I’m honored to work with many wonderful clients, and grateful when they let me know about the changes Feng Shui has brought into their lives.
Feeling lighter, freer and more “in the flow”
“Ann, I’m feeling a lot lighter, freer, and more “in the flow” since rearranging and decluttering. Interesting opportunities and collaborations for my work and art have opened up, and my friends have joked that my apartment feels twice as big!
My Health area is clear and open now, so I have plenty of room for my morning yoga. I threw out the broken lamp, and remarkably we don’t feel the loss of its light.
The biggest improvement is definitely on the bookcases. I’ve cleared the tops off, and got rid of 18 years worth of journals, photographs, and magazines! Everything that’s now on my shelves is meaningful.
Thank you again for all of your help!”
– Tiffany W., book editor, NYC
Thriving and feeling blessed in our new location
“When you came to my home I needed help with creating balance. I was purchasing my childhood home and my idea of decorating was far from my parents.
You were amazing in your suggestions and I am thrilled to let you know that we are all thriving and feeling blessed in our new location. My husband and I actually adore being home on the weekends – it is serene yet energizing at the same time.
I always brag about you and how you are fantastic in being able to work around the “reality” of a space and also let the individual still keep their personal style.”
– Christina B., Harrison, NY
Concepts are relatable to real life
“Thank you so much for all your work, Ann. I am the most impressed with the amount of detail you include, and how relatable you make these concepts to real life.
I feel great about all of your recommendations; as well I think I’ll have no trouble implementing any of them. Glad the bathroom is in a good location for once!
I will recommend you highly. It’s been a pleasure Ann, can’t wait to get started now.”
– Anita D., Vancouver BC
She listens deeply & not only to my words
“I’m at a loss for words to describe the experience shared with Ann Bingley Gallops. But I’ll try….
Ann led a clearing & blessing ceremony in my home/work space. I’d been thinking of doing this ever since the “not so good” ending of a long term relationship over 3 years ago. I was finally ready to accept this gift.
First & foremost is the feeling of warmth & caring I feel anytime I’m around Ann. She listens deeply & not only to my words. Her smile & gentle humor encourage me to open up, to trust, to accept, to play. And her power…Wow!
As I sat during the clearing ceremony listening to the claps of her hands & rich rhyme of her chants I felt lighter & lighter…. I couldn’t help but smile & as I looked around the room I thought… That can go & that & that & …. 50 pounds lighter (& I did get rid of that stuff)!
When the energy was cleared Ann was ready for the blessing ceremony. A week prior she requested that I spend some time thinking about the wishes I have for each area of my life. She asked me to write these wishes down on individual cards. This in itself was a powerful exercise.
During the blessing I went with Ann, following a thousand year old ritual, to each area of my home/work space & she celebrated & bore witness to my BIG dreams. My dreams & myself were embraced by the clear vision & power of Ann’s energy. I still get small & afraid as I travel my path but when I look at the envelope that holds my wishes it reminds me that with help I can do it!
Thanks for your deeply caring assistance Ann.”
– Martie McNabb, Memories Out Of The Box, Brooklyn NY
I am grateful every day for the positive flow
“We’ve just installed the last touches from your list of recommendations to energize our offices. We’re delighted to have the entrance wall-covering up and looking marvelous. It is good timing with the fall energy when all things seem possible.
Everyone feels the abundance of new exciting projects that have come our way after your Blessing Ceremony. And I am grateful every day for the positive flow.
I love your blogs and newsletters–they keep me on my toes and heighten my awareness so tweak my environments on a daily basis–you are inspirational!
We all send our good wishes and look forward to seeing you soon.”
– Trisha Reger, Reger Design, New York City
Things are flowing just right…
“Thank you, thank you for all the information and guidance you shared with me on our call last week.
My husband and I went right into action and changed the old office into a Library with many books, which he now wants to think about as a Man Room, with a humidor and brandy snifters! We moved a lot of our family pictures into the Media Room and that is beginning to feel warmer and more personal.
Our bedroom was the biggest revelation. We turned the sofa to face the fireplace and our backs are to the bathroom. I do believe we are now ready to explore paints and we both like the idea of going lighter. My husband loves the idea of green for the bathroom –he had chosen a green sink last Spring for himself.
We also finished the last bit in the garage that needed sorting. We are now thinking of how we want to decorate it!
It’s amazing when things are flowing right just how much can get done. I wanted to thank you and let you know how appreciative I am of your time and how excited I am with these changes! Thank you!”
– Patti S., Rhode Island
Happier than I’ve been in a long time
“What a busy month! The place is looking great and I’m happier than I’ve been in a long time. I’ve met some nice people in my new neighborhood and it’s finally feeling like home 🙂 Still more to do, but I’m almost done. Thank you again for all of your help!”
– Christienne M., Consultant, Westchester, NY
Getting an extra boost
“Thank you so much for the Space Clearing ceremony. It was powerful and yet very delicate. I really enjoyed it, and it made me feel more reassured about our place. All your advice and help have been very important to me.
“I also enjoyed a lot your Feng Shui class and am really enjoying ‘the Feng Shui experience!’ Seeing you again gave me the extra boost I needed to keep doing some improvements in our house. I can really see and feel the positive difference it makes.”
– Anna S., Homemaker, Manhattan
A meaningful and impactful wedding gift
“My husband and I received a Feng Shui consultation and Blessing Ceremony as a wedding present. It was one of the best things we ever received. Once we put all of our intentions out there in the open, as well as moved some things around according to our goals, things started to happen almost instantly.
“For one, we almost completely stopped fighting with one another. That was huge. It went from being unbearable to falling in love all over again. I’m not kidding. Also, I had been so adamant about moving to another place (another source of conflict) and suddenly, the desire to move just went away. I guess the energy had changed so drastically that it started to feel good to be here.
“Other major things followed, as well. My husband went from continuously looking for an agency to represent him to having a choice between several major agencies, one of which he had been trying to get in front of for years. He also started an online magazine with a fellow photographer which already has taken off. Work is just pouring in and he’s able to balance it all and stay focused.
“As for myself, I got promoted to a leadership position at work and am continually challenged to expand my role in the company. It’s pretty bananas. I also received an offer for a teaching position at one of the top schools for user experience design. This is something I’ve wanted for years!
“We’re both very excited to continue using Feng Shui in our lives. We decided that it was such a positive adjustment to our lives that we will need to do a Feng Shui blessing and consultation for anywhere we live in the future.
“Thank you so much Ann and the universe. There is such positive energy surrounding us now.”
– Gavin Thomas, Celebrity Photographer (gavinthomasphoto.com), Kate Bauer Thomas, User Experience Lead at W+K, New York, NY
Positive life changes
“Ann, I wanted to update you on the changes that have happened since our consultation. I’ve found a position that culminates most of the things I was looking for in a new job and then some! It is a very supportive environment and I’m making great money!
“It also looks like I’m also getting my mortgage modified through a law group I found after your visit. So now my house will be affordable again. Thank you for your wonderful work.”
– Randy H., Service Professional, Jersey City, NJ
A space that feels bigger and better
‘Thanks again for all your Feng Shui help, Ann. My apartment feels sooo different already! Plus, it seems much bigger!!
“Honestly, I almost feel like I’ve moved, it’s so different (and better).”
– Nicole P., Executive, Brooklyn, NY
“I worked with Ann just before moving in to a new apartment with my husband, and Ann and I focused especially on energy alignment in our bedroom given that my husband and I were hoping to have a child in the near future.
“Two weeks after moving in to our apartment, after applying all of Ann’s advice, we conceived! We are looking forward to welcoming a daughter into our world shortly, and are profoundly grateful for all of Ann’s wisdom and contributions toward this blessed event. Ann is amazing!”
– Elizabeth C. M., Executive Coach, Manhattan
An office that’s functional and beautiful
“When I called Ann for help in my new office space, she immediately came to the rescue. A prior storage area was to be my new office, and I knew I could not work there under conditions of old boxes, ratted furniture and disarray of space.
“Ann knew exactly what to do, and took the mission full on. She tackled the room with authority and placed furniture in places of significance. She hung pictures and de-cluttered the room.
“The result – a space that was open, light and airy, and with colors, wall hangings and plants that continued to add life to the otherwise dead space.
“What emerged was a place that was not only functional but beautiful to look at, and became a haven for the work I produced.”
– Stacy C., Publishing Executive, New York City
Changing the way I look at my home
“Ann came to my house and completely changed how I look at and work out of my home…she’s fabulous!
“The house feels 1000% better and warmer. I can tell the energy is flowing so much more fluidly.
“Our meditation at the beginning was very profound for me on many levels and really raised my awareness. Making all these changes have been fantastic so thank you!! :-)”
– Margaret P., Executive Coach, New Jersey
Better energy for a good night’s sleep
“Hi Ann, I wanted to let you know that the energy in my bedroom feels a million times better since your Feng Shui cleansing and as a result I’ve been sleeping much better.
“I’m still so amazed!”
– Z. R., lawyer, Manhattan
My Feng Shui experiment – a happy surprise
“I’ve always had a lot of reasons not to try Feng Shui. So many of the common feng shui practices don’t seem to apply to my spaces. But when I rented my new office space I was excited by the possibilities.
“As I pondered various configurations, I turned to Ann’s blog for ideas. There, I read about positioning your desk in the Command Position. I realized that would mean facing the door. I have never had a desk that wasn’t facing the wall!
“I reached out to Ann to ask what she suggested. Maybe she’d make an exception and tell me that in my particular and special circumstance facing the wall was good Feng Shui.
“She did not. Instead she gently outlined the rationale for the command position and then left it up to me to decide.
“Not wanting to give up my Feng Shui dream so soon, I decided to try it. I was both reluctant and skeptical but determined to exercise my experimentation muscle. So I turned my desk around, adjusted the rest of the furniture and got down to work.
“As it turns out, I love it! Even though my entry is nothing to look at, I didn’t even notice! I was focused and productive.
“There is no doubt in my mind that I’ll be keeping my desk in the Command Position for good. Now I’m excited to consult Ann’s Bagua Map for instruction on where to hang my pictures and put a plant, among other things.
Here I come Feng Shui one step at a time! Thanks, Ann!”
– Adelaide Lancaster, co-founder, In Good Company Workplaces, NYC
Warmth, respect, and no judgements
“Ann is knowledgeable, accessible, respectful, helpful, easy to communicate with, warm and non-threatening.
“When someone comes into one’s home for the first time there is some apprehension about being judged. Ann was able to dispel any negative feelings, made excellent suggestions, and left the door open for further work. Thank you.”
– Sandra M., Doctor, Manhattan
The gift of a major energy shift
“Wow–what an incredibly powerful and illuminating session! You are a wonderful wealth of resources, insight, support, and wisdom. Thanks again for the gift of a major shift on the eve of a full moon/lunar eclipse!”
– Sandra C., Educational Consultant, Brooklyn
Creating a functional and welcoming space
“I didn’t used to like spending time in my home office. It felt cramped and dark, so I used it as a room-sized closet and only went in there when I had to.
“Ann showed me how to use Feng Shui to open it up, bring in light, and make it a functional and welcoming space. Now it’s easier for me to keep the rest of my life in order.”
– Janet S., Teacher, Brooklyn, NY
Taming the monster in my home
“I was desperate when I called Ann. One room in my apartment had developed into a monster: clothes, papers from about 10 different projects, books, and general junk had built up to the point where I just couldn’t bear to go in.
“It was even causing problems in my marriage as my husband was mortified that we couldn’t use the space, and had to close the door when company came to visit.
“The room symbolized just how out of control my life had become. From the very first phone call, Ann was calm, clear, down-to-earth, smart, and non-judgmental. She gave me hope that I could get organized, that it was possible. She used Feng Shui principles to teach me that the home is organic and everything is connected to everything else.
Ann embodies all the qualities I was looking for: a gentle but no-nonsense style, a great sense of humor, infinite patience, and tons of ideas. I highly, highly recommend her!”
– Sarilee K., Non-profit executive, NY, NY
Making peace with my environment
“Hiring and working with Ann was one of the very best investments in myself that I’ve ever made. Ann has the great combination of being completely focused, lighthearted, kind, and totally nonjudgmental. We worked hard, but also laughed a lot.
“It was such a relief to have such great help in facing the overwhelming process of letting go of so much stuff. My space no longer feels like my adversary, it feels like a home which I consider something of a miracle. I highly recommend Ann to anyone who wants to make peace with their environment. She is the best.”
– Jill K., Artist, NYC
Feng Shui and my growing business
“As an Interior Designer and Space Planner, I know how to arrange space. When I opened my own office I was nervous about getting business and how the space should look. I reached out to Ann to Feng Shui the new space.
“She looked at the space, reviewed my operation and laid out a Feng Shui plan. She suggested colors and how to get around any strange element.
“I called her within a month and told her that I didn’t know if we could keep up with all the business that was coming in the door. We are growing and I attribute a large part to the energy flow in this office. Thank you, Ann.”
– Barbara Brock founder, Sold With Style Real Estate Staging, NYC
A plan that has literally changed my life
“Ann Gallops made me feel safe. She helped me let go, to look at things in a completely different way so much that I was able to release items that I had held on to for over twenty years! She was right there for support, and she gave me courage.
“Ann also gave me concrete plans for my space that have literally changed my life – I work from home and she helped me design an entire office system to suit my needs.
“She had me do homework assignments that were fun and empowering and I feel so different for having her come into my home. I am so grateful to her and her methods. I am convinced that following her guidance has brought many good and new things into my life!”
– Donna Sonkin, HHC, AADP, NYC / Get Thin For The Camera
Clearing the space
“I am so grateful for the wonderful clearing we did here, and which I could absolutely never have done without your intelligent and kind and very gifted support.”
– Pam W., Therapist and life coach, NY, NY
Unblocking my spatial rut
“Thank you, Ann. I appreciated all the Feng Shui ideas and your ‘unblocking’ my spatial rut. You have a great skill and style — if I ever buy a place you’ll be the first person I’ll call!”
– Mona B., Corporate executive, Jersey City, NJ
A catalyst for change
“Thank you so much again, Ann. I am so excited to get my place together and our Feng Shui session was a catalyst. Grateful, grateful, grateful!”
– Tchaiko O. Artist, NY, NY
Profound and immediate change
“Ann, I want to thank you for your sage counsel. I recently was asked to assist a young couple stage their apartment for sale. I had just attended your seminar on Feng Shui and the Bedroom so I used the information that you’d shared with us.
“The change after following your Feng Shui advice was immediate and profound. We could feel the energy return to their home.
“As you know, real estate is in a difficult phase at the moment and everything we can do to improve the environment is appreciated. The clients were delighted and said they intend to keep the new configuration when they move!”
– Lenore Ritter, Real Estate Stager, NY, NY
The thinking person’s expert
“The thinking person’s Feng Shui expert — working with Ann is a delight!”
– Jezra Kaye, Presentation Skills expert, Speak Up For Success, Brooklyn, NY
A practical approach to Feng Shui
“I found Ann through a mutual friend when I was looking to learn more about Feng Shui. I’m not your typical “new agey” person but was curious about how this practice might impact or energize a person.
“I was struck by Ann’s practical approach to Feng Shui as well as her generosity of spirit, since she offers a free, no-obligation consultation to those exploring her services.
“I was convinced by our first conversation that I could benefit from her Feng Shui expertise – and I was right. Ann knows what she’s talking about and will never try to sell you something you don’t want.
“Your time with her could be the best investment you make all year.”
– Shonali B., Public Relations Consultant, Silver Spring, MD
Sleeping much better since making Feng Shui changes
“I went to your Feng Shui for the Bedroom course — the class was great. Afterwards I went home and completely redid my bedroom.
“Your suggestions worked wonders – I sleep much better since making the changes. Thank you.”
– Alison K., Time Management Expert, NY, NY
Feng Shui as part of an Organizer’s toolkit
“Ann’s workshop was so great because clients often mention that they want their homes to have ‘good Feng Shui.’
“The Feng Shui class gave me another tool to help create homes that are more efficient, comfortable, safe and welcoming. Thank you Ann!”
– Karen G., Professional Organizer, NYC
Thrilled with the Feng Shui changes
“I cannot tell you how happy I am with the changes you recommended for my apartment — in my book you are the absolute best at what you do.
“It was such a pleasure to work with you. You made me feel like I was collaborating to create the space I wanted without any of the stress I had created in my head.
“Your Feng Shui expertise guided me confidently the whole way and your sense of humor made the process so much fun!
“I am THRILLED with a place that was barely tolerable 24 hours ago.”
– Lori B., Professional Photographer, NYC
Feeling welcome and safe
“Ann, I wanted you know how your Feng Shui seminar helped me with a client.
“You advised that she follow Feng Shui’s notion of improving safety and creating a welcoming feeling.
“Your advice helped my client create a space that makes her happy every time she enters or leaves her home. Thank you.”
– Susan K., Professional Organizer, Brooklyn, NY
Making Feng Shui accessible and doable
“Ann has an amazing way of making complicated Feng Shui principals accessible and doable.
“I couldn’t wait to start changing things in my apartment after the first time we spoke – and the changes I’ve made have completely shifted the energy.
“Friends notice the difference when they walk in, and I feel much more serene and in my power (my cats seem to like it, too!).
“I can’t wait to talk to Ann again. I will definitely enlist her help any time I have a life change.”
– Emily W., Education Consultant, Northern NJ
Insightful suggestions and followup consultations
“I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Ann Bingley Gallops & Open Spaces Feng Shui. I got to know Ann about a year ago, when she did a consultation for me in my home.
“Since then I’ve had a few follow-up consultations with her and she has REALLY been helpful. I consulted her for specific way to promote and enhance fertility last year.
“Her Feng Shui suggestions were insightful and easy to follow, and they worked – I got pregnant that month!!!
“Ann’s Feng Shui advice was extremely helpful. It made putting it all together so easy for us. Now Lily’s room is one of our favorite rooms in the house!
“I cannot recommend Ann enough. She is professional, personable, and perceptive. You’ll be glad you called her.”
– Andreana D., Teacher, New York City
Motivated to get out of a rut
“Ann, thank you so much for the Feng Shui consultation. It was an amazing inspiration for me to finally dig myself out of my stuff.
“It was such a motivator to get out of the rut I’m in and get my life moving again.
You explained everything so well, and it was wonderful to see how much you love Feng Shui and that you are still fascinated with it yourself.
“It’s great to be with someone who loves what they do!”
– Deirdre K., Office Manager, Brooklyn, NY
Making our office an inspiring place to work
“Our office wasn’t a place we wanted to spend all day working, and we didn’t feel at our most creative in the space. So we hired Ann to reimagine our office space with Feng Shui.
“During our in-person consultation, Ann listened to our frustrations and helped us outline our goals for the workspace and our business. She used the information to create a list of concrete solutions that we started putting into place immediately.
“Now our office is an inspiring place to work. We’re making better use of the space, and we are more organized and focused.
“What sets Ann apart is her rare mix of the philosophical and the practical. She has a gift for translating Eastern Feng Shui concepts that are foreign to our way of thinking into solutions that fit any décor, any size room, and any budget.
“She was a lot of fun to work with, and her easygoing nature belies her vast knowledge and love of the subject. And her common-sense explanations gave me the confidence to come up with some creative Feng Shui solutions of my own.”
– Caroline Green, NY, NY / Ivan Expert
Feng Shui for a new home
“Everyone should have a Feng Shui consultation with you when they move. It helps you figure out where to put everything!”
– Natalie S., Attorney, NYC
Helping my daughter feel comfortable in her room
“Minimal Investment, Amazing Results! My daughter never spent time in her room, always resisted going to bed, and had trouble sleeping at night. When friends came to play, she shut the door to her room and insisted on playing in other areas of the house or outside.
“Our attempts to improve her room did nothing to help because we didn’t know how to address the problems that existed.
About that same time, I ran across Ann’s website and subscribed to her monthly e-newsletter. As I began learning about Feng Shui, I realized that nearly every aspect of my daughter’s room could be considered ‘negative Chi’.
“I contacted Ann and, shortly thereafter, had the privilege of a Feng Shui phone consultation with her. Ann was open, friendly, and gracious. It was the next best thing to a visit! In the few minutes we spent on the phone, she helped me identify areas of concern and offered ideas for some quick, inexpensive changes.
“I left that conversation enlightened and inspired. Now, a year later, I can honestly report that my daughter’s room is a calm, uplifting, welcoming space for rest and play thanks to Ann’s expertise. My daughter happily spends creative time in her room and regularly invites friends in to play.
“Thank you, thank you, Ann! I have no doubt others would benefit from your skills as well.”
– Phyllis R., Long-distance client, Lilburn, GA
Sleeping well since Ann’s visit
“Hi Ann, I am happy to report that I have been sleeping very well since your visit, no medications necessary.
“This is remarkable since it’s been such a long time since I’ve been able to do this.
“I have followed most of your recommendations in my home and gotten rid of so many unnecessary things. It is amazing, the sense of freedom I am feeling. Thanks again.”
– Janet C., Hospice Counselor, Queens
Thank you for your Feng Shui blog
“I read your blog — it is really one of the best informational tools I’ve found concerning not just my question but Feng Shui in general. Thank you VERY much!”
– Rose R., blog reader
Clearing clutter to let better energy in
“I am a “closet slob” — my home is not full of clutter and has a good sense of order, but my closets are another story altogether.
“Once I looked at my bedroom and made significant changes, I created a plan to look at each closet in my home in terms of clearing out things I don’t wear or need or that are getting in the way.
“After I got started and had a plan, I was able to break it down into small projects so it wouldn’t be overwhelming. I am now happily on my way to clearing out so I can let better energy in…thanks Ann!”
– Orlene G., Insurance Executive, Old Saybrook, CT
Getting back on my feet
“I’ve implemented your suggestions for workspace Feng Shui and used the Office Bagua map to help with my in-home workspace.
“It seems to have placed me back on my feet when I was feeling a little stunted in my progress, so thank you very much!”
– Christina Hofer, New Jersey