Laughter, song, dance and play are four essential ways human beings express and share joy. This site is dedicated to the cultivation of these expressions as a conscious choice to move towards the center of our own joy, the joy which is our true nature.
Grounded in wise hearted contemplative practice, this conscious cultivation of joy becomes not only a celebration of life, but our sadhana (our inner spiritual practice) as well as our offering to the world.
I offer this site as a place to share my own exploration of a path that joyfully integrates laughter and movement with mindfulness and meditation.
I believe that consciously stepping towards our own unconditional "center of joy" expands beyond the personal. We deepen our connection with others, sharing in the delights and the paradoxes of being alive. We create more space to hold our suffering and that of the world with equanimity. We begin to live more out of wonder than complaint and act more out of love than reactivity.
I am a long time vipassana meditator and a certified teacher in yoga, Laughter Yoga and JourneyDance. While I have degrees in Economics and Public Administration and have worked in a variety of educational, non-profit and international settings, I am a teacher at heart. Mostly I love to laugh, sing, dance, and play. I truly hope you will join me...
-- Rebecca Foster
Rebecca presenting at the 2010 All America
Laughter Yoga Conference.
"Kiss the Ground"
A song by IX Tortuga (RJF)
1) RJF & other laughing yogis at the
American School of Laughter Yoga Leader Training, NYC, March, 2009.
Photo by Jordan Hollender Photography.
2) RJF in Shavaasana in the RIARange Labyrinth, Elk Bend, Idaho,
September 2008. Sixty-six foot "Chartres" labyrinth built by RJF in
2005. Photo by Joseph Lusi.
3) RJF & other dancing yogis at JourneyDance Teacher Training,
Kripalu, November 2009. Photo by Evelyn Davis.