Laura McIntire

Laura has dedicated herself to the study and teaching of yoga therapies. Since 1994 she has continuously sought out respected and innovative teachers and trained in the styles of Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Anusara, Yoga Tune Up, MELT Hand and Foot , Restorative, Partner, Acro Yoga and AYFit. Laura’s teaching is augmented by her continued studies in anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, energy work, and other therapeutic modalities.

Laura’s teaching is detailed, precise and firmly grounded in anatomical awareness. As a teacher she is observant, openhearted and accessible. Her classes foster exploration and self-discovery in a safe and progressive way.

Laura has taught for more than 10,000 hours over the past 16 years and is especially skillful at devising and prescribing yoga programs for therapeutic challenges. She has helped students regain mobility after injuries and surgeries including hip and knee replacements and her teachings have helped to manage chronic conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, fibromyalgia, bursitis, MS, and Parkinson’s. She enjoys adapting classes to the needs of the student.

Laura is based in San Diego where she provides ongoing occupational yoga along with workshops, group and private classes, and retreats. In addition to teaching her own classes, she serves as an adjunct teacher and mentor in the UC San Diego yoga teacher training program and co-developed and facilitated a campus-wide Yoga and Body Image Wellness Program.

When she’s not teaching yoga Laura can be found teaching communities about waste reduction techniques such as composting, recycling and reuse.


  • Thursday 4:15-5:15 PM – Hatha 1-2 – Sorrento

A class for continuing students and beginners who want to challenge themselves. Includes detailed alignment and focus on breath.

“I was struck by how accepting and even inviting yoga instructors are, from the first class I felt I was part of the group. “

- Jim

“Yoga has provided a foundation for me to approach life in a positive, balanced, healthy way. It’s my rock!“

- Joyce