PORTLAND LAUGHTER CLUBS provide a unique group setting where you can practice being playful to enhance your physical health and mental wellbeing.  Laughter has many benefits and individuals of all abilities and ages are welcome. Laughter Yoga began in 1995 in India and really came on the scene in Portland in 2008, thanks to Andrea's efforts and her first club at Awakenings Wellness Center. We hope to continue spreading the joy of cultivating lauhgter, but we need your help to sustain our efforts. Unfortunately, unlike in India we cannot meet outside year round, for free, due to Portland's rainy weather. 

OUTREACH & FUNDRAISING

The costs of running a community Laughter Club are more than $2000 anually (room rent being our biggest expense). Our goal is to raise money to cover our room rental fees, outreach and awareness including the cost for the Meetup site​ & community events like the Starlight Parade and doing booths and outreach at local area street fairs etc. We are grateful to have received partial grant funding for the parade from Portland Rose Festival Foundationfor in 2015 and 2016. Thank you! Since 2008, much of the costs have been incurred by me personally, and through the generosity of our local community and wellness center owners, but we need more to make the community sustainable in order to keep it growing and thriving. Costs are now outweighing what I can personally sustain. 

If you have questions you can contact Chris VC hawthornelaughterclub {at} gmail {dot} com 

DONATIONS can be made at any laughter club or communuty laughter events or click below

Looking forward to laughing with you!

 ~ Portland Laughter Community ~