Thursday, November 25, 2010


What do you get the person who has everything? Laughter, of course. It is the gift that keeps on giving. And to help you bring joy and laughter to everyone on your holiday shopping list, the Laughter Shoppe is offering an exciting LAUGH FRIDAY SALE. For one week only, you can save big with the following FOUR FOR FORTY offers.

Get four CDs or DVDs for just forty dollars from the Laughter Shoppe plus FREE SHIPPING! Choose as many four for forty packs as you want while supplies last but hurry, sale ends December 3rd. HA HA HA!

Say goodbye to stress on the road with this hilarious CD. Laughing Laura and the Fabulous Laughers keep the laughter rolling for commuters. This professionally recorded 23 minute workout features unique laughter exercises, yoga breathing, gibberish talking, happy chants, positive affirmations and more. Laugh Your Way There—the only product of its kind—will jump start your laughter engine no matter where you are!

Laugh Your Way There (CD)

4 for $40 plus free shipping

Join Laughing Laura and her Laughter Friends in this fun, easy-to-follow laughter yoga workout on DVD! This program contains a high-impact laughter yoga workout designed specifically for children, complete with a warm up, deep breathing, original songs, guided relaxation and 27 laughter exercises. The whole family can join in the laughter fun and cultivate a more positive outlook on life.

Laughter Friends (DVD)

4 for $40 plus free shipping

Happy, playful, interactive songs abound on Laughing Laura's debut album. This upbeat collection of 15 original songs and cheers is the first ever laughter-themed children’s album. Laughing Laura and the Gigglers are accompanied by a swingin' jazz trio. Today is a Laughing Day delivers big, happy fun to inspire laughing, singing, and dancing for the whole family.

Today is a Laughing Day (CD)

4 for $40 plus free shipping

Join the laughing pastor, Laura Gentry, in this faith-filled, laughing, dancing, singing, prais- ing, whooping with joy, go bananas workout to make your walk with the Lord a silly one. An interactive, Christian resource, this 75 minute disc includes:

• Bible Study: An exploration of holy scripture highlighting God’s desire to turn

your mourning into dancing, to clothe you with joy

• Laughter Workout: A faith-filled set of playful laughing & breathing exercises led by Pastor Laura & demonstrated by a group of fabulous laughers—laugh along & cultivate the fruit of joy

• Silly Singing: 13 old favorite Sunday school songs & hymns sung by a choir

in an exuberant style—sing & dance along to get in touch with your childlike faith

• Guided Meditation: Relax into the peace that passes all understanding with this happy guided meditation to help you rest in God’s love

Holy Hysterics (CD)

4 for $40 plus free shipping

Can't decide which one you want? No problem. Order the 4 pack, which includes one of each: Laugh Your Way There, Today is a Laughing Day, Laughter Friends and Holy Hysterics.

4 Pack (One of Each)

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Visit to learn more about these and other laughter products. Happy Shopping!

Sunday, October 24, 2010


On Sunday, October 24, 2010 in Lansing, Iowa, the Iowa School of Laughter Yoga graduated 6 new students. They are AMAZING and I am proud to introduce them to you.

Back row: Laughing Laura, Mike Larsen, Mary Knutson, Susie Smith

Front row: Phyllis Larsen, Janet Pohlman, Rick Gramlich

Hire them for your next laughter event! Here is their contact information.

Rick Gramlich

Lansing, IA


Mike and Phyllis Larsen

Ferryville, WI


Mary C. Knutson, RN, MSN

Dunlap, IL


Janet Pohlman

LaCrosse, WI


Susie Smith

1261 County Road I

Hudson, WI 54016


Saturday, October 2, 2010


On October 2nd, I had the immense privilege and joy of being part of a laughter event in Victoria Station in London, England, which raised money for the BBC's Children in Need program. This charity receives funds from supporters across the UK and with these donations, they are able to make positive changes to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people all across the UK. Visit here for information on how to donate.

Liza Moon organized the event. Other laughers included: Geoffrey Moon, Mary Grace, Mary Adshead, Jennifer Eccles, Julie Whitehead, Cathy Collymore, Momo Kowle, Heike Kowle and Julian James as Pudsy Bear, the well-loved Children in Need mascot. Together, we led laughter yoga exercises and songs for over an hour and a half. We invited people to donate to Children in Need, handed out postcards with a poem about laughter and urged them to join us in the levity. Happily, many did!

"Victoria changed persona as we got her laughing!" reported Liza about the event. "We had a great time, and a valuable experience as we raised money for Children in Need. The great bit was how many student age groups joined, and there was a dermatological specialist passing by who joined in a while and stayed the rest of the time laughing and absorbing the knowledge about the benefits of laughter. Loads of hugs for Pudsy Bear, which was so lovely to see but it wasn’t only the kids, all sorts of women clung to him with passionate embraces too! Lots of people took the poem postcard to keep some laughter in their pockets. Photos were taken by William Gentry, Laura’s husband, and it was brilliant meeting her and sharing the laughter. We missed friends from the network who couldn’t be there, so we held you in our thoughts to be part of the day. Thank you to you all for your kind messages of support, and especially to Julie and Jennifer for their encouragement all along the way."

It was particularly heart-warming for me to be a part of this laughter event. Even though we were foreigners and hadn't met any of the other laughers until that day, we were fully embraced. Immediately, William and I felt like we became part of the London laughter family. What an amazing thing that laughter knits hearts and minds together. I was also struck by how busy train stations in London are overrun with stressed out, serious-looking people. To give these folks a taste of laughter yoga was really exciting. They certainly needed it and those who stopped to join us were instantly transformed.

Here's the official Youtube video of the event:

William took many fabulous photos and here are some of them.

In case you'd like to start using The Penguin Song (shown above) at your own laughter club, here are the words.

The Penguin Song


Did you ever see a penguin come to tea?

Take a look around, a penguin you will see!

Penguins! Attention! (hands at sides)

Penguins! Salute! (salute)

Right arm flap

After each chorus add one more thing:

Left arm flap

Right leg flap

Left leg flap

Bum out

Beak out

Penguins! March!

UPDATE: Liza Moon, one of the organizers of this event was just mentioned in this Laughter Yoga International article.