Mark Ainley Teaches Contemporary Feng Shui to PRES Members

The PRES Vancouver Area members were treated to a workshop with Contemporary Feng Shui expert Mark Ainley. Mark has been studying Feng Shui for many years and was introduced to Western Feng Shui through Rhea Peake. Mark terms his Feng Shui ‘Contemporary Feng Shui’. He does consulting work in Japan and ‘contemporary’ works much better for that client group!

Mark introduced the PRES Members to the 5 Elements of Feng Shui:

1. Earth
2. Fire
3. Wood
4. Metal
5. Water

It was fascinating to learn how to apply the 5 elements when we are staging a home, or doing a home makeover for living. By using at least 3 out of the 5 elements you can create balance and harmony in a space.

Feng Shui is a very deep subject and if you really want to become an expert in it take a look at some of the courses that Mark and others offers. Knowing a little about Feng Shui is better than not knowing anything about it. While it is growing in popularity in North America, like home staging the public needs to be educated on it.

Mark and PRES Founder & Creator Dana J. Smithers recorded a live webinar for PRES members outside the Vancouver Area to listen to.

Colleen McClure
Colleen McClure Administrator & Proud owner of PRES Staging® - Expert Home Stager. When I was very young I began drawing interiors, it just came naturally. When I work with a client now, I see the finished project completed in my minds-eye as they explain how they would love to see their space created. I am able to provide sketches on the spot of their vision so this invokes client confidence and excitement for the project from the inception through to the brilliant manifestation – How Fun! When the economy did not support the luxury of home improvements, other passions led me to full-time work as a career counsellor. I very much enjoyed assisting people one-on-one to discover their own talents but this was an arena where I would develop effective techniques in workshop design and group facilitation as well. This would lead to a ‘happy marriage’ as I would apply these skills and passions when I purchased PRES Staging® - The Professional Real Estate Staging Centre. It’s truly the greatest joy to inspire others to discover and hone their innate talents – To witness their emerging confidence while coaching them on design principals and providing them the tools to start and run their own Home Décor businesses for Redesign and Staging. If you’ve ever thought you might enjoy this line of work, or even to do it for yourself and friends, get in touch – Let’s chat!