The YogaLife Institute Teaching Team

YogaLife Institute has some of the most qualified yoga teachers on the planet! The majority of our teachers have more than 1000 hours of training in the fields of Yoga & Yoga Therapy.

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Bob Butera, PhD

Founder & Programs Director

Robert Butera is the founder of The YogaLife Institute and the publisher of Yoga Living magazine. Bob studied yoga at The Yoga Institute of Mumbai and later obtained a MA in Divinity and a Ph.D. in Yoga Therapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies.

With over 25 years of continual teaching experience, Bob is known for sharing  Classical Yoga principles in a practical way that connects students with their own divinity.

He is also is the author of three books, The Pure Heart of Yoga, Meditation for Your Life and  Yoga Therapy for Stress and Anxiety (Llewellyn Worldwide)

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Kristen Butera

Owner & Programs Director

Kristen Butera is the owner of the YogaLife Institute and the editor of Yoga Living Magazine. She has been studying and teaching for fifteen years, accumulating 3000+ hours of professional training in a variety of styles.

Kristen's passion is for training yoga teachers and therapists, creating a learning environment that helps students connect modern anatomical and scientific innovations with the ancient wisdom of practice. Her teaching is focused on helping students make meaningful mind/body/spirit connections via embodied movement practices.  She is the author of Yoga Therapy for Active Living (Human Kinetics, 2017).

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Erica Saellam

Studio & Advertising Manager

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Jennifer Hilbert

Yoga Teacher & Yoga Therapist

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Eva Arriaga

Yoga Teacher & Yoga Therapist

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Libby Piper

Yoga Teacher & Yoga Therapist


Janet Muti

Yoga Teacher & Yoga Therapist

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Jillian Getting

Yoga Teacher & Trauma Yoga Specialist

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Erika Tenenbaum

Yoga Teacher & Yoga Therapist

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Irma Sciarra

Yoga Teacher & Yoga Therapist

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Jen Dillela

Yoga Teacher & Nurse Practitioner

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Randi C Gilbert

Yoga Teacher & Yoga Therapist


Patti Diamondstone

Yoga Teacher & Yoga Therapist

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Allie Kane

Yoga Teacher & Kids Yoga Specialist

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