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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 doesn't even have to be Friday.

This Week:

Fabulous Fun Fridays - Week 160: Join us as we continue our love affair with Algonquin Park.


Find out more about our latest Laughter Yoga Program

Laughter Yoga for Young Adults with Down Syndrome


In Person Laughter Wellness
7 pm Thursday evenings
(weather permitting)

Laughter Yoga Session at
Lighten-Up Retreat.

Follow for more details.

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: Cathy's Chuckle Club - Zoom Laughter Tuesdays
When: 9:30 AM Eastern Time, Every Tuesday

Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Cost: Free!

Laughter Yoga Leader Training
Online classes:
Oct. 1 & 3, 2024

In person classes:
July 18 & 19, 2024

For more on Laughter Workshops & Training: follow this link

*Note: Private Laughter Training Sessions also available.


Fab Fridays

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

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 - 160: Follow This Link.

Week 153

Fabulous Fun Fridays - Week 153: April Showers Bring May Flowers. In episode 146 we postulated that April Showers bring May Flowers. We are well into May. Let's see what we've got. Join us as we go on the hunt for some Spring flowers.

Week 154

Fabulous Fun Fridays - Week 154: It's a Sow Bug Spectacular! Join us as we dig (not too) deep into the garden. This week we visit with some cool creatures just under our feet ... or a rock, or a log.

Week 155

Fabulous Fun Fridays - Week 155: When the horse hits your eye like a big pizza pie that's Amore. Join us as we visit Irina and Amoree the Therapy Horse in Schomberg. Home of the Lighten Up Retreat, what a beautiful place to relax and heal.

Week 156

Fabulous Fun Fridays - Week 156: Join us as we take a walk down memory lane. For our third annivesary we literally and figuratively take a walk down memory lane. Check out some of the high points of this past year.

Week 157

Fabulous Fun Fridays - Week 157: Things Change Episode. After more than 3 decades they are finally developing the field near our house. Join us as we laugh with the construction and see what else has changed in our little town.

Week 158

Fabulous Fun Fridays - Week 158: Happy Indigenous Day. Join us for a flag raising, some drumming, some dancing and some wisdom from Medicine Woman Asha Frost.

Week 159

Fabulous Fun Fridays - Week 159: Oh Canada - Happy Canada Day This week we take part in the Canada Day celebrations in Newmarket, Ontario. Sing, Dance, Spash.

Week 160

Fabulous Fun Fridays - Week 160: Join us as we continue our love affair with Algonquin Park. Built in 1897, The Ottawa, Arnprior and Perry Sound Railway was once the busiest in Canada. Today we take our bikes down the scenic Railway Bike Trail. Also take in the beautiful energy at the Tea Lake Dam.


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 is the best medicine. Have you had your daily DOSE. Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin & Endorphins (the happy hormones) get released into your bloodstream when you laugh. Making you feel better physically and emotionally.

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


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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.



Celebrating World Laughter Day in Toronto.


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booking Cathy on your podcast:
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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. Its in us all waiting to burst out. Life is stressful. Our brain requires 25% more oxygen than the rest of our body. When were stressed, were 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.

Enterprize Zone 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.


What are people saying about
Cathy's Laughter Workshops?


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

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.


Fran Johnstone
L’Arche Daybreak
The Club - Program Manager

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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:


Laughter Yoga at the Sharon Temple

When: June 19, 2024 - 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Location: Sharon Temple
18974 Leslie Street, Sharon, ON
Details: Join us at the historic Sharon Temple for some laughs and giggles. Constructed by the Children of Peace, an Upper Canada Quaker sect, from 1825 - 1831. The Temple is an architectural symbol of their vision of a society based on the values of peace, equality, and social justice. This is your opportunity to fill the temple with Joy & Laughter.
Cost: $ $25 per person or $40 per couple.
Register at:

Weekly Zoom Laughter
Tuesday mornings

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:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation
email containing information about joining the meeting.

Cost: Free


In person Laughter Wellness
7 pm Thursday evenings starting May 2nd.

Ha Ha Hello Glorious Gigglers. Mark your calendars for Thursday evenings starting May 2nd. We are starting up our In-person laughter club!

Join Laughter Dynamic Duo, Cathy & Rick Nesbitt for weekly giggles in their gorgeous backyard in Bradford.

When: Thursday Evenings at 7-8 pm ET starting May 2nd, 2024

Where: Bradford, ON. (Send an email to confirm attendance: or call 1-888-775-9495. Laughter Club address provided by return email.)

Why: Because it's fun and good for you.
EFT Tapping, Brain Gym and other healing modalities incorporated to this beautiful laughter practice. Everything goes with laughter.

Come experience the magic of laughing for the health of it.

Drop in $10/class - cash upon arrival or in advance by etransfer

$50 etransfer to (no passcode required)
Buy 5 classes and get one free - send etransfer in advance or cash upon arrival

Ha Ha Happy to answer any questions.

Giggle with you soon.

In gratitude,

Check out all of Cathy's current events at:


Laughter Yoga Leader Training

Next Laughter Yoga Leader Training:

Online classes:
Oct. 1 & 3, 2024
In person classes in Newmarket Ontario:
July 18 & 19, 2024

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.
  • 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 Club.

  • 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 morale.

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

Check out Flyers for more information.
Online: Oct. 1 & 3, 2024
In Person: July 18 & 19, 2024

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


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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.

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 2 Day Laughter Yoga Leader Training. Two days and you can be certified to lead your own Laughter Yoga session. We offer both Online and In-person classes.

Cathy with Laughter Master Duncan Cook

Laughter Workshops

Cathy Nesbitt
Bradford, ON
Local: (905) 775-9495
Toll free: 1-888-775-9495


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