Since Laughter Yoga is a unique concept, a person needs to be trained as a laughter leader in order to lead a group of people through Laughter Yoga session and meditation.Whether it is a social laughter club, corporate session, LY for schools, seniors or people with special needs, Laughter Yoga exercises remain the same with slight variations according to the need of a group.
There are 3 levels of trainings:
- 2 Day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training (CLYL): These trainings are done by certified Laughter Yoga Teachers for 2 days, at the end of which the participants are certified as Laughter Yoga Leaders.
- 5 Day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training (CLYT): This is a 5-day intensive training course conducted by Dr. Kataria and authorized teacher trainers (Master Trainers). Certified Teachers can train other people as Certified Laughter Yoga Leaders and they have in depth knowledge about leading Laughter Yoga in different areas of application, along with promotion, marketing, PR and training skills.
- Certified Laughter Yoga Master Trainer (CLYMT) This is the Highest Level of Training in Laughter Yoga. Master Trainers are qualified to train and certify others as Certified Laughter Yoga Teachers (CLYT) & Leaders (CLYL). They are directly trained by Dr Madan Kataria, The Laughter Yoga Founder
What you will learn in Certified Leader Training
This is a basic training on how to lead a laughter session for social clubs, corporate organizations, seniors, school children and people with special needs. You will acquire the basic facilitation skills of how to lead a group of people through laughter session and meditation. You will also learn the history, concept, philosophy and different steps of Laughter Yoga and meditation.
Note: CLY leaders are not authorized to certify others as leaders.
What you will learn in Certified Teacher Training
After completing this training, you will be authorized to train Certified Laughter Yoga Leaders, start Laughter Clubs and add more laughter to your life. You will also be trained to conduct Laughter Yoga Seminars, Workshops for corporates, companies, hospitals, schools, colleges & universities, old age homes, prisons, children with special needs etc.
During the course, you will learn how to lead a group of people through simulated Laughter Yoga Techniques developed by Dr Kataria, and skills of converting this simulated laughter into real infectious and spontaneous laughter without using jokes, comedy or humor. You will be given an opportunity to lead a laughter session during practice sessions.
You will also learn the powerful technique of real and deeper Laughter Meditation, where you do not have to make any effort to laugh, and laughter flows like a fountain. You will be taught how to lead the people through guided relaxation and other grounding techniques. You will get the opportunity to watch many video presentations on Laughter Clubs, and the experience of Laughter Yoga in public parks, companies and corporations, schools for visually challenged persons, deaf and mute children, prisoners etc. Besides this, you will also learn how to do Laughter Yoga all by yourself.
Other skills that you will learn at CLYT training:
Organization SkillsMarketing, Advertising & PR SkillsCreating a core group and Leadership SkillsCommunication SkillsTraining skills to train laughter leadersVarious aspects of presentation to develop facilitation skills and different commands.
Laughter Yoga can be value added to the following professionals:
Alternative Therapist and Healers, Recreation Activity facilitators, Yoga/Tai Chi/physical fitness trainers, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists and Psychotherapists, Nurses, Social Workers, Counselors, Health Care Workers, Professional Speakers, HR Trainers, Clowns and Comedians.