Fatigue, exhaustion, expenses, the “news,” car trouble, isolation, stress—where’s the joy in that! Do we ever get a break? Yes!

Join Simone, as we celebrate World Laughter Day, at Wildflower UU Church, 1314 Oltorf St, Austin TX 78704, on Sunday, May 5, 2pm, with Laughter Yoga, a fun, interactive, accessible session for all bodies that offers tools for finding joy, joy that isn’t reliant on our current circumstances.

(RSVP so that we reserve enough space for you and your guests.)

Laughter Yoga is a scientifically based body-mind practice that began almost thirty years ago in Mumbai, India, that unites unconditional laughter and deep yogic breathing. Through group laughter exercises, meditation, and deep relaxation, participants will bring more oxygen to their bodies and brains, and connect with other people in a heartfelt way without relying on language, or jokes, or even a sense of humor.

Participants will leave with a few techniques they can begin using immediately to feel energetic, more relaxed, connected to others in a safe and meaningful way, and able to transform frustrations into happy, endorphin-filled meditative experiences through Laughter Yoga.

Wear clothes that you can move in and that don’t restrict your abdomen. NO YOGA MATS NEEDED. Wheel Friendly class. All ages and all abilities welcome.

This Laughter Yoga session is FREE and open to the public, and will be held IN PERSON at
Wildflower UU Church
1314 Oltorf St
Austin TX 78704

RSVP here

“It is often necessary to laugh in order to survive.”

–Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr.

“It is cheerful to God when you laugh or rejoice from the bottom of your heart.”

–Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr.


Simone Monique Barnes, Wildflower’s Director of Membership and Spiritual Life, is a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader.

Trained by the founder of Laughter Yoga, Dr. Madan Kataria, Simone regularly incorporates joy practices into her daily life and ministry.

She teaches Laughter Yoga, knowing that a smile is the shortest distance between two people, and that joy practices sustain us in hard times.