Events Calendar


Calendar

1 – 5 September, 2014 Certified Laughter Teacher Training – Sydney
12 September, 2014 Pre-Conference Health Workshop – Christchurch
12 September, 2014 Pre-Conference Welltivity Workshop – Christchurch
13 & 14 September, 2014 2014 Aotearoa/NZ Laughter Conference – Christchurch
15 – 19 September, 2014 Certified Laughter Teacher Training – Christchurch
15 & 16 September, 2014 Certified Laughter Leader Training – Christchurch
17 & 18 September, 2014 Laughter Yoga Business Training – Christchurch
4 & 5 October, 2014 2014 Australian Laughter Yoga Conference – Brisbane
6 – 10 October, 2014 Certified Laughter Teacher Training – Brisbane
10 & 11 November, 2014 Certified Laughter Leader Training – Melbourne
22 & 23 November, 2014 Certified Laughter Leader Training – Auckland
Sunday 3 May, 2015 World Laughter Day

Certified Teacher Training

Become a teacher of Laughter Leaders
The training is fully accredited. You receive a Dr Kataria School of Laughter Yoga Certificate. You will learn the practical skills, and theory of laughter yoga, to be able to start a Laughter Club. You will receive Dr Kataria’s Laugh Alone DVD valued at $55. You will be able to go and train others how to run a Laughter Club. You will learn how to present Laughter Yoga to different groups. You will develop presentation and marketing skills to be able to get commercial opportunities.

Certified Teacher Training – Christchurch.
Training run by Merv Neal, CEO Laughter Yoga Australia and Workplace Wellbeing Welltivity and Certified Laughter Yoga Master Trainer.

Dates: Monday through Friday, 15 – 19 September, 2014.
Venue: Venue for training to be confirmed.
Cost: $795, includes GST, morning and afternoon teas and lunch.
Contact: Merv on 0408 552 269 or email mervneal@laughteryoga.org to register.

Certified Leader Trainings

Become a Laughter Leader
Not only will you expand your laughter horizons, you’ll have an ability you can share with others. You will learn the practical skills and theory of laughter yoga to be able to start a Laughter Club. This experiential and often life-transforming workshop is ideal for personal development and anyone interested in running a Laughter Yoga group. The training is fully accredited and you receive certification from the Dr Kataria School of Laughter Yoga upon completion of the workshop. The teachers present a combination of positive psychology and how to access unconditional laughter to give participants valuable tools for everyday life.

Certified Leader Training – Christchurch.
Training run by Merv Neal, CEO Laughter Yoga Australia and Workplace Wellbeing Welltivity and Certified Laughter Yoga Master Trainer.

Dates: Monday & Tuesday, 15 & 16 September, 2014.
Venue: Venue for training to be confirmed.
Cost: $395, includes GST, morning and afternoon teas and lunch.
Contact: Merv on 0408 552 269 or email mervneal@laughteryoga.org to register.

Certified Leader Training – Auckland.
Training run by Bob Harvey, certified Laughter Yoga Leader Trainer. Cost includes GST, official Training Manual & Certificate, vegetarian lunch and morning & afternoon teas.

Dates: Saturday & Sunday, 22 & 23 November, 2014. 9:00am to 5:00pm both days.
Venue: Auckland Women’s Centre, 4 Warnock Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland. Parking available.
Cost: $325 with two early bird specials: pay in full by 6 October 2014, $265; pay in full by 1 November 2014, $285.
Contact: Bob on +64 21 646 280 or Gay on +64 21 0635 035, or email laughteryoganz@gmail.com for details.
Forms: Download poster & registration form (PDF).

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2014 Aotearoa/NZ Laughter Conference

Thanks to Hannah Airey for all the hard work to make sure this Conference happens. Pre-Conference Workshops and Laughter Yoga trainings will be run in conjunction with the Conference and main details are listed below. For more information please go to the listed websites and/or email Hannah.

Dates: Saturday & Sunday, 13 & 14 September, 2014. 9am to 5pm both days, registration 8:30am.
Venue: Enterprise Precinct & Innovation Campus (EPIC), 76/106 Manchester St, Christchurch Central.
Cost: $375 or $295 if booked before 15 August, 2014. Laughter Leaders and Club Members $250.
Contact: Hannah on +64 21 998 109, or email hannah@workplacewellbeeing.co.nz for details.
Forms: Laughter Wellness Conference Flyer Download flyer (PDF).
Agenda: Programme and enrolment details, click on: www.laughterwellness.co.nz/conference-agenda/

Workshop 1: Wellbeing is so much more than what you eat and how you move

Shalani & Bruce McCray – Nurse, Naturopath, Herbal Medicine Practitioner, Coach and Personal Trainer.
9:30am to 12:30pm, Friday, 12 September. Cost $150 or $245 for both Workshops.
Today there is so much emphasis on diet and exercise yet the rates of lifestyle related conditions like cancer, diabetes, auto-immune disease and heart disease continue to rise exponentially. Could it be that just eating and moving in the ‘right’ way is not enough? And what is the right way anyway?
In this workshop you will learn: How your diet and exercise could actually be inhibiting your long term wellbeing; Optimal nutrition for YOU; Effective exercise for almost anyone, almost anytime; The missing pieces of the puzzle to achieving wellbeing.
For more details click on: www.laughterwellness.co.nz/product-category/workshops/

Workshop 2: Welltivity: Developing the Productive Workplace by Managing Stress using Laughter

Merv Neal – CEO Laughter Yoga Australia and Workplace Wellbeing Welltivity and Certified Laughter Yoga Master Trainer.
1:30pm to 4:30pm, Friday, 12 September. Cost $150 or $245 for both Workshops.
Studies with Deakin University last year reveal that Laughter Yoga can increase General Life Satisfaction, Personal Wellbeing, Mood, Self Esteem, Optimism, Control, and Workplace Wellbeing, while decreasing Stress, Depression, and Anxiety. Companies are embracing these approaches. Merv’s clients include the Victorian Health Industry, Department of Innovation, The CEO Institute, and The Executive Connection. This workshop will ignite your interest in new approaches to workplace productivity with attention to stress management and laughter.
In this workshop participants will learn: To identify business stress triggers; To identify personal stress triggers; What to do about them; Ways to increase workplace productivity; To pay attention to stress management through laughter.
For more details click on: www.laughterwellness.co.nz/product-category/workshops/

Laughter Yoga Business Training:

Merv Neal – CEO Laughter Yoga Australia and Workplace Wellbeing Welltivity and Certified Laughter Yoga Master Trainer.
Wednesday & Thursday, 17 & 18 September, 2014. Cost $395.
This 2 Day Business Training has been developed to enable the participants to know: How to present themselves to the business community in a credible way; How to be able to develop and deliver effective presentations and programs; How to run a financially sustainable Laughter Yoga business; How to get these opportunities through effective marketing.
At the end of this training you will be able to: Know how to create a Killer BIO; How to be able to develop and deliver effective presentations and programs; Know how to create and deliver paid Laughter Yoga sessions to a variety of groups; Know how to create and maintain a business strategy and plan; Know how to create a marketing plan to promote your business.
For more details click on: www.laughterwellness.co.nz/product-category/trainings/

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World Laughter Day

Make Laugh, Not War.
World Laughter Day is celebrated on the first Sunday in May. In 2015 it will be on the 3rd May. Details of celebrations held around the country will be posted as they are confirmed. Please click on the images below to view our picture galleries of past year’s celebrations.

AUCKLAND

We have the same venue as last year, the Western Springs Community Hall, Great North Road, opposite Western Springs Park. No registration necessary. Join us at 5:15pm on Sunday, 3 May 2015 for a Laughter Yoga session followed by complimentary tea and coffee. An optional vegetarian meal is available after the session for $18 – must be pre-paid by 28 April 2015 (contact your local club or email below for ordering). See flyer for details (PDF).

More info: Bob: 09 376 3496 and 021 646 280, Louise 027 475 3734, Gay 021 063 5035, or email laughteryoganz@gmail.com.

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REGIONAL EVENTS

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