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Laughter Yoga is a unique form of exercise in which ANYONE can laugh without relying on humor, jokes or comedy. We initiate laughter as an exercise in a group, then with eye contact and childlike playfulness, the elicited laughter turns into genuine, contagious laughter. It is called Laughter Yoga because we combine deep breathing techniques from yoga with laughter exercises. This brings more oxygen into the body & brain while producing feel-good hormones. This joy cocktail of oxygen & endorphins makes us feel energetic & healthy. Laughter Yoga is based on the scientific fact that your body cannot differentiate between fake and real laughter…you still get the same health benefits either way…so, fake it 'til you make it! Laughter Yoga helps us to create a positive mental attitude NMW (No Matter What!). Laughter Yoga was started by a medical doctor in India, Dr. Madan Kataria, in a park in Mumbai with just 5 people in 1995. Today, there are over 13,000 Laughter Clubs in over 80 countries around the world!

The Laughing 39'ers meet every Monday from 12:15-1:00pm at the Jewish Community Center in Maitland. Free for JCC members and first timers. $5 charge for non-members after first visit. (***currently on hiatus due to Covid-19)

***During the Covid-19 pandemic, Dana is leading free, weekly Laughter Yoga classes on Mondays from 11:00-11:40am on Zoom. Please message her for the link (it is the same link every week).

***During the Covid-19 pandemic, Dana is also on Facebook Live every weekday morning at 7:30 for a gentle whole body warm-up laughter practice (Dana Kaplan-Yoga You Smile page)

You can also see Dana's Laughter Yoga & regular yoga teaching schedule as well as Kirtan events with her band, To Bring Devotion on her website: http://www.YogaYouSmile.com

Stay tuned for other special Laughter Yoga events!

Upcoming events (4+)

Virtual Laughter Yoga Mondays w/ Dana

Online event

Let's start the week off right by laughing for absolutely no reason at all! And you can do it from the comfort of your own chair if you choose to! Laughter Yoga is the simplest, most fun & most effective way to elevate your mood, release stress, bring energy into the body & create a positive mental attitude all while exercising your heart & lungs
This weekly 45 minute class is FREE and will be streamed via Zoom.
Link is provided once you RSVP "Going"

Virtual Laughter Yoga Mondays w/ Dana

Online event

Let's start the week off right by laughing for absolutely no reason at all! And you can do it from the comfort of your own chair if you choose to! Laughter Yoga is the simplest, most fun & most effective way to elevate your mood, release stress, bring energy into the body & create a positive mental attitude all while exercising your heart & lungs
This weekly 45 minute class is FREE and will be streamed via Zoom.
Link is provided once you RSVP "Going"

Virtual Laughter Yoga Mondays w/ Dana

Online event

Let's start the week off right by laughing for absolutely no reason at all! And you can do it from the comfort of your own chair if you choose to! Laughter Yoga is the simplest, most fun & most effective way to elevate your mood, release stress, bring energy into the body & create a positive mental attitude all while exercising your heart & lungs
This weekly 45 minute class is FREE and will be streamed via Zoom.
Link is provided once you RSVP "Going"

Virtual Laughter Yoga Mondays w/ Dana

Online event

Let's start the week off right by laughing for absolutely no reason at all! And you can do it from the comfort of your own chair if you choose to! Laughter Yoga is the simplest, most fun & most effective way to elevate your mood, release stress, bring energy into the body & create a positive mental attitude all while exercising your heart & lungs
This weekly 45 minute class is FREE and will be streamed via Zoom.
Link is provided once you RSVP "Going"

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Virtual Laughter Yoga Mondays w/ Dana

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