Catherine Yi-yu Cho Woo
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 Catherine Yi-yu Cho Woo
Feng Shui
The Ancient Chinese Art of Placement
 Om ma ni ba mi hum
Om ma ni ba mi hum  (Great Blessing)  enlarge
Dr. Catherine Yi-yu Cho Woo was a master of Feng Shui, the 4,000-year-old Chinese art of designing one's environment to maximize the flow of positive energy (ch'i).

Dr. Woo believed that there is no separation of art, life, and feng shui. Her works therefore embrace and reflect a balance of the five elements in Chinese philosophy — metal, water, wood, fire, and earth.

 H.H. Grand Master Thomas Lin Yun with Dr. Yi-yu Cho Woo
H.H. Grand Master Thomas Lin Yun with Dr. Woo.   enlarge
 Yi-yu Woo addresses audience 
 at a show of her paintings in Taipei
At a show of her paintings in Taipei, Yi-yu Woo lectures to an audience that includes General Wego W. K. Chiang.   enlarge
Building on these principles, she channeled an insight into beauty and peacefulness into her works that has won praise from New Age seekers, mainstream American corporations, and many others.

As a disciple of Mizong Feng Shui, Dr. Woo maintained that the positioning of paintings within a room can have different effects on those who view the paintings. Displays of her works that respect feng shui principles, whether at public galleries or in private homes, have been found to bring a sense of peace and tranquility to visitors.