This laughter class will teach you about the benefits of laughter and you will experience the benefits for yourself, through the process of laughter yoga.
You will learn:
Laughter yoga is a process that allows you to laugh, even if you don’t feel like it. It involves laughter exercises, rhythmic clapping exercises and deep breathing techniques from yoga.
Research shows that laughter is an effective form of preventive medicine and complementary therapy. It enables you to tap into your own inner cellular pharmacy and create real biochemical and physiological changes. Laughter and deep breathing exercises lower cortisol ‘stress hormone’ levels in the body and activate the body’s relaxation response. Laughter also releases endorphins and boosts feelings of positivity and optimism.
Laughter yoga is empowering. It teaches you that you can choose to laugh, when you want to, for no reason, because you can. Laughter is too important to leave to chance.
When you feel good, you have clearer thoughts and this has a positive impact on all aspects of your life.
You don’t need any yoga experience or yoga attire. Just wear comfortable clothes that don’t restrict abdominal movements and comfortable footwear.
Connie is a laughter yoga teacher, laughter wellness teacher and the founder of Laugh and Live Well. Her background is in education and she has nine years of international teaching experience. Connie has followed her passion for therapeutic laughter having recognised and experienced the benefits of regular, hearty laughter to a healthier and more balanced lifestyle. She now uses a therapeutic approach to laughter to help others achieve a state of balance and joy, regardless of how they are feeling or what is going on around them.
Connie leads laughter classes with passion, enthusiasm and compassion. She has conducted sessions for Johnson & Johnson, Westmead Hospital and the University of Wollongong, amongst other organisations. Connie helps people to unlock the inner joy that already exists within them.
The class was brilliant. It was so much more fun (and far less awkward) than we had expected! Definitely recommend it!
A group of about 20 met and were led through a laughter class. It was very well structured. Going alone it was a little confronting as there's lots of face to face laughing activities.