Laughter the Newsletter Sept. 24. 2010

Check out our website for current Laughter Schedule: https://victorialaughteryogaclub.wordpress.com/laughter-schedule/

My class is 10am tomorrow and every Saturday at Esquimalt Rec. Drop in, no reservation needed. Cost $5. Cheep at twice the price.

News:

Laughter Yoga Mini Doc by Raffi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38A7GpReprU&feature=player_embedded

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Laughter with High Risk Prisoners in Manila:

http://www.laughteryoga.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5057:laughter-yoga-with-high-risk-prisoners-in-manila&catid=125:latest-&Itemid=275

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Quote: “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” Thich Nhat Hanh

(Note: There are many smiles at the end of a Laughter Yoga session. Come and get plugged into your “Inner smile.”)

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Laughter Yoga Leader Training.

Question: Who is interested in becoming a Laughter Yoga Leader?

If there is enough interest, we will hold a “training” session soon.

Just email me with ‘YES!’ in the subject line. (Or “Maybe” or…”Depends” or whatever you want.)

See end of this post for what a training session entails.

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ARTICLES

Excellent article in Senior Living Magazine this month. On your newsstands and at this link:

http://www.seniorlivingmag.com/article?articleid=2185

Many thanks to Greg Van Dyke for superb reporting.

Links:

Check out our website:

victorialaughteryogaclub.wordpress.com/

And others:

http://www.laughteryoga.org/

http://www.laughteryogaamerica.com/

Email for more info: victorialaughteryogaclub@gmail.com

Matti Anttila, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher

Victoria Laughter Yoga Clubs
Laughter Yoga is the unique concept that we can laugh for no reason at all.
* Laughter exercises send endorphins (feel good hormones) to the brain.
* Yoga breathing: more oxygen to brain and body equals:
* Feeling healthier and more energetic.
* Sessions are led by a certified Laughter Yoga Leader.
* Non-profit, non-religious, non-political
Email victorialaughteryogaclub@gmail.com for more info
110-174 Wilson Street Victoria, BC, Canada V9A 7N7
250-477-8608

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PS: Reward for reading through to the end:

Top Five Regrets of the Dying

(Note #5 ….come laugh with us)

http://ezinearticles.com/?Top-Five-Regrets-of-the-Dying&id=3268063

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Announcing:
The Laughter Yoga Leader Training Boot Camp!
Are You Getting Enough Laughter in Your Life?
Chances are…not quite enough…we can always use some more laughter, am I right?
Now, you can train to be a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader and learn how to integrate laughter more fully into your life.
(Please see the P.S.

for what past Certified Laughter Yoga Leaders said about the training)

In this weekend seminar, you will learn:
☺ How to release and unleash your own personal laughter
☺ Using laughter for personal and interpersonal transformation
☺ The philosophy and history of Laughter Yoga
☺ The physical, emotional, and social benefits of laughter
☺ The fundamentals of leading Laughter Yoga classes
☺ Adapting Laughter Yoga for use in a variety of settings (business, non-profit, health care, etc.)
☺ How to start and market a non profit Laughter Club
Anyone can laugh without relying on jokes, humour or comedy and the body doesn’t know the difference. Learn how to present Laughter Yoga to schools, businesses, social gatherings, hospitals, and much more. Create a Laughter Yoga Club of your own and share your joy and mirth. You will learn how to help others experience…
☺ A fun new exercise system (no yoga mat required)
☺ Hearty, Unconditional, Extended Laughter
☺ Boost their immune system
☺ Relieve stress
☺ Increase oxygen in the body and brain
☺ Lift their spirits
☺ Connect with people
☺ Feel Joyfulness despite the challenges of life
PLUS: Using “State of the Art Learning Protocols,” you will learn how to effectively lead a Laughter Yoga session.
Many of us expect learning to take some time. We use the most recent research into how we learn to effectively shorten that learning curve.
Hint: Fun is a large part of it. Movement is another.
Having fun while moving, laughing, increasing our oxygen intake and supporting each other in the process, we can and do learn how to lead an exciting, joyful Laughter Yoga session that participants can enjoy and want to return to.
Sign up for this Certified Laughter Yoga Leader (CLYL) training, presented by Matti Anttila CLYT (Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher)
As a CLYL, you will receive an official Laughter Yoga International training manual and 16 hours of training in all aspects of becoming a successful Laughter Yoga Leader.
Dates: To Be Announced.
Location: To be announced
Your investment: Regular is $395…that is what they charge in Vancouver…but here in Victoria, we do “Laughter Negotation.” Curious? Call me 1.484.727.5230
To register, or for more information, Call Matti 250.477.8608, freedombalance@shaw.ca
Note: Space is strictly limited. First come, first served.
(Certified Laughter Yoga Leaders can refresh their skills for $25 a day, space permitting)
About your presenter:
Matti Anttila CLYT (Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher) is also a PLD (Professional Laughter Dude) & 4 Minute Fitness Instructor.
Background:
“Life is a grand adventure or it’s nothing.” -Helen Keller http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_keller
Long before I read that quote, I decided not to go a traditional route. Working hard to age 65, retiring exhausted and then dying shortly thereafter was not an appealing career path.
Thus, I pursued a number of opportunities as they came up: Promoting rock and roll performances, driving taxi, Disc Jockey, radio reporter and talk show host. I have owned a bakery and restaurant, been a financial planner, baby photographer and most recently a consultant.
My most passionate interest is in health, fitness, longevity and human potential. It seems many of us humans only realize a minute, infantessimally small portion of our full potential. Hence, Laughter Yoga, which can help to free us of many of the blocks to creativity and our potential.
Studies: Judo, Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do, meditation, massage, dancing, Ashtanga Yoga, herbology, VitaFlex, Aikido, Rebirthing, Reiki, singing, Tai Chi, Qigong, natural healing, 4 Minute Fitness, Laughter Yoga, Hot Yoga, The Presence Process.
To register, or for more information,
Call Matti 250-477-8608, freedombalance@shaw.ca
Love, Leaps and Laughter,
Matti
P.S:
What Laughter Yoga Leaders said about Matti’s Certified Laughter Yoga Leaders training:
“Awesome, fun, energetic. All the happy things that go with laughter.” – Gina Davis. Victoria, BC.
“Great energy. Useful repetition. Small group helpful. A truly unique and enriching experience.” -Jeremy Bally, Victoria, BC.
“Made me feel +++ alive. Team building. Creates ++ inner power. Rejuvenating +++.” -Taryn Andersen, Victoria, BC.
“I have been inspired by Matti to start a laugh Yoga club and continue spreading laughter & love through the world. Love, Tickles.”
-Jennifer Burke, aka “Tickles, the Clown.” Victoria, BC, Canada.
“This was a great & magnificent weekend. I’m sad the weekend went by so quickly.
Matti has inspired me to start my own laughter club so I may spread laughter and the joy of being.
Matti has strong leadership skills and knows how to lead sessions in a productive & organized fashion. He is knowledgable in the material and is a great instructor.
Thank you so much, Matti! …
Thank you again for an enjoyable and fun weekend. I learned so much from you and really enjoyed your passion and method of delivering the teachings to our group… I also want to thank you for helping me feel comfortable and teaching me a new way of learning by using ‘motion.’
That was very powerful to me this weekend. By moving around, I felt super connected to my body and was able to present from the heart. What a great experience!
Thanks again for an unforgettable weekend! Laughingly yours,
Natalia”
– Natalia Burns, Victoria, BC, Canada
“AMAZING! Thank you thank you thank you Matti for your warmth, openness and for sharing your wealth of knowledge! It’s been a pleasure!”
– Kathleen Potter, Victoria, BC, Canada.
For more information on Laughter Yoga…news, reviews and testimonials, click here: https://victorialaughteryogaclub.wordpress.com/ What Laughter Yoga Participants said about Matti as a Laughter Leader:
“It was a wonderful experience! I loved it!” – Barb Davis, Calgary, Alberta.
“Laughter Yoga is an immeasurable avenue of emotional release.” – Elizabeth, Duncan, BC.
“A lot of times we are so concerned about how we look or how others perceive us but in laughter yoga you laugh off your inhibitions and relax. At first I was apprehensive but soon I was laughing away.” -Kaitlyn Lande. Easter Seals Camp Shawnigan.
“I found the best way for me to laugh hard was listen to other people genuinely laughing, and so a group of people laughing was the best place for me to laugh! Thank you.”
– Duncan Brown. Easter Seals Camp Shawnigan.
“I heard of Laugh Yoga before. I always say it was silly. But when I actually did it I found out it is really good for you. I didn’t really expect that if had that kind of reaction to me. It was awesome.” – Rey Hermoso. Easter Seals Camp Shawnigan.
“Laughter Yoga has affirmed by belief that laughter can heal; it is a comfort to the soul and can change your world if you choose to look at with different eyes and engage your innate sense of humour. It has inspired me to try laughing at my most trying moments.” Lindsay Korns. Easter Seals Camp Shawnigan.
“Laughter Yoga has inspired me to try and laugh more after daily situations that may normally make me feel frustrated. After the session I felt rejuvenated, light, content, balanced and at peace with myself. I hope to remember this experience and use what I learned to increase my general level of happiness.   – Katie Thompson. Easter Seals Camp Shawnigan.
“This experience made me feel so connected to my body and emotions as well as all the people around me. I felt energized, joyful, and positive at the end of the session. I would love to do this again! –Michelle Leach. Easter Seals Camp Shawnigan.
“After one session of Laughter Yoga I felt grounded, inspired and emotionally at ease. Everyone should take the time to laugh and there are few better ways to do so than with Laughter Yoga.” Dave Hall. Easter Seals Camp Shawnigan.
“Hahaha! Laughter Yoga is wild energy full of many emotions! I’ve never really experienced yoga to this degree of connectedness with my community. I felt very balanced and happy, my spirits were flying, my soul was at peace, and my belly hurt with happy pains. Thank you for sharing laughs, smiles.” –Navi Bhatti. Easter Seals Camp Shawnigan. P.S. I’m also interested in the leader training.
To register, or for more information, Call Matti 250-477-8608, freedombalance@shaw.ca

Announcing: The Laughter Yoga Leader Training Boot Camp!
Are You Getting Enough Laughter in Your Life?
Chances are…not quite enough…we can always use some more laughter, am I right?
Now, you can train to be a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader and learn how to integrate laughter more fully into your life.
(Please see the P.S. for what past Certified Laughter Yoga Leaders said about the training)
In this weekend seminar, you will learn:
☺ How to release and unleash your own personal laughter
☺ Using laughter for personal and interpersonal transformation
☺ The philosophy and history of Laughter Yoga
☺ The physical, emotional, and social benefits of laughter
☺ The fundamentals of leading Laughter Yoga classes
☺ Adapting Laughter Yoga for use in a variety of settings (business, non-profit, health care, etc.)
☺ How to start and market a non profit Laughter Club
Anyone can laugh without relying on jokes, humour or comedy and the body doesn’t know the difference. Learn how to present Laughter Yoga to schools, businesses, social gatherings, hospitals, and much more. Create a Laughter Yoga Club of your own and share your joy and mirth. You will learn how to help others experience…
☺ A fun new exercise system (no yoga mat required)
☺ Hearty, Unconditional, Extended Laughter
☺ Boost their immune system
☺ Relieve stress
☺ Increase oxygen in the body and brain
☺ Lift their spirits
☺ Connect with people
☺ Feel Joyfulness despite the challenges of life   PLUS: Using “State of the Art Learning Protocols,” you will learn how to effectively lead a Laughter Yoga session.
Many of us expect learning to take some time. We use the most recent research into how we learn to effectively shorten that learning curve.
Hint: Fun is a large part of it. Movement is another.
Having fun while moving, laughing, increasing our oxygen intake and supporting each other in the process, we can and do learn how to lead an exciting, joyful Laughter Yoga session that participants can enjoy and want to return to.

Sign up for this Certified Laughter Yoga Leader (CLYL) training, presented by Matti Anttila CLYT (Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher)
As a CLYL, you will receive an official Laughter Yoga International training manual and 16 hours of training in all aspects of becoming a successful Laughter Yoga Leader.
Dates: To Be Announced.Location: To be announced
Your investment: Regular is $395…that is what they charge in Vancouver…but here in Victoria, we do “Laughter Negotation.” Curious? Call me 1.484.727.5230
To register, or for more information, Call Matti 250.477.8608, freedombalance@shaw.ca
Note: Space is strictly limited. First come, first served.
(Certified Laughter Yoga Leaders can refresh their skills for $25 a day, space permitting)
About your presenter:Matti Anttila CLYT (Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher) is also a PLD (Professional Laughter Dude) & 4 Minute Fitness Instructor.
Background: “Life is a grand adventure or it’s nothing.” -Helen Keller http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_keller
Long before I read that quote, I decided not to go a traditional route. Working hard to age 65, retiring exhausted and then dying shortly thereafter was not an appealing career path.
Thus, I pursued a number of opportunities as they came up: Promoting rock and roll performances, driving taxi, Disc Jockey, radio reporter and talk show host. I have owned a bakery and restaurant, been a financial planner, baby photographer and most recently a consultant.
My most passionate interest is in health, fitness, longevity and human potential. It seems many of us humans only realize a minute, infantessimally small portion of our full potential. Hence, Laughter Yoga, which can help to free us of many of the blocks to creativity and our potential.
Studies: Judo, Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do, meditation, massage, dancing, Ashtanga Yoga, herbology, VitaFlex, Aikido, Rebirthing, Reiki, singing, Tai Chi, Qigong, natural healing, 4 Minute Fitness, Laughter Yoga, Hot Yoga, The Presence Process.
To register, or for more information, Call Matti 250-477-8608, freedombalance@shaw.ca
Love, Leaps and Laughter,MattiP.S:
What Laughter Yoga Leaders said about Matti’s Certified Laughter Yoga Leaders training:
“Awesome, fun, energetic. All the happy things that go with laughter.” – Gina Davis. Victoria, BC.
“Great energy. Useful repetition. Small group helpful. A truly unique and enriching experience.” -Jeremy Bally, Victoria, BC.
“Made me feel +++ alive. Team building. Creates ++ inner power. Rejuvenating +++.” -Taryn Andersen, Victoria, BC.
“I have been inspired by Matti to start a laugh Yoga club and continue spreading laughter & love through the world. Love, Tickles.” -Jennifer Burke, aka “Tickles, the Clown.” Victoria, BC, Canada.
“This was a great & magnificent weekend. I’m sad the weekend went by so quickly.
Matti has inspired me to start my own laughter club so I may spread laughter and the joy of being.
Matti has strong leadership skills and knows how to lead sessions in a productive & organized fashion. He is knowledgable in the material and is a great instructor.
Thank you so much, Matti! …
Thank you again for an enjoyable and fun weekend. I learned so much from you and really enjoyed your passion and method of delivering the teachings to our group… I also want to thank you for helping me feel comfortable and teaching me a new way of learning by using ‘motion.’
That was very powerful to me this weekend. By moving around, I felt super connected to my body and was able to present from the heart. What a great experience! Thanks again for an unforgettable weekend! Laughingly yours,Natalia”  – Natalia Burns, Victoria, BC, Canada
“AMAZING! Thank you thank you thank you Matti for your warmth, openness and for sharing your wealth of knowledge! It’s been a pleasure!”  – Kathleen Potter, Victoria, BC, Canada.

For more information on Laughter Yoga…news, reviews and testimonials, click here: https://victorialaughteryogaclub.wordpress.com/ What Laughter Yoga Participants said about Matti as a Laughter Leader:
“It was a wonderful experience! I loved it!” – Barb Davis, Calgary, Alberta.
“Laughter Yoga is an immeasurable avenue of emotional release.” – Elizabeth, Duncan, BC.
“A lot of times we are so concerned about how we look or how others perceive us but in laughter yoga you laugh off your inhibitions and relax. At first I was apprehensive but soon I was laughing away.” -Kaitlyn Lande. Easter Seals Camp Shawnigan.
“I found the best way for me to laugh hard was listen to other people genuinely laughing, and so a group of people laughing was the best place for me to laugh! Thank you.” – Duncan Brown. Easter Seals Camp Shawnigan.
“I heard of Laugh Yoga before. I always say it was silly. But when I actually did it I found out it is really good for you. I didn’t really expect that if had that kind of reaction to me. It was awesome.” – Rey Hermoso. Easter Seals Camp Shawnigan.
“Laughter Yoga has affirmed by belief that laughter can heal; it is a comfort to the soul and can change your world if you choose to look at with different eyes and engage your innate sense of humour. It has inspired me to try laughing at my most trying moments.” Lindsay Korns. Easter Seals Camp Shawnigan.
“Laughter Yoga has inspired me to try and laugh more after daily situations that may normally make me feel frustrated. After the session I felt rejuvenated, light, content, balanced and at peace with myself. I hope to remember this experience and use what I learned to increase my general level of happiness.   – Katie Thompson. Easter Seals Camp Shawnigan.
“This experience made me feel so connected to my body and emotions as well as all the people around me. I felt energized, joyful, and positive at the end of the session. I would love to do this again! –Michelle Leach. Easter Seals Camp Shawnigan.
“After one session of Laughter Yoga I felt grounded, inspired and emotionally at ease. Everyone should take the time to laugh and there are few better ways to do so than with Laughter Yoga.” Dave Hall. Easter Seals Camp Shawnigan.
“Hahaha! Laughter Yoga is wild energy full of many emotions! I’ve never really experienced yoga to this degree of connectedness with my community. I felt very balanced and happy, my spirits were flying, my soul was at peace, and my belly hurt with happy pains. Thank you for sharing laughs, smiles.” –Navi Bhatti. Easter Seals Camp Shawnigan. P.S. I’m also interested in the leader training.
To register, or for more information, Call Matti 250-477-8608, freedombalance@shaw.ca

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About Victoria Laughter Yoga Club

Victoria Laughter Yoga Club is affiliated with Dr. Madan Kataria's School of Laughter Yoga. We laugh: Just ‘cause: ☺It feels good ☺Fights cancer* ☺Conquers stress ☺Improves circulation ☺Smooths out wrinkles ☺Is efficient exercise** ☺Slows the aging process ☺Boosts immunity(fight colds) ☺Oxygen to brain=clear thinking * Dr. Otto Warburg, President, Institute of Cell Physiology, Nobel Prize Winner (twice) says: “Deep breathing techniques increase oxygen to the cells and are the most important factors in living a disease-free and energetic life. When cells get enough oxygen, cancer will not and cannot occur.” (My bolding) **Dr. W. Fry states that 10 minutes of hearty laughter is equal to 30 minutes or rowing or jogging.(Journal of General Psychology, 1938) Laughter Yoga goes beyond just laughter. Founder Dr. Madan Kataria has developed techniques to stimulate childlike playfulness, to adjust the aerobic and stretching component, and to promote emotional flow and release. Laughter Yoga can improve your physical health, release negative thoughts and emotions and get in touch with your spiritual nature. It helps us to develop an attitude of forgiveness, generosity, compassion and helpfulness while actively seeking the happiness of others. Combined, these principles can provide a powerful life-changing experience that we call the inner spirit of laughter. Laughter Yoga Clubs are non-political, non-religious, non-profit. There are a number of clubs in the Victoria area. Email for more info and current schedule:
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