Happy Life Yoga for Indian American seniors organized by Tirlok Malik


The workshop specially catered to senior citizens, providing them with practical tips and techniques to live happier and healthier lives.

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Queens, New York

Happy Life Yoga, founded by the renowned EMMY nominated filmmaker Tirlok Malik, brought waves of laughter and joy to the hearts of Indian American seniors at an in-person and online event in Queens, New York, conducted simultaneously. Hosted by India Home in Jamaica Estate, the event was jointly organized by the Indo-American Senior Citizen Center, GOPIO Manhattan, NY chapters, and The Indian Panorama.

“We invite everyone to join us on this transformative journey,” said Tirlok Malik. “Embrace Happy Life Yoga, and discover the power of living life to the fullest, with joy, purpose, and fulfilment. Oh and you dont need a mat, the only thing that will move is your belly, jawline and your internal state of mind with tons of laughter, that is my promise.”

Happy Life Yoga, unlike traditional yoga, doesn’t require mats or physical movements. It is a unique blend of Indian philosophy, Ayurveda, and Yoga, focusing on internal movements of joy, laughter, and happiness through conscious laughter, affirmations, gratitude, forgiveness, and simple breathing techniques. The workshop specially catered to senior citizens, providing them with practical tips and techniques to live happier and healthier lives.

“The power of laughter and joy can transform lives, and Happy Life Yoga is the door that leads to a joyful life,” said Tirlok Malik, the driving force behind this holistic approach. “Through our workshops and events, we want to inspire inner transformation and create a community of individuals across all age groups embracing happiness and self-empowerment.”

It was a packed house filled with roaring laughter and positive energy, as Tirlok Malik shared his expertise and insights. Having previously conducted workshops for frontline workers, corporates, and global communities worldwide, the Happy Life Yoga team has been making a significant impact on people’s lives.

“We are delighted to see the overwhelming response and enthusiasm from the senior citizen community,” said Neha Lohia, Director of Happiness for Happy Life Yoga. “The journey towards a happier life begins with self-discovery, and that’s exactly what Happy Life Yoga offers. It was such a joy to see the unstoppable laughter in the room.”

The event was graced by brand partners Get Zage, a specialized service for the elderly in NYC, represented by Claudine and Jack Harplen. Filmmakers like John Pina, and Bohan Chen were also present at this event helping with the audience interaction, and filming. 

Mukund Mehta, President India Home, Jagdish Patel President, Indo-American Senior Citizen Center of New York, Pankaj Parikh, Vice President Indo-American Citizen of New York, Ashok Sheth, Vice President, Finance Indo -American Senior Citizen Center of New York and Dr. Vasundhara Kalasapudi, Executive Director India Home, all praised Tirlok Malik’s presentation of Happy Life Yoga for being extraordinary since seniors overwhelming enjoyed it. The Happy Life yoga workshop was unique in many ways. There were bouts of laughter along with many useful tips to stay healthy and happy for seniors.

Happy Life Yoga has big plans for the future, including workshops for kids, educational institutes, global and NRI communities, and diverse groups of people both physically in New York and worldwide through online sessions. Their upcoming book and updated website will further contribute to spreading laughter and happiness across the globe through their meaningful and much-needed work.

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