If you want to learn how to teach Laughter Yoga, the first step is to get trained as a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader. The Laughter Yoga Leader certification is an internationally recognized certification from Laughter Yoga International and Dr. Madan Kataria, the founder of Laughter Yoga. The Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training is given around the world by Certified Laughter Yoga Teachers. Up until 2020, Dr. Madan Kataria only allowed Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Trainings to be facilitated in person. With the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic, Dr. Kataria has blessed Certified Laughter Yoga Teachers to deliver the Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Trainings online.
Now you can learn directly from Celeste Greene — Online!
This fun and comprehensive Certified Laughter Yoga Leader training is delivered as a hybrid learning model:
First, there are short video modules that you complete at your own pace. The comprehensive video training is delivered through a learning management system that checks your learning along the way and gives you feedback that you are grasping the course content.
Second, the training includes lifetime access to private group coaching sessions with Celeste.
Private group coaching sessions are held twice weekly and explore a topic of interest to Certified Laughter Yoga Leaders in more detail and give new leaders a chance to practice leadership skills.
As a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader in training you have the opportunity to personally connect with Celeste twice weekly in private online group coaching sessions as well as her twice weekly free Laughter Club.
On Tuesdays from 7:30-8:00pm EST is an optional open to the public online Laughter Club session followed by a private group coaching session from 8:00-9:00pm EST.
On Fridays from 11:30-11:50am is an optional open to the public online Laughter Club session followed by a private group coaching session from 12:00-1:00pm EST.
Private group coaching sessions are offered six Saturdays per year from 12:00-4:00pm EST. The dates of the Saturday sessions in 2021 are:
- February 27
- March 27
- April 17
- July 17
- October 2
- November 13
You get to enjoy an online community of fellow Certified Laughter Yoga Leaders twice weekly on Zoom. How cool!
Drop into the group coaching sessions after you finish the video modules, or if you run into questions along the way. You can bring questions or just bring yourself ready to learn and have fun.
Have questions about the training?
What will I learn in the Laughter Yoga Leader Certification?
The intensive training program offers a solid foundation in Laughter Yoga theory and practical application.
As a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader, you will be able to:
- Facilitate Laughter Yoga in person and online
- Discuss the health benefits of therapeutic laughter
- Apply techniques that create positive behavioral change in people, organizations and communities
- Incorporate Laughter Yoga techniques in your life and work
- Use reliable and sustainable ways to get a daily D.O.S.E. (Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin, Endorphins) of happiness
- Build “laughter muscles,” enabling laughter to come naturally to you
- Effectively lead over 40 different Laughter Yoga exercises
- Confidently facilitate Laughter Yoga sessions with the general public, corporations, older adults and children.
- Quickly transform strangers into a unified group
- Facilitate powerful laughter meditations, grounding techniques and Pranayama breathing exercises
- Address challenges faced during Laughter Yoga sessions
- Run a successful Laughter Club
- Market your Laughter Yoga services and make money with Laughter Yoga
Why Should I Train with Celeste?
I am an entrepreneur focused on helping individuals and groups achieve their fullest potential and experience more authentic and deeper states of happiness.
I became a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader in 2010 and a Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher in 2011 with Sebastien Gendry and Jeffery Briar, respectively. In addition to learning from their expertise, I have taken advanced workshops with Dr. Madan Kataria, the founder of Laughter Yoga.
For over a decade I have regularly facilitated in-person and online Laughter Yoga sessions and interactive keynote presentations. I have taught dozens of Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Trainings.
A highly sought-after speaker, I have presented at TEDx Centennial Park Women and to numerous Fortune 500 clients from a variety of industries, including Cox Communications, Deloitte, and Invesco, to name a few. My work has been featured in a number of media outlets, including CNN, Forbes.com, Psychology Today, 11Alive News, and Fox 5.
I have also hosted a free Laughter Club for over a decade. My free Laughter Yoga club meets online on Zoom twice weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays. The group is completely free and is open to everyone.
I love to laugh and to help others laugh. I even performed in weekly shows as an improv comic at Whole World Theatre for several years before discovering Laughter Yoga.
If you think you might like to facilitate Laughter Yoga or Laughter Exercise with seniors, then I’m your girl. My extensive work with older adults inspired me to complete my Master of Arts in Gerontology at Georgia State University in 2014. During my time at Georgia State University, I developed the LaughActive group exercise program for seniors. The program combines intentional laughter with a dedicated strength, balance, endurance, and flexibility exercise program. I was principal investigator of a rigorous evaluation study illuminating the health benefits of laughter exercise among assisted living residents. My study was published in The Gerontologist, a prominent peer-reviewed academic journal in the field.
I empower others to facilitate Laughter Yoga through the online an in-person Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training and LaughActive® with Seniors online training.
Let me be your laughter lady!
What Can I Do with a Laughter Yoga Certification?
This is great training for anyone who wants to bring more laughter into your own life and into the lives of others. Laughter Yoga can be value added to the all kinds of professional toolboxes including that of recreation and activity directors, fitness trainers and yoga teachers, physical occupational and speech therapists, social workers, health care professionals, entertainment professionals, comedians, senior care workers, marriage and family counselors, sales managers, tourism professionals, and anyone who wants to add more laughter to their work and their life.
The training is also a great refresher for existing Certified Laughter Yoga Leaders and Certified Laughter Yoga Teachers who want to feel more confident leading laughter sessions. Take advantage of the pandemic timing and the ability to get certified as a Laughter Yoga Leader online while it still lasts.