Welcome to the most vibrant and dedicated laughter meetup in Richmond! RVA Laughter and Wellness Club is a weekly laughter club dedicated to creating healthier and happier lives in our community through laughter. Our events are very social and offer a fabulous way to meet new people. Here, you’ll meet others who want to laugh, exercise, have fun, relieve stress and connect with others.
*Please note that although we are a laughter yoga resource for the Richmond area and use our meet up to announce laughter yoga classes, trainings and special events sponsored by area teachers, our goal is to build community through laughter. With this in mind, we attend comedy and improv events together and often support our group members by attending their events as well.
What is laughter yoga?
It's based on the belief that voluntary laughter provides the same physiological and psychological benefits as spontaneous laughter, your certified laughter leader will guide you into prolonged voluntary laughter for 1 - 10 minute intervals.
Each sixty minute class utilizes yoga breathing, laughter exercises, eye contact, childlike playfulness and meditation, to bring more laughter into your life. You will leave feeling younger, healthier and happier!!!
Open to all ages, our “pay-what-you-can” classes take place in a safe, supported and nurturing environment and run every Friday (except when they’re on Sunday). Chairs are always available for those who are less mobile or energetic.
No prior yoga experience is necessary and you’re welcome to come in jeans, t-shirts, shorts and either fun socks or bare feet. Laughter Yoga was started in Mumbai India in 1995 by Dr. Madan Kataria as a way to promote the use of laughter as a form of physical exercise.
Laughing for an hour with us is a simple and easy method of bringing something positive into your day-to-day life and makes a great alternative for people who don't get regular aerobic exercise. It helps foster a positive attitude to help you face daily challenges and increases optimism to help you move towards realizing your hopes and dreams.
Our laughter sessions can have a profound impact on our health and well-being, significantly improving your immune system, prevent against colds and flues, help the healing the process, increases confidence, tones muscles (your core muscles will be sore) aids weight loss (yes really!) and reduces stress and tension.