Laughter Yoga with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Victoria Laughter News June 20 2014

Leaders Training


Room for one more at this weekend’s Certified Laughter Yoga Leaders Training. Tomorrow and Sunday. If you have an interest, e me right away (email me)…



Laughter Yoga with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder


What an experience. I was honoured and privileged to lead a Laughter Yoga session with a few PTSD folks from the base. The response was amazing. All I did was just do a basic LY session, a little more explanation and a question period at the beginning. Also, ran it a little more slowly so as to not make any startling or unexpected moves.


I was pleasantly surprised to see them responding so well. Two of them shared how they felt happy inside for the first time in a long time. They had been keeping up appearances and making others happy, but had not felt happy inside.


Also, both said they felt confused by that… I am expecting at least one person at my regular LY night tonight.


All thanks to Dr. K. for his wonderful work creating and supporting us all in our unfolding into joy. I am excited to move forward hoping and expecting to really help other PTSD folks.


I feel so blessed to have been introduced to Laughter Yoga. -Matti






Friday night Laughter Yoga in Oak Bay


7-8pm tonight 2186 Oak Bay Avenue. Heart of the Village Yoga Studio.


Good time to be had by all. Just show up. Free or by donation. Suggest donation is $5-$15.




Victoria Laughter Yoga Club Schedule.


Find the Laughter Yoga club closest to you. click here;




Advertise Your Weaknesses


(Article by Laughter Yoga Founder Dr. Madan Kataria)


Every person has a fair share of strengths and weaknesses, but very few have the courage to talk about their weaknesses. It is understandably difficult to open up and admit to one’s faults and try to rectify them. Sometimes, we go through our entire life hiding our weaknesses, which most often is detrimental for our self esteem. Therefore, it is important to primarily accept our faults and then set out to fix them.


Here is an interesting story that reveals a great way of getting rid of your weakness or any bad habits by actually telling others about it:



Laugh daily with Matti.


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







Gibberish101: “How to Speak Gibberish”


Great video from Jeffrey Briar and the Laguna Laughter Club




All for now, See ya tonight…when we will practice our gibberish. 🙂


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:
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s