Alchemy Gong Bath with Loriel Starr 

Fall 2024 – Date TBD

Doors open at 6:30 pm and event lasts from 7:00 – 8:00 pm
at The Alembic 
2820 Seventh Street Berkeley, CA 94710

The Alchemy Gong Bath is a sound journey that features the gong’s ability to be a catalyst for transformation and healing. Gongs are ancient instruments and their sounds are powerful, mysterious and captivating. A gong bath is a transportive experience that is mystical and trancelike in nature. Gongs help to release, clear and rebalance the energy-body and nervous system.

Your journey will begin with a guided form of meditation called Yoga Nidra or “the sleep of awareness” which will support you to relax and to open to the sonic textures, tonal qualities and harmonic richness of a beautiful assortment of several gongs.

The Alchemy Gong Bath showcases the gong’s unique voice in the realm of sound healing and sound meditation. If you like gongs you’ll love this event! And if you are new to the sound of the gong or just beginning to explore sound baths you’ll have an opportunity to dive more deeply into the powerful magic of the gong.


  • Calm your body’s stress cycle
  • Boost your natural opiates.
  • Rest and restore your nervous system.
  • Connect with a deep sense of inner peace and well-being.
  • Enjoy an internal journey that is visionary and expansive.
  • Experience a blissful trance-like state equivalent to a good night’s sleep.
  • Enjoy being bathed in the healing frequencies, rich sonic layers and vibrant overtones of the gong.

Please bring a yoga mat to lie down on (thank you).

DOORS WILL CLOSE at 7:00 pm sharp for the first show and 9:00 pm sharp for the second show. There will be no admittance once the doors have been closed.

Additional items that can be helpful (but not required) are an extra blanket to cover yourself , a pillow for your head (or for under your knees), an eye covering or a water bottle.

*** Please help us to create as optimal an environment as possible for this event by arriving early to settle in to your space before we begin. We ask all participants to please use the restroom beforehand and not during the event if possible. Your community of meditators will appreciate you helping to maintain silence and stillness in the event space.

PLEASE NOTE: A gong sound bath has variable dynamics of intensity and volume in the form of sound waves. The tension and release of these dynamics are part of the process that supports the nervous system to strengthen and to develop resilience. However, if you have been diagnosed with PTSD, or are prone to be sensitive to the dynamics of volume, you may find this event contraindicated. Feel free to contact Loriel with any questions regarding participation. 

LORIEL STARR is a Certified Sound Practitioner, a Gong Yoga Therapist and a graduate of The Sound and Music in the Healing Arts Program of The California Institute of Integral Studies (2008). Loriel is the producer of “The Sound Mandala Experience”; one of San Francisco’s premier sound bath events and is also a member of The Sound Healing Symphony at Grace Cathedral. She is a certified practitioner of several somatic and psycho-spiritual practices; including Somatic Experiencing, Holotropic Breathwork and iRest Yoga Nidra. For more information on Loriel please

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Note : This event is non-refundable due to the limited ticket sales!