About Us

 

Jill Kostrinsky was born and raised in  New York. She graduated from the State University of New York at Albany  with a BS in accounting and went on to forge a successful accounting  career. After getting married and having two children, Jill and her  family moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1992.  Jill took time out from work  to raise her children,  went back to school, and is now a graduate of  the esteemed Western School of Feng Shui. She specializes in residential  and business Feng Shui, has been featured on the top 40 radio show,  STAR 94 in Atlanta, and has become a highly sought after speaker, on  land and sea, throughout the world.

Her hobbies include chess, tennis, yoga and Hebrew language studies.

In  2010,  Jill and her family moved to Southern California. She lives in Tustin with her husband, and has three children, ages 29, 26, and 20.   She recently adopted a Havanese/Poodle dog named Jaxson.

What is Feng Shui?

 What is Feng Shui?

Feng Shui (pronounced “fung shway”)  literally means wind and water. The practice of feng shui dates back  several thousand years. Early practitioners of feng shui looked for the  most auspicious places for burial sites because they wanted to be sure  that their ancestors would be happy in the afterlife (and that they  would take care of their living descendants).

An auspicious  location was one that was above the flood plains and below strong winds;  a balance between two extremes.  They looked for settings that were  located in a safe embrace of land which was blessed with harmonious  energy (chi).

 Western development presents a very different  scenario than that of the original feng shui practitioners. This  presents the 21st century feng shui practitioner many challenges. Many  times, we are not able to choose which direction our home or office  faces or where the bedroom is located. Nevertheless, feng shui gives us  many tools in order to transform our environment to one which uplifts  and supports us.

Feng Shui can give one the knowledge to  transform his/her life. In Feng Shui, the quality of one’s life, and the  quality of his environment, are intimately connected. This has nothing  to do with what kind of house someone lives in or how much money they  spend on decorating. The whole premise of Feng Shui is based on one idea  - the places that one habitually spends time, such as a home or  workplace, are mirrors of the inner self, and the inner self is  reflected back in these places.

Feng shui bagua map

One  of the most results-producing tools in feng shui is the Bagua Map.  Bagua literally means “eight trigrams.” These trigrams are each  associated with life aspects such as health, fame, love, and creativity.  The Bagua Map charts where each of these life aspects are located in  the home (or workspace) and shows where the Chi of these life aspects  flows through the home, giving every part of the environment special  importance and meaning. There’s no place to hide when practicing Feng  Shui - every square inch counts.

It’s uncanny how often people  find  a correlation between the way their homes are designed and their  ongoing problems. When working with the Bagua map, one can create a flow  of vital energy in oneself and in the home/workspace.

Clutter

 One  of the greatest challenges in our abundant world is to simplify and  organize our possessions. As the old is released, new opportunities and  belongings come in. Organizing possessions reinstates creativity and  vitality.  Decongesting a space makes everybody feel happy and  energized. There are no spaces that can hide from “feng shui eyes.”   When you clear clutter you get rid of stagnant energy and make way for  healthy, positive flow of Chi (energy) to your home or workplace.

Yin/Yang

Feng  Shui concentrates on striking a balance between two extremes. Early  practitioners called these extremes yin and yang. Yin relates to  qualities such as dark, feminine, low, cool. Yang relates to masculine,  light, high, hot. Most people prefer a balance of yin and yang.

Five Elements

The  five elements of water, wood, fire, earth and metal are considered to  be the building blocks of everything physical on earth. Sometimes a  balancing of the five elements is all that is needed to bring an  environment into balance.