The Yoga Association of Greater Detroit or YAGD is a multi-discipline resource organization for Detroit-area yoga instructors, bringing them together to share their knowledge and expertise. Formed in 1975, the Association’s purpose is to enhance and promote Yoga knowledge and practice in the Detroit metropolitan area. Its membership has steadily grown, reflecting the increasing acceptance of yoga in the west.
Teachers in the YAGD are committed to improve and raise the standards of instruction through their own development and personal study. Many have studied with world-renowned teachers, including: Desikachar, BKS Iyengar and others. Some YAGD members are also affiliated with groups such as the Self-Realization Fellowship, Kripalu Institute, Himalayan Institute, BKS Iyengar Yoga National Association, Phoenix Rising, and the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Many are Yoga Alliance registered teachers.
YAGD Membership Meeting— Saturday, July 9, 2016