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Architect, author, economist and feng shui practitioner,
Tom is one of the founders of the "Green Architecture" and "Sustainability" movements.
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Brock is a co-founder and co-owner of Occidental Arts and Ecology Center and the Sowing Circle Intentional Community. He also co-directs OAEC's permaculture design and wildlands biodiversity programs. He is a wildlife biologist and permaculture, erosion control and watershed restoration consulta.
Martin is a master of eloquence and innovative language and a leading thinker, writer and teacher. Through story, music, ritual and writing, he helps people in many lands to retain their diversity while remembering their own sense of place in the daily sacred through the search for the Indigenous Soul.
William is a recognized authority on health and environmental issues, feng shui, natural architecture and community planning. His own approach to vital design, Intuitive Feng Shui ®, is presented in his bestselling book, "Feng Shui Made Easy: Designing Your Life With the Ancient Art of Placement".
Janine Björnson is a natural builder, practitioner and educator. She began her career in natural building when she trained with The Cob Cottage in 1996. Since then, she has taught over 40 workshops in Canada and the United States, from east to west.
Kimberly is a native daughter of San Francisco and has a deep connection to the spirit of this dynamic and spectacular landscape. She brings over 14 years of experience as a student and practitioner of Feng Shui, Ecological Design and Spirit work into her private practice..
Former Program Director of the International Institute of Bau-Biologie® & Ecology, Vicki undertook the task of reorganizing the structure and course material to re-establish IBE as the premier leader in educating individuals about building healthy homes and buildings.
David has had a life-long interest in natural medicine, indigenous ethnobotanical knowledge, and botanical alchemy.He is an acupuncturist and herbalist with over twenty years experience.
Matthew Chapman is a full time feng shui consultant, living in San Francisco, California. Matthew is a regular speaker at conferences around the country. He is currently writing a book about the Five Transformations.
As the CEO of Ideal Balance,a nutrition and lifestyle consulting company, and an experienced corporate professional, Monica focuses on helping female entrepreneurs create profitable, balanced businesses. Monica conducts workshops internationally and lives in New York City.
Penny has been teaching internationally and working professionally in the land management, regenerative design & permaculture development field for 25 years and has extensive experience..
Carol Venolia is an architect and educator who has been involved with ecological building and natural remodelling for over thirty years.
Note: Some Teachers will teach in varying years.