Liberating Your Laughter: Laughter Yoga Atlanta at TEDxCPW
Celeste Greene is the Director of Laughter Yoga Atlanta and a Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher. She helps groups improve through an innovative laughter and deep breathing exercise called Laughter Yoga. This process enables groups to achieve the physical, psychological, and emotional health benefits of laughter without requiring special exercise clothing or equipment, a sense of humor, or even a reason to laugh.
Celeste has facilitated Laughter Yoga sessions with corporate teams, older adults, hospital care staff, cancer survivors, personal development groups, and kids. Celeste trains people wishing to share unconditional laughter with others in her Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training Programs. She is the founder of the Third Tuesdays Free Laughter Yoga Circle, a free monthly Laughter Yoga class designed to bring fun, health, and fellowship to the Atlanta community.
In her TEDxCPW Audience Experience, "Liberating Your Laughter," Celeste shows us how we can all tap into our innate and infinite ability to laugh unconditionally and with ease — even when life isn't going well, and nothing seems funny. "Liberating Your Laughter" was originally shared as part of the TEDx Centennial Park Women event on December 6, 2013 in Atlanta, GA.
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