Laughter Yoga Friends



The brainchild of Dr. Madan Kataria Laughter Yoga was launched at a park as a Laughter Club in India on March 13 1995 with merely a handful of people. Today, it has become a worldwide phenomenon with more than 6000 Social Laughter Clubs in more than 60 countries. In U.S.  you may have seen a mini Laughter Yoga Sessions on TV with OPRAH, Dr. Oz,and Good Morning America shows  or even read about Laughter Yoga in TIME, New Yorker and Marie Claire magazines. Either way, Laughter Yoga is a fun, healthy and easy exercise practice from Mumbai that combines simple playful movements with Laughter and deep breathing. This wonderful concept is based on the sound scientific principles  and truth that all children know: Laughter makes us feel good. 
As regular Yoga practitioners, Dr.Kataria and his wife Madhuri, Co-founder of Laughter Yoga ,saw similarities between Laughter (Which subconsciously induces heavy breathing within the body) and ancient Yogic Practice called Pranayama exercises, incorporated elements from this form of Yoga into Laughter Yoga,including the deep breathing exercises now used in Laughter Yoga sessions to deepen the health, mental and spiritual benefits to the body. The result---A blend of Yogic deep breathing, stretching and Laughter exercises that cultivate childlike playfulness so that we may tap into our birthright of joy,health and happiness.
COME PLAY AND LAUGH WITH US......YOUR BODY, YOUR MIND AND YOUR SPIRIT WILL THANK YOU FOR IT.    
Seven days without laughter makes one weak.
Laughter Yoga sessions are led by  Ordained Interfaith Minister Rev. Erdinc (Ernie) Oktay who is the director in charge of hilarity as he puts the Zany into Zen and Yucks into Yoga. Ernie is a Kripalu Yoga Center Certified instructor, graduate teacher of American School Of Laughter Yoga, as well as graduate teacher of University of Laughter Yoga, Banglore India.  Ernie brings his passion for the healing arts as well as his relentless  desire to spread peace, joy and laughter into where ever he goes.
Ernie is a Quantum Touch Healer, Intuitive Massage Therapist, Reiki Master, Certified 11th Hour Assistant and Certified Grief  Counselor for Holy Redeemer Hospice and enjoys assisting families going through loss of a loved one by offering them bereavement support.
Ernie likes to incorporate Guided Meditation into the sessions as well as making himself available after the Laughter Yoga sessions to answer any questions,provide clarity and understanding of incorporating a beneficial daily laughter practice into our lives. 
Please contact us at #267 970 5696 for more information on Laughter Yoga and our rates. Write to us at LaughterYogaCircle@gmail.com to join our mailing list to stay up to date. Always confirm the meetings dates before attending by checking this website. 
 "Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly"
                                                 G.K. Chesterson

It is easy and anybody can do it.
No thinking is required.
It fosters JOY.
It is EMPOWERING.
It is socially and emotionally safe.
Laughter is infectious.
It is very HEALTHY for you.
It removes STRESS.
Boosts Immune system.
Antidote for depression and  anxiety. 
Blessed is he/she who makes his/her companions LAUGH.
                                  Prophet Muhammad
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Rev. Erdinc (Ernie) Oktay
Laughter Yoga Teacher 
Director In Charge Of Hilarity.