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Laughter Yoga

Five East Lyme women participate in a Laughter Yoga class, held in the Olive Tubbs Chendali Room of the the East Lyme Community Center, Thursday, March 21, 2013. The free weekly class is a program offered by the Nicholas Parahus Senior Center and instructed by Ruth Higgins of East Lyme, a certified Laughter Yoga instructor, who volunteers her time.

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Velma Estey, right, and Ruth Higgins, left, both of Niantic, attempt to catch and toss as they participate in a Laughter Yoga class held in the Olive Tubbs Chendali Room of the the East Lyme Community Center Thursday, March 21, 2013. The free weekly class is a program offered by the Nicholas Parahus Senior Center and instructed by Ruth Higgins, left, of East Lyme, a certified Laughter Yoga instructor, who volunteers her time. Laughter Yoga was developed in 1995, by Dr. Madan Kataria, a medical doctor in Mumbai, India, while researching the relationship between health and happiness. Five local woman participated in the class and is open to anyone.

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Kathryn Tretter, right, of East Lyme, attempts to throw a handful of scarves as a few land on her face while participating in a scarf toss, in a Laughter Yoga class with four other women including instructor Ruth Higgins, left, of East Lyme, held in the Olive Tubbs Chendali Room of the the East Lyme Community Center Thursday, March 21, 2013. The free weekly class is a program offered by the Nicholas Parahus Senior Center and instructed by Ruth Higgins of East Lyme, a certified Laughter Yoga instructor, who volunteers her time.

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Kathryn Tretter, center, of East Lyme, participates in a scarf toss, in a Laughter Yoga class with four other women including Velma Estey, left, , of East Lyme and Judy Barnard, right, of East Lyme, held in the Olive Tubbs Chendali Room of the the East Lyme Community Center Thursday, March 21, 2013. The free weekly class is a program offered by the Nicholas Parahus Senior Center and instructed by Ruth Higgins of East Lyme, a certified Laughter Yoga instructor, who volunteers her time

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Kathryn Tretter, left, of East Lyme, participates in a scarf toss, in a Laughter Yoga class with four other women including Judy Barnard, right, of East Lyme, held in the Olive Tubbs Chendali Room of the the East Lyme Community Center Thursday, March 21, 2013. The free weekly class is a program offered by the Nicholas Parahus Senior Center and instructed by Ruth Higgins of East Lyme, a certified Laughter Yoga instructor, who volunteers her time.

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