The Power of Laughter- Laughter Yoga Yoga w/ a Dog Visit Twist!
Gail brought laughter yoga to Portland in 2004, she has visited over 75,000 seniors in 7 states but calls Oregon home. Zippy and Zoe, her beautiful 11yr. old Chihuahua’s have also been working since they were 6 months old and have brought countless smiles to elders all across the country. Gail is a certified laughter yoga leader, a motivational humorist (that’s a lazy comedian) and brings her signature family stories featuring her parents and grandparents who bring howling laughter to all participating.
The laughter yoga program lasts under an hour and the dogs will be visiting the seniors at the same time.
The benefits from laughter are endless. The most important benefit of laughter is that it prevents hardening of the attitudes!
Laughter also lowers blood pressure, helps condition the heart muscle, helps stimulate your circulatory system, aids digestion, helps reduce depression, lifts the mood, stimulates memory and creativity and with Gail you also get a good workout (because she’s an athlete).
Gail was a longtime member of the Association for Applied Therapeutic Humor and former President of the Oregon National Speakers Association.
Service Fee: $85- $100 for laughter yoga depending on distance, discount for multiple programs in one month.
In-Service Professional Development Community Staff Trainings for the Senior Community Managers and Employees also available starting at $500 to include Laughter class for the residents.
OREGON-Multnomah County, Washington County, Deschutes County, Clatsop County, Tillamook County. WASHINGTON- Clark County (Vancouver). Will consider other counties for multiple bookings in the area.
Retirement Home/Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Adult Foster Home, Skilled Nursing/Rehab, Hospital, Senior Center, Adult Day Center, Seniors at Home, Private Parties/Locations.
Weekdays, Weekends, Daytime, Evenings, Request on Short Notice, Request in Advance.
Contact Name: Gail Hand
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“Gail and her dogs Zippy and Zoe have been sharing their laughter yoga/pet therapy visits for over a year now here at Laurelhurst Village. Her program is a fun-filled, fast-paced hour, full of exercise including abdominal/facial workouts, while lifting the spirits of every resident. At the end of Gail’s program, they have all helped turn the frowns upside down. She’s a breath of fresh air! I would highly recommend her program!! ” Kris, Activities Director, Laurelhurst Village
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