LOL4Real! A Laughter Yoga Wellness Experience

*!* Laugh your way to wellness & joyfully de-stress *!*

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LAUGHTER YOGA  aka HASYAYOGA is a exercise practice involving voluntary laughter with yogic breathing (Pranayama yoga).  Laughter Yoga is based on the belief that free laughter provides the same physiological and psychological benefits as spontaneous laughter, without the use of jokes or comedy.


So what happens?


Laughter Yoga is done in small to large groups, with eye contact, movement and playfulness between participants. Creative laughter soon turns into real and contagious laughter. 

Laughter Yoga sessions start with gentle warm-up techniques which include stretching, chanting (Ha-Ha Ho-Ho-Ho) clapping and body movement.  Once comfortable in a happy sharing space, all participants are allowed to create their own style of laughter and improvise on the exercises.  The session may finish with "Mindful Awareness Meditation" which often leads to a healthy emotional catharsis and also a feeling of release and joyfulness that can last for days.

 

How did it happen? 

In 1995, Laughter Yoga was started by cardiologist DR. MADAN KATARIA with his wife, yoga instructor, MADHURI KATARIA of INDIA.  In the early morning they first gathered with a group of 5 people in a community park in Mumbai.  Dr. Kataria writes about his unique method of wellness in his 2002 book LAUGH FOR NO REASON. 

Laughter Yoga is now practiced in Laughter Yoga Clubs and meetups, in over 100 countries - with school children to seniors, government, health, education, social and corporate employees as a highly creative way to eliminate stress and break down superficial barriers. 


Laughter Yoga has no religious or political practices or affiliations. 


ONI (Oh-nee) is available to guide participants on an on-going weekly or a one time experience in 60 - 90 minute sessions. See the benefits below for Corporate, Youth & Seniors.


A LOL4REAL! Laughter Yoga program with Oni will bring on a natural state of joyful wellness you will never forget. Oni Lasana is a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader who enjoys leading and sharing the JOY of LAUGHTER YOGA -for POSITIVE INTERACTION and PERSONAL WELLNESS.


"Laughter is a form of internal jogging. It moves your internal organs around. It enhances respiration. It is the igniter of great expectations."  NORMAN COUSINS, ANATOMY OF AN ILLNE

"Your body is like a tree...water it with tears of laughter!"....Oni Lasana

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LOL 4 Real! with Oni Lasana

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Visit & "Like" Oni's "LOL4 REAL" Facebook page to receive information on Laughter Meetups & public gatherings!

Join US! & LOL4Real!

May - December 2019

Coatesville Senior Center

11 am - 12 pm

250 Martin Luther King Blvd. Coatesville, PA

+ Event Details

May - December 2019

Coatesville Senior Center

We invite you to come into our LOL4Real! 

Laughter Yoga Wellness Circle every FRIDAY. 

Call first to reserve your space!

More Info: 610.383.6900

11 am - 12 pm

250 Martin Luther King Blvd. Coatesville, PA

TIME MAGAZINE Aug/Sept 2018

This special edition of TIME magazine's exams the benefits of laughter.


Read a article on Dr. Madan Kataria

How it all started and the benefit of Laughter Yoga worldwide!

Private Senior Residency, West Chester, PA

2019, Oni guided an inter-generational group of school students and senior residents in West Chester, Pennsylvania








Chester County Department of Aging Corporate Retreat

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"Thank you so much for leading us in Laughter Yoga at the retreat. I received many compliments on the session and so many people commented that they have not laughed that hard in a long time. Thanks for all that you both do."...Heidi C.

 Chester County Department of Aging Employee's Retreat June 2018. 


Coatesville, Senior Center

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"This should be a Dale Carnegie course, I'll be coming back next week." ...Bob M.

Coatesville Senior Center

 

"It was a cloudy day but this program brought the sunshine".....Barbara M.

Coatesville Senior Center



Family Day in Philadelphia, PA

October 2018 - Free Library of Philadelphia sponsored Keepers Of The Culture's 22nd Annual Family Day Storytelling production. The theme was "Ain't It Funny" - Creative Director; Oni Lasana opened with a brief sample of Laughter Yoga. 

(-: LOL4Real with youth in Tobago :-)

Teshya's LOL4REAL! Experience

at a primary school in Tobago, (sister island to Trinidad) 

January 2018


"Hundreds of languages, 

a smile speaks them all" 

Author unknown

Laughter Yoga International

Dr. Madan Kataria TEDx talk on his brilliant idea!

Benefits of Laughter Yoga

~ SCHOOL CHILDREN ~

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  1. PROMOTES HEALTHY EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  2. INCREASES ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE
  3.  BUILDS PHYSICAL STAMINA
  4. DEVELOPES SELF-CONFIDENCE
  5. ENHANCES CREATIVITY

~ CORPORATE ~

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  1. REDUCES STRESS
  2. CREATES EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING
  3. PROMOTES PEAK PERFORMANCE
  4. ENHANCES CREATIVITY
  5. BUILDS TEAM SPIRIT

~ SENIORS ~

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  1. ADDS MORE LAUGHTER TO LIFE
  2. PROMOTES PHYSICAL HEALTH
  3. SUPPORTS GOOD MENTAL HEALTH
  4. INCREASED SOCIAL CONNECTION
  5. ADDS TO LONGEVITY

LOL 4 REAL with youth in Tobago !

We warmed up with LOL4REAL! at a after school storytelling session at Tobago Library Services. After a stand up introductory segment, we cooled down with a sit down version of "copy cat" Laughter Yoga.

Very good, very good, yeah!

Laughter Yoga in the Business World

Laughter Yoga for Seniors

Laughter Yoga with School Children



Read all about it...Laughter Yoga is no joke!

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Read a article in Philly Voice Magazine

Book a joyful session with Oni *!*

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Laughter Yoga is a unique wellness session for the young & young at heart!


"Video games, television and the internet have taken over the free and interactive play. High tech communication skills have eroded the fun of laughing at simple things" Dr. Madan Kararia

Contact Oni

For a LOL4REAL! Laughter Yoga Experience

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Phialdelphia - Coateville, Pennsylvania - Tobago

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