Become a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader

Nov. 20-21 at Center of the Heart in Santa Barbara

To see testimonials from new leaders of past trainings please click here:

videos of responses from the new laughter yoga leaders
after being trained by Bob Banner (click below)

Learn to lead laughter yoga sessions all over the world in Santa Barbara.

After successful completion of this weekend course you will be a qualified Certified Laughter Yoga Leader. You will receive a bona fide certificate from the School of Laughter Yoga International (founded by Dr. Madan Kataria). You will be able to lead laughter yoga sessions in social clubs, yoga and fitness centers, schools, senior centers and corporate workplaces, among other places. And you will be able to incoroprate laughter yoga in one-on-one coaching, workshops utilizing different modalities and other creative modes for using laughter in your livelihood.

The course includes:
•     Learning the physical, mental and emotional benefits of laughter
•     How to laugh without humor and how to teach others as well
•     The history of laughter yoga
•     Starting and running laughter clubs
•     How to market your services
•     Techniques for special groups
•      How to laugh alone

We will be including film footage of laughter yoga sessions (plus international news reports of this global social movement), experiencing laughter yoga sessions, and practicing leading sessions in small groups for in-depth learning. We will be going over many laughter exercises in an experiential way (the manual lists 40 exercises). We will also explore creating your own exercises, including gibberish, improv, indigenous rituals and other laughter games throughout the world to stimulate laughter.

Who needs to take the training
Anyone who is committed to spreading laughter yoga.

It will be of special interest to:
•     Yoga and fitness teachers
•     Management Training Professionals
•     Health care professionals
•     People shifting away from a boring job
•     Psychologists and psychiatrists
•     Senior care workers
•     Marriage counselors
•     Entertainment professionals
•     Life coaches
•     Alternatives therapists
•     Tour guides

The course runs 2 days (Sat: 9-6 and Sun: 1-6). Please bring your own lunch. And please no perfumes. A limit of 12 participants. Snacks and refreshments will be available.

The cost is $295 and can be paid through credit card or paypal via

To see testimonials from new leaders of past trainings please click here:


Discounts of $50 for registered students and/or seniors (over 62), for out of towners, registered students and call to negotiate for scholarships.

Bob Banner is a certified laughter yoga teacher (CLYT) who received his leadership training in December of 2009 with Sebastien Gentry in Los Angeles and trained with Dr. Madan Kataria, the founder of Laughter Yoga, in March of 2010 to receive his CLYTeacher Certificate. He has lead more than 120 hours of laughter yoga sessions in SLO county, as well as Ojai and Santa Barbara. He can be reached at 1.805.762.4848 or [email protected].

O what is laughter, Hafiz?
What is this precious love and laughter
Budding in our Hearts?

It is the glorious sound
Of a soul waking up!

— From “Laughter” by Hafiz…


The 61 page Laughter Yoga Leader eManual will be emailed to you after registration is complete, PLUS an eBook by Bob Banner.

Directions and the calendar listing: Center of the Heart: 487 N. Turnpike Rd.