~ 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.

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virtual TAILORED COACHING

Return to your laugh and customize a one-on-one and group programs to transform your life. 

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Virtual MINI COURSES & WEEKLY CLASSES

Our themed courses and classes will take you from stress to opportunity.

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Group Coaching Programs

Join us in the beginning of 2021 for our 40 day group coaching program

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.

laughter stories

“My mood was uplifted from the first class onward. What a difference the class has made in my life since then. I have started to approach the world with a new lens.”

class participant

” I feel honored and wise enough to have joined forces with this community. If you want to raise your vibration and have a blast, consider jumping in with Shimon. In my experience, it was only positive and that good energy continues to ripple out.”

course participant

“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

facilitators

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.

howard moody

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.

Deepening connections among people is Howard’s passion and his mission is to help people be fully inspired, creative and playful in all that they do. Visit his website at howardmoody.com
shula stern

Laughter Yoga Leader

Shula is a laughter yoga leader, yoga teacher, energy healer and spiritual life coach. She is passionate about helping people heal and transform from the inside out and live joyful, healthy, and abundant lives. She currently lives in Ithaca NY.

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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. 

“Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.”

2020 courses at a glance

2021

Jan

1

40 Day Laughter Challenge

40 Day group coaching program designed to lift your spirit with laughter

Over Zoom

#150-$250

weekly

class

2020

laughter yoga class

Virtual; drop-ins welcome. No experience required. 

on Zoom

wednesdays

7:30 am - 8 am EST

weekly

class

2020

laughter yoga class

Virtual; drop-ins welcome. No experience required.

on Zoom

Fridays

4 pm - 5 pm EST