About Us

Baba Ganeesha Press is a Michigan-based publishing and training group dedicated to creating, teaching and promoting safe, mindful and therapeutic yoga instruction manuals and experiential training.  The brainchild of Duane Utech (pictured), Baba Ganeesha Press currently offers a range of yoga teaching products and retreat opportunities for teachers and students, including:

  • Yinsight, a Yin Yoga Practice Manual
  • The Art of Adjustment, a Teacher’s Manual
  • Web-based Experiential Training in Yin and Adjustments
  • On-site training
  • Group Retreats in our spectacular Treehouse Yoga Center in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
  • Traveling training teams available to teach your group anywhere in the world


The Author

Duane Utech (MA, ERYT 500, TYM III), aka “Baba Ganeesha,” has been practicing and teaching yoga since 1991.  After spending 25 years leading a successful, multi-million-dollar Tier I Automotive Advertising and Marketing Agency (Utechniques, Inc.), Mr. Utech “retired” from the high-pressure corporate life to dedicate his energies exclusively to yoga in 2008.  Duane is the author of The Art of Adjustment, A Teacher’s Manual (2014) and Yinsight, a Practice Manual (2017).  After selling his successful studio, UpDog Yoga, Inc., in 2016, Duane now splits his time between 200- and 500-hour yoga studio training, and leading amazing “tree house yoga retreats” and teaching intensives at his 100+ acre paradise on Beavertail Point, in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula.  Mr. Utech credits his son Clifford, his first teacher, the late Brij Chabbra, his last bottle of beer (in 1999) and the guy who just cut him off in traffic as his principal teachers and spiritual guides.