Teresa Corrigan, MA, RN

  • Public Class Instructor, UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

Public Classes Taught

  • Laughter Yoga
  • Laughter Yoga and Meditation


Teresa Corrigan, RN, MA, BCB, CLYT has been teaching stress management and breathing therapies since 1988, in both hospital and outpatient settings, and she has taught Laughter Yoga since 2009. In addition to Laughter Yoga and stress management, she specializes in pre- and post-operative surgery preparation, cardiac health maintenance, guided imagery, and meditation. She also provides classes and training for healthcare professionals and others to become Laughter Yoga leaders.

Ms. Corrigan is a registered nurse with more than 25 years of healthcare experience, a board-certified Nurse Coach, and a nationally-certified biofeedback practitioner and Laughter Yoga instructor. More information may be found on her website, www.laughterourbestmedicine.com.

Education and Training

  • Master of Arts
    San Francisco State University
  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing
    University of Wyoming
  • Biofeedback Fellow
    Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA)
  • Board Certified Nurse Coach
    American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation
  • Interactive Imagery Practitioner Certification
    Beyond Ordinary Nursing
  • Integrative Health and Lifestyle Program (IHeLp)
    University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
  • Mind-Body Medicine Professional Training
    Center for Mind-Body Medicine
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher Training
    Center for Mindfulness in Medicine
  • Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
    Laughter Yoga University and the World Laughter Tour

Personal Statement and Approach

Is Laughter really the Best Medicine?  In dealing with my own health challenges and through the inspiration of my patients and students in classes and trainings, I continue to be in awe of the power of our innate ability to laugh.  Because laughter yoga is unconditional and doesn’t rely on jokes or comedy, it taps into our own unique healing resources as we "Laugh for No Reason.”  I think Laughter really Is the Best Medicine!

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