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About the Institute

                                                                                     Photo by R. Hashimoto

The Hashiba Institute was established in 2009 for the purpose of creating a business committed to supporting individuals and communities sustain their personal health.  The Institute is a low-profit, cause-driven  business with the intention of making a positive social impact, while staying financially, economically, and environmentally sustainable.  

The Institute works consciously to nurture a sustainable business that is supported by the actions of individuals and the community. We aspire to conduct healthy business practices, by maintaining financial sustainability, supporting individual growth, and honoring our mission and guiding principles

The Institute offers a wide range of educational opportunities for anyone interested in exploring their personal path toward self-sustainable health.


              The Founders


   Rumi Hashimoto, MSN, RN, HTCP/I

Rumi is a Holistic Nurse Practitioner and Professor of Nursing with over 30 years of professional experience as a clinician and educator.  Her own path to healing from a chronic illness led her to study Healing Touch along with many other complementary and alternative modalities.

Rumi offers a multidimensional approach to healing which includes her training in Integrative Imagery, PSYCH-K, Qi-gong, and Art Therapy. In addition, she is a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner and Certified Healing Touch Instructor for the Healing Touch Program Levels 1 , 2, and 3. 

Currently, Rumi offers personal sessions and classes through a private holistic nursing practice in Long Beach, California.  She is also an artist who enjoys creating healing art.


    Katrina N. Shibata, MPH, CHES

Katrina is a Certified Health Education Specialist.  Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in biology, psychology, and neuroscience (Interdisciplinary Studies) and a graduate degree in public health.

As the former Research and Program Development Director for a nonprofit organization, Katrina worked with healthcare professionals to improve the quality of life for individuals with chronic illnesses.  She conducted research to enhance the understanding of chronic illnesses through grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and worked collaboratively with both patients and healthcare providers to support continued education and increased awareness.

Prior to her Director position, Katrina worked as a Development Scientist and Software Development Engineer.  She enjoys playing soccer, taiko (Japanese drumming) and traveling.


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