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LAUGHTER YOGA:
BRAINCHILD OF DR. MADAN KATARIA, THE LAUGHING GURU
Shellie Fraddin

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Dr. Madan Kataria, an Indian physician and founder of Laughter Yoga, started the revolution of joy and laughter in 1995. It's a practice involving prolonged voluntary laughter, based on the belief that voluntary laughter provides the same physiological and psychological benefits as spontaneous laughter. It's an infectious workout regime that helps you to stop taking things too seriously and concentrate on the funny side of life. It combines gentle yoga breathing, stretching and simulated unconditional laughter. When the laughter is practiced in a group setting, the laughter soon becomes genuine and contagious. Some of the health benefits from laughter and Laughter Yoga are lowered blood pressure, reduced anxiety and stress. Within minutes of laughing, stress levels drop. It's an aerobic workout that is good for your heart, diaphragm, abdominal, intercostal, respiratory, and facial muscles. As part of the "workout," endorphins are released, giving you a sense of well-being. At present there are more than 6000 Laughter Clubs worldwide.

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Shellie Gretah Fraddin, PhD is a health/life coach, educator, author and certified Laughter Yoga instructor, specializing in Health and Wellness programs for older adults. She is a former instructor with Old Dominion University's Lifelong Learning Institute in Virginia Beach, VA and NOVA Lifelong Learning Institute in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Considered a pioneer in the natural health field, Dr. Shellie has presented her Aging Gracefully programs to public and private communities for more than 50 years coast-to-coast. Guest appearances on radio and TV, including the Dr. Oz and Geraldo Rivera shows and interviews by The NY Times and San Diego Magazine made Dr. Shellie Fraddin a household name. She currently presents lectures to older adults in the local community.

FPL10185
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Location: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
Fees: Member - $30 per event
$75 for any combination of three events, members only
$120 for any combination of eight events, members only

Non-member - $35
Cash will no longer be accepted as payment for lectures.

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