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Bhumi's: Be Healthy Under My Instruction

       Harriet L. Russell,
       Director, Bhumi's International

For 35 years, Harriet Russell has been doing one thing: Stopping people from offending each other. From managing Public Relations at Sony in the Big Apple to translating for Peter Jennings and the ABC News staff at the Tokyo Economic Summit to jetting off to Minsk on the dime of the U.S. State Department to educate and motivate entrepreneurs, Harriet understands when “Yes” really means “No,” and makes sure you do, too. She lived and worked overseas for eight years, is a published author by Encyclopedia Britannica, and has taught intercultural communications at universities here and abroad. Harriet has been commended by the Fulbright Commission and given an award by Rotary International for creating friendly relations among peoples of the world—and not just because she knows to kiss twice in Spain and three times in Italy.


"Conscious Communications: Know Yourself"

Body-Mind Philosophy

Ms. Russell believes that being healthy today isn’t just about being physically fit. It means having a healthy attitude that will carry you through your lifetime. Curbing stress with holistic health techniques is a proven means of achieving mind-body wellness. As she often says, "It is not about standing on your head so much as standing on your own two feet.”


Energy is LIfe Force: Energy Gains and Energy Drains

Yoga Nidra: Deep Relaxation
Transitioning Into Autumn: Healthy Tips for the Body & Mind

Follow Your Heart for Better Health: From "Doing" to "Feeling"

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The Belarusian Organizational Consulting Magazine published Harriet Russell's article entitled "Cross Cultural Connections for a Better World" in their December, 2012 issue.
(Link to read it in English)

* CBC (Cleveland Business Connects) Magazine features Harriet Russell in the new Bhumi's International training facility.
(Link to article)

* Harriet was awarded the State Dept US Speaker Grant to Minsk, Belarus.
See Photos/articles.

* Harriet was presented the Paul Harris Fellow Award from Rotary International "in appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world." for her hands on international work.

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B.S. from Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
M.S, Jochi Daigaku Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan


• Have been learning, consulting and coaching in this specialty for over 35 years.

• Lived abroad for 8 years in total immersion (Spain, Japan, and Kyrgyzstan) and well travelled globally.

• Bachelors of Science in Sociology, Masters Degree in Linguistics.

• Coaching Training at Kripalu Ashram for Holistic Health 1975-80 and contined coaching education since.

• Speak several foreign languages fluently and therefore understand the cultural elements in those native speakers.

• Worked in several large international corporations: Sony Corp USA; Nissho Iwai, Japan; Metallgesellschaft, New York, Bankers Trust (Wall Street), and on a project with RENFE (Spanish National Railway)

• Cross Cultural Consultant to Peter Jennings and ABC News at the 1979 Tokyo Economic Summit; Hanes Hosiery at the US Dept of Commerce
“Boatique America”; Ridge Tool, Ohio;

• Awarded the U.S. Speaker Grant by the State Dept. to present at the Bel-Biz Entrepreneurship Forum, the Belarus Coach University, Credit Union Association, and U.S. Embassy, in Minsk, Belarus on cross cultural communications and small business development.

• Commended by the Fulbright Commission for promoting educational exchanges between countries and cross cultural business endeavors

• Given the Paul Harris Fellow Award from Rotary International "in appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world."

• Major Publications on this subject:

1) "Cross Cultural Connections for a Better World" in The Belarusian Organizational Consulting Magazine December, 2012.

2) How to Teach English to the Japanese, Pub. Encyclopaedia Britannica 1978.

3) Sex, Status, and Second Personal Pronouns - Pub. Sophia Linguistica, 1980.

• Member and host family for Council of International Programs (CIP USA, Ohio). I regularly interact socially with international professionals visiting Cleveland and see cultural changes in the younger professionals with a more global style.

• Taught Intercultural Communications at Baldwin Wallace College, Ohio for two years.


Ms. Russell is a Certified Holistic Health Educator, Certified Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist, Certified Amrit Yoga Nidra Facilitator, Shiatsu (Acupressure) Massage Trainer, Certified Body Worker Massotherist, and former martial artist of Aikido.

Ms. Russell was Program Director for eight years at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, MA, the largest residential wellness retreat and program center in the United States, with 15,000 guests annually. She studied the science of Yoga and Holistic Health, Diet and Nutrition, Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Macrobiotics, Body Mind Sciences, and was Head Mentor for 55 teachers at the Center. She trained thousands of people in the U.S. and Canada in methods for stress management, health and wellness.

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Phone: 440.236.6366 (Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Email: Harriet@BhumiInternational.com
Mail: 19322 East River Road, Columbia Station, OH 44028

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