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Professional Development for Teachers and other Educators

Stress and burnout are common for teachers and other school personnel. Limited supplies, low pay, large classes, unsupportive families and administrations that are bound by rules and regulations contribute to this. There have been walkouts recently in LA and Denver by teachers to protest…

440 Lafayette Street is a wonderful space to laugh in. The building is all rehearsal studios and theatrical spaces. It is filled with young energy. Our room, 3F has a piano, lots of room and a good vibe. Hope to see you this Wednesday…

Another New Space Found

We have yet another new space for our club!!! For the rest of November, we will be meeting at Playwrights Downtown, at 440 Lafayette Street in suite 3F! This is just below Astor Place. This is a rental space and classes will be $10…

From an interview with Dr. Kataria:

Laughter yoga helps remove the baggage of the past. It is like a psychological release of emotions. When you laugh without a reason you become more mindful, flexible and open.      

Yoga is connecting

As I always say, “yoga” means “to connect”.  It can be with God, with your own spirit, with Nature, or one of the other creatures who share our world. Enjoy!

New Laughter Yoga Leader Training

To greet the spring, on April 7th and 8th, there will be a laughter yoga training in Manhattan. The class features 16 hours of instruction and hands on practice for an in-depth embrace of the practice. When complete, you will be prepared to lead…

Snow is nothing to laugh about… or is it? Church laughter postponed to March 10th

Hillsdale is getting a late winter storm with an expected 6-12 inches of snow. Power outages throughout the county are rampant. To keep everyone off the roads and safe, the Laughter Yoga session originally scheduled for March 3rd will be postponed until March 10th…

Laughter Yoga – Great Therapy For Depression

We are already aware that Laughter Yoga is a great exercise routine that alleviates depression and generates a positive mental attitude. Here is a report of a psychiatrist in Michigan City, who gave due credit to laughter therapy, as being a major reason for…

Four new Certified Laughter Yoga Leaders are born!

What a wonderful enriching experience it was- my first opportunity to use the skills i have been honing to teach people how to use the tools of this practice to create joy. Aided by one gentleman who was taking this as a refresher, and…

The more you practice, the easier it becomes…

The Glenholme School Parents weekend

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Laughter Yoga at the Omega Institute

India and Laughter Yoga Teacher Training

INTRODUCTION I started doing laughter yoga almost two years ago. It was a lucky accident that has changed my life. My yoga class at the rec center changed its time and i could not leave work early enough to get there. The internet pointed…

Why is there Happy Hour?

and not, say,  “Happy Day?” There is something called Science of Happiness. People want to understand what is necessary to have more of this elusive thing. Components of happiness include gratitude, altruism, and connections with other humans. Laughter yoga helps provide the connectivity and…

This Sunday at the Art Annex in Hillsdale, NY

If you are in the Berkshires/Columbia County area this weekend, join us at the Art Annex Sunday July 16th, at 11am, for some pranayama (breathing), stretching and Hasya yoga, aka Laughter yoga. The Art Annex is adjacent to the wonderful Mirror Mirror consignment store,…

Tonight’s group was high impact, high energy!!!

Tonight’s Wednesday laughter Club had a fantastic turnout-a mix of new people, experienced people and old-timers. Believe it or not, I don’t always feel like laughing. It’s like not wanting to go to the gym. You don’t feel like going and you know how…

The benefits of laughter yoga are cumulative

As you practice laughter yoga over time, your threshold for laughter becomes lower. Laughter allows one to be able to lighten one’s mood in the face of challenges. This allows a space to detach from pressing problems; to stand back and gain perspective. It is called “de-identifying:” You…

Gould Farm

I returned to Gould Farm today for a laughter yoga session with residents and staff. The session was marked by hilarity, real and intentional.  All but one of today’s group had laughed with me before last month. The group remembered some of the exercises and…