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Laughter Yoga-Grand Rapids

Friday March 7                                 Content Guidelines: LRX

4:00p                                                    FREE/Fast Pass

Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids


Saturday March 8

10:00a & 4:00p


Sunday March 9 & Sunday March 16



Monday March 10, Wednesday March 12, Friday March 14, & Saturday March 15



Thursday March 13

10:00a & 7:00p



Join Angēla Essick Dykes and Maureen, Certified Laughter Yoga leaders and teachers, for this opportunity to laugh for the health of it! Laughter Yoga is a unique concept based on the principle of “acting happiness” – tell your body what to do and your mind will follow! Through a series of simple exercises and breathing techniques, Laughter Yoga will unlock the door of your heart and soul, releasing your Inner Joy, thus re-acquainting you with the carefree, light-hearted spirit you once were.


Angēla Essick Dykes

Angela Essick Dykes

Angēla Essick Dykes is a Licensed Professional Counselor who joyfully volunteers leading Laughter Yoga sessions at Gilda’s Club each month. Angēla is a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader & Teacher, trained by Dr. Madan Kataria.  Angēla can be contacted via her website:



Maureen Image

Maureen was first introduced to the joys of Laughter Yoga at Gilda’s LaughFest in 2011.  After only one session she was hooked!  She had gone into the class feeling low and dragging and left feeling on top of the world!  Maureen found she felt happier, lighter, and more energetic. She was so excited about the positive changes Laughter Yoga was having in her life that she decided to get trained as a teacher that June.  She has been leading classes ever since.

Maureen enjoys sharing her love of Laughter Yoga with groups of all ages and sizes. She has led groups at Gilda’s Club, schools, corporations, retirement communities, private residences, churches, and LaughFest 2011, 2012, & 2013. With more than 20 years experience of conducting English as a Second Language classes and seminars at corporate and college level, she is eager to share the language of laughter in these domains as well!