Laughter Clubs

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!

Mondays

North Vancouver

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

Tuesdays

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 laughing.shelley@gmail.com

 

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: akruth@vcn.bc.ca

Thursdays

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 info@judiwallacecoach.ca

Saturdays

East Vancouver, Mount Pleasant

11:00-noon (Every Saturday)

The HUB 251 East 11th Ave, between Main & Kingsway

EVERYONE WELCOME to DROP IN
By Donation (suggested $5 – $10, no one turned away for lack of funds)
 
Questions? Contact Crystal Lee at crystal@beyondmaybe.com.

 

Sundays

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: impurnima@yahoo.ca. Or contact Sonali 604-339-1335 Email: sonali@wellnessworkshophq.com

 

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: orsers@gmail.com

 

If you lead a Laughter Club in BC that is not listed here or needs updating, please let me know seia@thesmilingyogi.com.

Check out www.laughteryoga.ca to read more about Laughter Leaders and for other Clubs in BC.