Dec. 9, 2010 Leader Training awesome

Last weekend, 5 of us experienced an awesome laughter weekend.

The occasion was Certified Laughter Yoga Leader training in Victoria.

I had a honour and the privilege of leading and I am sure I learned as much if not more than those “being trained.”

Blowing my horn, here are what the participants said of their weekend:

Matti is an amazing instructor. Intuitive…caring and kind. Laughter is second nature to him, and he instills that into his students. Thank you. Ho Ho Ha Ha Ha. WHOOP WHOOP!

-Tracey Harper, Sidney, BC, Canada


It (Laughter Yoga) is helping me create a new vocation!

Too numerous (specific skills or knowledge) to name – all excellent skills that can be applied to all aspects of my life. Simply smiling & taking a breath when stressed is great!

Currently have no clients. However, I have used it for my own benefit with great success, most especially in learning to lighten up & I have learned to laugh at my mistakes.

Matti is an excellent teacher. His positive approach, specific, clear instruction, gentle manner and wonderful sense of fun made this a terrific experience & learning opportunity for me. His enthusiasm, caring for others & commitment to wellness & joy or all is exceptional. Thank you Matti for sharing so much!

–Patricia Henderson,  Courtenay, BC, Canada


(Specific skills or knowledge gained at Certified Laughter Yoga Leader training):…A lot of good info. Thank you J. Finally the tool where body mind soul will enjoy as one.

Natural Teaching! Love it! Thank you Matti for your “enlightening teaching” & experiences. Long time my Inner Child looked (for) a funny way it could express itself. Finally, WE GET IT.

Breathing/Laughing with inner and outer smile! Keep going – Keep smiling –Keep laughing.

Thank you, Namaste I am grateful!!!!!!

Joy, Love & Light.

-Mona McBrearty, Cumberland, BC, Canada


Matti Anttila is a professional leader who does a great & effective job…his interaction with the people in his groups.

Everyone leaves his session feeling an enthusiastic hi. His explanations are very clear and helpful.

He is supportive & uses humour and knowledge very effectively.

You couldn’t find a better man to lead your group if you want the best results & lasting improvement.

-Garth McLeod, Nanaimo, BC, Canada


Wow, I must humbly report that this group was so open to laughter that is was easy and great fun to be the facilitator.

I am writing this on Thursday after the weekend and I am still having great sleeps.

Laughter really is the best medicine.

Hope to see you at a Laughter Yoga session check out the schedule here in Victoria:

The international site has location around the world (6,000+ clubs in 60 countries!):

Love, Leaps and Laughter,



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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