How to earn back the Cost of your Laughter Yoga education

Jeffrey Briar, USA
« Back
Wednesday, 6 March 2013 17:08:21

How to earn back all the cost of your Laughter Yoga Teacher education
and lay the foundation for your career in the field of therapeutic laughter
in less than a year

by Jeffrey Briar
CLYT (2005), Master Trainer for the Dr. Kataria School of Laughter Yoga (2010)

Steps numbers 1 through seven are all done at the same time, starting immediately.

1.    Live Laughter!  Do a session of prolonged unconditional laughter every day - to feel and exemplify the health benefits of Laughter Yoga.  This means at least 15 minutes of laughter in one session, occurring daily.  The ideal way to do this is at a Laughter Club – the one(s) you found, or others’.

2.    Read the article on “Writing Press Releases which Actually Get Published” (free pdf download at

3.    Start a free Laughter Club which meets at least once per week (better would be 3, 5, or even 7 times per week).  You’ll want the Club to begin meeting at least six months prior to your first scheduled Leader Training.  This club must be at no charge (other than actual expenses, such as facility rental, which would be shared evenly by all participants) - donations may be gently requested.  You may find that many of your first Leader Trainees will be people who have been attending your free Laughter Club – and who have witnessed how Living Laughter has changed your life.

4.    Schedule two Leader Trainings, at least 3 months apart.  (Example:  if you graduate from your Teacher Training in January, schedule a Leader Training in July and another in October.)

5.    Present free Public Awareness Seminars (“Introduction to Laughter Yoga”) t least one every month, even if only in a friend’s living room or at a neighborhood community center.  At the seminars invite people to come to your free, currently-meeting Laughter Club (as well as to the future Leader Trainings).  Giving presentations, even if there are only two or three people in attendance, will help you to comfortably memorize the information to share, and you will have more confidence with the material.  Thus you will find it easier to give interviews to the press, appear on talk shows, chat with Oprah, etc.

6.    Assemble an e-mail Media List.  Gather this data by obtaining copies of all your local newspapers, community papers, neighborhood publications – no matter how small.  There will always be a page ”How to Contact Us.”  Copy the e-mail addresses for the Editor, Calendar Editor, Health/Sports sections, and any related contacts.

a.    Send Press Releases (written to meet the standards of the .pdf article from item #2 above) to your Media List EVERY TWO OR THREE WEEKS (even more often if a special event occurs, such as you being invited to give a presentation for a Community Service Organization  - Kiwanis, Rotary, etc. - or at a Conference).

b.    Press Releases about your regularly-meeting Laughter Club need to be altered slightly each time to give a feeling of there being something “new.”  Examples:  “Laughter Club welcomes children of all ages from 9 to 90,” later “Senior Laughter Club members report improved sleeping patterns,” next “Fewer colds reported as a result of laughter workout,” etc.

c.    Eight weeks prior to your first Leader Training, send Press Releases announcing the Training.  Keep sending Releases (slightly rewritten) every two weeks.

d.    After your Leader Training, send a Press Release announcing the successful completion of that Leader Training!

e.    Eight weeks prior to your second Leader Training, repeat (c.) and (d.) as above

7.    Actively announce and market the Club, and the Leader Trainings, as part of your frequent activity in every Laughter-related opportunity, such as:  Laughter Yoga International’s Prozone, Facebook pages (Prozone and your own and your friends’ and colleagues’ pages), the Laugh4Health yahoogroup (available at no cost at, Twitter, etc.). Also talk about your club and programs whenever possible: at the market,in the bookstore, at schol and church, etc.

8.    Charge a fee for the Leader Training, the standard fee being $295.  You may offer some discounts and scholarships if you wish, such as a reduced fee for students or retired/unemployed persons; or a full scholarship in exchange for someone providing the venue for the training – whether that venue is their living room, their yoga studio, a room in the health clinic here they work, etc.

Once you have 8 registrants:  at an average tuition of $250 per student you would receive $2,000. This would be more than all your Laughter Yoga education and training fees to date!

You will have also established yourself in your community as a source for therapeutic laughter training and public presentations (for which you can often receive attractive speaker’s fees).

That’s pretty much how it worked for yours truly...

...Jeffrey Briar
who represented Laughter Yoga on
Dancing with the Stars, CNN-TV with Sanjay Gupta,
the Oprah Winfrey Show, Geraldo at Large
and many other media appearances...  
…but he sent out a lot of Press Releases before the first one appeared
in his local community “throwaway” newspaper.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 6 March 2013 17:08:21 )
  • Hits: 2170
  • Comments: 27

Latest Comments

  • Top Quality Essays Australia

    Laughter is good for health. As it helps people to leave all their worries behind for better mental health. Thanks for your write-up.
    Essay Writing Service from Australia

    Thursday, 26 May 2016 12:02:45
  • vinit


    Tuesday, 24 May 2016 13:47:39
  • Tejeda

    Very nice post. I simply stumbled upon your weblog and wished to mention that I've really enjoyed browsing your weblog posts. australian essay help - the essay factory

    Monday, 23 May 2016 13:41:41
  • Ravi

    For Unrivalled Movers and Packers in Pune
    For Nonpareil Movers and Packers in Hyderabad
    For Unsurpassed Movers and Packers in Bangalore
    For Unsurpassable Movers and Packers in Mumbai
    For Peerless Movers and Packers in Delhi
    For Matchless Movers and Packers in Gurgaon
    For Unparalleled Movers and Packers

    Saturday, 21 May 2016 00:38:46
  • Omkar

    For Prime Movers and Packers Noida
    For First Movers and Packers Chennai
    For Chief Movers and Packers Thane
    For Supreme Movers and Packers Navi Mumbai
    For Vital Movers and Packers Faridabad
    For Cardinal Movers and Packers Ghaziabad
    For Superlative Movers and Packers visit

    Saturday, 21 May 2016 00:29:42
  • Shiv

    For Finest Movers and Packers Hyderabad
    For Greatest Movers and Packers Pune
    For Top Movers and Packers Bangalore

    For Foremost Movers and Packers Mumbai
    For Leading Movers and Packers Delhi
    For Premier Movers and Packers Gurgaon

    Saturday, 21 May 2016 00:15:16
  • Muller Travolta

    Laughter is good and its actually a great exercise to relax down your mind. reviews

    Friday, 13 May 2016 16:12:59
  • harry

    Laughter yoga is a good health therapy for health and happiness of the human beings present days lighting club are working in every town’s cities. I have read from custom essay about the laughter yoga education and very excited to join it. If we laugh every day 15 minutes will increase our life span and health, starting free laughing clubs and conducting public seminars on uses of laughing how it will keep our health and advantages of the laughing yoga.

    Thursday, 12 May 2016 10:53:06
  • Michael Jones

    Truly, this article is really one of the very best in the history of articles. I am a antique ’Article’ collector and I sometimes read some new articles if I find them interesting.
    Assignment Help

    Wednesday, 11 May 2016 15:11:25
  • iwan

    Monday, 9 May 2016 18:51:36
  • meet


    Wednesday, 4 May 2016 13:55:19
  • Standard Essay

    These are the excellent tips for yoga. Thanks for sharing with us.
    Get Discount on Essay Writing

    Monday, 2 May 2016 17:38:19
  • Professional Assignment Help by UK

    Yoga is a great exercise to have a healthy life, as it releases all the mental worries & stress.
    Professional Assignment Help by UK

    Monday, 2 May 2016 15:27:59
  • Orna Rayne

    Such a great insight for living a healthy & happy life. Thanks for sharing this unique & helpful article.
    Assignment Writing UK for University

    Thursday, 28 April 2016 16:52:44
  • Shahana

    I think this is the best site amongst of above sites. Great tips and very easy to understand.

    That is the excellent mindset. Nonetheless is just not help to make every sense whatsoever preaching about that matter

    This post is very simple to read and appreciate without leaving any details out. Great work!This will definitely be very useful for me when I get a chance to start my blog.Thanks to the nomination Heather! We just did our post and experienced a blast! None of ours assess in your vibrant hues nevertheless… super impressive!
    iphone 7 release date

    Thursday, 28 April 2016 11:00:01
  • Assignment Help Online

    AllAssignmentHelp is a place from where you can get best writing services. Our expert UK writers provide affordable help in your university project.
    Assignment Help

    Friday, 15 April 2016 15:00:15
  • Maria

    What you said is absolutely right.iPhone 7 release date

    Thursday, 14 April 2016 22:11:55
  • James

    This is pretty good article.Galaxy Note 6 release date

    Thursday, 14 April 2016 22:11:08
  • Alex Anne

    Do a session of prolonged unconditional laughter a day - to feel and exemplify the health edges of Laughter Yoga. this implies a minimum of quarter-hour of laughter in one session, Flyboard In Dubai

    Saturday, 2 April 2016 15:07:26
  • Benjamin Taylor

    Laughter is the best medicine! Travelling is great as well. So for those who want to know, here goes: How to Migrate to the UK

    Friday, 1 April 2016 09:12:02
  • John Smith

    Laughter is the best medicine .We will give laughter therapy to our dissertation writers so that they can work stress free.!!

    Wednesday, 30 March 2016 12:35:18
  • Alice Smith

    At the seminars invite individuals to return to your free, currently-meeting Laughter Club as well on the long run Leader Training's. Giving displays, albeit there are solely 2 or 3 individuals attending uk essay writing,

    Tuesday, 15 March 2016 15:07:23
  • James

    They boost systems that are switched off or disrupted by stress, especially the circulatory and digestive systems.Dissertation writing Service. They stimulate willingness to learn and retention improves creativity and self discipline.

    Monday, 14 March 2016 16:53:29
  • Henry Weston

    Yoga improves your flexibility, builds muscle strength, good your posture, prevents joint breakdown, increase your blood flow, relaxes your system and plenty of alternative edges. Coursework Help

    Thursday, 10 March 2016 11:11:38
  • Jacob

    Laughter is very important. We try to have a laugh now and then at this legitimate essay writing service. Thanks for sharing.

    Monday, 29 February 2016 08:48:00
  • Anna Paul

    On the off chance that you feel the desire to learn something, due to the propensities you created at school (learning/progressing), recall that you can take in a great deal on the PC for nothing; so you'll be learning and don't need to get dressed. You can likewise make utilization of group assets. essay writing help company. Take a class (yoga, dialect, hand to hand fighting, and so forth.) at practically no expense at your nearby library or join one of the grown-up instruction programs offered by neighborhood schools (they more often than not have such a large number of fascinating subjects from which to pick).

    Saturday, 20 February 2016 12:39:01
  • Jeffrey

    Dr. Madan Kataria is credited with beginning the main Essay writing Service chuckling club in India in 1995. When he understood that the body gets the same advantages from chuckling whether it's genuine or constrained, he urged members to snicker for reasons unknown. It worked. Today, his site include more than 6,000 chuckling clubs 60 nations. The yoga piece originates from consolidating yogic breathing with giggling.

    Saturday, 30 January 2016 18:20:57

Write your Comments

  •   Captcha

    Not Case Sensitive