Non-Profit Dedicated to Spreading World Peace Through Laughter Launches Workshop Series to Strengthen American Communities

Richmond, VA, March 20, 2021 --( Laughter Yoga USA announced today that it will launch an online workshop series dedicated to strengthening communities across the nation by promoting the practice of unconditional laughter. The next workshop will be taught by renowned author Slash Coleman and will feature a new form of addiction treatment that utilizes laughter yoga. Hosted by the Master Center for Addiction Medicine, this free webinar will occur on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 from 6:00 - 7:30 PM ET.

Coleman will speak about an in-patient recovery program he created at a treatment facility in 2019 aimed at helping those who struggle with addiction. The program, which has been utilized successfully as an initiative with the US Department of Veterans Affairs, has been known to help participants gain independence from addictive behavior.

The series will continue throughout the year and highlight different laughter yoga professionals and topics such as: laughter and mindfulness, laughter in senior centers, and the science of laughter.

“Using laughter yoga to build and strengthen our communities makes perfect sense. Laughter not only releases our inhibitions, but it makes us feel more connected and happy,” says Alexa Fong Drubay, Executive Director of Laughter Yoga USA.

Laughter Yoga was created in India in 1995 by physician Dr. Madan Kataria who discovered the body can not tell the difference between real laughter and simulated laughter. Since then the practice of laughter yoga has spread to hundreds of countries though a network of free social laughter yoga clubs. Laughter Yoga USA is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to building community through the principals selfless service and unconditional laughter for all.

Enrollment in the webinar is limited and pre-registration is recommended at: There is no cost for participants, though a $25 recommended donation for laughter professionals and those who work in a recovery-related field is suggested. For more information visit
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