Designers Market Vastu as "Yoga for the Home"

March 19, 2004

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

On March 19, 2004 The Salt Lake Tribune reported, "Once a sacred, oral tradition taught only to priests and sincere spiritual seekers, vastu has now made its way into the homes of the chic and famous. Kathleen Cox designed supermodel Christy Turlington's New York loft and plans to use the science in designing spas in California. She has been invited to speak at a major design convention in Baltimore this spring and just finished designing an inn in Toronto. But convincing people of the benefits of vastu, which seeks to harmonize the home with the five basic elements of earth, water, air, fire and space, proved difficult at first. 'My challenge was to find the vocabulary that allowed people to connect to what I was talking about,' she said, adding that at first, she had to beg people to come to her lectures. That's no longer the case, said Cox, who has made a name for herself by marketing vastu as 'yoga for the home.' "