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The word yoga means unity, harmony. In Laughter Yoga, laughter is the means to bring unity & harmony to mind, body, & spirit. Participating in Laughter Yoga can provide the same benefits of aerobic activity without the aches, pains, & muscle tension associated with exercise. Laughter Yoga is beneficial for people of all ages and physical abilities. Anyone, regardless of alternative abilities, age, weight, height, etc. can benefit from this experience. Bring someone with you. Hey, bring many someones with you! Consider Laughter Yoga for team building, conference breaks, community activities, group events, wellness events, holiday gatherings, etc; your imagination can create myriad ways to incorporate health through laughter in a variety of occasions. No special attire or props are needed.

Angela Essick Dykes was trained by Dr. Madan Kataria, the founder of Laughter Yoga. Wholeheartedly, she joined with him in doing her part to promote world peace and healing through later. The introduction of Laughter Yoga into Angela’s life provided much healing and restored joy. She is looking forward to laughing with you!


The Laughter Rx Series is presented by

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