ABOUT INGRID CRYNS
Ingrid Cryns offers over 25 years of expertise as a Registered Psychotherapist, Bioenergetic Analyst and energy sound healer, with her background as an Eco-Architect and Homesteader. Through the integration of Inner & Outer Sacred Ecology, WILD EARTH WISDOM is her current emerging work, reclaiming new and ancient, indigenous ways of acknowledging our aliveness and interconnectedness in the WE field, surrounding us. Specializing in healing relational & generational trauma at the core, Ingrid embodies a grounded presence as a gifted intuitive, combining psychoanalytical and transpersonal awareness that heals the separations between body, mind, soul and the Earth.
In 1995, precipitated by a healing crises, Ingrid had a spotnaeous kundalini spiritual awakening experience that opened up her heart, eyes and ears to a profound and larger perspective of reality. Her upper chakras blew open and she connected with her soul-self awareness, experiencing ecstatic states of being, spontaneous past life memories as well as repressed traumatic body memories involutarily errupted. She spent several years re-organizing her body, mind and soul, doing deep personal work as well as training professionally as a body soul psychotherapist. In 2000 she opened up her own clinical practice as a psychotherapist and energetic healer which is currently operating as Building Soul.
Wild Earth Wisdom is a unique synthesis of living and creating, where Ingrid Cryns found her deepest core healing in an evolving relationship with the heart and soul of GAIA – the living consciousness of the Earth.
From 2006 – 2018, Ingrid was the Principal of an architectural practice, soma earth, that focused on natural, non-toxic, healthy and sustainable building, that evolved our of her own needs of an increasingly sensitive body.
Founding Director of soma earth , Ingrid Cryns, BES, B Arch, OAA, CBT, RP, created soma earth to focus on sustainability and natural building, connecting the health of the body and environment to architecture in our everyday lives. Ingrid has over 20 years of experience as a Project Architect, with a unique specialty in healthy, non-toxic, sustainable natural building systems, including a niche specialty in building with straw bales.
Ingrid has been the Vice Chair of the Ontario Natural Building Coalition for several years (2009 – 2014), supporting the growth of the natural building movement in Ontario. She has also been a Director and Bpoard Member of the Green Connections Network in York Region (2013 – 2017) . Ingrid has been a guest critic and lecturer for Sheridan College in Interior Design program, Ontario College of Art & Design Environmental Design program & the Fleming College of Sustainable Building & Construction program. She has also taught various Natural Building courses on her property as well as within Permaculture course programs.
Ingrid is is passionate about guiding people to re-discover their own intimate and sacred connections with Nature. She is a certified Basic Canoe Instructor, a canoe tripping guide and has certification in First Aid Wilderness skills. Ingrid spent many years exploring the Haliburtan Highlands crown land lakes on solo tripping adventures to find her own soul connections with Nature
With a strong background in Buddhist teachings, Ingrid is a practicing body/mind meditator. For several years, she studied with the Shambhala Meditation Centre of Toronto of which Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche founded. The well-known monk, Pema Chodron is connected with this lineage and her work has been a foundational influence in how Ingrid lives. Ingrid has also studied and practiced the path of Big Mind consciousness work and the teachings of Denis Genpo Roshi for several years as well.
Currently, Ingrid is following the work of Thomas Hubl, founder of the Academy of Inner Science, who is a modern mystic, spiritual teacher, and whose work integrates the core insights of the great wisdom traditions with the discoveries of contemporary science. Ingrid has completed a Conscious Healing program about generational and collective trauma and is a Certified Group Facilitator of a Hubl Inner Science Practice Group. Ingrid has also been practing the teachings of Patrica Albere, completing a training in the Mutual Awakening process of exploring the relational WE Field between self & others, in October 2023.
Ingrid also has explored a synthesis of shamanism and psychotherapy for over 20 years and leads shamanic visioning groups.
Ingrid’s psychotherapy therapy practice, Building SOUL, offers her deepening soul wisdom to guide others. Experienced in Body Soul Psychotherapy (since 2000), certified as a Bioenergetic Analyst, Ingrid also works with individuals or couples who feel stuck, lost or hopeless. She includes Jungian, Relational, Self-Psychology and Eastern Energy Psychology methods in her work, guiding others to heal the separation between their body, mind, soul & earth through life-changing personal therapy, seminars, webinars, workshops & retreats. Ingrid specializes in healing relational trauma at the core. More about her healing therapy work can be found at buildingsoul.ca.
In 2014, Ingrid co-created ‘Earth Wisdom Living’, a unique training program on how to create your own customized plan on how to live Self-Sufficiently. This program teaches the key principles of self-sufficient living so that your plan is cohesive and it protects you against unforeseen pitfalls and/or gaps. The program offers a thorough knowledge of the options available to you for: • location decisions, home building type • food sourcing & preservation • nature connection & stewardship • mental and emotional strength • alternative energy • community connections, vocation choices • economic alternatives and re-skilling priorities. Ingrid is re-packaging this unique program into an online training course to release later in 2022.
An accomplished artist, sculptor and avid photographer, all the photographs and drawings on the Wild Earth Wisdom, Building Soul & soma earth websites are her original work. Ingrid is also a talented piano player, flutist, drummer and proud mother of two flourishing daughters.
Eventually, due to severe food and chemical sensitivities, Ingrid moved out of the city into the country to begin a personal journey of learning how to live closer to Nature and how to begin a new relationship with the land to homestead it with healthy and organic food and living practices. Ingrid currently lives in Uxbridge, northeast of Toronto, and is on a continuous growth path of how to homestead self-sufficiently. Surrounded by several acres of loving trees, meadows and ponds at Wild Earth Farm, Ingrid is currently renovating her beginning hobby farm and large organic garden into a self-sufficient homestead. Living with her dog, 2 cats, and chickens, Ingrid has established this home sanctuary as her teaching base.
Ingrid launched Wild Earth Wisdom to embrace the broad scope of her work of both Inner Ecology and Outer Ecology Sustainability, into a cohesive teaching program of workshops and mentorship training, in order to offer the new emerging Wild Earth Wisdom to others.