Welcome to the Bay Area Laughter Yoga homepage!

Laughter Yoga is a revolutionary idea – simple and profound. An exercise routine, it is sweeping the world and is a complete wellbeing workout. Developed by a medical doctor from India, Dr. Madan Kataria, in 1995, it has spread across 72 countries. For more information on the history of laughter yoga and where to find more groups and leaders, visit www.laughteryoga.org.

Here you will find a list of local laughter yoga “clubs” that meet to practice laughter on a regular basis. They are led by Certified Laughter Yoga Leaders or Teachers. These groups are open to anyone, and drop-ins are always welcome but RSVP may be required. Some are free and some ask for a donation to defray rent and other expenses.

Clicking on any of these will take you to the organizers’ website or email. Please be sure to contact them directly to verify the current schedule and location. Many of us also offer customized presentations to business and community groups, and trainings so you too can lead a laughter yoga group.


World Laughter Day is celebrated all over the world on the first Sunday in May. Please join our May 7th, 2o16 in San Francisco. Watch here for details or visit meetup.com/laughter-yoga-bay-area

Please contact website manager Liz Nichols with any questions, corrections or concerns.

San Francisco

UCSF Osher Center

Two Wednesdays per month 5:30-6:30 p.m.


1545 Divisadero Street (5th Floor) SF

Teresa Corrigan R.N., C.L.L., C.L.Y.T. 415-353-7718





North Bay

Marin Laughter Yoga with ZsaZsa, Susanne Bersbach)


lst and 3rd Weds. of the Month 7-8 p.m.

Susanne Bersbach tigerfire@earthlink.net

116 Locust Ave. Larkspur, CA 94939


East Bay

Castro Valley

1st Saturday of the month from 3:00 to 4:30 pm

Hayward Library at Mission and “C” Streets

Lydia Gonzales 510-390-4105 lydia@laughinglydia.com

http://www.laughinglydia.com (Club and Laughter Leader Trainings)


Oakland — The Oakland LifeFire Laughter Yoga

2nd & 4th Mondays from 7:30 to 8:45 pm

2nd floor conference room
Kaiser Permanente Medical Bldg
3701 Broadway, Oakland

Free parking in attached garage if you leave 9 pm or later
Come in through 2nd floor garage doors, especially 7:30 or later as front doors lock then

Check out our Meetup:

Oakland Lifefire Laughter Yoga

Oakland, CA
541 Lifefire Laughers

Want to jumpstart your joy? Join us and get happified!The global Laughter Yoga movement was started by Dr. Madan Kataria, an MD from India, in 1995. There are now over 6000 “…

Next Meetup

Laugh together for happiness and health!

Monday, Sep 26, 2016, 7:30 PM
10 Attending

Check out this Meetup Group →

Annie Goglia: 510-655-1433
http://www.lifefire.com (Club and Laughter Leader Trainings)
Liz Nichols: 415-505-7941


South Bay

San Jose

Laughter Yoga Fun – no club meetings; trainings and custom programs only
Carole Holcomb
(408) 644-6202

Santa Cruz– Laughter Bridges Community Laughter Group

Sundays from 5:00 to 5:45 pm

Communi-Qi Acupuncture Community Room

1729 Seabright Ave

Grace Karen Sweet, CLYT grace@averagemiracles.org Cell: 805-405-7056

Average Miracles: Programs for Self-Directed Care and Therapeutic Laughter

Home Office: 805-876-6367 http://www.averagemiracles.org


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