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.


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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School Spotlight – Feng Shui School of Chicago

Featuring the Feng Shui School of Chicago with director and founder, Laurie Pawli.  Read more about the school, her passions and joys of teaching in Laurie’s own words…

The Interview…

Q: Please describe your very first coming into awareness about Feng Shui.
A: It was truly an “AhHa” moment which I remember so clearly as a turning point in my life. Feng Shui was being discussed during a 2 hour PBS special and after seeing the program, I was absolutely, positively “hooked”. It mirrored a reflection of who I am as a person… a focus on balanced design & helping others achieve their goals in life. I followed up with a 6 hour class and then received my Certification. The rest is history!

Q: What is your branch of Feng Shui? How have you made it your own?
A: BTB (Black Sect Tantric Buddhist School of Feng Shui). I follow the guidelines of BTB closely according to the teachings of one of my first teachers, Professor Lin Yun.

Q: How has Feng Shui changed your life?
A: WOW! Now THAT is a question! The life changes have been massive. And fabulous! We were going through an extremely challenging valley in life, and after implementing Feng Shui in our home… Voila! New career opportunities appeared in unusual ways. Helpful people popped up from nowhere. Stuff started to happen to reform the paths in our family. I have been able to follow my passion of design and have found my true life path with Feng Shui.

Q: Describe your school’s approach to teaching Feng Shui.
A: Each student joins the class with an exciting energy to learn. My method is to continue that flow of energy while using a light hearted approach to the serious subject of Feng Shui. My technique includes examples of real life experiences using various Feng Shui adjustments, and the stories of success that are achieved.

Q: What is the newest addition to your curriculum?
A: The newest teaching program is through the addition of webinars. I’ve started a series of short, affordable classes that focus on particular aspects of Feng Shui.

Q: What is the latest area of expansion for your school?
A: We are now in Florida, too! And we will be hosting our first weekend retreat from March 1 to March 3, 2019, in Sarasota, FL which will focus on the middle areas of the Bagua: Sand, Surf, and Sun (Earth, Water & Fire)

Q: Besides yourself, what does your school offer that is unique to Feng Shui training opportunities?
A: Much of the Certification training is held in person. We also travel off site to conduct Feng Shui and Space Clearing consultations. The class also visits a design showroom where we analyze the 5 elements of Feng Shui in furniture to learn how each piece of furniture can be used in various guas.

Q: What is your guiding philosophy about teaching Feng Shui?
A: Everything is in perfect timing. Timing is always exactly as it should be for each student or client as they implement Feng Shui in their lives. I view myself as the catalyst to share the information of Feng Shui when that energetic time appears.

Q: What is your favorite nugget of wisdom about using Feng Shui yourself?
A: Always keep moving forward.


Director and Founder, Laurie PawliMore about Laurie
Laurie Pawli is the Founder and Director of the school, and has taught and certified hundreds of students from all areas of the world. Laurie is Certified from the Integrative School of Feng Shui (2001) and has studied with Professor Lin Yun, Katherine Metz, Crystal Chu, Roger Green, Eliott Tanzer and many others. She sends her mom much love and gratitude for placing her on the Feng Shui path!

The Feng Shui School of Chicago (Chicago and Sarasota campuses) teaches Feng Shui guidelines based on BTB, the front door of the space, exterior areas, flow of chi, the bagua, the I Ching, and incorporates teachings of Grandmaster Professor Lin Yun.

The 75 hour Professional Consultant Certification Training Program consists of a combination of 40 hours of “in person”, hands- on, classroom study, conference calls, field trips, on site consultation and space clearing, out of classroom projects, personal observations, meditations, bagua study, I Ching, marketing your business, EMF’s, Chi Flow, Color and Furniture placement, transcendental adjustments, blessings. 

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The Power of Stillness

Learn from Kristi Stangeland how the power of stillness and meditation can make a difference to help you make connections, to grow, to learn, and discover the wonder in ourselves.Buddha, Meditation

“The Buddha clearly taught that even if one has great knowledge if his mind is not quiet, then the knowledge is worthless. The heart must be still to learn.”

Dalai Lama: What Matters Most, Conversations on Anger, Compassion, and Action by Noriyuki Ueda

I recently researched the Black Sect Feng Shui tradition versus Northern Geomancy. My interest in the latter stems from my heritage, as my father’s parents emigrated from Norway. I wanted to jump into Northern Geomancy and Feng Shui to make amazing connections. One of my first steps was to make a connection between the runes and trigrams. I looked at color associated with guas versus runes, definitions, polarity and elements. I took the first nine runes and compared them to the eight guas and the T’ai Chi. I calculated the numerology of the trigrams related to the position of the runes.

But despite my enthusiasm, I was floundering, frustrated and not making good connections.

I then realized that I needed to settle down and take it slowly with meditation. This is not my style (I have a client who tells me, “You like quick!”) but every part of me told me that this was how I could achieve a better understanding of the connection between Feng Shui and the Runes of the Northern Tradition. I decided to follow the spirit of an exercise in Nigel Pennick’s book Secrets of the Runes and meditate on the Elements (including Northern and Chinese) and related runes and guas. This practice helped me substantially deepen my connection with the guas. For example, Gen is generally thought of as mountain or knowledge. But when you read the interpretation of the I Ching, the essence is stillness.

Through this process, I was able to make the connections, because as Buddha reminds us, “The heart must be still to learn.” Indeed, some of the greatest minds in history, including Einstein, Dali and Aristotle, have been proponents of using different kinds of meditation techniques to release creativity to discover “a-ha!” moments.

Taking the time to ponder the trigrams through meditation gave me a much deeper understanding of the bagua and helped me see connections to the runes. So when struggling to find a solution for a vexing problem or a way to enhance your creativity, remind yourself (as I do) to slow down and just do it! Meditate.


Kristi Stangeland, MeditationKristi Stangeland is the founder of FSC, a company dedicated to helping corporate and private clients realize their goals using Feng Shui practices. Prior to establishing FSC, Kristi, who holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a CPA license. Read more about Kristi.

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