The Legend of the Laughing Buddha. Victoria Laughter News June 26, 2017

Each of our 3 Laughter Yoga Sessions has been established for years now.


Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Gene Furbee has sessions every Monday except holidays.

They take place at 4.30pm at VIHA on Fraser Street in Esquimalt…across from the Esquimalt Rec Centre. If you arrive late, just knock on the window.


Wednesdays, Soren Russow and Matti Anttila take turns leading at 5.30pm.

The venue has changed. We are now at Willows Beach, just in front of the parking lot.


Then Sundays at 10.30 am, we meet at the sundial in Beacon Hill Park. A delightful spot.


All sessions are one-hour long. All are fun. All are drop in. No reservations needed.


Greater Victoria is well served with Laughter Yoga. These non-profit, non-religious and non-political sessions are just for the fun and health benefits they bestow. Check out our website for more about the benefits of “the best medicine…laughter.”



Victoria Laughter Yoga Club Schedule:




Laughing Buddha Legend

Everyone in the world knows about Laughing Buddha. His wisdom goes very well with the concept and philosophy of Laughter Yoga. Here is a brief story about the Buddhist monk who believed that unconditional laughter is a better way to enlightenment rather than sitting for hours in silent meditation.





Laughter is God’s hand on the shoulder of a troubled world.

– Bettenell Huntznicker.


“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

304 – 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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