Laughter Yoga

Laughter Really Is the Best Medicine!

Laughter is contagious and has a powerful and immediate effect on our mind, body and spirit.  Our bodies can’t tell the difference between real or simulated laughter! This class involves deep breathing, stretching, clapping and laughter exercises.
Watch the video of one of our classes..

Our laughter exercises in this class will:

  • Increase blood flow and oxygen to all the major organs
  • Enhance endorphin levels which make us feel uplifted & can reduce pain
  • Stimulate immune, digestive & cardiac systems
  • Reduce stress levels
  • Relax, strengthen & lengthen the muscles with stretching
  • Help create a laughing community and be fun!
Time: 2 Wednesdays per month, 5:30 – 6:30 pm (dates below)
Location: 1545 Divisadero St., 5th Floor
Map & Directions
Fee: Free
Instructor: Teresa Corrigan RN, MA, BCB, CLYTL
Register/Info: Drop-in; no registration necessary.
Please wear comfortable clothing.
For info, call 415-353-7718 or e-mail.

2017 Dates:

  • January 11 & 25
  • February 8 & 22
  • March 8 & 22
  • April 5 & 19
  • May 3 & 17
  • June 7 & 21
  • July 12 & 26
  • August 9 & 23
  • September 13 & 27
  • October 4 & 18
  • November 8 & 22
  • December 6 & 20

This class is sponsored by the Mount Zion Health Fund.

“Joined my first laughing yoga/ laughing meditation class yesterday at Mt. Zion campus out of curiosity. After a whole hour of purely laughing for the sake of laughing with others who were doing just the same, I felt like crying. Such beautiful camaraderie — there are parts of people that could use hugs from themselves to themselves. Namaste.”

Learn more about laughter yoga at the Laughter Yoga University website and this article from the Taipei Times, Laughter yoga helping the sick.

Should you need accommodation in order to apply to or participate in a program offered by the Osher Center, please contact the Osher Clinic Education Coordinator at or 415-353-7718.

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