Laughter, the Newsletter January 21, 2011

Laughter: The Newsletter

January 21, 2011


News of Laughter Yoga’s existence in Victoria is spreading. Why, just in the last two weeks, we have had 8 new people just in the Saturday 10am and Wed. 7pm classes.


Welcome to the new folks and welcome back to keep building your “Laughter Muscle.” The benefits continue to build up the more you do it.


Miho’s Saturday class is now at 11am to noon in the Western Communities. She also conducts an energy healing session just prior to that at 10am. Call for details: 250.391.1117.


Here is the schedule link:


Laughter is the closest distance between two people.
Victor Borge


Hi there,

I get your newsletter at the James Bay Communtiy Centre.

Wondering if you could kindly mention the New Laughter Yoga Class happening at:


The James Bay Community Centre ,  140 Oswego St.

Thursdays  Feb 10 – Mar 31, 6pm – 7 pm


With thanks!




Satya Varon

Centre Receptionist

(Note: Kathleen Roxborough will lead. Note the other Kathleen sessions as well from the schedule on our site:


Global Bell Laugh Day coming up Jan. 24. From Elaine Helle on the Laughter Yoga Prozone site.

Elaine Helle 14 January 09:26

In honor of Global Belly Laugh Day, January 24 a library is holding a balloon orchestra.
The players in the orchestra each hold a balloon. They blow up their balloons in unison, then let out the air in a squeak at a time to the rhythm of some easily recognized rhythm such as “Blue Danube” or “Jingle Bells”. To end the skit all fill their balloons with air and let go at the directors signal
What other music would be fun to use for a balloon orchestra?




Abbot and Costello…for a laugh


Coping In Hard Times With Laughter Yoga

Jackie, Peru: About a year back, I was diagnosed with cancer of bilateral ovary stadium the IIIrd C. I did not know what would become of me, till I was introduced to Laughter Yoga that really changed my life.



Experience Laughter Yoga every day with Matti: Just download the video on my site for a 10-15 minutes session with me any time you choose.


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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