Laughter Yoga combines interactive laughter exercises with deep centering breaths and calming movements. Laughter Yoga is the happiest wellness program ever! It is a joyful way to connect with others and laugh your blues away. Laughter Yoga is a fun, effective stress relief program for all ages and abilities. It can be performed gently (in a chair if needed) or moving throughout the room with full energy and enthusiasm! Robert's Laughter Yoga Wellness programs bring people of all ages and backgrounds together with deep belly laughs, deep belly breaths and playful laughter games. His joyful laugh and playful spirit make it easy for everyone to join right in. Robert is an extraordinarily talented Laughter Yoga Teacher. He can lead a group of any size and make-up to spontaneous, highly contagious bursts of laughter!
Laughter Yoga has been recommended by important figures in the medical community such as Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Andrew Weil as a fun way to exercise and relieve stress. It has also been widely covered by the media including: TIME magazine, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, the BBC, and the Oprah Winfrey Show!
"Laughter yoga combines laughter with yoga breathing exercises . . . It approaches laughter as a body exercise so it is easy to laugh even if you're depressed or in a bad mood. I've tried it, and it works."
- Oprah Winfrey
Laughter Yoga was Founded in 1995 by a Medical Doctor from Mumbai, India named Dr. Madan Kataria. Motivated by his research on the psychological and physiological benefits of laughter he started a Laughter club in a local park. Today, it has become a worldwide phenomenon with more than 7000 Laughter Yoga Clubs in over 100 countries.
How does Laughter Yoga work?
Most of the Laughter in a Laughter Yoga session is initiated in the group with full body laughter exercises, clapping, eye contact and youthful playfulness. The "simulated" laughter soon turns into real, spontaneous and contagious laughter that brings much more oxygen to our body and brain, lifting our spirits and carrying over into our work, school and social lives.
Robert Rivest is an internationally admired Laughter Yoga Teacher and Certified Master Trainer. He is a renowned comic mime artist, an accomplished health, literacy and stress relief educator, and an engaging public speaker. Robert's teaching style is influenced by a 25 year practice of Mindfulness Meditation, Tai-Chi & Qigong. Since 1985, he has given over 8,000 presentations in Europe, Asia, Africa and across the U.S. His keynotes, trainings, retreats, and “Laugh- Along” YouTube videos have helped thousands of people around the world feel healthier and happier.
Services Offered: Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Trainings & Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Trainings, Motivational Keynotes, Corporate Wellness Programs, Staff Stress Relief programs, School Programs, College Programs, Public Awareness Seminars, Mindful Living & Laughter Retreats, One on One Coaching, Laughter Fitness Training for Athletes, Artists & Performing Artists, Laughter & Health Programs for Seniors/Hospitals/Clinics/Support Groups . . . and more.
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One of the most joyful sounds we humans make is laughter. Laughter links us, connect us, heals us. Laughter reaches beyond perceived barriers of age, race, gender, culture and language. We laugh in the same way around the world. Laughter Yoga is a worldwide movement that promotes health and peace through laughter. I am a part of this movement. My mission is to spread laughter, joy and positive energy around the world. ~Robert Rivest
"This was Excellent! I loved all the exercises and centering breaths". Jill F.
"Robert was wonderful! He makes you feel relaxed, welcomed and free of worries."Seth G.
"It was a fun way to connect with people. I loved interacting with everyone while laughing." Ann M.
"I feel great! It was fun, silly and my face hurts from laughing ha,ha." Mary D.
"Robert was very energetic and fun. He makes it very easy to lose yourself on the moment." Pete L.
"Try it, you will like it! You smile and laugh a lot. Katelyn A.
"I liked learning the 'Laughter scale' and some of the history and anatomy of laughing." Brittany J.
"Robert's enthusiasm is catching and his laughter was very contagious." Tara O.
"I liked the mix of laughter and meditation. I feel relaxed and happy." Natasha V.
Participants comments from Robert's Laughter Yoga Classes, Laughter Yoga Social Club, corporate " Laughter Breaks" and Staff Laughter Yoga for stress relief sessions.
Robert Rivest's Laughter Yoga for Wellness Program is a healthy, stress free way to bring levity and laughter to: