Last updated on January 20, 2015
Feng Shui, the oriental art of placement, has been around for thousands of years. For generations its principals have been handed down as a form of folk wisdom. Masters and adepts were called in to clear out negative spirits. Homes were sanctified and protected by invisible space.
The techniques evolved over time to include: Choosing building sites, designing the interior environment, and placing furniture.
When done, consciously, good health and good fortune will follow. It’s written in the stars.
Over time three different schools of thought developed, each of which addressed environments from a different, yet compatible, point of view. The Taoists were the earliest practitioners, followed by those who called themselves Confuscion’ists. The most recent school of thought has been developed by Buddhists calling themselves The Black Hat Sect. More recently there is a growing group of practitioners doing research and development with a technique known as Local Space. You won’t find much written on this before 1990 or so because it is too mathematically complicated to learn without a computer and a rudimentary understanding of astrology.
The underlying principal of feng shui, and all the esoteric sciences is the concept of Chi. ( Prana is the word that is used in Vaastu Shastra,) Chi is the life force energy that flows through everything. It’s invisible yet powerful, and when it is blocked or obstructed it can impact our lives in surprisingly undesirable ways. Learning how to arrange our landscapes, our living rooms, and our lives in alignment with flow of chi energy is what feng shui is all about.
This experiential course of study will enable you to practice feng shui for yourself and for others. If you’re interested in becoming a professional in the field I offer a mentorship program available to those who qualify.
The course of study that I have developed begins with the philosophy of feng shui and covers how belief systems combine with human psychology & science to create our life circumstances. Additional topics will include:
- How and why feng shui works.
- The three different schools and what each has to offer.
- The Elements. Balancing the elements is a key component along with determining the best geographical direction for sleeping, cooking, and working.
- The geographical directions.
- The maps. (Bagua, Local Space, Astro-Cartography
- The problem with clutter.
- Feng Shui in the Garden.
- Eliminating sleep problems with feng shui.
- How to increase wealth & resources. Finding a career or job. Selling/Buying real estate.
- Smoothing out relationship difficulties.
- Living with electro-magnetic energy and it’s impact on our health.
Creating safe and sacred space.
Ida’s interest in feng shui began during college while studying art & interior design in the 70’s. She gained practice in the field while working as a real estate agent. Today, she uses feng shui along with yoga & astrology to help others create balanced, healthy, lives. Some of her experience in the field includes: Brookdale College, St. Barnabas Hospitals (NJ), the Breast Center at Monmouth Medical, Lucent Technology, NJ Supreme Court offices, a golf course, 100’s of residential properties, real estate offices, retail stores, yoga centers large and small, business offices and schools. she has been a state & national presenter at various conferences teaching others how to balance their lives with Feng Shui.