Laughter Yoga in the UK was first introduced in London by Julie Whitehead who ran the first Laughter Club on Clapham Common from 2003 to 2010.

In the meantime Lotte Mikkelsen was starting her holistic business, UnitedMind, in 2002 and running laughter workshops in St Albans from 2003 followed by the start of The Laughter Club International (UK) in St Albans in 2004 which is still running on the first Sunday every month (except August).

The next big wave of Laughter Yoga in the UK was Lotte Mikkelsen’s pursuit of teaching Laughter Yoga Leaders around the country from 2007, first in St Albans and then Durham and London.

The two teamed up in 2011 and trained hundreds of individuals in London as Certified Laughter Yoga Leaders many of whom went on to start their own Laughter Clubs. Now Lotte is delivering Laughter Yoga Leader Training in London on a monthly basis together with Laughter Ambassador Colleague, Melanie Bloch.

Lotte has been a key person to bring Laughter Yoga to a rise in London and UK, and is as active as ever spreading laughter around the country.

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UnitedMind was the first Laughter Yoga Training and Workshops Company in London and the UK. We have been operating since 2002, and are the leading experts in Laughter Yoga.

Laughter Yoga first appeared in 1995 when a Medical Doctor introduced the combination of playful laughter and deep breathing techniques. Since then Laughter Yoga has swept the world and now has a presence in more than 110 countries.

Lotte Mikkelsen

Lotte’s experience comes from over 20 years of working for national and international corporations, mainly in the IT sector.

Through her work in technical, sales and marketing environments she has gained experience in dealing with people and stress at all levels in any organisation.

She has an outstanding amount of work to be proud of so please visit Lotte Mikkelsen Milestones.

UnitedMind Ltd

UnitedMind was founded in 2002 and since then have delivered a large number of training courses and workshops to individuals and organisations in both public and private sectors.

The core of UnitedMind’s work is empowering people to embrace positive change and communication.

Our mission is to enrich people’s lives through laughter and joyfulness by providing a holistic platform for anyone to benefit from regardless of background, age, ability or perspective.

We have achieved much over the years in business and have a whole list of milestones we would like to share. Please visit UnitedMind Milestones.

Our clients include organisations in the following sectors

  • private and public healthcare
  • banking and financial services
  • consultancy and professional services
  • retail and wholesale
  • IT and telecoms
  • media companies
  • housing associations
  • charity organisations
  • transportation
  • public services
  • education
  • both public sector and private sector organisations

Comments from past workshop attendees can be viewed on the Testimonies page.

The company works in accordance with the current legislation outlined by the government in order to comply with requirements for working with the public sector as well as private organisations, vulnerable adults and young people.

All of UnitedMind’s policies and procedures are available on request, these include

  • UnitedMind Terms and Conditions
  • UnitedMind Privacy Notice
  • UnitedMind Equality and Diversity Policy
  • Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults
  • Statement on the recruitment of ex-offenders
  • UnitedMind Health and Safety Policy
  • UnitedMind Environmental Policy
  • UnitedMind Complaints Policy
  • UnitedMind Compliments Policy

Our continuity and strategy planning follows the guidelines set out by the British Standards.

Furthermore, UnitedMind is registered with the Information Commisioner’s Office (ICO) who outlines handling and safequarding of personal data, and data protection.

UnitedMind Ltd. is registered at Companies House registration number 6397996.

Laughter Yoga (UK) Ltd. is registered at Companies House registration number 07691141.