to alter mood. So, playing gong for restorative purposes really resonated with me – literally!

In my sessions, I hold a peaceful and calming space. While I am fascinated by the science of sound, its effect on us – and its potential to improve our wellbeing, I make no unsubstantiated claims for what the gong will do for you. A gong bath is a personal experience – and one that will change from session to session. However, I do believe – both from personal experience and from talking to others, that it can refresh and revitalise, allow us to take time out from the stresses and strains of everyday life – and help calm our busy minds.

I’m currently studying for a diploma in Group Sound Relaxation Therapy with the British Academy of Sound Therapy (BAST).

You can contact me at davidlittlegong AT gmail.com.