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World Laughter Day 2020 zoomathon laughing with the world from 14 countries, 28 laughter professionals for 16 hours!

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.

What’s on?

For more info please contact the organiser Odette Kurland Laughter Yoga Wellness UK

To join us on the day you can rsvp to the facebook event via https://www.facebook.com/events/2552658038147898/

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.

Link to join https://tinyurl.com/yav6e2hd

Meeting ID: 851 7696 4539
Password: ladyhaha

Laughter yoga leader training – Fully Certified plus extra advanced module London April 2020

Certified Laughter Yoga leader training course in London plus our unique to London extended 4 hour advanced module exclusive to Laughter Yoga Wellness Training Academy

Laughter yoga leader training London – Fully Certified plus extra advanced module London April 2020

This is a special extended Course with over 4 extra training hours and it includes the fully certified laughter yoga leader training as outlined by the Dr Kataria school aka Laughter Yoga International.   London  just one stop from Kings Cross mainline stations/tube)  The ideal location for those of you heading in from out of Town. 

nearest tube Angel and Islington and Farringdon and fairly close to Kings Cross St Pancras

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Update We first ran the new extended training format in Nov/Dec 2018 and feedback was totally positive. We love this new training so much, it has now become our standard offering as everyone gained so much more from the extra content allowing them to go deeper in to laughter practice right from the start.:-) Totally awesome and a little clip for you to enjoy from the training 30th Nov/1st Dec

In this special extended course you will also get to plan and co-lead a live laughter class with members of the public so you will get to use what you have learnt right away! You can participate in this as much or as little as you like, no pressure but the opportunity is there. 

10am to 7pm on both days April 14th and April 15th

Super Early Bird £239 until end Feb 2020

Early Bird £260 until end March 2020

Regular Bird £299 from April 2020

Recent Feedback 

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See some of our reviews on facebook. This is in addition to all the lovely in person comments we receive. https://www.facebook.com/pg/LaughterYogaLondonTraining/reviews/

“Odette is An amazing teacher full of laughter and fun and patience. a great knowledge for her subject and excellent at supporting I highly reccomend this training”

“Your support and encouragement is outstanding. I have attended number of training’s, but your method of training is the best in the world! You are an amazing Leader and Mentor! Thanks for your support!”

“Odette fosters a fantastic sense of togetherness and positive energy- by the end of the weekend I felt really bonded with my group and totally bowled over by the power of laughter.”

“Highly recommend this course with Odette . Whether you want to become a workshop leader or simply to develop your skills for personal benefit, this is a great course. Odette is very professional, fun to be with and attracts lovely people. We had a ball, and trained in the process! Brilliant!

Book now via http://www.londongong.co.uk/event/certified-laughter-yoga-leader-training-course-plus-advanced-module-london-april-2020/

If spaces are Sold Out, please contact us for possible late availability, next dates or to join our waiting list. For future dates join our mail list http://eepurl.com/cYLz1n

Laughing in the face of adversity staying positive

I hope you enjoy the video of me doing some housework in a laughter yoga kinda way this morning.  Feel free to share this one with the kids, what an awesome way to do the housework and exercise with laughter.

 

So here we all find ourselves in the most unbelievable circumstances due to covid-19 aka coronavirus.  There are times when I feel I am starring in a horror movie but thankfully us human beings do have the capacity to be super resilient and we will get through this thing! My ability to access laughter and to be playful is helping me immensely and I would love to help you to access this too and with Laughter Yoga I can do just that!

I have been wondering how I can help, what I can do to help others during this time and thanks to technology I can now do just that as it is laughter that will make a huge difference to so many of us in helping with stress and anxiety to name just a few of the benefits. Also the ability to connect with one another and laugh together as connection is so important.

Firstly I am going to be donating a few online laughter yoga sessions for front-line NHS staff.  Also if you are on the front-line then feel free to come along to my zoom laughs as my guest as I would like to thank you for all that you are doing.

If you are a member of the public I am offering my laughter yoga zoom sessions by optional donation so if you can afford to donate, it will be gratefully received and if you are struggling financially right now then come along and enjoy a good laugh as you will be most welcome.

Hope to laugh with you soon.

For info on the public sessions please click  Zoom Laughter Yoga classes

If you are interested in a private or corporate session contact me via Contact us

Love and Laughter

Odette aka Lady HaHa

Laugh away the January Blues Blue Monday Laughter Buster

This year Blue Monday falls on Monday 20th January and as you can imagine it is a busy day for a Laughter Yogi.  We love sharing laughter yoga for Blue Monday because it is our opportunity to lift moods, laugh away the stress, laugh off those extra pounds we put on over the festive season and make Monday the 20th in to the most positive and productive day of the Year 🙂 Oh and did I mention that Laughter boosts our immune system.  There really is no reason not to laugh.

Our team of Laughter Yogis are laughing in offices throughout London with some large corporates opting for sessions throughout the Blue Monday week!

To book a laughter yogi for Blue Monday get in touch now! via our Contact us form or email us on info@laughteryogawellness.co.uk or Tel 07387 563 902 Just a few spaces remaining for a Blue Monday Laughter Buster.

Almost any meeting room can soon become a laughter room filled with Joy and merriment. Any workplace can soon be filled with uplifted, less stressed more bonded and happy staff and that combination = more productivity! Aha, HaHa 🙂

 

 

Certified Laughter Yoga Training September 2019 London

fully certified laughter yoga training plus special advanced module London September 2019

Weekend Laughter Yoga Courses and Training in London plus special 4 hour advanced module London

September 21st and 22nd in London Archway.

For full info, fees, availability and booking please visit our bookings website http://www.londongong.co.uk/events/

Reviews and testimonials

Laughter yoga leader training – Fully Certified plus extra advanced module London September 2019

This is a special extended Course with over 4 extra training hours and it includes the fully certified laughter yoga leader training as outlined by the Dr Kataria school aka Laughter Yoga International.  London  just one stop from Kings Cross mainline stations/tube)  The ideal location for those of you heading in from out of Town. 

laughter yoga training in london

Update We first ran the new extended training format in Nov/Dec 2018 and feedback was totally positive. We love this new training so much, it has now become our standard offering as everyone gained so much more from the extra content allowing them to go deeper in to laughter practice right from the start.:-) Totally awesome and a little clip for you to enjoy from the training 30th Nov/1st Dec

 

 

In this special extended course you will also get to plan and co-lead a live laughter class with members of the public so you will get to use what you have learnt right away! You can participate in this as much or as little as you like, no pressure but the opportunity is there. 

Recent Feedback 

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See some of our reviews on facebook. This is in addition to all the lovely in person comments we receive. https://www.facebook.com/pg/LaughterYogaLondonTraining/reviews/

Book now via http://www.londongong.co.uk/event/certified-laughter-yoga-leader-training-london-september-2019/

If tickets are Sold Out, please contact us for possible late availability, next dates or to join our waiting list. For future dates join our mail list http://eepurl.com/cYLz1n

Laughter Yoga Leader Training London UK class of May 2019 London UK

Check out this short video from our amazing laughter yoga leader training in London May 2019. We had participants from up North, Down South and that’s just the UK. We also trained new laughter yoga leaders from the USA and Switzerland. A very international training. This included our special extended experiential module which is effectively an extra 4 hours of training including running a live laughter yoga class with members of the public. Leaving the training room with more skills and experience than previously. We are registered training providers for Laughter Yoga International University and our training is fully certified and recognised nationally and internationally.

Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training in London Kings Cross Feb

Laughter Yoga Leader training Courses London May 2018 with the London Laughter Yoga Academy

Laughter yoga leader training – Fully Certified plus extra advanced module London Kings Cross / Euston February 2019

This is a special extended Course with 4 extra training hours.  Easy stroll from London Kings Cross St Pancras and Euston. We are in the heart of Kings Cross at a beautiful tranquil healing centre. 

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We are condensing this 2 and a half days in to 2 for this special extended certificated laughter yoga training course will give you the tools and techniques to get you started running laughter yoga workshops for groups. You can also start a community laughter club which is an ideal way to gain experience.

We have added an extra 4 hours to this course although this will be achieved across the 2 days!!.  I am very excited about this new training format which will allow you to be better equipped right from the start.  

In this special extended course you will also get to plan and co-lead a live laughter class with members of the public so you will get to use what you have learnt right away! You can participate in this as much or as little as you like, no pressure but the opportunity is there. 

Recent Feedback 

“My daughter and I took the ‘laughter yoga leader’ course with Odette in London, Islington. It was the best fun fill two day ever, leaving us on a joyful high! Who knew learning could be such a giggle! Now I am fully prepared to spread the joy of laughter to as many people as I can. Odette is a natural teacher, with a soothing voice, and contagious laugh! I would recommend her course, and I will be doing more with Odette in the near future! Ha Ha Ha!!!”
Thanks Vivienne and Heaven 🙂 
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Book early to secure one of the limited spaces via
Laughter Yoga Training Feb 9th to 10th London Kings Cross
Certified original Laughter Yoga Leader Training plus advanced module April 25th to 26th Full Days plus April 27th 10.30am to 12.30pm Angel and Islington London City and Archway on the Saturday
If tickets are Sold Out, please contact us for possible late availability, next dates or to join our waiting list. For future dates join our mail list http://eepurl.com/cYLz1n

The laughter yoga leader certificate will enable you to obtain insurance for leading laughter yoga workshops with groups.

The certificate is endorsed by your trainer/s and Laughter Yoga International University.
Upon successful completion of laughter yoga leader training, you will receive your certificate. Yey 🙂
 
You will also receive membership to our private LYWUK Support Network on facebook for our Laughter Leaders where you can connect with other Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers and inclusion on our google map of laughter yoga classes. 
 

Registration: Please secure your place by way of payment. You will receive confirmation and details once booked.
Pre-requisite: Ideally having participated in a Laughter Yoga class previously.  Please contact Odette for details of her laughter classes or another that you can attend prior to training. If you have any questions regarding this please speak to us.  If there is no opportunity to attend a class prior to training please call to discuss suitability and options before booking. 

It comprises of two days of Laughter Yoga Leader Training as originally outlined by Dr. Madan Kataria, Founder of the Laughter Yoga Movement plus an extra 4 hours of training allowing you to go deeper and learn more.  Also you will plan and co-lead your first class.

Course Content

During the training you will

  • get an understanding of the need for Laughter Yoga
  • history of laughter yoga
  • learn the basic guidelines for a Laughter Session
  • get to know the benefits of Laughter Yoga as well as the risks
  • learn to present Laughter Yoga
  • find out how to start a Laughter Club
  • tips on starting a laughter business
  • practice a minimum of 40 laughter exercises
  • learn a little gibberish and other playful activities
  • exclusive opportunity to plan and co-lead a live laughter yoga class 

Please note I exclusively offer my students an opportunity to practise and gain experience at my laughter class in Archway.  This is as an ongoing opportunity subject to availability as it will help you gain experience and increase your confidence to start your own club/classes. Depending on your previous experience in working with groups,  you may need a little extra helping hand to get you started. 

and much more.

Course Material and exclusive Extras!

You will receive the following as part of your course package

  • Extra 4 Hours = extra time to go deeper and learn more.
  • New Leader pack with a few extras 🙂
  • Laughter Yoga Leader Manual plus exclusive content from laughter yoga wellness training academy. You will receive both a PDF and ring bound manual in a handy handbag size.
  • Helpful handouts with lots of extras including a few laminated extras
  • Laughter Yoga Leader Certificate signed by your teacher and Dr Madan Kataria
  • Optional 6 months trial membership of Laughter Yoga International pro members group at £10 (full profile available for paid membership of $95)
  • Regular in person support opportunities and access to private members forums.
  • Exclusive access to Laughter Yoga CPD Events (next one October 6th in London)
  • exclusive opportunities to gain experience in London with Live Groups!
  • additional useful information which includes meditations, standard forms and research documents and more
  • Support via our private facebook group.
  • facebook group to share laughter clubs
  • Information on Skype Laughter Clubs – for your daily laughter dose 🙂
  • Free membership to HaHa Telephone Laughter Line
  • At the end of the two days you will, upon successful completion, receive a Laughter Yoga Leader certificate enabling you to get appropriate insurance in order to run laughter workshops as well as allowing you to call yourself Laughter Yoga Leader.
To reserve one of the limited spaces, please provide full payment in advance.
Dates and Times
2 and a half day condensed! Laughter Yoga Leader Training
 

The venue is in Archway at Hargrave Hall. Just a few minutes walk from the Tube and around 15 minutes from Euston.

Course Fee 2 day Laughter Yoga Leader Training  

9am to 6pm on both days

Sat 9th February 2019

Sunday 10th February 2019

Fee for this extended program with extra 4 learning hours! 

Super Early Bird £235 
Early Bird £245 mid Jan
Regular bird. £274 one month before the training

Your Trainer

Your trainer is Odette Kurland aka Lady HaHa #ladyhaha

Odette, our founder and Laughter Yoga Teacher/Trainer.  She has a background in various Holistic Therapies including Laughter Yoga, Laughter Facilitation Skills, Energy Healing (Reiki Master), Sound Healing ( Gong Master) and Mindfulness and Meditation teacher. Known for her caring nature which includes random acts of kindness and offering a warm heart, a pair of socks and a woolly hat and conversation to homeless people. She works full time running her wellbeing and training company, Laughter Yoga Wellness London and UK and London Gong. Going further back, Odette worked a 9-5 in I.T so she is a shining example that change is possible.

She has worked with Charities, Community Groups, Banks, NHS, Media Companies, Cancer Patients, Homeless People, Universities and more. From private parties to Small, Medium and Multi National Corporations. Laughter Yoga has been life changing for Odette and now she wishes to spread the joy by training others to connect with more joy and laughter.

Any questions feel free to call Odette Tel: 07387 563 902

Course fees are not refundable although a course may be transferred to a friend who fits the training criteria.  Please contact us if you wish to transfer your space.

Full Terms and Conditions will be sent to you when you make your booking.

All courses require 4 participants minimum in order for the training to go ahead. Please check with us before making travel/accommodation bookings. We are not responsible for any out of pocket expenses you may have in the event of the course being cancelled.

In the event that the training provider cancels, a full ticket refund will be made however we can not be responsible for any additional costs you may incur such as accommodation/travel etc:

If tickets are Sold Out, please contact us for possible late availability, next dates or to join our waiting list. For future dates join our mail list http://eepurl.com/cYLz1n

If these dates don’t work for you please join our laughter enquiry list to be first in the loop for the next training dates https://laughteryogawellness.co.uk/laughter-yoga-leader-training/

To reserve one of the limited spaces, please provide full payment in advance.

If you prefer to pay via bank transfer please contact Odette. 

Also available Private Group Training in the workplace – minimum of 4 participants. Please contact us for details.

fully Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training London August 2018

laughter yoga training course in London August 2018 23rd and 24th August near Kings Cross

Laughter Yoga Leader training in London 23rd and 24th August 2018 in London England

Our Laughter Training studio is based in Clerkenwell in the City of London

For full info and booking please visit our laughter yoga training booking page via http://www.londongong.co.uk/?p=37858

The training will be taking place in London EC1 at our training academy.

Our London venue is in an ideal location with a selection of nearby hotels and hostels to fit all budgets.

Easy access for all UK airports and mainline railway stations.

 

 

Welcome to the Google map of Laughter Yoga Clubs and Classes in London Find a Laughter Yoga Club or Class in London

We have just created our new handy map to make it easier for you to find where our laughter yoga classes are in London along with how to book a space.  Just click on the map to be taken to the live link to google maps where you can click on the logo for more info. Ha Ha 🙂

Our Laughter Yoga Wellness Training Academy are training new leaders throughout the year, may of them are in London  so give us a call if you can’t find a club nearby.

We will soon be launching a new map via www.laughteryogaclasses.co.uk which will accommodate a more comprehensive list of opportunities to Laugh! for the health of it across the UK.

Google Map of our laughter clubs and classes in London

and to book on a class please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/laughter-yoga-wellness-london-workshops-and-training-9871639126 and scroll to the bottom of the page for dates and locations for our London laughter yoga classes.

So you want to be a laughter yoga leader. loving laughter, living laughter and spreading laughter and joy :-)

So you want to be a laughter yoga leader

Finding a teacher that really resonates with you is my top advice.

Maybe seeing them working, going along to one of their classes, meeting them, chatting to them.

Possibly stating the obvious but going to a class ?

That is a pre-requisite of the training so pop along to a class in London and be sure that you are feeling the connection. We are in Finchley and Archway and soon to be adding another venue.

How big is the class?

When you train with us, you will be sure to have a a small enough group to really receive enough individual attention. Generally speaking never more than 6-8 in a class with one teacher.  In the same respect you are learning to work with groups, we do that within a group. The class will not run with less than 4 participants. It is not a numbers game to us, it is our love, our passion and our life. We love our work, we live our work.

You then get the certificate 🙂 Yey and have the support of a good teacher behind you. Most likely a support network, and an opportunity to keep in touch, regular cpd opportunities which of course you will get with our Laughter Yoga Wellness Training Academy. 
Why Laughter Yoga

It is an incredibly powerful holistic and complementary wellbeing tool that is so very needed in our often fast paced and stressful lives. As the saying goes “Laughter is the best Medicine” 🙂 and sometimes it really really can be. However laughter does not replace conventional medicine and we always recommend Laughter Yoga as a complementary method. I have heard many instances of people benefiting in amazing ways from practising laughter yoga. Laughter Yogis around the world are increasingly being called to work in therapeutic and medical environments, with cancer patients, dialysis patients, chronic pain clinics, psychiatric wards and other therapeutic settings.

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Laughter Benefits

Team Building and Connection

Social Connection

Pain Relief

Ice Breakers

Ideal as an energy lift and boost during a long conference or training day

Why train as a Laughter Yoga Leader ?

Perfect addition to any holistic or therapeutic tool box.

Because you like to help people

To bring more laughter and joy in to your own life.

Start a Laughter Club for your local community.

Career change

Personal Development

Building confidence

Learning new skills

Learning to present the laughter yoga experience and enhancing you confidence to speak publicly about laughter yoga

Learning to work with and teach laughter yoga to groups

There are so many reasons and so many benefits in learning to become a laughter yoga leader. Imagine having such a powerful holistic tool to work with which can be life changing for recipients. You can really, seriously make such a difference to the lives of so many people.

 Gaining experience.

 
The best way to gain experience as a new laughter leader is in running that laughter club, running regular clubs or classes is going to be your biggest teacher. You have the basic guidelines and the certificate and now the real learning begins!
 
Laughter clubs and classes are the place to try new material, and be creative, it’s all about creativity 🙂 You will learn something from every group you work with, you will gain the experience you need to eventually start working professionally. I encourage those I have trained to work together, to collaborate. Most of my new leaders come along and work with me that invitation is an open one and can really help building up confidence and gaining experience with a real group of participants:-) Stick with it, it aint easy but it is so so very much worth it. You also have the opportunity to see how people gain so much from our work, by seeing their journey over a longer period of time. You will also have to work harder at your regular classes, refreshing the content, getting creative in doing so, its the most amazing part of your training.
 
It is not easy starting your laughter club, getting word out, finding people to come along. I totally encourage and recommend, finding someone to work with, two heads are certainly better than one 🙂
 

Laughter Yoga Wellness training academy has their first Laughternoon CPD day in September, so very excited. A special day for in person support, fun and more for our existing laughter yoga leaders  🙂

Get in touch with us about our laughter yoga training here in London.

We have trained over 40 laughter yoga leaders from as far away as Oslow and Sweden here in London.  A new training school with a fresh approach to laughter yoga training, support and development.
Our training school is based right here in the City of London. Angel and Islington, just one stop from Kings Cross. We run our laughter yoga classes in London Finchley and Archway and Angel.
Next training dates 23rd and 24th August 2018 in London and just one space remaining.
We are super approachable and super friendly, give us a call if you have any questions and better still pop along to a class and chat over a cuppa at an after class social in Archway.
Contact us via email or telephone.