Sunday, September 16, 2012


Hello Laughter Friends,
I know you haven't heard from me in a while, but be assured that I've been laughing. ha ha ha! And here's a bit of news.

National Laughter Yoga Conference
This week, I'll be heading to Chicago to present at the National Laugher Yoga Conference. I'm looking forward to a lot of inspiration, friendship and laughter. I hope that some of you will be there, too.

I'm doing three other big laughter presentations on my way there and back: one at a chaplain gathering, one at an eye care clinic, and then I'll lead a whole retreat at Lutheran Outdoor Ministries, a camp in Illinois.

New Laughter CD
I have also been working on a new laughter CD! I teamed up with the famous Laugh Man, Doug Collins. He's been dubbed the man with the world's most contagious laugh. If you haven't already seen his runaway YouTube hit with over 23 million views, Dad at Comedy Barn, check it out. We recorded in the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis where such artists as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis recorded their albums. The CD will simply feature contagious laughs. We're calling it Laughter Blasters and we hope to finish it by the end of the year.
The Laugh Man and Laughing Laura in Sun Studio in Memphis

Upcoming Educational Opportunities

I'm teaching a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Retreat beginning Friday, October 19 at 6:00 p.m.  and concluding at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 21.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to study with me at a retreat. The tuition is $295 (the international standard for this course, set by Laughter Yoga International) and includes all instruction to certify you as a Laughter Yoga Leader, my original manual, The Little Book of Big Laughs, a Be Laughter CD, two posters and a full color diploma professionally printed with your name. The meal plan for the weekend is $40 and accommodations at the retreat center are just $30 per night.

Laughter yoga professional and Mayo Clinic Education and Quality Assurance Specialist, Ann Marie Gullickson, will be joining me as an adjunct factulty-he-he at this retreat.

Space is limited at this highly-sought retreat so enroll as soon as possible. Visit the Iowa School of Laughter Yoga Website for more information.

In conjunction with this retreat, I will also be offering a Laughter Yoga Teacher Course. This begins October 19 and continues until the 23rd. If you want to take your laughter business to the next level, this is your chance! Please check my site for the details.

Spring Retreat
I also want to tell you about an exciting opportunity for laughter and renewal. I'll be offering a spring retreat at a camp in Ferryville, Wisconsin April 19-21. This idea was inspired by the last course I taught there. The students and I had such a wonderful time that we all decided we wanted to gather at the camp again the following year. So I booked the camp and we're all set for it. It is open to everyone. If you'd like to give a presentation there, let me know. I'll work out the details in the coming months but it will be fun, laid back, informative and affordable. What more could you want? Please save the date. I hope to laugh with you then.

That's all the news from laughter land. I hope you're having a wonderful fall. Keep up the laughing!