Feng Shui


Ellen is trained in Pyramid Feng Shui and is certified through the Feng Shui Institute of America.  Pyramid Feng Shui is a contemporary western adaptation of ancient Chinese Feng Shui, integrating biology, psychology, cultural anthropology, physics and other environmental considerations to assess how an individual experiences their environment.  Recommendations are substantiated using information from these social and scientific fields.  Pyramid Feng Shui also places the individual at the center of the process by using a customized approach that takes into account the culture, beliefs, and design preferences of the client.

Through an integrated approach of the use of these disciplines, Pyramid Feng Shui practitioners identify the many influences of the person-place connection and create recommendations for long-lasting, sustainable change, achievement of goals, and support of positive living.

Feng Shui is one of many practices that are spokes on the wheel of the Tao or the Way.  The philosophy is based on the Tao Te Ching, the writings credited to the 6th century philosopher, Lao tzu. 


Common Terms

Feng Shui Translation: wind & water
Tao   Translation: the Way
Yin/Yang  Concept: The harmonious relationship of extremes:  Dark balances light, quiet balance noise, cold balances hot, empty balances crowded, curved balances straight...
Chi  Energy or vitality as expressed by motion, size, color, shape, direction, time, position, smell, taste, touch, sound, season...
The Five Elements Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood


Chinese medicine applies the same principles to the physical body.  We use a tool developed by pioneers of Chinese medicine in the West, Harriet Beinfield LAc & Efrem Korngold LAc OMD, co-directors of the Chinese Medicine Works acupuncture clinic in San Francisco, to determine each individual’s elemental affinity to design space that best support them.  Complete the Archtype Self-Assessment Profile on page 6 of their health profile to discover your element.