September 6th


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About The Event

September 6th 2021

  • MONDAY 9/6/21 [Past]


    Settle into the energy of the gongs with 30 minutes of gentle body-awareness movement, then continue the sound immersion until 6:15pm.

    This event is free, but space is limited. Register now to secure your spot! Please bring whatever you need to be comfortable - yoga mat, blanket, pillow, water, eye mask, etc.


    Experience a cosmic Gong Sound Immersion for your body, mind, and spirit! This sound energy experience can open pathways to relax, quiet your mind, balance energy, meditate, release emotional tension, have a spiritual experience, heal, or just fall asleep. Simply lie back and let the transformative sound of the gongs meet you where you are and take you where you need to go!


    Awaken your inner world. Let’s discover together how to ignite your inner wisdom into your daily life. Let’s invite the seed of unity to come through, sprout, and be a force of powerful change inside you. Ultimately, this work is to affirm life; it has the potential to lead us to Truth and awaken us.

In-Person Event


We are welcoming all of our Ojai community members who are registering for this event. Since the new order from Ventura County Health Office, all individuals in the county need to wear a face-covering in all indoor settings for the control of COVID-19. Please see the county website for more information here:

Roger Tjoelker

Get To Know

Roger Tjoelker, founder of Transformative Sound LLC, is a professional gong player based in Seattle, Washington. Formerly a corporate CFO and CIO, he first heard the gong played well at a Transformational Breath® Seminar and instantly knew that he had to learn to play and bring this amazing sound energy to others. He now offers Gong Sound Immersion group events and individual sessions in the Seattle area, and occasionally tours the west coast. Roger uses several gongs and a variety of mallets to provide a full spectrum of transformative sound energy.

“Gongs have opened up new worlds for me to explore and have transformed my life beyond imagination. They've become part of my spiritual journey. I find that creating sound energy with Gongs is a wonderful way to promote and enhance the well-being of all.”

Roger Tjoelker

Transformative Sound

Francesca Michelle Gold

Get To Know

I teach yoga as a path of self-inquiry and optimal physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Above all, I’m a student and hope to learn something from you one day. I’m completing my Masters Degree in Yoga Studies at Loyola Marymount University which includes the study of Sanskrit and the historical, cultural, religious, sociological dimensions of Yoga. I’m a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and of Samata International. I’m a 1000-hour Certified Yoga Therapy certification at Loyola Marymount University which includes formal supervised training by experts in both the medical and holistic wellness fields. This program includes in-depth training in anatomy, physiology, psychology, Ayurveda, mindfulness-based stress reduction, clinical research, mental wellness (depression, anxiety, PTSD, etc), biomechanics, neurology, and many other areas.

Yoga is about self-knowledge, connection, and relationship. It’s doing something new that one wasn’t able to do previously. It is for the humanitarian in us all; engage in this life-affirming path that has the potential to lead us to Truth through the lens of connectedness and embodiment of the sacred. The first, and perhaps last, step is to enter, engage with, and untangle the inner world.

I received my 200 & 500-hour certifications through the Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy and received a second 500-hour training in 2015 with an emphasis in Yoga Therapy. I received an undergraduate degree in Psychology, with honors, and minors in Philosophy and Public Policy in 2009. I’ve been a life-long competitive artistic roller figure skater and have competed at the National level five times in my skating career as well as hundreds of competitions over a 20+year period. This art was one of my first balance and meditation teachers; I’d sometimes train upwards of 30 hours a week.

I’m hired by a wide variety of individuals, organizations, and corporations to lead classes, workshops, and retreats (Netflix, Redbull, and much more). I’ve taught in a variety of clinical, professional, and educational settings as well as in advanced 500-hour Yoga teacher trainings. My classes and private sessions are grounded, practical, and accessible, while also being enlightening and inspiring. I teach movement as a systematic and intuitive approach to life.

Francesca Gold

Namenah Yoga Therapy