Beth Grace, founder of American Academy of Metaphysics, is an Internationally recognized Chinese Metaphysics consultant and educator who utilizes many modalities of the Chinese system as you will see. She is incredibly passionate about sharing the power of this ancient wisdom with others for their personal empowerment and to improve the quality of their lives.
Read on to learn about her Feng Shui journey.
Q: Please describe your very first coming into awareness about Feng Shui.
Beth: I first heard about Feng Shui in the mid 90’s from my friend whose family is from Taiwan and who benefitted from the positive impact of using Feng Shui. Years later I thought Feng Shui would be a great addition to my interior design business, little did I know it would totally change my life!
Q: What is your branch of Feng Shui? How have you made it your own?
Beth: I am a Classically, internationally trained consultant who uses many modalities in the Classical system including San He Landform, 8 Mansions, 24 Mountains, Flying Stars, Xuan Kong Da Gua, and Qi Men Dun Jia Feng Shui. Though I have studied with many masters I have made it my own through personal use and experience, and by incorporating my extensive knowledge of Chinese Astrology to tailor environments to the unique individuals I am working with.
Q: How has Feng Shui changed your life?
Beth: My journey in Feng Shui, and the many related disciplines in Chinese Metaphysics I have studied, have changed every aspect of my life quite dramatically. These empowering practices have transformed my personal life, allowed me to travel and connect with colleagues all over the world, it has given me a successful and fulfilling career, and it allows me to make a difference in the lives of my students, clients, and those I care about.
Q: Describe your school’s approach to teaching Feng Shui.
Beth: My school’s approach is based on a solid understanding of the fundamentals as well as a great deal of hands on learning which focuses on practical application through case studies. My goal is for students to be confidently prepared to consult on their own and to have solid foundation to continue their studies in related disciplines.
Q: What is the newest addition to your curriculum?
Beth: I am now adding introductory 4 Pillars/BaZi information to allow students to incorporate astrological information in their Feng Shui approach.
Q: What is the latest area of expansion for your school?
Beth: In addition to in-person training courses, I am now taking a few students per year for one-on-one distance learning opportunities which gives students more individual support as well as the opportunity to learn at the pace that bests suits their needs.
Q: Besides yourself, what does your school offer that is unique to Feng Shui training opportunities?
Beth: One very important distinction and advantage of our school is the in person study of superior quality landforms available here in the Berkshire Mountains/Hudson Valley where my school conducts classes. There really is no substitute for this hands on experience of landform study.
Q: What is your guiding philosophy about teaching Feng Shui?
Beth: Many people think we are called to ‘fix’ the energy of places but in fact our job is to support and empower the people who live and work in the spaces we are called to. Any approach to Feng Shui must first focus on and seek to understand the people we are there to serve using all of the tools in Chinese Metaphysics at our disposal.
Q: What is your favorite nugget of wisdom about using Feng Shui yourself?
Beth: The most important thing I have learned about Feng Shui is that you must use this knowledge to support and empower yourself first before helping others. We cannot practice Feng Shui unless we first live it authentically and successfully ourselves.
Q: What additional training does your school offer or plan to offer?
Beth: In addition to Feng Shui I also teach 4 Pillars or BaZi Chinese Astrology through in person courses as well as one-on-one distance learning opportunities.
About Founder/Director, Beth Grace
Beth Grace is an International Feng Shui and Chinese Metaphysics consultant who began her studies at the New England School of Feng Shui and continued her training with Joey Yap in Malaysia as well as other masters in the United States and Asia. She is also a professional astrologer who uses BaZi or 4 Pillars astrology as Well as Qi Men Dun Jia, to understand her clients, assist them with their lifes goals and for business coaching. She also uses I Ching for divination and life guidance. In addition to Chinese geomancy and metaphysics she also incorporates dowsing in her work for Space Clearing, Earth Energies and water location for well sites.