Empower Perception

See the World Clearly

Have you ever wondered why you respond to things a certain way? Why you like or dislike particular sounds and sensations? In this course, you gain deeper awareness of your five senses and how they influence your thoughts and behaviors. Understanding your perception shifts the way you perceive and react to the world around you. Sensory Mastery is a gateway to reducing stress, enhancing your meditation practice, and improving your level of concentration.
Empower Perception

Perception is the Key to Understanding

Minimize Distractions. Be the Focus.

  • Unlock Your Perception

    Overcome obstacles by developing deeper awareness of how you view and respond to the world.

  • Enhance Your Meditation Practice

    Learn more about your natural meditation style in relation to your perception.

  • Diminish Your Stress

    Come into greater self-awareness and reduce stress levels as you learn to control your reactivity to external stimuli.


“Sensory Mastery is an excellent course. The lectures are enlightening, and the exercises helped me connect with each of my 5 senses, gaining a deeper awareness of how I perceive the world and why I perceive it that way. This course has given me a different way of looking at the stress in my life and new tools for relieving that stress. I’ve also noticed my meditation practice has shifted into something deeper. I am so grateful for this new insight!”

Betsy C.

“This course is a great way to understand your senses and how that understanding can enhance your meditation practice. The exercises and information in this course can ultimately help you reduce stress and anxiety. Furthermore, the information and awareness that you gain can help you understand where your stress might be coming from and help you find greater ease in life.”

Kristy S.

Course curriculum

  • 01
    Welcome to the Course
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    • Course Welcome
    • Meet Your Instructor
    • Course Objectives
    • Additional Resources
  • 02
    Unit 1: Pratyahara and the 5 Senses
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    • Likes and Dislikes
    • Your Senses
    • Sensory Experiences
    • Wisdom and Perception
    • Unit 1 Homework Activity
  • 03
    Unit 2: Sight and the Perception Pathway
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    • Perception Pathway
    • Sight
    • Candle Gazing Introduction
    • Candle Gazing 2
    • Candle Gazing 3
    • Candle Gazing 4
    • Exploring Deeper Levels of Sight Perception
    • Sight Perception and Critical Thinking
  • 04
    Unit 3: Hearing and Perception
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    • Intro
    • Hearing and Perception
    • Hearing and Perception Part 2
    • Hearing and the Senses
    • Hearing and the Senses Activity
    • Comfort and Silence
  • 05
    Unit 4: Perception and the Five Senses
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    • An Introduction to Perception Analysis
    • Writing About "Likes"
    • Explore and Evaluate Your Reactions
    • Positive Reprogramming
    • Tips for Reprogramming the Senses
    • Homework Activity: Reprogramming the Senses
  • 06
    Unit 5: Taste, Touch, & Smell
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    • Introduction: Taste, Touch & Smell
    • Cultivating Taste Awareness
    • Taste: Today's Experience
    • Examining Taste 1
    • Examining Taste 2
    • Examining Taste 3
    • Exploring Touch
    • Cultivate Your Sense of Touch
    • Smell: Making Observations
    • Cultivate Your Sense of Smell
    • Concluding Thoughts and Homework Taste, Touch & Smell
  • 07
    Unit 6: Mastering the 5 Senses - Advanced Pratyahara Practices
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    • Introduction to Advanced Pratyahara
    • Yoni Mudra (Womb Pose)
    • Yoni Mudra - Reclined Option (Womb Pose 2)
    • Yoni Mudra - Sensory Freedom (Womb Pose 3)
    • Yoni Mudra - Waves of Quiet (Womb Pose 4)
    • Akasha (Space Exercise)
    • Concluding Thoughts - Pratyahara
    • Please Share Your Feedback

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  • Instructor

    Meet Your Teacher

    Robert is the founder of The YogaLife Institute in Wayne Pennsylvania, and the CEO and Lead Teacher for YogaLife Online University. 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. Bob's Classical Yoga Lineage comes directly from The Yoga Institute of Mumbai, where he studied in depth in his early twenties. With over 25 years of full time teaching experience, Bob is known for sharing Classical Yoga principles in a practical way that connects students with their own divinity. He is the author of 6 books, The Classical Yoga Study Guide, The Pure Heart of Yoga, Meditation for Your Life, Yoga Therapy for Stress and Anxiety, Body Mindful Yoga and the forthcoming Comprehensive Yoga Therapy: The Complete Guide (Llewellyn Worldwide).

    Robert Butera

    Founder & Programs Director

    Robert Butera