Come to Laughter Yoga on Monday…LY Will be on TV.Victoria Laughter Yoga News March 30, 2014

Victoria Laughter Yoga will be on TV.


CTV Victoria’s Adam Sawatsky will be at Gene Furbee’s Monday class to record an article on Laughter Yoga for their channel. I suspect the news program.


Can you come out to tomorrow Monday to participate in the class? The more the merrier, of course.


It is at 4:30pm at 530 Fraser Street VIHA Health Unit. Please arrive a few minutes early as doors are locked at 4:30. (Gene’s classes are free or by donation)


Looking forward to laughing with you tomorrow.




Wednesday again Soren Russow’s very popular class is on again at 6:45 pm at Ingredients Market Store and Café upstairs. For April, it will be on the 1st, 3rd AND 5th Wednesday of the month.


(Starting in May, Wednesday classes will be the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. Friday classes will move as well…stay tuned.)




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





Laughter and “Dopaminergic Upregulation”…The Brain Researchers’ Definition of Happiness


From Master Trainer Jeffrey Briar:

“If you work with medical types it is important to note that DOPAMINE is a neurotransmitter which facilitates (supports) the transfer of neuronal energy, but what is important is WHERE the Dopamine is having its influence.


A lot of Dopamine in ONE area of the brain will have a person feeling agitated or fearful; a lot of dopamine in the nucleus accumbens (another area of the brain) has you feel “happy” (and want more of that feeling).


So it’s NOT just that “Laughter produces lots of Dopamine” (and thus we feel good), but rather “Laughter encourages more Dopamine IN THE AREA OF THE BRAIN which has us feel happy”.


So that’s what it means: Dopaminergic Upregulation (increased levels of the neurotransmitter, Dopamine) IN the specific area of the brain (the nucleus accumbens) associated with feeling good/happy – and wanting more of that feeling (the ‘reward” center).


The phrase was what Drs. Berk and Henslin came up with as a definition of “What IS happiness” (to a brain researcher).”




Just For Fun


90 Second Intro to Laughter Yoga


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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