This 5 day Laughter festival & Spiritual Retreat held under the aegis of Laughter Yoga International University aims at cultivating inner happiness through the 4 elements of joy namely Singing, Dancing, Playing and Laughing. There will be many interactive discussions, laughter and fun games and various spiritual exercises through which everyone will learn something about living life, good health and spirituality etc.
This is a series of creative workshops developing new ideas, insights about 4 elements of joy (singing, dancing, playing and laughing). It will be a great value addition to Laughter Yoga workshops, seminars and trainings. We have already held two festivals in the past and you can see the videos about new ideas which we developed with singing and dancing in a group, lots of fun games and haha choirs.
There will be impromptu gibberish workshops and gibberish singing classes to help create several new programs and we will also organize a tour to Bangalore city and visit a Laughter Club and a school.
Every morning we will start with a spiritual class where you will learn different types of meditation including still and dynamic meditation. After breakfast there will be a 2 hour session on 4 elements of joy followed by Silence Meditation & Contemplation. Again, there will be a 3 hour session every day after dinner with music, singing, dancing and drum circle.
We all want to be happy and do not want any pain or suffering. We have different needs and desires, which if unfulfilled, lead to stress, frustration and helplessness. Spiritual practices help us cope and face these problems with equanimity. We can take the ups and downs of life in our stride and no longer yo-yo between extremes peaks of happiness and depths of despair.
During the spiritual retreat you will learn what spirituality is, how the mind works, how to meditate, how to work smart not hard and what are the 5 spiritual laws of life and 5 rooms of work-life balance.
Spirituality is all about working smart; not working hard. It is about getting maximum results with minimum efforts. All one has to do, is to align oneself with spiritual laws and laws of nature and let these forces glide you to happiness, as everything in nature works with effortless ease.
Spirituality helps to create new ideas, new visions, creativity, and intuitive abilities to reach our aspirations. It helps build a magnetic aura around you that attracts people towards you. It creates an energy that gives a sense of security, power and fearlessness.
What You Will Learn
How To Meditate: Dr. Kataria will teach you how to meditate in a simple way and you will learn different types of dynamic and still meditations. Meditation provides effective stress management; improves perception and memory, controls addictions and cultivates positive health habits.
Focus & Concentration: You will learn to focus and direct your mental attention and energy towards a specific area in your life, which will result in tremendous personal power, yielding unlimited growth potential.
Mindful Awareness: During the retreat, you will learn to observe your breath which will bring you into the present. Placing awareness on your breath will allow you to become one with the moment, as you can truly experience the beauty of life as it exists.
Emotional Intelligence: Spirituality and Laughter Yoga foster a feeling of physical well being, enhance the spirit and touch the emotional core of people. They both help to develop an emotional balance which enables people to understand their own emotions as well as those of others.
Laughter Festival & Spiritual Retreat Agenda