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

Wednesdays                                                                          

Radium Hot Springs, East Kootenays, BC                                                                     7:00 – 8:00 PM                                                                                                                 Wellness Workshop HQ. Relax and Rejuvenate (Ongoing event, includes Laughter Yoga). Laughter Yoga sessions also provided on invitation (People often stay overnight in Radium Hot Springs when they are traveling from Vancouver to Calgary or Edmonton). Wednesday events by donation.                                                                                              Register online or learn more @ www.wellnessworkshophq.com

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                                                                                                                      11:00-noon (Every Saturday)
THE VIEW, 250 Powell Street Drop-ins welcome (RSVP recommended).
Close to many buses. Street parking in area.
By donation (suggested $5), no one turned away for lack of funds.
If you need help entering the building, please call 604-760-2227.

Questions? Contact Crystal Lee at crystal@beyondmaybe.com.

Sundays

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.