• Laughter Yoga

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!

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.

Standing class schedule available on home page; also available by appointment for one-on-one, private groups and special events (additional room cost will apply).

  • Essential Oils Education: The doTERRA Difference

Ataraxia Wellness Concern is proud to use dōTERRA® essential oils; every batch of oils receives multiple scientific tests for purity (no contaminants) and potency (consistency and proper organic chemical compunds), including mass spectrometry and gas chromatography. dōTERRA (meaning 'gift of the Earth) essential oils are Certified Pure Theraputic Grade. Basically, what this means in practical terms is that YOU CAN INGEST THESE ESSENTIAL OILS*! The question has arisen, "Are these products organic?" Well, that one is a little tough to answer, since organic products are not up to dōTERRA's standards for CPTG!!

If you would like a sneak preview of some of the products that may be featured in our essential oils education workshops, please visit my virtual aromatherapy apothecary! For purchases or if you would like more information how to become involved with dōTERRA, please email

** The fact that many dōTERRA oils actually have Supplement Facts on the side of the bottle is a testament to the quality of the oils. Most essential oils are not approved for internal use by the FDA and may even caution you against internal use. There are still some dōTERRA essential oils that are cautioned against internal use or direct application. Each oil is different, so please ensure that you have educated yourself about essential oils and their correct use. Quality oils should be treated like herbal medicine, precious and to be used with education and care.

Available by appointment for one-on-one, private groups and special events (additional room cost will apply).

  • Personalized meditation

Ever wanted to try meditation, but haven't found anything that resonates with YOU? Let us create one for you! Service includes free half hour consult by appointment.

  • NEW! Weddings by Ataraxia!

LeighAnne Leonard is legally ordained to perform all duties of ministry in the state of Oregon. It is an honor and pleasure to have the ability to join two people in love. Reasonable rates and customized ceremonies! Please email ataraxiawellnessconcern@ to inquire

LeighAnne Leonard, CLYL