|Laughter Benefits : Corporate
|Laughter Yoga: a Business Proposition|
Laughter Yoga, which started as a social club movement, has now entered the business world where it provides companies and organizations with powerful operational benefits. Companies around the world are starting to introduce Laughter Yoga in the workplace, and employers find that it can have a profound influence on their business, even making their company more profitable.
|Laughter Yoga Helps Improve Business and Performance|
While there are many tools available for stress management, Laughter Yoga is a unique system that helps to reduce physical, mental, and emotional stress at the same time. It works simultaneously on body and mind. A scientific study conducted in December 2006, on 50 IT professionals in Bangalore, India, found a significant reduction in stress levels as shown ...|
|Laughter Yoga: A Valuable Exercise for Business People|
Dr. Kataria says that in his 30 years of medical experience, the two most common causes of ill health are bad food habits and lack of exercise, which lead to heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and many other illnesses.
Exercise is also a useful tool for business people in trying to cope with the high stress factors they face in the workplace. But all too often, exercise program...|
|Laughter Yoga: A Different Form of Exercise|
Most business people are busy and have little time to exercise. Moreover, exercise programs are strenuous and can get boring. Laughter Yoga is fun and easy – no postures or skills to learn, no special Yoga clothes or equipment required. Since it is done in a group, it is easy to learn. Anyone can do it and become an "expert" right from the firs...|
|Research - Laughter Yoga in the Workplace |
|Two studies completed in 2007 outline the potential benefits of Laughter Yoga for business. Both studies used a series of Laughter Yoga sessions (rather than funny movies or humour) to generate laughter in the workplace. They measured stress and emotional variables before and after the course of the study.
In December 2006, Laughter Yoga International commissioned a scienti...|
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|Before the session started, I told my friend that I had no expectation of good or bad and just to keep an open mind and enjoy the new experience that I was ab...|
|I have attended Sophie’s Laughter Yoga class on several occasions as part of the Ultimate Girls Getaway weekend. Aside from it being an exciting, uplift...|
|Sophie is a natural Laughter Leader whose enthusiasm and energy is contagious! Her radiant smile and laughter fill up the room and put everyone in the mood fo...|
|Just a note to thank you for the short Laughter Yoga session you led at the meeting for all the personnel of my division.
The session has well attained its ...|
|International Laughter Day Celebration, Parliament Hill, Ottawa
On a beautiful, sunny Sunday we assembled on Parliament Hill for a rather unusual activity; a...|
I just wanted to thank you for sharing Laughter Yoga with the children in our child care centre. As you will remember, your first visit was a grea...|
|It was absolutely astounding! I did not expect that at all… It’s one of the best stress management techniques I have ever tried. On top of the be...|
|Wow! Thank you for your valuable contribution to the 3i Summit. The imaginations, interactions, and inspirations from our energetic two days will stay with ea...|
Thank you Sophie for bringing such sparkle and freshness to this conference.
|Tired and laughing about it!
Thanks to Sophie Terrasse for the wonderful Laughter Yoga experience! Our Social Club is grateful for the impact it had on p...|
|Coach Sophie Terrasse engaged Barrhaven Toastmasters in a twenty minute Laughter Yoga Icebreaker. Club members experienced firsthand the benefits this workout...|
|I couldn’t imagine that it was possible for me to laugh for no reason at all, or that such an activity would be so beneficial; however, Sophie has that ...|
|I felt really good doing the Laughter workshop and afterward. Sophie, you are an amazing leader and such a perfect fit for it. What a gift to you and to us wh...|
|The CTV OTTAWA Management team recently scheduled a Laughter Yoga session as a different and offbeat teambuilding exercise. Everyone who participated thorou...|
|I have done laughter yoga before. With Sophie it was a much more personal experience and I found that I felt more connected with my inner self. “...|
|After my Laughter Yoga session, I found I was less judgmental and critical - I had an increased acceptance of everything it seemed. I was also able to remain ...|
|Every third Tuesday of the month, Mood Disorders Ottawa invites a guest speaker to make a presentation to members and the general public. The topics are usual...|
|The laughter yoga class demo was great!...|
|I loved it! I had fun! I have already given your information to some clients...|
|The workshop proved quite beneficial for our team of new comers to laughter yoga. No one left the experience indifferent. Some participants loved ...|
|"I found laughter yoga to be a great pick-me-up. It woke me up and got my day started. I would definitely do it again."...|
|In theatre, it's so important that actors build energy and overcome nervousness before any performance. Laughter Yoga was a true success in this regard, but i...|
|A group of about 30 employees met on a Friday at noon, to learn what laughter yoga was all about. Sophie did not allow us to stay very long at our seats. She ...|
|Sophie has a youthful energy full of life and fun. Her teaching style is playful and she helps to bring out the child within; her laughter is infectious. She ...|
|"Laughter yoga was an incredible experience that truly brought out happiness in a stress-free environment. It's a great mind opener and a great exercise ...|
|We really appreciated the session that you gave during our retreat in la Diversité. The comments that I've heard were all very positive. It’s a v...|
|Last December 7, on the occasion of the RGA's Holiday dinner, the business people in attendance all participated in the exercise proposed by the friendl...|
|I enjoyed your workshop! I was tired from all the workouts and not enough sleep and it brought energy back! You are the perfect personality to lead this works...|
|At work, we have an employee well being committee. This committee had invited Sophie to teach us a short laughter yoga class. It was a real eye-opener for me!...|
A rallying workshop for the personnel!
Relaxes the atmosphere and allows us to laugh at ourselves!
Enthusiastic, lively, warm le...|
|It was absolutely astounding! I did not expect that at all. It’s one of the best stress management techniques I have ever tried. On top of the beneficia...|
|Laughing ... is fun!
Yes indeed! Despite all my skepticism, I decided to go out on a great laughter adventure… ha, ha, ha… that is, on Parlia...|
|Thank you for your comprehensive presentation to our staff at the TriCounty Addiction Services, on 1 May 2009, about the work of Dr. Madan Kataria, laughter c...|
|Sophie Terrasse is an exceptional artist and peace maker. She is an expert in conveying Laughter Yoga to a variety of audiences, as she integrates the themes ...|
|I take this opportunity, regarding your presence in my Alternative Intervention in Social Service class, to convey to you a few comments which were sparked by...|
|Sophie's energy and passion for her work is very contagious. The ladies who attended her classes at the Ultimate Girls Getaway, at the Fairmont Tremblant, had...|
|Oh, what a discovery, this laugher yoga. I arrived at the workshop having trouble to breathe because of a severe allergy reaction. I let Ms Terrasse know that...|
|As a writer, I am always searching for new ways to stay productive, and Laughter Yoga opens my creativity to new heights. In fact, I am now expressing my crea...|
|Sophie is a very dynamic person with an incredible smile. She succeeded in a few minutes in getting all the people in our Toastmasters group to realize the ...|
|Sophie was born to lead Laughter Yoga. She glows like a 1000 bulb when she teaches. You leave her workshop refreshed, relaxed, and buoyant. It’s TRUE JO...|
|I wanted to let you know how much of a success your presentation was with those who attended the event. After each session, attendees are sent an online su...|
|I laughed so much today - boy did I laugh! I left your workshop with wings on my back and a light in my eyes. Thank you very much Sophie. I hope to put to goo...|
|I am a workaholic yogini, so relaxing can be an effort for me! I thought the Laughter Yoga would be fun and within reason. Well... it surpassed my expectation...|
|I discovered this approach during a day dedicated to employees at Statistics Canada and I really liked it from the start.
After this first experience, I c...|
As a writer, I am always searching for new ways to stay creatively productive. Laughter yoga opens my creativity to new heights and improves my overall outl...|
That was the most fun I have had in a while!
I feel lighter, younger, and happy! I am hooked!!
I had a wonderful time; very enjoyable and such...|
|"I have to admit, at first I was a bit skeptical. However, the experience of Laughter Yoga with Sophie was amazing! It made me feel amazing and was very ...|
This was one of the best workshops I've ever experienced. The ICF would benefit greatly from having Sophie present/facilitate in front of th...|
|Thank you of conducting the Laughter Yoga session for multicultural seniors group at Ottawa Community Immigrant Seniors Organization on August 9th, 2010.
|After reading positive reviews about laughter yoga, I thought I would give it a try on my grade 12 girls and boys fitness classes. We were wrapping up a...|
|I joined Sophie's laughter class at a weekend getaway and was delighted with the amount of fun that I had, the workout that I got, AND the fact that I was so ...|
|Back in Toronto for a week, after a week-end of certification training with you to become a Laughter Yoga leader, I am still high. Sophie, I feel as revived...|
|CHEO - Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre
The parents from the Retreat in April really appreciated the time that you took with them. Some of the comm...|