"I'm happy that I have brought people laughter, because I have been shown by many the value of it in so many lives,
in so many ways."   Lucille Ball
About Your LY Leader


Universal Laughter Yoga was founded by, Mandie Navarro, a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader and Teacher with a passion for sharing the joy and health benefits of laughter.

A lifelong athlete and health advocate, Mandie was taken by surprise, when in 1997, she started experiencing fatigue, numbness and balance problems and was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a progressively debilitating and disabling disease that has no cure.

While researching alternative therapies to compliment her medical regime, Mandie became intrigued with the natural healing benefits of laughter and a positive attitude. In 2008 she was invited to attend a laughter yoga class. There she experienced a profound feeling of joy and lightness of spirit. Doctors encourage those dealing with degenerative diseases and chronic illnesses to eliminate stress as much as possible and to exercise to maintain the best health possible. Laughter yoga proved to be the perfect source of body/mind exercise needed to fulfill those needs. Mandie combines laughter yoga with optimal nutrition and a healthy lifestyle to help keep her m.s. from progressing.

In February of 2009, Mandie became a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader under, Sebastien Gendry, C.E.O. of The American School of Laughter Yoga, oldest and largest provider of Laughter Yoga education in North America. She studied and was certified as a Laughter Yoga Teacher under
Dr. Madan Kataria, Founder of Laughter Yoga International in August of 2010. Providing Mandie with the qualifications to train and certify future Laughter Yoga Leaders. She is committed to sharing this amazing gift with others, making Laughter Yoga her life’s work and mission.

Mandie conducts laughter yoga sessions in Dallas - Fort Worth, Texas for people of all ages and physical abilities. She is a creative and encouraging leader who's style of leading brings tremendous positive results whether she is motivating people in the workplace, stimulating children in schools, uplifting and mobilizing seniors or empowering people living with chronic health conditions and disabilities.

Mandie will inspire and help you to enrich your own life each day, courageously and joyfully!
Laughter Yoga Leader Certification Graduating Class, Feb. 7, 2009
Mandie Navarro (front row, right)
Sebastien Gendry (front row, center)
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Laughter Yoga Teacher Certification Graduating Class, Aug. 26, 2010
Mandie Navarro (front row, center) Dr. Madan Kataria ( 3rd row, center)