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Mar 26, 2018

057: Feng Shui Your Yoga Space with Marina V. Umali

 

Shannon has invited designer Marina Umali to the show to answer some of the questions asked by many of you in The Connected Yoga Teacher Facebook group about setting up your yoga spaces.

 

Marina is a New York State certified interior designer and Feng Shui practitioner. She studied architecture at Parsons School of Design and Interior Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She also practices yoga and has had the opportunity to visit many yoga studios.

 

Shannon and Marina discuss setting up your at-home or studio space keeping direction, colours, fabric choices, lighting and more in mind. Marina also shares with us when and how to clear the energy of objects and spaces for a more peaceful practice and how yin energy can be expressed through design choices you make.

 

Marina’s work is a blend of striking design and practical functionality and the power of intention and good energy flow. She believes that deep, lasting improvements to your environment create deep, lasting improvements in your life. Most recently, Marina became certified as a cruelty-free designer.



08:30 Marina’s journey to becoming an interior designer

 

11:10 Marina’s top Feng Shui tips: 1) no clutter 2) command position

 

13:50 Tips for clearing your clutter

 

14:45 Is there any direction that we should we be facing?

 

16:40 The relationship between Feng Shui and windows

 

17:35 Colours for yoga spaces

 

19:50 Organizing your yoga space within a room with various functions

 

21:10 Other Feng Shui tips: 1) room in the back of house with yin energy 2) natural materials, soothing colours 3) options for lighting

 

22:20 Marina’s recent cruelty-free certification

 

24:15 Feng Shui fabric suggestions

 

25:10 Tips on creating an altar space and clearing objects of past energy

 

27:55 Clearing your yoga space before practicing (at home or before teaching your class)

 

29:25 Clearing our minds before practicing yoga

 

31:35 Feng Shui for your electronics

 

33:30 Energy around your bed- the effect of books and storage

 

36:55 Marina’s experience with energy in yoga spaces she’s visited

 

37:45 A few more tips from Marina 1) use green cleaning products 2) paint with low VOCs 3) use inspirational quotes or graphics in your space

 

38:45 The energy of mirrors in yoga studios

 

39:30 How to work with Marina

 

40:35 Shannon’s final thoughts and her big takeaway


Marina's Website

 

Marina V Design Studio on Facebook

 

Marina V Design Studio on Instagram

 

Blog Post: How to Solve Health Problems with Feng Shui by Marina Umali

 

Accessible Yoga Conference in Toronto June 22nd-24th, 2018

 

Yoga for Pelvic Health Teacher Training

 

Mama Nurture Teacher Training (RPYT)

 

Gratitude to our Sponsor Schedulicity

 

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