YogaLife Institute, Devon, Pennsylvania

kristen hansaji bobKristen Butera, Smt. Hansaji Yogendra, and Dr. Bob Butera
In 1989, Dr. Bob Butera trained daily at The Yoga Institute of Mumbai with his guru Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra. He lived at the Institute for six months doing intensive personal applications of yoga philosophy along with classical yoga and yoga therapy teacher training. He began teaching other people yoga while he was at the Yoga Institute of Mumbai and upon returning home he began teaching Classical Yoga philosophy and practices to householders in the United States. During this time he also completed a Ph.D. dissertation, A Comprehensive Yoga Lifestyle Program for People Living with HIV/AIDS. The program was modeled after the holistic programs from The Yoga Institute.

Bob's first book, The Classical Yoga Study Guide (2002) was an outgrowth of his PhD work and envisioned as another way of galvanizing the Yoga Institute's message of classical yoga made accessible for every man. It is still used as the main curriculum for the lectures in the daily YogaLife classes in Pennsylvania, Canada and New Hampshire.

Bob's second book, The Pure Heart of Yoga (2009) was also inspired by a project that he first took on at the Yoga Institute, and is a product of over 20 years of continued research in the US after his time there.

Similar to YogaLife's Teacher Training and Meditation programs, The Comprehensive Yoga Therapy Teacher Training program, launched in the Fall of 2011, has been sanctioned by The Yoga Institute of Mumbai. This type of guidance and recognition from The Yoga Institute honors a commitment to the Classical Yoga mission and guides all of the YogaLife students who work and train towards understanding and sharing the message of Classical Yoga.

He states "We find that through traditional education, simple language, experiential knowledge, and love, many of the people we meet and train are empowered to see life in a new light and live to their fullest capacity. It is our great joy and honor to offer the teachings of yoga to this community, and we invite you to join us and participate at the level that is comfortable for you."

Classes

classes

With our open drop-in policy, you have the opportunity to explore Yoga with the guidance of any of our instructors. Certified and registered through Yoga Alliance, all of our instructors are dedicated to living a Yoga lifestyle. Students of all ages and abilities are welcome.

Workshops

workshops

The YogaLife Institute offers a wide variety of experiential and educational workshops and class series. All workshops and series are open to the public unless specifically stated in the description. Take your practice deeper and register today.
 

Blog

blog

Our teachers serve to provide a "reminder" of what we already know in our hearts and souls to be true. The following writings reflect these reminders that we need practice and more practice, and a community that supports us in our path towards enlightenment.

Graduates

graduates

The advanced training programs through the YogaLife Institute emphasizes the "living of Yoga" and thereby brings personal transformation to those who are ready and willing. We believe that those individuals who live their Yoga make the best Yoga instructors.

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Exeter, NH 03833

603-969-8968

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