Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Leah Tunnell is a Certified Laughter Yoga Instructor and a Motivational Speaker in the Austin area. She's a proud promoter of mirthful silliness and the mental and physical benefits of intentional joy. As a motivational speaker, "Leah has the ability to lift groups from a state of gloom and doom, to bring it on". Her personal goal is to someday share a laugh with everyone in the world ...all at the same time.

Laughter Yoga is a deceptively simple yet very powerful and potentially even life-changing form of exercise that anybody can do. Its core premise is that your body can laugh, regardless of what your mind has to say. Laughter boosts your immune system, promotes healthy cell growth and lowers your blood pressure. It's been proven to help people with diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, allergies, heart conditions and after 10 minutes of laughing endorphines are released.

Laughter Yoga is non-political, non religious, non-racial, non-threatening, non-competitive. It comes with no strings attached. There are no jokes or comedy, therefore there is no judging. No mind = no ego, no room for conflict or power struggle. Laughter is a universal language that transcends all barriers: language, age, gender, social or racial background. It improves inter-personal relationships and enhances communication. It interrupts the power struggle and breaks down the instinctive barriers between people. It teaches you to make happiness a choice and not a consequence.