Laughter Yoga

Oakland Lifefire Laughter  – Monday evening group I co-lead with founder Annie Goglia

Laughter Yoga International – Dr. Kataria’s official site

LAUGHTER YOGA ON THE PHONET(tm) –  Any day, (almost) any time you need a laugh, it’s a phone call away. Created by Gaga Barnes.

UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine – where I did my Certified Laughter Yoga  Leader training

 Some recent articles, videos & blogs:

CNN Sept. 2018 “The Science Behind Laughter Yoga

Time Magazine Special Edition Summer 2018: The Science of Laughter

LA Times May 2014 “LOL your way to transcendental bliss? Om, yeah!

Kids Yoga

Rainbow Kids Yoga – international trainings; I did mine Nov 2012 in Santa Barbara

Storytime Yoga for Kids – Sydney Solis’s great story-based approach to yoga

YogaKids – sign up for their great “Pose of the Week” email



National Storytelling Network – see their Links page under Resources

Bay Area Storytelling Festival – I help put this on in May (weekend before Memorial Day)

Storytelling Association of California – what’s happening around the Bay Area and beyond

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco – I’ve been giving tours as part of the Storytellers group since 1990.


Creative Aging

 National Center for Creative Aging – Dedicated to fostering an understanding of the vital relationship between creative expression and quality of life for older adults

TimeSlips – Creative Storytelling for people with dementia

Stagebridge – the nation’s oldest senior theatre company
“Bridging the generations through the performing arts.” I was Director of Storytelling Programs from 2006-2009.

Arts for the Aging – Washington DC Metro
Delivering life-enhancing and innovative experiences to older people. I was a teaching artist with them 2011-2012.