Merv has owned and operated his own businesses for more than 35 years. Following a work related life threatening health issue in 2002, Merv found out first hand that “Laughter is the Best Medicine”. As the CEO of Laughter Yoga Australia and New Zealand, he travels the world speaking to a variety of groups about the benefits of laughter. He also runs the Melbourne Laughter Club, and has organized the Australian Laughter Yoga Conference for the last seven years.
As a professional motivational speaker his relaxed, engaging, humorous, and expert style of delivery has led him to be considered one of the most dependable, confident, and successful presenters currently speaking in Australia. He is also a professional, trainer and workshop facilitator, and has contracts with State and Local Governments, along with a variety of Health Organizations. He has worked closely with Dr Kataria, and attended numerous trainings with him, as well as speaking engagements.
This 5 Day Teacher Training will follow the teaching and philosophies of Dr Kataria and the Laughter Yoga University. In addition, Merv will be able to provide extensive knowledge in the area of University Research, having been involved with a Deakin University Study of the Psychological Effects of Laughter Yoga in Business in 2012. As well as this, Merv’s business knowledge and discipline flows into this training. This allows him to blend the Eastern and Western philosophies of Laughter Yoga in a very unique way