November 4, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Toivo Center
399 Franklin Ave
Hartford, CT 06114
Laura Le (x104)
(860) 296-2338

Becoming a laughter yoga leader is a fun, effective way to bring more joy and healing into the world. The idea in laughter yoga (which we call laughter exercise at Toivo) is that you can laugh whenever you want without the use
of jokes or humor.

Unlike most Toivo offerings, this training has a cost. Please see details about the cost below.

Laughter yoga is a powerful, versatile stress management tool that can be taken into many different settings, including hospitals, psychiatric facilities, senior centers, schools, party venues, fundraising events, and workplaces. Companies such as Zappos and Hewlett Packard have offered laughter yoga to their employees.

In this training, you will learn how to tailor laughter yoga to the unique needs of different groups of people.

Laughter yoga can be shared for several different purposes, including alleviating stress, teambuilding, breaking the ice, and strengthening the ability to fight infection and disease, including cancer. Laughter yoga does not require any special flexibility. It can be done sitting in a chair or standing. The practice involves intentional laughter, deep breathing, and simple games that encourage youthful playfulness.

Training Dates & Times

Saturday, November 4, 2017, 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday, November 5, 2017, 9 am – 5 pm

There are a limited number of spots in this training. To reserve your spot, please contact Laura Le at (860) 296-2338 ext. 104 or lle@toivocenter.org.


2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training Certification Program: $295
2-day Refresher: $150 – $200 sliding scale.
Scholarship rate: $250.

Teacher Biographies

Robert Rivest

Robert Rivest’s mission is to cultivate and share peace, love, laughter, and joy.

Robert is a Laughter Ambassador, Laughter Yoga Master Trainer, tai chi teacher, and comic master mime who trained with Marcel Marceau. He has offered Laughter Yoga trainings across the US and internationally, and his popular Youtube videos are watched by people around the world. He has presented to diverse audiences including elementary school children, college students, seniors, and business people. He has been leading stress relief workshops for over 20 years.

Robert’s teaching style is delightful and wildly inventive. And he is a masterful storyteller who shares incredibly powerful stories about healing and transformation.

Laura Le

Laura Le is a Laughter Yoga teacher, Laughter Ambassador, and Toivo’s Wellness Facilitator. She has seven years of laughter yoga teaching experience, including unique experience teaching workshops to social workers for CEUs and offering trauma-informed laughter yoga in psychiatric hospitals and drug rehabilitation programs.

She has been featured in the Hartford Courant and has been a guest on radio and public TV shows. She has valuable experience promoting laughter yoga using social media. Her group on Meetup.com has 2,700+ members and is second largest laughter yoga Meetup in the US.

Laura Is grateful for how teaching laughter yoga has helped her grow in confidence and has helped her discovered many joyful new friends who share her passion for holistic healing. Laura’s focus is on helping people connect and use laughter to bring more peace, joy, and connection into their everyday lives.

Please make checks out to “Toivo/Advocacy Unlimited” and bring them to the first day of the training.

Checks can be sent to the following address:

c/o Laura Le
399 Franklin Avenue
Hartford, CT 06114
Contact Laura Le at (860) 296-2338 ext. 104 or email her at lle@toivocenter.org