Laughter the Newsletter Dec 27 2012 Survey and club times update

Laughter: The Newsletter

December 27, 2012


Merry HO HO HO to one and all. Hope this finds you more joyous than ever.


While the season is all about joy, Laughter Yoga is about feeling that joy year round.


In the new year, Laughter Yoga will continue its uproarious ways with clubs in Victoria.



Survey for Laughter Yoga Participants


The Saturday 1pm class is moving to either Wednesday or Friday early afternoon and/or evening.


Your opinion is valued. Which do you prefer of these options?


Question 1:

Wednesday at 5:30pm

Wednesday at 6pm

Wednesday at 6:30pm

Wednesday at 7pm?




Fridays at 5:30pm

Fridays at 6pm

Fridays at 6:30pm

Fridays at 7pm?





Question 2:

Would you be most likely able to attend:


Once a week

Once every 2 weeks, or

Once a month?

Many thanks for your response


I will likely make a decision by the 31st. appreciate your response by then.

I have been leading the Saturday class since this time of year in 2008. It feels like a change wants to happen and it coincides with a space opening up at the Metta in Motion studio. –matti



“If Laughter can not solve your problems, it will definately DISSOLVE your problems; so that you can think clearly what to do about them ”

Dr Madan Kataria, Founder of Laughter Yoga




There are now four Laughter Yoga clubs in Victoria are:

 Mondays 4:30pm to 5:30pm RESTARTING JANUARY 7th. Gene Furbee leading at 530 Fraser Street. The Esquimalt Health Unit. Drop in. No charge for attending.

◊ Thursdays 7pm-8pm at the Fernwood Community Centre. If interested please call to confirm @250.590.0488 Gracie Gaughan. Wear comfortable clothing, mats are provided.

◊ Saturdays 11am to noon in Colwood. Phone Miho Lindley for details: 250.391.1117. Suggested donation $5. Note: Miho also leads a group energy healing prior to Laughter Yoga: Group Energy Healing: Saturdays, 10am ~ 11am. Suggested donation $5.

◊ Saturday Esquimalt Laughter Yoga Club. (((On holidays during Christmas and New Years. Returning in January.))) ALSO: IT LOOKS AS IF THIS CLASS WILL MOVE TO WEDNESDAY OR FRIDAY LATER AFTERNOON/EARLY EVENING.

     1314A Esquimalt Road, Metta In Motion Yoga and Thai Massage Studio. Free or by donation. Suggested: $5 – $15. With Matti Anttila 250.477.8608. This is a “drop-in” class. Just show up. Loose clothing, water bottle if you like.

Updates here. Victoria Laughter Yoga Schedule:



India’s giggling guru says laugh yourself to good health


When laughter really is the best medicine



Victoria Laughter Yoga Club site:



Laughter is one of the missing nutrients.

We need Vitamin “L” every day.

F r e e daily laughter with Matti.

Click here now:


Bonus: f r e e email course:


“108 Tips for more Joy, Energy and Health”

Click here now:


Just For Fun

 20121227 Osho quote on laughter




All for now,

Love and Laughter,


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
250-477-8608 To be removed from future mailings, reply to this email with REMOVE the subject field.


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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