Reading's Yoga Community

Who is Yoga Reading?

Yoga Reading is a grassroots yoga studio based in Caversham, Reading. Led by practitioners Sophie Cleere and Katia Major, it is run by yoga teachers who love what they do, and strive to share the very best of what they know with others.

Since we opened in 2008 our mission has been to share excellent quality yoga teaching and to use yoga to bring people in Reading (and further afield) together.

Above all we aim to provide a safe and encouraging environment for people to explore movement and yoga in all its forms, with the associated benefits that these practices bring to our bodies and minds.

Many of our classes are open to students of all abilities with some intermediate options available. We also run Beginners Courses, Workshops and Community Events to support every type of Yoga journey.

Our impact in Reading is not limited to those visiting our studio. We contribute to the health and wellbeing of the greater Reading community through our workplace wellbeing programmes, involvement in local festivals and fundraising for local charities.

We would love to welcome you to the studio. If you have any questions, please contact us on info@yogareading.co.uk


What community means to us

When we talk about community we mean it in the widest sense of the word – we want to celebrate the connections that link us all together in this life.

Yoga Reading started life in a small (sweaty) room, at the back of The Dragon Rooms, in Caversham in 2008. It grew from one teacher, to two to now being a group of nine and, even better, we still have many of the original students practicing with us in this expanded community.

We regularly run events we call community days where all classes are free. We love holding pot luck meals (where everyone brings something to share). We promote things that our members are doing (for example Hilary who makes pottery, Jenn who is our fab graphic designer and Maia who makes glorious skin creams).

To top this off, we actively celebrate our teachers, running monthly teacher classes where we share ideas that interest us, or just give our teachers time to rest and play. We run teacher training events – offering them for free where we can. We look for opportunities to support each other so that we can sustain the energy it takes to be an exceptional teacher, and offer our students the very best there is in the field of healthy movement and wellbeing.

Everything we do is aimed at building, nourishing and sustaining community – both inside and outside of our studio walls.