The Irish Academy of Laughter Yoga Leader Training
World Recognized Certified Training Workshop With Mary Ananda Shakti (adv dip hyp psych MNLP)
About Us At Laughter Yoga Ireland
Laughter Yoga was launched in Ireland IN 2003 by Mary Ananda Shakti (Mitchell) after training with cardiologist Dr Madan Kataria.
Working as a hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist Mary found that her own life had become too serious due to the level of work she was doing and felt the need to lighten up.
She founded the first Laughter Yoga group in Ireland that year and it has grown from strength to strength.
Later that year Dr Madan encouraged her to train and to certify her first laughter leaders so they too could go and share it with their friends and family.
Mary presently teaches nationwide and is available for groups and organizations.
Laughter’s Place In The Corporate World – Stress is the biggest cause of absenteeism in the workplace. Laughter has been successfully used in companies to raise people’s spirits and to create team building. A session of laughter creates enthusiasm, motivation and a sense of wellbeing.
Contact Mary to discuss a workshop for your group or to attend a workshop!
“Hearty laughter is a good way to jog internally without having to go outdoors.” ~Norman Cousins
Laughter Yoga Course Duration and Requirements:
Once your Full Fee has been received, I will send your manual in advance of the start date so that you can prepare for your upcoming workshop…
- Please bring a packed lunch and snacks.
- Wear loose comfortable clothes
- Also a yoga mat or large towel to lie on for floor work.
Limited Places Available So Book Early: You can use the form below or on the sidebar.
“It’s a week-end never to forget!
Laughter Yoga Documentary Part 1 – Dr Madan Kataria visits Ireland
Part one of a documentary about the arrival of an Indian laughter guru to a remote Irish speaking area of County Donegal in the north-west of Ireland. An Indian guru teaches the Irish how to laugh. This documentary was originally called Cumann a’Ghaire in Irish and was shown originally on TG4 and at film festivals around Ireland.
Some FAQ’s About Laughter Yoga
What is Laughter Yoga? A typical laughter session is a blend of yogic deep breathing, stretching, stimulated laughter exercises and cultivated child-like playfulness.
Who should attend? Everyone who wants to add more laughter, humor, and fun to their lives, along with any therapists, nurses, social workers, counselors, health-care workers, and professional speakers.
Anyone who wants to laugh for no reason and just have a fun day with no pressure and no stress!
What will you learn? During the 2 day Leader Training Workshop you will learn the skills of various stimulated laughter exercises developed by the founder of Laughter Yoga, Dr Kataria.
You will also learn laughter meditation, why we need to laugh more today, scientific research on laughter and its effects on human physiology, biochemistry and behavior… the essential link between yoga and laughter.
Health benefits of laughter therapy – physical, mental, social and spiritual: Learn how laughter increases your confidence and positive outlook. How paying compliments and forgiveness, two effective tools of sensible living, can help to create harmonious relationships.
Why become involved? Laughter has numerous health benefits and is also used in the corporate world to stimulate creativity. As a provider of natural pain relief through increasing the level of endorphins in the body.
It’s also a fun aerobic exercise!
It provides a good massage to all the internal organs enhancing their blood supply and increasing efficiency. In the two-day workshop you will become a laughter yoga Leader and can then run your own laughter parties/ clubs in your own area.
Health Benefits of Laughter: Anti Stress, a natural relaxant, strengthens the immune system, aerobic exercise, assists with depression, anxiety and psychosomatic disorders.
It also reduces blood pressure, as an natural pain reliever it helps in alleviating the symptoms of bronchitis and asthma, improves stamina and increases self confidence when in groups.
Laughter Yoga Documentary Part 2 – Dr Madan Kataria visits Ireland
Part two of a documentary about the arrival of an Indian laughter guru to a remote Irish speaking area of County Donegal in the north-west of Ireland. An Indian guru teaches the Irish how to laugh. This documentary was originally called Cumann a’Ghaire in Irish and was shown originally on TG4 and at film festivals around Ireland.
Laughter Yoga Ireland Has Been Featured In the Media:
- TV3 Ireland AM,
- RTE 1 Nationwide.
- Gerry Ryan Show,
- Ray Darcy,
- The Star Newspaper,
- The Irish Independent,
- Woman’s Own.
“Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” ~Abraham Lincoln
Laughter Yoga Leader Training Testimonials
Teachers and students from Waterford IT had a fantastic day when Mary came to teach them to laugh.
Here are some of their comments below:
- “The Laughter Workshop was run with such warmth and competency; I have not laughed so much in years.”
- “A great day as the Laughter Yoga was so brilliant. Mary was so warm and professional.”
- “A very different experience, very enjoyable and so well facilitated
- Its the same as being on a fabulous holiday and you dont want to go home
Ho Ho Ha Ha Ha, What an exilerating and magical weekend. Thank You Mary X from D Harvey Moulding, Donegal
What a wonderful weekend, thank you so much Mary for the heartfelt laughter, the kind words and stories and for sharing your wisdom and knowledge over the 2 days. And what a terrific group who brought so much to the course 🙂 from Johanne Murphy Dublin
Dear Mary, Many thanks for such a fantastic weekend full of positive vibes, laughter,positive energy and joy. Stay as you are and spread the happiness. from Natalia Kvt Dublin
For Further Information Contact Mary (+353) 086 388 0044