Laugh Your Way to Joy. This Sunday, May 4th is World Laughter Day.Laughter, the Newsletter May 2, 2013

Laugh Your Way to Joy. This Sunday, May 4th is World Laughter Day.


Here in Victoria, we celebrate by getting together and holding an outdoor Laughter Yoga Session.


Time: 11am to noon

Place: SaxePointPark


Bring your family and friends. Children welcome. They are great Laughter Leaders. One of the goals of Laughter Yoga is accessing our inner childlike playfulness.


This year, the theme is world peace, which is the goal of Dr. Madan Kataria.


Message about World Laughter Day from Laughter Yoga Founder Dr. Madan Kataria:


See also the Mastery Newsletter this month on Laughing Your Way to Joy:


Esquimalt Friday night Laughter Yoga Club welcomes you tomorrow night. 1314A Esquimalt Road, the Metta In Motion Yoga Studio. 7-8 pm.


And again, if anyone needs or wants a ride, just let me know: and I will be pleased to accommodate. (I am paying back all the rides I got to Sunday school many years agoJ) First come, first served, obviously.



Miho is looking for a Laughter Leader to lead the new Mustard Seed Laughter Club once a month. Miho started this very successful club a few weeks ago at 1:30pm on Saturdays. Now, she needs someone to lead on the 4th Saturday of each month. Which one of our leaders can step up to the plate? Please contact Miho at 250.391.1117.




Victoria Laughter Yoga Club Schedule.


We have a number of clubs in the Victoria area. Find the one closes to you here;




Laugh daily with Matti.


Laughter is really a necessary daily nutrient. It may be why children are healthier than adults…they laugh more J


Laugh along with me every day, if you choose:


You will see it on the right side of the page as the “Authentic Joy” video. Let me know how it goes. -Matti





8 Health Benefits of Laughter



Just For Fun


Laughter is a great medicine. It is a tremendously powerful therapy. If you can laugh at your own unconscious, the unconscious loses its force. In your very laughter your guilt, your wounds, disappear. -Osho



All for now,

Love and Laughter,


Matti Anttila, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher, Zen of Joy Instructor
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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