Laughter Yoga Workshops "Thank you so much Colleen for your wonderful Laughter Yoga session at our Revera Regional Management Conference. Your session not only allowed us to connect as a group, but let us relax, let go, and helped us set the tone for the rest of the day. We continued to use the belly laughs and group clapping techniques throughout the rest of the day!" Juliana Jason, Regional Manager of Education and Resident Services, Revera, Inc.
Twice I have booked Colleen to provide laughing yoga to my group which consists of people living with dementia and their care partners. Both times everyone has thoroughly enjoyed themselves! Colleen is understanding and very knowledgeable about her practice. As people were leaving the building you could see that they felt lighter and many were still laughing on their way to their cars! I highly recommend this program! Deanna Bessel, B.S, B.A., Dip. R.T. Public Education Coordinator Minds in Motion® Coordinator Alzheimer Society, Thunder Bay
Yoga Classes "Three years ago I discovered the beauty of yoga by a fluke. I have weight trained for the past 30 years and never thought yoga would be for me. There was a free yoga class offered following a wellness session that I attended. Only because I had an hour before an appointment, and because it was free I thought I had nothing to lose. The way I felt following was a total shock! I was not stressed and was energized. Three years later I am still attending yoga classes regularly with Colleen and look forward to how great I will feel following. My 29 year old daughter who also weight trains and runs accompanies me now after noticing positive changes in me. She has benefitted from strengthening and relaxation techniques that yoga provides. The guidance that Colleen provides @ Radiant Yoga is easy to follow and enjoyable. Colleen emphasizes to do only what your body can do during each session and there is no competition or judgement. Thank you Colleen." Velda Siciliano R.N., yoga student
Laughter Yoga "Colleen is very fun and outgoing, and extremely knowledgeable about Laughter Yoga. She is very assertive, and knows how to take control of a social situation. When hosting a group laughing yoga session at Confederation College, she handled the crowd well, and was able to sense when the crowd liked what they were doing, and when they needed a change. It was fairly obvious that she is an adaptable person, taking on the public, large group situation as if she had done it many times before." Kezia Canuel, Ontario Native Student Association, Con College
Let Your Yoga Dance "I especially love your dance yoga classes. The company, the spirit, the dance, the laughter ...., and the exercise! Your persona is calming and therepeutic, full of energy and light and I am happy to call you my Yogini and my friend. Namaste" Karen Bester, yoga and yoga dance student
Chair/Laughter Yoga "We love Laughter Yoga here at Pinewood Court. Our residents take part and enjoy it very much! We easily get a room full of residents for each session. It doesn't matter how old or inactive they are, they can't help but participate. It is beneficial for all ages. Once we begin to laugh everyone starts to laugh, and we/they can't help but have a good time. Our residents often ask 'when is Colleen coming back?'" Lori Anishnabie, Volunteer Coordinator, Pinewood Court Longterm Care Facility
Yoga Classes "First and foremost, Colleen is an incredible person, I love the energy she brings to the class. She is very welcoming, sincere, committed to her craft and a joy to be around. Colleen will always meet you with a smile, she is constantly joking, keeping the mood light and playful so going to her yoga class is fun and relaxing. Colleen has a vast amount of training and many years of experience, she continues to expand her knowledge with additional training. I highly recommend her class to the beginner and experienced individual." Peter Scarfo, yoga student
Chair/Laughter Yoga "When the residents of Pinewood Court were asked why they look forward to their monthly yoga sessions with Colleen they simply said how much they enjoy the laughter, music and good times spent with other residents. They commented on how relaxed, calm and content they felt after the session. Often individuals living in Long Term Care feel stressed, lonely and anxious at times, therefore a little laughter, deep breathing and relaxation can improve their health and well being greatly. Pinewood Court residents always look forward to their next session with Colleen and never leave their smiles behind!" Suzanne Holland (Program Manager, Pinewood Court Longterm Care Facility)