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The global laughter yoga movement was started by Dr. Madan Kataria, an MD from India, in 1995. There are now over 6000 Laughter Clubs in over 70 countries around the world spreading peace and joy through laughter! Laughter Yoga does not use the familiar "hatha yoga" poses or asanas. Rather it combines playful, easy laughter exercises with yogic breathing and a final relaxation. And like yoga it IS a "practice", also called "intentional laughter", that taps into the mind-body connection to lift your mood, reduce stress, lower blood pressure and boost your immune system while you have fun. After laughing and playing with this fabulous group, you will leave energized and relaxed. How cool is that!

The Oakland LIfefire Laughter Club was started in 2007 by Annie Goglia, a certified Laughter Yoga Teacher and Life Coach. Annie loves to share her laughter with others with an open heart. She was trained by the founder of Laughter Yoga, Dr. Kataria. In 2013, Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Liz Nichols joined her as co-leader.

We are usually a mix of "regulars" and newcomers. Drop-ins are super-welcome. No mats needed. Adults and older teens of all levels of physically fitness are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing for easier laughing.

Laughing with others is priceless. We welcome first-timers for free, and then ask for your donation ($5-20  suggested) to cover our costs.

This laughter club meets two or more Mondays per month, except major holidays. See the list of upcoming Meetups for the current schedule.

Check out the Laughter Yoga International website: www.laughteryoga.org, Annie's website at www.lifefire.com and Liz's at liznichols.net.

For more information, see this wonderful article about laughter as therapy in Oakland Magazine, featuring the Oakland Lifefire Laughter Club: www.oaklandmagazine.com/media/Oakland-Magazine/July-August-2009/Therapy.

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