WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT LAUGHTER YOGA WITH ANNIE:
We were delighted to have Annie lead a Laughter Yoga session at our Aspire Public Schools staff retreat. The staff found Annie to be very open, welcoming, funny, and skilled at engaging people—even when they were skeptical at first. She led exercises that were fun, but also addressed real stresses and concerns.
We took away ideas and tools we can use at work (and on our commutes!) to relieve tension in an entertaining and effective way. We laughed so hard our cheeks were sore! It was an incredible experience that brought us not just self-awareness, but made us feel more connected as a team. I highly recommend Annie’s workshops for fun and effective stress relief and team building sessions!
-Natalia Lopez- Montero, Special Education Operations Analyst, Aspire Public Schools
"Annie’s presentation on Laughter Yoga for elders was dynamic, informative, and just plain fun! She got everyone participating with her enthusiasm and expertise. We learned firsthand that Laughter Yoga is an amazing stress reliever, health enhancer and an easy way to exercise. What a great way to get elders moving and engaged! I left feeling relaxed and energized at the same time."
-Cheryl Laven, Director of Community Relations, Sunrise Assisted Living of Oakland Hills
"Annie Goglia’s LifeFire Laughter Yoga program was transformational for my staff at a time when we were working on a crucial campaign. It really brought us together to work as a team. We have been using it ever since to help us overcome the stress and challenges of our work. One person in particular had a big change of heart thanks to Annie’s program. Through the use and practice of these laughter tools taught by Annie, transformed from a person who seemed tough and difficult to a major cheerleader for her co-workers! She now initiates team building actions. Annie’s contribution supported us in winning this union campaign by uniting us through laughter!" -Lilly Vallee, SEIU-UHW
"Everyone had so much fun! The Laughter Yoga session you led was given a thumbs up by our group."
-A. Kein, Women's Presidents Organization
"After an hour of laughter yoga led by Annie, I felt relaxed and energized and continued to laugh throughout the day. It felt great. It was also a fun team exercise and really had us connecting with each other through this shared experience. Annie's approach makes the instruction fun, insightful, and easy. "
-Nicole Petty, private group Laughter Yoga session attendee
"If you want to meet a great group of people, have a blast, and laugh...this is the group for you! I had so much fun and everyone was so nice and welcoming! "
-Meagan, Oakland Lifefire Laughter club attendee
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT WORKSHOPS WITH ANNIE GOGLIA:
LIGHTENING UP ABOUT MONEY
"This workshop was delightful and well-paced. The next day I felt an internal shift creating some space for exploration. I have opened up to new options for my work and career!"
LIGHTENING UP ABOUT GROWING OLDER
"I’m grateful to Annie and Amos for offering their adventurous Lightening Up about Growing Older Playshop that I recently attended in Oakland. Their skillful guidance and support created a safe space for all of us in attendance to be ourselves, whether feeling skeptical, shy, and resistant or open, out-going and willing. It was a refreshing, restorative experience. I thoroughly enjoyed the variety of fun activities and thought provoking exercises, sometimes working solo, sometimes in pairs and also with the whole group. It was a delightful time spent with caring, fun people, and I left feeling uplifted, relaxed and happy! Noncompetitive play is so very healing to my whole being, and this playshop offered that in spades, mixed with insight, sharing and education! Woo-hoo!"
-Jeannette Logan, Youthful Hearts, Fitness Classes for over 50
"A very positive experience. I left feeling better about myself and others."
"This was a brilliant idea for a workshop! I feel lighter not just about my own aging, but my parents as well. I always thought I didn’t have feelings about my own aging, but now I realize I do. What a relief to be honest with myself!"
“Annie did such a great job in dealing with a topic that is almost taboo in our society. It was liberating finding the humor in it and to laugh. Talking so openly about aging and growing older made me feel more understanding and compassionate towards others and myself. It helped me to see it more from the humorous side. Annie’s leadership style made me feel at ease at the very beginning. Her laughter and kindness were shining through.
"Thank you Annie Goglia and Amos, for bringing your LIFEFIRE LAUGHTER all the way from Bay Area, just to give us a splendid morning of inner and outer joy of being as we "lightened up about aging". Great play/shop in Cindy Rivka Marshall's beautiful Needham studio."
"This was indeed a joy-filled experience, remarkable considering the seriousness of issues around aging! Thank you Cindy for sharing your light-filled studio. Annie and Amos are outstanding guides through the thickets and gardens of aging. Many many thanks!"
LAUGHTER YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
"Annie has a wonderful, positive and supportive attitude which helps to promote learning in a safe environment. You can feel the years of experience she has in this work."
"Annie has an amazing ability to laugh unabashedly and keep a strong container of flow, constructive feedback and information in this training."
"Annie looks for the good in all participants. I felt encouraged to take risks and was very supported by Annie through the whole process of leading Laughter Yoga activities. I felt so positive about my whole training experience."
"I felt good all over as I drove away on Sunday afternoon. I feel much more equipped now to lead a Laughter Session on my own and can't wait to do it! "
"Annie Goglia was interactive, joyful, honest and so helpful as a teacher/trainer of Laughter Yoga."
"Annie’s brings a relaxed, flexible and helpful atmosphere to this training."
"Annie's empathetic teaching style helps to transmit the message of this training in such a clear and kind way. She leadership style helps to lead the group to new places of investigation while laughing my way through it all."
"Annie has extensive knowledge in the areas of laughing, breathing, and yogic exercises. Her energy and flow kept the class interesting and fun. Her open mind and heart allowed for all opinions and experiences to be in the room to learn from."