Winchester's Holistic Retreat and Wellness Center
“After-school programming has officially begun and I’ve already had students ask me if we were going to be having Laughter Yoga again this year! I sincerely hope you’ll be here--just let me know when you’re coming, thanks so much!”
~ Heather Forman, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, VA
"Ramana, I can't thank you enough for the Laughter Yoga exercises that you facilitated at our staff retreat. Way to get us energized!"
~Lavenda from The Laurel Center -- intervention for Domestic & Sexual Violence (formerly the Shelter for Abused Women).
Shenandoah University: Certificate Of Appreciation For Your Outstanding presentation at our Annual Staff Development Day on Tuesday, October 14, 2008.
~Dr. Tracy Fitzsimmons, President; Mr. Richard Shickle, VP For Administration & Finance
"On behalf of the Staff Development Committee, we would like to express our sincere appreciation for your participation in our program. We have received a lot of very positive feedback and know that your participation helped make this day a big success. Thanks again!"
~Adrienne Rogerson & Lynda Ingle Co-chairs, Staff Development Day
"Thank you so very much for coming to the Spirituality In Patient Care Class last week! The presentation you gave on Laughter Yoga was so informative and engaging! We all learned alot and were enlightened on how effective laughter can be to heal body, mind and spirit! Your passion and enthusiasm bubbles from you in a beautiful waterfall of laughter! Thank you again! - With much respect and gratitude."
~Vickie L. Morley, MSN, RN, FCN Nursing Professor, Shenandoah University Winchester, VA
"Laughter Yoga is a blast! Laughing is a fantastic way to relieve stress, and I always feel healthier by the end of each class. Ramana's LY sessions also encourages individual creativity and the beautiful setting at Orchard Hill couldn't be more peaceful or perfect. I would recommend LY to anyone who wants more health, fun and joy!"
~Kim, mother, writer
"Ramana did a Laughter Yoga session for our civic organization and inspired, uplifted, and created a connection within the group members that we desperately needed."
~Mary, Generation Builders, LLC and Mother
"I think there is very little that could be more important than finding more joy in life and spreading it. Laughing with the SVLY Club has helped me do just that."
~Jessica, Feng Shui Consultant
"Attending these yoga sessions stretch my humor muscles and I leave the laughter session lighter and fluffier. I stand up straight, look people in the eye, and I laugh!" - Stephanie, School Teacher
"Laughter Yoga has brought so much fun to my life with my children. Every time I start to chant the "ha, ha, ho, ho, ho.", they can't help but start to laugh and we launch into the best deep laughter that is so relaxing and stress relieving. It feels great."
~Angela, Occupational and CranioSacral Therapist
"I felt my blood pressure go down, and my grandson had a ball!." - Ginny, Grandmother
"Shenandoah Laughter Yoga is an experience "out of the box." The Young Professionals Group had the pleasure of Ramana Heyman attending one of our events and leading us in a laughter yoga session. After the initial hesitation at this inventive mode of relaxation, the group became engaged and enthusiastic."
~Katherine, Chamber of Commerce
"I found a half hour of laughter Yoga allowed me to stay totally in the present. I forgot all my cares and woes, the past, the future, and, all the stresses that plagued me disappeared. The natural high I felt stayed with me the whole day!"
~John, Lawyer and Engineer
"Laughter Yoga is a great way to relieve stress and helpful in 'letting go' of embarrassing moments in your life."
"Laughter Yoga is an easy way to feel lighter, more relaxed, and closer to the people around you as you share in one of the most basic and innocent of humanity's gifts --joyfulness. It's amazing how, without even being aware of it, inner stress can be driven out through tears of joy. And we can be reminded of the importance of not taking life too seriously."
~Victoria, Teacher, Actor, Director and Writer
"I notice that when I attend a Laughter Yoga session it becomes easier in that week to laugh at things that would otherwise be stressful and overwhelming. Simply, it helps me laugh."
~John, Graduate Student
"Thank you so very much for such a lovely hour! It has infected my entire day! It was wonderful.
~Gabriela, Laughter Yoga Participant