about mbb

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mind body baby is a

community space and yoga studio

We believe mamas and mamas-in-the-making are strong as hell and warrant much more rest and recognition than they get. We offer specialized classes, events, childcare, and educational workshops designed to build confidence in your beautiful body and deepen your mindset of empowerment and strength. 

Mind Body Baby prides itself on being a safe space for EVERYONE. We are a full spectrum community- welcoming individuals of all backgrounds, races, religions, and sexual preferences. We welcome you to show up just as you are and to feel seen– the messiness with the beauty. This is a space where you can be authentic and vulnerable. 

Together, our teachers have thousands of hours of experience supporting individuals at all stages of their motherhood journey. Come feel the love and friendship that our community has to share.

WHY BODYWORK IS IMPORTANT

in your motherhood journey

Yoga is the number one most prescribed exercise practice by doctors and midwives. When practiced under the guidance of one of our certified professionals yoga is a safe and gentle way to promote strength, endurance, and flexibility while cultivating a sense of calmness and well-being.

Through intentional movement and breath work you are able to quiet the mind, balance the body and calm the nervous system. Yoga works to improve the functions of all systems of the body including the circulatory, endocrine (think hormones), nervous, and lymphatic.

Practicing movement in a group of like minded people in the stage of life provides an environment for group healing and support.

Our Mission

Mind Body Baby provides a natural approach to support and empowerment for mamas and mamas- in-the-making through yoga, education, and community.

meet the founder

Heidi McDowell

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Hello friends! I am a yoga teacher, a doula, a wife and most importantly, a mama. The journey I’ve walked 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 and I would not have my beautiful daughter, Marlowe Sunny.

Growing up in Flint, MI I was one of fifteen children. Never did I imagine my journey to becoming a mother would be so damn hard. My husband and I underwent years of fertility treatments and disappointments. The more women I spoke with the more I realized how beautiful and unique each of our journeys truly are. My journey and my daughter have inspired me to create the community and support that I wish was available for me.

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My goal is to create a community space for you that feels safe, supportive, and empowering. I hold certifications in Fertility Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Postpartum Yoga, and Children’s Yoga. I am also a certified Postpartum and Infant Care Doula and a Labor Doula. I am one of two Yoga Alliance Certified Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher in all of West Michigan. This is the highest credential in the field of Prenatal Yoga.

No two stories are the same because no two women are the same. I see you. I hear you. I am you. 

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meet our Co-owner

Jamie Tulisiak

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Hey there! I’m a mama, yogi, and doula passionate about creating spaces for women to recognize and dwell in their inherent strength.

As a prenatal yoga teacher (RYT200, PYT), my goal is to help women embrace their changing body and connect with their growing baby. In the fourth trimester, I hope to help women release expectations for and judgment of their healing body and celebrate its fortitude.

As a Certified Elite Labor and Postpartum Doula (Pro Doula), I walk alongside mamas during their pregnancy, the miracle of birth, and the amazing (overwhelming) early stages of life–reminding them they already possess all they need to fill their role perfectly.

I am called to this work because mamas and mamas-in-the-making are strong as hell and warrant much more rest and recognition than they get.

I am called to this work because I believe all women deserve not only a beautiful birth, but also an empowered role in authoring it. I am called to this because there is an alternative to fear-based mindsets and practices––there is trust in our body’s perfect timing and innate knowledge.

I am called to this work because we shouldn’t have to do this alone. We are stronger together.