We had the good fortune of connecting with Celeste Greene and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Celeste, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
The idea for my business found me. In 2008 when the economy downturned it was a miserable time for me. I had worked as a project manager and I suffered from a case of over seriousness. Then one day out of the blue I was laid off from my job. I was stunned. I started googling how to laugh so as a way to bring back the laughter in my life that had depleted due to work related stress. I stumbled upon Laughter Yoga and it intrigued me. I signed up for a training, not expecting much more than a few chuckles and to feel maybe to feel a bit better. Little did I know that this 5-day training Teacher training would change my life. Not only did I find the laughter I had lost, I learned how to bring out the laughter in others. I started a business to help people laugh more intentionally because laughter feels good and its good for us. We all could use a little more laughter in our life. Learn more at celestegreenelaughs.com.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
If you need a good laugh, I’m your girl. I host a free Laughter Yoga Zoom call every Friday at 11:30am EST and every third Tuesday at 7:30pm. Don’t know anything about Laughter Yoga? It doesn’t matter. Just come ready to let go and have fun and enjoy 20 minutes laughter and play. Learn more at celestegreenelaughs.com.

Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
If my friend were visiting and we had a whole day to ourselves and I would be stoked to walk along the Beltline in my hood, Inman Park. We would graze all along the Beltline, being sure to eat on the patio at Watchman’s in Krog Street Market. After lunch we would of course stop in for Jeni’s icecream. We would definitely hit up the National Center for Civil Rights Museum and get our education on. We would end the day by renting standup paddle boards at Stone Mountain and enjoying a sunset paddle.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Shoutout to Cristy Lenz at Food Tours Atlanta, for always inspiring me.

Website: CelesteGreeneLaughs.com
Instagram: @LaughingCeleste
Linkedin: Linkedin.com/in/celestegreene/
Facebook: Facebook.com/LaughterYogaAtlanta/
Youtube: Youtube.com/LaughterYogaAtlanta