A One and a Half Hour Workshop for Fun, Games, Improvisation, Meditation and LAUGHTER Ho Ho Ha Ha Ha
Laugh, Play, socialise and make new friends. Join us for our optional after Laugh Social where the conversation and laughter will continue to flow.
An hour of rib tickling deep belly laughter including child like playfulness, gibberish, improvisation, complete nonsense, meditation and dancing!!! followed by an optional social at a local cafe.
IMPORTANT Info. This is a Well-being Workshop and not suitable for those who have consumed alcohol prior to the event.
£8.49 in advance and £10.00 on the day subject to availability.
Please note, No Refunds for non attendance.
In a nutshell
Laughter yoga is a practice involving prolonged voluntary laughter along with breathing techniques that originate from Yoga. We usually laugh for between 3-5 seconds, in a laughter yoga session we will laugh for between 10-15 minutes, of deep belly laughter. This is the type of laughter that gives us all the health benefits and the benefits will remain with us for a good 24 hours after the session! The body reacts in the same way whether the laughter is forced or natural, releasing the endorphin’s (happy hormones). It is these endorphin’s that kick in and fight stress, boost our immune system and make us feel good in so many ways. Laughter yoga is experienced in groups, with eye contact, yogic breathing and playfulness between participants. All that is required of the participants is a Willingness to Laugh!
Please arrive at 10.30am for registration. We finish the workshop just before 12:00pm.
Venue Archway (Zone 2 Northern Line)
Hargrave Hall Community Centre, Lower Hall
London N19 5SP
Optional Social at a cafe afterwards
Stay as long or as short as you like. A chance to continue with conversation and laughter amongst new friends in a nearby cafe or pub.
What to bring
Wear something you are comfortable to move in and we will probably lie on the floor for a short ending mediation at some point! so if you like bring a Yoga/Camping Mat and cushion or you could roll your coat up and improvise! Bring some water or purchase from the bar. Laughter is thirsty work!
IMPORTANT PLEASE READ
Laughter Yoga is not a substitute for medical consultation for physical, mental and psychological illnesses, but is a powerful natural complementary form of healing. It is like any other aerobic exercise and may not be suitable for everyone as it involves some physical strain and a rise in intra-abdominal pressure.
Some people may have pre- existing medical conditions and one should take reasonable precaution before doing laughter exercises or indeed any form of exercise.
It is contraindicated for people suffering from: Any kind of hernia, Heart disease with angina pain, Persistent cough with breathlessness, Uncontrolled high blood pressure, Incontinence of urine, Epilepsy, Advanced (bleeding) piles and haemorrhoids or any bleeding tendencies in any part of the body, Severe backache, Any acute symptoms of cough, cold and fever. People who have undergone major surgery should wait at least three months before doing Laughter Yoga.
If in doubt first consult a medical professional for guidance. Anyone undergoing physician-prescribed therapy that experiences improvements through laughter should seek the advice of their doctor before reducing dosage or stopping treatment.
Those suffering from heart disease and high blood pressure but are stable on medication and can take a brisk walk for 30 minutes without any symptoms can do Laughter Yoga with advice from medical specialists.
People who have undergone bypass surgery can also do Laughter Yoga after their stress test is normal. Pregnancy is also a relative contraindication. Women with previous history of miscarriages and also those who are in advanced stage of pregnancy should take medical advice from specialists before doing laughter exercises. People suffering from minor and major psychiatric disorders can participate in a laughter session except those who are not in touch with reality e.g. schizophrenia, Hyper mania (manic part of bipolar depression)
Laughter Yoga is like any other aerobic exercise. Should you experience any discomfort, please discontinue and get medical advice.”
Click through to our Laughter Yoga London Website for more info and private group bookings.
Odette is a Laughter Yoga Leader, Reiki Master, Gong Master and Meditation Facilitator. In the holistic wellbeing field for over 15 years. She runs a well-being business helping people to feel better and less stressed. Her work is now mainly focused on Sound Healing and Laughter for Wellbeing. Her clients include individuals, private groups, charities and global corporations.
London Gong www.londongong.co.uk
Laughter Yoga Wellness UK www.laughteryogawellness.co.uk
No refunds. If you can not make it on the day, you are welcome to transfer the space to a friend but let us know their details for our register.