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Comprehensive Yoga Therapy Teaching Team

World Class Teachers & Thought Leaders

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Bob Butera, PhD, ERYT500, C-IAYT

Program Founder, Yoga Training & Yoga Therapy Specialist

Robert is the founder of The YogaLife Institute and the publisher of Yoga Living magazine. He studied yoga at The Yoga Institute of Mumbai. He holds Masters in Divinity from the Earlham School of Religion and a Ph.D. in Yoga Philosophy & Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies.

With over 25 years of full-time teaching experience, Bob is known for sharing Classical Yoga Lifestyle principles in a practical way that connects students with their own divinity. He is also is the author/co-author of multiple books including The Pure Heart of Yoga, Meditation for Your Life, Yoga Therapy for Stress and Anxiety and BodyMindful Yoga (Llewellyn Worldwide)


Erin Byron, MA, ERYT500, C-IAYT

Program Founder, Yoga Training & Yoga Therapy Specialist

Erin Byron is the Director of the Canadian Welkin/YogaLife Institute in Brantford, Ontario. She holds a Masters Degree in Psychology with a specialization in Yoga for Trauma. She is an educator of yoga and meditation teachers who brings more than ten years of experience as a professional Yoga Therapist and practicing Psychotherapist to her teachings. She is the co-creator of Comprehensive Yoga Therapy Training and author/co-author of multiple books including Yoga Therapy for Stress & Anxiety, Yoga for the Creative Soul and Yoga Therapy for Arthritis.

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Erika Tenenbaum, ERYT500, C-IAYT

Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist, Skincare & Vinyasa Yoga Specialist

Erika found her home at YogaLife and has been teaching here since 2004. She holds advanced certifications in Yoga & Yoga Therapy. She is also a skin care specialist and manual lymphatic drainage massage practitioner. Erika is a firm believer in the tenets of yogic tradition, she relishes the opportunity to share her yoga vision and experience with her students.


Jennifer Kreatsoulas, PhD, C-IAYT

Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist

Jennifer is a dedicated Yoga practitioner of over 20 years. She is the founder of Yoga for Eating Disorders, mother of two girls, Yoga Therapist and the author of  Body Mindful Yoga: Create a Powerful and Affirming Relationship With Your Body.  She writes and speaks on the healing and empowering practices and philosophies of Yoga. Her Yoga Therapy specialties include eating disorder recovery and body image. Jennifer is passionate about studying Yoga philosophy and connecting and working with new yoga teachers and yoga therapists. Jennifer is deeply honored to be a member of the YogaLife community.


Jennifer Hilbert, MS, RYT500, C-IAYT

Yoga Teacher & Yoga Therapist, Neuroscientist

Jen has been dedicated yoga practitioner of over 20 years. She discovered YogaLife in 2004 and has since completed specialized training in Yoga & Yoga Therapy. She has a Masters Degree in Neuroscience, and as a mother and athlete her passions include educating families about the benefits of healthy eating and breath awareness, along with playing tennis, biking, traveling and spending quality time with family and friends.

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Staffan Elgelid, PhD, RYT500, C-IAYT

Yoga Therapist, Somatic & Physical Therapy Specialist

Dr. Elgelid is Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at Nazareth College. At Nazareth College he teaches health and wellness and is the director of the college’s health and wellness programs. He has presented on a multitude of topics both nationally and internationally. He is also a Feldenkrais Practitioner and has been active in the Feldenkrais and Somatic Education community both at a national and international level. Staffan sat on the Advisory Council for the International Association of Yoga Therapists from 2011-2013, and has published several articles in IAYT publications and holds a yoga therapy certification from YogaLife Institute. Staffan is the co-author of Yoga Therapy for Stress & Anxiety and Yoga Therapy: A Personalized Approach for Your Active Lifestyle. 


As teachers, the yoga therapy components of our teachings are based on our C-IAYT certifications from the International Association of Yoga Therapists, not derived from our status as RYTs & E-RYTs with Yoga Alliance Registry.