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Birth Humanity
A peaceful world begins by being greeted in the earliest moments of life with love and acceptance.
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Empowering Women

Babies are not delivered; they are born. By bridging modern science with sacred feminine practices, women gain empowerment and clarity often missed in today's healthcare and social systems. By enabling a woman to tap into her innate wisdom, be informed, speak up, and connect with her unborn child, Birth Humanity is creating a more peaceful world by starting at the source of human existence.

In-person experiences are priority. Services include: 

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Building Yoga Teachers

To amplify our mission, champions of a peaceful humanity graduate each year from two distinct pregnancy and postpartum yoga teacher training programs.

As Michigan's first Registered Prenatal Yoga School (RPYS), established in 2017, you will discover Birth Humanity Certified (formerly Sweet Momma Yoga) prenatal and postnatal yoga teachers throughout the country.

To serve the whole yoga teacher community, we offer a 20-hour Yoga Alliance continuing education online course: Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Foundations, which builds a strong foundation to welcome those in pregnancy or recently postpartum to any yoga class with confidence. 



To birth a more peaceful humanity by helping moms receive the nurturing support and confidence to take accountability for their child's experience.


Take the modern day assembly line approach out of childbirth and bring back the joy, respect, support, and celebration to the transformative phases of life. By helping our communities gain insight into what pregnancy, birthing, and parenthood is about on all levels (mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually) - even from baby's perspective - they then gain a greater sense of self and responsibility to this life-changing process.



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Elise Bowerman

No journey is more raw than the sacred passage childbirth provides our humanity. I have witnessed a rise of women awakening to take ownership as conscious creators for the life they live. 

My life is devoted to revolutionizing the way women connect with their bodies, intuition, and one another. 

It is time to reclaim the matriarch as a power source of inspiration and wisdom.

For nearly 20 years I've guided women through various modalities such as dance, Reiki, yoga, womb circles, Ayurvedic and homeopathic medicines, along with childbirth and postpartum doula support.

You know you are ready to work with me because you are ready to get real. Really real.

I am forever curious about being human. I love our humanness.

I will brave it all with you.

I believe leading by example is essential in our society and, at the micro-level, within our homes. There is no need to wait for change to come. It begins with the life you live.


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Off the Mat 

I have dedicated my motherhood path to release inherited dysfunctional family dynamics.

In 2008 my husband, Jon, and I married - and welcomed our son (2009) and daughter (2012). While raising our young children, I stepped into the role of being medical power of attorney for my mom after a massive stroke in 2015. Caregiving on multiple levels opened me to a greater depth of humanity.

We have set roots in Metro Detroit, like we were raised. Together we are raising fourth generation Michiganders. We are family focused and community centered. 

Having a broad background in anatomy, physiology, psychology, with a personal yoga practice of over 20 years, being a member of the sandwich generation, and becoming a mother - I understand the privilege and honor it is to be in the teacher seat.



  • Certified Womb Circle Facilitator (Usha Anandi - Womben Wellness, 2024)
  • Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula (Patty Brennan - LifeSpan Doulas, 2020)
  • Certified MUTU Pro (Wendy Powell - MUTU System, 2018)
  • YACEP and RPYS lead instructor (Yoga Alliance, 2017)
  • Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (Laurel Hicks PhD - Mindful Mamas, 2015)
  • E-RYT 500 (200/300-RYS, Linda Makowski, Namast© Yoga, 2008/2014)
  • Nutrition Response Testing Practitioner, intermediate (Ulan Nutritional Systems, 2012)
  • Medical Intuitive Training, level 1 (Seer Holistic Health Assoc., 2006)
  • Certified Feng Shui Practitioner, 2005
  • Reiki level II, 2004
  • Bachelor of Science: Pre-Dance Therapy (Eastern Michigan University, 2004)


Core Values

Our principles encourage...

Support from teachers and participants.

Wisdom of listening to the innate inner knowing.

Exploration and reflection on personal life story.

Empowerment through movement, feelings, and evidence-based education.

Thankfulness and gratitude for carving out time to care for the self.

We Proudly Support

Elise is a dedicated donor and active volunteer of Birth Detroit, since 2020. Centering Detroit Black women and families by building the city's first free-standing birth center and Black-led birth center in Michigan will provide the kind of peace, familiarity, and safety all birth-givers (and babies) deserve to receive.

Modern science is proving every day how valuable birth is on humanity. Peace on earth begins before birth.

Click here to learn more about Birth Detroit or contact me to explore how you can join the cause.