Anju Shahani, Certified Laughter Yoga Trainer
Anju is a laughter yoga expert and a human connection enthusiast.
Yoga is becoming prevalent throughout the world because of its innumerable benefits. Today we bring you a trainer who is an expert in laughter yoga, Anju Shahani. Anju currently lives in Dubai and has 20 years experience of teaching laughter yoga. She shares her beautiful journey of spreading love and laughter throughout the world.
She began her journey in Russia where she started as a laughter yoga coach. Now she visits organizations and has sessions with huge corporations all over the world. She talks about how laughter has the capacity to bring people together in spite of their values or beliefs. “People who laugh together, work together.”
Anju shares the innumerable benefits of laughter with us. She explains that laughter yoga is not laughing without any reason but has a detailed science behind it. It increases your lung capacity and helps you feel good by releasing endorphins in your brain. She teaches her clients how to laugh in a manner that will benefit their health. She also talks about other yogic practices like asanas and pranayama and shares their benefits as well.
If you are a yoga enthusiast too, watch this interview and learn more about a whole other dimension of yoga.
Anju is a laughter yoga expert and a human connection enthusiast. She considers herself a global citizen, having lived and worked in Mumbai, London, Moscow, Kuwait, and Dubai, and strongly believes in the mantra that “change is the only constant” in life.
Anju is a Certified Laughter Yoga Trainer, helping to grow the movement of Laughter Yoga for Health, Happiness, and World Peace. Since 2011 she has brought joy and happiness to thousands of students and participants across Russia, the UK, the USA, Kuwait, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, India, Australia, and now in UAE. She has also trained and certified over 100 Laughter Yoga leaders across these countries who in turn are spreading the movement further.
Anju has conducted a number of corporate seminars globally and recently many in Dubai, bringing laughter and happiness via workshops with the aim to reduce stress in the workplace.
She has been certified by the Laughter Guru, Dr. Madan Kataria who is a medical doctor and founder of the Laughter Yoga University in Bangalore. Anju has also been appointed as an official Ambassador of the University for her work in this field.
‘One World Family’ is her motto, as she has had the opportunity to live through different experiences and been exposed to numerous cultures, which has enabled her to deepen her ‘human connections’ ability.
Her curiosity as a Human Connection enthusiast led her to gain her certification as a Senior Certified Professional Coach with Coach Transformation Academy in 2019.
In March 2020, amidst the lockdown and turmoil of the global pandemic, she turned the negativity happening in the world into an opportunity and decided to also gain her certification as a Happiness and Mindfulness coach with Berkeley School of Well Being, California – ultimately to be able to bring more positivity to people during tough times.
Since then, it has been an exciting journey of coaching and training hundreds of participants to embrace happiness through her Laughter Yoga and Happiness events and corporate workshops.
Anju has truly found her Ikigai – she loves what she does and strongly believes she provides people with the tools they need to embrace happiness.