Laughter Yoga is a unique concept developed by Dr. Madan Kataria, a medical doctor from India, based on the philosophy of “acting happiness” – tell your body what to do and your mind will follow. Laughter Yoga follows a series of simple, yet structured laughter and yogic breathing techniques, combined with simple stretching. Laughter Yoga effectively decreases stress, strengthens the immune system, and increases endorphins, the “feel good” chemicals in the brain.
Please note: No prior yoga experience or yoga mat is necessary - a willingness to laugh is all you need.
Please note: These classes will take place on-site at Roc Women's Fest at MLK Park, celebrating all of the diverse women-owned businesses our city has to offer. Entry into the festival is free and parking in the area is free on weekends as well. Please check-in for the class at the Rochester Brainery table.
About the teacher:
Dale Heffer trained with Laughter Yoga founder Dr. Madan Kataria, earning her Laughter Yoga Leader certificate in April, 2007. She has been leading laughter wellness sessions with Joellen Kuhl, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher since their chance meeting at Dr. Kataria’s training. Dale’s goal is to enhance the lives of people through the gift of laughter!
Joellen "Jo" Kuhl's mission is life is to help people and animals be happy. In 2007, Jo Kuhl trained with Dr. Kataria in Niagara Falls to become a Laughter Yoga Teacher, enabling her to train Laughter Yoga Leaders. Since then she and Dale have been leading Laughter Yoga sessions for various organizations, including Employee trainings, nursing homes, adult education classes, to name a few.
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