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Due to space constraints, just wanted to let people inteersted in the Saturday class that for the month of September, the 11:00 class will be held at 10am. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause!

We are pleased to announce that as per the results of our poll, as well as student requests, starting Monday September 3, we will be offering a 9:00 am class! Come get your laugh on while its still nice and cool outside!


This class will be at the Sage Center, 12555 SW 1st St, Beaverton, OR 97007. Classes are $10 drop-in, but ask about our multi-class specials!! Street parking available.

You voted in our poll. . . . .and we listened!! By popular request, effective Wednesday, August 1, an additional Laughter Yoga class will be held from 1:30-2:30! Perfect for a fun afternoon of Laughter Yoga followed by the fabulous Beaverton Farmers Market, which starts at 3--come early for Laughter Yoga and stake out a parking spot!!!

Ataraxia Wellness Concern is extremely proud to announce that it has become a business affiliate for the Patient/Physician Cooperative of Portland! See what we are offering to coop members here:


Not only is Ataraxia Wellness Concern a business affiliate, but a patient as well. We believe that the PPC is offering a very valuable resource that has the potential to transform the face of healthcare in America today. Please check out their page and spread the word that this resource is available to the community!

THE GROUPON IS NOW LIVE!!!! Check it out here: 


Attention all you Grouponers out there! Keep your eyes peeled July 22-25 for a special deal on Groupon offered by Ataraxia Wellness Concern! This is a great way to get a feel for  Laughter Yoga to see if it is something you would like to explore further!



New Class Venue!

Sad news. WooHoo has had to close its doors :( However, you can't keep a good woman down, so we will be hearing about Tracy's next exciting adventure soon! For now, the 11:00am Satuday class will be at the Sage Center and the 7:00am Friday class will be cancelled. However,I may now officially announce that starting on Sunday, August 12, I will holding a 10:30am class at Poise Studio, located at 4700 SW 185th Ave Beaverton OR 97007. Sign up here:

$10 drop-in, parking lot available.

Starting Saturday July 14, there will be an additional Laughter Yoga class at 11:00am at WooHoo, 12198 SW Scholls Ferry Rd!! Classes are $10 drop in, but  we are also offering the option of $35 for 4 classes, $75 for 8 paid in advance (cash or check only please). Come join us for some weekend laughter and a delicious nutritious smoothie--over 40 varieties to choose from!!! Get your fun AND your exercise!

Independence Day Photo

Ataraxia Wellness Concern wants YOU! to declare your independence from stress and join us for our FIRST EVENING Laughter Yoga class! Come by Sage Center, 12555 SW 1st St. in Beaverton at 6:30 before fireworks and liberate your laughter!

New offerings for July!

FREE: Mocking Monday Mornings Laughter Club, Mon. am at Sage Center, 7:15, am.

Free First Friday demos at Sage Center, 6:00 pm July-October.

Wed. pm classes start at 6:30 at Sage Center, & Fri morning 7:00 am class at WooHoo is ongoing ($10 drop-in).

SPECIAL EVENT: Last Friday Laughter Yoga Theme Party: This month: Laughter Yoga Disco party!!! July 27, 8:00 pm at Sage Center ($10 drop-in). Get your groove & your laugh on!

Ataraxia Wellness Concern LLC is now offering Laughter Yoga classes three times per week on the West Side!! Friday classes begin  7:00 am June 29, 2012 at WooHoo! located at 12198 SW Scholls Ferry Rd, Tigard OR 97223. Monday classes begin 7:15 am July 2 at the Sage Center located at 12555 SW 1st St, Beaverton, OR 97005. Wednesday evening classes begin 6:30 pm July 4, 2012, also at the Sage Center. Drop-in fee is $10/class, but if you pay for a series of 7 classes, the 8th class is FREE!!!!!!


Laughter Yoga is a fun way to start the day, or to give you an extra infusion of joy at any time--and it even counts as exercise!!!


Please email if you would like to attend. . . due to space restrictions, we need to cap each class at 15 people, so DON'T MISS OUT ON THE FUN!


Ataraxia Wellness Concern also wants to hear from you if there is a specific day or time that you would like to see a Laughter Yoga class, so that we can share this fun and healthy practice with as many people as possible!


Hope to see you there!

Start The Day Off Right. . . With Laughter Yoga at WooHoo!


Please join us Friday mornings beginning June 29, 2012 at 7:00 am for a healthy dose of laughter to get your morning off to an optimal start!


WHERE?  WooHoo Nutrition Center,  12198 SW Scholls Ferry Rd, Tigard OR 97223.

WHO? Led by LeighAnne Leonard, CLYL, of the Ataraxia Wellness Concern. Hosted by Tracy Clark, owner of WooHoo.

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS THIS?  Laughter Yoga was developed in 1995 by Madan Kataria, MD; it is based on the premise that the physiological benefits of laughter can be derived without relying on external humor. Rather, the practice of Laughter Yoga ties together child-like playfulness with yogic breathing. You needn’t have a sense of humor, or a reason to laugh; just a conscious decision to ‘fake it till you make it’. Your body still benefits, because it doesn’t know the difference between real and fake laughter!

WHY ON EARTH WOULD I DO THIS, MUCH LESS AT 7:00 AM ON A FRIDAY MORNING? Laughter has an array of physical emotional and spiritual health benefits. Laughter has been shown to strengthen the immune system, increase endorphin and serotonin levels and--even counts as exercise! Because it is an aerobic activity, it increases pulmonary and cardiovascular function. Laughter is also a cathartic activity, allowing us to release emotions and can help ease the struggles of everyday life. Laughter can improve self-confidence, self-expression, and ability to stay grounded in the present. Laughter Yoga should ideally be practiced in the morning in order for the positive and cheerful feelings to carry through the day.

HOW DO I SIGN UP? Tracy will have a sign up sheet available at WooHoo; you can also contact LeighAnne at We are capping the class at 15, so please let us know if you’re planning to come!  Drop-in fee is $10 per class, but sign up for 8 weeks and get one week for FREE!  Please bring your cash or check on the first day of class.


Come for the Laughter Yoga. .  .stay for a delicious, nutritious smoothie from WooHoo to really get a healthy jump on your morning! Over 40 fabulous flavors to choose from!


LeighAnne Leonard, CLYL