Mehtab Benton is the originator and author of Gong Yoga, the first book on using the gong in the practice of yoga. He has trained hundreds of yoga teachers, therapists, and musicians in the art of playing the gong. He is a lifelong Kundalini Yoga practitioner and teacher and has trained teachers in Hatha and Kundalini Yoga for over 18 years. He is a certified Vedic Astrologer with an international practice. Mehtab is the author of Gong Yoga, Astrology Yoga, Teaching Gong Yoga, and Gong Therapy.

Mehtab is the originator and author of Gong Yoga, the first book and course on using the gong with the practices of yoga and meditation. His book, Teaching Gong Yoga, has been used in yoga teacher training classes by teachers of all disciplines, and his book Gong Therapy has provided the foundation for teaching sound healers, healing professionals, and yoga teachers how to use the gong therapeutically. 

Mehtab is a life-long astrologer who discovered the spiritual potency of using Indian or Vedic Astrology to guide people in finding their dharma and life purpose. He is a mentor in the American College of Vedic Astrology and has trained yoga students and teachers in the basics of using astrology with their spiritual journey. His book Astrology Yoga is the first and most comprehensive book that integrates the practice of Yoga with the wisdom of Jyotish (Vedic Astrology).

He and his wife Laura, or Guru Karam, have lived in Austin, Texas for over 40 years where they have taught yoga together in the five yoga studios they founded in 1997.

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Mehtab Benton is an amazing teacher with a comprehensive mastery of some of the higher yoga teachings (including Jyotish and Gong Yoga). He delivers them with much authenticity and joy. I have rarely met a master who is also so authentic and can’t wait for next retreat with him and his wife Guru Karam.
– Hari Bhajan Kaur

Mehtab is a light, joy and treasure to learn from – truly a master of his craft. He holds the container of a class with integrity, humor and honesty, and is a delight to learn from.
-Jenna H

Mehtab is an amazingly humble, humorous, experienced and delightful teacher. His master’s touch of teaching allows students to learn by exploration and direct experience in a supportive and warm hearted environment. His wealth of knowledge was beautifully interwoven with interactive sessions. And he selects the best locations!
– Christine & Roger, Sydney, Australia