Laughter Yoga Leader Training

This two day Laughter Yoga Leader Training in Sydney will certify you to become a Laughter Yoga Leader, affiliated with Dr Madan Kataria’s International Laughter Yoga University.


When: Monday 26th September and Tuesday 27th September, 2016

Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm (both days)

Where: Bondi Pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach, NSW 2026

Cost: $395 including morning and afternoon tea on both days


Who should attend?

This training is specifically designed for people who are interested in:

– Establishing a community laughter club, to share the benefits of laughter for health and happiness, with their local community.

– Learning about laughter as lifestyle medicine and complementary therapy, for their own health and wellbeing.

– Starting and maintaining a health and wellbeing program, using the tool of laughter yoga, within their organisation or with their clients. This training is well-suited to:


  • Workplace Health and Wellbeing Officers
  • Teachers / Educators
  • Coaches, including Life Coaches, Social Coaches, Wellbeing Coaches
  • Health Care Professionals
  • Lifestyle Coordinators of Aged Care Facilities and Seniors Groups
  • Disability Support Workers
  • Community Group Workers
  • Community Volunteers


You will learn how to:

  • Effectively introduce the concept of laughter yoga to a group – by sharing your story, explaining the benefits of laughter yoga for holistic health, the reasons why laughter yoga is effective and how people can get the most out of a laughter yoga session.
  • Plan a laughter yoga session – you will receive a structured outline of a full laughter yoga session, strategically developed by Merv Neal – CEO of Laughter Yoga Australia, that you can use as an example of a reliable lesson plan, whilst you develop your own sequences and style. You will also gain an insight into the different categories of laughter exercises and explore appropriate ways to incorporate these into your sessions.
  • Create your own laughter exercises and vary existing laughter exercises to suit different themes – you will explore your own creativity and improvisational skills within a laughter yoga framework.
  • Put your knowledge into practise and deliver a laughter yoga session with a group – you will spend a significant amount of course time putting your skills into practise, in a supportive environment, with guidance from your teacher.
  • Identify the qualities and skills that make a successful laughter yoga leader – you will explore why each is essential and how you can nourish and/ or develop these skills.
  • Introduce and lead a laughter meditation –  to help participants achieve free flow laughter in a safe space.
  • Lead grounding exercises – to ground the energy of laughter and bring people into a state of balance.
  • Start and maintain a strong community laughter club or wellbeing program within your organisation.


You will receive:

  • A soft copy of the Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Manual.
  • Information about relevant insurance policies for laughter professionals.
  • A collection of grounding exercises.
  • Information about where to find valuable resources on therapeutic laughter online.
  • A certificate signed by Dr Madan Kataria, the Founder of Laughter Yoga and your trainer, Connie Costa.
  • Six month free Laughter Yoga University Prozone Membership.


After the Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training:

Connie is committed to developing the future of community laughter clubs and laughter-based wellbeing programs within various organisations.  She coordinates the Bondi Beach Laughter Club, a non-profit community give-back and runs weekly community laughter yoga classes. You will have the opportunity to consult with Connie one-to-one, about how you can achieve your laughter goals, eg starting a community laughter club, establishing a laughter-based wellbeing program, within your organisation or continuing your professional development to offer laughter workshops to a wider range of organisations.

About Your Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Trainer

Connie Costa - Laughter Yoga TeacherConnie is a Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher and Laughter Wellness Teacher, with over nine years of international school teaching experience. She has trained with Merv Neal, CEO of Laughter Yoga Australia and Sebastien Gendry, the founder of Laughter Wellness and the Laughter Online University. She is passionate about supporting new leaders, to achieve their goals and share the benefits of laughter for health and happiness, with others.


Connie is the founder and coordinator of the new Bondi Beach Laughter Club, which is sponsored by Waverley Council and Laugh and Live Well. She has presented tailored laughter yoga workshops for corporate organisations and workplaces, conferences, university students, schools, aged care facilities, community college classes, as well as Parkinson’s and cerebral palsy groups.


Connie attends ongoing professional development, including the annual national laughter conferences, where she presented in 2015. She writes a laughter blog, where she shares information with the community and other laughter professionals and has had educational articles published by the Laughter Online University.


Connie is committed to helping new leaders achieve their goals, connect with a network of like-minded people and access resources that are available, to support them as they start their journey.


For more information and booking details, contact Connie Costa on 0466 474 080 or email