Laughter Trainings

Would you like to join us in our bi-annual Laughter Yoga and LIVE music event?ly-music-poster-for-website

This is the FREE portion of the Certified Laughter Yoga Training (details below)  In this FREE Friday night event you will:

  • Learn and experience laughter in a whole new way!
  • Enjoy the amazing music of Jody Okabe.
  • Connect with a community of laughter yoga practitioners in a safe environment

In preparation for this event please bring:

  • a yoga mat or a towel (chairs are also available)
  • a water bottle
  • a smile!

Note: no previous yoga experience needed.


Friday October 14th, 2016, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Doors open at 6:30 pm


Centre for Peace
1806 W. 15th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6J 2M3

PS:  We will place balloons near the entrance of the building and put up signs and balloons to guide you.

Register for the FREE Laughter Yoga & live music event on Friday night (7-9pm), October 14th, 2016.   Doors open at 6:30 pm. Pre-registration is required.

CLICK HERE to register for the FREE for Friday night

Want to take it to the next level?

Become a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader

with Laughter Yoga International!

 Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training!

November 5th & 6th, 9am-5pm

 North Vancouver 

Weekend Payment and registration details below


  • Sign up for the training before October 15th to get the early bird rate!
  • Are you a previously Certified Laughter Yoga Leader and would like to join us for the fun training weekend? Saturday $75 or Saturday & Sunday $100. Sunday only, not an option.

Become a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader! Whether you plan to start your own Laughter Yoga Club, offer sessions in businesses and health centres, or share more laughter with friends and family, this weekend will immerse you in the joy of laughter. Graduates receive a Certificate from Dr. Madan Kataria’s Laughter Yoga International.DrK_logo_blue_r 


Parkgate Recreation Centre

3625 Banff Court, North Vancouver

We will place balloons near the entrance of the building and put up signs and balloons to guide you. 

* New Laughter Yogis becoming certified are asked to attend the Friday night Event. Please note Friday Night Event is in a different location.

You will discover:

  • Laughter’s physical, emotional and social benefits
  • How to simulate and stimulate laughter
  • Stress-relieving techniques that deepen creativity and build resilience
  • The philosophy and history of Laughter Yoga and fundamentals of leading a laughter session
  • How to lead your own community Laughter Club or Laughter sessions (healthy-workplace, healthcare, seniors etc.)
  • Laughter yoga exercises that will bring more happiness and connection in your personal and professional life
  • How to connect people with optimism, health and healing through a wonderfully playful, scientifically-proven form of exercise



This training is offered by Soaring Life Training. Facilitators for the weekend training are Kasim Al-Mashat and Seia Roots.

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  • Dr. Kasim Al-Mashat (PhD, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher) has a deep passion for making a difference in people’s lives through his work.  He provides individual and group counselling. His counselling background and interest in mental, physical and emotional wellness led him to Laughter Yoga in 2007. Kasim trained with Dr. Madan Kataria, the founder of Laughter Yoga, and became a Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher.  His work in Laughter Yoga has caught the attention of media including Maclean’s magazine, Simon Fraser University News, Global BC Television, and TELUS Optic TV. Check out the article about Kasim in SFU News
  • Watch Kasim’s latest youtube video about Laughter Yoga!  
  • IMG-20130419-00961Seia Roots (Mental Health Educator, Certified Laughter Yoga/Wellness Teacher) has been leading workshops on health and healing and community support for the past eight years. Drawing on her background in mental health and expressive arts, Seia enjoys exploring and expanding the benefits of Laughter Yoga. As a form of expressive play, Laughter Yoga encourages flexible, creative and authentic ways of connecting with the world. Seia thoroughly enjoys co-facilitating the twice yearly Laughter Yoga Leader Trainings. She is super-excited to be laughing with Kasim again and hopes to laugh with you too!


Early Bird (Before October 15th, 2016)

  • Individual $349
  • Sign up with a friend and get 20% off each $279.20*

Regular (October 15th or later, 2016)

  • Individual $395
  • Sign up with a friend and get 20% off each $316*

*Friend Rate only applicable for 2 friends paying Training Rate (not returning leader).

Cancellations are subject to $50 fee.


  • Interact e-transfer (preferred), cash or cheque
  • Contact us at for instructions to send the interact e-transfer
  • To fill out a registration form please email us:

Thank you for sharing your laughter!

Please note: On the off chance that the training is cancelled or postponed, registrants will receive an email to this effect no later than 7 days before the training. Travellers – please ensure accommodations/transportation have cancellation policies with flexibility minimum 7-days (5 business days) before your booking.




Hot Chocolate for the Heart Retreat 

With heart-based practices of mindfulness and movement 1466714856

Escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and heaviness of the winter season to learn and practice techniques designed to calm the nervous system, stabilize the brain-waves, and cultivate playfulness. Commit to your health and well-being by recharging your batteries with heart-based practices f mindfulness and movement. This non-residential Retreat that will give you the tools to navigate stress, chaos, and the challenges of everyday life.

Hot Chocolate for the Heart includes mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga, laughter yoga, Eastern and Western wisdom teachings, and free hot chocolate!


Saturday, December 10, 2016 (10am- 5pm)
Sunday, December 11, 2016 (10am- 5pm)


Parkgate Recreation Center
3625 Banff Court, North Vancouver, V7H 2Z8

Presented by:  Soaring Life Training

Early Bird: $295 (register before October 30)
Regular: $345
Friend discount:   Register with a friend or a family member and pay $500 total (i.e., $250 each!)

Payment method

INTERAC e-Transfer (preferred), cheque, money order, or cash.

For INTERAC e-Transfer use  Instructions for sending the e-Transfer will be sent to you after submitting your application (see bottom of this page).

Refund policy

A refund can be issued for a cancellation made prior to December 8th, less a $50 processing fee. Unfortunately, no refunds will be provided after December 8th.  Thank you for your understanding.

About the facilitators
Dr. Kasim Al-Mashat is a Registered Psychologist, Hatha Yoga, Laughter Yoga, and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher.  He has completed a six month retreat in Southeast Asia, and presented a TEDx talk on mindfulness.
Farah Moolji Nazarali is the Founder of Drishti Point Yoga Podcasts ( Farah is dedicated to promoting wisdom teachings that are inclusive and universal and believes that all paths lead us to service and love.   She has been teaching yoga classes, Workshops and Retreats for over 10 years.

How to register

To secure a spot, please fill in the form on Dr. Kasim Al Mashat’s webpage!  They will get back to you within two business days after you submit the applications.

Please contact us if you have any questions by e-mailing us at:  

We look forward to sharing this retreat with you!