"Society literally depends on the health and wellness of women. That's a big statement that holds pure truth. Take care of yourself, the world needs you. "
Hello, my Friends. My name is Heidi McDowell, RYT, RPYT, welcome to my site. I am the founder, owner, and teacher of Mind Body Baby, LLC.
My story, like many others, is still being written. The journey that I have begun has brought me exactly where I am today. It hasn't always been the path I would have chosen for myself but without it I would never have found my love for yoga and women's health.
Yoga introduced me to myself. I took my first yoga class in the summer of 2007. At the end
of class I was left in tears, never had I felt so vulnerable and empowered at the same time. I fell in love with the way yoga opened and connected my heart and mind and I’ve never looked back! I took my first formal training and started teaching right after.
As my husband and I decided to have children of our own we found the our journey wasn't quite as straight of a line as we would have hoped. For the past year I have been going through fertility treatments to become a Mama myself. During that process I have found, what I feel, is my divine path. The more women I spoke with the more I realized how beautiful and unique each of our journeys truly are. I have fallen in love with all things women's reproductive health in a hope to support more women, no matter where they are on their Mama journey.
I have since completed certifications in Fertility I, II, and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Postpartum Yoga, Children's Yoga, Advanced Prenatal Anatomy and Physiology, and Pelvic Floor Anatomy and Physiology. I am also a certified Postpartum and Infant Care Doula and Labor Doula. Currently, I am the only Yoga Alliance Certified RPYT in all of West Michigan. This is the highest credential in the field of Prenatal Yoga. I can't have enough information in my brain to ensure Mama and baby are safe, healthy, and supported.
No two stories are the same because no two women are the same. Through yoga I hope to help and support as many women as possible at all stages of conception. No judgments, just love and support. Because we could all use a little more of both, don't you think?
Light & Love,