Get tuned up for World Laughter Day. Laughter, the Newsletter April 4, 2013

Get tuned up for World Laughter Day


Free Ride to Friday Laughter Yoga


New Laughter Club at Mustard Seed on Saturday


Laughter Yoga Club Schedule

3 Biggest Myths About Laughter


Get tuned up for World Laughter Day the First Sunday of May.

A great time has always been guaranteed and always delivered for all. This year should be no exception. Join with Tens of Thousands of other Laughter Yoga folks around the world to celebrate the joy and fun of laughter.


World Laughter Day is on for Sunday, 5th, 11am SaxePointPark in Esquimalt. That is the end of Fraser Street. To get there, head west on Esquimalt Road and turn left on Fraser, which is just after the EsquimaltPlaza.


“The Entire World is an Extended Family; Let us join through Love and Laughter.”-Dr. Madan Kataria, founder of Laughter Yoga


You can “tune up” by attending one or more Laughter Yoga classes beforehand. Lots of options. See schedule below.



Free Ride to Friday Laughter Yoga. This is for those who don’t drive or don’t like to drive at night time. I can fit 5 in my car and it will be my delight, pleasure and honour to pick you up and drop you back at home afterwards. Email me at or call 250.477.8608 for pick up.


We meet at 7-8 pm tomorrow Friday the 5th of April. Don’t be shy.



New Laughter Club at Mustard Seed on Saturday

Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Miho Lindley has a new club at the Mustard Seed Food Bank and StreetChurch. Saturday 1:30 to 2:30pm. Awesome. Way to go, Miho.



Laughter Yoga Club Schedule. See where and when clubs are meeting:



Shameless Promotion:

Laugh daily with Matti.  Here is my laughter video and you will note it comes with an email course focusing on health tips: You will see it on the right side of the page as the “Authentic Joy” video. Let me know how it goes. -Matti




3 Biggest Myths About Laughter (Thanks to Alan at the Comox/Courtenay club for this)

1. We need a Sense of Humour to Laugh – Senses of Humour vary widely between persons – what is funny to one person may be quite serious to another. When we practice laughing WITH folks and not AT what they say or do, we are not relying upon something to strike us as ‘funny’. A sense of humour is irrelevant.

2. We need to be Happy to Laugh – Babies and young children laugh easily because happiness is our true state of being. It has merely been covered with conditional behaviours that create feelings of fear and anxiety. Laughter can help release these feelings, and replace them with the joy we feel when relaxing and having fun.

3.  We need a reason to Laugh. No reason is necessary, we can laugh for no reason because it feels SO GOOD.


Just For Fun


Lying on his deathbed, a loving husband was wavering between life and death when he thought he smelled chocolate chip cookies baking. They were his very favourite, so he dragged himself out of bed, crawled to the kitchen and was just reaching up to take a cookie off the plate when his wife slapped his hand with a spatula.


“Don’t touch!” she commanded. “They’re for the funeral.”



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


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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