Current Programs

Freedom House

YBDF funded two programs for Freedom House, a temporary home for survivors of persecution from around the world.

R.E.A.C.H YOGA

Co-Sponsored by The Angel Pillow Project, R.E.A.C.H Yoga is designed for anyone who has been effected by breast cancer and provides them with the abilities to enhance physical and emotional wellness while reconnecting with their body.

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 work through complex issues with patient resolve.

Madison Prep

The Yoga by Design Foundation teamed 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. 

Enhance

A once-a week program teaching yoga to a group of disabled women ages eighteen to sixty with a modified yoga practice that offers chairs, walls, and the floor for support, making yoga accessible and safe to these women.

Past Programs

DOWN SYNDROME GUILD

YBDF funded a program for the Down Syndrome Guild of Southeast Michigan to help students gain yoga knowledge and start each day calm and organized.

DETROIT LIONS ACADEMY

Yoga class for girls at The Detroit Lion’s Academy began the first of February, 2013.  The mission of this class is to provide these students with tools that empower them to skillfully live healthy, fulfilling lives.

Yoga Moves MS

Students arrive with a range of symptoms, from a movement disorder to full-fledged Multiple Sclerosis. The poses and lessons of yoga help keep students nimble and stave off muscle tightness that often develops with MS.

Oakland County CHILDREN VILLAGE FOUNDATION

YBDF offered classes that encouraged the residents to focus on how to empower themselves to find the strength they need withing to manage their lives.

Center for Exceptional Families

YBDF funded a yoga program that provided physical activity for patients diagnosed with spastic cerebral palsy, down syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, Prader Willi syndrome, hypotonia, and cognitive impairments.

YOGA FOR JARC

YBDF funded a yoga program in 2013 where participants ranged in age from 42-82 and practiced traditional breathing and chair yoga postures.

Detroit VA Medical Center

Weekly yoga program for Veterans with PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, Military Sexual Trauma.  Veterans from the Vietnam era through present day returning veterans participate.

VA Domiciliary Residential Rehab Treatment Program

A weekly program at a VA rehab facility for homeless veterans recovering from substance use.

Camp Good Grief

Camp Good Grief is a day camp for children ages 8-17. The experience combines fun and adventurous activities with grief education and emotional support, all facilitated by Hospice of Michigan grief professionals and trained volunteers. Yoga naturally brings peace of mind to these healing youth.

DEVELOPING K.I.D.S.

YBDF funded a program designed to strengthen urban communities by guiding youth in their mental, physical and educational growth, helping to strengthen and empower young adults.