About Guest Teachers


Caroline Patrick BorNei is a professional Artist, Master Feng Shui Educator and Author of Diary of A Feng Shui Consultant and Visual Artist. She teaches Art and Feng Shui workshops and consults with architects, corporations and individuals throughout the US.  Caroline is known as “The Puzzle Master” for her quick insight on how to fix problem areas in any environment. She was a student of His Holiness Grandmaster Lin Yun and his Black Sect Tibetan Buddhism School. An expert in what is known as “Five Element Painting,” she creates sacred art where each stroke, color, shape and line has meaning. Caroline educated readers over 14years with her weekly newspaper column called “West Meets East” for the Benicia, California Herald and other publications. She also owned a Feng Shui Shoppe and Art Gallery in the Bay Area of CA for nine years. She now lives in the Pacific Northwest.

Marianne Chalmers Talkovski

is a licensed Acupuncturist and Aesthetician. She works with the Face and Physical Form by enhancing beauty and optimizing physical function. In her private practice, she incorporates Facial Diagnosis to reveal and treat emotional issues that influence healing and transformation. She works with rejuvenation techniques for the face and for injuries of the body. She graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, NY and apprenticed with skin care guru Ling Chan of Ling Skin Care, Lillian Pearl Bridges of the Lotus Institute and Matt Callison in Sports Medicine. She was recently a regional educator for Eminence Organics Skin Care and helped her clients make good choices about skin care, nutrition and lifestyle. Her clinic is in Indianapolis, Indiana.


Peter Fischer is the founder of the Feng Shui Center Berlin and is an expert in Feng Shui and Bazi – Chinese Astrology. He lectures for the Berlin Institute of Technology and has spoken at Symposiums for Environmental Medicine, for the Chamber of Architects, for the German Speakers Association and for the Allgemeine Berufsakademie für Heilpraktiker. He is certified by the Berufsverband für Feng Shui und Geomantie e.V.and trained in Feng Shui at Internationales Forum Feng Shui as well as with Master Raymond Lo, Ya Tsung Huang, Joseph Yu, William Spear, Horst Rausch, Oliver Winkler/Chan Kun Wah. In addition he was a former assistant and organizer for Howard Choy. He trained in Bazi-Suanming from the Chinese lineage taught by Dr. Manfred Kubny. He now consults with numerous clients in all aspects of Feng Shui, gives personal Bazi readings and teaches internationally.

Scott Tower is an internationally recognized lecturer. He speaks at Conferences, Kongresses and Symposiums of Chinese Medicine and has been teaching Continuing Education courses in Pulse Diagnosis with his colleague, Sybill Huessen in Germany, the UK, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the US since 2001. He is a senior instructor of the Shen-Hammer Pulse System. Most recently, he has become immersed in the teachings of Wang Fengyi and has been practicing and teaching Confucian Virtue Healing personally and applying it in his clinic. He has been been an Acupuncturist and Herbalist since 1988, first in California, running a thriving multidisciplinary clinic and then in the UK for eight years before returning to the US in 2009, where he became the Academic Dean of the Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Healing Arts. A graduate of Yale University and the San Francisco College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, he has also trained in China, Taiwan, and in the UK. He began studying with Dr. John Shen in 1986 and worked closely with him for 14 years. He has been studied pulse diagnosis with Leon Hammer since 1989.  He currently lives in Asheville, North Carolina where he has a private practice.

Sabine Wilms is a internationally recognized scholar and lecturer and is the author of 10 books. She specializes in bringing ancient Chinese wisdom to life. She has a PhD is Asian Studies and Medical Anthropology. She lectures at conferences and schools around the world and is on the faculty at the School of Classical Chinese Medicine at the National College of Natural. Some of her favorite topics are gynecology and reproduction, pediatrics, medical ethics, and “nurturing life,” as envisioned by the great medieval “King of Medicinals” Sun Simiao. She has a strong academic background in early Chinese philosophy, science, cosmology, and language, studying in Germany, Taiwan and the US and is known for having a historically and culturally sensitive approach to classical Chinese Medicine. She sees Chinese Medicine as a living, effective, ever-changing, and much needed response to the issues of our modern times. She lives near Portland, Oregon where she teaches, writes and produces books on Chinese Medicine through her publishing company, Happy Goat Productions. She is also busy raising a daughter and varying numbers of dogs, chickens, goats, fruits, and vegetables.