There are thousands of laughter Yoga clubs in over 100 countries around the world!
Robert Rivest runs a fun, multigenerational Laughter Club right here in Western Massachusetts!
JOYFUL LAUGHTER YOGA CLUB Led by Robert Rivest, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher/Trainer
WHEN: EVERY SUNDAY EVENING @ 4:45 pm to 5:45 pm
WHERE: Heartsong Yoga Center, 264 North Main Street, East Longmeadow, MA 01028-1815
FEE: Robert Rivest makes his living as a performing artist, wellness speaker, Laughter Yoga Teacher and Mindful Tai-Chi instructor. On Sundays, as a gift to the community, he offers a Laughter Yoga class for free (with a suggested $3-$10 donation gratefully accepted for the space). Ages: All ages welcome.
What is a Laughter Club session like?
Robert Rivest's laughter sessions begins with mindful breathing, easy flowing movements, and a few fun vocal warm-ups. This leads to a series of playful, interactive, laugh inducing exercises (that can easily be adapted to fit your abilities, mood or energy level). Our group Laughter is joyfully simulated with full body laughter exercises, clapping, eye contact and youthful playfulness. The simulated laughter soon turns into real and contagious laughter that lifts our spirits, connects us, and carries over into our every day lives. After the exercises we do a little "free laughter" and end with a few peaceful moments of guided relaxation. No yoga mat, or flexibility needed . . . just wear comfortable clothing and a smile:)
"This is great!, I felt myself becoming more and more uplifted, then during the relaxation, I felt calm and rejuvenated"-Sally J.
"It was good relaxing fun! Great exercise for the whole body and face. We should bottle up the laughter and energy we experienced here." -Gwyneth S.
"I had a great time! I can feel my abs!! It was fun to play and act out the movements while laughing!" -Lauren S.
"I most enjoyed the "Allia Flow" warm-up, and his mime at the end, oh and of course all the laughing ho,ho,ha-ha-ha! -Jenny B.
"I like the gentle, happy way Robert keeps everyone on track. His class is very insightful and relaxing." -Sandy H. " Laughter is a door that opens my mind. I loved it" -Tommy B.
"I like how Robert creates a good atmosphere that puts you at ease and completely relaxed while doing good for the body. This is a really great stress relieving technique. I feel wonderful!" -Emily T.
"I feel more centered. I liked the greeting exercises, the guided meditation, playing with everyone and I absolutely loved the jumping hand shake" -Zoe D.
I recommend this class for every-body! . . . Total fun, big smiles, happiness all around. - Sheila M.
"Laughter Yoga was a nice way to relax after a long day. It was fun and new. I felt whole afterwards." -Glenn D
Upcoming Laughter Training/Seminars/Events with Robert Rivest
January 23-24, 2016 Certified LAUGHTER YOGA LEADER TRAINING & Refresher, East Longmeadow, MA
January - June Rivest National School Programs (K-12 Literacy, Health & Stress Relief)
February, 25 Mime, Movement & Laughter Family Fun Night, Swansea, MA
February 27 Laughter Yoga & Stress Relief, Westborough, MA
March 12 Laughter Yoga & Mindful Tai-Chi, Avon, CT
March 19-20 Certified LAUGHTER YOGA LEADER TRAINING & Refresher, Hartford,CT
April 12-15 Virginia Literacy Tour plus fun Laughter events, VA
April 16-17 Certified LAUGHTER YOGA LEADER TRAINING & Refresher, Fairfax, VA
April 23 Breathe, Move, Laugh & Play Your Blues Away, Westborough, MA
May 21-22 Certified LAUGHTER YOGA LEADER TRAINING & Refresher, Westborough, MA
May 28-29 Certified LAUGHTER YOGA LEADER TRAINING & Refresher, Bloomfield, CT
June - August, East Coast Library Tour
June 11-12 LAUGHTER YOGA LEADER TRAINING & Refresher Florence, Oregon
June 18- MINDFULNESS, LAUGHTER YOGA & "The Next Level" (Robert & Alexa) Philadelphia, PA
July 22 Mime, Music & Mayhem Performance (Rivest & Briar) Southern, California
July 23-24 LAUGHTER YOGA LEADER TRAINING & Refresher (Rivest & Briar), Laguna Beach, CA
July 30-31 LAUGHTER YOGA LEADER TRAINING & Refresher, Brattleboro, VT
September 14-27 Robert Rivest Japan Tour!
17-19 September 2016: Kyoto 3 Day Robert Rivest Method Retreat
22 September 2016: Kyoto Robert Rivest 1 Day Seminar
23 September 2016: Nagoya Robert Rivest 1 Day Seminar
Spring 2017 Europe Tour (Germany, England, Italy, France . . .)
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Mindful Living Retreat Mount Kõya, Japan
Peace, Laughter & Joy seminar, Kyoto, Japan
Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training Tokyo, Japan
Laughter, Expression/Mime & Tai-Chi seminar Tokyo, Japan
Peace, Laughter & Joy - University of New Hampshire, Durham
Student & Staff Laugh Stress Relief - Amherst College. Amherst, MA
Laughter & Stress Relief Seminar University of North Carolina,
Peace, Laughter, & Joy Workshop Hampshire College, Amherst, MA
Laughter Yoga & Stress Relief, Yale University, New Haven, CT
New Britain Museum of American Art, CT. Laughter Yoga for All Ages
Led Laguna Laughter Club, Laguna Beach, California
Co-led Contemplative Play half-day retreat w/ Rebecca Foster, Johnston, RI
Co-lead Yoga, Tai-Chi, & Laughter Yoga w/ Lynne Miller to welcome new year Enfield, CT
Laughter Yoga for Geriatrics with Dementia, Hamden, CT
Mindful Tai-chi & Laughter Yoga for Seniors, Ludlow, MA
15 Laughter Yoga Leader Trainings @ Heartsong, East Longmeadow, MA
20-30 Staff Stress Relief Programs per year
40-60 Themed Library Programs per year for children, families and adults
50-75 Laughter Club sessions/ laughter yoga events per year
100-120 Literacy, Health, Stress Relif and Comic Mime school assemblies per year
Robert has many ways of spreading health, happiness, peace, laughter & Joy :)
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