Join us for a week of Sacred Instrument Training


Michael Ayi Gongs


 Ayi and Michael Wong Mayzel are Shanti Sounds Costa Rica

With the blend of their unique backgrounds, Michael and Ayi bring a special alchemy to the creation of sound… sharing Sound Journeys and teaching in Europe, North America and Costa Rica. Their work has supported thousands of individuals, as well as professionals, larger groups and institutions, including training the music therapy department of one of the largest residential school of special needs in the United States.
Their firsthand knowledge in the creation of the instruments they teach allow Michael and Ayi an intimate understanding of their uniqueness and potential.



Join Us at Blue Spirit Costa Rica

Surrounded by the lush beauty of nature at Blue Spirit, Shanti Sounds Costa Rica will guide you in learning how to play Gongs, Crystal Tones Alchemy Bowls and other healing instruments, with a special emphasis on sensitizing the body to feel vibration and frequency more clearly, which creates a deeply embodied understanding of sound.

Infinity Pool Crystal Bowls

Learn more about Blue Spirit Costa Rica 

The retreat will support and facilitate your own practice, enabling you to offer sacred sounds in your yoga, Qi Gong classes and to share Sound Journeys of your own with others. As the official distributor of Paiste and Oetken Gongs as well as Crystal Tones Singing bowls in Costa Rica, you will learn on over 80 beautiful artisan instruments. 


In this retreat , you will learn fundamentals, as well as advanced techniques, playing gongs and crystal bowls in the natural beauty of Costa Rica, which will prepare you to facilitate your own practice as well as create and share sound journeys with others.

Join Shanti Sounds at Blue Spirit Costa Rica

Sound Meditation or Qigong practice 7:00 - 7:45
Breakfast Buffet 7:45 - 8:30
Workshop 9:30 - 12:00
Lunch Buffet 12:00 - 1:30
Workshop 3:00 - 5:00
Sound Journey 5:00 - 6:00
Dinner Buffet 6:00 - 7:30
Evening Program 7:45 - 9:00

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.



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.

  • Sound Journey
  • Group Gong Retreat
  • Chi Gong
  • Winding Stair
  • Nature Studio
  • Beach Walk
 NATURE SUITES  $2,499  $2,999
 HERMITAGE  $2,229  $2,499
 ECO COTTAGE  $1,999  $2,280
 Nosara locals rate (all food and activities, no sleeping accommodation) ~ $975
All prices are in US Dollars.

Shanti Sounds Gong Group

Tuition includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Three meals per day
  • Use of all Blue Spirit facilities
  • Discount on participation of the Puja
  • Completion Certificates to all participants
  • 50 hours of Educational Credits (including Puja)


  • $500 non-refundable deposit due on registration.
  • Balance of payment is due on November 1, 2019.
  • Does not include airfare.

The week will culminate in a special event: An optional all night Gong Puja held on the Saturday evening at the end of the retreat. Please contact us for further information.


  • 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.

  • Platform Tent

    Platform Tent

    Each Platform Tent has a queen-sized air mattress and is placed on a platform under a wooden roof for protection against the sun and rain. The Tents are surrounded by nature and close to a shared bathhouse. All linen, pillows, and towels are provided to guests. Guests in the Tents can bring valuables to be stored in the safety box at Reception at no charge.

All rooms (except the platform tents) have a safety box large enough to fit a 17" laptop computer.

Retreat Signup

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