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EVERYONE is welcome!

This physical, emotional, mental and social exercise program is officially called "Laughter Yoga", but we do not do hatha/physical yoga. Rather, we combine intentional laughter (which quickly becomes real and genuine laughter) with yogic breathing and relaxation to bring more oxygen to our bodies and brains and exercise the creative and playful parts of our brain, breaking down our inhibitions and emotional/mental blocks.

Laughter classes a fun, easy and effective way to destress and it's good for our hearts, lungs, digestive system, immune system, etc.!

Many people join us who are not part of Meetup, so even if only one or two people RSVP through Meetup, there is sure to be more people at the group!

FREE Laughter Classes meet all over the world (search on http://www.laughteryoga.org or google it). In SAN DIEGO COUNTY there are currently 5 Laughter Classes that meet regularly.

You can find out more about laughter yoga on the international laughter yoga website (www.LaughterYoga.org)

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Laughter Yoga in Balboa Park

Sixth Avenue Playground

WE'RE BACK! This is a live in-person gathering for laughter yoga.
We meet every Saturday 9:30 A.M. Location is just south of 6th Avenue Playground in Balboa Park. If you can't make it, don't worry because we will be there every week, same time same place.

It is not necessary to RSVP on meetup but I recommend it so that I am able to send you the latest updates (in case we need to change time/location last minute). It also helps us to know who to expect.

If you are fully vaccinated, you don't have to wear a face mask (but you are welcome to do so!). If you are not vaccinated, please wear a mask for everyone's safety. Also, I'd highly recommend you get vaccinated!

If you have a cough, fever, or are feeling ill, please postpone your visit until you are fully recovered. Many people come to laughter yoga to improve their health and may have pre-existing conditions that would make them especially sensitive to the effects of COVID. If there's any doubt, it's better to be safe than sorry. Don't worry about missing the laughter group because we are here every week.

OUR GROUP HAS BEEN MEETING FOR OVER 10 YEARS! It's a great way to start the day and the weekend. We do some simple stretching, playful laughter exercises and end with a deep relaxation.

MORE PEOPLE WILL ATTEND THAN RSVP ON MEETUP because Meetup is not the only way we promote the group.

WHAT WILL WE DO? We practice "Laughter Yoga." We start with gentle stretching, then engage in simple playful exercises that elicit genuine laughter without the need for jokes or comedy. We do a lot of breathing in between exercises which brings more oxygen to our body and brains. We end with a "laughter free-for-all" where everyone is invited to laugh, make whatever noises they want, or just lie quietly. Each group ends with a period of relaxation. It is a practice called "Laughter Yoga."

WHY IS IT CALLED "YOGA"? Laughter Yoga is NOT hatha (physical) yoga. Laughter Yoga was started in India in 1995 by a medical doctor and his wife who is a hatha yoga teacher. "Yoga" is a generic term that refers to anything we do that brings our mind, body and heart/soul into balance and laughter certainly does that! Also, Laughter Yoga incorporates the breathing and relaxation of hatha yoga and practicing it makes us more flexible in our lives, teaching us new ways to react to normally stress-producing events. For more information about Laughter Yoga, visit www.LaughterYoga.org.

NO YOGA MAT OR SPECIAL CLOTHING REQUIRED.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME. People of ALL ages and abilities laugh with us. The group is done standing but you can bring a beach chair or folding chair if you prefer to sit during all or any part of the group.

WE STILL MEET IF IT RAINS. If it rains, we meet under the overhang by the Bridge Club building. It's just a little further south of our normal spot.

Laughter Yoga Online (Google Meeting)

Online event

This group will be led by Ahalya.

Let's meet and laugh every Sunday (9 AM - 9:45 AM pacific time; 9:30 PM-10:15 PM India Time) and Friday (6 pm - 6:45 pm Pacific time, 6:30 am -7:15 am India time) using google meet. Bring your friends and family. No yoga mat/dress required.

To join the video meeting, click this link:

https://meet.google.com/azq-hisc-gtw

Laughter Yoga Online (Google Meeting)

Online event

This group will be led by Ahalya.

Let's meet and laugh every Sunday (9 AM - 9:45 AM pacific time; 9:30 PM-10:15 PM India Time) and Friday (6 pm - 6:45 pm Pacific time, 6:30 am -7:15 am India time) using google meet. Bring your friends and family. No yoga mat/dress required.

To join the video meeting, click this link:

https://meet.google.com/azq-hisc-gtw

Laughter Yoga in Balboa Park

Sixth Avenue Playground

WE'RE BACK! This is a live in-person gathering for laughter yoga.
We meet every Saturday 9:30 A.M. Location is just south of 6th Avenue Playground in Balboa Park. If you can't make it, don't worry because we will be there every week, same time same place.

It is not necessary to RSVP on meetup but I recommend it so that I am able to send you the latest updates (in case we need to change time/location last minute). It also helps us to know who to expect.

If you are fully vaccinated, you don't have to wear a face mask (but you are welcome to do so!). If you are not vaccinated, please wear a mask for everyone's safety. Also, I'd highly recommend you get vaccinated!

If you have a cough, fever, or are feeling ill, please postpone your visit until you are fully recovered. Many people come to laughter yoga to improve their health and may have pre-existing conditions that would make them especially sensitive to the effects of COVID. If there's any doubt, it's better to be safe than sorry. Don't worry about missing the laughter group because we are here every week.

OUR GROUP HAS BEEN MEETING FOR OVER 10 YEARS! It's a great way to start the day and the weekend. We do some simple stretching, playful laughter exercises and end with a deep relaxation.

MORE PEOPLE WILL ATTEND THAN RSVP ON MEETUP because Meetup is not the only way we promote the group.

WHAT WILL WE DO? We practice "Laughter Yoga." We start with gentle stretching, then engage in simple playful exercises that elicit genuine laughter without the need for jokes or comedy. We do a lot of breathing in between exercises which brings more oxygen to our body and brains. We end with a "laughter free-for-all" where everyone is invited to laugh, make whatever noises they want, or just lie quietly. Each group ends with a period of relaxation. It is a practice called "Laughter Yoga."

WHY IS IT CALLED "YOGA"? Laughter Yoga is NOT hatha (physical) yoga. Laughter Yoga was started in India in 1995 by a medical doctor and his wife who is a hatha yoga teacher. "Yoga" is a generic term that refers to anything we do that brings our mind, body and heart/soul into balance and laughter certainly does that! Also, Laughter Yoga incorporates the breathing and relaxation of hatha yoga and practicing it makes us more flexible in our lives, teaching us new ways to react to normally stress-producing events. For more information about Laughter Yoga, visit www.LaughterYoga.org.

NO YOGA MAT OR SPECIAL CLOTHING REQUIRED.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME. People of ALL ages and abilities laugh with us. The group is done standing but you can bring a beach chair or folding chair if you prefer to sit during all or any part of the group.

WE STILL MEET IF IT RAINS. If it rains, we meet under the overhang by the Bridge Club building. It's just a little further south of our normal spot.

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Laughter Yoga Online (Google Meeting)

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