Harumi began studying dance with ballet at age 5, progressing to other dance formats in her native Japan. She also lhas studied Tai Chi Yang Style Competition Forms and meditation at a Japanese Buddhist temple. In these studies she received Monk level meditation skill. in the United States, Harumi has received various certifications and enjoys instructing Zumba, ZumbaGold, ZumbaStep, AquaZumba, TKB/cardio, POUND, Aqua Fitness, Tai Chi and international dance formats.
Beside her time as a fitness instructor, Harumi runs a Japanese Calligraphy Art School. She participates in many in events and performances in Southern California.