World laughter day 2020 Zoomathon was a great success and thanks to Ishvinder in India, we now have a lovely video memory of the day.
Also I had a nerdy moment and have looked up the statistics on zoom which I would love to share with you. So we ran the zoom room continuously from 8am to just after midnight on Sunday 3rd May 2020. We had 30 amazing laughter yoga professionals from all over the world participate including 5 laughter yoga leaders trained by myself at The Laughter Yoga Wellness Training Academy. The founders of laughter yoga Dr Madan Kataria and Mrs Madhuri Kataria joined us to share laughter yoga which was just the icing on the cake! Now for the really nerdy facts. Playing around with my zoom account I have discovered that 770 participants visited us and received 412 hours (24,773 minutes) of laughter over the duration of 16.2 hours (972 minutes) HaHa 🙂 Now that was spreading a lot of laughter around the globe!
I have been celebrating world laughter day in London organising events there for the past 4 years and already had my usual world laughter day London event advertised before the world changed so suddenly!
As the date was drawing closer it became clear that there would not be a world laughter day event happening in London due to social distancing and the covid-19 pandemic. We are all
The world needs laughter right now more than ever as it can provide a release from current goings on, a stress release, a mood lift and overall well-being boost for mind, body and soul and it can totally help us at times of adversity!
I decided to invite laughter yoga colleagues to join me in sharing Love, Peace and Joy through laughter together as we are all in this together, we are one world! #oneworld I also invited Dr Madan Kataria (founder of laughter yoga in India) to join us and Dr Kataria said YES! How awesome is this.
So this was the birth of World Laughter Day Zoomathon for 2020. Opening Ceremony at 8am, moving on to Judith in New Zealand and bouncing around the globe all day until we finish off at around midnight in Brazil!
You are invited to join us from wherever you are, you can pop in and out as you please throughout the day/night. We have 16 hours of laughter, relaxation and joyful activities for you and it is FREE of charge. Everyone is donating their time to this beautiful day.
For more info please contact the organiser Odette Kurland Laughter Yoga Wellness UK
If you arrive after a session has started, please enjoy a giggle in the waiting room and we will pop you in the event either when there is a good moment to do so in the current session or ready for the start of the next session.
As laughter yoga is essentially a form of exercise it may not be suitable for everyone. Please read and agree to the info below.
Medical Contraindications. It is contraindicated for people suffering from: Any kind of hernia, Heart disease with angina pain, Persistent cough with breathlessness, Uncontrolled high blood pressure, Urinary Incontinence, Epilepsy, Advanced (bleeding) piles and haemorrhoids or any bleeding tendencies in any part of the body, Severe backache, schizophrenia, Hyper mania (manic part of bipolar depression) Any acute symptoms of cough, cold and fever. People who have undergone major surgery should wait at least three months before doing Laughter Yoga. Pregnant women with previous history of miscarriages and also those who are in advanced stage of pregnancy should take medical advice from specialists before doing laughter exercises. If you are not sure if this activity is suitable please seek medical advice.
VIDEO/PHOTOGRAPHY The organisers and session leaders will be taking both videos and photos of this event for publication on and offline. By taking part you consent to being on film and/or photo however you can if you like, switch off your video.
Please Note: By taking part you have read and agree to the terms and conditions stated above and you fully release the teachers / leaders of the Laughter Workshop you are attending today from any form of liability. Also please do not take any photos or video of these sessions.
Time: May 3, 2020 08:00 AM London to Midnight London UK time
Click on the link or enter meeting details to join the event any time from 8am to midnight on Sunday 3rd May.
We had such an incredible day for World Laughter Day in London. Our day started with an hour or so of Laughter Yoga in the park. In the video you can see our laughter meditation in the very beautiful Victoria Embankment Gardens. It is fabulous with so many different types of laughs.
I think the sun must have heard our laughter and then it popped out to join us Ha Ha. We then headed to Trafalgar Square for some more laughter. A lunch stop and then laughter on the Tube until we reached our final destination at Piccadilly Circus.
A fabulous day with a lovely group of willing laughers, big ones and little ones. It was great to have a few toddlers in the group.
Until next year, when we will do it again.
A few more snap shots from the fabulous day.
We run regular laughter wellbeing workshops for members of the public in London on Saturday morning. Usually an hour and a half of rib tickling feel good laughter fun, often followed by an optional social. Contact us for private group bookings for your employee wellbeing or event.
We are already preparing for World Laughter Day in London with a fabulous Laughter Crawl and Flash Mob planned. We will be meeting in a Central London location and delivering smiles and laughter along the way with the message of World Peace to those we meet. We will be laughing on public transport, tube laughter 🙂 and visiting various locations in London.
Free to join us and open to everyone. We will be joined by members of our London Laughter Club, other Laughter Yogis and members of the public. All that is required is a willingness to join us in spreading Laughter, the message of Peace and Joy.
For a taste of what to expect, here’s what we got up to last year at one of our stops in Embankment Gardens. Fingers crossed for another sunny beautiful day this year. To join us please scroll down to registration link 🙂
World Laughter Day takes place on the first Sunday of May. This year it falls on 7th May. The first celebration was in India almost 20 years ago and was arranged by Dr. Madan Kataria, founder of Laughter Yoga.
Laughter Yoga says: Laughter is a positive and powerful emotion that has all the ingredients required for individuals to change themselves and to change the world in a peaceful and positive way.
Our mission to bring good health joy and world peace through laughter.
On this day the laughter club members and their friends and families get together in important squares public parks to laugh together and pray for world peace.
How Can We Bring World Peace Through Laughter?
Laughter is a universal language we all speak without any language barrier. Laughter Clubs are a powerful tool to connect people from different cultures and countries and provide social network of people who care for each other. By setting up laughter clubs all over the world we are creating a worldwide community of like-minded people who believe virtues like unconditional love and laughter generosity & forgiveness.
Formula is very simple -When you laugh; you change and when you change the world changes around you.
Wow what a gorgeous day we had for World Laughter Day in London on 1st May 2016.
The day was hosted by myself and Suz from www.laugh4life.uk
We were met by a fabulous group including two Laughter Yogis and Oscar the delightful little dog.
It was unbelievable to be totally blessed with Glorious Sunshine which seemed to appear from nowhere, such a beautiful day. We crawled just a few minutes walk away to enjoy the sunshine and laughter in a local park at Embankment. The flowers were out in abundance, just perfect.
I must say this is as far as we crawled and this turned out to be perfect to enjoy a few hours! of laughter, fun and games in the sunshine.
Just a few snapshots and a short video clip of our day, a day to celebrate Laughter Yoga, Love, Peace and Happiness.
Love Peace and Happiness exercise created just for World Laughter Day by Suz.
We have a fabulous day of spontaneous laughter along with some laughter yoga exercises. We will start the day off at Trafalgar Square and then head off as a group, hopefully picking up more people to join us along the way for more laughs around London.