Ferntree Gully Laughter Club

1st & 3rd Sunday @ 11:00 am using Zoom
2nd, 4th & Sunday @ 11am in person

The Ferntree Gully Laughter Club has been going for 16 years and is a free community Laughter Yoga club. The laughter club movement founder, Dr Kataria encourages them to be voluntary and help in promoting world peace through the power of laughing together. We practice Laughter Yoga, which is laughter exercises combined with deep breathing. People who attend regularly take the spirit of laughter with them and find their sense of humour becomes sharper, they feel great, full of joy and energised. It is transformative in people’s lives and we would love you to join us there.

We meet behind the Ferntree Gully Library, near the rotunda, 1010 Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully. In inclement weather, you will find us behind the library, on the decking. It is for half an hour, followed by attending a local cafe for a coffee and chat.

Using Zoom – on the 1st and 3rd Sunday, at 11am. Ask to be added to the email database for notifications and you might like to join the Facebook group.

Testimonials by laughter club members are below for your reading pleasure.

You will find our laughter club to be a spontaneous session, with set laughs as well breaking out into playful fun, in the moment stuff. Each time we laugh, sing and dance as these three help create new brain pathways. Laughter is an aerobic exercise, which is energising and does help one to let go of inhibitions, getting many out of the comfort zone. It’s recommended to give it a good try, come along for two or three sessions before deciding whether to make it a habit, or otherwise.

John’s experience is that he becomes energised and says come along if you agree that getting out of your comfort zone can be good for you. John shares: I love it. Sometimes I go there feeling flat and don’t really feel like laughing and when I finish, I feel great. Yay for the transformational power of laughter!

Lynette and John Mitchell from the Ferntree Gully Laughter Club - Love to Laugh!

Member’s Testimonials

  • 2020 has been a most unusual year and there have been frequent times where l have felt not so human being disconnected from familiar faces, family and friends. That is where the practice of laughing yoga has been immensely beneficial and mentally uplifting.
    Without laughing with my friends l would have quickly lost my playful sense of being. Laughter fed my soul during those anxious times protecting me with a soothing, healing balm.
    Now, there isn’t a moment in each day l don’t laugh and smile which helps to strengthen my well-being and bolstering my sense of self. Which helps to make each day a little less stressful. Laughing yoga has become an essential part of my daily life. Tanya, Ferntree Gully.
  • The first time I came to the laughter club, I loved it. The people are lovely, I feel safe to be myself and leave feeling uplifted and full of joy. Although I am a naturally shy person, I am learning to overcome being shy with tools that help me, such as coming regularly to the laughter club. I always wore colours that did not draw attention and only now find myself dressing in more vibrant colours. People comment on how great I look in them which is very nice. I hope that my sharing will encourage shy people to come along too and see what laughter can do for them. Debbie, The Basin
  • Laughter Club has helped me to realise how a little bit of madness can clear my head.  I’ve found spontaneous giggling comes much easier, when combined with movement (dancing or jumping around).  Genuine caring is always in abundance at events – so good for the soul.  Susie, Upwey
  • I understood that laughter is “good for your health, and I did not laugh very much. So I searched the Internet and found details of the laughter clubs. I phoned Lynette, and turned up to Ferntree Gully Laughter Club one Sunday morning. I felt very welcome but also very, very uncomfortable. But the people there seemed to be enjoying themselves, and were doing a lot of laughing! So I thought. “These people obviously keep coming back! There must be something in this”. I kept coming back, and will keep coming back. I have discovered that I see the funny side of things often now, and have become a much happier person. Even my friends comment on the change. I have learnt that laughing, like any skill, requires practise until it becomes habit, and what better way to practise than at the laughter club! So come along and laugh with us! There is plenty to gain, but nothing to lose!  Lesley, Glen Waverley.

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Back to back laugh at the Ferntree Gully Laughter Club.

Laughter is important and the little dog Trixie is our mascot, trotting around us as we do our laughter exercises.