Bikram Yoga West Reading was kind of like an unplanned pregnancy.  One day the vision of the studio spread goosebumps all over me and nine months later the doors were open.  I watched this happen as though it was a movie.  Everything fell into place and people showed up.  It was never "me" doing it and "I" never made a decision, although I feel so joyous to be a part of it all.  The studio belongs to everyone who walks through the doors and makes this community a reality! 
                                                                                                                                                      - Marnie

120 S. 3rd Avenue, West Reading, Pa. 19611-2nd level (entrance on Franklin St.)

Hot Yoga West Reading LLC

About Our Studio

Our Bikram Yoga studio is the first and only of it's kind in Reading, Pa and Berks County.  There are men's and women's change rooms, both equipped with showers and toilets. And of course, the yoga studio itself-a large heated room with mirrors.  There is ample parking in our private lot and street parking on both Franklin St. and 3rd Ave..  

Triangle Pose- Marnie and Nathan Healey

Hello!  My name is Marnie Healey and I am the director of Bikram Yoga West Reading.  Above is a picture of myself and my greatest supporter, my husband, Nathan.  
Here is a little info about myself and how I came to open Reading, Pa and Berks County's first and only Hot Bikram Yoga Studio... 

I began taking yoga classes as a physical education credit at Moravian College in 1996 and continued to practice many styles of yoga at many different studios over the years.  I always found yoga to be a wonderful tool for promoting relaxation, but I never saw my yoga practice as a "workout".  As an athlete I craved this kind of physical exertion and I continued to run and do other forms of cardio exercise as well.  When I was 26 years old, after running a marathon and nursing two very sore knees, I was introduced to Bikram's Hot Yoga and was addicted after my first week.  I experienced the "dripping with sweat---heart pounding through your chest" feeling of a long run while at the same time the "profound clarity and relaxation qualities" of a deep meditation and yoga practice.  I knew this had become a very important part of my life and that I wanted to share my passion with others.  I completed the 9-week Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in Los Angeles, Ca. in 2005.  I have since practiced and taught in over 40 Bikram yoga studios around the world.  My yoga practice and teaching has evolved over the past decade and I finally felt ready to take my teaching to the next level, by leading a Bikram Yoga studio and community.   I am so excited this dream has finally become a reality and I look forward to sharing with you one of the greatest gifts I've ever known.  See you in my yoga class!

We currently have 5 teachers who regularly appear on our schedule: Marnie, Emily, Jennie, Alex, and Megan and from time to time we also have guest teachers passing through. Just like every Bikram Yoga studio around the world, all of us at Bikram Yoga West Reading are Bikram Certified Instructors who have graduated from the 9-week intensive teacher training at Bikram's Yoga College of India in Los Angeles.  
The course is conducted twice a year and is led by Bikram and his wife Rajashree, with the help of other senior and specialty teachers as well as many world renowned lecturers on topics ranging from fascia, to public speaking, to quantum physics.  It covers asana, anatomy, therapeutic applications and health benefits of Yoga, nutrition, philosophy of Yoga, Bikram's Posture Clinic, and the Bikram Yoga dialogue.  In addition to the course curriculum of teacher training, we also practice 2 classes a day for the entire 9 weeks of the school.  
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