Deep Healing. Serendipity. Heal Yourself with Laughter & Truth is Stranger. The Victoria Laughter News January 15, 2015

Deep Healing.


That’s what occurred last night at the Wednesday Laughter Yoga session. Four Leaders contributed to a great session. We made up a lot of new exercises and the spirit of the inner child was present throughout. Such fun


Then during meditation, the sweet sounds of chanting created a sacred space. One participant commented on how deep she felt the healing. I had the same sense.


What a joy it is to have Laughter Yoga in the world.




Serendipity. Article from Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Soren Russow:


The other day when a friend of mine was on the plane about to fly to Hawaii, she overheard someone talking about Laughter Yoga. The man behind her was mentioning that he came to Victoria to visit his Grandma at Sunrise Senior Living.


When he came on Sunday morning to visit her she convinced him to come to the Laughter Yoga Session that I was leading. When he was talking to someone on the plane about Laughter Yoga he started raving about how great the Session was and how every Sunday his Grandma looks forward to it.


My friend looked back to him and asked, “Was it Soren?” He replied, “Yes that is his name. He is great” She responded with, “I am glad you had the chance to experience my friend Soren.”


Miho, Matti and I have been leading sessions there for a few months now and the Grandma in question was the most reluctant to take part when she first came. Now she loves it so much and feels way more joy in her life. I wanted to share this, because what we do with Laughter Yoga is so very powerful and this really made me feel that I can make a huge difference in people’s lives. We all can!!!




Sundays 10:30 am to 11:30 am.  Either at Sunrise Senior Living 920 Humboldt Street OR Beacon Hill Park by the sundial. Check  prior to heading out. I will update as soon as I know.



Also in This Issue:


Heal Yourself with laughter!


Truth is Stranger




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





Heal Yourself with laughter!



Laughter is an Essential Nutrient. Get Your Daily Fix Here.


Free video:


You will see it on the right side of the page as the “Authentic Joy” video.







Truth is Stranger




All for now,

Love, Laughter and Smiles




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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