Tina Maria Stahl is the founding director and daily leader of Gong Academy and is passionately conducting trainings and courses in how to play the gong, gongbath and gong puja, as well as well as organizing international retreats and trainings.

If you wish to know more about the instruments we import to Denmark, the gong events & trainingprograms. Contact@gong-academy.com

In 2019 she partook in the first ever Gong Teacher Training (GTT) program with Gong Grandmaster Don Conreaux and Gongmuse Surana dedicated to be gonging for world peace and is currently helping students and teachers to find the gong of their dreams.

She met Yogi Bhajan, Master of Kundalini Yoga at a young age, at the summer kundalini Yoga camp in Loches, France in 1980. On her 21st birthday Yogi Bhajan gave a Rebirthing Workshop, in her home town Copenhagen, and that was to be the beginning of a lifetime dedikation to live, teach and share the teachings and science of KY.

 Yogi Ji introduced Tina Maria to the Gong in the early 1990’ies, now with nearly 30 years experience she is the CEO of Gong-Academy and Kundalini Yoga Denmark.

She studied healing with Master of Sat Nam Rasayan healing Guru Dev Singh since 1994 and holds a SNR L2 degree. Currently studying for L3 under personal guidance of Guru Dev Singh.

In 2018 Tina Maria traveled extensively with Grand Gong Master Don Conreaux, Gong muse Surana through Slovenia, Bosnia and Croatia with 30 Gong Players from all over the world for the Gong Caravan of Peace.

The Gong Caravan of Peace is organizing free concerts throughout the Balkan region, offering Sacred Healing sound of the Gong to areas that has been devastated by the pain and horrors of war.

A journeywoman is a skilled worker who has successfully completed an official apprenticeship qualification in a building trade or craft. Journeywomen are considered competent and authorized to work in that field as a fully qualified employee. They earn their license by education, supervised experience and examination.
Although journeywomen have completed a trade certificate and are allowed to work as employees, they may not yet work as self-employed master craftsmen.

The term was originally used in the medieval trade guilds. Journeywomen were paid each day. The word “journey” is derived from journal, meaning “day” in French. Each individual guild generally recognised three ranks of workers: apprentices, journeywomen, and masters.

A journeywoman, as a qualified tradeswoman could become a master and run their own business, but most continued working as employees. Guidelines were put in place to promote responsible tradeswomen, who were held accountable for their own work and to protect the individual trade and the general public from unskilled workers.

To become a master, traditionally one has to submit a master piece of work to a guild for evaluation. This is excately what I have been working on with my teacher silversmith Martin Bläse during the past few years.

For a month every year I travel to Germany to live and learn the skills of forging and tuning instruments directly from him in his workplace.Only after evaluation can a journeywoman be admitted to the guild as a master.

Updated December 2020