We meet on Saturday Mornings

Laughter Club
The Bendigo Laughter Club meets every Saturday from 8.30-9am. Cost is FREE!!.
Venue: Laughter Club
Address: Ewing Park Playground Bendigo (across from the 24hour milkbar in Williamson St)
Date: Every Saturday
Time: 8:30-9:00am
Phone: Christine Curnow 5442 3934

The benefits of joining a laughter club

Laughter clubs are free and open to everyone.

What happens at a laughter club?

The idea of laughter clubs is to gain the benefits of laughter by laughing for no reason. This is important - it's not necessary to tell jokes, or to be in a good mood or to be a humorous person or to feel like laughing. At a laughter club we practice laughing until it becomes more natural. We fake it until we make it.

Since it began in India in 1995 the laughter yoga movement (we call them laughter clubs or laughter yoga - it's the same thing) has spread to more than 3,000 clubs worldwide.

In Australia alone there are 5,000 practitioners of laughter yoga. It was a major event during the 2004 Melbourne International festival.

Hearty, roaring, silent and humming laughter, giggling, chuckling and smiling – who would say no to more laughter in their lives? The health benefits are undisputed and universal. A customised laughter session is the best way to enjoy “the medicine of laughter”.

The Bendigo Laughers

The Bendigo Laughers
HO HO hahaha

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Testimonials from laughter club members

Laughter with a Bendigo Flavour

Early every Saturday morn, 8.30 in the a.m.
(Or sometimes it’s 8.36, cos people get there then)
People come from miles around, some from far, some near,
Just to start their weekend off with a dose of cheer.

We’re tall and short, young and older, even robust and thin,
Artists, musos, and believe it or not, even businessmen. (Well, businesspeople for that matter)
Some who work with the elderly, some with the disabled,
Some who teach, and we all learn, and some just won’t be labeled.

Bushwalkers, cyclists, motor bikers….many do drive cars,
And one or two notoriously spend Friday nights in bars (no names mentioned).
All shapes and sizes, walks of life, we come from round this place,
The common denominator is we like smiles on our face.

Our numbers are great, we’ve very regularly seventeen,
Rarely five, sometimes ten, high teens we’ve often seen.
We’re over six years old now, and our health is ooh la la,
And we think it’s fantastique to  “HO HO HA HA HA”.

Our laughs are numerous you know, too many here to mention,
But often people passing by, give us their attention.
Jack-in-the-box Laugh (and even Jill), the stripper Laugh’s a fave,
Rollercoaster, Lawnmower, and the Hot Coals laugh most days.

We’ve menageries of animal laughs up here in this town,
Monkey, Loin, we’ve even had a Sloth just lying ‘round.
Kookaburra, Elephant, and even Meerkats,
Come to think of it, I don’t recall we’ve ever had a Bat.

So if you ever find yourself early one Saturday
In central Vic, you must come round, join in and say g’day.
Williamson St, in Ewing Park Playground, just across from the pub,
You can be sure you’ll be welcome at the Bendigo Laughter Club!

Brendan O’Brien

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