Wind & Water Center

Wind Water Center

Formerly known as the Wind and Water School of Feng Shui, the Wind Water Center with directors Carole Hyder and Lisa Janusz are excited to share their new programs and catalog.

Q: Please describe your very first coming into awareness about Feng Shui.

A: Carole: I heard someone speak about Feng Shui at a conference. At that moment, I realized that I had intuitively been doing Feng Shui since I was a little girl. I just didn’t have the context or structure for why. The speaker turned me on to His Holiness Professor Thomas Lin Yun.

Lisa: It was the same for me! I was working with someone who was going to hear someone speak about it at a bookstore. She thought I would be interested – and of course she was right. I was captivated. I immediately bought one book, then another, then another – I did a lot of reading initially.

 

Q: What is your branch of Feng Shui? How have you made it your own?

A: Carole: I have been trained in both BTB and Compass approaches to Feng Shui. Typically, I will examine a space from both perspectives to determine whether one fits the situation better than the other. At times I can subtly blend both schools. Since most of my work is focused on healthcare, I find that Compass works well in that arena.

Lisa: I trained in BTB (through Carole). I really emphasize the empowerment aspect of Feng Shui. I want people to know it’s accessible for them and that even small changes can reap results. I find that it is very personal, so while there are guidelines, people have a lot of leeway in making changes, which inspires me and I hope inspires them.

 

Q: How has Feng Shui changed your life?

A: Carole: Feng Shui informs not only decisions about my home and office but also about my life. Understanding and applying the principles of yin and yang help reinforce inner balance when I may be struggling with some disparities. The 5 Elements structure exemplifies the power of change and movement which helps me through my own inner upheaval.

Lisa: I would say I live a Feng Shui lifestyle; it’s changed my entire outlook and approach to daily living. It goes back to that empowerment piece, where when things are challenging or in flux, I rely on what I’ve learned to take a fresh look at myself and my spaces. It also clarified a lot for me in terms of why certain spaces are at times uncomfortable. Looking with Feng Shui “eyes,” I understand what is happening and in some cases I can make changes with the tools I’ve acquired.

 

Q: Describe your school’s approach to teaching Feng Shui.

A: We’re focused on the personal journey, and supporting each person as they take the information and make it their own. Our program is comprehensive, but it’s structured in a very deliberate way. We lay a foundation and then the material builds on itself as we go along. It’s also very experiential. We have a blueprint workbook that each student receives so that they get a lot of practice placing the bagua on different layouts. They also see us doing appointments and do practice appointments themselves to ensure they are comfortable with what they’re learning and can integrate it in a real situation.

 

Q: What is the newest addition to your curriculum?

A: Our catalog! We’re in the process of further expanding beyond our professional program. We know there is a large need out there for smaller, virtual classes and we’re working to meet that need. We currently have 11 classes and are planning on releasing more each quarter. Our hope is that we can be the one-stop-shop for Feng Shui and other related topics for e-learning.

 

Q: What is the latest area of expansion for Wind Water?

A: Virtual learning. Even though students have traveled to us for 20 years (!), we know the learning landscape is changing. Online, virtual, e-learning are hot topics for good reason. Technology has expanded opportunities and we’re committed to meeting the need for accessibility, no matter where you live.

 

Q: Besides yourself, what do you offer that is unique to Feng Shui training opportunities?

A: We provide a lot of support as people go through the program in terms of connecting every couple of weeks and having a private forum where we’re available. Our program incorporates topics like Ming Gua and the I-Ching into our curriculum, which goes beyond Black Sect. We also give students the opportunity for practice through doing their own appointments and providing feedback. It’s that real-life experience that can solidify what they do well and what’s challenging for them. And as they are figuring that out, we’re there for them to ask questions and get clarification.

 

Q: What is your guiding philosophy about teaching Feng Shui?

A: That each person has a unique perspective and once they learn the foundation material, we really encourage them to make it “their own.” We want each student to walk away feeling confident, knowledgeable and supported. When the material becomes a part of them, they can take that energy out in the world and make a difference in their own lives and the lives of others.

 

Q: What is your favorite nugget of wisdom about using Feng Shui yourself?

A: Carole: When I was first learning about Feng Shui, I owned another business and I was happily single. Eighteen months after hanging a windchime in the Partnership area of my condo (not because I was looking for a partner but because my bathroom and laundry room were located there), I was thrilled to be selling my business and was engaged to be married. That windchime is still with me (and 25 years later I’m still married to the guy who heard the windchime!).

Lisa: It’s a journey, and a very personal one at that. How I practice Feng Shui has evolved from when I first started learning about it 20 years ago, and even when I was just certified. Feng Shui encourages me, inspires me, grounds me, and has provided me a new perspective for both personal and spiritual growth. It’s been life changing.

 

Q: What additional training do you offer or plan to offer?

A: For now we’re going to focus on the shorter virtual classes. We may offer additional training in the future, but we’ll have to see where this journey and expansion lead us!

 

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Carole Hyder, Wind Water CenterMore about Carole

Carole is an internationally recognized consultant speaker teacher author and trainer in the field of Feng Shui. She has been a Feng Shui consultant since 1992 having studied with His Holiness Grandmaster Thomas Lin Yun Her Holiness Crystal Chu Rinpoche and Roger Green. In 1998 Carole founded The Wind and Water School of Feng Shui, now the Wind Water Center. 

 

Lisa Janusz, Wind Water CenterMore about Lisa

Lisa McCue Janusz is a Feng Shui consultant, speaker and teacher. She graduated from the Wind & Water School of Feng Shui in 2006, after 10 years of personal studies in Feng Shui. She joined the School in 2007 as a consultant and now serves as partner, faculty and registrar. She has studied with Professor Thomas Lin Yun and Khadro Crystal Chu Rinpoche and is a past board member of the Feng Shui Institute of the Midwest.

 

VIA Feng Shui with Tina Falk

VIA Feng Shui with Tina Falk

Q: Please describe your very first coming into awareness about Feng Shui.
A: I’m not sure there was a defining moment that brought about awareness of “Feng Shui”. As a child, growing up in an unstable environment, I had an innate drive to make my bedroom my “safe place”. It was the only thing I felt I had any control over. Of course, I wouldn’t have known I was doing feng shui back then (starting in the late 60s), but I was extremely mindful of my surroundings and even how they influenced others. Everything had to be in its place. As a little girl my stuffed animals and dolls were handled with so much love and care. As a teen in the early 80’s, I was inspired one day after school to rearrange the furniture in our living room (it was just my mom and I). I often didn’t know what kind of mood she’d be in when she got home and was a bit nervous about how my idea of change would be received. Initially, her coming home was typical, but when she turned the corner to see the “new” living room she got a big smile on her face and complimented me saying she would have never thought of arranging the room like that. I felt the difference in her. In us. And it wasn’t just the arrangement of the furniture that changed things. It was me physically pushing sofas and chairs around the room, sitting on them to test the view, and then picking up and actually moving items around. It was the action of it all that created a shift in me. Then throughout the years I would hear about feng shui “cures” from various sources. Upon completion of intensive studies under a Buddhist Meditation Master, and really feeling like memories of home had been stirred up within me, I began to seek out formal feng shui training and certification. At that point the stars aligned and I was divinely guided to my Feng Shui Master.

Q: What is your branch of Feng Shui? How have you made it your own?
A: My go to aspect of feng shui that not only excites me, as well as my clients and students, but also is the very first step in any application of any school of feng shui is the BaZi (or 4 Pillars Chinese Astrology) chart. Just can’t imagine not having those profound insights to inspire a truly custom and unique feng shui experience for my clients. I don’t read the charts necessarily the way a traditional astrologer would. For the most part it’s there. However, having done around 600 readings, I’ve really been able to track patterns in events, behaviors, challenges, successes…you name it. My intuition and guidance from Spirit has allowed me to create such a comprehensive chart with feng shui recommendations that I haven’t seen anywhere else.

Q: How has Feng Shui changed your life?
A: I’ve been professionally consulting and teaching since 2005. Not only has feng shui made remarkable differences at home, in my personal life and that of my family, but the biggest change has been in my connections to people and being able to serve them. I have an interesting dynamic in my own 4 Pillar chart. I have a Dragon that desires to live outside the box and not be bound by the mundane. I also have a Dog in my chart — who is loyal to humanity and wants to serve. My feng shui business and school allow me to feed both of these parts of myself. When I leave a class or consultation I am on cloud nine — I know this is my purpose.

Q: Describe your school’s approach to teaching Feng Shui.
A: The Yang Earth Dog in me strives for practicality in my teaching. My goal is to take abstract concepts and present them in a manner that feels doable. It’s not about dumming it down. It’s about elevating someone’s awareness and experience with solid core concepts, awakened intuition, lots of practice, and support within our community of grads. I don’t offer online classes. I get asked about it a lot. But I want to be sitting in front of you, face-to-face. I want to see your eyes roll or your arms fold in front of you telling me you’ve had enough. I want to see the light bulb turn on when the lesson clicks in. Where two or more are gathered…there I shall also be. The group energy is an important component and the feeling of support and inspiration you get from one another is priceless.

Q: What is the newest addition to your curriculum?
A: The newest addition to my curriculum is an added piece to the field work. Aside from charts and consultations, I require each student to submit a Creative Integration Project. Whatever that looks like for them. I want them to tell me, or show me, how they will be integrating this practice or knowledge into their life or business. I had one student create a flyer for her business. One gal wrote up how she will use feng shui to enhance her coaching services (and ended up using that copy for her website). There needs to be a plan at the end of the training, because there is a lot of excitement and momentum right out of the gate and that can easily dwindle if there’s not some direction in place.

Q: What is the latest area of expansion for your school?
A: The latest area of expansion in my school is the group trainings. I used to only teach one-to-one. But I could tell my students were missing out. They were missing out on that group energy and having that other student in the class ask a question when they couldn’t think of one.

Q: Besides yourself, what does your school offer that is unique to Feng Shui training opportunities?
A: I believe we are multi-dimensional beings with complex lives. The more layers we understand and have in our toolbox the better we are able to assist our clients, friends, and family at whatever level they are. I layer Form School, Classical Feng Shui, BTB, Chakras, Numerology, and the 5 senses into my material. You never know what kind of tool you can use to connect with your client. Once for me, it was simply comment about a cast on a client’s left wrist and my mentioning the color orange and the Sacral Chakra that started a pivotal conversation that I’m not sure I would have gotten to without that knowledge.

I also offer continuing education classes for my students, like advanced Flying Stars.

Q: What is your guiding philosophy about teaching Feng Shui?
A: My guiding philosophy in teaching feng shui is my desire to pay it forward. Amazingly gifted and generous teachers have shown up in my life and openly shared with me, answering my ever-persistent questions. How can I possibly hold onto all of that myself? It must be passed along. There is something special in honoring the sacredness of the ancient schools and their traditions, but there’s also something special about them that can be adaptable and stand the test of time even in the most modern of settings.

Q: What is your favorite nugget of wisdom about using Feng Shui yourself?
A: Mindfulness. Feng Shui took my mindfulness practice to a whole other level. It has given purpose and meaning to everything in a more tangible way.

Q: What additional training does your school offer or plan to offer?
A: One of my dreams is to have VIA grad/practitioner retreats. Some of my students fly into Utah for the training’s and some are local. I would love to have a way we can all connect for a few days and provide a place for them to share their wisdom with one another. My belief is that we really only have two main roles in life…to be a student or to be a teacher. That’s a fine line to walk and anytime I can encourage my students to teach is a plus for all of us!

Tina Falk, VIA Feng ShuiMore about Tina

Tina Falk BFA-VC, CFSP is a Professional Feng Shui Educator, Mentor, Consultant and Speaker and the founder of VIA Feng Shui Training & Mentoring. Training and practicing feng shui since 2005, she combines her expertise and intuitive perspective to enhance your awareness and appreciation of Self and Space.

 

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International Feng Shui School with Amanda Collins

International Feng Shui School, with founder Amanda Collins

Q: Please describe your very first coming into awareness about Feng Shui.

A: Since I was a little girl I roamed the Irish countryside on my horse, galloping up the rolling green hills. We’d hop fallen trees, bound down mountains, and swim together in the ocean, reveling in each other and the earth. I’d sing with the fairies of the forest, never questioning the magic surrounding me. I felt the vibration and resonance of the earth and the deepest love you could imagine.

I have always sensed my connection to the earth and the animal kingdom, as well as to the “other” worlds of magic and the fairies. It didn’t matter what else was going on in my life, it was in these connections that I found my peace.

If my mum insisted that I had to go upstairs and sleep in my bed I would make sure to bring all the rocks, crystals, plants, and flowers that I had collected up with me.

And if I was to be sleeping in my room I would always rearrange the direction of my bed and shuffle other things around in my room if they did not feel right—just as a baby turns itself in a crib at night to find a perfect posture and direction for harmony on that day.

I do not like clutter and have always had very little attachment to material things except natural objects such as rocks, plants and gemstones.

Mother Nature was my teacher and a far more loving one than those I inside my classrooms. As the sun started to rise in the sky I was outside on the earth, usually on my horse galloping up the fields, lost in enchanted forests. I spent hours in meditation connecting with the earth, my higher self and spirit. Solitude, connection, and peace were nature’s gifts and lessons. Whatever else was going on in my life those moments were healing in every way.

Even as a child, I understood the land, its energy and requests, and the importance of my and everyone else’s connection to Earth. Surely, this intuitive understanding and lifelong experience are what brought me to Feng Shui as an adult.

I moved to the U.S. at the age of 19. At my first home, people asked whether I had had it “Feng Shui’ed.” I had no idea what that meant. After dozens of people asked, I had to find out what they were talking about. I went to the local library and, as I read, I cried. Chills flowed through my body as though I was reconnecting to something deep inside of me.

Even though in the past I did not love to study, this all changed when I discovered Feng Shui. I could not get enough!

I went to China, to explore the source of this wisdom. I have taken more than 20 certifications, exploring all the different forms. Some trainings were just all numbers-based, while others were completely intuition-based, and in my own practice I love balancing all those aspects.

Q: What is your branch of Feng Shui? How have you made it your own?

A: I have blissfully been studying Feng Shui for almost 20 years now and love just diving in deeper to all aspects of Feng Shui, the land and its magic.

I’ve traveled the globe learning about the world’s great wisdom traditions. I’ve studied Feng Shui with masters in China, natural healing with aborigines in Australia, and shamanism in Peru’s sacred valley. I’m a certified yoga teacher, Reiki practitioner, and shaman. I am an ordained Celtic priestess and certified Land healer.

My greatest joy is teaching people to harness these ancient wisdoms so they can share their light with the world. This is why I founded the International Feng Shui School in 2003 and created a multi-faceted curriculum that brings those same principles to the integration of body, mind, and spirit.

My main focus for many years was classical, traditional Feng Shui which is still dear to my heart. However my intention goes beyond just working on your home; I like to simultaneously work with your inner Feng Shui by encouraging your connection to your creative energy, intuition and self-love. When you work on your Inner and Outer Feng Shui together, you truly get to experience the life-changing magic of this ancient science in your family, home, health, finances and career.

I intertwine Classical Feng Shui with Intentional FS energetics. I bring in layers, altars, and rituals with crystals and essential oils.

I love going deep into space-clearing in homes, and I also work with the land the house is build upon, healing and balancing that land if this is required.

But my greatest joy is to empower Y-O-U. I teach you how to transform your space and life, and share your unique light with the world. As a working mom, I also share my personal practices for self-care and self-love, which is perhaps the most essential part!

I weave in spiritual practices from yoga, Reiki, shamanism and Celtic Priestess traditions, all of which I’ve studied and taught. This is not just a Feng Shui course. It’s a soul course—a blueprint for your best and highest self!

Q: How has Feng Shui changed your life?

A: It has transformed my life in so many ways and helped me and my family daily. As soon as I was ready to meet my soulmate, I created my Feng Shui letter for love and, within three weeks, I met him.

As soon as we were ready to welcome children into our lives on a physical level, we did Feng Shui for fertility. And what a blessing it is to be the guides and caretakers of our son and daughter.

Feng Shui also brings other magical, beautiful souls into my life daily.

It helps us in every area of our lives even down to such simple things as salt water cures that can make us feel cleansed.

I am so grateful to Feng Shui as its blesses and helps me and my family. I feel that if every home were Feng Shui’ed and the occupants were also to come truly into a place of energetic alignment and healing, we would have world peace.

Q: Describe your school’s approach to teaching Feng Shui.

A: The International Feng Shui School is an IFSG member school with Gold Designation. Since 2003, we’ve graduated hundreds of students who’ve gone on to create joyful lives and thriving businesses.

Our mission is to offer teachings and support to raise the level of consciousness, person by person, and the vibration of the planet, home by home.

We present students with an integrated and balanced approach to the mathematical, energetic, and intentional energies of Feng Shui. We see the home as a reflection of our inner world. As such, it’s a gateway to transformation. Ours is a sweeping mind-body-spirit approach.

We maintain a vibrant web-based and in-person community of students and teachers who support one another in loving and inspiring ways.

Ultimately, our training is a sacred, transformative journey for you, your home and your life—opening possibilities for a new career path and life purpose. We teach you to harness this wisdom for yourself and share your unique gifts with the world.

Q: What is the newest addition to your curriculum?

A: Feng Shui Your Life & Feng Shui Master Certification Both Feng Shui Your Life and Feng Shui Master Certification are on-line courses. You’ll have lifetime access to all lessons, so you can take both Feng Shui Your Life and Feng Shui Master Certification at your own pace.

The program has been running for more than 15 years; however, I have just poured my heart and soul into creating it as an online training. It’s an integrative mind, body, and spirit approach to Feng Shui your life. After you receive the powerful transformation of the magic of Feng Shui, you may just want to share it with the world. That is where the Feng Shui Master Certification comes into it.

Q: What is the latest area of expansion for your school?

A: Alina Cruz our wonderful Feng Shui teacher at the International Feng Shui School has created Feng Shui Your Life & Feng Shui Master Certification in spanish which will be available in the Spring of 2020.

I have collaborated with my dear friend Aine Breen founder of ‘Liwu’ jewellery (meaning gift – Small Gifts, Big Meanings) and together we have created an elegant Feng Shui Jewelry line with crystals of the 5 elements. Our intention with this line is to empower you using the 5 elements you can choose your own personal trigram element to wear or an element whose energy you want to bring in such as wanting more fire as the light and heat of this element kindles inner light, power and passion. It ignites action when we need it and stokes healthy relationships. Fire reminds us to live in our own radiance.

We are launching this line in the fall 2019.

Q: Besides yourself, what does your school offer that is unique compared to Feng Shui training opportunities?

A: We offer the Inner Circle of Feng Shui. This is our popular membership-based program packed with classes and resources you won’t find anywhere else. Every month, Amanda and other Feng Shui masters teach two live webinars specifically for the Inner Circle of Feng Shui. Students have the chance to request certain themes, from Feng Shui for Pets to Dowsing the Land. You’ll also enjoy monthly meditations, seasonal ceremonies, and tips for your Feng Shui practice. Memberships cost $35 per month.

We are offering a journey to China in October 2019 in collaboration with James Jay, Feng Shui Designs/China Study.

We also offer in person retreats on land clearing and healing; we just had one in May 2019.

Q: What is your guiding philosophy about teaching Feng Shui?

A: Feng Shui truly is a body, mind, and spirit practice. I love that it ignites all parts of us from the left side of the brain with the classical Feng Shui—as the intuitive will feel into the energies and spirits and ancestors of the land and home—as well as the right side with the beautiful creative use of color, artwork, furniture alignment. And then, of course, we create a home that fosters the law of attraction, so it’s aligned with who we are and where we want to go.

By staying tuned into our home, our surroundings, the changing seasons and only having what we love in our space, by giving gratitude and love to our home, then the love comes pouring back.

Q: What is your favorite nugget of wisdom about using Feng Shui yourself?

A: Feng Shui is a lifestyle, clearing clutter is not just about stuff it’s about clearing old limiting beliefs, old sabotaging ways, as well as the people and places who are not serving you as you grow and expand.

Our environment is an outward reflection of how we feel on the inside. Feng Shui supports us to see where we are not truly loving and accepting ourselves.

It takes us on a journey as we heal the land and the home—and we do that, the land and home heals us. We make soul agreements between us and the land and home.

Our homes teach us to love and respect ourselves, to connect with the earth, and our higher selves. Our home gives us tell-tale signs when we are out of balance as things start breaking and getting cluttered.

Our homes are guiding us home.

Q: What additional training does your school offer or plan to offer?

A: Land Clearing & Healing Certifications, Space Clearing Certifications.

In our Inner Circle of Feng Shui, we cover everything from EMF’s, Crystals, Goddess Feng Shui, Dowsing, Space clearing, and so much more.

Amanda Collins, International Feng Shui SchoolMore about Amanda Collins
Amanda is best known as a Feng Shui consultant, speaker, and instructor. Amanda trained with renowned Feng Shui masters at the Compass School of Feng Shui in China, and as a devoted scholar, she has studied sacred spaces in Asia, Australia, Europe, and South America. She has achieved certifications in green-design, interior redesign, and the art of showcasing homes for sale.

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Mindful Design Feng Shui School

Our latest Feng Shui School Spotlight features the Mindful Design Feng Shui School with founders and directors, Anjie Cho and Laura Morris.  These talented and wise educators bring a new level of business + Feng Shui sense for their students, bringing an enjoyable freshness and passion.

The Interview…

 

Q: Please describe your very first coming into awareness about Feng Shui.
A: Laura: I think the first time I truly became aware was over 20 years ago, I was single, and tired of the quality of men I was meeting. My friend suggested I try feng shui and lent me a book. I bagua-ed my space, made a few simple adjustments, and long story short, two weeks later I met the man who is now my husband. I decided I wanted to learn more about this amazing practice, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Anjie: Feng shui has always been in the background for me. Being aware of my environment, and the impact it has on me was part of my upbringing. This awareness was solidified in my twenties when I was looking for a way to bring more mindfulness and spirituality to my career. I took my first feng shui course at the Open Center in NYC and fell in love with the practice.

Q: What is your branch of Feng Shui? How have you made it your own?
A: We teach a traditional approach to Black Sect (BTB) feng shui. We have had the good fortune to have had amazing teachers and mentors, we honour them and H.H. Master Lin Yun, by closely following the lineage and passing on this collective wisdom to our students.

Because of our backgrounds in interior design and architecture, Mindful Design Feng shui School is a unique blend of mindfulness practices, traditional BTB feng shui, and business school.

Q: How has Feng Shui changed your life?
A: To put it simply, feng shui brought us together. Feng shui brought us to where we are today – founders of the Mindful Design Feng Shui School. The study and practice of feng shui allowed both of us to begin brand-new, unique, heart centered, joyful careers as entrepreneurs. It has strengthened our qi, our confidence, and given us the tools to hone our own intuitive gifts.

Q: Describe your school’s approach to teaching Feng Shui.
A: Mindful Design School takes a practical and hands-on approach to feng shui, our goal is to make sure our grads have the right tools to confidently work one-on-one with clients. We support our students so they can succeed. Students learn traditional BTB teachings, design details, reading floor plans, and most importantly how to apply them in a client situation. We show our students how they can combine their gifts with feng shui to create a unique offering for their own businesses.

Q: What is the latest area of expansion for your school?
A: We are currently working on bringing senior feng shui teachers on board to teach advanced standalone courses and workshops, such as Nine Star Ki. We are also in the process of creating two new feng shui business courses that focus on building your client base and manifesting growth in your business.

Q: Besides yourself, what does your school offer that is unique to Feng Shui training opportunities?
A: Our name was not by accident. We have meditation and mindfulness practices integrated into our feng shui certification program. Anjie Cho is a trained dharma arts teacher in the lineage of Shambala, and we have a module dedicated to cultivating your qi and building a meditation practice.

Q: What is your guiding philosophy about teaching Feng Shui?
A: Our guiding principle about teaching feng shui is to be true to the tradition and lineage of Black Sect feng shui. We honour the golden chain of wisdom. This is the reason we offer all the materials in our certification course live and in real-time, and do our best to transmit the teachings one-on-one to our students. Fundamentally, our hope and joy is that our students exceed and succeed us, because that means we have done our jobs as teachers.

Q: What is your favorite nugget of wisdom about using Feng Shui yourself?
A: Laura: It is so important to meditate and reflect in order to cultivate good qi, but you also have be ready to meet people where they are. Sometimes a client may not be ready to work on their own qi. Focusing on the physical space may be a better place to start. Hanging a feng shui crystal or moving a desk can sometimes be all they need to create a meaningful shift. Keep it simple, don’t make anyone feel wrong or fearful, because good feng shui is about flexibility and compassion.

Anjie: By connecting with the spaces around us, we can begin to further relate to and celebrate our outer and inner worlds. Feng shui says that we are interconnected with everyone and everything is alive, that there can be magic in making your bed every morning, gazing out the window, or walking through a doorway.

Q: What additional training does your school offer or plan to offer?
A: We are launching a Level 3 Post-grad Feng shui & Business course. It is a mentoring style 6 module (live & online) program where feng shui practitioners can case study their own business. We will cover everything from contracts, and branding to advanced cures for both residential and commercial clients. It is open to grads of the Mindful Design Program, we will also be accepting graduates and practitioners from other programs on a case by case basis.

 

More about Laura and Anjie
Laura Morris and Anjie Cho are the founders of the Mindful Design Feng Shui School. Together they have over two decades of experience designing harmonious spaces for their clients in their successful design businesses. Through their articles, books, workshops, videos, TV appearances, and consultations, Laura and Anjie have guided thousands of people to shift their energy and revitalize their living spaces.

 

 

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Tomorrows Key with Trisha Keel

Enjoy this Feng Shui school spotlight of Tomorrows Key with director and founder Trisha Keel PhD. Based in Houston, Texas but global in her work, Trisha exudes confidence and shares joy with her students and graduates.  Read more about the school and program, in Trisha’s own words…

The Interview…

Q: Please describe your very first coming into awareness about Feng Shui.

A: I read a magazine article about a hot air balloon company in San Diego that had tons of business but was losing money. The story told about how their feng shui consultant came in and pointed out that there was a roof leak over the bathroom which was in the Wealth gua, as well as a dripping faucet and a running toilet. The consultant told them they were not paying attention to details and recommended they call someone to fix the roof and plumbing. They did, and when the time came to write the repair person, their office manager was out to lunch, so they had to sit down and write the check themselves. When they did, they saw that she had been skimming money out of their bank account for years. My thoughts were: 1) What is feng shui? and 2) What is a Wealth gua? This was so long ago there was no internet. I had a hard time tracking down books about feng shui back then, but I was determined.

Q: What is your branch of Feng Shui? How have you made it your own?
A: I practice BTB Feng Shui. I have made it my own by blending it with quantum physics, today’s technology, my in-depth understanding of symbolism and archetypes and my ability to create my own ritual cures.

Q: How has Feng Shui changed your life?
A: EVERYTHING has changed since I discovered Feng Shui. Long story short, I now know how and why things in my environment do or don’t support me as needed AND I know what to do to cure that. I love everything about my environment and my life within it. I live in the most amazing place that is filled with meaningful and magical elements. Everything my eyes see, I truly love. Feng Shui taught me that.

Q: Describe your school’s approach to teaching Feng Shui.
A: I am all about the empowerment of my students. As a master teacher trained in accelerated learning, I am able to transfer knowledge and provide experience at levels that thrill the new Feng Shui Practitioners. They start out as professionals the first morning of the first day of class, providing and participating in an actual hands-on consultation. This is multiplied each day of their training so that by Friday, they have had a solid week of BEING what it is they intend to BE. They have performed the transcendental energy shifts themselves, so they know what to expect and how to do them on their own. They leave me as professionals, ready to take and pass the IFSG Red Ribbon Professional exam.

Q: What is the newest addition to your curriculum?
A: At Tomorrows Key, virtual consultations now include performing transcendental cures. This works because of entanglement. Most people now have the technology that allows us to visit, no matter on which continent they live. This allows my students to serve folks all around the world.

Q: What is the latest area of expansion for your school?
A: This year I am celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the publication of my book, Feng Shui & Moon Magic with a double dose of workshops each month, both of which are attendable live in person or online from anywhere. This book explores the different energy brought be Moon each month. For example, March is the time for pansies, not pumpkins. The energy difference is real – and it matters! The Feng Shui & Moon Magic Workshops focus on the theory and knowledge to be explored on the second Sunday of each month. The Practical Magic Workshops are for some witchy crafting of cool things to support the energy for the coming lunar cycle. We have painted ceramic piggy banks to celebrate the Year of the Pig; created sigils to integrate into vision boards overlaid with our own faces in every image to bring us cold hard cash (and it WORKED!); and made our own set of Druid Casting Runes. The next month we will be weaving dream catchers with magical raven feathers to screen out the negative thought forms that float through our dreams and assembling Neptunian Amulets to protect our homes during this challenging yin year. Cool stuff and fun crafts with folks of all ages all over the world. We do have us some great Feng Shui Fun!

Q: Besides yourself, what does your school offer that is unique to Feng Shui training opportunities?
A: I am now offering virtual training in almost every subject I teach. This allows folks in other countries to take most of the training without having to incur the cost of the travel. We work with digital applications that allow consultants to literally see the microwaves and radio waves passing into and through the environment, as well as with the technology that allows us to see back in time to what landforms were like in previous decades, sometimes as far back as the 1940s!

Q: What is your guiding philosophy about teaching Feng Shui?
A: The environment must be shifted according to the preferences and perspectives of the client, not the consultant. It is the responsibility of the consultant to align the meanings of heir cures with the minds involved. If what you do or have is meaningless, then, well, it’s meaningless. The magic is in the intent, in the meaning given to it by the mind. The consultant brings the guidance. The client gets to pick the flavor.

Q: What is your favorite nugget of wisdom about using Feng Shui yourself?
A: The Celestial Animals are your friends. Look first to your support in your bed, then in your “spot,” and then at your table. After your home supports you, look next to your work, where you spend most of your remaining time. Learn to handle the Celestials and know you travel with quite a powerful posse!

Q: What additional training does Tomorrows Key offer or plan to offer?
A: I am a teacher of the wisdom. As such, I offer online classes in The Nature of the Soul; Teacher Training for that; my own creation The Art of Living Your Life; Energy Clearing Workshops that train to certification in 4 sessions; the Mysteries Revealed, which is taught as a Lunch & Learn on Fridays at noon CST which takes students through the works of Helena Blavatsky – Isis Unveiled and The Secret Doctrine, and then Manly P. Hall’s The Secret Mysteries of All the Ages; Sacred Geometry & Geomancy, which is taught across 6 consecutive Saturday afternoons and trains architects and entrepreneurs in the siting, design, and creation of sacred spaces that connect Heaven to Earth, bringing the divine to play in the every day. I offer downloadable studies of Feng Shui, the Tarot and symbolism; and Practical Magic; and even more. As I mentioned, I am a teacher of the wisdom. It is my job to reveal the esoteric information so many have sought for so long. Now is the time for the wisdom to be shared.

Trisha KeelMore about Trisha Keel
A natural born teacher, Trisha Keel, PhD is one of the most respected, published and sought after feng shui and environmental energy masters in Texas. With several degrees in education, metaphysics and life coaching, she blends her experience in a vast scope of fields to encourage, empower, and enlighten others so they may realize their contribution to the universe, achieve their goals, and live in joy.

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Inner Harmony Feng Shui School

Enjoy this spotlight of Feng Shui School, the Inner Harmony Feng Shui school with director and founder, LuAnn Cibik.  LuAnn is a Master Educator of Interior Alignment® and offers certification in Feng Shui, Space Clearing and Soul Coaching. Read more about the school and program, in LuAnn’s own words…

Q: Please describe your very first coming into awareness about Feng Shui.
A: I have always been interested in color, interior design, mystical things ( like tarot and palmistry), as well as symbolic art. I can remember as a kid, loving to create Barbie’s house and the city she lived in more than anything else. I loved to rake leaves as a young kid, because I would rake them into floorplan designs, that could be as elaborate as I wanted. Then one day, in a Barnes and Nobles, perusing the ‘New Age’ section, I came across a book called Feng Shui for the Soul, and I realized it combine all those things I loved into one cool ‘thing’. I was hooked.

Q: What is your branch of Feng Shui? How have you made it your own?
A: I am a practitioner and Master Teacher of Interior Alignment®. I love the client centered and nature related philosophy of this system. I make it even more customized for my clients as I incorporate all the senses in a consultation, with essential oils, sound, and the power of textile and touch. (Ok – we don’t taste the walls… LOL) I often blend Soul Coaching® and sometimes oracle card work with my clients who are feeling a bit lost on what they really might want to manifest in their life, and unsure how to move forward.

I love teaching this system, and my students probably get more emphasis on color and it’s many uses, healthy home practices, and the powerful ways to incorporate the patterns and energy of nature in a space. Because I’m a bit of a science geek, there’s a wee bit of quantum physics thrown into the mix. And, I believe it should be a lot of fun to learn about this amazing ocean of energy we live in; so dancing, getting messages from your guides and totem animals, playing with doll house furniture and incorporating joy into every day of class is all a part of it.

Q: How has Feng Shui changed your life?
A: Discovering feng shui changed my life in so many ways, I don’t know how to even begin to answer this. From the first discovery, when I was working in the corporate world and going through a divorce, and feeling really overwhelmed with life challenges and no clear path out; I started using feng shui to balance out the areas of my life that felt really off. And… it worked. Slowly.. but crazy coincidence kinds of things happened that allowed me to climb out of the hole I was in. For example, I wanted to study feng shui with a great teacher, but didn’t know who (this was before the internet and it was kind of hard to find out information). My boyfriend (now husband) was studying Chinese medicine and needed to go to Monterey California for a class, and I discovered there was a feng shui conference there the same weekend. But, still in the throes of a messy divorce where I was paying alimony, I had no money to go. Then magically I got a statement from my credit card company that said I had enough points for first class tickets. It started my journey of serious study of feng shui, and I would not have the amazing life I have today without it!

Q: Describe your school’s approach to teaching Feng Shui.
A: Interior Alignment® is a form based school that is very nature centered. We use the Three Gates School (BTB) bagua, but we also acknowledge that energy flows differently in the southern hemisphere and so we use a different bagua south of the equator. Our system in client centric, and we use a very specific process call Synchro-Alignment™ that allows the client to understand their connection to their home, and it’s influence on them. We incorporate ceremony, blessings and space clearing as an equal part of our full curriculum as an Interior Alignment® Practitioner, as releasing the energy trapped in a space or imbedded in objects can be integral to helping the space feel uplifting and supportive to the clients needs. We use western astrology to understand the relationship between our client and their home, and healthy home concepts ( air quality, off gassing, emfs, etc.) are a part of our curriculum as well. We also feel that learning onsite with a Master Teacher is key in allowing a practitioner to step powerfully into their practice. We teach various methods of doing consultations, and a live client consultation under the direction of a teacher is a part of every course. At our advanced levels we take the connection to nature, cycles, directions and seasons even more deeply into our work, and have a special type of consultation called Medicine Wheel feng shui that works with a 4 element system of understanding people and architecture and their inter-relationship.

Q: What is the newest addition to your curriculum?
A: Interior Alignment® is always updating it’s resources for practitioners with healthy home information. For my students at Inner Harmony, I also integrate additional information with essential oils, rocks and crystals, and the feng shui of the clothing you wear as a part of the information student receive. I’m also launching more online learning opportunities at Inner Harmony this year. Its going to be exciting!

Q: What is the latest area of expansion for your school?
A: As a teacher for Interior Alignment, I am honored to have taught the most courses, and have been blessed to have students from all over the world. It even offered me the opportunity to travel so such cool spaces as Australia and New Zealand to train new practitioners. As much as I love the courses in fun locations, I also love teaching at my home (the education and retreat center I have with my Husband, the Chinese medicine/Qigong guy). Teaching here at Inner Harmony/Inner Strength, we have 88 acres of lovely woodlands and meadows to connect with nature, I have access to my library of resources for my students who want to dive deeper into different topics, and all my space clearing tools, and teaching props ( like doll house furniture and belly dance hip scarves)

Q: Besides yourself, what does your school offer that is unique to Feng Shui training opportunities?
A: All Interior Alignment® Practitioners become a part of our larger organization with gives them a community of like minded peers trained in the same system. There are hundreds and hundreds of practitioners all over the world. When you have a question about a situation that seems unique or challenging it’s an amazing resource to not only have your teacher to ask, but tons of professionals peers. We also hold regular feng shui conferences that allow practitioner to get together, connect, share their knowledge, and of course, have fun! We offer advanced courses, and even a track to becoming a master teacher in this honored tradition.

Q: What is your guiding philosophy about teaching Feng Shui?
A: That every person attracted to this is here for a reason. We all have amazing gifts, as well as our own learning journey as we will all attract the clients who are perfect for us; just as we are perfect for them.

Q: What is your favorite nugget of wisdom about using Feng Shui yourself?
A: Embrace Change! As your goals and life changes, your space should too!

Q: What additional training does your school offer or plan to offer?
A: I’m excited about 2019 because I have a lot of powerful programs scheduled! I have a Soul Coaching® Practitioner certification program that is a perfect service for feng shui practitioners to offer those clients feeling a bit lost in life. I will also be launching several other online programs this year to deepen the feng shui practitioners understanding of the bagua, as well as powerful and practical uses of color in the home. I will co-teaching a fabulous and fun retreat this July with my friend and fellow Master Teacher Felicia D’Haiti called Embracing Magic & Ceremony in Our Lives here at my retreat center. For those trained in Interior Alignment® I will be offering Advanced Interior Alignment®/Medicine Wheel feng Shui courses, as well as Master Teacher training.

 

 
Inner Harmony Feng Shui, LuAnn CibikMore about LuAnn
LuAnn Cibik is one of the few worldwide Master Teachers & Educators of Interior Alignment®.  She has been a passionate member of the Interior Alignment® Foundation council since 2004, a organizer and speaker at the last 4 Interior Alignment feng shui conferences and is an avid cheerleader for her graduates! She has taught feng shui and space clearing certification programs worldwide, and at various leading feng shui schools in the USA since 2003. She is still a full time and active practitioner who brings real life examples to the study of space and energy.  

Interior Alignment® was created by Denise Linn, best selling Feng Shui author and speaker. Interior Alignment® (IA) honors ancient knowledge of indigenous people all over the world and at the same time includes training on on 21st century healthy home practices, and how energy works and feels in our modern days, homes, offices, neighborhoods and cities. We are the modern day shamans to create the Home for the Soul. 

The Interior Alignment® Instinctive Feng Shui Practitioner Curriculum focuses on our connection to our home:

  • How we are linked to our homes
  • How to create a home for the soul
  • using our very special Synchro-Alignment™ processes to assist your client’s connection and understanding of their home, and is messages for them
  • Using this connection to understand what our clients need

Click here to read more or see them at Inner Harmony Feng Shui School.

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