Ataraxia Wellness Concern

Central Beaverton

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Playfulness, self-induced laughter, and yogic breathing stimulate body’s natural feel-good chemicals

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Yoga is unique in that it is the only medieval physical-fitness art that does not involve firing crossbows at a grendel. Bend and stretch sans monsters with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $10 for 5 laughter-yoga classes (a $50 value)
  • $20 for 10 laughter-yoga classes (a $100 value)
  • $40 for 20 laughter-yoga classes (a $200 value)<p>

Weekly Classes:

  • Monday 7:15 a.m.
  • Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday 11:00 a.m.<p>

Monthly Classes:

  • First Friday 6:00 p.m. (starting in September)
  • Last Friday 8:00 p.m.<p>

Ataraxia Wellness Concern

Ataraxia Wellness Concern borrowed their name from an ancient Greek term used to describe a state free from worry or preoccupation; a state, which in their belief, can be attained through the power of laughter. With their laughter-yoga curriculum, the Ataraxia crew share a therapeutic art form that was created in 1995 by Madan Kataria, MD. Although Dr. Kataria was living in India at the time, his method for self-induced wellness has spread to 65 countries around the globe.<p>

Instructors use eye contact and their own chortling bellows to induce laughter without cracking jokes or hiring one to three stooges on staff. They blend childlike playfulness with yogic breathing, working in themes such as disco dancing or pirates to stimulate the body’s natural release of endorphins and serotonin. In addition to considering it as a form of emotional and psychological catharsis, they believe laughing may also help improve cardiovascular and pulmonary function since laughter itself can be an aerobic workout. Even if their students aren’t in a laughing mood, they encourage them to come and chuckle anyhow, as just faking a chuckle can be enough to trick the body into feeling better.

Ataraxia Wellness Concern

Ataraxia Wellness Concern borrowed their name from an ancient Greek term used to describe a state free from worry or preoccupation; a state, which in their belief, can be attained through the power of laughter. With their laughter-yoga curriculum, the Ataraxia crew share a therapeutic art form that was created in 1995 by Madan Kataria, MD. Although Dr. Kataria was living in India at the time, his method for self-induced wellness has spread to 65 countries around the globe.

Instructors use eye contact and their own chortling bellows to induce laughter without cracking jokes or hiring one to three stooges on staff. They blend childlike playfulness with yogic breathing, working in themes such as disco dancing or pirates to stimulate the body’s natural release of endorphins and serotonin. In addition to considering it as a form of emotional and psychological catharsis, they believe laughing may also help improve cardiovascular and pulmonary function since laughter itself can be an aerobic workout. Even if their students aren’t in a laughing mood, they encourage them to come and chuckle anyhow, as just faking a chuckle can be enough to trick the body into feeling better.

Customer Reviews

Had a great time, we will be back.
Jessica B. · January 20, 2013
I think the instructor is great. She kept the class spirit going even though I was the only student. It would be great if some of the other Groupon purchasers had attended. I did get personal attention, though.
Judith A. · September 16, 2012
Leigh Ann was just wonderful, definitely knows her stuff. I really enjoyed the class, I had a lot of fun and I am planning to return soon for another class now that I have gotten my feet wet. Laughter IS the best medicine!
Tim R. · August 27, 2012
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    Central Beaverton

    12555 Southwest 1st Street

    Beaverton, OR 97005

    +15034226494

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