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About The Heart Initiation Academy

Why We Exist

At the Heart Initiation Academy, our “why” – the reason we exist – revolves around fostering deeper, more meaningful connections. We’re here to facilitate a transformative journey of self-love and self-discovery, believing that true harmony in our closest relationships can only arise when we fully embrace ourselves, our authentic selves.

The “how” we do this is by creating a supportive, enlightening environment where individuals can explore and nurture their relationships, starting with the relationship with themselves. We provide comprehensive teachings that encompass not just academic knowledge, but practical, experiential learning. It’s about guiding people in understanding their emotions, their needs, their desires, and empowering them to communicate these elements honestly and openly with their partners.

The “what,” the tangible impact we aim to create, is a world where relationships are built on authenticity, respect, and mutual growth. Where partners are not just lovers, but teachers, mirrors reflecting our deepest truths and potentials. Where every interaction, every shared moment is an opportunity for greater understanding and intimacy.

Through this work, we seek to transform not just individuals, but relationships, communities, and ultimately, the world. Because we believe that when our closest relationships flourish in truth and understanding, so too does the world around us.


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Here at the Academy, we:

Facilitate transformative journeys of self-love and self-discovery, thereby enhancing the quality of our closest relationships.

Empower individuals with the tools and knowledge to communicate authentically, promoting mutual growth in relationships.

Foster a global community of authentic, respectful, and loving relationships that can collectively contribute to a more compassionate world.

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World Class Teachers

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The Heart Initiation Academy Team

Stephen James

Stephen James

Founder & CEO of The Heart Initiation Academy & Raw Attraction Magazine


Stephen is the author of ‘My Ecstatic Rebirth: The 10 Keys To Unleash Your Power, Pleasure & Purpose’.

Stephen transformed his own broken heart into a beacon of healing and empowerment. His ecstatic rebirth ignited a passion for guiding others to unlock their full potential.

Through the Academy, Stephen’s dynamic approach is not just about healing—it’s a thrilling journey toward self-love, authentic communication, and a life filled with joy and purpose.

Join him and embrace the adventure!

Dr Doug Lehrer

Dr Doug Lehrer

Founder, Cellular Resonance Quantum Healing


Dr. Doug Lehrer is a renowned expert in energy medicine and the creator of Cellular Resonance Quantum Healing (CRQH).

With a unique blend of traditional and holistic medicine, he has authored influential books like “The 6 Beacons of Transformational Healing” and “7 Secrets to Quantum Mastery.” Dr. Lehrer has led seminars worldwide, inspiring medical professionals and wellness practitioners to unlock the innate healing power within the body, mind, and soul.

His visionary approach continues to shape the field of energy medicine.

JP Sears

JP Sears

Comedian, Emotional Healing Coach


Before JP Sears was an internationally known comedian, he was an emotional healing coach, international teacher, world traveller, and curious student of life. In, fact, it could be argued he still is an emotional healing coach.

JP’s work empowers people to live more meaningful lives.  In the past, JP has presented classes, workshops, and online seminars, and leads retreats at numerous locations around the world on inner healing and growth.

Vanessa Petronelli

Vanessa Petronelli

Spiritual Teacher & Intuitive Coach


For the past 15 years, Vanessa Petronelli has helped hundreds of people powerfully transform their love lives.

Whether through intensive one-on-one work or live events, she turns people’s pain and confusion into joy and success.

A former yoga teacher, model, actress and pop singer, Vanessa infuses her personal and spiritual wisdom into her writing, teaching and speaking. 

Ruby May

Ruby May

Founder, Know Your Flow


Ruby May is a truth-seeking, edge-dwelling and earth-loving creative visionary whose international workshops and rituals weave her passion for play, embodiment and authenticity with her love for creating magical and transformative spaces.

Since she was very small, she has always been committed to exploring layers of Truth, and the discernment between this and the conditioning around her.

Araminta Barbour

Araminta Barbour

Founder, The Sanctuary, Guatemala

Araminta is an International School of Temple Arts (ISTA) faculty member and a teacher with the Institute of Conscious Sensuality in Hawaii.

Araminta has a Master’s Degree in Indian Religions from the University of London (SOAS) and has over 15 years of exploring numerous holistic health modalities and esoteric traditions.

Araminta’s core passion is the process of radical self-acceptance – the inner marriage of love with power. She is here to support the return of ancient temple wisdom and practices for humanity’s evolution as liberated, heart-centred creators.

Rick Gabrielly

Rick Gabrielly

The Marriage Boss

Rick Gabrielly is a passionate husband of over three decades, father and entrepreneur. His programs help people around the world uncover, cultivate and celebrate unconditional love for themselves and their partners.

Through his legendary one-on-one mentoring, top-selling books, a hit podcast, his YouTube channel, and as a contributor to The Good Men Project, Rick’s work results in more vibrant relationships, stronger families and businesses that matter. 

Triambika Ma Vive

Triambika Ma Vive

Founder, Ecstatic Awareness Institute

Triambika has guided thousands of men and women to empower their love-making, by helping them to release shame, gain confidence, learn to have extraordinary love-making experiences, experience exceptional stamina and create healthier relationships.

Triambika brings her depth, intuition, passion and magnetism to her work. Harnessing her extensive training and practice with the time-honored tradition of Tantra, masculine and feminine dynamics, she helps her clients to reach authentic love making freedom and to form fulfilling relationships that support the highest expression of who they are.

David Bruce Leonard

David Bruce Leonard

Author, How To Worship The Goddess & Keep Your Balls

David is the founder of the Earth Medicine Institute and practitioner and teacher of all five branches of traditional Chinese medicine: Acupuncture, Herbal medicine, Massage, Food medicine and Martial arts.

Author of Medicine at Your Feet: Healing Plants of the Hawaiian Kingdom, Wild Wisdom: Listening to Heart of Nature and How to Worship the Goddess and Keep Your Balls, David is an expert on the medicinal plants of the tropics. He is known for his off-beat sense of humour. He is often seen in Hawaiian rainforests wearing his favourite trash bag as a raincoat.

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At The Heart Initiation Academy We Specialize In

Diverse Learning Modalities

From one-on-one coaching to online courses, from interactive workshops to engaging audiobooks, we offer a range of learning modalities catering to diverse learning preferences and lifestyles.

Holistic Relationship Enhancement

We provide comprehensive guidance on enhancing relationships, focusing not only on romantic partnerships but also on relationships with friends, family, and oneself.

Empowerment through Self-Love

Central to our teachings is the principle of self-love. We empower individuals to cultivate a loving relationship with themselves, which becomes the foundation for healthier, more fulfilling relationships with others.

Practical Tools for Authentic Communication

The Academy equips individuals with tangible skills and tools to communicate more authentically and effectively, transforming not only their relationships but their entire interaction with the world.

Community Building

We’re not just a learning platform; we’re a growing global community of like-minded individuals committed to mutual growth and authentic connection. This sense of community provides invaluable support and camaraderie.

Personalized Journeys of Self-Discovery:

The Heart Initiation Academy tailors its approach to each individual’s unique needs and experiences, facilitating deeply personal journeys of self-discovery and healing.

Embark on Your Heart’s Journey Now!

Ignite your journey of self-discovery and love today.

Immerse yourself in the Heart Initiation Academy’s transformative courses that are meticulously designed to nurture growth, enhance communication, and foster authentic relationships.

Empower yourself and become part of a community striving towards building a compassionate world.

Your heart is waiting
Begin the journey now.


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Maribell Martinez - USA

"The Heart Initiation Academy is an open door to the awareness and importance of love in ourselves. The courses address many issues, which so many of us struggle with, in a safe environment where one does not feel judged. It is a place where I am able to get out of my "mind" and be in my "heart" as I cultivate love.

I strongly believe that for many, including myself, it has given us a place to belong, learn, and share our journey. It has taught me to embrace individual strengths, apply them to my life and learn from others' weaknesses. Yet, weaknesses are simple learning opportunities. Our life adversities make us stronger individuals who can help others in a compassionate manner!

With genuine love, I am thankful for The Heart Initiation Academy as I walk my journey and learn that I am deserving and worthy of love. I have seen so many changes as a teacher, a mother, a daughter, a friend, and a citizen of my community and for those positive changes, I am thankful! Blessings Always."

Jess - UK

"Your work is amazing. The speakers that did each module were brilliant. The content changed my path radically. I'm so blessed to have been able to experience

The Heart Initiation Academy. I was at a fork in the road and I was lucky to have found you. So my gratitude to you Heart Initiation Experience, you have changed my world.

You changed many people's world. I love my life. Thanks again!"

Rachel Keay - Scotland

"The Heart Initiation Academy has provided a platform for personal growth in a way like no other I have come across!

It provides information through inspirational mentors who share their tools and experiences to positively promote love, healing and a feeling of awesome well-being.

I am so grateful to The Heart Initiation Academy for guiding me on this journey. Thank you!"

Irina Goia - Romania

"The people behind this are doing the work of God on Earth. All the evils on Earth have at the core root cause a lack of love.

In a world that is scarce of love and where junk sex is everywhere the people at The Heart Initiation Academy have created a journey in healing the wounds of your past and creating conscious love in your life.

Thank you so much."

Nadine - England

"Save yourself years of searching. While most courses introduce you to a single method or modality, The Heart Initiation Academy takes you on a complete transformational journey.

It not only introduces you to some of the most important and powerful concepts in personal development such as self-love and emotional mastery but also gives you a whole array of powerful tools so that you can shed anything that’s holding you back from living an authentic love-filled life."

Olya - Scotland

"I would recommend this course to anyone who desires to experience more presence; drop into your body, hear inner wisdom and live your pleasure, power and purpose.

I had many brain orgasms, lovegasms, and soulgasms throughout my Heart Initiation journey. In fact, I now can name, clearly map and describe the sublime dimension that I have been visiting since my childhood.

I’ve had so much contact with it recently via Heart Initiation which makes an even better portal. It was Magical! Thank you for this amazing experience ❤️"

Melissa Elizondo - USA

"This course has been a blessing for me in every aspect of my life. I am finding myself changing how I approach every situation.

Every time I move through the course, I am finding myself applying immediately to my life. This has also forced some heavy truths to come to light in regard to my personal relationships.

I am currently on module four and I am so excited to continue the course and really start to heal myself so I can really follow my spiritual path."

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