The programs of the Essential Light Institute have been created to meet the needs of people from all walks of life who are experiencing an awakening of their inner being.


In this work we are being taught to be consciously co-creating instruments of Divine Light. We say that we are training healers. A healer is not only someone who administers directly to someone who is ill or obviously suffering in some way. A healer is anyone who chooses to stand between the worlds of spirit and those of matter and conduct the Light that comes from the former and into the latter. It is the Light that heals and the Light that makes transformation of health and of consciousness possible.

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Jonathan M. Goldman, M.Ac. Principal Director

Jonathan M. Goldman, M.Ac.
Principal Director

Jonathan Goldman is a 40-year practitioner in the fields of acupuncture, energy medicine and spiritual healing. He is the developer of Transformational Energy Healing and the originator of the Chakra Map method of observing and helping the Human Energy Vehicle.

Jonathan has been leading workshops in personal transformation and energy medicine since 1994 and founded the Essential Light Institute in 2008. He has many jobs assigned from the spiritual realm. One of the ones he loves the most is helping people hearing the call to the heart to arrive at a new relationship with their intuition, their spiritual nature, and their path. He is an entertaining and reverently irreverent teacher, calling people to their hearts through truth, courage, and laughter. He is the author of the textbook on this work Gift of the Body: A Multi-dimensional Guide to Energy Anatomy, Grounded Spirituality and Living Through the Heart.

A Different Way with Jonathan Goldman

There is an intersection occurring between the world and your heart. The world wants you, calls in a constant barrage, to join in the cacophony of judgment, criticism, anger, opinion without nuance, and simplistic slogans masquerading as answers. Your heart keeps telling you, in various ways, that there is a better way, a different way of being on earth that is a counterpoint to all of that; a way that brings healing instead of more illness, unity instead of more division, calmness and joy instead of anxiety and hysteria. A way that you can be a healer, a bringer of Light, no matter where you are, what work you do, what skills you have. There are inner skills, what we call Divine Tactics, that you can learn, that will help you be calm and energetically protected even as you dynamically engage your life. You can know yourself better than you ever have in the midst of the swirl of life on earth and grow spiritually as you are useful in helping the madness heal.

The world is saying, Join the chorus. Your heart is saying, Listen to me. I’ll tell you the truth. I’ll guide you true to your destiny.

When you say yes to your heart’s call, you begin to transform in that moment.

On the weekend of June 28-30, in Charlottesville, Virginia, we will open a space for accessing and listening closely and accurately to that call of the heart. The call of the heart, the space of the heart, the wisdom and skill and power of the heart; none of this is metaphorical. These are actual, knowable vibratory states that are built in to your body. What we will do is go to those spaces together and then teach you how to accurately access them and make use (and be in turn used) by them for your own good and the good of those you are called to help.

That will make you a true healer.

This invitation is to bring your sincere intention, your willingness to learn, and your curiosity as to what can happen in a safe, collectively created, intuitively-guided space dedicated to healing on all levels, and come join us as we re-dedicate ourselves to living through our hearts.

Jonathan Goldman




June 28—30, 2019
Charlottesville, VA



September 5—8, 2019
Suttle Lake, Oregon



New trainings beginning in 2020.


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