Answers to Questions oftentimes asked...
a) Why do some people refer to it as a gong bath?
Gong bath suggests that you are bathed in vibrations and resulting sound waves. You are immersed in the sound of gongs. There is no water involved, or clothes removed. Figuratively speaking you are swimming in a bubble of sound, washed by sound…
b) How long is the session and what happens?
Typically our sound immersion events are about 90 minutes in duration, which includes 3 stages:
the introduction - participants receive an outline of sound therapy and history of the gongs, followed by a description of how the upcoming meditation and sound session work together to facilitate a transformation, evolution and healing experience within the conscious mind.
followed by carefully chosen guided meditation, or mindfulness meditation, primes the subconscious mind to transition into the essential personal transformation experience brought on by the healing sounds in the…
sound session where guests are immersed in a bubble of ancestral and otherworldly sounds generated by gongs, one of man’s oldest therapeutic instruments (a.k.a. gong bath, or gong bath meditation). Our sound space envelopes one in a uniquely rhythmic, melodic and pleasing fashion. The gong’s vibrational and sonic characteristics deeply resonate all 50 – 65 trillion cells of the body, and energize and relax simultaneously in a most powerful and unique way. You will immerse re-balanced, harmonized and re-rejuvenated.
The first 2 stages are about 15 - 20 minutes in duration and the following sound portion of the event is 60 minutes long.
c) What is an Overnight Awakenings Event?
Our Overnight Awakenings Events are 10 hours long which include a 90 minute workshop on a specific topic related to personal transformation and 8 hours of continuous gongs sound throughout the night. The only prerequisite for participation in these unique events is to be open-minded, give yourself permission to relax, to “drift in and out” throughout the night (it is not required to stay awake all night), and to allow sound, vibration and harmonics to serve as a psycho-acoustic gateway to a meditative and transformative inner dimension and heightened states of consciousness. The play of live gong sounds begins around 10:00 pm on a Saturday evening and lasts for 8 continuous hours to end at 6:00 on Sunday morning, followed by a brief forum to conclude at around 6:30 am. Fruits, nuts, cheese and cookies, as well as water and tea are being served throughout the event.
d) Who can benefit?
Any and everybody, from teenagers to elders...each participant receives the benefits derived from varying tempi and rhythms, as well as different pitches and tonalities, varying sound frequencies, all and each known to trigger different emotions and sensations within...
e) Does it get really loud?
Generally we play the gongs at a "normal" volume level. At times we amp up the intensity a bit to evoke different stimuli and emotions, with the goal to prompt releases of a spiritual, emotional, physiological or psychological nature, or all of the above combined...
f) What should I wear?
Comfortable clothing…typically and ideally people experience a session lying comfortably on their back, or side, on a yoga mat or blanket and pillow they bring. Some prefer to sit, it is a very individual experience….Typically the body's functions slow down and the body temperature drops slightly when deeply relaxed, hence the blanket to cover oneself up.
g) What will I need to do when you start?
The introduction is followed by our guided meditation which then segways into the sound portion of our event. You take some deep breaths, lie comfortably, relax, close your eyes, fasten your seat belts and enjoy the ride...
h) What should I expect during a session?
Come with an open mind and anything good, amazing and healing is possible. You are in for a re-boot, a re-calibration. And while each of our transformational experiences is received and integrated individually, per one’s own nature of being, there are common denominators shared by most people, even though everyone experiences it according to the stage in their life’s journey...however, do know that all which is coming your way in our sessions is of a very loving, healing and benevolent nature...
i) What are the effects and benefits I may experience?
One of the main purposes of our sessions is to get participants into a deep state of relaxation and meditation. We provide a portal to a psycho-acoustic experience. Once participants allow themselves to get past their analytical minds, their left brain, the sound takes the mind away from drifting thoughts and assists the listener to move into his or her true peaceful nature, found in the present moment, the eternal NOW – essentially the only place where Life happens. Participants can reconnect or balance with the deepest truth of their essential and innermost being. Our events are designed and intended to foster harmony, self-healing, heightened awareness & mental capacities, physical, emotional, spiritual or psychological renewal, stress control, creativity, ability to focus and much more. Similarly as in our sleeping hours, during the entering of ALPHA, THETA and sometimes DELTA states, when our physical body receives the opportunity to renew or restore its immunological system, endocrine system and central nervous system; the physical body can receive temporary rest from the mental and astral bodies as well. This allows for regenerating energies to become activated, leading to renewed health and allowing every chakra to renew and rebalance its own vibration. Experience homeostasis while travelling sonically...
j) How can I continue the experience by myself?
Even though our live events are unique due to a number of factors, you can benefit from the element of sound in a myriad ways. Begin by covering your ears and hum. Change the pitch of your hum and feel the vibration and resonance in your head and rest of body. Next, OM... If you want to amplify the experience use a Himalayan singing bowl. Or consider using one of our recorded guided meditations... available for download.
k) How often should I allow myself the experience?
As often as you wish and can. There is no known downside or negative side effects to it as each session rides on benevolent and positive intentions. Visit our testimonials section to see what others are saying.
l) Why do you call it Delamora...?
We felt that the word, which also happens to be part of Gabriela's maiden name, encompasses our philosophies best: “del amor a” = “from the love to...” = our methods and experiences arise from a “deep love and compassion towards the Being", intended to encourage and support individuals & communities in their evolution and personal transformation.
“De la Mora” also means: of the Mulberry – a fruit that nourishes, rich in healing properties, its red color symbolizing passion, vitality and strength. It originates from a seed and reaches the moment of “harvest” at its most abundant and perfect point of ripeness. As most elements in nature, humans included, it undergoes a transformational process throughout its evolution…