Video Snippets from our Happiness & Laughter Summit 2019
Laughter Clubs Victoria Inc
To Join Our Happy Community Fun & Free
Attending a regular laughter club session is an opportunity to meet with like minded people.
Laughter yoga sessions are beneficial on a physical, mental and emotional level.
Laughter clubs are for the benefit of people of all ages and abilities wanting to have fun
and laugh in a group to gain the benefits of laughter.
While you can laugh on your own for no reason, laughing with a group at a laughter club
session is contagious and is an enjoyable social activity.
Laughter Clubs are FUN & FREE
Who we are
Laughter Clubs Victoria Inc (LCVi) is an incorporated not-for-profit organisation run by a volunteer committee of management. It was founded in 2002 when laughter yoga teacher Phillipa Challis OAM and four like-minded laughter lovers formed an overarching body to develop and manage future clubs across Victoria.
Since then we have grown in leaps and bounds, with more than 40 plus clubs all over the State of Victoria and across Australia. Our mission is to have a Laughter Club in every postcode in Australia. Victoria is leading the way - being the happiest State in Australia with the most number of clubs !
Watch us on TV channel 7
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What do we do
Participants come together for 30 minutes, usually on a weekly basis and under the guidance of a trained Laughter Yoga Leader.
As a group, in our own special laughter club way, we introduce ourselves with a laugh. This leads on to the laughter exercises fused with yogic breathing; this releases the feel good factor, creating a positive state of mind and boosting optimism. The session takes on a wondrous tone with everyone having a great time feeling so good, so well and so alive.
Together we stretch and do some yogic breathing; share a variety of simulated laughing exercises; and break up each set of laughs with a clapping activity.
A variety of simulated exercises are shared and quickly turn into real laughter. The laughs are broken up with rhythmic clapping, simulated laughter and joyful interaction - the session bonds everyone together and brings to life the phrase 'laughter is the shortest distance between two people'.
Research and anecdotal evidence says 30 to 45 minutes of laughter in a group leaves your whole body buzzing for the rest of the day!
Participants come away feeling energised, enthused and eager to share more laughter with their family and friends.
Every week rain hail or shine you will find a Laughter club in session - fun and free. Go to Club Location to find one near you. Please click on Club Locations to find one near you.
World Laughter Day (WLD) 3rd May 2020 will be at the Federation Square Atrium from 11:00am to 12:00pm.
MindBodySpirit Festival 2019, the largest wellbeing event in Australia, happens twice a year in Melbourne on the Queen's Birthday long weekend and in November.
“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour”