A laughter yoga club can be defined as an informal group of people gathered to laugh as a way of exercising. Most clubs hold their classes indoors, but outdoor sessions also happen when the weather is conducive. Each has its meeting frequency, and the owner/organization runs it as they please. Some laughter yoga clubs are independent. Others survive on donations, especially the community-based ones.

Anyone can start a yoga club if they meet specific requirements. You may have the ideal studio, proper documentation, instructors, etc. But what does it really take to build a laughter yoga club?

Considerations for building a laughing yoga club

Have clear intentions

Know your why! Why do you want to start the club? Make the reasons very clear, so nothing throws you off your path. Your intentions set the tone for the development journey. As mentioned earlier, anyone can establish a yoga club, but some qualities set you apart from the rest. Be passionate, dedicated, vibrant, energetic, accommodating, etc., to attract the right group of people for your club.

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Have fine details about the club

Building a laughter yoga club is more than just securing a space and inviting people to join you. Lay out more refined details like; will it be a free or fee-paying club? What will the meeting schedule be like? Where will it be?

Fee-paying or free

Most laughter yoga clubs offer classes at a small fee. What will your charges be if you decide to follow this line? You can have a donation box if you start a free laughing yoga club. Unlike the paid club, where you expect a certain amount of money, have no expectations with the free club. Participants decide whether or not to give, and if they do, the amount varies every other day.

Meeting schedule

The decision on when to meet depends on you. Interested parties work around your schedule and not vice versa. Your class timing is bound to differ from other clubs as there are no set trends to follow. Some laughing clubs open as early as 4 am; others never open till 7 pm. Consider having regular meetups to create awareness since the club is new. Knowing why you want to start a project makes you do it more. People will hardly recognize your venture if you conduct sessions once or twice a month. Having regular set days helps participants plan themselves for yoga.

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Meeting venue

Look for a suitable space to host your club members. You can start in a complimentary facility and move to a rental once you grasp things. Community resources like parks, church buildings, and community centres are great but are in high demand. Ensure to confirm availability beforehand to avoid cancelling on the participants.

Also, laughing groups can be pretty loud for outsiders, so be mindful of your neighbors. Talk to them if you have to, letting them know what happens at a specific time. Alternatively, find a soundproof room or one tucked away from the masses.

Partnership

Are you open to partnering with others or prefer doing it all alone? Choosing to partner with ongoing programs can help introduce you to the public. Well-known or existing activities already have regular attendees, especially those in public spaces. Google the calendar of events in your area or ask around for any upcoming events. Talk to the people or management involved about your laughter yoga club and request a slot.

 

Final words

The right approach makes building a laughing yoga club straightforward. Proper registration is appreciated but digging deeper into the club details is necessary. Know why you want to establish the club, the kind you wish to have, its location, and when to conduct the laughter yoga sessions. Are you okay with hookups to reach the existing audience? Your answers to such questions show your ability or readiness to start a laughing yoga club.

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Pete