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The Science of Human Potential

The Meeting of Energy, Psychology and Spirituality

“The root of all problems in the world today is the thinking and feeling that motivates our actions.
The fundamental solution lies in maturing our consciousness.”


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Essence Training Institute

Essence Training was founded in 1995 by Kabir Jaffe and Ritama Davidson and has branches in the USA, Germany and the Caribbean. The Institute offers programs in self-development, and professional trainings for working with others as a therapist, coach, leader and guide. In addition, the Institute operates in the area of research and development into methodologies for lifing consciousness.


Kabir Jaffe Ritama Davidson
Kabir Ritama

As a scientist Kabir has contributed to the growing body of knowledge on human nature called “Energy Psychology” that is a synthesis of psychology, spirituality and the energy sciences. His work has been heralded by psychologists, spiritual leaders and educators as a truly inclusive understanding of the relationship between the body, mind, energy and the soul, and has been called ‘the psychology of the future’, ‘the new spirituality’, and ‘the science of spirituality’.

Indigo Adults is Kabir’s and his partner Ritama’s first book, a visionary work on individual and social evolution portraying the emergence of a next step in human consciousness that is occurring today. Kabir and Ritama will soon be publishing a new book, “The Energy of Love”, showing the subtle forces of energy in male/female relationships.

Kabir and Ritama are the founders of Essence Training, an inner work school, which runs self-development programs in the USA, Europe and the Caribbean. Essence Training provides a place for individuals to explore and expand themselves. The organization also provides professional training for working with others including the Energy Therapist Training, the Life Coaching Training, the Energy Balancing Training and the Group Leaders Training.

In addition to his work with individuals and groups, Kabir has been involved in the use of technology for inner development. He built the worlds first ‘therapeutic theater’, using multi-media and brain-wave technologies to alter human consciousness.

Though Kabir is involved in ‘serious’ inner development, he is also a vitally alive, dynamic and playful man, and he brings this spirit to inner work. He is an avid kiteboarder and scuba diver, and spends much time by the sea.



Ritama was born in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, in the Caribbean and spent her teenage years in Europe. She graduated from the Theater School in Amsterdam in modern dance and choreography and worked as a professional dancer and choreographer. She later studied Shiatsu with Ohashi in New York and graduated from the Florida School of Massage. She was in private practice for 15 years as a body-oriented therapist. Her later studies include extensive training in energy and chakra work and in humanistic and transpersonal therapy and group work.

Ritama has been involved in practices of meditation and spirituality since 1979. She has been leading groups together with Kabir in North and South America and in Europe for the past 15 years and is the co-founder of Essence Training.

Ritama is a gifted energy sensitive, teacher, personal guide and seminar leader. Her unusual energy-reading abilities allow her to precisely understand the inner process of the people she is working with and provide highly detailed and accurate guidance. In addition to her sensitivity she brings a courageous and passionate spirit to inner work, lovingly challenging participants to come into their energy, power and truth.

Ritama has been a lifelong student of the relationship between the body and consciousness, and carries a wealth of knowledge on diet, movement, health care and healing. She combines this understanding with her knowledge of energy to offer guidance on healing both body and psyche.

Ritama brings to inner work a passionate, courageous and playful spirit. She is an avid kiteboarder and can often be found soaring gracefully above the waves


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