Laughter Yoga may have started in Malaysia many years ago. As for the group that calls itself the JB Laughers, it distinctly started in September 2008 and with a big bang.
The bang has not subsided......it is getting louder! Lee-Jean, a certified laughter yoga teacher, trained by Dr Madan Kataria in Melbourne on August 2008, brought Laughter Yoga to Johor Bahru (JB), the capital city in Johor, Malaysia. Lee-Jean's dream is to have laughter groups in all the parks and gardens of Johor Bahru. Her first Certified Laughter Yoga Leader program was conducted in Sept 2008 and till date, 25 of such programs have materialized. More than 300 Certified Laughter Yoga Leaders, who hail from various states of Malaysia including Johor, Penang, Malacca, Selangor, Wilayah (Kuala Lumpur), Pahang, Sarawak and even the country of Singapore, can call themselves graduates of the program.