Therapeutic Laughter breakout session for a Palliative Care Summit
at OU Medicine, Samis Family Education Center on using Laughter Yoga as an Exercise Program with Therapeutic Effects
Ease any Dis-Ease - Tap Your Internal Pharmacy
Are you not sure about investing in the two day certification workshop - Find out the basics at a
One Day retreat - Basic Laughter Yoga Learning Class
Six Hours 9 am to noon free lunch 1 pm to 4 pm Enroll $90
The Essentials of Purposeful Laughter - Basic Learning Course is a six hour experiential workshop where participants get a basic knowledge about Laughter Yoga and how it works. Students will learn about the immeasurable benefits it provides for the body and mind, helping foster a habit of levity and joy in life.
The cost is just $90 and includes lunch and a comprehensive pocket-book by founder Dr. Kataria covering all the basics!
Text or call Ellen at 405-818-7997 to share your needs for scheduling the next one. If you want to look at options - Call!
If you decide to enroll later for the two day training your fee for the retreat will be subtracted from the $295 training tuition.
The course covers the history, benefits and basic components of Laughter Yoga including yogic breathing and laughter meditation. Participants will gain expertise using laughter as a transformation tool that lowers stress levels, improves sense of well-being, self-esteem, flexibility and emotional intelligence. The fun day offers information and an experience of Laughter Yoga and Laughter Meditation. Techniques for intentional laughter as exercise from Laughter Yoga will ignite your innate natural laughter to help restore and improve wellness of mind, body and spirit.
Practice sessions will inspire students to establish a regular habit of laughing alone or sharing laughter with others. Along with singing, dancing and playing, this important element of a joyful life – laughing on purpose - is mastered by attending this course. Every student will take home the new Basic Learning Course Pocket Book, a well written and comprehensive guide to Laughter Yoga written by the founder in India, Dr. Madan Kataria.
Lose weight by laughing a lot!
Tips shared at recent Weight Watchers event.
Tips to Add more Laughter to Your Life! Nourish the inner spirit of laughter – positive mental attitude. Be intentional to foster a Loving, Caring, Giving state of mind. Embrace empathy and forgiveness – Be a Happiness Bringer - smiles, laughs and compliments. • Identify your stressors -do laughter exercises targeting them • Laugh in the bathroom, showering • Laugh in the car – release stress, in traffic jams, release road rage – haaaa haaaa haaaaa ha ha ha ha (a mantra)
Laughing usually makes most of us feel more positive about life, this can help us feel better about ourselves and make us more motivated to lose those excess pounds.
Put signs up around your kitchen, home office or in your car to remind you to LAUGH. Smile, breathe, drink water, slowly, LAUGH watching second hand – 60 seconds.
Sip water. Decide to laugh more or not.
Smile. Breathe, move, dance, stretch, water sip. ETC.
Practice eating with a smile, slow, mindful, chewing and pausing to savor each flavor. Slow.
What: World Laughter Day Celebrations
What’s unique: We laugh for no reason at all; for better health, joy and world peace. Positively amazing visuals. Great audio. Many people with inspiring stories. Laughter Yoga is non-political, non-religious, non-competitive.
When: April 30– World Laughter Day and promoting the daily practice of intentional laughing
Where: Shawnee Mission Park and wherever you are – Driving, on the Phone, Alone, in Laughter Clubs
Contact: Ellen Mercer, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher (CLYT) Trainer, Leader, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
405-947-2653 LNMirther@cox.net www.LaughterMovesU.com
Or locally Rey Peterson 913-706-9712 firstname.lastname@example.org
LAUGHING MOVEMENT’S GOAL IS WORLD PEACE
World Laughter Day is being celebrated May 1st to promote peace around the world. Greater Kansas City will have a fun laughter gathering on Saturday, April 30 at 9:30 AM at Shawnee Mission Park near shelter one. Interested participants of all ages are invited to gather to just laugh for the health of it, joining positive energies with people worldwide.
This laughter session is planned to raise awareness about the Laughter Yoga movement where intentional laughter becomes an exercise, playfully connecting people as they laugh face-to face. Many published studies document the impressive benefits of extended hearty belly laughter for the overall wellness of mind, body and spirit. This practice includes laughing, movement and yoga style deep breathing exercises but might look more like kids playing or a group mime session than any form of traditional yoga. Engaging regularly in laughter exercises is a wonderful opportunity to allow your inner child out to play, even though it may feel weird and unfamiliar at first. First timers regularly declare at the end of a session that they feel uplifted, sore in new places and invigorated.
Laughter Yoga is a wellness practice started in 1995 by Madan Kataria, a medical doctor in India. He established the celebration of World Laughter Day in 1998 on the first Sunday of May around the world. Kataria shares that “The celebration of World Laughter Day is a positive manifestation for world peace and is intended to build up a global consciousness of brotherhood and friendship through laughter.” http://laughteryoga.org/english/events/world_laughter_day
Kansas City to Sizzle with Laughter
Laughter Yoga Leader Certification is being offered in Overland Park on May 6-7 by “Laughter Professional”, Ellen Mercer of Oklahoma City. She was first exposed to Laughter Yoga in 2007, at a holistic health fair in Chickasha, OK, where she laughed so hard that tears were flowing. Realizing that regularly practicing these fun belly laughter sessions might improve her health and her joy level, Ellen decided to embrace Laughter Yoga. It has profoundly changed her life and the way she processes challenges.
After attending weekly Laughter Clubs a while Mercer enrolled in a weekend Laughter Yoga Leader certification workshop where she learned the techniques for using laughter as a wellness tool. The class was taught by Oklahoma’s first laughter yogi, a young man who journeyed to Paris, France a year earlier to train directly under the movements’ founder (begun in 1995),Dr. Madan Kataria from India. Ellen began sharing her new skills in the fundamentals of breathing and laughing as an exercise protocol. She was invited to bring laughter moves to groups around Oklahoma; nurses, therapists, physicians, counselors, clowns, court reporters, teachers, hospice staff, social workers, support groups, social clubs, senior groups and students of all ages.
Mercer shared that Kansas City does already have a handful of Laughter Yoga enthusiasts and is ready for more. Those wishing to learn more about this activity might visit the international website www.LaughterYoga.org or find out about local happenings at www.EllenMercer.com
With a degree in nutrition, Ellen Mercer, views laughter as a whole food remedy for body, mind and emotions. Oklahoma’s most experienced Certified Laughter Yoga Leader and Teacher/trainer is planning to certify more people next month in the Omaha area. Mercer was certified as a trainer in 2010 and has since taught 20 workshops to Certify Laughter Yoga Leaders from Oklahoma and surrounding states.