Professional Training

Our world needs more joy!

Michelle offers two courses:

  1. Online Laughter Yoga training
  2. Certified Laughter Yoga Leader training (Certified training)
Professional Training

Learn these powerful active mindfulness techniques with Northern Ireland’s trusted and experienced Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher, Michelle Major.

These seriously fun course is specifically designed for individuals wishing to develop and expand their skill base to bring more joy and laughter into their own lives and the lives of others

Our world needs you!

Due to COVID we are only offer the one day online Laughter Yoga training, which will be spread over four sessions lasting 1.5-hours each via Zoom Conferencing.

This course offers two options for participants:

1) Certificate on completion

2) Entry level to Certified Laughter Yoga Leader training

* In order to become a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader you must complete another full day of training, which must be taken in person as part of a group. This will be arranged for those interested after the COVID-19 lockdown and when safe to do so, following government and WHO guidelines*

What do I get?

This one day Laughter Yoga Training includes:

  • Laughter Yoga Manual
  • Laughter Yoga
  • Continued support after your training to ensure you achieve your laughter goals

This seriously fun course is specifically designed for individuals wishing to develop and expand their skill base to bring more joy and laughter into their own lives and the lives of others.

An ideal choice for parents, carers, health care professionals, life coaches, counsellors, holistic practitioners, teachers, and anyone wishing to learn playful techniques and active mindfulness to bring more peace, joy and happiness into their own life!

Over the 4-sessions, you will:

  •  Learn the scientific research that lead to the creation of Laughter Yoga
  • What Laughter Yoga is
  • Why we need to laugh more
  • The benefits of Laughter Yoga
  • Learn foundation Laughter Yoga exercises
  • Discover Yogic breathing
  • Experience Yoga Nidra relaxation


Course Fee: £125.00

Once the course fee has been paid you will receive an email with instructions on how to join Zoom conferencing, together with a links to each session.

Day 2 – Certified Laughter Yoga Leader training

You can get entry to Day 2 of the Certified Laughter Yoga Leader training if you have completed the online training.

What do I get?

This two day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training includes course details as originally outlined by Dr. Madan Kataria, Founder of the Laughter Yoga Movement, which includes:

  • 60-page Laughter Yoga Leader Manual
  • Laughter Yoga Leader Certificate
  • 6 months ProZone listing (full profile available for paid membership)
  • Continued support after your training to ensure you achieve your laughter goals

Over the 2-days, you will:

  • get an understanding of the need for Laughter Yoga
  • find out how the idea of Laughter Clubs originated
  • learn the basic guidelines for a Laughter Session
  • get to know the benefits of Laughter Yoga as well as the risks
  • find out how to start a Laughter Club
  • find out how to start your own laughter business


£250 (for 2-day training)

£125 (if you have completed the online training)

Registration: Please the link below to complete our online enquiry form. Our Sunshine Team will then contact you regarding the registration and secure payment options.

Upon successful completion of the two-day course, you will receive your Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Certificate, which will enable you to get the appropriate insurance to run a Laughter Workshop.

A bit about Michelle…

Michelle discovered Laughter Yoga in 2008 when she was going through a challenging time in her life.

Michelle had a profound experiencing during her first LY session, which lead her to become a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader in 2010 and subsequently leave a successful corporate career in financial services in 2012 to become the the first Laughter Yoga Teacher in Northern Ireland in 2012. The Sunshine Project was born!

Michelle has trained hundreds of Laughter Professionals and has delivered hundreds of Laughter Yoga sessions to a diverse range of groups, reaching thousands of individuals.

Feel more energised, calmer & relaxed…had been having chest problems & feel this has helped
Alma, attendee of Breathe, Laugh & Relax class
The BE HAPPY NOW course was a lovely programme with excellent relaxation techniques
Absolutely brilliant. Learning to be free to be able to laugh, without self-consciousness is freeing
Deborah, attendee of Breathe, Laugh & Relax class
Definitely feel my mood has changed to move positive & feel much less stressed mentally – I’ve laughed it all out!
Natalie, attendee of Breathe, Laugh & Relax class

I completed Laughter Yoga Leader training with Michelle. She is a skillful facilitator who brings knowledge and insight to the sessions. Her calmness and obvious joy in what she does is contagious and allows participants to fully immerse themselves in the experience without any sense of being self conscious. I can’t recommend her highly enough

Joanne McCauley

I completed Michelle’s two-day laughter yoga training last week in beautiful Co.Donegal.

Michelle was amazing, she made us all feel so comfortable so that we got the best out of the training. Her knowledge in this topic was delivering in a professional but fun way. She showed up for us, helped us connect to a part of ourselves that, let face it we don’t connect to enough! I experienced exactly what it’s said on the tin, laughter, laughter and more laughter ! The content, exercises and business side of the training with delivered with love . I felt so uplifted, energised and connected to myself when I completed this course. I would highly recommend doing this training and bringing it out to your communities.

Sinead Mc Ilvenna
I had the pleasure of participating in Laughter Yoga with Michelle recently. Michelle brought a smile, a giggle, a hearty laugh not only to my face but to my soul. I have no doubt this has changed my outlook in everyday life. I now use the simple exercises every day and use Laughter yoga as my free vacation from the busy busy world
The BE HAPPY NOW course really gave me a lift and awakened interests. I found it really helpful. The course tutor was fantastic, enthusiastic and inspirational.
Louise, Attendee of Be Happy Now programme
I would love to see a lot more of these classes. I work in mental health & feel these therapies are invaluable
Colette, attendee of Laughter Workshop

“I attended and completed laughter yoga leader training yesterday ,it was a wonderful experience and I would recommend Michelle to anyone or any organisations as she is in one of the most authentic, congruent and fun trainers out there, just wish it had been longer, if you are thinking about it just do it as you won’t be disappointed.

Mark Aspire
Michelle has facilitated Laughter Yoga sessions for some of East Belfast Community Development Agency’s health events and the response from participants has been great. We find that people of all ages really engage with the session and thoroughly enjoy it. On one occasion we closed a day-long event with a session of Laughter Yoga and found it a really nice way to round off a busy programme. Michelle is very good at getting people to open their mind and get involved and it’s a great way to break the ice and build camaraderie among a group.
Clare, Community Development Officer
Laughing – something I need to do more of, as I work in a very serious environment. Thoroughly enjoyed this totally unique experience. So interesting. So contagious. Thank you
Sarah, attendee of Laughter Workshop
This is a completely new concept to me and I am very glad to have attended, as it has made me aware of the state of my mental health/emotions and has given a me a way to improve
D. McCabrey
Good therapy as well as team building
Peter, attendee of Laughter Workshop at a team development day
Michelle delivered the ‘Be Happy Now’ course to clients within our service, AMH New Horizons, a wide range of people of all ages, both males & females participated. It was an excellent course which included: Affirmations, forgiveness, gratitude, peak positive state & laughter therapy myself & clients really enjoyed all the sessions. The course offered lots of different positive ideas & tips for good personal well being, stress reduction, & relaxation techniques. The feedback & evaluations were excellent with clients involved very enthusiastic & said they could use information gained in the future.
Colette, AMH New Horizons

About your Coach…

Michelle Major