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Now in Moscow, LA, Texas, Chicago

 - Jan 18, 2008
References: laughangeles & laughangeles
More than a year ago, Trend Hunter covered Laughter Yoga. Since then, Laughter Yoga has been sweeping the globe. The first ever Laughter Yoga training in Eastern Europe took place on January 5th and 6th in Moscow, Russia. It was taught by Sebastien Gendry, Director of the American School of Laughter Yoga. This training was historic in that it strengthened the seed of possibility for social Laughter Clubs in Russia, a country with over 140 million people. The video clip below shows this historic event.

The next scheduled events are as follows:
January 26-27: Dallas, Texas
February 02-03: Los Angeles, California
February 23-24: Las Vegas, Nevada
March 22-23: Chicago, Illinois
March 29-30: Salt Lake City, Utah
April 19-20: Los Angeles, California

The American School of Laughter Yoga claims that “the use of laughter is a genuine solution to stress and health related issues.”

It reminds me of a stressful event that took place when we were transporting a friend's Myna Bird to Florida. The bird only knew how to cuss. When a trooper pulled us over and approached the car with the usual “MA'M! Do you know why I pulled you over?” The bird screeched “You're a &^%$ idiot.” The trooper had a stunned look on his face and everyone in the car laughed. Stress relief and no ticket was issued.