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Laughter Yoga with Older Adults:
an instructional tool 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.
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. Carmela created the first Chair and Wheelchair Laughter Yoga Club in the world in 2007 which is also featured in this DVD.
Chapter One : Training – 45 minutes
Lecture, studio interviews and live footage with practical tips for safely adpting Laugher Yoga for older adults. Carmela leads and explains original chair fitness exercises. Overview for working with adults in diverse residential settings.
Chapter Two:Testimonials – 35 minutes
Testimonials from elders effective 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
Demonstrates presenting at an eldercare community new to laughter yoga.
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” Carmela is an amazingly talented teacher! I am so impressed with how she manifests Laughter Yoga in different fields. With this DVD, you can now share her professional knowledge and skills in adapting Laughter Yoga for our beloved elders.”
Madan Kataria, M.D.
Creator of the International Laughter Yoga Movement
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Carmela Carlyle offered weekly Arm Chair Group Laughter Yoga sessions, adapted for ALL levels of care, full-time for over five years! Plus, she founded and lead the first Chair and Wheel Chair Laughter Yoga Club in the world for almost six years.
She was invited by Sebastien Gendry to be a conference presenter and workshop leader at the All America Laughter Yoga Conference and invited as a guest presenter addressing Chair Laughter Yoga by Dr. Kataria at his CLYT Training in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Carmela’s Professional Credentials and Experience Working with Elders, Their Families and RCFE Staff
- M.A. Clinical Psychology with focus in Adult Life Transitions
- Post-Graduate Studies at The Institute on Aging, University of Pennsylvania
- Former Graduate Psychology Instructor ”Psycho-Social Effects of Aging”
- Conference Speaker Addressing ”Aging Joyfully” for healthcare professionals
- Certified RCFE California Residential Eldercare Facility Administrator #5569380740
- Former Assisted Living Activities Director for Elders
- Eldercare Specialist with Expertise in Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
- Support Group Facilitator for Families at Assisted Living Residences
- Former Hospice Bereavement Counselor
- Former Hospice Volunteer Program Director
- Training Specialist for Eldercare Staff
- Certified Coach for Organizational Effectiveness
- Speaker for Elder Care Professional Conferences
- Speaker and Workshop Leader for All America Laughter Yoga Conference
“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!”
American School of Laughter Yoga
International Conference Producer
Testimonial for Carmela’s expertise in working with elders and eldercare professionals:
As I said before I left, “You were PERFECT.” And I seldom (if ever) say that or think that. You made the talk personal, yet geared to eldercare professionals.
You helped us see how to add joy into our own lives and into the lives of those we serve. How perfect is that?”
OHMYGOSH and a HO HO HAHAHA to you!
Mimi Schreiber, Chair of the Marin County Section on Aging