• Temporary Hiatus

    Temporary Hiatus

    Due to a recent spine surgery, I am on the road to recovery and will return to teaching yoga as soon as my body is ready. Thank you- family, friends, yoga community, and readers- for all the loving messages of support, wishes of health, and smiles you bring.

    xoxo, Laura

    Healing is an art. It takes time, it takes practice. It takes love.

    -Maza Dohta

  • Gentle Yoga This Wednesday

    Gentle Yoga This Wednesday

    Gentle Yoga With Laura
    Wednesday, February 1st
    4:30pm PST
    In Person & Online
    At Yoga Kula, Berkeley

    Click here to sign up!

  • Contact


    You may also email forthereason@myyahoo.com.

  • About Me

    About Me

    Born and raised in Oakland, California I have dedicated my life to the service of others from a 30 year career in the hospitality industry, work in higher education, and fundraising. Now, through teaching yoga, I am honored to continue my service to others.

    As an adult survivor of child abuse, I initially turned to the yoga studio because it was the only place I felt safe and welcome to arrive just as I was- the same still stands today. Through asana I was able to settle my mind, care for my body, and recuperate the trauma I suffered. Now, through Yoga Teacher Training (200 RYT from Yoga Kula) and the study of meditation, I can wholeheartedly say I have found compassion, equanimity, and purpose- it is my deep desire to share a practice that is accessible for all beings in order to provide a safe space to ease past traumas.

    I am honored to practice with you as we continue to grow and learn together. In addition to Yoga4theReason, I also write about life and the pursuit of sober happiness at ForTheReason.blog.

    Mom, wife, friend, former marathon runner, health and wellness enthusiast, Yogi: all 100% Laura. My journey is never complete and each step taken provides yet another reason behind my “why”- join me on this path and let’s explore our reasons together…

  • Class Schedule

    Class Schedule


    Yoga for Seniors, Mondays, 10am (beginning 2/13/23): Orchard Senior Homes. Private class, email forthereason@myyahoo.com for more information.

    Gentle Yoga (in person and online), Wednesdays, 4:30pm: Yoga Kula, Berkeley, free. Click here to sign up, select date, teacher = Laura Moir.

    Hatha Yoga for Beginners (in person), Sundays, 10:30am: secret location in Oakland, free. Visit this page to sign up, you may also email forthereason@myyahoo.com. Space is limited.