| Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher | Group Fitness Instructor | Senior Fitness Specialist | Master of Arts, Gerontology
Celeste Greene is the Director of Laughter Yoga Atlanta and LaughActive. She is an accomplished facilitator who has presented at TEDx Centennial Park Women as well as numerous keynotes. Her work has been featured in a number of media outlets, including CNN, Forbes.com, Psychology Today, 11Alive News, and Fox 5 Good Day Atlanta.
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 complete her Master of Arts in Gerontology at Georgia State University in 2014. During her tenure at Georgia State University, Celeste developed the LaughActive group exercise program for seniors. The program combines intentional laughter with a dedicated strength, balance, endurance, and flexibility exercise program. Celeste was principal investigator of a rigorous evaluation study elucidating the health benefits of laughter exercise among assisted living residents. Her study was published in The Gerontologist, a prominent peer-reviewed academic journal in the field. Celeste empowers others to facilitate LaughActive through the online LaughActive Exercise Instructor Training Program and Laughter Yoga through in-person Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training programs.
Celeste gives back to her community through a free monthly Laughter Yoga Club that is open to the public. In 2017, Laughter Yoga International University awarded Celeste the prestigious Laughter Ambassador distinction for her outstanding work in the field.