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Newtown Laughter Yoga Club

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by Stella Bella (subscribe)
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Published September 5th 2012
Laughter Yoga is the brainchild of Dr. Kanta Katira. Already this revolutionary idea has become a global movement, sweeping the world with its simple and profound exercise routine. The laughter yoga clubs were like a seed of light, blooming at every corner of the world and spreading their positive energy around.

In Australia, we have The Laughter Yoga Australia Organization where you can find a range of training, business services, blogs and special events. You can find your local laughter yoga clubs on the website. In Sydney, we have seven laughter yoga clubs. They are located at Ashfield, Bondi Beach, Hornsby, Hunters Hill, Lindfield, Newtown and North Sydney.

I have attended the laughter yoga class run by the Newtown Laughter Yoga Club, organised by Usuff Omar. They meet every Saturday 10am at Campertown Memorial Park in Newtown. It is only five minutes walking distance from the Newtown train station. The class started with a brief introduction about laughter yoga and its principals and then we started the HoHoHaHaHa training for about one hour in total. During the one hour training, we learned European hugs, Hawaiian greetings, Chicken dances, which is Usuff's own laughter yoga style and the New Zealand Haka. At the end of the class, everyone clapped their hands saying "east or west, home is the best, young or old, laughter is gold". My experience with the class was very pleasant, although at first, the laughing was bit odd, but since laughing is contagious, it soon became genuine happy belly laughing. I felt so light and free after the class. If you want to find more about the classes run by Newtown Laughter Yoga club, feel free to contact Usuff Omar at
Laughter Yoga at Newtown King Street
Laughter Yoga at Newtown King Street

If you want to have the laughter yoga training in the comfort of your own home with your family members or friends, you can purchase the "comprehensive LY Training Kit" on Laughter Yoga Australia website. Or if you are interested in becoming a certified laughter yoga instructor, you can choose from the 3 levels of training led by Laughter Yoga International Organization: 2 Day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training (CLYL), 5 Day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training (CLYT) and Advanced Laughter Yoga Trainings [change 'trainings' to 'training' and insert space before bracket] (1/2 day or full day). More information can be found on the website:
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Why? Rejuvenate your spirit
Where: Sydney
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Laughter is great. However, isn't laughter yoga the brain child of Dr. Madan Kataria, an Indian physician from Mumbai (and NOT what you mention)?
by proft (score: 0|2) 3165 days ago
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