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August 26, 2016 
Correction for Arrival Time for Hindu Temple Tour:
Please note that if you are not going to yoga but only to the Temple tour the time to be at the Temple is 9:20am. In the previous newsletter it incorrectly said 10:20am.

Temple Tour, Abundance and Connection
~Kathy Connors 

FSIM hopes you have had a fun-filled summer of activity, exercise, friends, family, fireworks, and great food! It is hard for me to leave this season of high sun, warmth, airy clothes and growth. I love flowers, gardening and being outdoors. Being immersed in the outside world of summer is such a special time. We all enjoy the abundance of our gardens, relationships and plans as we transition to Fall.

Hindu Temple Maple Grove
The Board of FSIM is so excited about our Special Fall Event, the Hindu 
Temple Tour on October 1. This is the largest Hindu Temple in the United States. The Temple was created using Hindu principles used in establishing the location of the Temple and timing of the building of the Temple. Sound familiar Feng Shui friends? 
Don't miss out on this special event that includes yoga at the Temple, followed by a tour and then lunch with members

Please note that if you are not going to yoga but only to the Temple tour the time to be at the Temple is 9:20am. In the previous newsletter it incorrectly said 10:20am.
FSIM is honored to have our own FSIM Member and Practitioner Kanika Babal
Kanika Bellguide our tour at the Hindu Temple on October 1. Kanika has an in-depth knowledge of the Indian Gods, Hindu Vedas and the Indian cultural heritage. Kanika was born and raised in India and came to the United States consequent to her marriage. She and her husband have two girls. Kanika graduated from the Wind and Water School of Feng Shui with Carole Hyder in 2012 and practices Feng Shui in both business and residential settings. Don't miss this tour or opportunity to meet Kanika and learn more about the Temple and the Indian heritage!

The FSIM Board is deeply grateful for our abundance of new Board Members! Michelle Skaley Doilney, Kim Julen, and Sonia Ellis have recently joined our FSIM Board. Please enjoy meeting our new Board Members below. A common theme among our current and new Board Members is growing our connections and membership in our organization. New Board Members bring new energy to FSIM. Stay connected and help this organization expand and grow!

We hope you can join us to experience this beautiful Temple tour, experience yoga in this incredible setting and enjoy the abundance of Feng Shui energy and connections.


Hindu Temple Tour

FSIM is excited for our Special Fall Field Trip to the Hindu Temple located in Maple Grove, MN. 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Hindu Temple 
10530 Troy Lane No
Maple Grove, MN 55311

8:00am - 9:30am  free yoga (all levels welcome) 
FSIM is covering the donation for members 

9:30 - 10:30 tour  Shoes will need to be removed for going upstairs to the temple. 
You can have socks on but no shoes. Wearing yoga clothes is fine for the tour.

11:00 - 12:30  Brunch - location TBD 

Additonal Information:

If you are not going to yoga, please arrive at 9:20 am at the Temple for the tour.

Please wear comfortable clothing for yoga. Bring your own yoga mat if you have one. There are a few extra mats if you don't have one.  

Presenter: FSIM member Kanika Babal will be giving the tour of the Hindu Temple. 
The Hindu Temple:

This is the largest Hindu Temple in the United States. In the early 1970's a group of locals established a formal society whose purpose would be to celebrate the richness of the Hindu faith, customs and traditions of Minnesota's Hindu community. From this concept, the Hindu Society of Minnesota was established. An old church in Minneapolis served as the first place of worship. Fast forward to 1998 when Asha & Mahendra Nath, Kumud & Shashikant Kane and Kusum & Krishna Saxena purchased an ideally situated 80 acres in Maple Grove for this 43,000 square foot Hindu Temple. Hindu principles, similar to that of Feng Shui were used for it's location. 
Further information and online brochure is available here.

Reserve your spot for the Temple Tour Register Today

Members FREE 
Guests/Non-Members $18

Questions about this event? 
Contact Carolyn Vinup
FSIM Meetings and Events Coordinator

FSIM Community News

With a heavy heart we announce that Susan Horner-Okins' husband, Bryan Horner received his Angel Wings on Sunday, August 7th with family by his side. Bryan & Susan would have celebrated their 29th Wedding Anniversary on August 8th. Bryan died of lung cancer at the age of 54. Memorial service will be taking place towards the end of September, the full obituary will be in the StarTribune. Please hold Susan in your loving hearts and prayers during this challenging time. As her Feng Shui family, help her feel our protective, loving embrace by visualizing the Tracing the Nine Stars blessing on her Andover home for the next month. Love lives on forever...

Kathy Connors is the proud grandparent of Charlotte Nicole Ostbye, born to her daughter Kate and husband Brent on July 6th, 2016. Congratulations Grandma Kathy!

Lisa Rock is happy to announce the newest little pebble in the Rock family. Her son Eddie & wife Lisa gave birth to, Cecilia Alice Rock, born on Tuesday, August 9th. Rocky and LIsa are in 7th heaven to become grandparents once again. Congratulations Grandma Lisa & Grandpa Rocky!

Welcome New FSIM Board Members

FSIM Board Member Michelle Skally Doilney

Please welcome Michelle to the FSIM Board. Michelle is our new Website Coordinator.
Michelle brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and travel in addition to being an accomplished writer and photographer, certified yoga instructor, Fortune 100 company project manager and property management professional. Michelle has studied yoga in the Himalayan Tradition since 1997 and has been a certified yoga instructor since 2002.

Michelle has a background in the arts, holistic studies and business world. She is a certified Feng Shui Consultant in the Black Hat (BTB) tradition, studying and practicing Feng Shui since 2002.  She formally studied Black Hat under Master Feng Shui Consultant Carole Hyder, founder of the Wind and Water School of Feng Shui, as well as with
Professor Thomas Lin Yun, its renowned founder. She has also studied Compass School Feng Shui under Roger Green and is certified in Interior Redesign under Mary Dennis Draganac, founder of the Graceful Lifestyles™ school. Michelle's current business, Practical Environments, focuses on consultations that combine Feng Shui, Universal Design, and Green/Sustainable Living concepts for her corporate and residential clients. Using short or extended lecture formats, Michelle teaches throughout the country on easy, budget-conscious mindset along with "Do-It-Yourself" approaches to create environments. You can visit her website www.PracticalEnvironments.com.

Welcome Michelle!

FSIM Board Member Kim Julen 

Please welcome Kim to the FSIM Board. Kim holds the position of Membership Coordinator. Her heart centered perspective, connections with people both locally and globally, and business centered perspective will bring deeper connections for our FSIM community. 

Kim graduated from St. Thomas College with a business degree. Kim graduated also from Tony Robbins Mastery University, Bo Eason's Personal Story Power, Roger Love's Voice of Success and Brendan Burchard's High Performance Academy, 10x Academy and 
World's Greatest Speaker Training. She has been studying Feng Shui for 15 years and completed her certification with Wind and Water in 2014. Kim is also a Certified Angel Card Reader and offers private coaching to clients. Kim was recently awarded the Women in Networking's (WIN) Destined to WIN award. She is an involved member of WIN as well as Women's Business Bridge in Stillwater, Women in Business in Cottage Grove, the Cottage Grove Chamber and the Holistic Chamber of Commerce. Kim's current business is Finding Your Fiji, founded in 2013. This is a heart centered business and combines her expertise in Feng Shui, her intuitive gifts and background in business and personal development. You can visit her website at www.findingyourfiji.com.

Welcome, Kim!

FSIM Board Member Sonia Ellis

Please welcome Sonia to the FSIM Board. She holds the position of Secretary.

Sonia hails from Montevideo, Uruguay! She lives in St. Paul.
She has worked 22 years as a Bilingual Secretary at an International School.

Sonia has a strong energy background that includes conferences with leading speakers such as Greg Bradden, Jean Haner, Louise Hay, Deborah King, Bruce Lipton, Caroline Myss, Christiane Northrop, Brian Weiss, Darren Wissman and others. She is certified as a Reiki Practitioner.

Sonia is a graduate of the Wind and Water School of Feng Shui with Carol Hyder. She has a love for Feng Shui and bringing balance into other's lives. Sonia's background in energy work, Reiki, desire to help others and Feng Shui reveals her passion for life and Chi!  Please visit Sonia's website www.minnesotafengshui.com

Welcome Sonia


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Friday, September 16th, 2017
FSIM C3 Circle - Full Moon Bonfire, Friday, September 16th in Cheryl Larson's backyard in Maple Grove. Details to be announced shortly.  

January 10, 2017 Annual Meeting 
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