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CANCELLED: Laughter Yoga with Joan Castellano

02/16/2023 , 10:30 am 11:30 am

Laughter Yoga was created by an MD because Laughter is the Best Medicine.  Do you want to bring more laughter and joy into your life? Then Laughter Yoga is the right choice for you. 

Laughter Yoga is the unique, uplifting practice of prolonged voluntary laughter that is akin to internal jogging. Done in groups,  we begin with laughter exercises, and incorporate the deep breathing of yoga, Then we add a dose of playfulness and it quickly becomes real contagious laughter as participants are guided to fake it til they make it.   It is not yoga poses and one does not need to be funny, flexible, nor in a good mood to enjoy it and reap the benefits. It is very simple and suitable for all ages and abilities, You can even participate in a chair! The session ends with a guided relaxation to assist you in taking the benefits into your daily life. 

Classes cost $10 each session and are held the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. Registration required in advance by calling 908-598-5532 or email fgarcia@sageeldercare.org

Laughter is a powerful antidote to stress, conflict, and chronic pain, which are all abundant in today’s society.  Nothing works faster to bring your body and mind back into balance than a good laugh. Science shows that 10-15 minutes of continuous laughter:

  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Boosts immune systems
  • Improves blood sugar control
  • Decreases pain, reduces cortisol and boosts endorphins
  • Improves blood flow and heart health
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Enhances social connections
  • Disrupts negativity and promotes happier mood
  • Boosts relaxation response and improves sleep
  • Alleviates stress, depression and anxiety

For more information on Laughter Yoga visit: http://www.laughteryoganj.com

Joan Castellano works with people to bring more joy and happiness into their lives, several laughs at a time.  She is a certified Laughter Yoga Leader (CLYL) and Teacher (CLYT). She is CPR certified, insured and has a Master’s in Higher Education Administration from Columbia University, Teachers College. Joan became interested in laughter as exercise, when she remembered how laughing allows one to take one self less seriously and to find her joyful, happy, playful side that she began to lose as she aged. She found her passion and calling to lead and teach laughter yoga when she was asked in 2013 by a life coach “What makes your heart sing?” 


290 Broad Street
Summit, NJ 07901 United States