Finally, I end this year and walkabout with a special gift. A good friend of mine works at a small center in Kuala Lumpur that serves as school for more than 100 Myanmar refugee children, ages 6-17. Recently, she brought to my attention that their current supply of food and notebooks will run out by…
Laughter Yoga is being used at the Institute on an ongoing basis as an Ice-Breaker at the beginning of the training programmes, Energizer during the session breaks and Wellness Routine in the evenings for the participants.
Sabine Jizi: First Lebanese certified laughter yoga teacher and leader, got certified directly by the source, Dr. Madan Kataria, during a workshop in Horn-Bad Meinberg, Germany in March 2011. Laughter Yoga has just started to boom in Lebanon, and the media has been quite curious about this concept, asking Sabine for TV, Radio and newspaper…
I was fortunate to be an instrument in introducing Laughter Yoga here in 2003. The first club, KCA Laughter Club started with 40 members and meets twice a month. The club is a great support to me and it orchestrates the World Laughter Day, Laughter March and many other Laughter contests.
Though it is difficult to promote the idea of Laughter Yoga among Palestinian villages or even among Jews and Arabs in a politically neutralized location as the borders and bureaucracy is too complicated, but it is still amazing to see how people who live in this very observant society and tough conditions attend our workshops and enjoy the laughter sessions. The “endorphin euphoria” may not extend beyond the session, yet people remember my one time contribution for a long time.
Silvia Pencheva CLYT, Bulgaria: Two years ago in Bulgaria almost no one knew what Laughter Yoga was. But now, here we are, after my CLYL education in Bangalore, the laughter virus has spread in more than 10 cities in the country.
Emmy Liana Dewi, Indonesia: Our Certified laughter Yoga Teacher Emmy has started laughter yoga with a centre of deaf in Indonesia and she says it was great and everyone loved it. This is going to be ongoing project and we will keep you posted about the developments. Perhaps we can find out after few weeks…
Laughter Yoga was introduced to these children by a medical doctor Dr. Sushma Duggad, chief coordinator of Laughter Clubs in Nasik. According to the teachers, regular laughter session has brought lot of joy and happiness into the lives of these disabled children and has helped them to overcome their depression.
This makes all Laughter Yoga DvDs, Audio CDs & Books easily accessible at a much lower cost. Also there is no hassle of shipping and postal delays and custom duties.However if someone wants original DVDs, CDs and Books they can be bought as Kits and packages which will be given at a special price.
The most surprising result of working with these patients is the fact that with laughter they are able to speak about symptoms that otherwise is very difficult to talk about. For example, there was a patient who showed no improvement after years of different treatments, but after some months of laughter sessions