Daoist Design Program™

The Daoist Design Program takes Five Element Feng Shui and returns it to the roots of ancient Daoist Philosophy and Chinese Medicine and then brings it up to a Transcendent Level. The knowledge given in this Program goes beyond the traditional concepts of placement and arrangement of the Form School to explain how we as individuals can fit into and adapt to the greater scheme of the Cosmos. Daoist Design works with the deeper spiritual meanings of the universal principles of design and aesthetics - how line, shape, form and color can all nourish the body, affect the psyche and help us create environments that feed our spirits.

Lillian Pearl Bridges was taught Feng Shui by her Chinese family. Her Great Uncle and Uncle both practiced Feng Shui and her other family members were Real Estate Investors who used Feng Shui to guide their choices in buying, selling, remodeling and building their properties. 

Lillian is considered a Five Element Color Specialist and studied and was mentored by Suzanne Caygill. She is concerned with creating ergonomic and aesthetic environments that enhance both health and productivity. She has helped design office buildings and houses, from floor plan to finishes and has worked with developers to create congruent and consistent design in multiple properties and developments. She has also designed the layout, the hardscape and the landscape for many Chinese cemetery sections that have been hugely successful. She is a Red Ribbon Professional Member of the International Feng Shui Guild and the Lotus Institute is certified as a Gold Level School. Lillian has decided that it is time to teach Feng Shui from the profoundly spiritual and magical center of this ancient art.

The Daoist Design Program is divided into the following Three Levels: Level I: To See; Level II: To Know; and Level III - To Believe, Intend and Manifest. 

We are now offering Levels I and II as an individual class for up to 5 days with only one student at a time at our Seattle office in order to get students ready for Level III in 2017. This is your chance to get personalized instruction in Face Reading for Feng Shui, Flying Stars and in Five Element Feng Shui.

Level I: “Faces and Places.” This course will be offered one day before Level II instruction. However, if you have taken any previous Face Reading classes with Lillian, you are not required to take this course. This class will be offered one day before Level II instruction begins. Or if you would like to learn the basics about the “Flying Stars” method, this class will be taught by Michael Bamba. This method of evaluating places has been traditionally used to recognize a building's elemental makeup to create appropriate Feng Shui Cures and will be offered one day after Level II instruction.

If you have taken a Feng Shui Intensive with Lillian in the past or have trained in another Feng Shui school, you do not need to take any courses in Level II, although you are certainly welcome to join us to ground yourself again in the principles of Five Element Feng Shui the Lotus Institute way. If you have had no previous training in Feng Shui, enrolling in this Level is required for certification. We are now offering Level II as a three-day course.

Level III will begin in 2017 and require that you have a basic knowledge of Feng Shui, Five Element Theory and the ability to Read People or Places in order to participate. Students will receive a Certificate of Completion after they complete a pre approved and subsequently reviewed Daoist Design Project.

To register for Levels I and II of the Daoist Design Program, please contact Kelly Harrington (Kelly@lotusinstitute.com) to set up your personalized 3 – 5 day course and you will then be invoiced.

To register for Level III of the Daoist Design Program, you must pay a $500 USD deposit, of which $250 USD is nonrefundable. You must also complete a Daoist Design Registration Agreement. Payments for Level III must be received no later than six weeks before the start of the class to ensure that you are enrolled.


There are several ways of getting to know your clients and we currently offer Faces and Places - Face Reading for Feng Shui and Flying Stars. You Must Have Taken One of these classes in the past or have taken Nine Star Ki or studied Bazi in order to complete the program. 

Faces and Places - Face Reading for Feng Shui

This three day individual class is for Daoist Design students who wish to use Face Reading as a way to understand their Feng Shui clients. The emphasis will be on how to read clients’ physiological, emotional and psychological needs from the Five Element Feature. Interview Techniques associated with the facial Information and changes in the Shen will also be taught so that Feng Shui Practitioners will learn how to assist their clients in creating environments that match and support their inner nature. 

  • Teacher: Lillian Pearl Bridges
  • Date & Location: One Day of Personal Instruction – Seattle
  • Cost: $400 USD
  • Inquiryinfo@lotusinstitute.com

Flying Stars

This one day class is for Daoist Design students who wish to use Flying Stars, a combination of the Yin/Yang, Five Elements, the 8 Trigrams, the Lo Shu Numbers, the 24 Mountains and Directions to create charts that analyze the energies of homes and offices. Students will be taught to understand the effects that a particular space has on the inhabitants that change with time. They will be given remedies to enhance the positive aspects and mitigate the negative, so that people can adapt to their environments better and benefit more from the gifts of the natural world.  Each student is asked to bring a floor plan and compass directions to be used as case studies.

  • Teacher: Michael Bamba
  • Date & Location: One Day of Personal Instruction - Seattle
  • Cost: $400
  • Inquiryinfo@lotusinstitute.com



Five Element Feng Shui course is Required if you have had no previous Feng Shui training. It is also recommended for all Daoist Design students as review courses, even if you have learned about the Five Elements at other schools.

Five Element Feng Shui 

This three day individual intensive will cover the fundamental principles of Feng Shui from the ancient Form School that begins with the deep understanding of Qi - in the body and in the environment and how to integrate them. Participants will also be taught methods of balancing Yin and Yang in both personal and professional environments. They will learn to feel and clear Predecessor Qi through various methods both ancient and modern, and will be given the best techniques for clearing clutter and creating harmonious spaces. They will also be given a brief overview of the Compass School method of Feng Shui - the use of the Lo Pan Compass, the meaning of the Trigrams of the I Ching and the Lo Shu square as they relate to the Bagua and the use of directions in Feng Shui. 

In addition, students will learn about the Five Elements as they are used in Feng Shui and will focus on the these elements as they relate to Shape, Line, Color, Design and Lifestyle. Students will be taught about the origins of the Five Element Bagua and how to Intend and Manifest desired outcomes. Participants will be given an overview about how to utilize the Five Elements as natural cures in the most important rooms in a person’s life to create healthier, more nurturing and productive environments.

  • Teacher: Lillian Pearl Bridges and Michael Bamba
  • Date & Location: Three Days – Seattle – call to schedule
  • Cost: $1,500
  • Inquiry: info@lotusinstitute.com 



Feng Shui is derived from Daoism and embodies a belief in the powerful forces of nature and then understanding how these forces shape our lives. The principles of Daoist Design show us what we can do to harness these energies - this is known as Taming the Dragons. Then it is important to benefit from the energies of the Cosmos and this is called Gathering Ling. Then, as Feng Shui was originally a part of Chinese Medicine, Daoist Design also works with the energies of Yin and Yang, Jing, Qi and Shen and Ming with the intention of creating the most healing and life-enhancing environments possible by working with the environment as the Outer Body and only then can Daoist Design help set the intention and vibration for a client's future self. Feng Shui is Daoist Magic and these classes will make you fully aware of the unseen and the unmanifested aspects of the universe that can be brought back to Earth.

Topics Covered Include: 

Ling & Landforms – Dragons Above & Below

Transcendent Bagua - The Qi Walk and Healing Colors

The Daoist Symbol System - The Sacred and Natural in Line, Shape and Form

Yin and Jing Feng Shui - Cemeteries, Creative Spaces and Sleeping Spaces

Yang and Qi Feng Shui – Creating Healthy and Productive Office Buildings, Office Spaces and Workplaces 

Shen Feng Shui - Cultivating the Spirit of Home, Enhancing Intrinsic Beauty, Creating and Maintaining Healing Spaces

Ming Feng Shui - Signs of Destiny in the Environment, Future Feng Shui

  • Teacher: Lillian Pearl Bridges
  • Date & Location: March 10-14, 2017, Seattle, WA US
  • Cost: $2,000.00
  • Inquiry: info@lotusinstitute.com

Certification Requirements

Participants of Level II will receive a Certificate of Attendance. Upon finishing Level III, each student needs to submit a pre-approved project incorporating the principles of Daoist Design. When the project has been reviewed by the Lotus Institute Faculty, they will be awarded a Certificate of Completion for the Lotus Institute Daoist Design Program. This program is also certified with the International Feng Shui Guild that allows the graduates to become a Red Ribbon Professional Member after passing a test. The Lotus Institute is a Gold Member School.

Payment Methods

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, American Express, Bank Wire Transfers (details available at checkout) and Checks mailed to the Lotus Institute, Inc., 810 Third Avenue, Suite 242, Seattle, WA 98104.