Laughter Leader Training
Laughter Capital is affiliated with Dr. Kataria School of Laughter Yoga in India. Our training programs are offered in two formats:
- Full-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training, allowing you to discover the direct experience, philosophy, and basics of the approach and practice.
- Weekend-long Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training, allowing you to create a Laughter Club in the community, or work place, and to offer Laughter Yoga sessions in different contexts: conferences, events, workshops, retreats, one-on-one.
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Full-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training
This introductory training course is for people who are interested in acquiring a basic knowledge and understanding of the philosophy and practice of Laughter Yoga. It is particularly aimed at individuals who wish to conduct Laughter Yoga sessions in the workplace, but anyone who is committed to spreading Laughter Yoga will benefit from this training.
You will learn:
- The history of Laughter Yoga
- The physical, mental, and emotional benefits of laughter
- How to laugh without humour, and how to teach others to do so
- How to conduct laughter sessions
- Techniques for the workplace
- Laughter boosting techniques
Weekend-long Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training
Become a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader and help spread laughter in social laughter clubs, yoga & fitness studios, schools, healthcare/senior care facilities, and the workplace.
This course is ideal for individuals who are looking to expand their skill sets and bring more laughter into their lives and the lives of others. Please contact us and you will be added to our waiting list for next training.
The course is also suitable for companies, institutions and organizations wishing to train groups or teams within the organization. Please contact us for more details regarding Corporate Laughter Yoga Leader Training.
Over the weekend you will:
- Find out how the idea of Laughter Clubs originated
- Understand the need for Laughter Yoga
- Learn the physical, mental, emotional and societal benefits - and counter-indications - of Laughter Yoga
- Learn how to conduct a Laughter Session
- Learn laughter boosting techniques
- Find out how to start a Laughter Club
- Identify the role of the Anchor Person in a Laughter Club ... and much more
During the training, you will have ample opportunity to practice and polish your laughter leadership skills and get personal feedback. When you train with Sophie, you can be confident you are receiving the most accurate and direct rendition of the original training, as Sophie has been trained and certified by Dr. Kataria himself - founder of the worldwide Laughter Club movement.
The course will be of particular interest to:
- Yoga and fitness teachers
- HR and management training professionals
- Health care professionals
- Parents, teachers and sports coaches
- Entertainment professionals
- Senior/Cancer/HIV-AIDS care workers
- Sales and Marketing people
Your registration for the Laughter Yoga Leader Training Course includes :
- A Laughter Yoga Leader Certificate cosigned by Dr. Kataria and Sophie Terrasse from Laughter Capital, enabling you to get appropriate insurance in order for you to run Laughter Yoga sessions
- A Laughter Yoga Training Manual (electronic version) in which you will find everything you need to start your Certified Laughter Yoga Leader career
- A starting kit including a USB Key with printable material and a DVD with videos you can use during your presentations
- Dr. Madan Kataria's book Laugh for no reason
- An original, professionally printed, full-color Laughter Diploma from Laughter Capital
- Online Referral System - When you finish your training with Laughter Capital, you will be registered as a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader on the International Laughter Yoga Website, where you may receive referrals and inquiries from all over the world
- Future Savings - Laughter Capital students who wish to come back and take the training again as a refresher are given the opportunity to take future seminars at a significant discount. This is an unparalleled value
|Complimentary laughter tips and information once you Sign up.. These tips are as follows :
| 17 tips to add laughter into your life
| What happy people know
| A smile
|I joined Sophie's laughter class at a weekend getaway and was delighted with the amount of fun that I had, the workout that I got, AND the fact that I was so ...|
|CHEO - Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre
The parents from the Retreat in April really appreciated the time that you took with them. Some of the comm...|
That was the most fun I have had in a while!
I feel lighter, younger, and happy! I am hooked!!
I had a wonderful time; very enjoyable and such...|
|At work, we have an employee well being committee. This committee had invited Sophie to teach us a short laughter yoga class. It was a real eye-opener for me!...|
|It was absolutely astounding! I did not expect that at all. It’s one of the best stress management techniques I have ever tried. On top of the beneficia...|
|The CTV OTTAWA Management team recently scheduled a Laughter Yoga session as a different and offbeat teambuilding exercise. Everyone who participated thorou...|
|I loved it! I had fun! I have already given your information to some clients...|
|The laughter yoga class demo was great!...|
|A group of about 30 employees met on a Friday at noon, to learn what laughter yoga was all about. Sophie did not allow us to stay very long at our seats. She ...|
|Sophie's energy and passion for her work is very contagious. The ladies who attended her classes at the Ultimate Girls Getaway, at the Fairmont Tremblant, had...|
|"Laughter yoga was an incredible experience that truly brought out happiness in a stress-free environment. It's a great mind opener and a great exercise ...|
|After reading positive reviews about laughter yoga, I thought I would give it a try on my grade 12 girls and boys fitness classes. We were wrapping up a...|
|I enjoyed your workshop! I was tired from all the workouts and not enough sleep and it brought energy back! You are the perfect personality to lead this works...|
|Back in Toronto for a week, after a week-end of certification training with you to become a Laughter Yoga leader, I am still high. Sophie, I feel as revived...|
|The workshop proved quite beneficial for our team of new comers to laughter yoga. No one left the experience indifferent. Some participants loved ...|
|After my Laughter Yoga session, I found I was less judgmental and critical - I had an increased acceptance of everything it seemed. I was also able to remain ...|
|Laughing ... is fun!
Yes indeed! Despite all my skepticism, I decided to go out on a great laughter adventure… ha, ha, ha… that is, on Parlia...|
|Just a note to thank you for the short Laughter Yoga session you led at the meeting for all the personnel of my division.
The session has well attained its ...|
|We really appreciated the session that you gave during our retreat in la Diversité. The comments that I've heard were all very positive. It’s a v...|
|Coach Sophie Terrasse engaged Barrhaven Toastmasters in a twenty minute Laughter Yoga Icebreaker. Club members experienced firsthand the benefits this workout...|
|Oh, what a discovery, this laugher yoga. I arrived at the workshop having trouble to breathe because of a severe allergy reaction. I let Ms Terrasse know that...|
|Wow! Thank you for your valuable contribution to the 3i Summit. The imaginations, interactions, and inspirations from our energetic two days will stay with ea...|
|I take this opportunity, regarding your presence in my Alternative Intervention in Social Service class, to convey to you a few comments which were sparked by...|
|"I found laughter yoga to be a great pick-me-up. It woke me up and got my day started. I would definitely do it again."...|
|I am a workaholic yogini, so relaxing can be an effort for me! I thought the Laughter Yoga would be fun and within reason. Well... it surpassed my expectation...|
|It was absolutely astounding! I did not expect that at all… It’s one of the best stress management techniques I have ever tried. On top of the be...|
|I discovered this approach during a day dedicated to employees at Statistics Canada and I really liked it from the start.
After this first experience, I c...|
|Sophie Terrasse is an exceptional artist and peace maker. She is an expert in conveying Laughter Yoga to a variety of audiences, as she integrates the themes ...|
I just wanted to thank you for sharing Laughter Yoga with the children in our child care centre. As you will remember, your first visit was a grea...|
|I have attended Sophie’s Laughter Yoga class on several occasions as part of the Ultimate Girls Getaway weekend. Aside from it being an exciting, uplift...|
|Sophie has a youthful energy full of life and fun. Her teaching style is playful and she helps to bring out the child within; her laughter is infectious. She ...|
|In theatre, it's so important that actors build energy and overcome nervousness before any performance. Laughter Yoga was a true success in this regard, but i...|
|International Laughter Day Celebration, Parliament Hill, Ottawa
On a beautiful, sunny Sunday we assembled on Parliament Hill for a rather unusual activity; a...|
This was one of the best workshops I've ever experienced. The ICF would benefit greatly from having Sophie present/facilitate in front of th...|
|Every third Tuesday of the month, Mood Disorders Ottawa invites a guest speaker to make a presentation to members and the general public. The topics are usual...|
|I couldn’t imagine that it was possible for me to laugh for no reason at all, or that such an activity would be so beneficial; however, Sophie has that ...|
|As a writer, I am always searching for new ways to stay productive, and Laughter Yoga opens my creativity to new heights. In fact, I am now expressing my crea...|
|I wanted to let you know how much of a success your presentation was with those who attended the event. After each session, attendees are sent an online su...|
|Sophie is a very dynamic person with an incredible smile. She succeeded in a few minutes in getting all the people in our Toastmasters group to realize the ...|
|Before the session started, I told my friend that I had no expectation of good or bad and just to keep an open mind and enjoy the new experience that I was ab...|
A rallying workshop for the personnel!
Relaxes the atmosphere and allows us to laugh at ourselves!
Enthusiastic, lively, warm le...|
As a writer, I am always searching for new ways to stay creatively productive. Laughter yoga opens my creativity to new heights and improves my overall outl...|
|Sophie was born to lead Laughter Yoga. She glows like a 1000 bulb when she teaches. You leave her workshop refreshed, relaxed, and buoyant. It’s TRUE JO...|
|Thank you for your comprehensive presentation to our staff at the TriCounty Addiction Services, on 1 May 2009, about the work of Dr. Madan Kataria, laughter c...|
|Last December 7, on the occasion of the RGA's Holiday dinner, the business people in attendance all participated in the exercise proposed by the friendl...|
|Tired and laughing about it!
Thanks to Sophie Terrasse for the wonderful Laughter Yoga experience! Our Social Club is grateful for the impact it had on p...|
|I have done laughter yoga before. With Sophie it was a much more personal experience and I found that I felt more connected with my inner self. “...|
|Sophie is a natural Laughter Leader whose enthusiasm and energy is contagious! Her radiant smile and laughter fill up the room and put everyone in the mood fo...|
|Thank you of conducting the Laughter Yoga session for multicultural seniors group at Ottawa Community Immigrant Seniors Organization on August 9th, 2010.
|"I have to admit, at first I was a bit skeptical. However, the experience of Laughter Yoga with Sophie was amazing! It made me feel amazing and was very ...|
Thank you Sophie for bringing such sparkle and freshness to this conference.
|I felt really good doing the Laughter workshop and afterward. Sophie, you are an amazing leader and such a perfect fit for it. What a gift to you and to us wh...|
|I laughed so much today - boy did I laugh! I left your workshop with wings on my back and a light in my eyes. Thank you very much Sophie. I hope to put to goo...|