Spring Laughter Retreat & Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

The Laughing King Retreat Center — A Waterfront Oasis

The Laughing King is a 60 acre organic waterfront  farm in Northampton County, Virginia about 15 minutes from Cape Charles. The Farm is surrounded by the calm waters of the Chesapeake Bay where you can enjoy the private beach, paths and trails for hiking, and miles of sandbars for exploring. Private Chesapeake Bay water access for boating, swimming, paddle boarding, fishing or just soaking. When you are at the laughing king you will easily tilt your head back, laugh at the sky, and feel your stress melt away. << Click on images below to view slideshow. >>

 

the best of both worlds

We have tried very hard to give guests the best of both worlds. If you like the idea of being the guest of a retreat with wonderful amenities but you really like having your own private entrance, choose the Parramore Island Suite. If you like all the amenities but are fine with more of a boutique hotel experience where you come and go as you please but access your private room by walking down a hallway and turning your key, then book the Honeymoon, Cobb, Rogue, or Cedar Island Suites.

If none of these sounds like something you might like then the Laughing King is probably NOT for you. No worries. We didn't design it for everyone. But we hope you visit the Eastern Shore of VA and have the time of your life!

AMENITIES

Laughing King guests have full access to an incredible array of amenities, including:

  • Stunningly landscaped waterfront pool that features a saltwater water treatment system.

  • Chaise lounges, sun deck, shaded and full sun lounging options.

  • Fire pit.

  • Waterfront gazebo.

  • Dry sauna.

  • Giant poolside palapa, and much more.

  • The private beach and the bay are just a few steps away from the pool. The beach has a gradual water entrance that is perfect for launching your paddleboard or kayak.

  • The Laughing King Retreat Center is situated on a 60-acre organic farm that has miles of paths and trails for exploring and observing our rich natural environment, there is a small lake on the farm that is a wonderful spot to bird watch, fish, or paddle. If you enjoy road biking, we are blessed with well maintained hard surface country roads with very little traffic. It is a short drive from Savage Neck Natural Wildlife Preserve that features miles of beaches for combing and wild towering sand dunes to marvel at, Osprey and Bald Eagles abound. 

  • Laughing King is blessed with porches, lots of porches, our two large screen porches are furnished with large couches and chairs that are great to curl up on with your favorite book, your journal, or your lover. The front porch is a southern charmer with comfortable rocking chairs that face the centuries-old Ash trees that line the drive.

  • If there is anything we can do to help you enjoy your stay, just ask. The LK was established in the spring of 2000, we have been entertaining folks here from all over the world since then. If there is something you need to enhance your enjoyment of your stay we probably know a guy or gal that has just what you are looking for (a boat, a bike, a kite, a chef, a nature guide, a yogi, a masseuse, a priest...a welder, just ask).

  • All meals are included in your retreat fees.

  • All rooms are equipped with mini-fridges. You will also have access to a full kitchen.

  • Enjoy an effortless laughing retreat with internationally revered Laughter Ambassador and Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher, Celeste Greene!

Laughter Retreat Workshops

Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

April 18-19, 2020

THE LAUGHING KING RETREAT CENTER

14367 Mattawoman Rd, Eastville, VA 23347, US

Whether you want to lead Laughter Yoga sessions for fun, get paid to laugh, integrate laughter into your current work, or simply enjoy a light-hearted weekend of laughter and learning, join us for this life changing training!

The two-day intensive training program offers a solid foundation in Laughter Yoga theory and practical application. After successful completion of the training you will be qualified as a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader (CLYL), an internationally recognized certification.

Join Celeste Greene, Director of Laughter Yoga Atlanta for a transformational weekend that will liberate your own ability to laugh heartily and give you the skills you need to lead Laughter Yoga sessions with various groups.

The training is held at a private lake house on 60 acre organic waterfront farm in Northampton County. VA. 15 min. from Cape Charles. The Farm is surrounded by the calm waters of the Chesapeake Bay where you can enjoy the private beach, paths and trails for hiking, and miles of sandbars for exploring.. Trade in your troubles and stress for a relaxing, fun-filled Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training on the lake! After spending a day laughing and learning with new friends, recharge in the sun on the roof deck of our brand new, deep-water dock, or unwind in the shade underneath as the sounds of the water lull you to sleep.

Register early to secure your spot. Most of our trainings sell out well in advance of the event date.

We are only accepting 12 participants in order create be an intimate atmosphere where open and authentic dialogue between the participants and facilitators can take place. We will enjoy an environment in which we will laugh without inhibition and create a weekend of fun memories with new laughter friends

The Nitty Gritty:

Training Logistics:

We train Saturday, April 18 from 10:00am-5:00pm and Sunday, April 19 from 9:00am-3:00pm.

Upon registration, you receive a confirmation email with your official Certified Laughter Yoga Leader manual. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 48 hours, Contact Your Instructor.

You will also receive membership to our Essentials of Laughter Exercise Online Course ($147 value). We request that you review these online training materials prior to the training. Your preparation will enable us to spend more in-depth time exploring the practical application of leading Laughter Yoga in groups.

Two weeks prior to the training you will receive an email with more detailed logistical instructions. Feel free to Contact Your Instructor anytime.

Training Location:

The Laughing King Retreat Center

14367 Mattawoman Rd, Eastville, VA 23347, US

Lodging:

You may purchase onsite lodging at Laughing King Retreat Center below.

* Depending on the number of registrants, Group Discount Codes are often available for accommodations in the area.

If you are not staying onsite at The Laughing King Retreat Center, please do not reserve your lodging until speaking with the Instructor, as there likely will be a Group Discount Code available that will save you money.

Meals:

A nutritious breakfast and lunch is included on both days of the training. **Please let the Instructor know of any food allergies or dietary restrictions two weeks prior to the training. You are responsible for your own dinner. Nutritious snacks, coffee/tea/water is provided.

Registration Fee: $400

Registration Discounts:

  • Registration Fee is $295 for Students/Seniors 65+ (Select Student/Senior at Checkout to Claim Your Discount)

  • Registration Fee is $295 per person if you and a friend both register for the training (Select Buddy Pass at Checkout to Claim Your Discount)

CancelLations: 

We're easy and realize that all cancellations are due to unforeseen circumstances. If your circumstances change and you are unable to attend a training for which you have registered, you will be eligible to receive credit toward a future training of the same type and value. Anything can happen at any time to anybody, including us. We reserve the right to cancel a program at any time. In the unlikely event we must cancel a training program, you will receive a full refund within 30 days of the date of the canceled training. Rooms at the Laughing King Retreat are refundable minus a $75 service fee if you cancel by March 15, 2020. We recommend that you purchase travel insurance in the event you need to cancel or change your travel plans.

Travel Arrangements:

The closest airport is Norfolk International Airport. The Laughing King is a 50-minute drive from Norfolk, Virginia.

Other airports to consider:

Richmond International Airport, Richmond, VA

Reagan National Airport, Washington, DC

Raleigh-Durham International Airport


CHOOSE YOUR LAUGHTER YOGA TRAINING AND LODGING OPTION

Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training | April 19-20, 2020
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Laughter Yoga Basic Learning Workshop
195.00

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RESERVE ONSITE LODGING AT THE LAUGHING KING

The Parramore Island Suite | Laughing King Retreat
597.00

Train worry-free by staying on-site in your own private Master Bedroom with private bathroom. 

Overnight accommodations beginning Friday, April 19 at 3:00pm. Checkout after the training on Sunday, April 20, at 4pm.  

The Space

The Paramore Island Suite is one of our largest. It is on the first floor, has a small sitting area, a private entrance, and one of the most decadent bathrooms we have ever seen. There is a heated Carrara marble floor, a custom heart pine and concrete dual vanity and a Carrara marble couples shower with two shower heads. 

Your lodging fee includes cleaning fee, service fee, occupancy taxes and fees. There are no additional lodging charges. 

Rogue Island Suite | Laughing King Retreat
597.00

Train worry-free by staying on-site in your own private Master Bedroom with private bathroom.

Overnight accommodations beginning Friday, April 19 at 3:00pm. Checkout after the training on Sunday, April 20, at 4pm.

The Space

Your private master suite features a beautiful water view window seat that is perfect for catching the sunrise over the water. The ensuite bathroom has all the amenities you would expect at a 5-star resort. Your queen size bed features a comfortable mattress with ridiculously soft plush bedding and pillows.

Your lodging fee includes cleaning fee, service fee, occupancy taxes and fees. There are no additional lodging charges. 

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Honeymoon Island Suite | Laughing King Retreat
597.00

Train worry-free by staying on-site in your own private Master Bedroom with private bathroom. 

Overnight accommodations beginning Friday, April 19 at 3:00pm. Checkout after the training on Sunday, April 20, at 4pm.  

The Space

Your private waterfront suite features a spa shower with two shower heads and multiple body sprays, a large soaking tub, double sinks, super soft towels and all the amenities you would expect at a 5-star resort. Your king size bed features ridiculously soft plush bedding and pillows, French doors open onto a private deck overlooking the grounds, pool, and the mighty Chesapeake.

Your lodging fee includes cleaning fee, service fee, occupancy taxes and fees. There are no additional lodging charges. 

Cedar Island Suite | Laughing King Retreat
597.00

Train worry-free by staying on-site in your own private Master Bedroom with private bathroom.

Overnight accommodations beginning Friday, April 19 at 3:00pm. Checkout after the training on Sunday, April 20, at 4pm.

The Space

Your private master suite features a beautiful bright bedroom and ensuite bath with sweeping views of the centuries-old tree-lined drive, the farm, and fenced pastures. The ensuite bathroom has all the amenities you would expect at a 5-star resort.

Your full size bed features a comfortable mattress with ridiculously soft plush bedding and pillows. The Cedar Island Suite has a private porch that extends the length of the house and at the end of April, through most of the summer, is covered with a sea of climbing roses. The porch does not have a door for accessing it rather it has three large windows that face it, the climbing roses, and the farm.

Your lodging fee includes cleaning fee, service fee, occupancy taxes and fees. There are no additional lodging charges. 

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Cobb Island Suite | Laughing King Retreat
597.00

Train worry-free by staying on-site in your own private Master Bedroom with private bathroom. 

Overnight accommodations beginning Friday, April 19 at 3:00pm. Checkout after the training on Sunday, April 20, at 4pm.  

The Space

The Cobb Island Suite features French doors that open onto a private deck overlooking the grounds, pool, and the mighty Chesapeake. The ensuite private bathroom has a water view bathtub, super soft towels and all the amenities you would expect of a 5-star resort. Your queen size bed features ridiculously soft plush bedding and pillows.

Your lodging fee includes cleaning fee, service fee, occupancy taxes and fees. There are no additional lodging charges. 


Still Have Questions? Contact Celeste.


Who is my Instructor and What am I going to Learn in the Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training?

Celeste Greene, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher at Laughter Yoga Atlanta, gives a short preview of content from her Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training program. This video is perfect for a new Laughter Yoga Leader to brush up on their skills, or if you are considering joining the training program, well, this is your instructor and this is some of the content you will cover in the training.

Still Have Questions? Contact Celeste.