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
Proud owner of PRES Staging® and expert home stager. I naturally started drawing interiors when I was very young. I see finished projects completed in my minds-eye as the client explains to me how they would love to see their space created. I then can draw sketches quickly to produce this vision right then and there with the client. My creative talents led me to full time work as a career counsellor working with people, designing workshops, facilitating groups when the economy did not support the luxury of home improvements. My many talents in this field was a happy marriage to own PRES the Professional Real Estate Staging Centre. Helping others start and run their own home décor businesses for redesign and staging, learning design principals and building confidence brings me great joy and passion. Working with people and helping them make confident decisions comes easy to me.