M. Charlyne Chiasson is an Interior Designer, Feng Shui Consultant, Geomancer, Nine Star Ki Astrologer and Writer who travels extensively. Born and raised on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Charlyne won a scholarship to study Clothing and Textiles at Mount St.Vincent University in Halifax but switched her focus to Interior Design after only one year at the Mount.
She then did a semester of Fine Arts at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa to create a portfolio to gain entry into the Interior Design program at Ryerson University in Toronto.
After a 5 month solo trip to Europe, Northern Africa and the British Isles she commenced her studies and received an Interior Design Degree from Ryerson in 5 years. Charlyne took a full year off in the middle the 4 year program to work full time in Yellowknife, NWT, where she had gone for a summer job after her first year at Ryerson.
She returned to Yellowknife after obtaining her degree to accept a position as a Facility Programmer for the North West Territorial Government. This position required travel and over the years she witnessed cultural shifts in government with the inception of Nunavut and independent self rule in the north. Her time in the Arctic impacted her design career.
Upon leaving the north, Charlyne traveled to Latin America for 14 months and then to Asia frequently, while also working part time in the silviculture industry in BC. In 1990 she and her partner decided to live full time in Nelson, BC to raise their young family.
Charlyne started her Feng Shui studies in 1993, first independently then with several teachers. She started her Feng Shui design business in 1997. In 2003 Charlyne earned a Feng Shui Diploma from Qi-Mag International, a school started in Sri Lanka by the Asian Grandmaster Dr. Jes Lim.
Her studies with Qi-Mag have taken her across North America, Mexico, Spain and Austria to upgrade and add to her Feng Shui knowledge. Charlyne also studied with Eric Dowsett, a personal and environmental dowsing professional over several years.
His teachings have been an integral part of her Feng Shui career over the last 15 years. Charlyne travels to work, teach and write and has written many articles for various publications.