A place to unwind.
Setagaya Yoga Studio
The studio opened in the spring of 2016. Designing the space was a great labour of love by the owner Lindsey Sawada. Lindsey did all the interior decoration of the studio to make it a beautiful and peaceful space to come and practice Yoga. From the outside the studio appears to be a residential home but once your enter through the door you are greeted by a light and airy studio that looks out onto an pretty garden.
Lindsey’s Yoga Journey
Lindsey says “As a child I didn't even realize that I was practicing yoga or that I was meditating when I closed my eyes for several minutes at a time and would see psychedelic colours, it did register with me though how after my practice I would feel less frenetic. I wasn't aware that stretching before my dance classes actually involved a lot of yoga poses. I first went to a proper yoga class in 1997 and unfortunately I got a fit of giggles when I was trying to balance in tree pose and the teacher asked me to leave so it took me a little while to go back to a class. I have been an "official" student of yoga since 2007 and a teacher since January of 2015. Yoga still gives me an amazing sense of equilibrium and helps me to feel balance in this busy city of Tokyo.'“
Lindsey loves to teach and share knowledge, she has taught 3 year olds at an international preschool, a high school teaching English, she has taught Zumba and Salsa classes. Teaching is such a privilege and Lindsey gets to watch people transform and have lots of "Aha" moments. Lindsey says “I love to watch small changes that happen over time to the people who come to Setagaya Yoga Studio, it can be as small as a knee that's no longer sore when placed down on the mat or watching someone do their first hand balance in crow pose, I love that yoga has so many life changing benefits and that I get to see little transformations every class in every student”
Why Setagaya Yoga Studio?
When you join a class at Setagaya Yoga Studio you will receive warmth and support whilst exploring yoga and all the benefits that this modality has to offer you. There are a maximum of 5 students per class so you will get individual attention, help with proper alignment and a personalized yoga experience. Lindsey is the sole instructor at the studio and is very invested in giving custom classes to suit you even though she plans classes carefully she can switch up the lessons at a moments notice if you have an injury or just want a different paced class. I would love to share this work with you so come along to class and experience how it feels.
A little about Lindsey.
Lindsey is a British woman who has been living in Tokyo for 22 years. she lives ( in no order of importance) with her Japanese husband, daughter, mother in law and fat cat Louis Brown. She speaks English and Japanese fluently and can just about remember high school French. Lindsey has a great passion for yoga and wellness, she loves being outdoors, and she tries her very best to follow a vegan lifestyle which isn’t always that easy in Japan.
Lindsey is super friendly and approachable. She’s the kind of lady that can find humour in most situations and can laugh at herself when things don’t go so well. If you spot her around and about stop and say hi, she loves to chat to new people.