Celeste Greene, Director | Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher | Group Fitness Instructor | Master of Arts, Gerontology

Celeste Greene is the Director of Laughter Yoga Atlanta and an accomplished Laughter Yoga facilitator whose work was recently featured at TEDx Centennial Park Women. She helps organizations laugh for the heath of it by empowering individuals to harness their innate and infinite ability to laugh unconditionally and with ease. Her interactive workshops enable groups to experience simple, effective and scientifically validated strategies for dissolving stress, developing emotional intelligence, strengthening cohesiveness, and improving performance. Groups achieve the health and wellness benefits of laughter without requiring prior yoga experience, special exercise clothing or equipment, a sense of humor, or even a reason to laugh.

Celeste entered into this line of work after a successful career as a marketing account manager. She discovered Laughter Yoga while searching for a means to bring back the laughter in her own life that had depleted due to work-related stress. She loves to laugh and to help others laugh and had performed in weekly shows as an improv comic before beginning her career in marketing.

Since founding Laughter Yoga Atlanta in 2010, Celeste has facilitated Laughter Yoga wellness, stress-management, and team building programs with numerous organizations in a variety of settings. Her extensive work with older adults inspired Celeste to pursue a Master of Arts in Gerontology. During her tenure at Georgia State University she led an evaluation study further elucidating the benefits of therapeutic laughter among assisted living residents. She also empowers others to facilitate Laughter Yoga sessions through Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training programs. Celeste leads a free monthly community Laughter Yoga class that has been featured in a number of media outlets, including 11Alive News

Want to see Celeste in action? View the video from her recent talk at TEDx Centennial Park Women, an independently organized TED event.