Laughter Yoga

Patrick Murphy Welage is a Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher who has trained with Dr. Madan Kataria of Mumbai, India.  Dr. Kataria is the founder of the international Laughter Yoga movement, which now has over 6,000 Laughter Yoga Clubs in 60 countries!  Laughter Yoga Clubs are now a international and growing phenomenon!

Laughter, a universal language, can provide benefits to one’s physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.  The philosophy of “laughter for no reason” is to create “world peace through laughter!”
This is a fun-filled participatory and experiential event!  Laughter Yoga includes movement, light stretching, breathing exercises, and laughter exercises - all leading up to a laughter yoga meditation, where all participants laugh uncontrollably for 15 minutes or longer!  This is not a “comedy or humor club.” Rather, it is an experience to give yourself permission to “laugh for no reason,” under the guidance of a trained Laughologist. The process works, if you do!

The experience usually goes for about 90 minutes. It does include 1 or 2 short videos and a brief introduction before the Laughter Yoga begins.  Participants are asked to wear comfortable clothing, and they are asked to be present for the entire experience – please, no late-comers or early-departees!  Come for the full, fun, and fantastic experience of Laughter!

Patrick Murphy Welage has over 40 years experience working in issues related to Social Justice, Peace and Justice programs, and Service Learning programs and semesters.  He also teaches Theology and Philosophy classes, where he has utilized Laughter Yoga in his classes as a way to build community.  He has facilitated Laughter Yoga in the United States, Ireland, Italy, Thailand, India, Ghana, Zambia, South Africa, and Australia.

For additional information about Laughter Yoga and Dr. Kataria, visit the website
C.E.U. credits available.  Click here.

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