Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher
|Time||: 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturday at 10.30am|
|Venue||:20 Oconnor Road, Knoxfield VIC, Australia|
Knoxfield Laughter Club
|Website||: https://laughterforliving.com.au/laughter-clubs/knoxfield-laughter-club/||Testimonial||:||Youtube||: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy4e0jkxcu1a1ske91ev9Og?view_as=subscriber|
Knoxfield Laughter Club
Laughter is better than going to the doctor!
We meet at 10.30am on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturday of the month. Check dates on the side bar, as days occasionally alter. Find us under the trees between the buildings at Carrington Park Leisure Centre, where there is cover on wet weather days and we are also permitted to go inside the building. The address is 20 O’Connor Road, Knoxfield. It is wise to book before coming the first time.
Here is a short video made by Big Review TV for the other laughter club, which will provide you with a feeling of what we do. I hope to see you soon! Click here for the video. There’s a downloadable brochure further down this page.
The ‘parent’ Ferntree Gully Laughter Club has been going for 13 years and the Knoxfield Laughter Club commenced on 17 March, 2018, so is still an infant. My husband John went along with me, as I have wanted to lead a Saturday morning club for a while. We do exercises at the venue and I had a lightbulb moment. What a fantastic venue to start a laughter club”. It is also free as we do it outside with no overheads and the Founder, Indian Physician Dr Madan Kataria, wishes them to be that way, free and open to everybody without discrimination. His motto is ‘World Peace Through Laughter and from my experience, laughter is making huge differences in peoples lives.
Longer attending and more experienced Laughter Club members contribute in leading the laughter exercises. We do not tell jokes at laughter club and practice ‘fake it till you make it’ because when we are new there may be uncomfortableness or resistance to laughing ‘for no reason’. This quickly changes as a general rule and we definitely encourage everyone to give it a go as we strongly believe in the benefits of personal growth, which means getting out of your comfort zone. John confirms this and says he becomes energised and to stretch yourself – use the opportunity to get out of your comfort zone; we need to keep on learning and experiencing new things. What’s more, scientific research has proven that Laughter Yoga is very good for you and is fast becoming accepted as a beneficial, even healing modality.
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!