After many years of leading practices in other studios, Harumi decided to expand her passion for the power of yoga and its related healing arts by opening her own studio, Harumi Yoga + Holistic Healing House, in North Scottsdale, in January 2013. Along with an incredibly diversified staff, a unique variety of classes, bodywork, workshop and retreat offerings, as well as beautiful calming displays supporting the works of local artists, Harumi creates an atmosphere like no other, clearly reflecting her philosophy of inclusiveness, opportunity, connectivity, compassion and healing. Offering much more than yoga basics, her studio is truly an oasis of acceptance and peace, reflecting her belief that, regardless of age or level, any and all are welcome to enter, to learn, to grow and to heal.
Dividing her time between Arizona and Japan, where her family resides, she continues to teach, lead retreats, mentor future PRYT instructors in Japan and USA, while simultaneously maintaining her personal daily practice in mindfulness and administration of her studio. Her instruction, and indeed the talents of her entire staff, reflect the synthesis of all she has learned and believes in so fervently.
When not teaching, traveling, encouraging others or performing administrative duties, Harumi enjoys hiking, Ikebana (Japanese flower arranging, in which she has attained her Master Title “Sensho”), and is also a beginning student on the drums (yes, like the sets that rock bands use!) Additionally, Harumi is very active in the non-profit organization, Japanese Culture Club of Arizona in Phoenix, which she co-founded in 2008, and where she has served as both president and treasurer.
Harumi Maejima C-IAYT, E-500 RYT, YACEP
Harumi Maejima is owner and director of HarumiYoga+ Holistic Healing House in Scottsdale, AZ. Harumi discovered the benefits of Yoga when combating the mental and physical fatigue of her demanding work at a Japanese diplomatic office in the US. Her physical practice of yoga soon led to further inquiry into yoga’s mental and spiritual applications. This wider view of yoga addressed the “whole person”, that of the relationship between body, mind and spirit which sparked her decision to pursue training as an instructor.
She succeeded in attaining the highest proficiency level granted by the Yoga Alliance, E-500 RYT (Experienced Register Yoga Teacher, teaching hours more than 5,000 hours). Harumi then obtained the C-IAYT followed by advanced training with a Therapeutic Life Mentor certificate in 2016. Harumi founded unique HarumiYoga+ Holistic Healing House in 2009 in North Scottsdale.
Harumi utilizes her intensive studies from the different traditions of Kripalu School of Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Prana Flow, Yin Yoga and various styles of Meditation. Harumi combined these with knowledge accumulated from world-wide participation and professional training into her classes. She has studied meditation with Thich Nhat Hanh, Bhante Sujatha, Roshi Joan Halifax and Sensei Jokai Blackwell, and traveled to many temples and monasteries in Asia and US. Harumi’s teaching philosophy and holistic viewpoint evolved into body-mind connection, the cornerstone of her mission to inspire students to promote healthy living.