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Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

  • Apr 20, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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April 20th and 21st (9 am to 5 pm each day)

Program Description:

Madan Kataria, MD, started the first laughter club in India in 1995. Through his research, Dr. Kataria discovered that the mind does not know how to differentiate between fake and genuine laughter—either way it produces happy chemistry. The Laughter Yoga technique blends yogic deep breathing, stretching, simulated laughter exercises and cultivated child-like playfulness.

The Laughter Yoga Leader training teaches the physiology of laughter and its many health benefits, how to start and run laughter yoga groups, special techniques for diverse populations, how to use and teach laughter as a coping skill and life skill and the structure, norms, counter-indications, and logistics of a laughter yoga club.

After successful completion of this course, you will be qualified as a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader (CLYL), an internationally recognized certification. As a CLYL, you can lead Laughter Club sessions in social clubs and senior centers, offer Laughter Club classes at yoga & fitness centers, present Laughter Club workshops in schools or businesses and integrate Laughter Club into your own business practice, instruction or healing modality.

Who Should Attend:

This training enriches health and fitness teachers, management/human resource professionals, medical professionals, psychologists, social workers, eldercare workers, life coaches, entertainment professionals, alternative therapists and healers, complementary therapists and anyone wanting to add more laughter to their lives and the lives of others.

I am now able to offer 12 Continuing Education Units for this training for Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT), Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC) and Licensed Educational Psychologists (LEP) through Provider, Billie Frances, MFT (PCE #1690). Additional cost for the CEU Certificate is $25.00.


As a participant, you will be able to

●●understand the scientific research and physical, mental, and emotional benefits of happiness, laughter, and Laughter Yoga;

●●understand how to use and teach simple exercises and techniques (including deep breathing, meditation, visualization, relaxation, playful activities) to increase joy and health and decrease stress;

●●organize and lead laughter programs for individuals and diverse groups including healthcare staff and patients, seniors, children, and corporations.

Registration Fee: $295.00 or Early Bird Registration Fee: $250 if paid in full by April 6th, 2013. Discounts for 2 or more participants registering together: $275 per person (or $235 each if paid by April 6th). Lunch is provided on both days.

Refund Policy:

Full refund if the event is cancelled or rescheduled or you cancel within 5 days of the event.

Shelley Bell
Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher
Dr. Kataria School of Laughter Yoga

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Shelley,

    I'm new to the group. When is the next Laughter Yoga meeting?

    April 20, 2013

  • Doris W.

    How often are these Laughter Yoga Training courses given?

    March 13, 2013

    • Shelley B.

      I do them here in Northridge a couple of times a year -- no set dates.

      March 13, 2013

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