Laughter yoga is a unique concept created by Indian medical Doctor Madan Kataria in 1995. It allows everyone to laugh, smile, and giggle for no reason, without relying on jokes, humour, or comedy. This practice is excellent for our general wellbeing, particularly our emotional and mental health.
We initiate laughter yoga in a group setting, encouraging eye contact and childlike playfulness. Quickly, it transforms into genuine, contagious laughter. The name “laughter yoga” reflects its combination of easy, fun laughter exercises, breathing techniques, and simple stretches suitable for everyone, whether seated or standing.
Laughter yoga is grounded in the scientific fact that the body cannot differentiate between real and fake laughter, leading to the release of feel-good hormones such as dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin.
We recommend wearing loose clothing, bringing water, and approaching the session with curiosity.
About our instructor:
Ann O’Keife loves to help others to live their lives to the fullest. Ann has over 30 years experience in personal growth. She is a caring, down to earth and professional person centred Counsellor, Healer, Hypnotherapist, PSYCH-K facilitator, Rune reader and teacher, Creative writing tutor and Laughter yoga teacher.
Ann runs the Gratitude Group Sussex that organises Gratitude walks in and around Shoreham and Sussex. She is a UK Grandmother Beacon (part of the Grandmothers Net of Light organisation Worldwide) and holds monthly meditations and journeys for free. Ann is a Wise woman in the Community.
Ann has appeared in National and Local media;- including Spirit and Destiny magazine, the Sun newspaper, Brighton Argus, BBC Radio Sussex, Juice FM and was voted one of the top happiest people in Brighton 2017(via Action for Happiness).
For more information about Ann and her work go to www.livinglifefully.net