What we're about

Become a part of the laughter movement while you relieve stress and have fun! Join us at Laughter Yoga Santa Cruz to become a healthier and happier you! We will play with problems, giggle with our gremlins, laugh with our fears and frustrations and reboot our joy set point. You will leave feeling peaceful, relaxed, energized,

This group is especially good for recovering people-pleasers, perfectionists, controller type A personalities, serious thinkers, over doers, and anyone who has been giving to everyone else and feels stressed, overwhelmed. If you want to feel better fast come join in an hour of pure fun and joy!

Fun warm ups, laughter exercises, joyful laughter meditation, and a deep relaxation (shivasana) will leave you blissed out!

Wear comfortable clothes, mat optional. Anyone can participate from children to seniors…all levels of physical fitness are welcome. And you can even be serious, grumpy or not in the mood and laugh. You will still feel better afterwards!

Laughing with others is priceless. Classes at Laughter Yoga Santa Cruz are: $10 drop-in, or $40 for 5 classes. First visit is always free!! Come play with us!

Look forward to laughing with you on Wednesdays!

In love and laughter, Carlala (aka JoyGirl)

Upcoming events (4+)

Free Laughter Yoga Fun in the Park-Every Sunday

Needs a location

Fun, Hilarious, Friendly!
Outdoors, in the park, FREE!

Work your laughter muscles!!
Create more joy in your life!

COVID Safe-social distancing-masks optional

Please RSVP so we know to expect you!

Laughter Yoga is laughing together in a group as a form of exercise. Even if your laughter is fake, you will reap the benefits (see following lists). Laughter is contagious so it may become real once you laugh and connect in fun ways with others!

Laughter exercises can boost oxygen intake, increase the flow of happy chemicals and elevate our levels of joy and well-being.

Increase your happiness quotient by repatterining your mind and body to release more serotonin dopamine, oxytocin and endorphins while you're laughing!

• What to bring
Mask, water, wear comfortable clothing, willingness to play and laugh together. Maintain social distancing. No mat needed.

• Important to know
Anyone can participate, even those in a wheelchair. No mat needed.

Text or call Meg Harlor with any questions:[masked]

Free Laughter Yoga Fun in the Park-Every Sunday

Needs a location

Fun, Hilarious, Friendly!
Outdoors, in the park, FREE!

Work your laughter muscles!!
Create more joy in your life!

COVID Safe-social distancing-masks optional

Please RSVP so we know to expect you!

Laughter Yoga is laughing together in a group as a form of exercise. Even if your laughter is fake, you will reap the benefits (see following lists). Laughter is contagious so it may become real once you laugh and connect in fun ways with others!

Laughter exercises can boost oxygen intake, increase the flow of happy chemicals and elevate our levels of joy and well-being.

Increase your happiness quotient by repatterining your mind and body to release more serotonin dopamine, oxytocin and endorphins while you're laughing!

• What to bring
Mask, water, wear comfortable clothing, willingness to play and laugh together. Maintain social distancing. No mat needed.

• Important to know
Anyone can participate, even those in a wheelchair. No mat needed.

Text or call Meg Harlor with any questions:[masked]

Joy Reboot! with Carla Brown

Needs a location

A short, sweet weekly practice designed to engage your body in the practice of joy and feeling good.

Monday and Wednesday Mornings, 8:30-9 AM Pacific / 11:30 AM-12 PM Eastern

Cost $10-15 drop in, $50 subscribers rate for 1 month twice weekly sessions. Email me at [masked] if you want to purchase a package!
For Drop-In, check out this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/joy-reboot-tickets-123099157895

So often our bodies carry around the habits and patterns of our past. And now with the stress of the pandemic, racial and social injustices bubbling up, political unrest, fires, hurricanes and other natural disasters we are in deep collective and cumulative loss and it can no longer be suppressed.

Our bodies are experiencing higher levels of stress than ever before. We cannot sustain these elevated states of stress hormones in the body and stay healthy.

The chemicals of stress and worry are far stronger than any feel good chemicals. Though we don't have to be feeling good, to practice joy and positivity.

The secret to living from joy is cultivating the wellspring of good feelings that supply the mind and body with positive fuel. Unless you have deliberately trained your body - through diet, exercise, spiritual practice - it will it will go back to the familiar pattern.

Come to this weekly practice to unlearn stress and negativity and anchor new pathways of positivity and joy in the body. I hope to see you there!

You will learn about:

The Negativity Bias

Anchoring good in the body

How to create new neural pathways

Mirror neurons and positive neuroplasticity

Embodying your affirmations

Breathing techniques for calming the brain

Joyful movement and Laughter Exercises to practice delight

This practice is coming from my years of experience with meditation, conscious movement, laughter yoga, energy medicine, grief yoga and my desire to release the trauma from my past and cultivate more joy in my life.

I share it with you from my heart.

Love,

Carla

Joy Reboot! with Carla Brown

Needs a location

A short, sweet weekly practice designed to engage your body in the practice of joy and feeling good.

Monday and Wednesday Mornings, 8:30-9 AM Pacific / 11:30 AM-12 PM Eastern

Cost $10-15 drop in, $50 subscribers rate for 1 month twice weekly sessions. Email me at [masked] if you want to purchase a package!
For Drop-In, check out this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/joy-reboot-tickets-123099157895

So often our bodies carry around the habits and patterns of our past. And now with the stress of the pandemic, racial and social injustices bubbling up, political unrest, fires, hurricanes and other natural disasters we are in deep collective and cumulative loss and it can no longer be suppressed.

Our bodies are experiencing higher levels of stress than ever before. We cannot sustain these elevated states of stress hormones in the body and stay healthy.

The chemicals of stress and worry are far stronger than any feel good chemicals. Though we don't have to be feeling good, to practice joy and positivity.

The secret to living from joy is cultivating the wellspring of good feelings that supply the mind and body with positive fuel. Unless you have deliberately trained your body - through diet, exercise, spiritual practice - it will it will go back to the familiar pattern.

Come to this weekly practice to unlearn stress and negativity and anchor new pathways of positivity and joy in the body. I hope to see you there!

You will learn about:

The Negativity Bias

Anchoring good in the body

How to create new neural pathways

Mirror neurons and positive neuroplasticity

Embodying your affirmations

Breathing techniques for calming the brain

Joyful movement and Laughter Exercises to practice delight

This practice is coming from my years of experience with meditation, conscious movement, laughter yoga, energy medicine, grief yoga and my desire to release the trauma from my past and cultivate more joy in my life.

I share it with you from my heart.

Love,

Carla

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