Welcome to Laughter Yoga Ireland

Laughter Yoga Ireland Group Laughter Yoga Ireland uses a blend of yogic deep breathing, stretching, stimulated laughter exercises and cultivated child-like playfulness. Already men and women of all ages are feeling the benefits!

Laughter Yoga Ireland offers: an alternative aerobic exercise (according to Dr. William Fry of Stanford University one minute of laughter is equal to 10 minutes on the rowing machine); a supplementary and preventative therapy against other ailments; natural pain relief through increasing the level of endorphin’s in the body; an aide in the prevention of depression, anxiety and psychosomatic disorders; improved breathing capacity ( laughter yoga is beneficial for asthmatics, athletes, actors and singers); strengthened immune system; increased confidence and positive outlook.

Laughter helps:

  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Reduce depression
  • Boost immunity
  • Increase feelings of relaxation — laughter provides physical and emotional release
  • Reduce stress – levels of stress hormones actually fall
  • Increase energy
  • Increase feelings of well-being – laughter raises levels of feel-good hormones like endorphins
  • Make you more attractive – yes, happy people appeal to others
  • Increase your joie de vivre ( “Joy of living”  )


Laughter Yoga is a combination of child like playfulness and yogic deep breathing.
Training is suitable for Doctors, Nurses, Healthcare Workers, Social Workers, Holistic Therapists & General Public

Sat & Sun 28th & 29th March 2015 
 The Craft Village Rathcormac, Co Sligo
Phone 086 3880044

We are celebrating 10 years of Laughter Yoga in Ireland this year.
We want to share the joy and fun with new people who are in a position to inspire others.
According to several studies, laughter is a virtual miracle cure that can relieve stress, boost the immune system, increase blood flow, release endorphins, protect the heart and so much more.


  Laugh Stress Good Bye MP3.

To Pre-Book this track please send €2.50 via pay pal on home page with your email address for download. Special half price offer whilst in pre launch.This is a combination of free laughter to clear the mind and guided meditation to program the sub conscious with positive beneficial thoughts for joyful living.


About Us At Laughter Yoga Ireland

Laughter Yoga Ireland Academy LogoLaughter Yoga was launched in Ireland IN 2003 by Mary Ananda Shakti  (Mitchell) after training with cardiologist Dr Madan Kataria.

Working as a hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist Mary found that her own life had become too serious due to the level of work she was doing and felt the need to lighten up.

She founded the first Laughter Yoga group in Ireland that year and it has grown from strength to strength.

Later that year Dr Madan encouraged her to train and to certify her first laughter leaders so they too could go and share it with their friends and family.

Mary presently teaches nationwide and is available for groups and organizations. Contact her here to discuss a workshop for your group or to attend a workshop.

“Hearty laughter is a good way to jog internally without having to go outdoors.”

Norman Cousins

Laughter’s Place In The Corporate World

Stress is the biggest cause of absenteeism in the workplace. Laughter has been successfully used in companies to raise people’s spirits and to create team building. A session of laughter creates enthusiasm, motivation and a sense of wellbeing. We have 1 hour, Half day and Full day events. Call us now so we can create a program to suit your company, I guarantee that you will smile and you may even have a right good belly laugh! How can it get better than that?  Bespoke Dynamic fun filled events created by all Laughter Leaders.

Laughter Yoga Documentary Part 1 – Dr Madan Kataria visits Ireland

Laughter Yoga Documentary Part 2 – Dr Madan Kataria visits Ireland

Laughter Yoga Ireland parts one and two of a documentary about the arrival of an Indian laughter guru to a remote Irish speaking area of County Donegal in the north-west of Ireland. An Indian guru teaches the Irish how to laugh. This documentary was originally called Cumann a’Ghaire in Irish and was shown originally on TG4 and at film festivals around Ireland.










“Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”   ~Abraham Lincoln


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