Customized Sessions for Individuals and Groups
Laughter Yoga Sessions at Schools
“I am a early childhood teacher in the School District of Philadelphia, a Holistic Health Coach, and a mindfulness educator.
Soon after, I joined Alexa’s certification course to become a Laughter Yoga Leader.
Alexa is an talented, energetic, encouraging and organized instructor. Laughter helps one to have a lighter perspective and connect with one’s inner peace and joy.
Since that time I have implemented the Laughter Yoga practice in my Head Start class everyday! The impact has been enormous. The students love to do it and Laughter Yoga creates cohesiveness and connection amongst the students. It breaks through moodiness and eases shyness, anxiety and general hyper activity. It is fun and the children ( ages 3 – 5 ) look forward to their laughter yoga time everyday.
Sometimes a few children will initiate the practice spontaneously during a free choice time!
I was pleasantly surprised that the students with special needs ( autism, Hyperactive, and high anxiety) were actively engaged and calmed during and after the laughter yoga sessions. Laughter Yoga is a wonderful gift to give.” Hana Halper, Early Childhood Teacher and Laughter Yoga Leader
Coping with Childhood Stress
Stress from without and from within. As school age children make the move from home to school, they learn to navigate the stress of coping with new responsibilities, adapting to new environments and schedules, developing new friendships, time management, chores, homework and so much more. To help children feel less overwhelmed and anxious, Laughter Yoga can teach important mechanisms on how to:
- reduce stress and anxiety (before it can lead to depression)
- cope better with challenges
- develop positive social connections
- foster positive thinking
- encourage “out of the box” thinking (seeing the bigger picture)
- nurture the inner child (instead of suppressing it)
- foster teamwork and inclusiveness
- promote positive body image
- foster inner joy and playfulness
- laugh more and take control of the present moment in a positive way
- practice mindfulness
Laughter Yoga offers simple and yet very effective ways to promote health, happiness and peace.
Laughter Yoga for Older Adults
Older Adults experience higher rates of loneliness and depression due to losing partners, friends and family as they age. It can also be frustrating and challenging to adapt to changing living conditions, becoming more dependent on the help of others and losing one’s privacy and freedom in the process. In addition, chronic health problems and management of other health issues can become burdensome.
Social connections are very important. Laughter Yoga fosters new connections and teaches personal coping skills on how to age in place/with grace and how to adapt to new challenges in a more positive way. Cultivating your “inner child” at any age is the key to feeling young and enjoying the little joys each day.
Laughter Yoga Sessions- at College and at Universities
Alexa has shared Laughter Yoga with students at Middle Schools all the way up to Universities and at Medical Colleges. Students in particular, can benefit from the stress-relieving laughter exercises and will help to energize them before exams. Laughter Yoga stimulates the brain and regular practitioners report that it:
- helps reduce anxiety and relieves tension
- improves social interaction
- boosts creativity and the imagination
- helps with concentration
- improves overall mood
- invigorates and energizes
Alexa is ready to customize a special Laughter Yoga session to suit your needs!
Laughter Yoga is ideal for:
- Corporate Wellness Days
- Anti Stress Power Up with Laughter Series
- Lighten & Brighten Up Work Performance Boosters
- Weekly Staff Wellness Laughter, Breath Work and Mindfulness Meditation
- Enliven Conference Atmosphere with some short Laughter Blasts between speakers
Combining Laughter Exercise, Breath work & Mindfulness Meditation
Improves Work Performance, Lowers Sick Leave, Improves Office Moral,
Fosters Team Building, Stimulates Creativity and Energizes!
Book a Resilience and Well-Being Through Laughter Session today!
Laughter Yoga Session/Laughter Burst
4 – Ten-minute Laughter Bursts or Laughter Blasts to keep your audience energized and engaged
Keep up your audience’s interest and energy levels at your next conference by scheduling a series of Laughter Blasts at your next event!
It all begins with an introduction to Laughter Yoga and the benefits to your targeted audience. The following Laughter Blasts will get your guests up on their feet, stretching, laughing and connecting with others around them, leaving them feeling energized, uplifted and ready to listen to your next speaker.
Special Events, Retreats or Group Gatherings
Birthdays, Anniversaries, Family Reunions
Church Group Retreats
Health Fairs Community Events
Consider allowing extra time to go deeper with Laughter Yoga.
Laughter Yoga is not superficial laughter. There is a reason we engage in mindful and purposeful deep laughter.
The primary reason participants LOVE Laughter Yoga is because it helps to reduce stress and to promote more joyful playfulness between people.
Deeper social connections and a deeper awareness for self.
A 2+ hr Laughter Yoga workshops allow participants to not only learn about the history, benefits and many applications of Laughter Yoga but will allow for more playtime, incorporating the four elements of joy (laughter, singing, dance and play), team building exercises and a deeper Yoga Nidra final mediation to close out the session. Discussion and sharing is stongly encouraged after the session.
Workshops will be customized according to the needs of the individual groups. Rest assured, it will be a memorable and uplifting experience!
Heart to Heart- 1-hr Playshop for Couples!
Schedule a session with Alexa today! Organize a minimum of 6 couples and Alexa will bring the session to you! Find out more about all your options.
An excellent opportunity for you to connect with that special person in your life -through more laughter. Let laughter be the tool to rekindle/reawaken/re spark that powerful bond between you.
Is your relationship feeling a bit stale or la-di-da?
Have you been searching for a way to jump-start or re-energize the way you connect with your partner? When is the last time you laughed for more than a few seconds with your mate?
Are you listening to your significant other like you did when you were dating? Are you still as patient as you were when you were courting?
In this fast-paced life, it is sometimes hard to keep up and spend quality time with the person you love the most.
Here is a fun way to re-ignite that spark and also the perfect way to show that person that you are committed them. Step away from the electronics and pull your partner closer through laughter.
Laughter Yoga offers the perfect way to strengthen your feelings of trust, love and compassion. It also allows your to re-discover your playful self and to reconnect with your partner in a way that is more light-hearted and spirited.
This Laughter Yoga Playshop will inspire you to laugh more ever day and Alexa will teach you simple techniques on how to incorporate more joy and laughter into each day.
Never heard of Laughter Yoga? Indian cardiologist, Dr. Madan Kataria created Laughter Yoga 24 years ago, in 1995. It is now being practiced in more thank 100 countries and at over 16000 laughter clubs. Laughter Yoga for Health, Happiness and Peace. Laughter Yoga is non-religious and non-political.
Laughter Yoga combines 3 powerful elements:
1) Laughter exercises (based on everyday situations, not on jokes or comedy). Your teacher will guide you through a series of laughter exercises where you will use your diaphragm for deep belly laughter. This incorporates more oxygen to your body and brain, creating positive endorphins.
Laughter Yoga benefits the body, mind and spirit. Some of the health benefits include the regulation of blood pressure, promoting heart and brain health and boosting the immunities. Laughter brings people together and improves feelings of empathy, compassion, self confidence and communication. People who can laugh together support each other in a more positive way.
This practice also helps to expand the arteries to help regulate blood pressure and to reduce stress (cortisol) levels. We do not perform yoga poses but you will still get a good workout. Laughter Yoga is considered aerobic exercise. We move around the room, sing, dance, laugh and burn lots of calories.
2) Deep yogic breathing (pranayama), the yoga part of Laughter Yoga. No yoga poses.
3) Restorative Mindfulness Meditation ( Yoga Nidra) a great way to finish off the session, leaving participants relaxed yet at the same time, feeling invigorated and joyful.
“The old saying that ‘laughter is the best medicine,’ definitely appears to be true when it comes to protecting your heart,” says Michael Miller, M.D. (http://www.umm.edu/doctors/michael__miller.html), director of the Center for Preventive Cardiology at the University of Maryland Medical Center and a professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Heart Health and Laughter: http://umm.edu/news-and-events/news-releases/2009/laughter-is-the-best-medicine-for-your-heart
Ever heard the saying: ” Couples who laugh together, stay together?”
It ‘s true. Laughter strengthens any relationship but it you mindfully practice daily laughter, imagine how much you can improve the quality and depth of your union!
One on one
New! One-on-One Consultations for Laughter Yoga Professionals
Are you feeling stuck or in need of inspiration? Let’s discuss! Let me help you get back on track and thrive with your laughter practice.
First 15 minutes are FREE.
Call to schedule a one-hour session. If local, we can meet in person or on skype.