Nancy Canestaro, D.Arch. lectures regularly about Feng Shui and Spiritual Dowsing in Knoxville, Tennessee. She is also available for lectures and workshops in other locations across the U.S. Lectures are on the principles of Feng Shui and how to create a more Nurturing Home. Workshops are based on her new book that walks participants step-by-step through the Flying Stars and Eight Mansions systems of Feng Shui, typically very difficult to learn through books alone.

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The University of Tennessee

Non-Credit Programs Personal Development
UT Conference Center
600 Henley Street
Knoxville, TN 37996

Feng Shui Made Easy
Do you want to create harmony in the spaces where you live and work? It all begins with understanding the energies that flow through the spaces and the way you receive them. Elements of color, furniture arrangement and creative space enhancements all add to this sense of well being. The Chinese art and science of Feng Shui have been used for centuries to create the best interior spaces that can enhance your quality of life. Learn how to draw the spaces in your home or at work, arrange furniture and create a mood that fits your lifestyle. When you complete this course, you’ll have a set of guidelines to make your home or work space more harmoniously.

See the UT Catalog for upcoming classes
Three sessions, Tue, Wed, and Thu from 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Course #: 13FA168
Cost:  $99
Contact: UT Professional & Personal Development or enroll online: Feng Shui Made Easy

Introduction to Interior Design
Become familiar with aesthetics (room size, furniture styles, color, pattern, texture, etc.), your functional considerations (traffic patterns, heights, widths, durability, etc.) and psychological aspects (color, lighting, style, etc.) of interior design. Learn how to draw spaces, arrange furniture and create a mood or style that fits your individual personality. Work with combining textures, patterns and colors, as well as visit local sources for plenty of creative ideas. There will be four field trips in addition to the class lectures during the second or third session.

September 30 – October 21, 2013
Four Mondays from 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Course #: 13FA163
Cost:  $129
Contact: UT Professional & Personal Development or enroll online: Introduction to Interior Design

Rhama: The Center of Healing Arts

(Courses in Classical Style Feng Shui and Spiritual Dowsing)
9237 Middlebrook Pike,
Knoxville, TN 37931

Manifesting Using Feng Shui and Crystals
with Nancy Canestaro and Nancy Val Verde
Date/Time:  TBA
Cost:  $40

Many of us have read the books on setting intentions for a better life. One of the toughest tasks, though, can be how to remain focused on what you want. There are many books that guide you in initially framing your aspirations. But few counsel as to how to stay focused over time. What’s really needed are props or cues in the right places as a constant reminder of what you want. Natural energy patterns in a house in combination with crystal remedies can help you focus on a goal. But how do you determine what the objects for manifesting should be and where they should be located? That’s where Feng Shui in conjunction with hermetic astrology can make a difference.

Typical life aspirations include wealth, health, career, fame, creativity, relationships, family, and knowledge. Feng Shui uses a nine square grid (bagua) that is laid over a floor plan of a home. Crystals are a powerful stimulus for manifesting what you want when used in the right place. But how do you know which crystals to use and where? Hermetic astrology is a tool for generating your own personal chart and includes information on which crystals could help you focus on your goal and where in your home to place them. Crystals act as a bridge between your personal energy (astrology) and the energy of the space (Feng Shui.)

Call the Rhama Center, 865-357-9642, to register for this workshop with Nancy Canestaro and Nancy Val Verde. If possible, before the workshop, email Nancy Val Verde at with your birth time, date, and place for a copy of your astrology chart and list of relevant crystals to use in the process. Also send a drawing of the outline of the outside walls of your home, with the front door, the entry you use, and most important, the direction out the back of your house (S, SW, W, NW, N, NE, E, or SE) noted on the drawing. We will have the crystals and Feng Shui information you need at the workshop to set up the process. Also, there are many, many wonderful crystals at Rhama  for purchase to aid in the process.

For information on dates for upcoming seminars, call
Nancy Canestaro, 865-588-5856, or
Nancy Val Verde, 661-382-2009