Laughter Yoga is a unique idea; a fun and engaging exercise routine to reduce stress, stimulate energy throughout the body and create a state of well-being. Practiced alone or in groups and based on the practice of laughter as a physical action independent of comedy or humour.
Community based Laughter Clubs are forming where people can gather to socialise and practice Laughter Yoga. Medical doctor Madan Kataria started the first Laughter Club in 1995 with only five members. Now there are thousands of clubs around the world. Laughter Yoga practices are easily learned and suitable for all ages and capabilities. Courses are available to learn Laughter Yoga for personal, social or professional reasons.
This website serves to provide resources and information for those seeking Laughter Yoga in the Ontario region.
Comments and questions are welcomed.
Laughter Clubs - Laughter Yoga Classes
Laughter Clubs are free-functioning, not-for-profit with no membership fees. Members share in the running and expenses associated with clubs.
Laughter Yoga Classes are structured and provided by trained Laughter Yoga practitioners for a fee.
Check link for clubs and classes in your area.
Online Skype Laughter Clubs
Skype Laughter Clubs provide for those who are unable to find or get to a laughter club locally. Sessions generally last from 15 to 20 minutes. Participants join a group call and simply laugh together for the duration of the call. There is no speaking involved, although messaging can take place using available texting system. Skype Laughter Club Canada currently provides two laughter sessions daily.
Skype name: laughterclub_canada
Check website for information:
World Laughter Day - May 1st - 2016
Celebrated each year around the world on the first Sunday in May.
Check link for locations and join in.
Direct links for the Laughter Yoga International website in Bangalore, India. World headquarters for Laughter Yoga
Free Download - Canada Laughter Yoga Conference 2013 Booklet
Commemorative booklet documenting the Canada Laughter Yoga Conference held in Toronto on November 9th and 10th, 2013. Attended by founders of Laughter Yoga International - Dr.Madan and Madhuri Kataria
Laughter Yoga with Older Adults Training DVD
Carmela Carlyle (USA). This is an ideal product for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers , or for anyone who wishes to integrate the healing power of laughter into their work with older adults.