My name is Haruka Saito. I am a qualified Polestar Pilates Comprehensive (Studio) Practitioner, trained in the UK and residing in Tokyo.
I am an experienced practitioner in a diverse range of body movement disciplines, including Yoga, Pilates and Butoh. Furthermore, I graduated in Visual Culture at Goldsmiths, University of London, and I trained in classical violin, too. Thus, I have a wide horizon in regards to approaches, perspectives and solutions to body-mind balancing.
I offer fully personalised one-to-one Pilates sessions using a comprehensive range of Pilates equipment (please see Pilates
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Studio Footnotes is an open space where people interested in improving their quality of life can experience tailored and customised body movement tuition. I am also open to other Pilates and body movement practitioners to experiment and build a community that promotes well-being and awareness through body movement.
I favour a holistic approach, with body and mind as integral and complementary elements of my framework. I place practical experience at the centre of my ethos, both at a professional and personal level. I incorporate feedback from my clients, as this might allow for a more creative process to unfold. I endeavour to create a safe space for everyone at Studio Footnotes, for exploring and experiencing the body’s intelligence and transformative potential. In doing so, I also encourage clients to nurture a sense of being grounded, embodied, spacious and present.
Portrait by Anthony Garace
Studio Footnotes Komazawa