Robert Butera, E-RYT, M.Div., PhD., is the founder of The YogaLife Institute and the publisher of Yoga Living magazine. Bob studied yoga with Dr. Javadeva Yogendra at The Yoga Institute of Bombay and later obtained his Ph.D. in Yoga Philosophy at The California Institute of Integral Studies and a Masters of Divinity from The Earlham School of Religion. He served on the Board of the International Association of Yoga Therapists from 2011-2012, and as Vice President of the IAYT Board from 2012-2013. With over 25 years of meditation and yoga experience, he has worked with teachers and students throughout Japan, Taiwan, India and the United States. Bob emphasizes a holistic exploration of Yoga and is known for teaching Classical Yoga principles in a practical and relevant way that connects students with their own divinity. Bob's first book, The Pure Heart of Yoga: Ten Essential Steps for Personal Transformation was released by Llewellyn Worldwide in September 2009 and has sold over 10,000 copies worldwide. His second book, Meditation for Your Life: Creating a Plan that Suits Your Style was released by Llewellyn Worldwide in September 2012.
Meditation for Your Life: Engage in the process of self-inquiry and understanding with expert teacher Robert Butera. All meditation methods are valid forms of practice, but they don't fit everyone alike. Meditation for Your Life explains the six basic forms and guides readers in identifying which ones suit them best. Questions and answers, exercises, and journaling engage readers in learning what steps they can take to make meditation (and its benefits) an enduring part of their lives. Wellness and inner calm are achievable goals with suitable meditation styles—using techniques of breathwork or visualization, mantra or devotion, mindfulness or contemplation. Includes special emphasis on overcoming frequent blocks to inner growth.
In The Pure Heart of Yoga, yoga master and scholar Dr. Robert Butera examines the subtle internal healing processes that are contained in yoga philosophy and experienced through yoga poses. Through clear direction and exercises designed to encourage practitioners toward experiential knowledge, these teachings have tremendous impact on yoga practice.
The Ten Steps include: Personal Intention, Attitude, Archetypal Patterns, Posture, Bio-energetic Awareness, Mental Focus, Energy Centers, Locks and Seals, Psychological Blocks and Emotional Transformation.