Feng Shui guides us to remove blockages, enhance positive energy flow
and balance the Five Element expressions in our work or living space
to help us manifest health, success and happiness!
What is Feng Shui?
Feng Shui is the 5,000 year-old art of energy alignment with one’s environment. The objective of Feng Shui is to align our environment with who we are and where we want to go in life in order to harmonize and optimize our energy at home, work and play. Feng Shui is sometimes referred to as acupuncture for our living space because it is based on the same principles of balancing Yin Yang and the Five Elements in Chinese medicine. Just as acupuncture works by activating energy flow and removing blockages to balance the Five Element organ systems in our body to restore healthy functions, so too does Feng Shui guides us to remove blockages, enhance positive energy flow and balance the Five Element expressions in our work or living space to help us manifest health, success and happiness.
Outer & Inner Environments
According to Feng Shui, our external environment and our inner nature constantly influence one another. Using in-depth principles of balance from the I Ching, Ba Gua and the Five Elements, we improve our space with Feng Shui to support our complete being. We may apply these same Feng shui principles to our living or workspace, to the local environment or to healing the planet.
Our external environment and our inner nature constantly influence one another
The Eight Pillars
Feng Shui is an integral part of the Eight Pillars of the Integral Way Taoist arts and sciences that constitute a comprehensive program to balance and evolve the body, mind and spirit.
While rooted in the Third Pillar, in practice, Feng Shui integrates with all Eight Pillars contributing a greater understanding of space, shape, directions and flow of Qi to the comprehensive knowledge of the Integral Way. Accordingly, our program includes elements of each Pillar. We also encourage our students to expand their studies by exploring other Pillars of the Integral Way in order to deepen their Feng Shui understanding & practice. For classes & seminars in all the Eight Pillars, go to the College of Tao website.
A College of Tao Institute
College of Tao
Feng Shui School is an institute of College of Tao. The College of Tao and Integral Health is dedicated to transmitting the 75 generations of the Integral Way’s priceless lineage. It was first founded as such in the 1920s China by Yo San Ni, a venerated Chinese medicine healer and Taoist Master with a special inclination for Feng Shui and later established in the US by his son, Hua-Ching Ni (aka OmNi) in the mid-70s.
The term “Integral Way” describes a stream of “original Taoism” that emphasizes self-cultivation of the energy of body, mind and spirit in order to attain health, happiness, longevity, and spiritual wholeness. This self-cultivation form of Taoism was elucidated in the teaching of Lao Tzu’s book the Tao Teh Ching and continued to be transmitted by Master Ge Hong and the various branches of the Complete Reality (Quanzhen) School. The Southern branch remained non-monastic with its teachings passed on from master to student and within Taoist families. The Ni family is one such family within the Southern branch.
Today’s New Direction
With the guidance of current leadership and in the spirit of balance and harmony, the goal of the Integral Way is to benefit all of humanity and give service to future generations, elevating the world that we call home through offering learning opportunities for fundamental and profound growth.
The College of Tao is the hub for the Integral Way community, overseeing all teaching and certification of the Integral Way tradition. The Chi Health Institute of the College of Tao grants Feng Shui School students their certificate diplomas and oversees all our credential renewals. Both the College of Tao and the Feng Shui School work in concert to bring about the best teaching and support to our students and our graduates.
The Taoist Eight Pillars
1. Taoist Philosophy – guidance to clarify & develop life goals & purpose
2. Self-Cultivation - meditation & movement arts: Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Ba Gua
3. Forecasting - I Ching, Feng Shui, Five Element psychology, astrology & face reading
4. Nutrition - seasonal, Yin/Yang, Five Elements, & individual constitution
5. Spiritual Arts – Invocation, Talisman & Subtle Energetic Intervention
6. Sexual Arts – Sexual Health & the Art of health preservation
7. Meditative Expressions – Contemplative Work, Calligraphy, Poetry, Art, Flower Arrangement, Gardening, Music
8. Healing Arts – Acupuncture /Acu-Release, Herbal Medicine, Infinichi Energy Healing & Medical Qi Gong, Coaching