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The Feng Shui course was absolutely amazing, and completely went beyond my highest expectations.  Amanda’s dept of knowledge and willingness to share so selflessly truly makes this course a powerful academic and spiritual experience.  Her love and passion for Feng Shui are evident, and she teaches the complicated subject in a way that makes you want to know more!  Thank you so much for this beautiful powerful experience.

Marissa Dragoo, Attorney


I want to thank Amanda for providing this opportunity to myself and my classmates.  It was a truly amazing experience and it will resonate in my heart for always.  I learned so much from all of my classmates and also learned so much about myself.  Feng Shui is not just for your work, its for your life. Amanda and this work creates fulfilling lives for people with hopeful tomorrows and better today’s.  It was a lovely experience.  I wish everyone could enjoy.  I will definitely recommend this course to everyone I know.

Ally- Jo Frush, event planner


I so thoroughly enjoyed your course.  It has been a life changing experience.  Your love energy and enthusiasm for your art it is inspiring and a true blessing to me.  You are a very gifted teacher.  The loving atmosphere you create through your style and grace is truly healing and provides the perfect backdrop for learning.  I just want to say thank you for such an incredible experience.  Look forward to keeping in touch and share my growth in everything and just learned.

Linda Nolasco, School teacher


Having taken this course has truly been a blessing, and I am so thankful to have come across this incredible journey with such an amazing group.  Everyone’s openness was an inspiration to me.  After so many years of reading and applying this incredible sacred knowledge, this class has truly given me the vision of helping others bring balance and harmony into their space and lives.



Mireya Soto, Feng Shui and Realtor


Amanda this training has changed my life.  Through your guidance, experience and genuine support I have raised my vibrations and consciousness.  My perception and awareness of my environment has increased and I feel more aligned and empowered than ever before.

Even though Feng Shui is an ancient science I feel blessed by the experience of the magic of it.  Life has a distinct effervesance and sparkle.  I feel joy with the anticipation of what is to come.

James Knight, James Knight Feng Shui Photography.



Feng Shui is the perfect complement to my Acupuncture practice.  Amanda’s loving and very organized style of teaching makes this an amazing journey.  I wish all courses begun with morning meditation andOmchants.  I will forever cherish this experience!

Andreia Saboya, Acupunturist



Since I’ve taken Amanda’s Feng Shui class my life has opened up to so much opportunity, abundance and over harmony in my life.  Taking this course is not just learning about Feng Shui but learning about your self.  Sharing your light and love with everyone.  Its helped me see all that beauty life as to offer and honoring everyone’s beauty and gifts.

Justine Ramos, Feng Shui Consultant


Whether you simply have a desire to learn Feng Shui for your personal interest or your passion is to become a Feng Shui consultant, this class is” LIFE CHANGING” I can’t imagine a better way to invest in yourself than to have The honor of studying under Amanda Collins expertise.

Dana Wilkerson, owner and founder of Spa Velia


This training was a gift and a blessing at this moment of my life.

I am so, so thankful to have had the chance to be here.  Thinking about it yesterday, I remembered that it has been only 21 days since I got back to theUS.

An experience that I was dreading has just become one of the most powerful and beautiful experiences of my life. It feels that this has been all planned to receive me in this country and care of my soul.

Thank you!  Forever thank you!  Love you!

Marcia Formigari, Hewlett-Packard



Thank you Amanda! For creating such a loving space, allowing for growth and transformation.  I truly appreciate your genuine ever so loving spirit that brings me back to truth.  You’re a breath of fresh air and I feel so blessed to have met you, shared space and to move forward on my journey with you in this life time.


I was a bit disillusioned going into Feng Shui.  I thought it was simply moving and shifting a few items in ones home to bring balance.  I was wrong!  Feng Shui is so much more and Amanda embodies the essence of what Feng Shui truly is.  Feng Shui has been on all levels transforming and life changing.  It has brought harmony and balance to all areas of my life allowing me to move forward in my journey and embrace with complete self acceptance and love.

Monique Fierro,  Landscape designer


Feng Shui training with Amanda is one of the most positive steps I’ve taken for myself in this lifetime…I absolutely loved it! In addition to Ancient Feng Shui principles – which are covered thoroughly & in easy to understand formats – she offers a nice yoga and meditation component as part of the program that really assists in opening up and receiving this beneficial knowledge on a deeper level.  I look forward to moving forward with Feng Shui professionally and embracing the joy and transformation that I can assist people with to benefit their lives in great ways.  Thank you Amanda for shining your light so bright in this world and encouraging us all to do the same…Om Shanti ~ Nicole Pisciotto San Diego, CA



Hello Sweet Amanda!

Just wanted to send a quick note to say hello and to THANK YOU for offering such a beautiful place of learning and healing.  It’s so fascinating to observe and to participate in your classes.  Just like the very first meet up I went to, back in February, I see why people (myself included!) are so drawn to you.  You really are so full of light and love and joy, and you make it so easy for people to just have permission to release and allow them selves to be re-centered.  It really is so beautiful.  I really appreciate the interdisciplinary nature of it, and soooo much more.

Love and blessings

Marissa Dragoo, Attorney


Feng Shui Certification with Amanda Collins is MIND BLOWINGLY MAGICAL and my new TRIBE of LIKE-MINDED SOULS have already touched me so profoundly! I am so excited to share this ancient wisdom with others! Energized.

Dana Wilkerson


Dana Wilkerson Graduation Day – watch out world here I come a Feng Shui’ing! Amanda Collins is one of the most amazing lights of this world and a life changing instructor!

Dana Wilkerson

You are an awesome facilitator and my heart brims with pride and admiration for the way you carry the Light and deliver the information. Thank you so much for sharing so much of yourself. You are such an inspiration! Xoxox

James knight





Creating a sacred Altar

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A personal altar invites us to reconnect with the deeper parts of ourselves. Here’s how to get started.
1. Find a space in your home (inside or outside) where you could fit a small to medium table that is unobtrusive to walking paths or other furniture.
2. Find a small to medium table to put in said space.
3. Find a nice tablecloth to cover said table.
4. Place items that represent what you are building an altar to on the table, which is now your altar.
5. If you use your altar for ceremony, it is a good idea to find a table or desk that has drawers in it to store extra candles and tools.
6. You can place it in the garden, meditation or yoga room; I do not recommend placing it in the bedroom. If it most go in the bedroom place a screen around it.
Whenever you get a new item of a magical nature, such as a crystal, a special feather, shell, a new magical tool, then it is appropriate to pop it on your altar for a while to absorb the energy which is focused there.
Oracle cards are energized by being on an altar, as well as any items related to magical workings.
first, set an intention. To set the energy of your altar, simply declare or write down your intention – “Abundance Altar” or “Healing Altar” etc. Your home altar is a personal power spot for you where you can continue to grow and deepen your relationship with the divine and yourself. Simply declare your space, this is MY SACRED SPACE. Ask yourself, “if this altar could be about anything, what would it be about?”
Altars have been created from the beginning of time – not only to ask for blessing and connect to the divine, but also to give thanks, make personal magic and to honor those who have come before. Creating an altar CONNECTS the physical world with the spiritual world. It is a physical place for dreams to live and a direct telephone line to the invisible forces that weave through one’s life. An altar grows and changes responding to your life. An altar reminds us to honor and give attention to our inner lives as we develop inner-authority.
• ask for guidance and strength
• offer gratitude, send out blessings
• pray for yourself and others
• meditate
Indoors – if you are planning to set up a formal indoor altar, find a spot in your home where you feel comfortable placing this sacred space. This may be in the corner of a room, on a coffee table or cupboard top or shelf. Be mindful that it should be kept higher if there are small children or animals in the home.
Outdoors – an outdoor altar can be set up on an inverted plant pot, a log, or on an old table top set upon a wooden box – whatever flat surface you can find of a size which suits you. Again be mindful of small children and animals when planning a permanent altar in the garden.
Place similar items on this as for the indoor altar, although you may decide to have more garden-style items, such as a cement statue of a Goddess.
Traveling altar – If you travel and like the comfort of having some of your sacred space with you, you can simply pack up a few ritual items in a small toiletry bag and then set them up in your motel room or other accommodation – items could include a small altar cloth, shell, pine cone, and candles.
An altar can be used in many ways:

to say thank you to the powers that be
to celebrate Mother Nature in all her guises
to seek spiritual wisdom
to honor the ancestors
to offer up struggles
to receive creative inspiration
to dialogue with the deeper part of her being
to honor her body
Keeping the Magic Alive
• Visiting your altar daily
• Changing it around weekly
• Dust and wipe down the area around your altar (and yes, under your altar!)
• change the fabric, pick something fresh and present tense
• pick fresh flowers for your altar (and clean water for the vase)
• maybe a new candle, in a different color than you normally choose
• Place objects and images that feel current. Start with the question: “What wants to be on my altar?”
Altar set-up and Ceremony:
These are helpful guidelines…to just get started, create what FEELS right for you. Blessings.

Open Sacred Space- I look at this step as CALLING in my helpers and Sacred Guardians to create a space of which only Love, Light and Truth are present for me to do my “work”. So, remember that ALL is a part of the Divine but we do want to be working in the light so this step is important. Even though we may be “clearing” things that are may be lower in vibration…we are giving them into the light of the Goddess so she can transform them. She has the power to take ALL and transmute it into Love and Light. Take the time to sit down with a piece of paper if you want to and write out what each direction means to you or take guidelines from my sheet you if you like.
1. Come into your space,
2. Light your candle,
3. Light your incense, or sage from the candle etc,
4. You can start start facing East as is common because it is the direction of beginnings. Then you follow moving sunwise or clockwise. Then after Sacred Space has been made you can sit down to clear yourself and let go of anything you may be holding on to that is less then Love and Light, any heaviness. Check your body…it tells you. Any place feel tight or heavy? Go there and breath it out, take a Black Obsidian and rub on that area while you breath, shout it out, cough it out, cry it out, MAKE NOISE! You may tone it out. WHATEVER FEELS RIGHT DO IT!!! (It can be done without the Obsidian as well.)
5. Then when you feel clear…and only then, as it may take 5 minutes or 50 minutes. This is your journey to learn how to clear and heal yourself!!! It is time!!!
Then when you are centered you focus on the stillness, go into meditation, or begin your prayers, asking etc. Any sacred work you want to undertake can begin at this time. WHEN YOU ARE CENTERED!
Sometimes it is just to clear and get re-centered other times you may need clarity for something, other times you may be needing guidance. You have the ability to get it directly from your higherself from the Divine. Or you may feeling some emotions. These are just needing to be acknowledged and want to be release!!!! Emotions are not meant to stay inside us. Go into a your sacred space or the bathroom…whatever, and let it out.
This is what ceremony, ritual or prayer time is for. (What ever you want to call it.) Clearing our STUFF, re-centering, giving thanks and asking as if it has already come to be, this is the key, giving thanks again!
This is also a good time to do a Tarot reading, a card reading, pull a card for your day etc…just ask simply “What do I need to do or know today”, and pull a card, read it, and set it on your altar. Contemplate it during your day. You will be surprised.

6.Then when you feel complete. Stand up(by the way…you don’t have to sit in lotus position or anything, if you it doesn’t work for you…be flexible for where your body is at and if you feel…sit, lay down, whatever! LISTEN to your needs, do not force.
When you are ready, close space. This can be done many ways. Start with the direction you opened with and then turn counterclockwise etc. Or you can just thank all the energies together as a group.
Also, if you leave your space and forget to close space and you are at work or driving down the road…DON’T freak out!!! There is no time or space so, just bring your awareness back to your space and thank everyone and imagine closing it. And it is done!

8.Blow out your candle and you are complete.

Suggested Items for you altar
Goddess items, angels cards
Symbolic spiritual things, candles, charms, incense, a wand.
Items that represent the 5 elements
Earth – crystals, stones, sand, dirt from a site sacred to you, cornmeal, tobacco,
Wood: flowers, greens
Fire – a candle
Water – purified water, holy water, a seashell
Metal: an item made of metal a statue, singing bowl, bells, a knife.

Air – incense, sage or sweetgrass, a feather
Sacred texts or pictures which inspire you

The left side of your altar is the feminine side
The right is the masculine


Dear Feng Shui enthusiast,

Join Amanda Collins at the International Feng Shui School for the Feng Shui Master Certification Training, located in the beautiful San Diego Area.
The Training will be held January 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th,27th 2013; during this time you will learn how to become a professional Feng Shui consultant.

The potential market for Feng Shui services is massive and growing. Feng Shui is unique in that every residence and business can benefit from it. Now more than ever, people are seeking the ancient art of Feng Shui to bring abundance, growth and give them that competitive edge.
This trailing builds a solid foundation for a Feng Shui practitioner by revealing its underlying theories. Develop the profound ability to analyze the unique “energy blueprint” of a business or home to reveal its past, present and future potential.

Who should consider doing this Feng Shui Training?
1. If you always wanted to learn about feng shui even just to enhance your own life
2. People who want to become a professional Feng Shui Consultants earning up to $175 -$500 per hour and you will be ready to consult with clients from day one
3. Students who have received training at other Feng Shui schools and who now wish to learn advanced techniques.
4. Enhance your current profession as an interior designer, architects, landscape designer’s, real estate professionals, home stagers, professional organizers, light worker, acupuncturists and practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine and life Coaches.

How this will benefit your life
1. This Feng Shui course will help you become the master of your own life.
2. Improve health, family, love, creativity and prosperity in your life and the lives of others
3. Being a Feng Shui Consultant is one of the most rewarding and personally fulfilling professions – really making a difference to people’s lives.
4. Being conscious of your environment, making sure your home is a reflection of what you would like to manifest in your life.
5. This Feng Shui training will be one of the best investments you will ever make – not just of financial benefit but an investment in you – knowledge you will have and use for life.
6. The classical Feng Shui methods in this training have their basis in natural science and these ancient systems that have worked for over 6000 years.
7. You will develop confidence, intuition and understanding to enhance your own life as well as the lives of others.
8. You will learn all the necessary skills for success in the growing market for feng shui consultants
9. How to pick the perfect home for yourself or a client whether buying or renting a house or an apartment
10. On-going support when working with large or complex projects.
11. You will learn how to run a successful business.
12. Know how to build or remodel a house with amazing Feng Shui.
If you feel a desire and calling to learn about Feng Shui and help people it can be the most rewarding and fun career, there are so many amazing opportunities from Feng Shui for large corporations to residential clients, doing celebrities homes, writing a books, doing a feng shui TV show, making a line of DVD’s or CD’s teaching, feng shui product development, an online store, a retail store even franchising.

What you gain from attending the feng Shui Master Training

This class is such a great investment that is would cost much less then ever having to hire a feng shui consultant again whether for your present home, moving, remodeling, building or helping family members

You will be part of the San Diego School of Feng Shui alumni/ family where we have monthly classes, on-line support with all the previous graduates sharing there knowledge and experience.

You will receive a free listing on the San Diego School of feng Shui web site.

All the resources from how to start your business from A- Z from Web designers, business coaches, how to register your domain name.

This class will be fun, empowering, you will meeting over amazing people and create some life long friendships

You will receive certificate of completion from the San Diego School of Feng Shui, on completion of the training you will have a level of confidence to go out in the world and help improve peoples lives why earning a fantastic living. During the training you will have hands on training together we will go an Feng Shui a house bringing all the knowledge that you have learnt to take out in the world to start your business right away.

Amanda will be teaching you everything she has learnt over the past decade from leading Feng Shui Master from all over the world, numerous trainings and running a successful business Feng Shui consulting for fortune 500 companies to thousands of residential clients

During the training Amanda will share with you how she found feng shui and knew it was her life’s purpose and then turned it into a career that earns me and my family a rewarding income. It is her true passion and honor to inspire, educate and support you to be the best Feng Shui consultant you can be and to go out in the world improve people’s lives by creating supportive environments.

Training outline

Day One:
Classical Feng Shui
History of Feng Shui
The different schools of Feng Shui
Making sense of Feng Shui in the western world
East West Theory
The Nine Flying Stars
Five Elements

Day Two:
Introduction to the Lo Pan Compass
The External Environment, including streets, other buildings, neighbors, land and property shapes and location
The Eight Trigrams
The Internal Environment
The External Environment
The Luo Shu
Furniture alignment
How to calculate your own personal best directions
Case stud
Day Three
Yin/Yang Patterns
Spring Establishment
Construction Cycle Chart
Bldg Construction Year Charts
Floating the Sitting & Facing #’s
Form Feng Shui
Case study

Day Four
Architecture and Floor plans
Landscaping with Feng Shui
How to create a Healthy and natural Home
How to find create attract your soul mate using feng Shui
Understanding Electro Magnetic Fields
Case study

Day Five
Color Theory
Office and cubicle Feng Shui
Artwork and Feng Shui
Nursery feng Shui
Feng Shui for fertility
Clutter Clearing

Day Six
Space Clearing
Home Blessings
Using Feng Shui Secrets to Sell your Real Estate Listings Fast
Living a greener and healthier life
How to create an altar

Day seven
How to conduct a business and residential consultation
How to create you’re Feng Shui Business, your professionalism, ethics, confidentially, peer and community support
How to market your feng shui business, how to write bids, pricing, advertising packets, how to have your clients for life.
Grounding and protecting yourself before a consultation
Practicing feng shui professionally
Writing feng shui reports
Running your feng shui business

Day Eight
Conducting a real life Feng Shui consultation
Graduation dinner and ceremony.

Feng Shui Master Training Pricing
Early Bird pricing $997 if registered before November 15th
$1297 if registered after November 15th

Deposit $250
Refer a friend get $100 discount

The training is from 10am -5pm daily

If you just want to take certain days here is the price break down

Day 1 Beginners classical Feng Shui: $175
Day 2 Intermediate Classical Feng Shui: $175
Day 3 Advanced Classical Feng Shui: $175

Take Day 1, 2, and 3 at once for classical feng shui / flying stars: $499

Day 4 Floor plans, landscaping with feng shui, how to attract your soul mate, EMF’s: $175

Day 5 Feng Shui color theory, art work, nursery, fertility, and clutter clearing $175

Day 6 Space clearing, home blessings, feng shui and real estate, living a greener life, creating altars and vision boards: $175

Day 7 Starting your Feng Shui Business $150

Day 8 Going on a professional Feng Shui consultation half day $75

Monthly payment plans available debit and credit card payment plans are available.
To register for an upcoming Open House give us a call at (858) 736-7241 or email us at we have graduates and staff available to answer all your questions.



Celebrate in your Uniqueness!!!

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Make a promise to yourself today to be loving, kind and compassionate with your words, thoughts and actions. Celebrate your uniqueness!! YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!!


Let your light shine

Let your light shine

by John O’Donohue

May the light of your soul guide you.
May the light of your soul bless the work
You do with the secret love and warmth of your heart.
May you see in what you do the beauty of your own soul.
May the sacredness of your work bring healing, light and renewal to those
Who work with you and to those who see and receive your work.
May your work never weary you.
May it release within you wellsprings of refreshment, inspiration and excitement.
May you be present in what you do.
May you never become lost in the bland absences.
May the day never burden you.
May dawn find you awake and alert, approaching your new day with dreams,
Possibilities and promises.
May evening find you gracious and fulfilled.
May you go into the night blessed, sheltered and protected.
May your soul calm, console and renew you.


That purpose of the living room is the part of the home that the entire family can enjoy; it is also the room where you can entertain guests.

The living room is meant to be a place where people connect and spend time with each other. In that respect, the colors, furniture placement and decor should be used in a way that reflects togetherness and family.

Living rooms or Family rooms are generally the most public areas in the home, so it is important that the chi or energy is well balanced.

It is important that the living room should invite people to have good conversation and should make them feel comfortable and relaxed in it.

Placement of your furniture is important. It is best to place your heaviest pieces a couple of inches from the solid walls.

Your furniture should not overwhelm the room. Furniture piece’s that are too heavy for your room will decidedly interrupt the flow of Chi.

Arrange your sofa and chairs to form either an octagon or rounded shape, creating a hug shape with all the seating, supports connection and intimacy and relaxation.

Identify what the focal point of the room is maybe the view, fireplace, television and then create the seating around the focal point

If possible the main seating location should be able to see the door, or at least never with their backs towards it. It’s best if the main seating everyone is able to see the door from where they are sitting without having to turn for it this way they can relax, allow their nervous system to relax and enjoy conversation more.

Best not to arrange chairs face to face, a slight angle is recommended. People feel more comfortable this way.

Re-arrange your furniture so the pieces are not directly under heavy beams, especially if this is your main family room this gives feelings of oppression.

A living room is considered more yang in nature, so adding soft cushions and rounded furniture shapes well add a touch of yin and softness to the room.

The coffee table should be tidy and invite people to sit at it. Round or oval is best for energy flow and people will not hurt themselves on the corners. Place natural flowers or plants on it.

If the television is not important to you and your family if possible, place it in an armoire which has doors that can usually be closed when not in use. You can also get art work to place over the television that just slides across when you want to watch television.

By adding fresh leafy green plants will help in balancing the energy of the space.

Corners or dark areas should be lit up through the use or combination of clear colors, plants, mirrors or light. Earth tones is a great color for the living room its grounding and centering.

Mirrors are an important element to have into account in a feng shui living room. A mirror strategically placed can have many advantages; it can bring more light to a specific spot or reflect a symbolic element in it. It can also make the room look wider and can be used to reflect the door allowing to see it from a chosen spot.

Lights are a wonderful cure for corners of the living room and dark areas. Other great additions include pieces of artwork, live plants, family photographs and feng shui mirrors if used appropriately.

Living rooms should be free of clutter. Remove anything that does not belong in the living room and keep it as spacious as possible.

Great room to have your family portrait hung.
Feng Shui for your home


This the last eclipse and full moon for 2011, this is also the time of galactic alignment activation. With the Full moon in Gemini and still in Mercury retrograde this is an important time of being mindful in your relationships taking time to Communicate and be patient. It’s important today and in this season to slow down and tune in with the natural rhythms of creation.


Goddess Minutes from our November gathering
• Chakra Cleansing meditation: Nicole Pisciotto
• Write affirmations and intentions: Amanda and group sharing’s
• How to Create an altar: Amanda
• Each gathering we will be Honoring and learning about the different Goddess
• Each gathering we discuss and share ways to honor, remember and celebrate the Divine Feminine in you
• Sharing a meal together and meditation

• Creativity in the making Art class :Christina Rose
• Setting intentions for New Year
• Conscious Language: Group sharing
• Each gathering we will be Honoring and learning about the different Goddess
• Each gathering we discuss and share ways to honor, remember and celebrate the Divine Feminine in you
• Sharing a meal together and meditation

• Salt scrubs and body oils: Nicole Pisciotto
• Forgiveness Puja: Kathleen White
• Each gathering we will be Honoring and learning about the different Goddess
• Each gathering we discuss and share ways to honor, remember and celebrate the Divine Feminine in you
• Sharing a meal together and meditation

• Movement, dancing : Special Guest
• Tanta: Kathleen White
• Each gathering we will be Honoring and learning about the different Goddess
• Each gathering we discuss and share ways to honor remember and celebrate the Divine Feminine in you.
• Sharing a meal together and meditation

• Yoga: Nicole Pisciotto and Amanda
• Learning about the fairy’s and elementals: Amanda, Lisa and whomever else would like to share
• Each gathering we will be Honoring and learning about the different Goddess
• Each gathering we discuss and share ways to honor, remember and celebrate the Divine Feminine in you
• Sharing a meal together and meditation

• Honoring Goddess Saint Bridget Goddess of fertility, family, childbirth and healing and how to create a Celtic healing cross: Lisa Marie McKay
• Angels: Karen Goldstein
• Each gathering we will be Honoring and learning about the different Goddess
• Each gathering we discuss and share ways to honor, remember and celebrate the Divine Feminine in you
• Sharing a meal together and meditation

• Goddess Make up classes: Antonella Annibale
• How to dress like the Goddess that you are:
• Each gathering we will be Honoring and learning about the different Goddess
• Each gathering we discuss and share ways to honor, remember and celebrate the Divine Feminine in you
• Sharing a meal together and meditation

Recommended reading

• Wild feminine by Tami Lynn Kent
• Captivating unveiling the mystery of a woman’s soul by Staci Aldridge
• Hidden Messages in Water by Masaru Emote
• Beauty by Susan Wilson
• Summer with the leprechauns by Tanis Ann Hallowell
• Women who run with the wolves by Isabella Wylde

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