Linda Leclerc has been seriously practising Laughter Yoga since early 2003! With her first experience she was won over by Laughter Yoga™ and adopted Dr. Kataria’s saying: “We don’t laugh because we are happy. We are happy because we laugh.”
She was selected by the founder of the movement, Dr Madan Kataria, and is now the Laughter Yoga Master Trainer for Canada!
A dynamic facilitator, known for giving clients her all, Linda graduated from the University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières in genagogy (groups dynamics specialist), where she studied facilitation, group dynamics, and intervention programs and strategies.
In her professional life, Linda has gained extensive managerial experience working for the public sector, associations and charitable organizations. Linda’s greatest strengths are her ability to communicate her enthusiasm to others and to laugh at whatever life brings.
After becoming a Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher in Naramata, B.C. in 2005, Linda established the Canadian School of Laughter Yoga. The school offers the following programs: * Laugh for No Reason "Maxi-Laugh", “Medi-Laugh", Laughter Retreats “Madhuri-Re”- named after Madhuri Kataria, Introductory and training seminars leading to certification as a Laughter Yoga Leader and Teacher, Customized work/playshops and seminars to suit clients’ needs.
A pioneer and respected member of the International Laughter Yoga Network, Linda is a keynote speaker and a presenter. Linda has been laughing and working with thousands of organizations, corporations and groups.
Laughter Yoga is her passion, and her sole vocation. Over the years, this made her THE expert in Canada invited by the media (TV, Radio, magazines, newspapers) to talk about the many benefits of laughter.
Recipient of the prestigious “Laughter Ambassador” in 2006 and again in 2009 for the quality of her work and her dedication, Linda has been working in Europe and North America to teach this simple yet powerful way to manage stress and have more fun.
She is the co-author of the first French book on Laughter Yoga in the world “LE YOGA DU RIRE” (co-written with Corinne Cosseron from France) and the creator of the audio CD collection “DESTINATION RIRE”.
Linda was Dr Kataria’s trusted translator for the 2012 edition for his book “Laugh For No Reason” into French (Rire sans raison - Le yoga du rire). She became the official French translator for Dr Kataria and her work is bringing access to the French speaking community to all the amazing tools that have been created over the years. She also translated the game cards “In The Bedroom” and, well… many other things!
She recently founded the HAHA SISTERHOODtm, an international community of women laughing.
You will surely learn and laugh a lot with her! Hahaha!
Love, Joy and Laughter!
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