Laughter, the Newsletter January 14. 2011

Laughter: The Newsletter

January 14, 2011


The laughter rolls on. The New Year has arrived and our clubs are once again rollicking with laughter. Last Saturday, 8 folks showed up, including some very enthusiastic new folks. Thanks one and all.


Wednesday at 7pm, I will be leading as Wonderful April is preparing to lift off for other parts. I understand family is calling. I hope we will see her at some sessions before the sad day or her departure arrives. April’s energy has been key to Laughter Yoga development here in Victoria and I know we will all miss her.


Here is the 2011 First Quarter schedule link: check it out to see where our clubs are meeting:


“Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.”

Dr. Albert Schweitzer
1875-1965, Medical Missionary and Nobel Prize Winner



Seven Tips – Naturally bring happiness into your life

Learn more:

Notice #3: Breathe deeply. Deep breathing is an integral part of every Laughter Yoga session. And it does help to oxygenate the body and bring balance and joy into our lives.

Inspirational story: this is wonderful:

Love for No Reason
Through the train window, she watched the villages and vineyards of the Italian countryside go by.
It was 1942 and Sussi Penzias, a young Jewish woman who’d fled Nazi Germany, was traveling alone, hoping to remain unnoticed.
(But the Fascisti did notice….read on:

You will notice this is from Marci Shimoff. Many of you will remember I am always quoting her wonderful book HAPPY FOR NO REASON. I am excited to read her new one:

Love for No Reason: 7 Steps to Creating a Life of Unconditional Love (Free Press, December 2010) Check it out at the link:


Miho, our western communities Laughter Yoga Leader, is doing awesome work (and play). Please see her two brochures attached to get connected with her wonderful energy.


Victoria Laughter Yoga Club site:


Founder Dr. Madan Kataria’s site:


Matti Anttila Site:


Email for more info:


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
110-174 Wilson Street Victoria, BC, Canada V9A 7N7
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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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