SO, Now You're a CERTIFIED Feng Shui Consultant! by Feng Shui Long Island & New York

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So, Now You're a Certified Feng Shui Consultant! By Feng Shui Long Island & New York

I remember so well attending the very first Certification Classes in Feng Shui Studies way back in 1996 by the very first school that was Licensed and Accredited to offer them.  And I reflect today on just how many things have changed.

In 1996 we were afforded the Real Masters of Feng Shui from a variety of different schools of methods of Feng Shui.  Our graduating class came from across the County with only 3 of us actually living in New York where the course was being held.

Old Westbury NY Professor Lin Yun MonestaryInside the Very Beautiful Monestary by HHH Professor Lin Yun, Old Westbury Long Island New York.

In between classes on Special Weekend Intensives we had the further opportunity to study with even MORE of the best mentors from across the world, flown in to teach, reach and inspire us all in their different and very unique ways.

We learned The Black Sect Method, The Compass Method, Western Methods and The Form School.  We studied the I Ching and were able to attend certain extra classes on incredible Space Clearings and Blessings.  There were 33 students and, unfortunately, many never went on to actually work at the career they loved.

Carole Provenzale Feng Shui Long Island NY ConsultantAt the Lin Yun Monestary in 1997, graduation Day!

We had to learn floor plans and submit them and find our own projects which were critiqued carefully by our Mentors.  We were taken out into "the field" to first see how Feng Shui Consultations were performed and then try to evaluate the homes and businesses ourselves from a Feng Shui Perspective and incorporate changes we believed should be made.....and WHY.  We were taught about Intention, Mindfulness and NonJudgment and we were taught that our purpose was to help others and inspire them.

Classes for Feng Shui Certifications now are offered online in some cases.  You read a book or two and you get a Certificate in the Mail.  Some of the Feng Shui Schools still adhere to a rigid schedule but a large amount of that is now the ever important, ever present "Marketing."  I agree how important that is but I have to ask, are they getting LESS Feng Shui?

The day finally came.  33 Hopeful Feng Shui Consultant Graduates and our Graduation was held at the Lin Yun Monastery in Old Westbury Long Island New York.  That in itself was a thrill.  We were not told that day that his High Holiness Professor Lin Yun was flying in to speak to the first group of Feng Shui Consultants in the County and give is a special blessing.

Carole Provenzale Feng Shui Long Island NY 2007Receiving a Special Blessing at my 10 Year Anniversary of becoming a Certified Feng Shui Consultant ....HHH Professor Lin Yun 2007.

And then, it was over. My fellow graduates flew back home to their own homes and we were "cut loose."  No marketing at all.  Some of us returned to our old jobs and practiced on weekends. 

Old Westbury NY Professor Lin Yun Monestary

It's time, I thought, to try to get the word of Feng Shui out there....but How? 


To be Contined................


Feng Shui Long Island & New York City Consultant

*Carole Provenzale has been a Certified Feng Shui Consultant since graduating from the Country's very first School for Feng Shui Studies that was licensed and accredited in 1997.  Carole provides on site Feng Shui Consultations on Long Island NY, Queens New York and New York City - NYC

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**Laura Cerrano is a Second Generation Certified Feng Shui Consultant who has trained with Feng Shui Long Island and Masters from across the Country including Shamans to incorporate Native American beliefs and Space Clearings into her Feng Shui Consulting Firm, Feng Shui Manhattan New York City NY.  After co-consulting on site for many years Laura began her own business in 2000 and has a strong client base in New York City.


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Laura Cerrano is a second-generation Certified New York City Feng Shui Consultant Expert. As a full-time Feng Shui consultant, Laura provides bicoastal consultations and workshops for residential, commercial, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies and healing faculties. In addition, Laura is a resident teacher at the Metropolitan Institute of Design in Syosset, NY. She has been featured in highly respected publications and TV networks such as Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," PBS, CBC Television, BBC Radio and The New York Times. 



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Ann-Marie Clements
Candidate for an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership - Saint John, NB
Ed.D. candidate, Innovative Proactive Principa

Hi Carole,

CONGRATULATIONS!!!  Education creates smarts and smarts creates wisdom...  ;>))

Feb 27, 2010 03:22 PM #1
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

Wow, I didn't realize this was such an in-depth course of study.  No wonder you have such wonderful success stories to tell about turning people's lives around.

Feb 27, 2010 03:58 PM #2
Jackie Connelly-Fornuff
Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY - Babylon, NY
"Moving at The Speed of YOU!"

Hi Carole, great story about your Feng Shui education. I love the photos!

Feb 27, 2010 10:13 PM #3
Irene Kennedy Realtor® in Northwestern NJ
Weichert - Lopatcong, NJ

I love this post, Carole! What an intensive program.

Feb 28, 2010 12:48 AM #4
Sharon Paxson
Compass - Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach Real Estate

Carole - thanks for sharing your information about your training, and graduation. Congratulations. To get the word out - continue what you are doing - use the social networks. I know when I think of feng shui - I think of you.

Feb 28, 2010 01:57 AM #5
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Oh, I think you've done a wonderful job of getting the word out about Feng Shui.

Love the photos of you at your graduation!

Feb 28, 2010 02:49 AM #6
Debi Boucher
Real Estate Showcase Photography - Woodland Park, CO
"Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours

Hi Carole - I had no idea your training was so extensive. No wonder you are the STAR at what you do! And I agree - you do a wonderful job getting the word out :)


Feb 28, 2010 03:36 AM #7
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Hi Carole!  About how many hours did you have invested in your Feng Shui certification?  I would imagine with our "Less is More" mentality that the individuals becoming "certified" today do not put anywhere the amount of time or intensity that you and your original classmates did.

I love your graduation photo with your long and flowing hair.  Does Feng Shui apply to how one dresses?


Feb 28, 2010 04:54 AM #8
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Carole..I just love when you explain the details of being a certified FENG SHUI and all the work  and dedication that goes into it...Thank You


Feb 28, 2010 06:11 AM #9
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Hi Ann-Marie, Let's hope I have some of that by now :)  It's been a wonderful journey.

Jane, Feng Shui is very intensive.  Many of the courses you don't have to take but I wanted to know everything :)

Jackie, The old 35mm....and low light conditions :(  I do wish they came out better but considering their age...

Irene, It was and it was wonderful.  I do miss hearing from lots of old classmates and wonder if they persued it.

Sharon, What a nice thing to say.  I don't use the social networks as much as I can except for here mostly because I'm so busy and on so many sites but I know they can help!

Craig, That was one old photo.  I am trying to get the group one I have restored (we're talking OLD :)

Debi, We learned things I had never heard of....Bio Biologie (which is electro magnetic energy and going green).  Quite progressive for 1996!

Bruce, The good old days.  Depending on what type of "Certification" someone want to go for can make a huge difference in the amount of knowledge they will have when they are done.  And yes, btw. There is Feng Shui for Beauty which is gaining in popularity.

Hannah, I am still learning and still taking workshops or classes when there are some wonderful true Masters I can get to.....the learning never ends.


Feb 28, 2010 08:35 AM #10
Laurie Mindnich
Centennial, CO

Hey, Carole- I need a brush up!

You blogged once about a front door and back door being visible to eachother, and had tricks to avoid that money in, money out danger of this set up, but I forget what the thing was that's supposed to stop the money from going right from the front door to the back- honestly, ever since I read that, I've been afraid of my doors! Would you mind reminding me of the solution? I only trust the real deal, and in Feng Shui, that's you!

Feb 28, 2010 08:38 AM #11
Jo-Anne Smith
Oakville, ON


You certainly received the very best education and training possible in Feng Shui and are the most qualified and talented consultant I know (with Laura following closely in your footsteps)...

beautiful photos!


Feb 28, 2010 10:20 AM #12
The Somers Team
The Somers Team at RE/MAX Access - Philadelphia, PA
Real People. Real Dreams. Real Estate.

Carole - Very impressive and intense !  And beautiful !  Congrats... am in awe ! 

Feb 28, 2010 10:27 AM #13
Gabriela Agostinelli
RE/MAX100 - Leonardtown, MD
your full time agent!

You had a great training, that explain why you are so professional. Looking forward for the part 2! Thanks!


Feb 28, 2010 10:50 AM #14
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Realty ONE Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale

Hello Carole and a great accomplishment and a interesting post and pics! I will photograph my Buddha collection some time and post them to the network.

VB ;o)

Mar 01, 2010 10:33 AM #15
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