GongLab Event Calendar (Link):

Friday, April 29, 2022

Gong Baths in Saratoga May 2022! The Gong Lab Returns


 

We are happy to announce our next public events in Saratoga County!

We will be guests at Yoga Mandali
on Friday May 6th in Saratoga Springs.

We will be guests at Yana Yoga
with 2 events on Saturday May 21st.

Registration is required and space is limited at all 3 events.

Yoga Mandali will be at 7PM on Friday, May 6th
in their space at 454 Broadway, Saratoga Springs.
Register for the Gong Lab at Yoga Mandali HERE

We will have two sessions, at Yana Yoga in Malta at 3PM and at 530PM,
on Saturday May 21st at 100 Saratoga Village Blvd Ste 26, Malta, NY 12020
Register for either session at Yana Yoga HERE

Feel free to ping us at GongBrothers@GMail.com with any questions or ideas.

See you soon!

Jim

Vote in The Gong Lab Initiative Poll 2022

We are eager to experiment in 2022; let us know your thoughts with a vote or comment below if you have ideas and goals we have left out.


 

Thanks for your feedback!

Jim

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Welcome Gong Masters and Friends to 2020

Gong Masters Jim and Nick Pavoldi Warming up Before a Gong Bath in Saratoga Sorings NY
Gong Masters Jim and Nick Pavoldi Setting up Before a Gong Bath in Latham, NY












2019 was an amazing year as we completed our gong stand prototypes for hanging either 6 or 8 gongs at a time. We spent quality time with our teacher, Grand Gong Master Don Conreaux, and were joined by Susan and Deb as Gong Journeymen and Gong Masters in training. We worked on our "Spinning Gong" hanging bearing and started to experiment with the both the conch and tuning forks while becoming fascinated with 2 and 3 simultaneous shruti box sessions.



We will try to keep our Calendar updated (below); but please stay in touch by subscribing to our email list HERE as we are very diligent about event posting and details.

You can always contact us directly with questions, booking ideas, or feedback using "gongbrothers [at] gmail [.com] or by calling us at 518 290 0271

See you soon!

Jim

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Important New Contact Details and Event Calendar for 2019!

Hello gong friends!

2018 has been an amazing year and we are resolute in making it easier to stay in touch with us.

Contact the GongLab for Gong Bath events, booking, questions, or ideas.

Our email is GongBrothers@GMail.com
Our voicemail and phone is [518] 290 0271

We publish all events as 'event pages' on Facebook, here:
https://www.facebook.com/thegonglab/

We also send periodic emails with event details;
You can subscribe to our newsletter with this link here:

We are also going to publish our Calendar on this website; you will be able to view it here:

See you soon!

Jim






Friday, June 1, 2018

Welcome to the Gongs of June!

Thanks for the great morning! 



We had a great morning with Andrew Banas from News10 and we're still hearing you from our article with Joe Dalton from the Times Union

Friday, June 1st at 7:00PM in Malta, New York
Gong Lab! Gong Bath / Sound Healing
This is our first event at the Malta location of Yana Yoga with Amber Lapointe.  The room has been reviewed and we're excited to fill it with sound! You can let Amber know you're coming on the Facebook event page here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/284943852045299/

Saturday, June 2nd (Two Sessions) at 4PM and 5:30PM in Troy, New York
Gong Lab Gong Bath with Diane Simpson on Chakra Bowls and Gongs
Heartspace Healing Arts, Troy Studio
This is one of our longest standing and most popular events, recurring on "Every other 1st Saturday" of the month with the next one being in June. Reservations are required: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/asp/main_enroll.asp?fl=true&tabID=8 

Friday, June 15th at 7:30PM in Latham, New York
Gong Lab Gong Bath (Experimental Session with Jim and Nick)
The Pilates Principle / Bodywork Professionals Latham
This is one of our home-base experimental event; follow us on facebook.com/thegonglab for details and to let us know you're coming (reservations not required). 

Stay tuned as we announce more details for special events such as the Mechnicville public library in July and a planned summer event at Rise Yoga in Saratoga.

We are also doing a number of private sessions this summer and interested in doing more if you are a community organizer or event planner and want to book us please reach out now as our calendar fills quickly (gongbrothers@gmail.com).



See you soon!

Friday, May 18, 2018

The Summer of Gongs is Here!

Jim Pavoldi, Photographer
I snapped this photo last week of Gong Brother Nick at our industrial
space on Geyser road near our letterpress in Upstate Distilling.
It is our "Sub Atomic" gong glowing through the
hatch of Ryen's antique 'confessional'. 
Hello Everyone! It's been a long winter of experimentation with our multiple renditions of the new 'spinning gong' prototypes and our new line of Gong Lab stands where we've worked to perfect the gong stand based on years of experience with a number of innovations we believe are necessary and welcome for our Gong Master friends around the world. We are putting the finishing touches on a few dampening tactics especially important for private sessions and recordings.

It's time for us to come out of the cave and get on the road and it's going to be a busy summer!

Here are just a few of our upcoming events:

Friday, May 18th at 7:30 PM in Latham New York
Gong Lab (experimental session)
The Pilates Principle
This is our home-base session, and it is recurring, held on the "Third Friday" of each month. It is donation based and open / unreserved but let us know on Facebook if you're coming so we can map the space:
https://www.facebook.com/events/252337178669459/

Sunday, May 20th at 7:30 PM in Queensbury, New York
An Evening with The Gong Lab
Hot Yoga Queensbury
This is a great room and great crew in our Northern home. This is a recurring event held on the "Third Sunday" of each month,
Reservations are strongly encouraged and you can access Mindbody through the Facebook event page here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/145841329436740/

Friday, June 1st at 7:00PM in Malta, New York
Gong Lab! Gong Bath / Sound Healing
This is our first event at the Malta location of Yana Yoga with Amber Lapointe.  The room has been reviewed and we're excited to fill it with sound! You can let Amber know you're coming on the Facebook event page here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/284943852045299/

Saturday, June 2nd (Two Sessions) at 4PM and 5:30PM in Troy, New York
Gong Lab Gong Bath with Diane Simpson on Chakra Bowls and Gongs
Heartspace Healing Arts, Troy Studio
This is one of our longest standing and most popular events, recurring on "Every other 1st Saturday" of the month with the next one being in June. Reservations are required (I will update this note with the Facebook event page and Mindbody link when available).

Stay tuned as we announce more details for special events such as the Mechnicville public library in July and a planned summer event at Rise Yoga in Saratoga.

We are also doing a number of private sessions this summer and interested in doing more if you are a community organizer or event planner and want to book us please reach out now as our calendar fills quickly (gongbrothers@gmail.com).

See you soon!

Jim







Thursday, February 1, 2018

Gong Baths of 2018 and News from The Gong Lab

2018 will be an exciting year for the Gong Lab as we redouble our focus on bringing the power of The Gong and the gong bath experience to as many people in our community as possible.


We are part of a global community of Gong Masters trained under Grand Gong Master Don Conreaux and are change-agents with goals no less lofty than the very transition of our species on its evolutionary path from Homo Sapiens to "Homo Luminous"!


In practical terms, this means that we will increase our availability and activity and do our best to be open to new events, collaborations, and one-on-one sessions like an open parent doing its best to never say 'no' when the motivation is born of curiosity and a desire to explore.

Use our contact info below to stay in touch or reach out to us with questions or ideas for future collaboration, bookings, or event calendars.

Follow us or message us on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/thegonglab/

Call Jim and leave a message for bookings and private sessions in Saratoga Springs:
[gv] 518 290 0271


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Event Notes, January and February 2018:

Lululemon Athletica, Gong Meditation; Albany, NY


Video below of Jim with the priceless "Walter" gong made by master gong maker Walter Meyer at the end of his life and long career.




We just finished an amazing early morning event at the Lulu Lemon Athletica in Albany at Crossgates. Some of the more self-identified purist seekers might protest that a retail 'store' may not be the best place for a meditation, but this was amazing! Special thanks to Adam Galarneau of Lululemon, Lisa O'brien from LifeYum, and Katie Colins Yoga for integrating us into this amazing event. It was an inspiration to empty the store and create such a unique space so quickly for more than 60 people participate in an experiment that was assuredly a sight-to-see for the friendly 'mall walkers' who stopped to peer through the windows of the shop! Thanks to Hayley from Saratoga Tea & Honey for sending us all on our way with gifts of her custom Gen Mai Chocolate.

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Latham Experimental Gong Bath; New Gongs in Latham, NY


Wow! Special thanks to Grammy nominated David Macejka for turning us on with 3 new gongs, including the massive Paiste Sound Creation and two vintage Paiste Symphonic gongs as well as 3 of the vintage Paiste circle stands made famous by Pink Floyd live at Pompeii.  These gongs are gorgeous and we are happy to have them join our ensemble. Our monthly experimental lab in Latham was their first appearance and we were so fortunate to be joined by fellow Gong Master Deb Segal of Segal Violins in Troy this special night.

Experimental Gong Bath New York


Follow us on Facebook for details on our next Latham event.


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Private Gong Baths and Sound Healing Sessions are now available in Saratoga Springs in the Gong Cave at Bodyworks Professionals


I wrote about this last week in a post HERE and we have a had a great month of training and private sessions. Please call Jim for details or evening appointments at [gv] 518 290 0271 or email us at GongBrothers@gmail.com.

We are so excited for the Gongs to rest in this beautiful space:

Gonglab Soundhealing New York



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Coming Soon! Gong Baths at Hot Yoga Queensbury!


We are so glad to be coming back to our sessions at Hot Yoga Queensbury; Please follow us on Facebook for details (coming soon).

Gonglab Gong Bath New York


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New "Double Sessions" in Troy at Heartspace Yoga with Diane Simpson


We are excited to announce another pair of "Every Other 1st Saturday" events in Troy. To accommodate guests and keep the room from feeling crowded we will now be offering a 2nd sessions in Troy. Reservations are required through the Troy Heartspace MindBody and we are happy to announce the continued collaboration between the Gong Brothers and Diane Simpson with her collection of crystal bowls and her recent acquisition of our entire chakra gong collection. The look on her face says it all!

chakra gong collection


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Gong Brother Jim has returned to Saratoga full time!


I am excited to be back in town and eager to discussion questions and ideas. If you are a studio, event planner, or would like to propose cooperation or please feel free to reach out directly:

Follow us or message us on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/thegonglab/

Call Jim and leave a message for bookings and private sessions in Saratoga Springs:
[gv] 518 290 0271


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See you soon!

Let's take part of this journey together!