Free Zoom Laughter
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What people are saying about Cathy's Free Online Laughter Yoga Club.

 


Cathy Takes the Laughter Pledge

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Welcome to Fab Fridays

Fun little shorts literally designed to make you Laugh! Give yourself a gift and be kooky with Cathy. Play along, be silly and you know what .. It dosen't even have to be Friday.

Week 80:

Fabulous Fun Fridays - Week 80: Take a Stress-Test . How you doin'.

 

Free Weekly Zoom Laughter with Cathy

Join us - Online Event

You are invited to join us for some fun & laughter on our weekly Zoom laughter meeting. It is always easier and more fun to laugh in a group and this is why Zoom Laughter works so well. A screen full of happy smiling faces is the restorative tonic we can all use at a time like this.

Topic: Zoom Laughter Tuesdays
When: 9:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada), Every Tuesday

*New Link:
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtd-6prjsvG90wmlw3tRazNqiTzSG4Qq_s
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Cost: Free!

For more on Laughter Workshops & Training: follow this link

Next Laughter Yoga Leader Training: February 18 - 19, 2023.
*Note: Private Laughter Training Sessions also available.

Celebrating World Laughter Day 2022
(extended version):

Join Cathy with special Laugh Accomplices Karen & Tara as they have an energetic Laughter session in celebration of World Laughter Day.

 


 

Fab Fridays: A Peace Passion Prosperity Project

Welcome to FAB Fridays with Cathy Nesbitt. We try to make every Friday Fabulous
with Laughter Yoga and some other techniques picked up along the way.
Join us every Friday for an adventure that will put a smile on your face and
start your weekend, in the right frame of mind.

 

Past Fab Fridays on YouTube

 

Week 1
Intro

Fabulous Fun Fridays - Week 1: Are you ready?

 

Week 2

Fabulous Fun Fridays - Week 2: Tap Tap Tap - Laughter yoga and Tapping (EFT).

 

Week 3

Fabulous Fun Fridays - Week 3: Have you had your Laughter Vaccine yet?

 

Week 4

Fabulous Fun Fridays - Week 4: Laughter Yoga on the road again.

 

Week 5

Fabulous Fun Fridays - Week 5: Cricket: No danger. Laughter

 

Week 6

Fabulous Fun Fridays - Week 6: Olympic Laughter - We all qualify.

 

Week 7

Fabulous Fun Fridays - Week 7: Olympic Laughter - Part 2 Let the games begin.

 

Week 8

Fabulous Fun Fridays - Week 8: We're going camping. Let the games begin.

 

For weeks 1 - 72: Follow This Link.

Week 73

Fabulous Fun Fridays - Week 73: Toronto Garlic Festival. Yum! Join us at the Artscape Wychwood Barns as we do everything garlic. From Ice cream to beer.

Week 74

Fabulous Fabulous Fun Fridays - Week 74: It's Thanksgiving weekend, time for the 175th Woodbridge Fall Fair. A Thanksgiving weekend tradition going back to 1847. The dogs, the clowns and of course, the worms.

Week 75

Fabulous Fun Fridays - Week 75: Night at the Creepy Creek from Cold Creeeeek Conservation Area. What spooky shenanigans are going on down at the Cold Creeek this halloween.

Week 76

Fabulous Fabulous Fun Fridays - Week 76: A Grand Tour of Grand Valley. It's always sunny in Grand Valley. A great place to pretend to fish.

Week 77

Fabulous Fun Fridays - Week 77: A halloween party at the FAN club. Cathy takes us along on one of her weekly visits to the FAN club: Full Access Network. Laughter Yoga at an adult day programming serving young adults with Intellectual and/or developmental disabilities in York Region.

Week 78

Fabulous Fun Fridays - Week 78: Taking a walk in the woods. Join us as we go for a walk at Scanlon Creek Conservaion Area. Visit with the Woodpecker as we ssslither through the woods.

Week 79

Fabulous Fun Fridays - Week 79: Snow, Skiing and Scanalonydoney. Join us as we explore the adventures and joy of winter activities.

Week 80

Fabulous Fun Fridays - Week 80: Take a Stress-Test . How you doin'. This week we look at Stess aids (and sleeping aids). Manage your Stress, manage your life. From Hopeless to Hopeful.

 

Do you like to laugh?
Did you know that laughing is good for you?
Laughter is fun and therapeutic.

Laughter Yoga is simple and profound. An exercise routine and complete well-being workout. Developed by a medical doctor from India Dr. Madan Kataria (1995). Laughter yoga is not about fancy pants or poses. It is laughter for no reason to encourage a sense of child-like play and feeling of joy. The yoga part is all about the deep breathing. The laughing stretches various muscles in your chest, abdomen, neck & shoulders. 10-15 minutes of sustained belly laughter can be equivalent to 30 minutes of rowing!

Laughter Yoga Will:

  • Improve fitness with fun and easy exercise
  • Reduce stress
  • Increase happiness
  • Promote a positive mental attitude
  • Give more energy
  • Strengthen your immune system

Cathy Nesbitt
Laughter Ambassador

On October 13, 2017 at the Trovador Centre in Toronto Cathy was appointed a Laughter Ambassador by Madan & Madhuri Kataria, the creators of Laughter Yoga. For her dedication and selfless services to promote the causes of Laughter Yoga.

Best wishes for bringing Good Health, Joy and World Peace through Laughter.

Madan & Madhuri Kataria

 

Laughter Online and In The News:

Bradford, Ont. Woman Promotes Positive Mental Health
Through Laughter Yoga

A woman in Bradford, Ont. combines laughter and exercise to promote positive mental health and well-being. Cathy Nesbit of Cathy's Chuckle Club teaches laughter yoga, offering a free, online class every Tuesday.

"I think the most important part of laughter is the oxygen. When we're stressed, we're not breathing properly, so our body isn't getting what it needs and for sure our brain isn't," Nesbit said. "When you give yourself permission to engage in this … and break through that resistance, the magic happens."
Read full article.

 

A prescription to laugh

Laughter yoga offers surprising health and fitness benefits

American humourist and writer Mark Twain got it right: “The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.”

You can laugh at a Seinfeld episode, giggle at your friend Sue’s punny wordplay- but you don’t actually need a reason to laugh.

You can … just … laugh.

Welcome to laughter yoga, a series of movement and breathing exercises to help you laugh — for no good reason!

“We need to know we need to laugh, even if we’re stressed — mostly when we’re stressed.”

— Kathryn Kimmins

Usually practised in a group, laughter yoga is a variety of specific exercises — simple breathing techniques, clapping and chanting — led by a trained laughter yoga instructor. Once you’re warmed up, your instructor might move to improv exercises, gentle stretching, yoga breathwork and meditation.

Originally published in Renaissance magazine.
Read full article.

Podcasts:

Post:

Podcaster

Cathy Nesbitt | Laughter is the best medicine
Cathy Nesbitt is a Health and Wellness Advocate. Cathy is the Founder of Cathy’s Crawly Composters (est 2002), Cathy’s Sprouters and Cathy’s Laughter Club. She is a multi award-winning environmental innovator who uses workshops and inspirational speaking to motivate people to live a more sustainable life. Cathy is an avid cyclist and gardener.
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Energetic Radio

The Need of Laughter in a Mental Health Tsunami, with Cathy Nesbitt
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Jonathan H. Westover talks with Cathy Nesbitt about the need of laughter in a mental health tsunami.
Listen to podcast.

Human Capital Innovations

Need a Good Laugh?Your Business Does Too- with Cathy Nesbitt
In this episode I sat down for a light-hearted conversation with Cathy Nesbitt about how her entrepreneurial journey wriggled its way into existence when she followed her passion for worms and composting, and the value laughter brings to your life and business.
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Flow Working The Entrepreneur's Podcast

The Sing Your Heart Song Speaker Spotlight: Cathy Nesbitt
MEET CATHY NESBITT Cathy Nesbitt is a Health and Wellness Advocate. She is the Founder of Cathy’s Crawly Composters, Cathy’s Sprouters, & Cathy’s Laughter Club. She is a multi award-winning environmental innovator who uses workshops and inspirational speaking to motivate people to live a more sustainable life. Cathy is a certified Laughter Yoga Teacher & appointed Laughter Ambassador in 2017 by Dr. Madan Kataria.
Listen to Podcast

Olivia Vo The Savvy Social Strategist

What has changed your life? Laughter Yoga.
Did you know that laughter yoga is a thing??? Me neither! Laughter yoga is a modern exercise involving prolonged voluntary laughter. It is based on the belief that voluntary laughter provides similiar physiological and psychological benefits as spontaneous laughter. Using various movement and breathing exercised to promote the intentional laughter. My guest on this episode of What has changed your life, Cathy Nesbitt, is here to talk about laughter yoga and all the benefits of laughter!! Cathy is a speaker, ecopreneur who owns Vermicomposting and she is a worm advocate! I can't wait for you to meet Cathy!!
Listen to Podcast

What has changed your life? Podcast

 

Celebrating World Laughter Day in Toronto.

 


Follow these links for info on
booking Cathy on your podcast:
Cathy - MatchMaker.fm
Cathy - Podcast Guests.com

Find great podcasters, find great guests.
Register on MatchMaker.fm.
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Watch, Get Inspired, and Explore Together BPL Program Portal Learn more about Cathy Nesbitt. Appointed a Laughter Ambassador by Madan & Madhuri Kataria, the creators of Laughter Yoga, for her dedication and selfless services to promote the causes of Laughter Yoga.

Cathy joins Amanda Grey and Jordan Middlebrook on Georgina Life to introduce the incredible benefits of Laughter Yoga.

Cathy returns to Daytime (Simcoe Region) to talk to Melissa Neuen about Laughter Yoga.

 

What's the Story Morning Glory. Join us live Tuesday mornings at 9:30 am (est) for Free Online Laughter Yoga Sessions.

What does Laughter Yoga Session look like? Join Cathy for a quick demo Laughter Yoga Session. Take a peek behind the curtain and see how the magic is made.

Cathy demonstrates the "Giggle Jiggle" on YouTube Channel Daily Laughers.

 

Find out what Cathy does when she's not laughing.


 

Meet the Worm Lady of
Bradford West Gwillimbury

Originally published in Bradford Today

Nothing creeped out Cathy Nesbitt more than worms.

But during the past 16 years, she has become known as Bradford West Gwillimbury’s Worm Lady.

Nesbitt runs her business, Cathy’s Crawly Composters, out of her home — promoting vermicomposting, or composting with the use of worms, across Canada by selling red wiggler worms, composting containers, composter bedding, books, earrings in the shape of worms, and other so-called “wormy accessories,” such as compost pails.

Read the full article follow this link.


Health and Wellness is a laughing matter

Speaker write-up from Probus Mountainview.

Laughter creates connections between humans. Learn about the tremendous health benefits from regular, sustained belly laughter and have a few laughs along the way. Laughter is the best medicine for good reason. It’s in us all waiting to burst out. Life is stressful. Our brain requires 25% more oxygen than the rest of our body. When we’re stressed, we’re not breathing deeply. The body is deprived of air and therefore so is the brain. We cannot think clearly when stressed. Laughter helps us release tension and improve relationships. Laughter breaks down barriers.

Read the full post: follow this link.

 

What are people saying about
Cathy's Laughter Workshops?

Testimonials:


Where Compassion Meets Community

Hello Cathy,

I am writing to thank you for your Laughter Yoga session this morning.

I did not know what to expect at all when I signed up the Matthews House Hospice volunteers and myself for a virtual class. I have to say, I was very pleased and very happy with the session.

I started out making myself laugh and then I found myself tearing from laughing so much. It just lifted my spirits and made me feel lighter.

Thank you Cathy so much for sending a little sunshine my way.

Marisa Vega

Volunteer Program Lead
Matthews House Hospice

 

 

Richmond Hill, Ontario
www.larchedaybreak.com

Cathy has been leading laughter yoga classes regularly for our group of special needs adults for about a year now. In that time she has developed meaningful relationships. Our folks really look forward to spending time with Cathy as she reaches out to include everyone. We laugh, we learn, we excercise and remember what it is like to laugh for no reason and just be silly.

Cathy is reliable and always has a smile on her face. We would highly recommend her.

Sincerely,

Fran Johnstone
L’Arche Daybreak
The Club - Program Manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See what past graduates are saying about Online Laughter Yoga Leader Training:

 


Janet - Class of '21

 

 


Bryan - Class of '21

 

 


Olivia - Class of '21

 

 

 

 

 

Laughter Events & Workshops:

 

Weekly Zoom Laughter

Online Event - All Welcome.

Cathy Nesbitt is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Three reasons to join
Cathy's Chuckle Club

Olivia Vo

Topic: Zoom Laughter Tuesdays
When: 9:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada), Every Tuesday

*New Link:
Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtd-6prjsvG90wmlw3tRazNqiTzSG4Qq_s
After registering, you will receive a confirmation
email containing information about joining the meeting.

Cost: Free

Check out all of Cathy's current events at:
cathyscomposters.com/event

 

Online Laughter Yoga
Leader Training
Next classes: February 18 - 19, 2023

Get deep into the laughter. Become a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader and join the community. Help spread joy in laughter clubs, schools, businesses, healthcare/senior care centers, home and in the workplace.

This will be the most fun training
you will ever attend.

  • Learn a repertoire of Laughter Yoga techniques you can use in personal and professional life.
  • Find out how to set up and lead your own Laughter Club.
  • Learn the history behind the Laughter Yoga movement.
  • Discover the physical, mental, emotional and societal benefits Laughter Yoga offers.
  • Learn how laughter relieves stress and builds physical & emotional resilience.

  • Training Includes:
  • Official Laughter Yoga International University Training Manual
  • Laughter Leader Certification
  • 6-month free access to Official Laughter Yoga Prozone-Continued Education site
  • Dr. Kataria's e-book (founder of Laughter Yoga - est. 1995)
  • 30 minutes post training coaching

This course is ideal for individuals looking to bring more laughter into their lives and the lives of others. The course is also suitable for individuals, groups and businesses looking to boost organizational cohesiveness and moral.

Your Trainers:
Sylvie Dagenais-Douville: Master Laughter Yoga Trainer
Cathy Nesbitt: Laughter Yoga Teacher, Ambassador

Check out Flyer for more information.

Sign up today and become a fully trained
Certified Laughter Leader.

Investment:

$450 (+hst)

(Bring a friend for $400 each)

 

 

Registrants will be sent course link and materials by email.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notice: Laughter Yoga is like any other aerobic exercise and all the conditions apply as with any other aerobic activity like swimming, jogging, running etc. Listen to your body and respond accordingly. Should you experience any pain, discomfort and breathlessness, discontinue Laughter Yoga and seek medical advice.

Note: Laughing is thirsty business so remember to bring your water bottle.

Check out some pic's from our event: Laughter Wellness for Seniors at the LINK.


Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher

Join the community.
Become a Laughter Leader.

Curious of what it takes to lead a Laughter Yoga class? Would you like to bring more laughter and joy into the world?

Ask about our Weekend Laughter Yoga Leader Training. Two days and you can be certified to lead your own Laughter Yoga session.


Cathy with Laughter Master Duncan Cook


Laughter Workshops

Cathy Nesbitt
Bradford, ON
Local: (905) 775-9495
Toll free: 1-888-775-9495
email: Cathy@cathyscomposters.com

 

Cathy's Crawly Composters - Composting with worm

Be sure to also visit:
www.cathyscomposters.com
www.cathyssprouters.com

The Perfect Organic Sprout Grower