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(ONLINE) Laughter Yoga Session

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Would you like experience laughter and its benefits in a whole new way!?

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Join us for this FREE online monthly session led by Dr. Kasim Al-Mashat, founder of the Center For Mindfulness Canada, North Vancouver. Laughter Yoga was created by a physician from India, Dr. Madan Kataria, and has become a worldwide phenomenon.  

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The sessions will be:

  • Online and open to everyone in the community and no previous yoga experience needed
  • You can use a yoga mat or a towel, or just practice on a chair!
  • A Zoom like will be sent to you for this live and interactive session

What is Laughter Yoga:

Laughter Yoga was created in the mid-1990s by a Physician from India, Dr. Madan Katria with the support of his wife Madhuri Katria – a yoga teacher. It is a unique exercise routine which combines unconditional laughter with yogic breathing (pranayama), and playful exercises and activities. Anyone can laugh without relying on humor, jokes or comedy. Laughter is initially simulated as a physical exercise while maintaining eye contact with others in the group and promoting playfulness. Laughter yoga has quickly grew as a grassroots social movement of independent laughter clubs, promoting the ideal of a non-political, non-religious, non-racial, non-threatening, and non-competitive voluntary (simulated) approach to laughter. It has spread to over 100 countries.

Fun note about video below: The clip is from an interview done waaaaaaaaay back when worked at Simon Fraser University (2013)! It will give you a sense of Laughter Yoga when its done in person.

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Organizer Dr. Kasim Al-Mashat, Centre For Mindfulness Canada

Organizer of (ONLINE) Laughter Yoga Session

Dr. Kasim Al-Mashat is a Registered Psychologist with interest in promoting positive change, well-being, and mindful living. He is a public speaker, meditation and Yoga teacher. Kasim is the founder of the Centre For Mindfulness Canada.  He has appeared in various TV shows, publications, podcasts, and radio interviews.  Kasim has completed a six-month retreat in Southeast Asia in silence, and presented a TEDx talk on mindfulness, entitled “How mindfulness meditation redefines pain, happiness & satisfaction”.

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