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Christchurch Laughter Club Celebrates 8th Birthday!

In spite of its challenges (earthquakes, etc) the Christchurch Laughter Club is still running, and celebrates its eighth birthday on Sunday 22 March 2015, between 12pm and 1pm. They will be having a pot luck lunch at the club’s venue at Scottish Society Hall, cnr Edgeware Road and Caledonian Road, St Albans. Phone Hannah Airey on 021 998 109 for details.


Plans are under way for this year’s Laughter Yoga Conference, themed as Inspiring Community. The dates chosen are Saturday and Sunday, 12th and 13th September, 2015. The proposed venue is at Auckland’s Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre, which looks to have all the facilities we need at an affordable price.

Please make a place for this in your diary as you will want to be there. It promises to be the most fun event in the laughter calendar this year. The list of presenters is looking excellent, covering the wide field of laughter related experiences. More details will follow as they come to hand.

Laughter Yoga Helps Staff Destress


For their Mental Health Awareness Week, staff at Middlemore Hospital were able to take part in a Laughter Yoga session. The event was covered by Samantha Smith of the Manukau Courier as well as the Hospital’s own media people. See the Courier news item (16 October 2014) here [link to come].


The second Aotearoa / New Zealand Laughter Conference took place on 13th and 14th September, 2014, in Christchurch.

Conclusion: the more you laugh, the better you get!

A Conference Report can be found here.

Ciara Pratt, reporting for the Western Leader, posted this story and video on (of course) April Fool’s Day! Laughter Yoga – it’s not a joke!


To quote Dr Madan Kataria, the founder of Laughter Yoga,

“In Laughter Yoga, we don’t laugh because we are happy; we are happy because we laugh.”

Train as a Laughter Leader
22 & 23 November – Laughter Leader Training in Auckland.

Check out our Events Calendar to see details of these and other activities.