About Laughter Yoga
Laughter Yoga is a unique exercise routine that is fast sweeping the world and is a complete wellbeing workout. It is the brainchild of Dr. Madan Kataria, an Indian physician from Mumbai who started the first laughter club in a park on March 13, 1995, with just five people. Today, it has become a worldwide phenomenon with more than 6000 social laughter clubs in 65 countries.
Laughter Yoga combines unconditional laughter with yogic breathing (Pranayama). Anyone can laugh for no reason, without relying on humor, jokes or comedy. Laughter is simulated as a body exercise in a group but with eye contact and childlike playfulness, it soon turns into real and contagious laughter.
Laugh, Learn, Lead ... Become a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader!
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Serious FUN starts here in CENTRAL FLORIDA, the world’s ultimate playground! Rediscover what it’s like to feel like a kid as you earn your LAUGHTER YOGA LEADER CERTIFICATION in two JOY-filled days of LAUGHTER and learning … just a hop, skip, and jump away from the thrills of Universal, the splash of Gulf Coast beaches, and the magic of Disney! What could be more supercalifragilisticexpialidocious?!
Energize, De-pressurize, and Mobilize your Workforce ... with Laughter!
Employees of USIS®—an Orlando, Florida-based company that provides third party administration and managed care services for Workers' Compensation and liability claims—got a taste of how laughter really is good medicine during a Laughter Yoga session at their offices. Led by “PositiveLY Pat” Conklin, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher, the group of 12 nurses and two medical assistance personnel from the AmeriSys Medical Management division of USIS® laughed their stress away during their staff meeting.
The hilarity was contagious, reverberating through the four walls of the conference room where the Laughter Yoga session was held. Hearing the uproarious laughter pouring into the adjacent hallways, USIS® employees from other areas of the building asked what the fun was all about—and found themselves laughing, too!
After the session, Suzanne Masters, supervisor of the group of now-merry medical professionals, remarked, “This was awesome. A great stress relief, especially at this (holiday) time of year.”
Weeks later, Suzanne reported that her staff was still laughing! Very good, very good, yay!
Members of Suzanne’s staff added: “Very good feeling—laughing! Love it. Ha Ha Ha!”
Play. Dance. Love. LAUGH!
... at RASA-LILA FEST 2014—TAMPA BAY!
Calling all yogis, yoginis, holistic healers, wellness enthusiasts, festival fans … and, of course, laughter lovers! JOYn me at Rasa-Lila Fest 2014 – Tampa Bay for a HAPPYning that's overflowing with yoga, meditation, live music, holistic workshops and lectures, paddle boarding, rock climbing, children's yoga, vendors, a guruvin yoga bhakti bash... and LAUGHTER (YOGA)! The fun starts at 7:00 PM on Friday, October 10, with the Friday night pre-fest and continues through 10:00 PM on Saturday, October 11, at Camp Brorein, 16901 Boy Scout Road, Odessa, Florida 33556.
(Many thanks to John Sexton Photography and Rasa-Lila Fest for providing this photo.)
I’m excited and delighted to be teaching LAUGHTER YOGA at Rasa-Lila Fest for my fourth time on Saturday, October 11, at 1:30 PM in the Yogani Studio Hall. Come exercise your unalienable right to pursue happiness with a Laughter Yoga HA-ppy Hour that's sure to fill your cup with laughter and rejuvenate your entire being with a jigger of (alcohol-free) joy!
We've had so much fun laughing at past Rasa-Lila Fests! Watch our joyfulness in action here: Laughter Yoga Orlando @ Rasa-Lila Fest 2012 – Tampa Bay, Florida. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE THIS YEAR!