Brazilian born and tri-lingual (fluent in Brazilian Portuguese, English and Hebrew), Ingrid, the founder of Inner Essence Holistic Therapies is, and has always been, passionate about the connection between Body, Mind and Spirit. She has studied alternative holistic healing for over 10 years, including Eastern and Western Reiki styles, Mediumship, Angel Card reading and several spiritual and self growth workshops through local teachers and well known international teachers and mentors such as Doreen Virtue (2014), Diana Cooper (2014), Gordon Smith (2009), Brandon Bays (2005), the late Dr Masaru Emoto (2011), and John Kehoe & Robin Banks (2018).

Ingrid worked for over 10 years in the corporate field when she began attending numerous courses in self growth and healing. Having obtained the highest available qualification in various modalities of Reiki, together with having worked in the corporate world and also being a mature, part time student, and full time mother, Ingrid understands the pressures and demands of life and uses this knowledge and understanding to facilitate healing and self growth in others.

Ingrid read for and completed her Honours degree in Social Work (BSW) through the University of South Africa (UNISA), while working part time as a Reiki healing practitioner, fitness instructor and raising a family. Ingrid has also travelled through parts of North and South America, Europe, South Africa and Mauritius.



Reiki and Crystal Healing Registrations

Crystal healing International (CHI)
Membership number: 1019/15

Reiki Association of South Africa (RASA)
Membership number: 0111

Lighterian Institute LLC
Registered Lighterian Master – Level 1 to 6

Professional Registrations

South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP)
Registration no: 10-40324

Board of Health Funders (BHF)
Registration no: 0645516



Some background information


When she was in her mid teens, she had several dreams which were confusing for her. Ingrid was dating her first serious boyfriend for approximately 18 months. One night , she dreamed that he had passed away and saw him laying peacefully in his coffin.

Not understanding the meaning of the dream and quite traumatised by the incident, she told her boyfriend about the disturbing dream and he said that if anything ever happened to him, that he would always be with her in Spirit.

Ingrid subsequently dreamed the exact same dream, waking up distressed. She once again shared her dream with her boyfriend. He again assured her that if anything should happen to him, that he would always be with her in Spirit.

Two weeks after her initial dream – her boyfriend committed suicide. He was 21 years old at the time.
Ingrid has had several premonitions since this incident, including where she predicted a friend's car would be broken into. She dreamed that she and her husband took a vacation to an exotic island. In her dream, they had a room on the ground floor which lead straight onto the beach. She was standing by the glass sliding door when she saw the waves from the ocean getting closer and closer to the room, and said that she should close the sliding door to the room because, if the water seeped into the room, it would ruin the carpet and the furniture.

Shortly after this anxiety filled dream, a Tsunami struck Thailand and the surrounding islands in December 2004 leaving the area in total devastation with many people losing their lives.

Ingrid completed her BSW (Bachelor of Social Work Honours) through the University of South Africa (UNISA), and has special interest in the connection between the physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual needs of people. Her skills are regularly updated, keeping up with international counselling trends and different healing modalities. She is also volunteers at different welfare organizations and as a facilitator to primary and high school scholars in creating awareness of violence and abuse.


I speak English, Brazilian Portuguese, Hebrew and understand Spanish.


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