Laughter Club

Ferntree Gully and Knoxfield Laughter Club

With the recent in person changes due to the Covid restrictions, we have chosen to go back to meeting behind the Ferntree Gully Library in person once a month, Zoom the rest and abandon the Knoxfield club. Laughter clubs are free and everyone is welcome. We meet in person at 11.00 am (updated time from being 10.30am) on the 2nd Sunday. We use Zoom on the 4th and 5th Sunday of the month. Go to the page click here. Download the  Laughter For Living + Laughter Club Flyer.

Laughter Yoga Background

The year was 1995 when it all began, the origin of the Laughter Yoga Community Clubs, who practice ‘laughing for no reason’ all around the world. Indian Physician, Dr Madan Kataria was impressed by Norman Cousins’ book Anatomy of an Illness and the research work by Dr Lee Berk on the benefits of laughter to one’s health and wellbeing. Madan decided to field-test the impact of laughter upon himself and others, gathering with four friends in a Mumbai public park. This happy little group had many bystanders, who quickly joined in and numbered over 50 after a couple of weeks. BUT, around that time it was discovered that either the jokes and humour ran out or became offensive and Dr Kataria went home to ponder how to change this. Otherwise it was felt that trying to laugh together on a regular basis would simply not work long term. Read more about the history and my involvement in my blog… Links to the laughter club pages follow this video: