Inviting Mindful Humor and Lightness into the Workplace

Clown Training

When the workplace veers into the too-serious, or a somewhat rigid place where stress is stifling, or where there is a wish to connect the humans working together in a fun, creative and productive way, then Lightfulness offers solutions.

Depending on participants/organizations needs and wishes, the trainings  can focus on:

-stress-management, wellness and resiliency

-creativity, communication and collaboration

-celebrating success and failures

Moshe offers professional development for tech/corporate/ngo/non-profit worlds, as well as trainings for teachers, healthcare professionals and therapists.

Whether it’s a 50 minute Levity Pause, or a series of  longer trainings, scroll down the page to see current offerings.

Some of the places Moshe has offered trainings:


Current Offerings

Moshe creates trainings according to an organization’s needs.

Here are some possibilities:

Levity Pause

Levity Pause

Give the thinking mind a break, let go of the daily grind. Enter your creative zone in a mindful manner and have a bit of fun with your sense of funny.  De-stress and release tension using aspects of Zen (walking meditation), Physical Theater (non-verbal expression) and Clown/Commedia (humor & timing).  Develop skillful tools to inject your sense of humor into daily life.
20-60 minutes, online. 1-3 hours live.

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

Senior Director, Paypal

Lightfulness Pause

An engaged humorous pathway to embody a lighter self.

 A brief excursion on the lighter side of mindfulness.  Awaken your sense of humor  with awareness.  Awaken your subtler side to open & develop lightfulness.  Let go of the outer world for a moment, have a bit of fun as you taste several disciplines:  zen (kinhin, walking meditation), physical theater (non-verbal expression) , clown (gesture, timing and humor) and butoh dance (slowing it all down).  Develop destress and tension release skills and tools.  Inject a bit of lightfulness into daily life.
20-60 minutes, online.  1-3 hours live.

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

Technical Writing Team, Dolby Labs

Levity Pause

The Zen and Fun of Juggling


Learn and have fun with the practice of juggling 1,2,3 balls

-Give your thinking mind a break and place attention in throwing and catching multiple objects.
-Invite fun and play into the mindful pathway of juggling and create mini practices for daily life.
-Explore the practice of enjoying (and learning from) mistakes.
-Cultivate wisdom, let go of goals and open a pathway of curiosity, attention and fun.
20-60 minutes, online.  1-3 hours live.

My year of weekly team building training with Moshe is one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself and all the members of my team.


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

A Recipe for Customized Training

Choose some of these ingredients to create a training for your workplace

Mindful movement practices: chi gong, feldenkreis movement, tenshingoso

Practices inviting lightness and humor into non-verbal expression

Levity Awareness + Activation

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

The Zen of Juggling

“Moshe is an excellent teacher, helping us find comfort in our own skins through embracing the moment.”


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

Technical Writing Team, Dolby Labs

“Moshe, Thanks so much for the session! … did a great job, and folks were very pleased and gave great feedback …. a very fun and valuable experience.”

Sam S.  Google

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

Senior Director, Paypal

“Moshe was a fantastic teacher and guide. He taught many useful concepts like  inviting lightness that I intend to use in everyday life.”


“What sheer delight it was to study with you…inspiration tickling my daily experience this week…”


“To be here and now with the strength of the earth and the wings of a bird. Thanks”


The short story of Lightfulness

When Bernie Glassman, pioneering Zen master, came to study clown with Moshe back in 1998, he was looking for tools of tricksterdom, humor-full ways to deal with some of his disciples who took themselves too seriously. Bernie challenged Moshe to develop teachings that apply clown to everyday life. Instead of learning how to be a clown, the goal became to develop skillful tools: Expressing humor and lightness non-verbally, being in connection, Being aware and especially Listening. And to Enjoy the moment and share that enjoyment, both in subtlety and exuberance!

Lightfulness: Embodying lightness with mindfulness.

Both humor and lightfulness work wonders in terms of self-care. In connection with others, Lightfulness is often a more useful tool than humor. For humor to come alive, it requires an interaction. Lightness requires no interaction, it can simply be present. Neuroscience proves that lightness is a powerful tool influencing connections subconsciously.