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
Welcome to FAB Fridays with Cathy Nesbitt. We try to make every
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.
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
Laughter Yoga Will:
Improve fitness with fun and easy exercise
Promote a positive mental attitude
Give more energy
Strengthen your immune system
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.
& Madhuri Kataria
Laughter Online and In The
Bradford, Ont. Woman Promotes Positive
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
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
“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.
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. Listen
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
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
Nothing creeped out Cathy Nesbitt more
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.
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.
started as a project back in 2015 to try and help good
entrepreneurs to get more media exposure for the work
they were doing. Their tales are often inspiring and
there is plenty to be learnt from the answers they share.
The platform asks a weekly series of questions challenging
the entrepreneurs to share their views on different
areas of business and the economy so that you can learn
from them. These
are the Answers.
people saying about
Cathy's Laughter Workshops?
Where Compassion Meets Community
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.
Volunteer Program Lead
Matthews House Hospice
Richmond Hill, Ontario
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.
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 &
Weekly Zoom Laughter
Event - All Welcome.
Cathy Nesbitt is inviting you to a scheduled
reasons to join
Cathy's Chuckle Club
Topic: Zoom Laughter Tuesdays When: 9:30 AM Eastern Time (US and
Canada), Every Tuesday
Next classes: February
18 - 19, 2023
Additional classes added:
February 21 & 23, 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
you will ever attend.
Learn a repertoire of Laughter Yoga techniques you
can use in personal and professional life.
Discover the physical, mental, emotional and societal
benefits Laughter Yoga offers.
Learn how laughter relieves stress and builds physical
& emotional resilience.
Learn the history behind the Laughter Yoga movement.
Find out how to set up and lead your own Laughter
Official Laughter Yoga International University
Laughter Leader Certification
6-month free access to Official Laughter Yoga Prozone-Continued
Dr. Kataria's e-book (founder of Laughter Yoga -
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
Sign up today and become a fully trained
Certified Laughter Leader.
a friend for $400 each)
will be sent course link and materials by email.
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.