~ welcome to Joyful living ~
inspiring people to
discover their inherent joy
to create a playful, peaceful, healthy world.
practice, learn & teach laughter yoga with us.
We explore play, creativity, vitality, and resilience through the framework of Laughter Yoga. Reconnecting and digesting our emotions through laughter, we experience inherent joy, the freedom to be present, and to create a new possibility of wellbeing. We coach, train and transform individuals, groups, and organizations using laughter and play based exercises.
Check out our Month-Long Jewish Laughter Retreat
virtual TAILORED COACHING
Return to your laugh and customize a one-on-one and group programs to transform your life.
Virtual MINI COURSES & WEEKLY CLASSES
Our themed courses and classes will take you from stress to opportunity.
Yoga Laughter Flow sessions
Combining both ancient and modern movement system with laughter exercises.
what is laughter yoga?
Laughter is one of the most normal and accepted ways in which humans embrace life: it is how we share love, express joy, cope with stress, and live in the present moment.
Laughter Yoga is a unique stress-management approach to physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing.
unbind anger & stress
transform fear & pain
harness joy & creativity
channel connection & presence
real people. real results.
“Shimon has a gift for gently leading a group of people and for sharing his contagious laughter. To be a part of the Laugher Yoga training with him brought immense joy and more freedom into my life.”
Coaching Program participant
The most fun, the most playful. Our practitioners wear their laughing hearts on their sleeves. We have a dream team of facilitators ready to guide you in your transformational journey towards expressing your deepest truest laugh.
Simeon Darwick birnbaum
Founder and Laughter Coach
Shimon helps people overcome their barriers to fitness by inspiring health, joy, and playfulness.
Shimon is a licensed massage therapist, health and fitness coach, RYT-500 Yoga Instructor, and life coach since 2006. He has taught in places such the Omega Institute in New York and Blue Spirit retreat center in Costa Rica. Shimon has shared the gift of laughter yoga in a wide range of settings such as with people in hospice, cancer patients, children living in orphanages, teenagers at summer camp, corporate team building and at yoga studios around the world. Currently he is a practicing husband and father in Kalamazoo, Michigan facilitating online laughter yoga training and attending the Western Michigan University pursuing his Master’s in Social Work.
Laughter Facilitator and Author
Howard has been facilitating play for over 30 years. He has been a core faculty at Omega Institute for 20 years of and Author of Nurtured Heart Play and the Heart of Play Games Manual.
Laughter Yoga Leader
Victoria is a recently trained laughter yoga leader. She finds that bringing joy and laughter into her days makes it easier to see the lighter side of life. In addition to the laughter, Victoria is a an owner of a massage therapy and retreats business called Attuned Life Massage & Wellness Retreats. Here she not only helps run the business, but sees clients as a seasoned massage therapist.
2021 courses at a glance
Feb 10, 9:15 am
Marbim Basimchah: Month-Long Jewish Laughter Retreat
Beginning with a kick-off on February 10, we’ll meet three times a week, 20 minute morning sessions with 15 minutes of laughter exercises to awaken our body, mind, and souls followed by 5 minutes of studying Jewish wisdom and sharing moments of joy with each other.
Feb 15 - Mar 12
M, W, & F
laughter yoga class
Virtual; drop-ins welcome. No experience required.