Retreats at Belle Haven Basic Joy
Movement * Meditation * Music * Garden Flowers * Herbs * Delicious Food * Camaraderie
Ideal for individuals * Friends * Book club gatherings
I am laughing as I reveal that I am certifying in Laughter Yoga. Imagine having such a silly certificate! Everything about it is funny, and particularly because the health benefits of laughter are so staggering! HA! I attended a workshop here in London and felt as though nothing could be more ridiculous or make me feel more out of my comfort zone, grown up that I am. I was desperate for escape, but embarrassed to leave (I like to think considerate), and also objective enough to believe it would be unfair to judge if I didn’t stay til the end. So I resolved to see it through but definitely with an eye on the clock. But friends, something happened along the way, the very thing that is supposed to happen…at some point during a series of very silly exercises, something triggered and released, and long story short I found myself at the end of a 45 minute workshop on my back on the floor laughing my head off. It makes me crack up to remember. I was SUCH a tough sell. And that’s why I am doing the course, because it is so important to me to laugh, and I am shocked at how hard it was to remember when I last experienced that kind of laughter. I was unprepared for how light I felt afterwards…lighthearted! It’s great cardio (10 minutes laughing=30 on a treadmill!) plus it’s a people thing! I’m looking forward to sharing this discovery with you…prepare yourselves! Grab your pals or come to meet some. We’re going to have a great time.
I am so excited to be planning the retreat schedule for this spring and summer. There is such potential for us all to relax, laugh and renew through mindful exploration of ourselves and others in the beautiful setting of Belle Haven. Click on Retreats for Basic Joy Retreats