Retreat :

Training to be a SpiritPlanning counsellor

In this 7-day SpiritPlanning® training you will learn the foundation of SpiritPlanning©. You will learn how to bring living and working areas into cosmic harmony with their inhabitans.

By learning how to create harmony in this way, we activate the magical powers for health, professional and personal success. The foundations for a fulfilled life in ease on our earth.

All information about the retreat in Costa Rica


vrsl. April 2025
Training to be a SpiritPlanning counsellor
Costa Rica

The Content of the 7-day training


A foundation for holistic architecture

This workshop is tailored specifically for you as an architect, interior designer or construction specialist. It will introduce you to the fundamentals of Spirit Planning. You will learn knowledge through experience, starting with the fascinating history of Taoism and the power of the 5 elements.

At the beginning of the intensive workshop, you will learn more about the deeper meaning of these basics. How the floor plan relates to people in a holistic approach and how a harmonious room concept based can be created based on SpiritPlanning.


Focus on people & space

After learning the basis you will become familiar with the interrelationships of human and space. Among other things, you will understand and learn to apply for the first time the "gua" of a person, the transformational phases of the 5 elements and the transfer of the cardinal directions to space.


House & landscape in focus

Now we can already start with a concrete practical project. You will experience and learn what it means to analyze a floor plan in relation to several people, to take local measurements with the "Luo Pan" and to perceive complex spatial relationships in the field of tension between space and time.

The focus is on analyzing the floor plan in relation to the surroundings and the location. You will learn the art of topography. How can harmful influences be rendered harmless? How can we help shape external conditions and measure, classify and use terrain, mountains or water? What does this do to space and to people?


Interior and exterior in harmony

You now harmonize what you have learned in the previous days. Inner and outer merge into a unity in the practice project. Here we specifically determine a special, holistic method that applies all formulas simultaneously and determines the right time for change.


Interior and exterior in harmony

The SpiritPlanning strategies will be worked through in various practical projects and Kathrin Schmack invites you to bring in your own projects already. Of course, this last day will also be a journey through the wisdom of the Tao. Experience with all your senses!

What to expect:

Theoretical basic knowledge
Practical case studies
Personality development

The Content AT A GLANCE:

  • "Mindful Morning Start" with relaxation exercise.
  • Basics of Taoism
  • Philosophy of living
  • Basics of holistic space planning using the example of classical Feng Shui
  • Creation of Spirit Planning Charts in the floor plan
  • Learning ways to expand perception of the client's actual space needs to make the design phase as effective as possible
  • Understand the chi of the cardinal directions and apply it to a space
  • Analyzing a floor plan in context to the occupant and recognizing the pattern for change
  • Developing Spirit Planning concepts
  • The School of Pa Chai
  • Analyzing a floor plan in context to multiple occupants
  • Individual ways of communicating internally and externally
  • How to integrate the idea of sustainability into my design
  • Recognizing the changes of chi over time
  • Read complex spatial relationships and floor plans in relation to space and time
  • Recognize the pattern to change, also in relation to the temporal component
  • Holistic lighting design
  • Tips on consultation processes and focal points with the client
  • Developing a concrete practice optimization proposal
  • Working out the teaching contents on the basis of a concrete planning assignment
  • Material and color design and color psychology
  • Designing, changing and improving external influences

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