Robert Butera, E-RYT, M.Div., PhD., is the founder of the YogaLife Institute, publisher of Yoga Living magazine and a board member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Bob studied yoga with Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra at The Yoga Institute of Bombay and later obtained his Ph.D. in Yoga Philosophy a the California Institute of Integral Studies and a Masters of Divinity from The Earlham School of Religion. 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 emphasized a holistic exploration of Yoga and is known for teaching ancient Classical Yoga principles in a practical and relevant way that connects students with their own divinity. Bob's book, The Pure Heart of Yoga: Ten Essential Steps for Personal Transformation was released by Llewellyn Worldwide in September 2009.
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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.