Laughter Yoga (Hasya Yoga) is a series of playful, interactive exercises designed to stimulate laughter. It provides an opportunity for adults to be playful and to explore and express joy. Laughter Yoga reminds us we can laugh through our bodies, without the need to wait for something funny to happen.
Developed by Indian physician, Dr. Madan Kataria, laughter yoga is designed to help people connect with their inner child and experience being joyful and playful.
Recent research in the field of gelotology (humor studies) has proven that laughter benefits the circulatory, respiratory, cardio-vascular and immune systems of the body and truly is one of the best medicines available. Click here for a short video documentary on Using Laughter to Fight Cancer.
A Laughter Club is a non-profit group that practices Laughter Yoga on a weekly basis. Laughter Clubs are run on a drop-in, by donation basis and are intended to fulfill the mission of the Laughter Yoga Movement- “Joy, Health, and World Peace through Laughter.” For a listing of worldwide Laughter Clubs, visit www.laughteryoga.org.
Want to Laugh? Come to a Laughter Club!
5:30-6:20 PM (4th Monday of every month *No class in December)
Paul Sugar Foundation, Delbrook Plaza, 3743 Delbrook Ave
Open to all and free, please register Dr. Kasim Al-Mashat
Richmond Laughter Club
6:30-7:30 PM (2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month* No club in August)
170-5720 Minoru Blvd (just behind ICBC driver services)
Please contact Shelley at 778-879-2811 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Vancouver – Inspire Health
9:30-10:30 AM (Every Tuesday)
Inspire Health Integrated Cancer Centre, #200-1330 West 8th Ave
Free for Inspire Health Members
Contact Amy: email@example.com
Kelowna Laughter for the Health of It!
5:15-6:15 PM (Every Thursday)
Pandosy Peace Centre, Ancient Wisdom room, 2490 Pandosy Street (corner of Pandosy and Morrison)
Come release the stress of the day
Drop ins welcome and donations appreciated
For more info call Judi 250-826-4887 or firstname.lastname@example.org
11:00-noon (Every Saturday)
The HUB 251 East 11th Ave, between Main & Kingsway
By Donation (suggested $5 – $10, no one turned away for lack of funds)
Surrey, Laughter Yoga Fusion Workshop
4:30-5:30 PM (Every Sunday) To secure your spot you must register & pay
Viva Care Clinic, 15299 68 Ave #125, Surrey
Paid Event. One time taster session $10. Regular $20 per session, monthly $60
Payments can be sent to the facilitators to register for this event and secure your spot
For questions about the event or to register contact Purnima at Wellness Workshop HQ. Phone: 778- 316-6371 Email: email@example.com. Or contact Sonali 604-339-1335 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
East Vancouver, Commercial Drive
5:00-6:00 PM (Every Sunday)
Open Door Yoga, Il Mercado Building, 1651 Commercial Drive – Enter side door on Gravely Street (watch the video for more location details!)
Doors open at 4:45. By donation ($5-10 suggested). Contact Megan: email@example.com