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Laughter Yoga workshop – Saturday 18th July

We as humans are designed to laugh. We need laughter to maintain our physical, mental and emotional health It’s a vital tool for living in this challenging world we find ourselves in. As Mark Twain said: “We have one weapon and that is laughter”.

We need to celebrate life by laughing a little bit more and BE HAPPY for all we have, even with all of life’s usual challenges, live our lives in our own terms, whole-heartedly living life to the fullest.

And good laugh can also leave you feeling like you’ve had a good workout! Something as simple as laughing 100 times provides the same amount of exercise as 15 minutes on a stationary bicycle – and it is a lot more fun too. Laughter works all of your muscles: respiratory, facial, legs, abdomen and back, while increasing blood oxygenation and flow. Best of all, even fake laughter offers the same benefits, so you can “fake it till you make it” and still reap the rewards.

Energise, connect & de-stress your mind and body in a positive and fun way. Laughter really is a “best medicine”!

Join Hendrik Visser for this fun and unique experience on how to achieve more happiness in everything you do. Laugh your way through an experience that combines mindfulness, movement, and awareness with laughter, breathing and happiness techniques.

These relaxation techniques and laughter principles can be taken home and used in your everyday life.

* No yoga or movement experience is required – this workshop is open to anybody!

Date: Saturday, 18th July
Time: 11am – 12.30pm
Cost: R180 if paid before the day // R200 if paid on the day
Sign up: 082 462 4844 or email

Hendrik Visser is a Certified Laughter Yoga teacher and Coach working with Corporates, NGOs and private clients. He studied with the Founder of the Laughter Yoga movement, Dr. Madan Kataria (in Bangalore, India) and is one of 20 teaching members of the Dr. Kataria School of Laughter Yoga and Laughter Yoga International in South Africa.

Since 2008, he has pioneered the work all over South Africa with a passion to bring Laughter Coaching to everybody that wants to learn how to laugh without reason and to train people to change their lifestyles regarding stress-management and relationship building.

Few people think about what happens when they laugh, but laughter actually causes a number of physical and chemical changes in the body, … the act of laughing decreases the level of stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline while simultaneously increasing levels of endorphins and neurotransmitters. Antibody producing cells increase in number and T-cells, which fight infection, become more effective–boosting your immune response.’’

Open Week at the Studio = Mon 13th – Sun 19th July

An opportunity to introduce yourself, friends, family, colleagues, neighbours and more to Nia classes and the studio!

From Monday 13th – Sunday 19th July, all Nia will be FREE for all first time to class/studio people – PLUS if you have not been to back to class this year yet you can choose to kickstart your way back to class with a FREE class in this week too!!

Don’t miss out on this opportunity. Spread the word ….lets get everyone moving and feeling great!

Free-dance open session – Friday 31st July

Invigorate your body, mind and spirit with the freedom of “anything goes, movement wise”.

A two-hour open dance session for anybody who wishes to have a free space to simply move, dance and feel great. A continuous, mixed and inspiring playlist will hold the space, and guided dialogue will be minimal.

There is no alignment to any particular dance or movement form, and it will be a space that respects the individual whilst moving in community of everyone who loves to move.

Date: Friday, 31st July
Time: 6.30 – 8.30pm
Cost: R100