Source: Laughter Yoga With Karen
On April 14 and 15, 2018, the halls of Mercer County Family Support Organization (3535 Quakerbridge Rd, Suite 400 in Trenton) will ring with laughter, as Karen Siugzda and Beverly Burns, both certified Laughter Yoga Teachers, conduct a Laughter Yoga Leader training session.
In the 2-day program, you will learn about the physical and psychological benefits that laughter provides. Recent studies have shown that laughter affects the brain in the same way as meditation, and has many health benefits. Laughter Yoga incorporates laughter exercises with pranayama (yogic breathing) to teach you how to laugh intentionally. There are no yoga poses and no comedy routines, just playful and fun activities using eye-contact in a group setting.
Today, Laughter Therapy is used by thousands of participants in over 100 countries. 10 to 15 minutes of hearty laughter without jokes or comedy stimulates your feel-good hormones. Once a person completes this 2-day training, they are certified to create a club and conduct their own Laughter Yoga sessions for people of all ages and fitness levels.
Proven Health Benefits
• Lowers blood pressure & improves circulation
• Provides a light aerobic workout
• Increases deep oxygenation to organs & brain
• Reduces depression
• Lifts your mood by increasing “feel good” hormones (Endorphins)
• Increases pain blockers (Dopamine)
• Jump-starts your immune system
• Deeply relax all muscles
• Improves one’s sleep
Who should train?
• Yoga Instructors
• Gym Teachers
• Senior Recreation Specialists
• Treatment & Recovery Therapists
• Nurses & Doctors
• Anyone who wants to improve their physical, mental & emotional wellness!
Anyone can partake who can work aerobically standing up or sitting for at least 30 minutes at a time. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes (barefoot is fine too!) and bring a mat or blanket for floor exercises (no strenuous poses) that anyone can do. We are disability friendly and can work with you!
2-Day Laughter Yoga Leader training cost: $325
Early Bird Deal: $300 (register by 3/24/18)
Bring a Friend Deal: Register with a friend and you each save $25 (not to be combined with the Early Bird Deal)
Certified Laughter Yoga Leader/Teachers refresher rate: $100
Full details at: LaughterWellnessWithKaren.com.