When you hear the sounds “Ho ho ho!” you might think you‘re with Santa Claus. But chances are, you’re in the presence of Laughter Yoga Orlando’s principal positivitist and funraiser, “PositiveLY Pat” Conklin. Formerly an accomplished (and seriously serious) research biologist and grant writer in the healthcare arena, this certified Laughter Yoga teacher, group exercise instructor, personal trainer, and health coach is today a purveyor of laughter—one who has lived and breathed its healing and transformative power. Pat is also Central Florida's first and only laughter life coach, certified through The Levity Institute.
In addition to leading her two weekly laughter clubs in Orlando, training and certifying budding Laughter Yoga leaders, and facilitating laughter sessions for an array of groups and occasions near and far, Pat's laughter adventures have found her assisting Laughter Yoga creator Dr. Madan Kataria with his training programs; teaching classes through one of the first grants ever awarded for Laughter Yoga; and contributing to Using Humor to Maximize Living, one of the textbooks employed by the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor (AATH) in its Humor Academy. (Because she takes the health and wellness benefits of laughter seriously, Pat is both an AATH member and Humor Academy graduate.) You may even come across Pat "on the big screen" as the subject of a 2013 Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts documentary film on Laughter Yoga entitled A Laughing Matter. (No joke!)
As Central Florida’s specialist in laughter for wellness, Pat brings a WELLth of experience and positive energy to her Laughter Yoga programs. She is PositiveLY passionate about laughter’s tremendous power and benefits … and ho ho hopes you will be, too!
JOYn us as we exercise our laughter muscles and laugh for health! YOU will feel PositiveLY GREAT!
(WARNING: This is a seriously FUN laughter club in Orlando!)
The Downtown Orlando CommuniTeeHee Laughter Club meets most Mondays at 11:30 AM at the Mayor William Beardall Senior Center, 800 Delaney Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32801. The club is open to ALL ... and ALLways FREE!
For details (including a downloadable flyer and map), please visit www.LaughterYogaOrlando.com. We look forward to laughing with you!
Play. Dance. Love. LAUGH!
At RASA-LILA FEST 2013—TAMPA BAY!
Calling all yogis, yoginis, holistic healers, wellness enthusiasts, festival fans … and, of course, laughter lovers! JOYn me at Rasa-Lila Fest 2013 – Tampa Bay for a HAPPYning that's overflowing with yoga, meditation, sound healers, live music, holistic workshops and lectures, paddle boarding, rock climbing, children's yoga, vendors, a yoga dance glow party that shines ... and LAUGHTER (YOGA)! The fun starts at 7:00 PM on Friday, October 4, 2013, and continues through 10:00 PM on Saturday, October 5, 2013, at Camp Brorein, 16901 Boy Scout Road, Odessa, Florida 33556.
I’m excited and delighted about teaching LAUGHTER YOGA at Rasa-Lila Fest for my third time on Saturday, October 5, 2013. Come explore yoga’s joyful side with me while we treat ourselves to a mini vacation from our troubles at 3:00 PM in the Yoga Rhythm Lounge Hall.
And be sure to swing by my table in the vendor village for a cheery hello ... and lots of laughter, of course!
We had such fun laughing at last year's festival! Watch our joyfulness in action here: Laughter Yoga Orlando @ Rasa-Lila Fest 2012 – Tampa Bay, Florida. (Many thanks to John Sexton Photography and Rasa-Lila Fest for providing the photo above.)
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE THIS YEAR!
TO UNITE THE TAMPA BAY YOGA AND WELLNESS COMMUNITIES
As yoga continues to expand its horizons throughout the United States, so does the vision for Rasa-Lila Fest. Scheduled for October 4–5, 2013, at Camp Brorein, Rasa-Lila Fest will amass more than 20 yoga classes—including kids' and partner yoga—and more than 15 workshops with some of the most respected holistic health practitioners.
And if these offerings aren’t enough to entertain the anticipated 800-plus Rasa-Lila Fest guests, add full access to stand-up paddle boards for use on an open lake, as well as a vendor village featuring over 50 local artists, restaurants, and wellness sponsors. It's a complete retreat package in a natural setting that's sure to refresh and revitalize you. We hope you'll decide to join us for what promises to be an exceptional event!
“This was awesome. A great stress relief, especially at this (holiday) time of year.”
“Very good feeling—laughing! Love it. Ha Ha Ha!”
“Felt good. Will help keep a person young.”
“I really enjoyed this!”
“It was very good, lifting, positive, and cool.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed the session! Thanks !! :-)”
“Very relaxing, joyful experience.”
~ Employees of USIS®, AmeriSys Medical Management Division, Orlando, Florida
TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS:
"Pat is a knowledgeable, organized, and joyful trainer. She is very smart and shared openly her knowledge of yoga breathing and [laughter] exercise. After her instructions, I feel certain that I can lead a laughter club, and I look forward to spreading health and joy to my world and beyond."
~ Dale Vest, Certified Laughter Yoga Leader, Class of August 2012
"Pat was a ray of sunshine. She made the experience very positive, safe, and welcoming. She was organized, structured, and went at a pace all could follow. She made you feel free to explore your childlike playfulness and encouraged full engagement. This was an amazing experience ... one I will never forget."
~ Natalie Farro, Certified Laughter Yoga Leader, Class of July 2013
“We love having Pat visit the Orange County Library System for Laughter Yoga. With wide smiles, our patrons thank us over and over again for having the sessions. Pat’s classes are one of the few times we relax our Shh! policy.”
~ John Douglass, Programs and Special Events Coordinator, Orange County Library System