Welcome to the Yoga By Design Foundation

The Yoga by Design Foundation funds programs for underserved populations. It is the first of its kind in the nation, to raise money for the purpose of providing yoga, at no cost, to a variety of recipients – including, but not limited to persons with Alzheimer’s, Autism, Multiple Sclerosis, cancer, physical and mental disabilities as well as those in rehabilitation and homeless.

Current Programs

Freedom House

YBDF funds a program for Freedom House, a temporary home for survivors of persecution from around the world seeking asylum in North America.

Madison Prep

The Yoga by Design Foundation teams up with the St. Clair Butterfly Foundation to bring the peace and healing powers of yoga to the at-risk students of Madison Prep High School. The YBDF program has supported community growth and an overall supportive environment.

Covenant House

Covenant House Michigan provides hope to homeless, runaway and at-risk youth ages 18-24. YBDF offers a Yoga program to help young people address complex issues with patient resolve.

Yoga means a lot to me. It’s something I can barely put into words. It helps me focus and concentrate on myself. Yoga helps as a coping skill to maintain my anger management and that’s all I could ask for.
— Toriana