About Miriam

Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)
Yoga & Conscious Dance Teacher
Postpartum Doula

Miriam Dowd-Eller is a licensed massage therapist in the State of Michigan, a 200-hour yoga and conscious dance teacher. She has studied orthopedic massage and assessment with Dr. Ben Benjamin and continues to deepen her studies as an anatomy apprentice at Irene’s Myomassology Institute in Southfield, Michigan.  Miriam is currently a student of international yoga therapist Uma Dinsmore-Tuli (womb yoga).  She has also trained as a postpartum doula, specializing in yoga’s sister science, Ayurveda, as an approach to women’s wellness after birth.     

As a massage therapist and yoga anatomy teacher, she specializes in an embodied approach.  Her interest has led her to study self-myofascial release using balls, foam rollers, and other tools.  Her methodology in teaching anatomy focuses on an embodied experience of how fascia, bones, muscles and the nervous system work together in yoga postures and movement patterns. 

As a Massage Therapist, Miriam enjoys working with those who have a strong commitment to self-care, and trying new things. Using western and eastern bodywork modalities, she helps clients achieve better range of motion, pain relief, posture, and presence in their bodies and minds. Miriam believes that the foundation of a therapeutic experience is clear and compassionate communication, and aims to be warm and non-judgemental with her clients. She graduated from Irene's Myomassology Institute and gained her state license in 2014. Learn more>


As a Yoga Teacher Miriam teaches through the eyes of Yoga Therapy (though she is not yet a Certified Yoga Therapist); your practice should ideally reflect your unique body-type, age, and state of health. Yoga is an integrated system of postures, breathwork, mantra, and meditation, and can be adapted for EveryBody. Additionally, Miriam has an affinity for yoga for women's health; for fertility, pregnancy, postnatal recovery, menopause, and especially throughout a woman's menstruating years.  

Miriam occasionally teacher Dancing Freedom™: a movement practice that leaves you feeling fully alive, connected, and delighted. Miriam has studied a number of styles of Conscious Movement styles, including 5 Rhythms, Authentic Movement and InterPlay. She continues returning to this practice as a primary"embodiment practice" to release tension and gain more physical and emotional ease.  Learn more>


Miriam is a nerd in the area of self-massage tools, nutritious movement, and homemade chai tea (based on your Ayurvedic body type!).

Miriam also has a side business/artistic outlet designing Websites for Holistic Health Practitioners. (like this one!) Visit Joy-By-Design.com for more information.




"Miriam is such a great listener, she puts her heart into everything she does, she has this way of allowing you to just be, non-judgemental, and very open to understand how she can make you feel good, as you were meant to be. The massage has been great, amazing firm pressure (I love pressure, and specifically mentioned it) and knowledge of muscles, and how they all connect. I felt fully whole again, as Miriam's practice addressed the body in it's totality."

–Oana P.

"Miriam is very knowledgeable with a great understanding of anatomy.  I truly appreciate her unique therapeutic approach that provides not only relaxation but also pain relief.   In the past, I used massage therapy infrequently, since meeting Mariam I am planning on using her services regularly"

–Michael G.

"As a long-time appreciator of bodywork styles and practitioners, I can say that Miriam Dowd stands out as one of my favorites. From the beginning, she has brought such a joyful curiosity and passion to the work, with a natural instinct and empathy that brings her to the heart of the matter quickly. As her knowledge and experience have deepened, her ability to detect issues and effect real change in my own physical challenges has expanded too. She combines disciplines to good effect: I'm particularly fond of her Thai Massage work, which I had not previously experienced."

–Tom V.

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