What we're about

This group is for anyone interested in exploring the effect of laughter on the human mind and body through community and the ritual of play. Our meetups will be in the form of Laughter Yoga and Meditation sessions followed by brief discussions about laughter and play in our lives. Laughter Yoga and Meditation involves simple movements, breathing, and obviously laughter, and is open to all ages. Comfortable clothing is a plus but Laughter Yoga and Meditation isn't your usually yoga class so no special attire, mats, or props required although you'd be quite surprised on how much a workout continuous laughter can be. No previous experience in yoga, meditation, or having a sense of humor necessary. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Kevin and I started this group because we like to play and laugh, and laughter yoga was one of the best ways we have found to fulfill that basic need. There are many proven physical and psychological health benefits to the practice, which have been backed by peer-reviewed studies, but speaking to people about laughter yoga what comes up often is that people feel they’re not having enough fun in their life. We would like to address that.

Which brings up the question: What is laughter yoga? Despite the name, there are
no physical poses. What it takes from yoga is the attitude of practice – the idea isn’t
to be the best at doing the exercises, but simply to start where you are and begin
to develop, over time, an innate and core aspect of your humanity. While yoga
concentrates mainly on the body, this practice focuses primarily on the capacity for
laughter and playfulness.

Laughter is by its nature contagious, so while it may begin like "fake" laughter, it
often turns into real authentic laughter. Playful exercises are generally the types of games you would play with a young child.

Time Magazine, The Huffington Post, and The New Yorker (subscription needed for
full article) have all written about laughter yoga. Though he has no affiliation with
laughter yoga, Dr. Stuart Brown gave an interesting TED talk on the importance
of play to the human brain. In addition, there is a plethora of information on
laughteryoga.org. Or check out a local article here about one of our leaders Jason, http://huntnewsnu.com/2011/02/laughter-meditation-a-trend-in-relaxation/

This group will be led by two experienced leaders – Deborah Bennett who is a
certified Laughter Yoga instructor and currently teaches it to veterans, and Jason
Jedrusiak, a certified yoga instructor who leads a weekly laughter groups at Northeastern University and throughout Boston.

Upcoming events (5)

Yoga Online on Zoom. All Levels Yoga. beginners welcome

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Greetings all, Inviting everyone to online zoom yoga by donation! Any questions, please let me know. Jason Jason is inviting you to Zoom All Levels Yoga with Jason Time: Tonight Monday 8pm-915pm eastern time. Beginners welcome https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83853081855?pwd=VmlxUmM4QUJBQ0YwRFBmZlhVS1FUQT09 Donations accepted but never required. $5-10 Venmo Jason Jedrusiak or Paypal email [masked]

Zoom Yoga with Jason. All Levels, Beginners Welcome!

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Greetings all, sharing some online movement options during these challenging times. I am offering an online all levels yoga class Mondays and Wednesdays, and no experience is required. Beginners welcome! If you have any requests or parts of the body you'd like to strengthen or release, please let me know. I also welcome any questions you might have about the class. If you have a rolled up towel, pillows, or any other things to use as props for helping with balance, feel free to have those handy but they are not necessary for class. Jason is inviting you to: Zoom All Levels Good EVEN'ing Yoga with Jason Time: tonight Wedneday 8pm-915pm eastern time. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82240404784?pwd=mOa6p_-RJoY Meeting ID:[masked] Password: yoga Donations accepted but never required. $5-10 Venmo Jason Jedrusiak or Paypal email [masked]

Yoga Online on Zoom. All Levels Yoga. beginners welcome

Needs a location

Greetings all, Inviting everyone to online zoom yoga by donation! Any questions, please let me know. Jason Jason is inviting you to Zoom All Levels Yoga with Jason Time: Tonight Monday 8pm-915pm eastern time. Beginners welcome https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83853081855?pwd=VmlxUmM4QUJBQ0YwRFBmZlhVS1FUQT09 Donations accepted but never required. $5-10 Venmo Jason Jedrusiak or Paypal email [masked]

Zoom Yoga with Jason. All Levels, Beginners Welcome!

Needs a location

Greetings all, sharing some online movement options during these challenging times. I am offering an online all levels yoga class Mondays and Wednesdays, and no experience is required. Beginners welcome! If you have any requests or parts of the body you'd like to strengthen or release, please let me know. I also welcome any questions you might have about the class. If you have a rolled up towel, pillows, or any other things to use as props for helping with balance, feel free to have those handy but they are not necessary for class. Jason is inviting you to: Zoom All Levels Good EVEN'ing Yoga with Jason Time: tonight Wedneday 8pm-915pm eastern time. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82240404784?pwd=mOa6p_-RJoY Meeting ID:[masked] Password: yoga Donations accepted but never required. $5-10 Venmo Jason Jedrusiak or Paypal email [masked]

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