A Vegan Vitality Coach and Travel Specialist

Travel was my biggest passion, until in 2013 a little stray pup walked into my life, with whom I deeply connected in every meaningful way. He changed my life as he became the mirror in which I could see the me I really wanted to be. During the 10+ years that we have been caring for each other, I traveled inward, exploring and healing trauma, breaking unhealthy habits, practicing wholehearted living and becoming a wholefoods plantbased vegan. 


The physical results have been beyond even my own (quite vivid) imagination, from clearing the skin I have battled with since my teens, to getting rid of IBS and maintaining my balance through menopause. Mentally, this has been the most interesting and rewarding journey (and still ongoing), one of fun, gratitude and peace, one that I never would have made without Bug. 


Thank you my boy 💚


I am an accredited Health Transformation Coach (HCA SA/UK) , a certified Life Coach and NLP Practitioner and I hold a Plantbased Nutrition Certification from Cornell University and the T. Colin Campbell Centre for Nutrition Studies ….but I prefer to call any type of coaching I do “Vitality Coaching”.


Besides a passion for Wellness I also have 20+ years experience in the international (inbound) travel industry, specialising in Southern Africa.

Ingrid and Bug Heart

My Mission & Vision

I dream of a world – 20 years from now – in which all people on Earth choose to live in service of Nature and planet Earth, in alignment with who they are, with long, healthy lives. Domestic animals are no longer bred to feed, enrich or entertain people, and enormous tracts of wilderness areas are teeming with wildlife. Our rivers and oceans are clean and healthy, with thriving populations of marine and riverine life.


Every breath I take until the day I die, and every single thing I do, for the rest of my life, is in service of this vision of harmony.


Inspiring people to create a healthier, kinder world, by choosing plants, purpose and passion!


As a Vegan Travel Specialist I assist local and international vegans with safe, ethical, affordable and adventurous itineraries that include vegan guesthouses, lodges and sanctuaries. 


Through Vitality Coaching I strive to help people make healthy lifestyle changes and increase their connection with Nature and the things that matter most to them. People who feel connected with their deepest values and purpose, and the (natural) world around them, are more resilient, live more wholeheartedly and make better choices that support their long-term health, and that of Mother Earth.

My Values

Below are my personal core values, which I bring to the table in everything I do, and with whomever I connect (human- and non-human animals). These values guide me through life, emotionally, spiritually and physically. 

Veganism (do as little harm as possible)









Peace (and being mindful)

Longevity & Vitality

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. ”

Dr Jane Goodall

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