March 26, 2023 6:00pm

Sound Meditation with Franck Raharinosy, Mary Reilly Nichols, and Viktoryia Kukandzina

Franck Raharinosy | Mary Reilly Nichols | Viktoryia Kukandzina



Sunday, March 26, 2023

6:00 – 7:30pmĀ  ET

$25 | 90 minutes


Join sound gong master Franck Raharinosy, Mary Reilly Nichols, Director of Nalanda Instituteā€™s Yoga, and breathwork practitioner Viktoryia Kukandzina 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.


Viktoryia Kukandzina is a kundalini yoga teacher, sound meditation, and breathwork practitioner. Her journey into the world of yoga, sound, and meditation started in early 2019 when she was first introduced to these modalities by her dear friend. A beautiful transformation followed. These experiences helped her to see how ā€œfrozenā€ she had been for so many years, the amount of tension and suppressed emotions she held in her body, and the importance of release and deep relaxation. Fascinated by the incredible ability of these techniques to move the energy and quiet the mind, Viktoryia has been teaching and guiding these experiences for the past two years.
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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