Mt. Shasta Workshops

Sunday, March 4 from 2:00 to 4:30pm
At The Wellness Center
633 Lassen Lane, Mt. Shasta CA

What Laughter Teaches Us about Living and Dying 

Pre-registration required!


$25 in advance (General public)
$20 in advance (Wellness Center members)

Laughter, life and death are all about breath. And a natural exhale.

Years ago, workshop facilitator Jen Mathews had been known as “one of the laughter girls” in Mt. Shasta, CA. Her life-partner Kate was the other. Both were Certified Laughter Yoga Teachers, leading hundreds of people in laughter classes on the east and west coasts. When Kate died in 2011, Jen realized how much of her response to death had been influenced by the lessons she learned from practicing “unconditional laughter.”

LAUGHING MATTERS draws upon the combination of those experiences. Yes, we will experience laughter together in this workshop! And yes, we will talk about living and dying and death. All of it.

We will also consider what holds us back from laughter and joy, and how we can move through these restrictions in order to live more fully. We’ll explore emotional and spiritual insights that pertain to both living and dying, such as being aware of what really matters, getting unstuck, being present in the moment, and letting go of our worries, judgments, and even our identity.

Using laughter as a teacher, we’ll look at how we choose to respond to external circumstances and challenges, including when we or someone we love is currently in the dying process, and the loss and grief that may be experienced because of physical death.

LAUGHING MATTERS is an experiential workshop. However, there is no need to feel happy or even be in the mood to laugh in order to attend. Come as you are. Dress comfortably. No sense of humor required.

To learn more about Jen’s personal journey connecting laughter, living and dying, please go to her About page.