Hawthorne Laughter Club

Our club is the oldest recurring Laughter Club in Portland, OR. We meet Sundays at 4 pm for an hour in the Hawthorne Movement Center, behind the Hawthorne Wellness Center.  Please enter in the back (separate from & behind the main wellness center). It is a beautiful studio, right next to the Chase Bank on the corner and looking out on a lovely garden.

We provide a unique group setting where you can practice being playful to enhance your physical health and mental well-being. Our club is truly a community club. It is co-led by several Laughter Yoga Leaders of varying backgrounds and experiences. Member feedback is highly prized. We strive to make our club a safe and comfortable space for everyone. 

If you want to ensure that club is happening before you visit, please check Meetup. We rarely cancel, but if we do it is usually due to inclement weather and we always announce it through Meetup. >>> See the Side Bar>>>

Laughter has many benefits and individuals of all abilities and ages are welcome. While we are up and about moving during much of the session, there is no need to wear workout clothing. We provide chairs if you feel the need to sit and the studio is wheel-chair accessible. We even have a highly coveted parking lot for the Hawthorne neighborhood! We only ask that you do not leave your car behind the gate once club is over or you may be locked in.

Laughter Clubs are a community event. We would love to offer them for free, but free space is hard to come by and, alas, we must pay rent. There is a recommended donation of $5 to $10 dollars. No one will be turned away.

The Hawthorne Laughter Club, originally the Belmont Laughter Club, began in the Spring of 2010. The child of Molly and Jamie from PLAY (Portland Laughter and Yoga), the club was an immediate success and was even visited by OPB on World Laughter Day in May 2010. By summer of 2010 the club was losing it's faithful leaders due to work conflicts, but others from the Portland laughter community banded together to keep the club going. Then in fall 2010, the club had to change locations. After finding a new location and beginning again in January of 2011, we are still in business more than 7 years later at the Hawthorne Wellness Center Movement Studio! We average 6-15 laughers each week! Join manager & Laughter Yoga Teacher Andrea, Laughter Yoga Leader Stephen, and various guest leaders at our current location, the Hawthorne Movement Center (behind the Hawthorne Wellness Center), Sundays from 4-5 pm. Very good, very good, yea!



Hawthorne Laughter Club

3942 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR

Hawthorne Wellness Center is right next to the Chase Bank on the SE corner of Hawthorne and 39th/Cesar Chavez. Please enter in the back (separate from & behind the main wellness center). Also Hawthorne Wellness Center studio is wheelchair accessible and has off street parking! Yay!


Every Sunday from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Leaders arrive a few minutes prior to the start of the club to open up the studio.


Because it's fun, free, good for your health and builds connection & community!