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Laughter Yoga with Older Adults:
an instructional dvd for leading joyful chair fitness
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There is a huge market of older adults ready for laughter yoga! Learn how to skillfully adapt laughter yoga to a chair fitness practice and successfully work with eldercare communities.
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This is an ideal tool for CLYLs and CLYTs, or for anyone who wishes to integrate the healing power of laughter into their work with older adults. The almost two hour-long DVD features laughter yoga with elders at different levels of care, from four residential care communities.
Chapter One : Training – 45 minutes
Lecture, studio interviews and live footage with practical tips for safely adapting Laugher Yoga for elders, and others with health challenges. I lead and explain original chair fitness exercises that are fun and based in my knowledge as a Certified Integrative Yoga Therapy Teacher.
Overview for working with adults in diverse residential settings explaining different "levels of care."
Chapter Two: Testimonials – 35 minutes
Testimonials from elders who speak about how LY helps them! Ideal for promoting the benefits of Laughter Yoga. Endorsements for Laughter Yoga from eldercare, yoga and laughter yoga professionals.
Chapter Three: Introductory Laughter Yoga session – 30 minutes
Real time LY Presentation as a Guest Presenter, for Quakers' Friends' House Community. Their first exposure to Laughter Yoga! Diverse levels of care represented in the audience.
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Professional Background and Credentials Working with Elders
I offered weekly Laughter Yoga sessions, adapted for ALL levels of care, including Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, Independent Living and Dementia Care Residential settings, full-time, for over five years. I created the first Chair and Wheel Chair Laughter Yoga Club in the world, in 2007 and it is featured in this dvd. My work with older adults goes back to the 1980's with graduate and post-graduate studies, private clients, teaching, and community mental health programs. Laughter Yoga is the cherry on top!
Professional Credentials and Experience Working with Elders and Their Families and RCFE Staff:
"Carmela Carlyle received rave reviews for her dynamic, inspiring and informative keynote presentation at the All America Laughter Yoga Conference in San Diego which drew professionals from all over the USA and as far away as Europe, Australia and Ethiopa. Carmela’s background as a polished conference speaker was clearly evident, but it was her charismatic authenticity that engaged us to listen, learn and join her in playfully practicing her original Laughter Yoga exercises.
Equally impressive was Carmela’s post-conference three-hour training workshop demonstrating her abilities as a skillful trainer and coach. And, she even created a rich two-hour DVD as a training tool for participants’ follow-up home practice. Carmela delightfully delivers the total laughing and learning package!”
C.E.O. American School of Laughter Yoga
Master Laughter Yoga Trainer
International Conference Producer
I work for an Area Agency on Aging in the state of North Carolina. I am pleased to report that after two years of research and rigorous evaluation, in February, 2014, Laughter Yoga was approved in North Carolina as an Intermediate Level Title III-D Evidence-Based Disease Prevention/Health Promotions Program (EBDPHPP), And, as I write this, I am now working towards achieving the highest tier designation. The next step, obviously, will be to seek national designation.
As a Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher, I have incorporated Carmela’s Laughter Yoga with Elders DVD as a key element in the training curriculum for all new Certified Laughter Yoga Leaders.
Carmela’s work is original, inspired and applicable for working with people of diverse fitness levels.Because it so effectively demonstrates how to adapt Laughter Yoga sessions for mobility and/or cognitive limitations, this DVD is a must-have for anyone working with older adults.
I recommend that all CLYT’s buy dozens of Carmela’s DVD’s to sell at your CLYL trainings.
Cindy Miles, CLYT, CLYL
Family Caregiver Resource Coordinator
Southwestern Commission Area Agency on Aging
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Community Relations Director: Sandi Truesdel hosted The Chair LY Club for Elders.