“Taking humor seriously enables people to not take themselves too seriously”

From  Closhi Moshe Cohen:

In view of the current world health situation, I am teaching from my home base in San Francisco.  I am offering ‘zoomshops’ to bring lightness, levity, stress release and mindfulness into the workplace or ‘work at home’ environments.   I am designing these with companies, working groups, health care and educational institutions in mind. For individuals, I am offering drop-in workshops listed on my homepage, moshecohen.net.



Lightfulness Pause

20 min.  Embody your lightness through mindful movement and walking meditation

Release tension, Center into personal equilibrium, and Embody lightness. Channel your subtler sense of humor to open up a lighter place in body and mind. Enjoy, relax while strengthening neural pathways to lightness and levity.


Levity Pause

30 min.  Give your thinking mind a break, Embody your mindful fun and funny.

Change your state of being. Activate non verbal humorous expression. Using mindful movement, and techniques from physical theater, mime and clownzen . Develop tools to destress, release tensions and inject your funny into daily life


Lightfulness Trainings. 45 min-2 hours.

For working groups looking to create greater connection and improve leadership skills through levity and lightfulness.


“Thanks so much for this zoomshop Moshe……it was centering,uplifting and fun….and inspiring”

Some of the places where Lightfulness is aloft:

The Practice Menu for Lightfulness Trainings:

-Practices inviting lightness and humor into non-verbal expression
-Mindful movement practices: chi gong, feldenkreis, and juggling
-Physical theater and comedy improvisations
-External  & interactive mindfulness practices
-Active listening skills
-Collaborative communication skills
-Public speaking and presentation skills
-Stress release and resiliency practices
-Mindfulness through walking meditation
-Personal lightfulness practices and rituals


As a team-building practice, we worked at PayPal with Moshe once a week for a year. He helped us learn to rely upon and trust one another through juggling, meditation, improvisation and in general all the techniques he collectively calls “Lightfulness Training”….Undertaking this training allowed me as the group manager to counteract the forces of formalism and strict reporting hierarchy to create a team of peers who each were equipped to take on any of the work of helping foster cultural change in a very old school company.

Danese Cooper, former Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, PayPal.

“I loved the definition of ‘levity’ as a lightness. Humor is always a possibility, but not an imperative. So freeing.”

Edith, Technical Writing Team, Dolby Labs

“Moshe is a fantastic teacher and guide. He teaches many useful concepts like complicity in the eyes and inviting lightness that I intend to use in everyday life.”


“Thank you!  We had a fabulous time. You were genuinely quoted by most of the team as the high point of the day”

L.H. Senior Director, Paypal

“I found the exercises you shared really applicable to our work. We sometimes have an idea that we are ‘present’ but in reality just think that we are. I think any practice that aids us in getting into the right hand brain is vital and frankly delicious! So thanks again! ”

Suzie F. Artistic Director. Hearts&Minds

“Who could know that this would be such a valuable team building experience? It had more impact than a ropes course or any previous team training I have done”

Programs Director, Humanitarian NGO

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“Lightfulness really helped me see a completely different side of my teammates, which is rarely possible in usual work environments….this was very beneficial”

Rohit, Paypal Open-Source team

A wonderfully light-footed day, which I enjoyed a lot! And I take many, small suggestions for everyday professional life to the mindful and humorous dealing with me and clients! Thank you.

Irmgard, Psychologist

We had a very special team day, Through your sympathetic nature and your skills,  humor and lightness has strengthened our team. All of us can take something from the training into our daily work!

Sabine, Family & Partner Therapist

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