Barbara’s Bio

This page is intended to give you more information about Barbara Cole, her training, and her events!

Barbara Cole is a Stress-Relief Specialist, meditation mentor, Gong Master/Teacher, Certified Infinite Possibilities Trainer and Reiki Master/Teacher. Having lived in several countries, she has had the opportunity to study many different forms of spirituality and meditation. Barbara’s real-world teaching style and down-to-earth way of relating helps people to feel safe and comfortable when learning new things. She has found that teaching others how to meditate and heal themselves is her greatest passion and life’s purpose.  This has led to her “Meditation IN Education” movement which holds the vision of seeing meditation taught and practiced in every classroom on the planet! Barbara also enjoys teaching and mentoring within the corporate and at-risk communities.  More information on her work can be found at and

Barbara had the honor of being the Gong Master/Teacher at Wanderlust Oahu 2015 – A conscious music, yoga, and meditation festival!

More about Barbara’s work:

Barbara Cole, founder of Project Inner Peace, is a Stress Relief Specialist, Gong Master/Teacher, & Reiki Master/Teacher. She was trained on the gong in 2010 by the world-renowned Grand-Gong Master, Don Conreaux, who was a direct student of Yogi Bhajan! Don is one of the first 5 Kundalini yoga teachers designated in the US by Yogi Bhajan, and still travels the world teaching teachers to teach teachers! Barbara began teaching the gong in 2012 and now some of her students are also teaching. She arrived on Oahu in February 2014, and co-founded the sound healing space, Soundshala.

Barbara is NOT a certified yoga instructor, so she does not teach yoga. She does sometimes include gentle movement and breath in her events, but nothing difficult at all. Barbara is the most experienced, most highly-trained Gong Master/Teacher in Hawaii, with thousands of hours of playing, for thousands of people. Her passion is to raise the consciousness of the human race, and sound healing with the gongs certainly accomplishes that! She also uses crystal bowls and other instruments to add to the sound journey, and she loves collaborating with yoga teachers and musicians.

Barbara has had wonderful results with some yoga studios thus far on North Shore in collaborating with some of their teachers during their yoga sessions, and she has been holding successful monthly and semi-monthly events at other studios and centers around the island. She also has provided Gong sessions and lessons at hospitals, retreats, incarceration facilities, recovery centers, seminars, schools, and large corporations.

Her movement is called “The Science of Stress Relief – Using Ancient Tools to Solve Modern Problems”.  Here is some of the science behind the Gong and it’s abilities to assist in relieving stress:

With stress being one of the leading causes of anxiety, unhappiness, and major illness such as heart disease and cancer, experts agree that reducing stress is vital to our health.  Barbara shows her students simple breathing and relaxation techniques that reduce stress and improve well-being. These are tools that each person can take home with them to continue their self-healing. Barbara is adamant that we all heal ourselves, and does not call herself a “Healer” or a “Guru”.



Barbara also utilizes ancient instruments, such as Gongs, crystal bowls and other sound vibration tools and technologies to create vibrations which impact brainwaves. This stimulates the Corpus Colosseum, the bridge between the right and left brain hemispheres, synchronizing the two hemispheres which creates balance, clarity, creativity and productivity. These tools have been scientifically proven to slow the brainwaves into the theta and delta brain states which provides a gateway to profound relaxation. These sound healing tools have also been found to positively influence respiratory rate and heart rate, which in turn enhances one’s immune system.

Sound vibration reaches a person at the cellular level and re-balances the physical, emotional and spiritual bodies. Every guest’s experience will always be unique to them in how it reaches them physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. One absolute fact we have witnessed time and time again is that each person experiences deep relaxation which relieves them of stress and anxiety.


Barbara is available for both private and public events, as well as one-on one sessions. She also loves to travel with the gongs and has been invited to join retreats held by others in Bali, Mexico, and France!  Barbara had the honor of being the Gong Master/Teacher at Wanderlust Oahu 2015 – A conscious music, yoga, and meditation festival!

Book your event or session with Barbara today by emailing or call/text 561-523-8395561-523-8395.

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