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Angēla Essick Dykes

Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher

Registration No :

Phone: 616-225-1060
Start Date: 11 June, 2020
End Date: 12 June, 2020

2 Day Certified Leader Training

Email: angela.essick.dykes@gmail.com
Website: angeela.com
Venue: Grand Rapids, MI, USA

Training Details

Training Details

(I had to schedule dates on this site’s calendar in order to list an upcoming 2-day certification course. Due to MI’s current stay-at-home order the actual date is TBD; June 11-12 is merely to complete this link. If you are interested in an upcoming training, as soon as safe to minimize social distancing, please contact me & I will place you on the list to notify. Stay stay & healthy; Keep others safe & healthy! BLESSINGS!!)
June 11, 2020 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
June 12, 2020 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
(Thursday – Friday) in Grand Rapids, MI, USA

Anyone who wants to bring more laughter in their life and to share laughter with others will benefit from this training. It will be of special interest to:
Yoga and fitness teachers
HR and management training
Healthcare professionals: Physicians, Nurses, Staff
Therapists/workers/teachers serving client who have special needs
Teachers, PE Specialists, and sports coaches
Psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, professional counselors
Entertainment professionals/Comedians
Physical therapists
Massage therapists
Activities Directors/Senior care workers/Assisted living staff
Marriage and family therapists
Life/Wellness Coaches and alternative therapists
Sales managers
Clergy/Youth pastors/leaders
Tourism professionals & tour guides
Anyone who needs to decrease stress and add therapeutic laughter to their life!

The course fee ($350) includes:
*Training provided by a Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher who was trained by Dr. Madan Kataria.
*Digital copy of the official LaughterYoga Leader manual written by Dr. Kataria
* Official Certificate from Dr. Kataria’s School of Laughter Yoga entitling you to the full rights and benefits of a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader.
*Receive Free 6 month Prozone membership on the LY International website.
*Additional handouts
*And more!

This fee may be tax-deductible. Education for improving and maintaining professional skills is generally tax-deductible. Transportation/lodging/meal expenses to/from professional training may be tax-deductible, as well. Check with your tax accountant if this may apply to you.

Course Objectives:
As a participant, you will be able to:
Understand the scientific research, physical, mental and emotional benefits of happiness, laughter, and Laughter Yoga.
Understand how to use and teach simple exercises and techniques (including deep breathing, meditation, visualization, relaxation, playful activities) to increase joy and health and decrease stress.
Organize and lead laughter programs for individuals and diverse groups, including healthcare staff and patients, seniors, children, and corporations.

The course includes:
Learning the physical, mental & emotional benefits of laughter
How to laugh without humor and how to teach others to do so
The history of Laughter Yoga
Starting & running laughter clubs
How to market your services
Techniques for special groups (children, seniors and more)
Laughter Boosting techniques
How to laugh alone
and much, much more!

pen/paper for taking notes &/or digital device which permits you access to your downloaded copy of the CLYL Training Manual
lunch, snacks, refillable water bottle (refrigerator provided on site) for both Saturday & Sunday
wear comfortable clothes
willingness to LAUGH & enjoy learning

anything illegal or alcoholic
pets (service animals are permitted)
perfumes (don’t wear this – may affect others’ breathing), incense, etc

Laughter Yoga is not a substitute for proper medical consultation for physical, mental and psychological illnesses and may not be suitable for everyone. It is contra-indicated for people suffering from uncontrolled high blood pressure, heart disease, epilepsy, any kind of hernia, severe backache, and major psychiatric disorders. This list is for guidance only and is not meant to be exhaustive. If in doubt do not try it, but rather consult your trained medical professional for guidance. Please use your common sense: no strain, no new pain.

This 2-day training is held in Grand Rapids, MI. Exact location will be determined based on the number of participants.

You may search for lodging accommodations in the Grand Rapids, MI area. Contact Angēla if you want to know which lodging place may be closest to the training site.

FULL PAYMENT is EXPECTED BY Monday, June 1, 2020. Please contact Angela Essick Dykes to arrange payment: 616-225-1060. Right is reserved for cancellation due to inability of teacher to fulfill this commitment. In this event, full reimbursement will be provided. If you (the student) need to cancel please contact Angela Essick Dykes immediately to discuss reimbursement, if applicable. Any cancellation made after June 7, 2020 will be subject to reimbursement minus administrative fee of $50/per registrant. If you fail to attend this course after making payment, you forfeit any & all payments made, if you do not notify Angela Essick Dykes within 30 days post conclusion of this course (by 11:59:00 pm on July 11, 2020). If you miss attending any portion of this course, there is no guarantee you may be able to attend any future course led by Angela Essick Dykes. If you do not complete the entire training experience (punctuality & remaining in all sessions + full participation) you may receive a Participant Certificate, but not Certification to be a LY Leader (decisions based on Trainer’s discretion). No money will be refunded, but you may be able to attend another class, at a reduced rate, to obtain the Certification, as classes are available.

It is imperative that you are punctual for the beginning of each day and that you make arrangements so that you can conclude at the end time for each day. Once this certification is successfully completed, you are invited to co-lead a live group during future Laughfest sessions (with Angela Essick Dykes, as long as she is leading). This is a highly unique opportunity and will increase the value of your Laughter Yoga resume considerably! Your certification ceremony will be at the end of Friday’s agenda – you will most certainly want to attend this class.
Contact Name: Angela Essick Dykes
Phone: 616-225-1060
Email: angela.essick.dykes@gmail.com
Website: http://angeela.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angeela.ma.lpc/
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