Workshop: Home and Life Make-Over using Feng Shui Principles

Garden Gate, Butchart GardensIt has been a number of years since I’ve offered any live courses (most of my offerings are on-line courses,) so this workshop at the Victoria West Community Centre is very special.

Feng Shui is much more than putting up a few decorations in your home. It involves all areas of your life! This Intensive 4 week course goes beyond ‘cures’ and helps you examine every aspect of your home and life. Following the path of the five elements of wood, water, fire, earth and metal each lesson in this course gives you proactive steps that help you balance, open, release, or shift energy in your home, and your life.

Mon Apr 8-May 6.   7:00-9:00pm 5/$69

Topics include:

  • Creating a Home Spirit Center
  • How to Space Clear your home
  • Identify and release energy-draining clutter,
  • Learn the elements of Fire, Water, Earth and metal
  • Embrace Feng Shui Colour
  • Practice Green Feng Shui.

This 10 hour course includes FB page ‘forum’ to connect during the week.
Location: Victoria West Community Center   521 Craigflower Road    250-590-8922.

© Deborah Redfern 2013 All rights reserved.

Nia Event: Heart Dance

Nia with Deborah invites you to

Heart Dance


Open your heart. Join me for the 4 weeks leading up to the Winter Solstice for Heart Dance, an hour and a half class featuring Nia Dance, guided meditation, soul journeys, drumming and sharing.

We will end with a welcoming the solstice ceremony on the twenty-first.


When: 4 Fridays From November 30 to December 21
Time:  10:15 to 11:45
Location: Fairfield Community Association – Garry Oak Room
Price / 4 classes: $48 advance / $56 at door

let the light in

Ring the bells that still can ring

Forget your perfect offering

There is a crack in everything

That’s how the light gets in.

Leonard Cohen

Music features: Sarah MacLaughlin •  Leonard Cohen • Loreena McKinnitt • Enya • Van Morrison


You’re Invited!

The sun may not be shining as brightly and warmly as we like. Summer may not feel like it is here. What can we do? Let’s party at the Monterey Center with sizzling hot Nia Music and moves and YOU are invited! Join me for 8 weeks of fun at the Monterey Center. Happy Happy Joy Joy Bliss Bliss!

Happy Brigit Day!

This lovely day of celebration marks the turn towards spring, the sleepy awakening of the land and the returning warmth of the sun.

You might know it as Imbolc, Candlemas – or even Groundhog Day. The ancient Irish Imbolc means ‘ewe’s milk’ because lambs were born at this time of year and the ewe’s began to give milk.

In Ireland it was known as Spring’s Beginning – even though February is the coldest month in many places, there is literally light at the end. Yesterday when I was driving to teach my Nia class I really noticed that it wasn’t dark yet!

To me, Brigit symbolises hope, the promise of abundance and plenty. For many it is a time for Spring Cleaning, and making plans. A number of years ago I wrote an article called Spring Cleaning with Intent. It is a lovely way of working with your intentions while cleaning and space clearing your home.

I found some lovely ideas for working with the energy of Brigid at The Goddess and The Greenman

A simple ceremony for Imbolc:

Prepare an area for quiet contemplation with:

  • Candle to represent the sun (or light a fire in the hearth),
  • A glass of milk to honour the returning energy.

Have a journal ready to record insights as you begin this meditation/contemplation: 

Light the candle and take a few moments to be fully in the moment and reflect on why you are here.

Questions to ask:

  • what new cycle is beginning in your life? Are there initiations, beginnings and/or resolutions; what hopes and dreams; what plans are being made?
  • what are you leaving behind, letting go of, discarding? 

~ As you record these in your journal, also turn your attention to ways you can support what is being initiated in your life.

~ Offer any prayers or songs you feel called to. A simple example might be:

Mother Earth, as the light returns and I welcome the return of spring,
I ask for your help in manifesting my plans for this season.

To close this ceremony, take a sip of the milk to honour the life from which it came. Blow out the candle or let the hearth fire go out. Some of the milk can be left outside to nourish any ‘wanderers’, be they spiritual or even the divine 4-legged variety. It is about gratitude and hope for the survival of all.

 © Deborah Redfern 2012. All rights reserved.


eCourse – Feng Shui Soulutions

Feng Shui Soulutions: Your 30 Day Home and Life Makeover

This eCourse consists of 30 days and 30 unique lessons to embrace feng shui home décor and life-style coaching. Following the path of the five elements of wood, water, fire, earth and metal each lesson in this course gives you proactive steps that help you balance, open, release, or shift energy in your home, and your life.

Lessons in this course guide you to:

  • Focus scattered energy.
  • Clear way for movement towards desired goals.
  • Find symbols that empower you to move forward or break past obstacles.
  • Create a Home Spirit Center.
  • Space Clear your Home.
  • Identify and release energy-draining clutter.
  • Feng Shui your front door.
  • Feng Shui your kitchen.
  • Feng Shui Your Storage Areas.
  • Embrace the elements including Fire, Water, Earth, Metal.
  • Embrace Feng Shui Color.
  • Feng Shui your bedroom.
  • Do Green Feng Shui.

You can begin your Feng Shui Soulutions today. This course is hosted by Self Healing Expressions. They will take good care of you at their website.


“Deborah has taken ‘dusty’ ideas from traditional feng shui and seamlessly made them sparkle, and appropriate for contemporary life. She has a unique way of presenting this material so that change seems simple, ideas seem fresh, and on top of that, everything seems so do-able.” ~ Stratton Semmes, California.

“Useful, uplifting, supportive, thought provoking course: I am truly amazed at the layers and depth of this course from the basics of feng shui…to applying them at a heart and soul level…and even a personal expression of feng shui. Even the format is easy to use.” ~ Eileen Kelz, Wisconsin.

“Your E-course is amazing Deborah! It is very thorough, insightful and full of useful exercises. Your links to Suggested Resources are very well thought out and complement each lesson. I’m looking at my environment and self totally different! Thank you so much for this invaluable course!” ~ Karen Jarldane, Colorado.

“As I read through Deborah’s feng shui online course, I did the meditations and implemented a number of her feng shui solutions (as they applied to my home). Have you looked at your front door lately and considered its impact on your life – from a feng shui perspective? I found the lessons in this course fascinating. Over a 30 day period, she guides the learner to focus on one feng shui solution daily – one tweak you may make to your home or life. In turn, I could feel energy shifting around me as I went through this life altering process. This is truly a terrific feng shui eCourse that will help shake things up in a very positive (and fun) way!” ~ June Cook.

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