Laughter Yoga Club

Date: April 7th, 2024, including 5/5/24, 6/2/24, 7/7/24, 8/4/24.

First Sunday of Each Month, 6pm, walk ins welcome
Led by Robert Rivest
Laughter Yoga Teacher & Trainer, International Laughter Ambassador

Joyful Laughter Yoga Club sessions are a fun way for us to get together as a community, and have a positive shared experience of breathing, moving, smiling and laughing. Laughter Yoga combines fun, easy to learn, interactive laughter exercises, with deep, centering breaths and simple, calming movements. Ending with  guided relaxation and some community chat time.

Pre register on Heartsong's website, on the Punchpass pre registration calendar and walk ins welcome.
All levels welcome, no experience necessary. Easy to learn, fun to do.

Laughter Yoga Health Benefits:

  • Boosts Immune System: Laughter yoga can enhance immunity, making you less prone to illnesses. Practicing laughter quickly increases levels of  anti-viral and anti-infection cells; our immune system’s first lines of defense against illnesses.
  • Lowers Stress Levels: Laughter helps in reducing stress by decreasing the production of stress hormones. Laughter Yoga brings about significant reductions in the stress hormone cortisol and activates the parasympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system.
  • Relieves Pain: Laughter can act as a natural painkiller. Laughter Yoga releases endorphins: natural substances our nervous system produces to help us deal with pain and stress.
  • Abdominal Workout: Laughter yoga can serve as a great exercise for your abs due to the movements involved while laughing. LY has a positive effect on trunk muscle activation.
  • Protects Heart and Lungs: Laughter Yoga helps you flow. By improving blood vessel function and increasing blood flow, laughter yoga benefits cardiovascular health and enhances lung capacity.
  • Elevates Mood: LY is a quick me me up. The secretion of mood-enhancing hormones like dopamine and endorphins during laughter yoga, can uplift your mood instantly.
  • Improves Blood Pressure: A daily practice of laughter yoga helps regulate your BP and can help manage high blood pressure.
  • Enhances Self-Belief and Security: Laughter yoga can boost self-confidence and instill a sense of security.
  • Promotes Positive Energy: Laughing stimulates the release of positive energy, making you feel energetic, upbeat and more alive. LY guided relaxation also helps you feel calm and peaceful.
  • Distraction from Negative Thoughts: Laughter yoga serves as an effective distraction from negative thoughts, promoting mental wellbeing, while allowing you to be in the present moment.

10 Health Benefits of Laughter Video with Robert Rivest

Laughter Yoga Sample Session Video Robert Rivest at Heartsong Yoga Center