MOVEMENT & LAUGHTER
Unwind and heal naturally with movement and laughter.
There is nothing more freeing than to allow yourself to connect to your feelings expressed through how your body moves and how your laughter flows. It helps us get out of our critical minds and into the natural flow of our own rhythms. Get in alignment by letting go of the boundaries. Express yourself naturally!
There are so many forms of movement that are good for the soul. Creative, artistic, conscious, self-expressive, skillful, technical, mindful and playful. Exposure to new forms opens up awareness and when applied in a way to allow yourself to let go or to explore the experience outside of your comfort zone, benefits of healing, gaining insights and obtaining a closer connection to who you are can occur.
Fun and enjoyable is key to allowing movement to bring out your authentic nature.
WHAT IS SOULISTIC FREEMOTION?
Soulistic Freemotion is a blend of movement styles including dance, strength, stretch and conditioning exercises, artistry (with props), free dance and positive affirmations. No two classes are the same. It's guided but loose. We go with the flow of real time energy. We free our minds by tuning into feelings and vibrations. It's expressive, powerful and nourishing.
I combine mindfulness and universal conscious awareness, love of nature, beauty, joy and laughter with my experience as a Nia Technique & HoopnoticaFit instructor, familiarity with Chakradance, modern and jazz dance, fitness training, and the love of our unique authentic dance that comes out when we allow ourselves to feel and move energy around to let go, feel better and have fun.
Soulistic Freemotion encourages letting go to cultivate the connection to the power within ourselves in partnership with Divine Source. Removing limited thoughts and beliefs through the help of moving these lower energies of stinking thinking out and replacing them with expansive freedom of creating possibilities through physical movement, positive affirmations and writing. Props sometimes used (ie. balls, free weights, bands, ribbons, scarves). Creative writing exercise at the end. Shoes optional. Accompanied by emotionally inspiring music as well as moments of silence - all to aid moving new positive thoughts into form!
Move into the power of your authentic self!
Laughter is medicine for the soul. Experience how laughing for no reason can create a healthier, happier life. A guaranteed belly workout that will leave you feeling great!
What's Laughter Yoga?
The invitation is to “laugh for no reason“, faking it until it becomes real. The body will benefit from laughter regardless if it's real or contrived.
It’s All about the Breath
The connection between laughter and yoga is the breath (not contortions or fancy movements found in a regular yoga class). According to yogic philosophy, we are alive because the energy of life, prana, enters our body through the breath. From a medical perspective, the most important component of breath is oxygen. Laughter Yoga exercises (laughter & breathing) bring more oxygen to our body and brain.
How? A prolonged voluntary practice of Laughter Yoga helps us to exhale double the amount of air than we inhale. This means laughter exercises can be compared to any other aerobic exercise, which increases the heart rate and blood circulation and also improves oxygenation.
How does Laughter Yoga work?
Laughter Yoga combines interactive laughter exercises with deep centering breaths and gentle movements. It is a joyful, playful way to connect with others and laugh away stress and negative thinking. Laughter is stimulated without relying on humor, jokes or comedy. Simple child-like silliness can often ignite the chuckle button. A Laughter Yoga session is initiated typically in a group incorporating guided laughter exercises, clapping, eye contact and child-like playfulness. The "simulated" laughter soon turns into real, spontaneous and contagious laughter increasing oxygen to our body and brain, lifting our spirits, spreading joy and good vibes to ourselves and others. A total win/win.
Open for all ages and abilities and can be modified to serve various populations.
Laughter for healing, wellness, joy, stress relief, all-around good health and vibrations! Available for your event, breakout session (corporate, retreats, organizations), special occasions, etc.
Benefits of laughter include:
Laughter releases endorphins, giving us the 'feel good factor
Acts as aerobic exercise and is like 'internal jogging'
Unleashes inhibitions, breaks down barriers
Great team building tool encourages better communication
Helps boost our immune system which helps us resist disease;
Tones muscles, improves respiration and circulation
Encourages positive thinking and creativity
Relaxes the whole body by reducing stress and tension
Certified Laughter Yoga Leader
Charter Member of the Laughter Yoga USA
Women's Retreat in Connecticut - Nov 2019
Presented Laughter Yoga
Corporate Laughter Hike for Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Nature Inspired Laughter, Movement & Expression
The Center at Mariandale, Ossining, New York
May 26, 2018
World Laughter Day Hike
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
May 6, 2018
Laughter Yoga Class
March 3, 2018
The Center at Mariandale, Ossining, New York
Laughter Hike May 7, 2017
Celebrating World Laughter Day