Fanny Rire - Laughter Yoga Leader
In my life, I have done a lot of theater. I studied theater in Paris. I was looking for a motivating activity to meet nice people, share a good time, have fun and maybe lose some weight... knowing that I am a little lazy when it comes to sports.
And bang, one Sunday I by chance came across an American program where a priest (or pastor, I don't know anymore) had his church bent over laughing. During the interview, he said that laughing had a lot of benefits and that the disciples got closer to the Divine spirit through laughter.
I'm not a believer but I thought this was brilliant to see so many people connected by laughter… So with my computer, I searched with keywords: therapy + laughter…. And I found information on laughter clubs in my area, I looked around these sites…. And go, I called, I inquired for the next sessions and went to experience it by myself, like a big girl (come on, come on, a little courage!) with other participants, some experts, some beginners like me. It was a huge revelation, even if sometimes I felt embarrassed or ridiculous. What a delight, what pleasures! Muscles that I didn't know worked for a good hour. That is how I got bitten by the laughter bug.
Since then, I did the animator training and I volunteered at the Montreal Laughter Club from 2011 to January 2016. I also organized events with the Club: International Laughter Day from 2012 to 2015, Christmas Special 2012-2013,...
From 2016 to 2018, I was a laughter facilitator for the Skype Laughter Club Canada.
As well I take other training sessions: Happiness Training, choral singing... in order to learn more our to develop my well-being and that of others, it is important!
In January 2019, I was a therapeutic clown in Quito (Ecuador) with Patch Adams, Susan Parenti, Mark Enslin, Dario Solina, Laurita Villacis and some great clowns from around the world. We visited hospitals, a rehabilitation center, a psychiatric center, a home for the elderly, an orphanage. We also clowned in the street. This week was an extraordinary experience with unforgettable moments, sharing and endless laughs...
You now know almost everything about me... so, contact me.