Should There be More Laughter at Work? Can it Lessen Stress? Laughter, the Newsletter Feb 17, 2012

A Fab Valentine’s Day Laughter Yoga Session.

Friday night, a wonderful group of laughers inaugurated our new venue at the Heart of the Village Yoga Studio. (Which was a dance hall in the 30s, 40s and 50s).

Most of the exercises were Valentine themed and the focus was on how to access the love inside (as contrasted with “Looking  for love in all the worn places…i.e. outside of us).

Thanks to one and all who attended and made it a memorable occasion. What a great way to initiate our sessions at this wonderful new venue.

We will be meeting on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month, so the next one will be Friday the 28th of February. See you then.


This week:


Today: Gene Furbee will have his weekly Monday afternoon LY session at 4:30pm 530 Fraser Street in Esquimalt.

Tuesday: Tickles the Clown has a 12 noon session at  The Pranic Healing Centre 409 Hillside Ave. Followed by a 40 minute meditation (Optional)

Wednesday: Soren Russow leads at Ingredients Health Food Store 6.45pm

Saturday: Miho continues her Saturday morning classes 11am to noon in Colwood.

Check out the schedule below for details.


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


FEATURE ARTICLE Should There be More Laughter at Work?

Can it Lessen Stress? Tips & Video



Laugh Along to These “Gurus.” Fun Video of different “gurus” and their followers laughing, mostly at nothing:


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


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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