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Robert Butera

Adjunct Faculty


  • Ph.D. Philosophy and religions, 1997, Clifornia Insititute of Integral Studies

  • M. Div. Theology, 1993, Earlham School of Religion

  • B.A. East Asian Studies, Japanese & Chinese Languages, Sociology, 1998, The Friends World College


Robert Butera, M.Div., Ph.D., director of The YogaLife Institute presently Online, trains Yoga and Meditation Teachers and Yoga Therapists. He published the holistic magazine “Yoga Living” in the Philadelphia Area for 20 years. His PhD in Yoga Therapy from The Ca. Institute of Integral Studies (1998) and training at The Yoga Institute, Mumbai, India (1989) certified him as a Yoga Therapist.

His books include Classical Yoga Study Guide (Self Published, 2001), The Pure Heart of Yoga, 10 Steps to Transformation (Llewellyn 2009), Meditation for Your Life: Creating a Plan That Suits Your Style, (Llewellyn, 2012), Yoga Therapy for Stress and Anxiety: Create a Personalized Holistic Plan to Balance Your Life. (Llewellyn, 2015) and Body Mindful: Create a Powerful and Affirming Relationship with Your Body  (Llewellyn, 2018), The Yoga Life (Llewellyn, 2021).

Certified by The Yoga Institute, Bombay, India, where he lived for six months in 1989, his Ph.D. dissertation for The California Institute of Integral Studies (1998) concerned a Yoga healing program for the immune system. Bob has a Masters of Divinity from The Earlham School of Religion (1993, Quaker) and has lived in and studied meditation and personal growth in Japan, Taiwan, India, Costa Rica and the United States. He studied foreign languages and was fluent in French, Japanese, Chinese, while presently studying Spanish. His years living abroad offers sensitivity to various cultures.

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