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This group is for anyone interested in a fun, uplifting, energizing way to relieve stress, reduce anxiety & depression, meet new people and share in community! More and more, we are pushed to the max (either from family or work....or both!) and our nervous systems are on hyper-drive. Plus, more often than not, we are connecting with people via social media rather than face to face. Let's get together! As a Certified Laughter Wellness Instructor, I invite you to explore the stress-relieving and joy boosting effects of laughter, deep breathing, mindfulness, and community. It's more than just fun, it's revitalizing. You don't need to be flexible or funny! We use simple activities to promote laughter and connection...and the benefits are amazing. You'll be smiling from the inside out. :)

Upcoming events (5)

Free Deep Relaxation Class

Online event

These weekly relaxation classes are being offered online. During stressful times it's important to find balance and tap into your inner medicine. Join me for a half hour to deeply relax into a state of inner harmony. Be gently guided through a conscious awareness practice while lying fully supported. The floor is best but if this is not available for you the practice can also be done lying in bed or seated in a chair. Some optional breathing practice will be offered to support healing the nervous system (taking us out of the body's fight or flight mode) and boosting the immune system. To join the class via Zoom: Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85288796483?pwd=b2NUeTZPS3VTSXFSd1FHVyt2L3BIdz09 Meeting ID:[masked] Passcode: YFL

"No Mud, No Lotus" Book Discussion Online

Online event

"No Mud, No Lotus: The Art of Transforming Suffering" by Thich Nhat Hahn Join us on Zoom to discuss muddy life challenges and the strength and beauty that grows out of the "stuff" we go through. Oct 3, 2020: Chapters 1 - 2 plus "Practices for Happiness" #1 - #2 Oct 17, 2020: Chapters 3 - 4 plus "Practices for Happiness" #3 - #5 Oct 31, 2020: Chapters 5 - 6 plus "Practices for Happiness" #6 - #8 The secret to happiness is to acknowledge and transform suffering, not to run away from it. In "No Mud, No Lotus," Thich Nhat Hanh offers practices and inspiration transforming suffering and finding true joy. Thich Nhat Hanh acknowledges that because suffering can feel so bad, we try to run away from it or cover it up by consuming. We find something to eat or turn on the television. But unless we’re able to face our suffering, we can’t be present and available to life, and happiness will continue to elude us. Nhat Hanh shares how the practices of stopping, mindful breathing, and deep concentration can generate the energy of mindfulness within our daily lives. With that energy, we can embrace pain and calm it down, instantly bringing a measure of freedom and a clearer mind. "No Mud, No Lotus" introduces ways to be in touch with suffering without being overwhelmed by it. "When we know how to suffer," Nhat Hanh says, "we suffer much, much less." With his signature clarity and sense of joy, Thich Nhat Hanh helps us recognize the wonders inside us and around us that we tend to take for granted and teaches us the art of happiness.

Free Deep Relaxation Class

Online event

These weekly relaxation classes are being offered online. During stressful times it's important to find balance and tap into your inner medicine. Join me for a half hour to deeply relax into a state of inner harmony. Be gently guided through a conscious awareness practice while lying fully supported. The floor is best but if this is not available for you the practice can also be done lying in bed or seated in a chair. Some optional breathing practice will be offered to support healing the nervous system (taking us out of the body's fight or flight mode) and boosting the immune system. To join the class via Zoom: Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85288796483?pwd=b2NUeTZPS3VTSXFSd1FHVyt2L3BIdz09 Meeting ID:[masked] Passcode: YFL

FREE Laughter Yoga. Boost your energy and reduce stress.

This session will be held online, until further notice. Join the Zoom session: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/94114422536?pwd=MDIvQnBWVnUxcjI4Q3d4azdKdHE1Zz09 ---------------------- Jump-start your week with inner joy and a positive attitude! Join us for Laughter Yoga. • What we'll do Laughter yoga is healing for body, mind, and spirit. It does not involve yoga poses; it’s the yoga of breath and moving energy. The “yoga” aspect of it is the mindfulness and deep breathing exercises we incorporate. Laughing for wellness promotes healing and having fun through simple movements, lots of intentional laughter, playful activity and breathing exercises. It’s very simple, so it is available to everybody. You can even participate in a chair. Session ends with a guided awareness, which helps ground us, allowing our body to rest and fully integrate the wonderful benefits of the laughter practice. Laughter Yoga is excellent for: ** boosting your energy ** supporting your immune system ** creating a positive outlook ** reducing stress ** relieving mild pain, anxiety and depression. • What to bring All you need to bring is a bottle of water and a willingness to have fun. No yoga mat needed. Wear comfortable clothes.

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Free Deep Relaxation Class

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