Exploring the Depth of Sound

An advanced training with Alchemy Crystal Bowls, Gongs, Voice and Qi Gong

July 10 - 17, 2021  •  Blue Spirit, Costa Rica

 Pre-Gong Training - July 3 & 4, 2020

 Pre-Gong Training - July 3 & 4, 2020

In this hands-on two-day workshop we will introduce you to the magical and mystical world of gongs.

In this 2 day workshop, you will create a good foundation that will prepare you to fully participate in the more advanced gong training offering during the Explore the Depths of Sound Retreat.

This pre-training has credit hours that will be added to the certificate of the advance training.

We will:

  • Explore the origins and historical usage of gongs...
  • Come to an understanding of the different types of gongs
  • Learn the basics of how to play gongs skillfully on a large number and variety of artisanal hand made gongs.
  • We will also visit through images the Paiste factory in Germany to see how gongs are made so you get a good understanding of the craftsmanship in each gong.
  • You will also be exposed to two Sound Journeys with gongs… experiencing firsthand their frequencies and healing potential.
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These 2 days of being fully immersed with gongs and their energy and frequencies, you will be confident in how to approach gongs efficiently and effectively.

The day will begin with a gentle Qi Gong practice to get you centered and grounded... It is from this state of mind and energy that we will approach the gongs

The cost for the 2-day training is $400.

Accommodation and food are at an additional cost. Please contact us for details.

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 Join Master Teachers, Tryshe Dhevney, Ayi & Michael Wong-Mayzel in Costa Rica for this unique retreat.


 Blue Spirit, Costa Rica


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We live in a vast ocean of vibration. All that exists in and beyond our world is vibrating and all that is vibrating is producing sound. We invite you to join us in exploring this Sound in the lush landscape of Costa Rica immersed in nature’s beauty. This transformational retreat, led by Ayi and Michael Wong Mayzel and Tryshe Dhevney, will be held at Blue Spirit, one of the foremost world-class yoga and meditation retreat centers in the world. In that space, we will create an immersive experience for hands-on learning that will focus on advancing your practice in Sound and Meditation.

Ayi and Michael will share their vast depth of knowledge in Sound by assisting you to increase your awareness and sensitivity to Sound through advanced gong techniques, handheld gongs, overtone instruments and Qi Gong practices. Your knowledge will increase dramatically by your experiences in receiving multiply themed Sound Journeys throughout the week.

You will experience how to increase the healing potential of sound by learning how to mix and incorporate a variety of overtone instruments along with crystal alchemy bowls and gongs.

Tryshe, an expert in the field of harmonic and vocal sound healing, will share vocal sound tools to help open your throat chakra, move stagnant energies and support your intuitive wisdom on a cellular level. She will teach you how to use your own voice as medicine, and guide you on pairing the tones of the Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls with the energy of your own voice to optimize restorative and integrative healing.



BLUE SPIRIT is a remarkably beautiful retreat center… located on the pristine shores of the Pacific Ocean in Costa Rica’s northwest coast. With a three-mile long beach at its doorstep, it’s both beautiful and welcoming.

Blue Spirit provides a nurturing environment for positive shifts and movement within… an exploration towards inner transformation and true relaxation.

Learn more about Blue Spirit Costa Rica 



Tryshe Dhevney - Sound Energy Expert

Tryshe Dhevney is a Sound Energy Expert, Author, International Speaker and Best-selling Sounds True Crystal Bowl Recording Artist.

She is recognized as an authority in the field of harmonic and vocal sound healing. For over three decades, she has pioneered and refined her highly effective sound energy healing and toning technique called SoundShifting™ & Crystal Sound Energy™ Practitioner training program.

Tryshe’s method for whole body transformation, inspires individuals to use their own voice to create wellbeing in their lives, and teaches simple techniques and attitudes that put health, wealth and wholeness within anyone’s grasp.

She is a repeat presenter offering prescriptive sound strategies with the University of Arizona Integrative Medicine Fellows and medical students, as well as the lead sound practitioner at the world-renowned Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort in Tucson, AZ.


Michael and Ayi Wong Mayzel

With the blend of their unique backgrounds, Michael and Ayi Wong Mayzel bring a special alchemy to the creation of sound. Their work has supported thousands of individuals across Europe, North America, Asia and Costa Rica. They work with diverse populations, professionals and large groups and institutions, including the music therapy department of one of the largest residential schools of special needs in the United States. Their firsthand knowledge in the creation of the instruments they use allow Ayi and Michael an intimate understanding of their uniqueness and infinite potential.

Qigong 7:00
Breakfast 8:00
Workshop 9:00 - 12:00
Lunch 12:00 - 2:00
Workshop 2:00 - 4:00
Dinner 6:00 - 7:30
Evening Session 8:00 - 9:00

Wednesday afternoons will be a day off for all to relax and participate in local activities in the area. Optional Evening dinner out with group.


To register, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page or click the button below to send an email. If sending an email, please include your full name, contact info, address and accommodation preference.

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Your stay at Blue Spirit offers you a comfortable and elegant accommodation of your choice, delicious gourmet vegetarian cuisine, a salt-water infinity pool, koi pond, café, gift shop, spa and longevity services, outdoor excursions, and complimentary wireless service.

 OCEAN VIEW  $3,300  $3,840
 MOUNTAIN VIEW  $3,200  $3,700
 NATURE SUITES  $3,050  $3,500
 HERMITAGE  $2,875  $3,150
 ECO COTTAGE  $2,500  $2,745
All prices are in US Dollars. Includes Accommodation, 3 meals per day & Registration

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Registration includes:

  • Your chosen accommodation
  • Three healthy and delicious meals a day
  • The use of all Blue Spirit facilities

 Payment Schedule and Cancellation Policy:

 Payment Schedule
  • A non-refundable deposit of $700.00 is due at the time of registration. This deposit is non-refundable. You are also welcome to pay in full upon registering.
  • Payment in full is due no later than June 4, 2020 (30 days prior to retreat start).

 Cancellation Policy
  • Please understand that our cancellation policy is firm.
  • The $700.00 per person deposit is non-refundable.
  • If you have paid in full and cancel on or before June 11, 2020, you will receive a full refund less your deposit of $700.00.
  • There will be no refunds available after June 11, 2020, unless we are able to sell your room to a new participant.
  • Please note that your reservation is not finalized until you have received confirmation from us.



Accommodation in the main building: Ocean View Rooms, Mountain View Rooms and Hermitage Rooms.
Nature Suites, and Eco Cottages are down a hill from the main building… accessed by a set of stairs through the garden.

  • Ocean View

    Ocean View

    These double rooms have step-out balconies and beautiful ocean views. The rooms are tastefully furnished and provide the perfect space for two people. Each room has a king-sized bed or two twins, with a private bathroom with solar hot water and air conditioning.

  • Mountain View

    Mountain View

    This double room has a step-out balcony and large windows with an extraordinary mountain view. The room is tastefully furnished and provides the perfect space for two people. It has a king-sized bed or two twins with a private bathroom with solar hot water and air conditioning.

  • Nature Suites

    Nature Suites

    Nature Suites are very cozy and located on a hillside overlooking the lush vegetation. They have private bathrooms with an outdoor shower overlooking the jungle. Each Suite sleeps two people and includes a separate enclosed porch with a desk. All Suites have solar hot water as well as air conditioning.

  • Hermitage


    These rooms are specifically designed for singles and provide privacy and elegance, while being cozy and inexpensive. Many of these rooms have partial views of the ocean and others of the mountains nearby, a queen-sized bed, a private bathroom with solar hot water and a natural ventilation system.

  • Eco Cottage

    eco Cottage

    The cottages are beautifully situated in lush vegetation, allowing for an intimate experience with nature. Each Cottage sleeps two people and has a private bathroom with ambient temperature water shower, or you can use our shared bathhouse with hot water showers. Everything runs on solar powered electricity to provide a comfortable and ecological setting.

All rooms have a safety box large enough to fit a 17" laptop computer.


Note: Pre-Gong Training is also available on July 3rd and 4th.

The retreat starts after dinner on Saturday, July 4th, which is the day that you will check-in at Blue Spirit.

It may be possible to stay a few extra nights either before or after the retreat. Please contact to inquire about room availability.

The retreat ends on Friday night July 10 after dinner. Saturday on July 11 at 10:00 a.m. will be your check out day from Blue Spirit.

Additional practical information regarding your stay can be found at:

Retreat Signup

To register for this upcoming retreat, please fill in the form below. We will be back in touch with you to confirm your reservation. Fee information is shown above. PayPal link is below. For E-transfer instructions, please contact us via email or this contact form.

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