Wellness Laughter yoga is a unique social health promotion and disease prevention that uses safe, gentle, and fun breathing exercises and simulated laughter techniques to enhance ones emotional, mental, and physical wellness. It is a breakthrough delivery system which allows people to laugh regardless their circumstances.
We do Wellness Laughter without any joke or a sense of humor. We laugh for no reason and in doing so we laugh off some stress and add more laughter to our life! All that is necessary is the desire to laugh and we can "Laugh For No Reason". There are four components to Wellness Laughter Yoga... clapping, eye contact, laughter/breathing, and child-like playfulness.
Laughter is the best medicine, people have known this for centuries, now science proves it.
Dr. Madan Kataria is a medical doctor and his wife Madhuri is a yoga instructor from India, they are the founders of Laughter Yoga in 1995. Dr. Kataria discovered that people do not laugh enough, they wait for something to make them laugh from an outside stimulus called reactive laughter. Dr. Kataria found that even fake laughter has wonderful benefits, which usually when practiced in a group turns into real laughter. He decided to prescribe laughter for all of his patients, and now there are over 6000 laughter clubs and laughter sessions conducted in over 53 countries.
I am currently leading two community event classes each week year round. One is Thursday Mornings at the Milford Senior Center from 8:40 to 9:30. If you are not a member of the Milford Senior Center this cost to participate in their programs is $2.00. Friday Morning at the Lewes Public Library from 8:40 to 9:30 and this program is FREE.
Everyone is Welcome, the only thing that I ask is wear a smile, bring your silly bones, and a bottle of water. We will laugh off some stress and have some fun!
The only time that we do not have a Wellness Laughter Session is if the Milford or Cape Henlopen Schools are delayed or closed due to the weather, or if the Milford Senior Center or Lewes Public Library is closed. You check our Facebook page as well.
Michele Buckler is the Wellness Laughter Yoga lady, and leading the way for Wellness Laughter in Delaware. A stress-related burnout led her to discover and experience the healing power of laughter. It change her life and it forever changed her. Michele is the founder and Executive Director of Wellness Laughter and has been an ambassador for bringing Wellness Laughter to Delaware since 2014.
She has a degree in Elementary Education, Child Psychology and Social Work from Salisbury State, Maryland. She now finds that she is enjoying working with groups of all ages. Michele epitomizes and shares the power of positive and playful energy and creativity. Her authentic and engaging style motivates and empowers people with practical tools they can use to better their health and quality of life.
Michele currently has two Wellness Laughter Yoga Clubs in Delaware. Thursday Mornings at the Milford Senior Center and Friday Mornings at the Lewes Public Library.
She has provided sessions for several senior centers, Kent-Sussex Industries (KSI) of Delaware, The Southern Delaware Parkinson's Group, Sussex Co. Parkinson Support Group "Walk on the Boardwalk", Milford Relay For Life walk, Alzheimer's Association Greater Maryland Chapter and The Saint Peters Episcopal Church Women of Lewes DE.
112B Front Street, PO Box 352, Lewes, DE 19958, US
We are Open 7 Days a week 10:30ish to 5:00ish
Thur. 11:30ish to 5:00ish
Mid April Through December 31