Laughter Yoga is a body-mind system of gentle, aerobic exercise that promotes physical and emotional rebalancing and health, a sense of renewal and well-being, compassion toward ourselves and others. Its benefits are both preventive and therapeutic. It is also great fun. There exists a substantial body of research supporting the assertion that laughter is, indeed, good medicine. You do not need to feel happy or even feel like laughing. Laughter Yoga is about choosing to laugh to improve your health. We will practice laughter and breathing exercises and have fun. Wear comfortable clothing. No yoga experience needed.
Leader: Fran Joseph
Fran Joseph’s 25 year professional career has focused on creating and implementing innovative policies and services for vulnerable and often marginalized members of society. For many years she worked on developing and supporting community elder abuse prevention and intervention programs. She has also directed a nonprofit, elder service organization whose mission is to support community based opportunities and programs for frail seniors and their family caregivers. Most recently, she directed a non-profit organization that addresses health care access issues in rural Vermont. During the past four years, Fran has earned certification as both a Laughter Yoga Leader and Teacher. She currently provides Laughter Yoga sessions, presentations and trainings for elders, health care professionals and the community at large. Fran holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Speech Pathology/Audiology from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a master’s degree in Audiology from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.
Min Participants: 4 Max Participants: 80
Cancellation Policy: 2 days before event
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Location: Survivorship NOW Room