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Laughter Yoga

Private workshops and events

Laughter Yoga is a fun and unique exercise system that can be tailored to fit into any ongoing program or as its own workshop or event.
It is suited for any age group and sessions can run for a duration that fits your needs.
You can book a session for a fun bonding experience with friends, create an uplifting mood before a dinner party, add it to a wellness program, energise and unite a crowd at a festival, and much more.
Here are just some of the private events we have catered to:

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Contact us for details on how Laughter Yoga can benefit you.

What is Laughter Yoga?

Laughter Yoga is a unique concept where anyone can laugh without reason. We don’t rely on sense of humour, jokes or comedy. Developed by Indian physician Dr. Madan Kataria, Laughter Yoga combines laughter exercises with yogic breathing (Pranayama). This allows more oxygen to enter the body making one feel more energetic, healthy and ridding the body of harmful toxins.
We laugh in a group and initiate laughter as a form of exercise. Through eye contact and child-like playfulness, laughter then becomes contagious and real. It is based on the scientifically proven fact that the body cannot tell the difference between ‘fake’ (as an exercise) and real laughter. You get the same benefits to your health, even from the first session!

Why Practice Laughter as a Therapy?

Laughter Yoga helps you laugh through life’s challenges. Anything can happen anytime, so it’s important to have a strong positive mental attitude ready to deal with any negativity that may come your way.
A natural laugh only lasts in 3-4 second intervals and depends on a real condition that may or may not happen. In a Laughter Yoga session you don’t leave laughter to chance. You get real benefits through exercises that provide 10-15 mins of continuous laughter which comes from the diaphragm. Our Joy Boosting class and workshops provide a safe environment and encouraging to learn how to relate to life, heal, rejuvenate and overcome challenges with self-confidence, trust and joy. It’s a commitment to your wellbeing.


Laughter releases endorphins, giving us the ‘feel good factor’.

Unleashes inhibitions, breaks down barriers.

Great team building tool encourages better communication.

Helps boost our immune system, which helps us resist disease.

Tones muscles, improves respiration and circulation.

Encourages positive thinking and creativity.

Relaxes the whole body by reducing stress and tension.

Laughter Yoga is like aerobic exercise. It’s a FUN & EASY way to stay healthy!

More on Therapeutic Laughter

Laughter yoga provides a non-intellectual path to laughter and helps counter stress and fear

Hearty laughter causes the brain to release chemicals that reduce stress within minutes. It is typical to measure a 70% reduction in stress indicators after just 10 minutes of laughter.

Laughter promotes a positive outlook

Hearty laughter quickly counters depression and negative outlook, especially when practiced within a group of peers. This is partly due to chemicals released by the brain and partly caused by a powerful emotional response to the group dynamics of laughter yoga.A positive mental state is very important when a person who is fighting a deadly disease like Cancer.

Laughter helps deal with pain

Hearty laughter causes the brain to release endorphin, a natural morphine that is also responsible for the ‘runner’s high’. A typical laughter yoga session can provide two hours of pain relief without drugs, making it easier for patients to retain full control of their mental abilities and keep their spirits high.

Laughter oxygenates the body

Ten minutes of hearty laughter leaves the body and all major organs superoxygenized. Ongoing cancer research shows a strong relationship between oxygen in our cells and the development of cancer. Nobel Prize winner (twice in the field of medicine) Dr Otto Warburg has shown the strong connection of oxygen in the cells to health. He says we fall sick due to lack of oxygen in our body cells. The lack of oxygen is due to poor breathing habits caused by stress and negative mindset. This causes us to breathe shallow, irregular breaths and hold are breath when under stress.

Laughter Yoga uses a combination of laughter exercises and yoga breathing to train our diaphragm and abdominal muscles to breathe deeply. This increases the net supply of oxygen to body cells and can play a significant role in preventing cancer by increasing oxygen levels in the body cells.

Laughter strengthens the immune system

Medical studies around the world have shown that ten minutes of hearty laughter has a sudden and dramatically powerful effect in strengthening the immune system. This is where Laughter Yoga can play an important role in bringing laughter from the body not from the mind. Laughter as a physical exercise helps to bring similar physiological and biochemical changes without involving the mind. This is much easier for most people to do laughter from the body, and still get the similar benefits.


  • NORMAN COUSINS, publisher of “ Anatomy of an illness” while battling a fatal illness in 1964 , discovered that just 10 minutes of mirthful laughter gave him 2 hours of pain-free sleep.
  • DR. WILLIAM P. FRY, psychiatrist, Stanford University, California was considered the father of ‘gelotology’ (the science of laughter). One of his studies confirmed that 20 seconds of intense laughter, even if ‘faked’, can double the heart rate for 3-5 minutes. One minute of intense laughter is equal to 10 minutes of jogging. Laughter provides good physical exercise and can decrease chances of respiratory infections.
  • DR. LEE BERK PhD, Loma Linda University Medical Center studied the effects of humour therapy on heart attack patients. He divided them in two groups, one with just standard medical care while the other watched humorous videos for 30 minutes each day. After a year, the ‘humour group’ had fewer arrhythmias, lower blood pressure, lower levels of stress hormones, and required lowered doses of medication. The non-humour group had two and a half times more recurrent heart attacks than the ‘humour group’ ( 50% vs. 20%).
  • DR. HUNTER (PATCH) ADAMS MD immortalised in film by Robin Williams, Patch inspired millions of people by bringing fun and laughter back into the hospital world and putting into practice the idea that “healing should be a loving human interchange, not a business transaction”.