Contact Us2019-03-15T12:34:33-09:00

For practical purposes we manage all our email correspondence through our mother company The Laughter Consultants, LLC. Please click here or on the image below to contact us online. Alternatively you can call us at +1.626.755.5999 or email us directly at [email protected]. We look forward to connecting with you!

The Laughter Consultants, LLC

Have you seen our frequently asked questions?

Do you offer Humor Therapy training?2019-03-23T10:08:07-09:00

Not really.

We do use and work with humor a lot, but what we teach is particular in that it’s not about finding things that people find funny, but rather how to experience fun and celebrate the joyful best of humanity and what brings us together. As such what we do is universal because it’s about making laughing a choice rather than the response to an external stimuli.

If humor is your particular field of interest I invite you to check out if you are in Europe and/or as both these organizations have done a remarkable job in their field.

Are the training materials available for review after completion of my chosen course?2021-05-17T22:13:49-09:00

When you subscribe to any of our online trainings you get access to all of the included resources as long as your membership remains active.

Are there contraindications to laughing?2018-04-06T16:20:06-09:00
Are there hidden fees?2018-05-30T12:50:14-09:00

There are no hidden fees. What we advertise is what you pay, and that’s it.

Are there minimum health requirements to attend an in-person training?2018-05-30T12:50:14-09:00

Each individual participating in any of our in-person program is responsible for his or her own insurance needs (be it accidental and or medical). By signing up to any of our workshops, trainings or events you implicitly agree that you have read, agree without reserve and comply with all of the following:

  1. You have read and fully understand that Laughter Wellness exercises are equivalent to any other aerobic exercise and therefore accept full responsibility for your physical fitness and declare that you are able to participate in this event.
  2. You release the facilitators/teachers/instructors from any liability, should there be any accidental injuries that may occur during the laughter yoga exercises.
  3. You have consulted your physician and are able to participate in your chosen event. You further declare that you are not suffering from any of the following conditions: uncontrolled high blood pressure, heart disease, epilepsy, any kind of hernia, severe backache or major psychiatric disorder.

Health disclaimer, liability waiver and release

We are enforcing the following waiver because of our sincere concern for your best health and safety. It is our hope that it will help you make an informed decision as to if and how you should proceed with the exercises presented to you in our products, trainings and services.

Although voluntary laughter exercises have proven to be safe in most instances, individuals with physical or psychological medical histories should definitely consult the appropriate medical health professional for specific guidance prior to using these or any exercise routine.

  • I understand that I am learning only techniques to help improve health and personal wellbeing from my Laughter Wellness facilitators, teachers, instructors and providers (herein referred to as Facilitators)
  • I understand that the facilitators are not medical health providers and the individual instruction they are offering is not to obtain information about my personal physical or emotional health.
  • This individual instruction is to obtain educational information on skills to implement simulated laughter exercises and not for providing personal health advice.
  • I understand that the facilitators are not treating any physical or emotional condition that I may have.
  • I am totally responsible if I choose to implement any techniques that I learn from the facilitators and realize I need not accept any educational information that the facilitators present in this laughter session planner.
  • I recognize that it is my personal responsibility to consult my physician before implementing any techniques that the facilitators discuss in their individual instruction.

If the information presented in any of the courses offered by facilitators is used without consultation and approval of a physician, the individual will be diagnosing for him or herself. No responsibility is assumed therefore by the facilitators for the use of the information contained in these courses in lieu of a doctor’s services. Some of the techniques discussed in the instruction may be dangerous when improperly used. I accept that it is my full responsibility if I attempt to self-treat based on information in these instructions. The information presented in all the courses offered through the facilitators are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Are your trainings endorsed by any known international yoga institute?2018-05-30T12:50:14-09:00

No, but then to our knowledge no Laughter Therapy training in the world, whatever the tradition, is currently endorsed by any known international yoga institute.

For reference, know that we are an approved training provider of the IICT:

Are all your diplomas internationally recognized?2018-05-30T12:50:14-09:00

Yes, our diplomas are recognized internationally, however please check your own country and state requirements for full details specific to you and your area. All around the world people will know that you trained with a leading expert in the field and this will reflect positively on you.

For reference, know that we are an approved training provider of the IICT:

Are your trainings tax deductible?2018-05-30T12:50:14-09:00

Money spent on continuing education, when taken to maintain and improve professional skills, is tax deductible. There are also other business circumstances that may make such expenses tax deductible. Please contact your accountant for details.

Can I download the videos?2018-05-30T12:50:14-09:00

Yes, you can. What you can’t do though is share them or post them online. Unless explicitly mentioned otherwise, all of the material inside the LOU campus (that’s everywhere on our website after you have had to login) is copyrighted and we take this topic very seriously. In general: We already share a lot of free resources. Please respect our work.

Can I get a copy of the training on a CD or DVD?2021-05-17T22:14:14-09:00

We do not provide a CD version for any of our online trainings at this point in time.

Can I login from any computer with my username and password, or am I limited to a single computer?2018-05-30T12:50:14-09:00

Yes, you can login from any internet-connected computer. However, you can only be logged in to one computer at a time. Our automated system monitors your logins and usage. If it appears that the system is being abused, you will be alerted. You should consider changing your password by editing your profile in the Members area to stop further activity. If continued abuses are logged, you may be in violation of our Terms and Conditions, and your account may be reviewed for possible cancellation.

Can I sign up for one of your online trainings and allow multiple users to access it?2018-05-30T12:50:14-09:00

No, you cannot.

First of all this will annoy everybody if you all use the same computer as our learning system keeps track of one person’s progress per account.

Second this will put you at risk of an automatic account freeze as this is a breach of agreement and our server tracks the number of individual IP addresses accessing each individual account.

Third, and to be clear, each subscription is only valid for one person. We offer significant discounts for multiple users, making it worthwhile getting a subscription for each employee. Please contact us for multi-user pricing.

Can I take the courses on my iPhone or smartphone?2019-03-14T07:40:27-09:00

Yes. Desktop and laptop computers, tablets and smartphones all have access to the same resources. The only technical limitation is the size of your screen.

This being said, you can also take a shower with a raincoat on – it’s technically possible – but that’s not necessarily the most enjoyable way to do that.

It’s whatever works best for you, really.

Can I take more than one training at a time?2019-03-14T07:48:12-09:00

This is not something we typically recommend but it may be relevant in particular cases. Please contact us to discuss.

Can I use the training to help myself?2018-04-06T16:20:38-09:00

A good education as a laughter teacher begins with understanding yourself and using strategies to improve your own life and circumstances. When you are courageous enough to work on yourself, you gain the experience and “muscle” to help others in a more effective and heartfelt way. Most of our students experience significant personal growth during the first several months, and then learn how to use that personal change to help others.

Can I videotape or do a sound recording of the training?2018-05-30T12:50:14-09:00

We allow informal and low-tech videotaping or sound recording of the workshop provided (1) it is for personal use only and (2) it does not interfere with the class.

Can one make a part-time or full-time living as a teacher of laughter?2018-05-30T12:50:14-09:00

The answer is yes, and.

Many people who train as a Laughter Professional with a reputable organization add several $1,000s to their annual income. Many of our own students do so, helping their own clients of all ages to laugh to “live fully until they die” in a variety of social, professional and corporate settings. Note however that for them laughter is an extra revenue stream. It’s not their sole source of income.

To our knowledge however there are less than 100 full-time Laughter Professionals in the world today (we’re not counting clowns, comedians, humorists or entertainers.) The unpleasant truth is that being self-employed is not easy in any field of activity. According to Bloomberg, 8 out of 10 entrepreneurs who start businesses fail within the first 18 months. Relying on yourself for your income is a very different ballgame from receiving a monthly check, rain or shine. Nobody will come come running after you just because you have learned something that’s truly amazing. Are you ready for the challenge?

There is lots of value in having an experienced business coach who can help you grow faster and avoid costly mistakes, and that’s why we offer the Laughter Wellness Consultant certification program.

Overall here is our default advice if you plan to do it on your own:

  • Don’t plan on quitting your full time job just yet. Start somewhere and build from there. Gain some expertise both facilitating laughter interventions AND as public speaker.  You will typically only be able to start calling yourself a Laughter Professional after a minimum of 50 hours of hands-on practice and its associated feedback process to make sure you keep growing, nor merely doing more of the same.
  • Get comfortable selling. One way to learn that skill for free is to volunteer doing fundraising a few hours per week for a local widow’s and children’s fund until you are not afraid of knocking on doors and be rejected anymore.
  • Educate yourself on how to best market and sell a service. Lots of good books have been written on that topic. (See a suggested link below.) Remember that there are no mistakes, only learning curves.

Here are resources you should study:

Do I have to attend the classes or calls live?2021-05-17T22:14:44-09:00

This depends on the course you are enrolled in and what you really want to achieve. As a rule of thumb we require that you attend a minimum of 70% of the live training sessions included if you want to graduate. If you fail to do so then you will only receive a certificate of participation. If a person has an illness or an accepted reason for not completing the program, an option to re-enroll in the following session may be granted in order to complete the graduation requirements.

Do I need any particular software to access the online trainings?2019-03-14T18:51:20-09:00

In general: We live in an increasingly complex world that needs not be intimidating. Make sure all your software are up-to-date and you will never have any problem, anywhere. If you can read this and did not have to wait undue amounts of time for this page to display, you most likely already have all the technology you need to enjoy most of the tools in our online training suite.

In particular: We use to facilitate our live trainings, so you may have to download their free application. Go to now to see if you have it already or not.

As a rule of thumb, a DSL connection with a downstream bandwidth of at least 1 Mbps or higher is recommended for smoothest playback of online videos. You can test your downstream bandwidth at

Do I need special insurances to be a teacher of laughter?2018-05-30T12:50:15-09:00

In general: This will depend on your country, state, and the types of people you help. Please check the specific guidelines and requirements for you and your area.

In particular: If you have checked and you are not covered by anybody else’s general liability policy, then it is a good idea to get your own for peace of mind. You may want to review your existing insurance policies and/or ask your insurance broker for advice. You may not need a new plan.

For insurance purposes Laughter Wellness professionals are akin to fitness or yoga professionals. The cost of public liability insurance in the USA varies between $125 and $300 per year. Popular insurance companies include, www.sportsfitness.comIDEA Health & Fitness Association and Yoga Journal.

Read more.

Do you have free trainings?2019-03-14T18:54:07-09:00

Here are the free options that we offer.

  1. Get your free Laughter Wellness starter kit.
  2. Read and practice along the videos on How to Kick-Start Your Laughter And Keep It Going
  3. Subscribe to our free membership and study and practice what you will find there, in particular in the LOU TV section.
  4. Join a Laughter Club near you, online or on the phone.
  5. Read our article “How to get what you want.

Success to you!

Do you offer a training that entitles me to run my own Laughter club?2021-05-17T22:15:16-09:00

There are no legal requirements to run a laughter club. All laughter education does (ours and everybody else’s) is (1) help you learn much faster the art and science of laughter therapy and avoid time-consuming and costly mistakes and (2) give you access to an established brand name and material. It does come with an upfront price, but saves you lost of time, headaches and therefore money in the end.

Do you offer Continuing Education Credits (CNEs, CMEs)?2018-05-30T12:50:24-09:00

We do not offer continuing education credits at this point in time but this is something we are working on so stay tuned. In the meantime we are happy to provide all the needed documentation for you to apply yourself with your state professional board.

Do you offer discounts or scholarships?2021-05-17T22:16:59-09:00

We do offer group discounts (Contact us for more information) but do not offer scholarships at this point in time. If your budget is tight for whatever reason we encourage you to do the following:

  1. Get your free Laughter Wellness starter kit.
  2. Read and practice along the videos on How to Kick-Start Your Laughter And Keep It Going
  3. Subscribe to our Bronze membership and study and practice what you will find there, in particular in the LOU TV section.
  4. Join a Laughter Club near you, online or on the phone.
  5. Read our article “How to get what you want.

Success to you!

How do I get there and where do you recommend I sleep?2018-05-30T12:50:25-09:00

You will receive a summary email about the exact location of your chosen training and nearby sleeping options as soon as you sign up. If your chosen training is in the USA here is a list of free resources you may find useful in planning your trip:

  • Check airlines fares through
  • Get from the airport to your destination using Supershuttle shared taxis, Uber or Lyft.
  • Find nearby hotels using the training address with Consider the alternative, or even if you are on a budget.
  • Contact your teacher directly and tell them what your needs are! S/he may be able to help you connect with another participant driving from your area, or looking to share a hotel room.
What is the difference between Laughter Wellness and Laughter Yoga?2021-05-17T22:26:05-09:00

The short answer: Laughter Wellness is to Laughter Yoga what US English is to British English: same roots but a very different culture. Overall Laughter Yoga is about laughter and what Dr K calls “childlike playfulness”, which the non-initiated often perceive as silliness. Laughter Wellness is about wellness and celebrating the best of humanity.

Laughter Yoga
Laughter Wellness
An exercise regime that has become a world brand. A complete wellness and well-being workout that is often white labelled.
Follows the Laughter Yoga protocol in which the strongest emphasis is on playful laughter exercises. Follows the Laughter Wellness protocol that incorporates a series of cognitive-behavioral therapies to arouse smiling, laughter, pleasant feelings and positive energies.
Built and primarily focused on voluntary, simulated laughter. Leans on having participants doing everything big and loud. Tends to be high energy and on the joyfully crazy/silly side of life. A recent trend has been to blend it with mindfulness breathing techniques. (…which Laughter Wellness has been advocating and encouraging people to use for over a decade.) Builds on intentional laughter and the mindset that comes with it, and focused on mindfulness and wellness/well-being. Leans on doing everything gently and allowing people to participate at their chosen level of comfort. Tends to have a slower pace, include a great variety of exercises and activities, and be more grounded and mainstream. See Sebastian Gendry’s youtube channel.
Is about having fun. Advocates childlike playfulness. Is about arousing smiling, laughter, pleasant feelings and positive energies. Advocates developing a healthy and sustainable adult relationship with our inner child.
Promotes health, joy and community with a strong emphasis on happiness and World peace through laughter. Promotes health, joy and community with a strong emphasis on peace of mind and an inner locus of control.
Iconic quotes: “Laugh for no reason” and “Fake it until you make it.” Iconic quotes: “Choose to laugh” and “Face it, don’t fake it.
Very popular in the world of community laughter clubs. A source of inspiration and ideas for laughter, healing, service and education professionals.

18 minutes with Dr Madan Kataria, creator of Laughter Yoga:

12 minutes with Sebastian Gendry, creator of Laughter Wellness:

What seasoned Laughter Yoga professionals say about Laughter Wellness

I forgot my login details/password. How do I login?2018-05-30T12:50:25-09:00

Go to the LOU login page at
At the bottom right of the login box click on the link “Forgot password?”
That’s it!
Enter your known login ID or your email address and a new password will automatically be sent to you.

Is internet access always required?2018-05-30T12:50:25-09:00

This is one of those questions that’s both a yes and a no. You can download a lot of our material and study it offline but not all of it. Overall, having easy access to a good broadband or network connection will guarantee an optimal experience of our online training modules. If you do not have a computer and/or internet access, then consider visiting your local library. Most have those and offer them as a free service to the general public.

Is there any possibility for workshops/courses being offered closer to [name of your location]?2018-05-30T12:50:25-09:00

Yes, of course!

Please see our partnering overview page.

Is there opportunity for entrepreneurship once the course is completed?2018-05-30T12:50:25-09:00

There seems to be more than one question embedded in this one.

For the most obvious: You are free to use your laughter skills at your training level anywhere and everywhere you believe they are needed, and we’ll be there to support you on your journey should you have any question.

For what you may be really asking: Can one make a part-time or full-time living as a teacher of laughter?

Can you certify me as a Laughter Yoga Leader or Teacher?2021-05-17T22:27:52-09:00

We love Laughter Yoga and played a major role ourselves in helping it reach a global audience, but no that’s not what we teach and therefore we do not offer Laughter Yoga Leader or Teacher certifications. See us more as the logical next step. Laughter Wellness incorporates everything Laughter Yoga teaches and more, but within a much wider framework and following a different protocol that we’ve found is better adapted to Western audiences.

Read more.

Is your site reliable? Is it safe to supply my credit card online?2018-05-30T12:50:25-09:00

The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card numbers) on our website, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). When Credit Card details are collected, we simply pass them on to our bank in order to be processed as required. We do NOT store credit card information on our local server. We follow generally accepted industry standards (firewalls and other security measures) to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. Read our privacy policy.

You are welcome to call us at +1 626 755 5999 in case you prefer to pay on the phone. We also accept money orders.

Should you ask participants to sign a non-disclaimer form each time you laugh together?2018-05-30T12:50:25-09:00

Ignore everything the fear-mongers have to say: In the end it’s only up to you.

If you resonate with the idea and it makes you feel more comfortable, then the answer is absolutely yes (You can download a template disclaimer form here (In microsoft .doc format: This form is offered as a service only and has not been reviewed by a lawyer. I do not guarantee its legal validity.) They have value as a form of prevention, in that they reinforce the message that people are responsible for their own health. From a legal viewpoint, however, they offer no real protection. In the USA a non-disclaimer form must be read out loud and signed in front of a witness to be valid in Court, and even that is not a guarantee you will win a lawsuit.

Just for the record, several laughter practitioners and Community Laughter Clubs have been taken to court over the years in various countries around the world, but none for health reasons so far. The consistent complaint is noise disturbance, and the request of the attacking party is to “stop the cacophony.” Read a typical example here.

What do I need to wear / How should I dress for an in-person training?2018-05-30T12:50:25-09:00

Unless otherwise specified there is no dress code for our trainings and workshops. Bring any clothes that make you feel good.

What is your cancellation and refund policy?2018-05-30T12:50:37-09:00

Online Trainings and Subscriptions

All our online trainings and subscriptions come with a full 30 day money back guarantee. If you’re not satisfied, then we’re not. To get your refund simply contact us and kindly tell us the reason for your refund request, so that we can learn from it. We stand behind our products and are committed to your success because we want to grow with you. Your refund will occur within 30 business days following your cancellation.

In-person Trainings

We realize that work and personal commitments may change, and the date originally booked may no longer be suitable. It is vital that our office is notified at the earliest possible time, if you are unable to attend the course

All cancellations and transfers must be made in writing, signed and faxed to +1 800 963 1385. We will confirm receipt within 48h. If you do not hear back from us within 48h of your cancellation or transfer request, you must call us at +1 626 755 5999.

  • We’re easy and understand that all cancellations are due to unforeseen reasons. As a rule of thumb we will always refund you what you have paid us in full, minus a fixed administration fee of US$50.00 per delegate.
  • Note however that there are regular instances when our events do sell out. If this is the case  and you notify us only within the last 7 days prior to course commencement, then sadly yes, 100% of the course value is payable. Should this happen to you and as a sign of goodwill then we will offer you to transfer your registration to another of our events.
  • If a delegate does not attend and notice of cancellation or transfer has not been made in writing then the invoiced amount is still payable.
  • Transfers, credit notes and gift vouchers are valid only once. If you are unable to attend the course the full amount is still payable.
  • Replacement participants are welcomed at no additional cost.

In Case We Cancel – Anything can happen any time to anybody, including us. The Laughter Online University and its parent company The Laughter Consultants, LLC, reserves the right to cancel any program at any time. If we cancel a program, you will receive a full refund. We recommend you contact your travel agent to purchase travel insurance in the event that you need to cancel or change your travel plans.

What is your refund policy?2018-05-30T12:50:37-09:00

All our online trainings and subscriptions come with a full 30 day money back guarantee. If you’re not satisfied, then we’re not. To get your refund simply contact us and kindly tell us the reason for your refund request, so that we can learn from it. We stand behind our products and are committed to your success because we want to grow with you. Your refund will occur within 30 business days following your cancellation.

What will I be able to call myself once I complete the training?2018-05-30T12:50:38-09:00

We recommend you use the title associated with your training level. Claim it with pride. It has value.

When can I start working with clients?2018-05-30T12:50:38-09:00

Any time you feel ready. This is a very personal decision and often has a lot to do with one’s previous life experience. We recommend you teach a minimum of 50 laughter sessions before you consider selling your laughter services. In the meantime, attend your local Laughter Club or start one yourself to build your confidence. We also recommend that you start explaining what you are learning to friends and family members. Teaching is often the best way to learn and it will be great practice for your client work.

Where can I buy public liability insurance to teach Laughter Wellness?2018-05-30T12:50:38-09:00

If you have checked and you are not covered by anybody else’s general liability policy, then it is a good idea to get your own for peace of mind.

Always give ample of consideration to safe practice if you choose to go without! You may also want to review your existing insurance policies and/or ask your insurance broker for advice. You may not need a new plan.

For insurance purposes Laughter Wellness Teachers are akin to fitness or yoga professionals.

Who qualifies for insurance?

Here what our own insurance says about this:

“We offer a general liability policy that includes coverage for Professional Liability and Sexual Abuse and Molestation, so the coverage is much broader than a simple general liability policy.  This is a specialized policy developed for yoga and fitness professionals. 

Our insurance program is not for specific yoga certifications, but for yoga teachers in general.  We may ask for certifications on our applications, but that is simply a tool for us to track where the business is coming from.  In the event of a claim, I cannot envision a scenario where we would deny a claim based on certification, or lack thereof.  Our policy has NO exclusionary language related to certifications.”

You may want to check the exact requirements of your chosen insurance. Call them. In case there is ever a claim the last thing you want is to find out that your insurance is invalid.

Where can you get insured?

The cost of public liability insurance in the USA varies between $125 and $300 per year.

Here are options you may want to investigate that we know of, from cheaper to more expensive (the more you pay, the more you get).


  • Being a member of CanFitPro (a fitness organization) makes you eligible for liability insurance (very affordable), which you can then get through


UK and Ireland
Please let us know if you know more providers, in these or other countries!

Will I need a state license to practice?2018-05-30T12:50:38-09:00

In general: This will depend on your country and state, the types of people you help and who is paying you. Please check the specific guidelines and requirements for you and your area.

In America: There are currently no regulations on Laughter Wellness teachers, or any other types of Laughter Professionals for that matter. You do not need to be certified, registered, or licensed in order to offer laughter programs. This means that unless required by an establishment (e.g., gym or health club) instructors are not required to hold any certification in order to work as an instructor. In fact, some of the most experienced and well-known teachers have never been certified, registered, or licensed. That is because “Laughter Therapy” is a relatively recent concept, especially in regards to teaching it.

Will I receive a hard copy of the diploma or just a soft copy?2019-03-01T12:02:45-09:00

Unless otherwise specified you will receive a soft copy of your diploma by email in PDF format.

Will my membership automatically renew?2018-05-30T12:50:38-09:00

No. You can purchase in confidence knowing that we won’t bill you in the future without your explicit consent.

Will the diploma include the word “online” ?2018-05-30T12:50:38-09:00

Our online diplomas (if the membership you are subscribed to includes one) are typically issued by the Laughter Online University but can be issued in the name of the Laughter Wellness Institute if that’s your preference. Contact us to discuss.

Will your trainings help me pursue further study in professional laughter therapy?2018-04-06T16:42:01-09:00

The world of Laughter Therapy is young and has currently no recognized set standards. Each school offers its own path. You will find the education we offer to be very comprehensive, yet studying with us (or anybody else for that matter) is no guarantee that other schools will accept your diploma for further advanced studies with them. Please check with them directly.

For reference, know that we are an approved training provider of the IICT:

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