Edinburgh Laughter Club has been running since June 2010 and we’re currently the longest established Laughter Club in Edinburgh.

 

Laughter Club is a way for you to access regular laughter practice through laughter yoga, laughter meditation and relaxation, ideally after attending one of our Laughter Workshops (but not essential).

 

Laughter Yoga enables us to generate laughter from the body rather than the mind – empowering us to access laughter when we don’t feel like laughing or even when we feel we have nothing to laugh about (arguably when we NEED and will benefit from the physiological benefits the most) – we can “laugh for no reason” with practice.  Laughter practised in a group through Laughter Yoga quickly becomes genuine, infectious and healing.

 

 

Weekly Laughter Club on Wednesday Evenings

 

GIGGLEFLASH!!!!!!!

 

ON 16TH AND 23RD JULY THE WEDNESDAY EVENING LAUGHTER CLUB WILL BE HELD OUTDOORS IN THE MEADOWS!!!! WE MEET AT THE TOLLCROSS END OF MELVILLE DRIVE (FROM BROUGHAM STREET/BROUGHAM PLACE) – THERE IS A ZEBRA CROSSING FROM VALLEYFIELD STREET (RIGHT OPP SCOTMID ON LEVEN ST) AND JUST TO THE RIGHT OF THE CROSSING (FACING MELVILLE DRIVE) THERE IS A SMALL MONUMENT ENCIRCLED IN A FENCE – WE MEET THERE!!! LOOK OUT FOR THE “LAUGHTER FOR HEALTH” BANNER!

 

WEATHER PERMITTING SO PLEASE CHECK FOR UPDATES!!

 

WE WILL THEN BE TAKING A BREAK UNTIL THE FIRST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER DUE TO HOLIDAYS – BACK 3RD SEPTEMBER!

 

A new weekly laughter club launched in April 2014  at Simpson House, 52 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 3NS from - 6.30 til 7:45pm.

 

This laughter club is unique since it will be run with a group of Laughter Yoga Leaders trained by Laughter For Health; each Leader brings a different energy and different perspective PLUS we are giving newly trained Leaders the opportunity to develop their laughter skills and experience without the pressure of starting a club up on their own from scratch. Laughter For Health is SO SO SO proud of this initiative and grateful to the other leaders for their enthusiasm and support.

 

Cost £4 (£3 concessions)  - ALL PROFITS DONATED TO A LOCAL CHARITY OR COMMUNITY GROUP!!!! Our first designated good cause is LEAP – Lothians & Edinburgh Abstinence Programme – helping people with addictions.

 

See here for more information.

 

Regular laughter can have a profound improvement on your health and well-being – click on the link to read more about the health benefits of laughter.

Start date:  30th April 2014 – weekly thereafter (unless otherwise specified by Giggleflash!)

 

 

Weekly Laughter Club on Thursdays (Daytime)

 

CHUCKLEFLASH – NO THURSDAY LAUGHTER CLUB 31ST JULY & 7TH AUGUST DUE TO HOLIDAYS – BACK 14TH AUGUST!

 

GIGGLE FLASH!!!! HUGE NEWS!!!!

With effect from Thursday 17th April 2014, the Thursday Laughter Club will be FREE to unpaid carers living in Edinburgh. We have received some funding to run a one year pilot and will be working with NHS Lothian Community Health Partnership (CHP) to evaluate the impact of attending a regular laughter club on carers’ health and well-being. Places are free subject to a registration and declaration process and by then agreeing to participate in regular evaluations (no more than 6 forms over a year in total). Sooooooo exciting!!!!

 

With effect from 21st February 2013, we have been running a Thursday laughter Club and raising money for the Ca(i)re Progarmme. In our first year we raised an astounding £1,488! Huge thanks you to all our members for making this club a success and for raising this money.

 

We meet weekly on Thursdays at The Eric Liddell Centre, 15 Morningside Road, Edinburgh in the Eric Liddell Chapel from 11am – 12pm. It’s a joint community initiative with The Ca(i)re Project and all profits  go to them.  So come and have a giggle! Give your health a boost and support an amazing cause! You’ll leave feeling younger, healthier and happier!

 

Regular laughter can have a huge effect in improving your health and well-being – click on the link to read more about the health benefits of laughter.

 

Cost £5 (£4 concessions)  - click here for more details –

** ALL PROFITS DONATED TO THE CA(I)RE PROGRAMME **

 

Monthly Laughter Club on Sundays

 

We meet once a month on Sundays at The Healthy Life Centre, Bread Street, Edinburgh and have been based there since April 2011.

 

We usually(*) meet on the second Sunday of the month from 11am – 12pm (*do please check dates/times as these may vary from time to time depending on the Centre’s timetable).

 

Come along to laugh away your stresses and give your health a boost! You’ll leave feeling younger, healthier and happier!

 

Regular laughter can have a profound improvement on your health and well-being – click on the link to read more about the health benefits of laughter.

 

Cost £5 (£4 concessions)  - click here for more details.

 

Next Laughter Club will be September 2014 – as we take a break over the Summer and instead run FREE outdoor laughter sessions in The Meadows – watch this space for announcements! 

 

Future dates:  Free laughter session in The Meadows on World Laughter Day – Sunday 4th May 2014!!!

 

GIGGLE FLASH – July 2013′s Sunday Laughter Club was graced with the literary fabulous writer and ‘Woman and Home’ magazine book editor Fanny Blake! We couldn’t get a better and more gigglelicious endorsement.  

  

Fanny has written an article about her experience of coming to Edinburgh Laughter Club and this will appear in the February 2014 edition of Woman & Home (out in January) – see her article here.