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Laughter Yoga Venice

WE'RE NOT LAUGHING BECAUSE WE ARE HAPPY

WE ARE HAPPY BECAUSE WE LAUGH!


COME & GET 

YOUR GIGGLE ON FOR 

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL WELLBEING!


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NEWSFLASH!

We now have 3 sessions a week for you!!!

During this time of physical distancing, we are continuing to host 2 of our LAUGHTER sessions on ZOOM and we are delighted to be back at Centennial Park on Saturday mornings too!

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LAUGHTER, MERRIMENT & THE

PRODUCTION OF HEALTHY 

HEALING HORMONES IS WHAT 

YOU WILL EXPERIENCE AT EACH SESSION!

All sessions are free!  No registration is necessary!

 All times are eastern standard/daylight time...


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Please dress as you would for a regular session,

and wear your own silly hats and stuff if you have them…. 

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TO ZOOM:

All you need to do is ...

download a free app called ZOOM on your computer, tablet or smart phone! (we found it at zoom.us )

Once you have it you are set to join in by coming to this website and clicking on the zoom link of the day below!

*Our ZOOM ROOM opens 10 minutes before our scheduled sessions, zoom in early and say hi!

ALL TIMES EASTERN STANDARD -IE: NYC TIME

...Wednesdays @9:30am*...

 Wednesday Zoom Link:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/698695527?pwd=dGhLMVNjK0JJM3dxNzgvZTE3K3VlUT09


...Saturdays @10am*...

Saturday Zoom Link:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/256519245?pwd=amh0Wmw0bWhoT3hIZ1ZUR09UclJSUT09


*Remember, our ZOOM ROOM opens 10 minutes 

before our scheduled sessions!



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Feel free to reach out to us if you'd like to laugh or if you want more info!  And please ... 

invite your family friends and acquaintances   

to laugh with you and us.

In Laughter, Love and Light,

Cathy & Jenny



Join us for ...

LAUGHTER in the PARK!

Saturday Mornings

@10am (est)

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We will practice 

PHYSICAL  DISTANCING 

WHILE PRACTICING

LAUGHTER YOGA

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Each of us will be laughing 

in a 12'x12' area that will be clearly marked out.

The address for Centennial Park is: 200 W. Venice Avenue, Venice FL, 34285


DON'T FORGET... 

IF YOU CANT MAKE IT TO THE PARK ON SATURDAY, YOU CAN STILL 

GET YOUR GIGGLE ON VIA ZOOM!

SEE THE LINK TO THE LEFT!


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You can also 

LAUGH with Dr. Kateria 

each Monday, Wednesday and Friday!

His sessions begin at 

8:15 'am' eastern time.


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The zoom #is 953 306 4234

Just select 'join meeting' 

and put that #in!

(copy and pasting should work)


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So, what the 'HA' is LAUGHTER YOGA anyway?

LAUGHTER YOGA is a little bit of PLAY mixed with

LAUGHTER that provides you with an amazing AEROBIC workout with no actual yoga poses or mats involved! The Yogic part is the breath work we experience while laughing.

Why LAUGH for the health of it?

Everyone knows laughter is the best medicine ... but why???

The physical act of LAUGHTER floods our bodies with

dopamine. oxytocin, serotonin and endorphins

which are essential to combat

the stress hormones we create when we worry.

Science has proven that the body cannot differentiate between simulated or real laughter and it doesn't matter if our laughter is a result of being entertained - or not!

LAUGHTER YOGA is the only technique that allows you to achieve sustained hearty laughter without involving cognitive thought so that you can produce enough of your own healing chemicals to benefit from.

In order to get the scientifically proven benefits of laughter, one must laugh for 15 to 20 minutes and laughter should be hearty and loud and experienced on a regular basis.

There are four steps of Laughter Yoga:

😊 BREATHING πŸ˜‰

πŸ‘πŸ»CLAPPINGπŸ‘πŸ»

πŸ€—PLAYFULNESSπŸ€—

πŸ˜‚ LAUGHTER EXERCISES 🀣

Anyone can laugh standing, seated or laying down, young or old, 

without relying on humor, jokes or comedy.

And because you LAUGH with others, 

you will be laughing in earnest in no time!

25 YEARS AGO, IN 1995, DR. MADAN KATARIA AND HIS BEAUTIFUL SUPPORTIVE WIFE, MADHURI, PUT FORTH THIS WONDERFUL EXERCISE MODALITY WE KNOW AS LAUGHTER YOGA!

ON MAY 3RD, 2020, the 18th WORLD LAUGHER DAY was celebrated all over the world via ZOOM because of the current recommendations that we social distance.  The silver lining is that people from all over the world gathered in many different zoom rooms to share our universal language of laughter!  We will continue meeting this way until we can gather in person again.

Here's a recent bit of advice from Dr. Kataria about LAUGHING alone:

https://www.yogajournal.com/meditation/get-a-giggle-with-laughter-yoga?fbclid=IwAR3HJVGkU_Nmibc5YBLEC6E_BJWUbD9JL0z4PJVJgU9uenvjehOfr8NjE5Q

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Practicing Laughter Yoga is will provide you with your own healing RX even if your aren't feeling happy when you laugh!

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And as Dr. K says, don't wait to laugh out loud or silently. 

LAUGH No Matter What!

Do it in the shower, while driving, 

when the bridge is up, at a traffic light,

with friends and family....

call us and we  will laugh with you! 




Benifits of and ways to create your own opportunities to practice

LAUGHTER YOGA...


HA​ HA HO HO HO!

SOME OF THE BENIFITS OF

PRA​CTICING

LAUGHTER YOGA:

A practice of

LAUGHTER YOGA

will provide an increase of:

πŸ€—Harmony

πŸ€—πŸ€—Healing

πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—Health

πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—Happiness

Some benefits to your body:

πŸ˜‰Raises heart rate

πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰Boosts the immune system

πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰Reduces pain and stress

πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰Exercises and relaxes muscles

Benifits for you mind:

πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰Induces positive emotional states which help you enjoy life more easily.

SOME NEWS ABOUT PRACTICING LAUGHTER YOGA


Check out these articles on how LAUGHTER can benefit us all:

...here is an article written by the president of AATH (the Association of Applied & Theraputic Humor - not on LY but more on developing your sensed of humor & daily joy - hint - I found the practice of LY to help me toward what Pauls recommends here:

https://journalofethics.ama-assn.org/article/how-use-humor-clinical-settings/2020-07?fbclid=IwAR1iQiU3NB15brYyoqEIBRWRUbM41VNxRBwDyVzJyxIJJS4gS28HmWZChLE

...this link takes you to a great book called Laughing at Cancer...

​www.laughingatcancer.com

...this link takes you to a series of articles written for folks with psysorisis, but you can just replace whatever your 'itch' is...

http://psoreal.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Harnessing-The-Power-of-Humor.pdf

...here is a video to enjoy...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyPFgt4fhSc

...another article...

https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/what-is-laughter-yoga

...benifits of practicing LY...

http://time.com/3592134/laughing-health-benefits/?fbclid=IwAR0l4n-VFiymb9Gk8bncXuEjem0t_hrZcUeebblzEQjeTCAy2QvVz2EZt0U

... more thoughts on LY...

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/laughter-yoga-class-happier_n_56a8f81ee4b0f6b7d5447846

...And here is an article on the effects of practicing LAUGHTER YOGA with deaf students...

http://www.merinews.com/article/intervention-of-laughter-yoga-as-education-therapy-can-lead-to-speech-improvement-of-vowel-sounds-for-special-kids/15933258.shtml




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LAUGHTER

AT YOUR PLACE

Whether you are an assisted living facility, a school, business, hospital, club or special event, LAUGHTER YOGA VENICE 

can come to you on a fee 

based arrangement. 

EXAMPLES OF 

SERVICES AVAILABLE

πŸ€— Complemantry introductory sessions for groups.

πŸ€—πŸ€— Weekly or monthly laughter yoga sessions Fee-based.

πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€— Worksite Wellness programs Designed to meet business needs. 

Please call or email me for details!

WHY LAUGH @ WORK?

Some of the long-term benefits of regular laughter sessions within the workplace include: 

😊increased energy levels, πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜Šdecreased cortisol (stress hormone) levels, 

😊😊😊improved commitment and motivation; increased performance and efficiency, 

😊😊😊😊improved innovation, better problem-solving abilities, stronger team spirit, 

😊😊😊😊😊reduced absenteeism and improved overall health, 

😊😊😊😊😊😊leading to lower medical costs and absenteeism among employees.




Some Words From Our 

LAUGHERS


Laughter WORKS!!! After 5-6 sessions I was feeling better; happier; more outgoing. But it's gradual; you don't even realize it - until you don't! After those sessions I went on a vacation for 2 months. Halfway through I was feeling not so light and cheery. I had missed my laughter. Got back into it, and I'm back to light and cheery!!! Give it a try!

Nona H. 

I found myself under a lot of stress this week and the first thingthat popped into my head was

Hahaha, heeheehee yeah!!!

This is just after one time!!! I will be back!

Kathy P.

Was not expecting much and came away with a potentially life changing activity! Learned to laugh loudly and dramatically to get the blood pumping and oxygen flowing through my body.

Ann S.


A wonderful fun-filled experience where you were treated like a friend from the get-go. Being the self-conscious type at times, I found it easy to relate and laugh so easily. Even better than the "dance as if no ones watching" it was laugh and the world laughs with you. I feel light and happy. Can't wait to join in again.

Kim B.

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