June 21, 2023 6:00pm

Sound Meditation with Franck Raharinosy and Mary Reilly Nichols

Franck Raharinosy | Mary Reilly Nichols



Wednesday, June 21


$25 | In-Person

Join sound gong master Franck Raharinosy and Mary Reilly Nichols, Director of Nalanda Instituteā€™s Yoga for an evening seance of sound: starting with a series of light, gentle movements and a deep breathing exercise to relax your body and mind, the experience then proceeds to offer a deep meditation through sound that unlocks unique states of relaxation and mindfulness.

Our nervous and adrenal systems can recuperate by addressing the energetic stressors inherent in NYC living. Gong meditations, a type of Sound therapy, have been around for thousands of years as a way of healing. Multiple tones and overtones build as it is played, creating layers of sounds that can be directly felt by those experiencing it. Emotionally it helps to quieten the mind.

The gong is said to cut through the ego, leaving a person to be their authentic self. The benefits one can get from being exposed to the tones of the gongs are numerous yet vary considerably from significant improvements in the quality of their sleep, a better ability to cope with stress, and a sense of familiarity with stillness and contentment.


Franck Raharinosy is an Intuitive, Sound Practitioner and co-founder of the ping-pong social clubs, SPIN. His natural compassionate, caring, and warm energy makes him an amazing space holder and a beautiful person to be around. His personal experience with sound showed him the power of slowing down, being more present, and feeling grounded. The transformation made him want to study and practice this healing modality and share it as a gift with his friends, family, work team, and people in need. He has been guiding Sound Meditations since early 2016 and has worked with over 1000 clients: in private, family, group, and corporate settings. Franck is continuously working with various companies and organizations, including Equinox, Habitas, Airbnb, Mindbloom, The National Arts Club, NeueHouse, SOUK Studio, Pure Yoga, Casa Cipriani, Wollman Rink, Amex, Walmart, Leica, Tibet House US.
Mary Reilly Nichols, Director of Nalanda Instituteā€™s Yoga, Mind & Spirit, has been teaching meditation and yoga philosophy for over 3 decades. She spent ten years teaching a breath based therapy in the treatment of stuttering and now teaches breathing, mindful practices and stress management in corporate and medical settings. Mary holds a BA in anthropology from Harvard University, and completed five years of residency in the meditation ashrams of Swami Muktananda both in India and in the US.

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