Laughter Clubs are a worldwide network of social clubs run by volunteers under the aegis of Laughter Yoga International based in Bangalore, India. People get together in groups in public places or indoor venues and practice Laughter Yoga exercises along with breathing and stretching exercises to reap the enormous health benefits.
No control on Laughter Clubs, no posts, no hierarchy, all Laughter Clubs are individual entities and are free functioning units. They are not under control of any other organization of a group or an institution anywhere in the world. Though there are no rules and regulations, but we do offer guidelines for functioning. All Laughter Clubs should be:
Laughter Yoga Clubs are social clubs that are free for all anywhere in the world. We do not charge any membership fee anywhere. However, members of the club should share expenses towards hiring of venue or any equipment hire.
What’s Fee Based
Outside of the Laughter Clubs, any Training/ Coaching conducted by laughter leaders or teachers for personal and business development are chargeable as per the skills, abilities and reputation of the teachers.
The registration of Laughter Club on this website is FREE for all over the world. You need to Login/Register as a “General User” and then you can put your club details and upload one photo. To register the club please click here.
Starting A Laughter Club In India
In India, most Laughter Clubs function on a daily basis and the members meet at public parks where people go for a morning walk. If you want to start a Laughter Club, find a place in your locality where people can assemble early morning while going for a walk. It can be a public park, an open ground, or a beach. The advantage of selecting such a place is that you can combine Laughter Yoga sessions with your morning walk. The chosen place should not be in the immediate vicinity of residential complexes so as to prevent any disturbance to others. In areas where weather conditions are not favorable throughout the year, it is not possible to have laughter sessions round the year. Under such circumstances these sessions can be held during Yoga classes at health clubs or at aerobic centers, where laughter can be a value addition to the ongoing activities.
Laughter Yoga International arranges for a team of experts to give lectures and demonstrations of various techniques of yogic Laughter. They also train leaders to conduct laughter sessions everyday. The expenses for conveyance, boarding and lodging of the team of experts are borne by the organizing group. If you can’t afford the expenses, you can approach social organizations like the Rotary or Lions, or corporate houses and philanthropists to sponsor the event in the public interest.
In Other Countries
The concept of Laughter Clubs is slightly different in the West where club members like to meet for 1-2 hours every weekend or fortnightly. They laugh together for 30 minutes along with breathing and stretching exercises, followed by Laughter Meditation for 30 minutes. After that there are humor activities, fun games, brain storming on psychological and philosophical aspects of laughter and dancing with music. This is known as a social Laughter Club. It operates on a no profit basis and all the expenses of the venue, food and drinks are shared by the members. The frequency of such laughter meetings can be increased or decreased according to the convenience of the group. You need to be trained as a laughter leader to start a Laughter Club. We organize workshops and training programs from time to time in India, Europe, America and Canada. By training yourself as a laughter leader you can do laughter seminars for companies and corporations on stress management through laughter and humor. Also, Laughter Yoga concept can be value added to those who are professional speakers, motivational speakers and trainers.
In order to start a Laughter Club one needs to betrained as Laughter Leader/Teacher. From time to time Laughter Yoga International organize laughter leader training programs at bangalore and other countries. To find Laughter Yoga Trainings worldwide, please click here.
Ordering Learning and Training DVDs
To start a Laughter Club you can also learn from training DVDs and Learning Kits. There are many DVDs and Kits available on our Shop. To know more about Learning and Training DVDs Click Here.