Portland Laughter Yoga is the premiere Portland metro area Laughter Yoga resource offering Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Trainings, Laughter Clubs & Classes, corporate, celebrations, sessions for seniors, caregivers, kids and more! This Meet-up will be used to announce Laughter Clubs, Laughter Yoga classes, trainings and special events sponsored by Portland Laughter Yoga.
What's Going On? Laughter Clubs are a community event. We would love to offer them for free, but space is hard to come by so we have a recommended donation of $5 to $10 dollars. No one will be turned away.
Right now, the oldest recurring Meetup is the Hawthorne Laughter Club, which meets on Sundays at 4 pm in the movement studio at Hawthorne Wellness Center. There are other weekly clubs happening that are listed, as well as occasional special events.
We joined Meetup in 2011, but Portland Laughter Yoga has been holding clubs, classes and trainings since 2008. Meetup is simply a new way to get the word out about Laughter Yoga and related events. We think laughing is AWESOME and want to share it with everyone! Please do not think that just because not many people are listed as attending on Meetup that no one is going. We have many regular laughers that attend our functions that are not tapped into Meetup.
What is Laughter Yoga?
Laughter Yoga (www.laughteryoga.org) is a unique new physical activity that blends playful and energizing laughter exercises with gentle yogic breathing and rhythmic clapping and chanting. It is fun & easy! No sweat pants or yoga mat required. During the second half of a session we use intentional laughter as a tool, not an emotion during laughter meditation - we just sit or lay back and laugh!
Through group activity and eye contact, simulated laughter quickly becomes real, contagious and enthusiastic. By the time the laughter meditation starts people usually have no problem tapping into their inner laugh. I love Laughter Yoga for its ease and simplicity. Laughter has so many physical, spiritual, emotional and social benefits and anyone can do it!