Santa Cruz, CA – IN-PERSON TRE® and Laugher Yoga Workshop

Santa Cruz, CA - IN-PERSON TRE® and Laugher Yoga Workshop


June 22, 2024    
10:00 am - 3:30 pm


Santa Cruz Live Oak Grange
1900 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA, 95062

Event Type

Experience the magic of releasing tension and stress in a fun and lighthearted way!

TRE® and Laugher Yoga are practices that slow down mental activity, increase playful positivity and engage the body’s natural wisdom for self-healing and rebalancing. Bonding with others in an uplifting manner activates positive neuroplasticity in our brain, and it builds new neural pathways for feeling good.

Join Maria and Carla, and be a part of this dynamic and fun experiential day-long session, diving into the modalities of Tension and Trauma Release Exercises (TRE®) & Laughter Yoga and Joyful Embodiment.

This group experience promises to be transformative and playful; you’ll leave feeling uplifted, empowered, lighter, happier, and more connected to your body….LOVING LIFE!

Some benefits of these combined practices:

  • Release stress and tension from the body
  • Learn how to regulate your nervous system
  • Free up stored energy and reclaim aliveness
  • Decrease anxiety, aches and pains
  • Improve sleep, mood & digestion
  • Discharge emotional and physical trauma
  • Increase creativity, productivity and problem solving skills
  • Connect to your inner wisdom, delight and joy

LAUGHTER YOGA is a powerful practice of intentional laughter exercises, coupled with breathing and playful movements to invite joyful connection with self and others. Through eye-contact and childlike playfulness, simulated laughter in a group, becomes real and contagious. Joyful embodiment anchors the energy of Laughter Yoga, offering positive rewiring to the brain and body, shifting mental and emotional states to more joy.

Date and time

Saturday, June 22, 2024

10:00am – 3:30pm


Live Oak Grange

1900 17th Ave

Santa Cruz, CA 95062


$99 early bird (register by May 25th at midnight PDT)

$129 after 5/25

Bring a buddy, $150 for both by 5/25, $225 for both after 5/25

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Cancellation Policy

No Refunds – Credit towards future events to be arranged with Maria or Carla.


A native Italian and resident of California, Maria is a senior TRE® and Neurogenic Yoga™ Certification Trainer and Provider. She has a background in Yoga, Chinese Martial Arts and Esalen Massage.  Since 2004, Maria has facilitated TRE for thousands of people in the US, Europe, Canada, Asia and the Middle East. She assisted Dr. David Berceli, TRE’s founder, in dozens of trainings in the US, South Africa and Brazil; she co-taught with him in Japan and she led hundreds of public workshops and over 130 certification trainings worldwide.  At the beginning if the COVID pandemic Maria was part of an international pilot project to take the TRE Certification Program online and she facilitated online trainings and workshops ever since. She is also one of two creators of Neurogenic Yoga™, the sister method of TRE. Maria is known for creating a supportive, compassionate and entertaining learning environment that makes people have fun and feel safe.

CARLA H BROWN is a highly respected expert in laughter, joyful embodiment, and emotional well-being. She is the 2023 World Laughter Champion, a Laughter Yoga and Grief Yoga® Teacher, a Grief and Joy Coach, and international trainer. With over 30 years of experience in holistic health, Carla focuses on integrating laughter into areas of grief, loss, and trauma, highlighting the physical and mental benefits of positive emotions. She has taught in Europe, India and Asia, spreading happiness and delight, while offering experiential classes and workshops, using a playful, trauma-informed, neuroscientific approach.