"Sarah’s warm welcome helped this room of complete strangers relax and open up to a new experience."
Merrie Forstein, Minneapolis, MN
“You were the best part of the day today for most of us! Rave reviews from all!”
Here's what people said:
“Sarah is so approachable and fun!”
"She took the fear out of the group, even for the ones who were a bit reluctant to share laughter together.”
“Sarah has such great energy and her laugh is contagious too.”
Lenore Rockler, Sr. Employment Counselor, HIRED
“Sarah’s short session set a wonderful positive tone for our full day of meetings and training.” Anonymous
“Sarah sure isn’t afraid to show her silly side and does a great job encouraging others to do the same. So put all the thoughts you have about yourself down for 30 minutes and let Sarah take you on a playful adventure. I guarantee you won’t forget it!” Makai, Preschool Teacher and Environmental Educator - Early Childhood Center at Sabes JCC.
“One day this week the world seemed to be pressing down particularly hard on my shoulders, beyond the normal stresses of work and personal life. I was in no mood to interact with anyone. I called Sarah, and she insisted I do 10 'Smile-Ups' followed by a few laughter exercises. To my amazement, it made an immediate difference in my mood. I can’t explain it, but I'm sold!
Attorney, Minneapolis, MN
About Sarah's Healthy Laughter Sessions
“Sarah has been very fun making us laugh in person and over the phone! I feel really calm after Laughter Yoga. I want to do it again with Sarah.”
Owen, age 9
About Leadership & Laughter
“Sarah was a hit! Our leadership team really enjoyed the time to laugh with their coworkers and it allowed them to get to know each other in a different way. People were really impressed with Sarah’s enthusiasm and positivity and that she got them excited about what she was talking about whether it was STRENGTHSFinder or Laughter Yoga."
Cassie Anderson, MA, LPCC Clinical Team Lead, Behavioral Specialty Care Management, Cigna Health Care
“I was a skeptic. Not that I did not know how great it feels to laugh, but forcing myself to laugh, faking a laugh, had absolutely no appeal. As a favor to someone, I recently attended a Laughter Yoga session with Sarah. Half-way through the session I got it. I literally felt lighter and less stressed. It’s so worth doing.”
“Laughter Yoga really helped me become more outgoing when I meet new people. Laughter Yoga with Sarah taught me to take life a little less seriously and that it is good to laugh at it once in a while.”
Ezra Strohm, University of Minnesota Student
“The hour went by in a flash. That night I found myself in my car, sitting at a long red light and laughing just to relax. Can’t wait for another session.”
Empty Nester, Minneapolis, MN
“I am usually hesitant to participate in this sort of activity because I feel self-conscious, but Sarah made the 1-hour class entertaining and non-threatening for a beginner like me. It was a fun and exhilarating experience!”
Volunteer & mother of 2 teenagers, Leslie, Mendota Heights, MN
“Sarah used many interactive techniques to help us understand what would trigger our bodies and minds so that we could experience many levels of laughter.”
Community Volunteer, Minneapolis, MN
“I attended a Laughter Yoga mini session and have been giggling all day just thinking about it. I’ve been starting my day with 'Smile-Ups' ever since!”
Beth Glassman, Sr. Counselor at HIRED
“Thanks for explaining Laughter Yoga to me and for the phone session yesterday. This morning, I started getting anxious and tearing up. Instead, I did my smile exercise and can’t get the grin off my face!”
Julie Maltos, Nurse, Seattle, WA
“Sarah’s Laughter Yoga by Phone is an amazing pick-me-up. Her ability to get me immediately out of my funk and laughing for no reason on the phone transformed my day and really entertained the family members who were present during our phone session. Sarah is professional, easy to interact with and she gets the job done with fun and ease, leaving me inspired and eager for more. Her tips on how to self-generate laughter and the exercises she shares really make laughter the easiest and most effective 'medicine' I have ever taken. Add to that the structures she helped me put in place to support my overall health & wellness...and it’s a real winning formula. I will keep using her services!”
Attorney, Atlanta, GA
About Laughter on the Phone
"Sarah was a hit with her wonderful Laughter Yoga presentation at our Professional Women's Group meeting this month. The women thoroughly enjoyed it and gained practical tools they can use in their lives. We strive to bring in uplifting speakers with a powerful message. Sarah nailed it!"
Sue Morem, Program Coordinator, Dress for Success Twin Cities
Everywhere Sarah travels, she can be found engaging those she meets in laughter and leading them toward a healthier, happier existence. The people she laughs with are consistently astonished by how effective and enlightening her work is, be it laughter yoga, leadership training, or simply connecting people and promoting positivity. She does so much more than just ‘Laugh for the Health of it’.
About Laughter Yoga Leader Certification Training
“Sarah is a wonderful instructor! I love her creative and inspiring energy! She really inspired me to become a Laughter Yoga Instructor! I highly recommend Sarah!!”
Dorothy Waterman, Claremont, CA
“Sarah did a wonderful job of explaining the components of an effective laughter yoga session while simultaneously leading us in many varied laughter exercises. I loved being challenged to come up with my own ideas and laughter exercises to incorporate, as well as the opportunity to lead a mini-session of my own! Sarah's training left me feeling confident, silly, energized, and excited! It was a fun, incredible experience and I look forward to sharing laughter with more people!”
Anonymous, Minneapolis, MN
"I just completed the Laughter Yoga Leader certification with Sarah as the trainer. We had a lot of fun and learned a wonderful new skill. I am adding this credential to my resume. What future employer wouldn't want someone on their staff who knows a technique to help colleagues deal with stress, improve trust, teamwork and focus in the workplace and instills an atmosphere of positivity and fun. Think about adding Laughter Yoga Leader to your skill set!"
Dorothy S., Librarian, Minneapolis, MN
"Your introduction at the beginning was just enough to get people warmed up, and I really enjoyed how you integrated research findings on the health benefits to laughing throughout. It was a refreshing and uplifting session and I would definitely do it again."
Molly Hood, Program Manager, Graduate Leadership & Professional Development, OSU
"Laughter Yoga has changed my life! I saw just a few minutes of Sarah's presentation and took laughter to heart. I now laugh when I grind coffee beans, when I use paint brushes (often), when I wash dishes, while popcorn pops, and while my computer is booting up.
I feel much better."
Susan Gainen, Artist, MN
"Your work with laughter is a great reminder to look for the soul and beauty in every situation."
Douglas Owens-Pike, Energyscapes Owner
“Even in the most difficult moments, a few
minutes laughing with Sarah will wipe your
tears away and help you make it through.”
Anna Bonavita, Scientist & Chocolate Expert