Jonathan is a purpose guide, psychotherapist, meditation teacher, and integral mentor in private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 20 years. Jonathan is the founder and lead teacher of the Purpose Guides Institute, Integral Awakening Center and Green Sangha.  He also serves as adjunct faculty at John F. Kennedy University in the Consciousness and Tranformation Studies program.

Jonathan has taught at the California Institute Of Integral Studies, Green Gulch Zen Center, Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Open Circle, Bay Area Integral, The Nondual Wisdom & Mental Health Conference, iEvolve, San Quentin State Penitentiary, Marina Counseling Center, and iRest Institute.

Jonathan has co-taught with human potential pioneer George Leonard, Buddhist activist Joanna Macy and depth psychologist Bill Plotkin.  Jonathan taught at Kaiser Permanente including Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Mind-Body Medicine, Overcoming Depression, Couples Communication and Integral Life Practice. 


Here’s What Some of Today’s Leading Luminaries Have to Say About Jonathan


Jonathan is wonderfully skilled in the art of guiding people to discover and embody their unique life purpose. There are few things I appreciate more than good teaching, and so I enthusiastically recommend Jonathan’s work with people. Jonathan is a person of great integrity, from whom I am ever learning.
— Joanna Macy, author, World As Self, World As Lover, Spiritual Ecology, Active Hope and A Year With Rilke
Jonathan Gustin is a very rare example of a seasoned meditation teacher who understands the spiritual necessity of the descent to soul and sacred darkness — as well as the ascent to the light and the One. He guides his students in both directions, down as well as up. I have had the pleasure of witnessing Jonathan teach — he is delightfully personable and humble and is exceptionally clear, thorough, penetrating, engaging, and inspiring. Don’t miss the opportunity.
— Bill Plotkin, author of Soulcraft, Wild Mind, and Nature and the Human Soul
Jonathan Gustin brings passion, subtle insight and disarming humor to his work as a presenter of the three-worlds model and as a skillful ‘midwife of the soul’.
— John Prendergast, author, In Touch
One of the first things I noticed about Jonathan was his pacing. He connects with a timing that feels organic and mutual. What a critical skill for harmoniously working with polarity of meditation and purpose work. I’m delighted to recommend him as wise counsel in this marriage of yin and yang.
— Christina Sophie, Spiritual Growth Coach & co-founder WE-practice Community
Jonathan’s teachings are coherent, clear, concise, and graceful. He is always striving to incorporate more truth, and to embrace and midwife the awakening of more and more of the whole person.
— Terry Patten, co-author with Ken Wilber, Integral Life Practice