Laughter Returns to Beacon Hill Park. Victoria Laughter News March 27, 2017

This Sunday, April 2nd, Laughter Yoga once again restarts in Beacon Hill Park.


Laughter Yoga Leader Miho leads at 10.30 am for one hour. Amidst the peacocks and buds.


Every year from April to September, laughers join together in laughter, some gentle movement, singing at times and lotsa childlike joy.


We sell joy, want some? Er…we don’t sell it. It is free.eeee.eee. and is good. J



Victoria Laughter Yoga Club Schedule:




Notice the Absence of Pain


This is one of the greatest sources of joy in life.


Most of the time, I am not feeling pain.


Noticing the absence of pain is not natural though.


We have to train for this.


(read online: )


“We are hardwired to notice the arising of a phenomenon

—such as sight or sound for example—

we sense if, perceive it, cognize it, and then thoughts arise out of it.

In other words, the mind is stimulated to participate in that phenomenon.”


-Joy on Demand, Chade-Meng Tan.


We are not hardwired to notice the lack of a stimulus.


We have to bring awareness to it.

This awareness can be trained to be a mental habit.


This is how: Notice if you have any pain.

Then notice where you are not in pain.


Remind yourself of that.

If any joy arises from that thought, attend to that joy!


Example, if you have a backache, ask if you have a toothache.

If not, say “I don’t have a toothache right now.”


You can notice lack of emotional pain too.


“I am not suffering the pain of hatred right now.”


Attend to any joy that arises.


The more you do it, the easier it becomes.

The more it becomes a habit.


What joy can you attend to right now by noticing a lack of pain?


“Habits don’t change in a day.

But 1% improvement every day makes every habit work”

— James Altucher


To Your Joy, Energy and Health,



Matti Anttila


Mission: To help you take shortcuts to More Joy, Energy, Health and fulfillment in life.


Find out How to Feel Authentic Joy, Even When Unhappy


Includes: 108 Tips for More Joy, Energy and Health delivered once a week to your inbox…until you say stop. J



Motto: To Get the Most Out of Life: Help Others Get the Most Out of Theirs.


Author of:

The Zen of Joy. How to Rewire Your Brain for Happiness & Success.









Live well. Laugh a lot.


“Laughter is too important to be left to chance. …”


All for now,

Love, Laughter and Smiles




Matti Anttila, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher,

Author of The Zen of Joy

Victoria Laughter Yoga Clubs

Laughter Yoga is the unique concept that we can laugh for no reason at all.

* Laughing is FUN


* We start out with laughter exercises

> That sends feel good hormones to the brain.


* We  intersperse with yoga type deep breathing

> That sends more oxygen to the brain and body

* We add child-like playfulness

> That opens up our creativity and intuition


* We do “Laughter Meditation”

> Unlike any other meditation, way fun


* We finish with some relaxation routines.


* Sessions are led by a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader.           >  Non-profit, non-religious, non-political.


* Free or by donation

> Don’t let money hold you back

1834C Oak Bay Avenue Victoria, BC, Canada V8R 0A4 250-477-8608





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.






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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