Sep 182017

Laugh, Cheerful, Happy, Positive, Smile

Hi Everyone! As it has been awhile since you’ve heard from me, I thought I would include a brief reminder on the benefits of attending Laughter Wellness Yoga classes. Please find below the new 2017 Fall schedule.  I am happy to be offering Laughter Yoga at the new L’Arche I Belong Centre in Courtenay BC. It is a beautifully inclusive venue where everyone is welcome. Come join us for some lighthearted fun that will benefit your health and even your outlook on life!

Practicing Laughter Yoga brings a host of health benefits, both physical and emotional. Research is currently being conducted to discover even more about how laughter heals us. For now, this is what we know Laughter Yoga does:

  • Improves overall sense of well being
  • Boosts happiness
  • Strengthens and balances the immune system
  • Releases endorphins to naturally relieve pain
  • Decreases the level of stress hormone cortical
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Nurtures creativity
  • Reduces risk of heart disease
  • Floods the body with the “happy hormone” serotonin
  • Helps manage and overcome depression
  • Deepens inner peace
  • Breaks social isolation and fosters new friendships
  • Develops self-confidence
  • Alleviates the discomfort of specific physical challenges
  • Cultivates your childlike playfulness for a happier you


Wellness Wednesday @ MFRC

Weds Sept 20, 2017   Time: 9:30 – 11

Multi-Purpose Rm A   Military Family Resource Ctr.

1575 Military Row, Lazo BC

Ph. 250 339 8290 to register

Free for Military / $5 Civilian


Special Needs Adults Program

Mondays Oct 23 – Nov 27, 2017   Time: 1:30 – 2:30

Activity Rm A Courtenay Lewis Recreation Centre

489 Old Island Highway, Courtenay BC

Ph. 250 338 5371

$25/5 classes


L’Arche I Belong Centre ~ Everyone Welcome

Saturdays Oct 14 & 28, Nov 18, Dec 2 & 16, 2017

Time: 1:30 – 2:30

1465 Grieve St, Courtenay BC

Ph. 250 871 6288 to register

$25/5 classes or Drop in (please phone ahead)


NIC Elder College

Friday Nov 3, 2017   Time: 1:00 – 2:30

Wave Room   Aquatic Centre

377 Lerwick Rd, Courtenay BC

Ph. 250-334-5000 ext. 4602 to register

For more info on any of the above:

Joanne: 250 465 1201                                                

 Posted by on September 18, 2017

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