Meredith Yardley discovered the healing power of Laughter and studies the science of happiness. This is restorative and evidence based & Meredith will elevate your daily levels of Happiness using a range of scientifically proven tools and strategies that include laughter and mindfulness. Non threatening and wonderfully supportive, Meredith guides you through the journey.  This class will have you feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and really happy! Remember to wear comfy clothes. 

Kids 12 and under FREE

(60min duration)

meredith yardley

Laughter Yoga is an aerobic activity that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Laughter gives your brain and body a boost and can help you feel uplifted and joyous, de-stressed and connected to others.  How does it work? Rather than using comedy or jokes, Laughter Yoga takes normal everyday events and wraps laughter around them, turning them into a laughter exercise. Laughter sessions work in sets of three:

1. A laughter exercise, which raises your heart rate

2. A simple clap and chant, which is grounding

3. A deep, yogic breath, which slows the heart rate


A laughter exercise is no more complicated than playing charades - such as laughing while pretending to make and drink a milkshake. Key to enjoying a Laughter session is bringing a sense of play, imagination and a willingness to have fun. Just think of your 6-year-old self, that little kid who loved to jump in puddles and climb trees - that’s the part of you that you get to set free in Laughter Yoga. A typical session runs for about 45 minutes, then is wrapped up with a 10 minute Laughter Meditation. Don’t worry about being flexible or yoga-fit - there is no downward dog or turning yourself into a pretzel. Laughter Yoga can be enjoyed standing, or sitting in a chair, and is suitable for ages 5 - 105! 

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