About Bill and Linda
were introduced to Laughter Yoga in 2008 when we participated
in a three day seminar at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in
Stockbridge, MA led by Bruce Katlin. We had seen Laughter Yoga
on "Oprah" and "The Today Show" the year before
and had been curious about it. See Linda, Bruce, and Bill in
the photo below.
have felt healthier (lower blood pressure!) and happier since
the seminar. We enjoyed "laughing for no reason" so much that
we starting attending the Wakefield, MA Laugh Club which is
almost an hour's drive for us. Our laughter club visits
inspired us to bring laughter yoga to south of Boston.
April of 2009, we enrolled in a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader
training seminar in Chicago. It was given by the head of the
American School of Laughter, Sebastien Gentry and was just so
much fun! He even showed everyone how to do a special
anniversary laughter as it was our anniversary at the time. See
Linda, Sebastien, and Bill in the photo below. We look exhausted from all the laughing!
our own hour session at a retreat in May and due to the success
of that session decided to begin our own club in September
2009. We are listed on both Sebastien Gendry's and Dr.
Kataria's web sites. There are links to these sites on our
ABOUT LAUGHTER YOGA page.
profile title on Match.com was actually "Let's Laugh" when we
met on the site in July of 2002. We were married in April of
2004 and have been laughing together ever since! Since finding
Laughter Yoga we are laughing together more and are even
laughing alone in our cars. We know that seven days without
laughter makes one weak!
running the club for the first year we decided to improve our
skills and become Certified Laughter Yoga Teachers. So in
August of 2010 we spent 10 amazing days in Aubuquerque, New
Mexico where we trained with Dr. Kataria himself and also
attended the annual American Laughter Yoga Conference. Now we
can help spread the joy of laughter by training others to be
Certified Laugher Yoga Leaders!
We have trained with and also assisted Jeffry Briar, the head
of the Laughter Yoga Institute in California, with a teacher
training. Below is a picture of us with Jeffrey.
Then in March 2019 we took another big step in our Laughter
Yoga journey. By special invitation from Dr. Kataria, the
founder of Laughter Yoga, we took advanced training from him
and became Laughter Yoga Master Trainers. We now are authorized
to give 5 day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher trainings. Below
is a picture of us with our new Master Trainer certificate!