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Our Mission: Educate and Empower

Philosophy - Practice - Integration

Creating Sangha with Yoga Based Lifestyle Learning

At YogaLife, we are committed to providing a nurturing space for self-discovery through the rich traditions of Yoga. Our adaptive and interactive approach, centered around the individual, ensures a transformative journey guided by knowledgeable and compassionate teachers. Led by the dedicated husband and wife team, Bob and Kristen Butera, alongside our esteemed world-class teachers and practitioners, YogaLife is a supportive haven for your yogic learning journey.

As a spiritual learning community, we take pride in fostering a warm and welcoming environment where individuals can thrive on their path to holistic well-being. Whether you are embarking on your yoga journey as a beginner seeking private yoga therapy or classes, an enthusiast ready to delve into yoga teaching, a yoga teacher in pursuit of further education, or a seasoned professional seeking experienced mentorship, our diverse offerings at YogaLife cater to individuals at every stage of their yogic exploration.


YogaLife Owners and Program Directors Bob and Kristen Butera

Dedicated to fostering empowerment through practical yoga philosophy education, personal inquiry, and experiential learning, our trainings are designed to bring about transformative shifts. With embodied movement practices, uplifting community interactions, and an infusion of laughter, we witness individuals embracing new perspectives and seamlessly integrating the teachings of yoga into every facet of their lives.

Over the past three decades, our commitment to excellence has led us to specialize in training yoga teachers and therapists. To date, we have proudly graduated over a thousand students who are now spreading the transformative lifestyle teachings of yoga globally.

In response to the evolving landscape, in 2020, we launched our esteemed 200 Hour Yoga Teacher and 800 Hr Yoga Therapy trainings online, ensuring accessibility to our world-class programs for a broader community.

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Bob and Kristen Butera with Yoga Therapy Teachers, Erin Byron and Staffan Elgelid

Classical Yoga Roots

The training programs at YogaLife have their roots in a longstanding Classical Yoga heritage from The Yoga Institute of Mumbai, India. This prestigious lineage connects us (and you) to a network of serious, authentic, traditional yoga practitioners throughout the ages and the world.

While the main branch of The Yoga Institute is in India, like the YogaLife Institute in the US, there are other centers inspired by the Yoga Institute’s approach all over the world. Together they all work to carry on Shri Yogendra’s vision of bringing the practical applications of classical yoga philosophy and lifestyle practices into the hearts and minds of householders all over the world, guiding aspirants to acquire “a healthy body, a superior mind, and higher spiritual consciousness.”

YogaLife traces its Yoga Lifestyle Education roots to the transformative journey of our founder, Dr. Bob Butera, starting in 1989. Driven by a deep commitment to yoga, he immersed himself in daily training at The Yoga Institute of Mumbai under the guidance of his guru, Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra. Living at the Yoga Institute, he not only honed his own practice but also began sharing the profound teachings of yoga with others.

Upon returning to the United States, Dr. Bob began teaching Classical Yoga philosophy and practices as a holistic approach to well-being. This period also marked a significant milestone as he completed his MDiv and then Ph.D. in Yoga Therapy.

His life's work work training Yoga Teachers and Yoga Therapist has been inspired by the holistic programs at The Yoga Institute, reflecting his ongoing commitment to integrating yoga into all of the diverse aspects of life.


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