To complement the MASSAGE Magazine article, “Giggle Your Way to Health with Laughter Yoga,” by Jill Johnson, in the June 2011 issue. Article summary: We know mindful breathing can make a difference in how we feel and react to everyday stress—but did you know laughter can have the same effect on health?

by Jill Johnson

Because Laughter Yoga is a unique concept, a person needs to be trained as a laughter leader in order to lead a group of people through Laughter Yoga session and meditation.

Whether it is a social laughter club, corporate session, Laughter Yoga for schools, seniors or people with special needs, Laughter Yoga exercises remain the same—with slight variations according to the need of a group.

A certified leader training is a two-day basic training on how to lead a laughter session for social clubs, corporate organizations, seniors, school children and people with special needs. You will acquire the basic facilitation skills of how to lead a group of people through laughter session and meditation. You will also learn the history, concept, philosophy and different steps of Laughter Yoga and meditation.

You can find the Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training nearest by going to the international Laughter Yoga website, www.laughteryoga.org.

Jill Johnson and her husband, Dan, offer laughter-leader trainings, corporate wellness programs, laughter life coaching, laughter therapy and laughter resources. They are dynamic presenters who specialize in uplifting and experiential presentations tailored to fit any organization, whether it’s corporate executives, church personnel or chronically ill patients. Dan is also a licensed massage therapist. For more information, visit www.joyfullivinglife.com/.

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