Want to have more joy and laughter in your life?

Experience and learn a refreshing and innovative practice that provides a whole new approach to stress management as well as physical, mental, emotional and especially social well-being through laughter! Gain a leading edge in wellness.
The Laughter Wellness Level 1 training offers a solid foundation in Laughter Wellness, an interactive practice based on Laughter Yoga focused on developing a positive attitude and designed to improve physical, mental, emotional and especially social wellbeing and integration.
These are two days filled with laughter where you will not only learn more about how to facilitate Laughter Wellness interventions, but you’ll have lots of time and support to practice your own laughter skills in your unique way. All participants will receive a Certified Laughter Wellness Teacher, Level 1 diploma, and more (see further below).
Your teacher is Sebastien Gendry, the creator of Laughter Wellness. Sebastien has over 11 years of full-time experience teaching and training 1,000s of people on four continents. He has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show and many more national media.
You will be able to:

  • Explain the rational for using Laughter Wellness as form of complementary (lifestyle) medicine and psychosocial intervention.
  • Describe the key paradigm shifts in the Laughter Wellness rationale and method.
  • Discuss the main health benefits of laughter.
  • Discuss the contraindications of laughter and what to do with people at risk.
  • Discuss strategies to use the Laughter Wellness techniques and principles in your own life and work.
  • How to strengthen one’s self-confidence and self-image.
  • Reliable and sustainable ways to get a healthy D.O.S.E. of happiness (Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin, Endorphins) daily.
  • Outline the process for quantifying the efficacy of Laughter Wellness.
  • Successfully start and run a community laughter club.
  • Explain and demonstrate:
    • What Laughter Yoga is and how it works.
    • How to lead Laughter Wellness interventions with the general public.
    • How to capture people’s interest and wow them within the first couple of minutes of any program you offer.
    • How to transform a group of strangers into a unified team within seconds.
    • The five key reminders of Laughter Wellness.
    • The muscular difference between a fake and a true smile.
    • How to facilitate powerful laughter meditations.
    • Five essential grounding techniques + Pranayama exercises.
  • How to structure and run an effective debrief.
  • Four essential ideas to have participants interact more.
  • Over 60 exercises, activities and special techniques.
  • How to handle difficult people.
  • Four effective techniques to wrap up any Laughter Wellness intervention and how to get a standing ovation every time.
  • How to address 10 common challenges faced during Laughter Wellness interventions.
  • And more…

You will practice everything you learn, both in group and with a partner.

How it works

  Before Onsite After
What you get

Online training "Laughter for self-help" ($97 value. 1 year membership. Over 34 hours of learning material…)

Start your training as soon as you signup! There is a lot to learn, and the more you understand before you come to the in-person training, the more we’ll be able to do together.

  • 12 contact hours (2 days) of training.
  • Comprehensive training manual.
  • Certified Laughter Wellness Teacher, Level 1 diploma

Six monthly 20-minute webinar to review and answer current questions.

This is to make sure you fully assimilated what you learned at the in-person training and none of your questions remain unanswered.

Choose your training:

Pasadena, CA (USA) - Feb. 6-7, 2016

When: Sat February 6 - Sun February 7

Pasadena, CA (USA) - Apr. 2-3, 2016

When: Sat April 2 - Sun April 3

Pasadena, CA (USA) - June 4-5, 2016

When: Sat June 4 - Sun June 5


I know these words have been used before, but I swear they went through my head as well. By the end of the training, I not only had new core muscles, I didn’t want to leave. HOW MUCH FUN!!! I felt like I had changed. I definitively was NOT the same person I had arrived as. Are you ready to change from the inside out? If so, sign up for the next training with Sebastien! You’ll never be the same!!!
Lori Lee Saille, College Professor
Lori Lee Saille, College Professor

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