Katsura Isobe

I am a Somatic practitioner specialising in dance, movement, Craniosacral Therapy and Pilates. My journey into the body for the soul started at the age of 14 in dance, where I have eventually grown to work professionally for over three decades. It took me from my origin Tokyo to my current location London. I continue the journey into the depth and wonder of our bodymindsoul.

I have always loved movement. In my childhood, before I got hooked on dance, I used to swim and run. To enhance my dance performance, I learnt Pilates and yoga. When I decided to go my own way in dance, I took up Aikido. Lately, in my middle age, I have been attending to subtle movement within the body. I have discovered the profoundness of pausing and being still. My current personal practice includes Authentic Movement, meditation, and generally living every day and noticing.

From large waves with an arm to breathing and the heartbeat, our bodies are always moving as the expression of our lives. I feel so dear to attend others’ such expressions and feel nurtured to experience my own. Our bodies express our feelings, emotions, memories, histories, ancestors, imaginations and dreams.

In my work, my intention is to offer a space for others to connect with these materials that lie within themselves, and to help them carry these forward.

For my artistic works, please see a website; KATSURA ISOBE Dance | Movement | Art

“Your hand opens and closes and opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralyzed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as bird wings.”


Professional Credentials

International Somatic Movement Education & Therapy Association (ISMETA), Registered Somatic Movement Therapist

Craniosacral Therapy Association, Registered Craniosacral Therapist


Authentic Movement mentored by Linda Hartley

Process Oriented Psychology, Foundation course, Processwork UK

Somatic Psychology, Institute for Integrative Bodywork & Movement Therapy

Cranio-Sacral Therapy diploma, College of Cranio-Sacral Therapy

VMI Somatic Practice certification with Patricia Bardi, Amsterdam
(Experiential anatomy, developmental movement and bodywork inspired by Body-Mind Centering®, Vocal Dance)

Pilates-based body conditioning & remedial exercise, Alan Herdman Pilates

MA Dance [Scenography], Laban Centre London

BA Dance and Dance Education, Ochanomizu University, Tokyo


Katsura Isobe

First floor, Clinic Central
10-12 Gaskin Street
London N1 2RY

07960 906781