Sebastien Gendry

Sebastien Gendry is an American expert on laughter and how to unlock its many benefits to promote wellness and wellbeing in everyday life, at home and at work. A work-related burnout and ensuing journey towards recovery led him to discover and fall in love with the world of therapeutic laughter in the early 2000s. He has since traveled close to one million miles over the past decade offering a variety of laughter and empowerment programs to 1,000s of people on four continents, and continues to do so.


  • Played a major role in introducing Laughter Yoga in North America and other countries in the mid 2000s.
  • Creator of the Laughter Wellness method now practiced in 42 countries and counting.
  • Founder and CEO of the Laughter Online University (a leading provider of eLearning solutions on Laughter Therapy) and The Laughter Consultants, LLC (a team of professional wellbeing experts).
  • Has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, 60 minutes, ABC Good Morning America, National Public Radio and many more national media in the USA.

Sebastien encapsulates and shares the power of positive and playful energy and creativity. His authentic and engaging style motivates and empowers audiences with practical tools they can use to better their health and quality of life. This is so much more than being “not sick.” He is fluent in English, Spanish and French.

You can laugh with him most Fridays at the Pasadena Community Laughter Club which he started in 2005.

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