Tania Heinemann


Tania has a passion for educating people about nutritional healing starting from the inside. She believes in and has always advocated for body autonomy: “It is your body and it is your choice how to care for it.”

After Highschool Tania went on to study Law at Conestoga College, and then went to the University of Waterloo. She is a forever student and continues to upgrade her studies yearly for both of her designations and take self-interest courses for her personal development.

After years of chronic strep throat infections, low energy, anxiety, and digestive issues, she halted her studies at UofW and pursued her Holistic Nutrition training through the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (registered Ontario College) in 1999. Tania opened Yellowood Nutrition & Wellness (now Yellowood Nutrition & Breastfeeding) in 2004.

Tania’s pregnancy with her son and his homebirth with Cambridge Midwives in 2005 further inspired her to continue her education and she went on to study Reiki (level 1, 2, 3), Human Development, and additional business courses at Conestoga College, became a Breastfeeding Buddy through Waterloo Region Public Health and then pursued her training to become a birth and postpartum Doula. Her second pregnancy ended in a miscarriage that left her feeling helpless. She partnered with her close friend and former colleague, Nicole Scheiner to write an article that has been published through various media outlets over the years. Throughout her life Tania has reached out for mental health support during life’s challenging times and to process childhood trauma, she believes that our mental health is just as important as our physical health.

Since 2004, Tania has had numerous published articles in magazines and media outlets. Tania regularly appears on local and regional news programs to speak about environmental issues, breastfeeding, postpartum mood disorder, and holistic health.

Tania has attended several hospital and home births over the years. In her postpartum visits, she was drawn to helping families with a wide variety of complex feeding issues. It was then the next leg of her journey included applying, mentoring and training to become an IBCLC after the birth of her beautiful daughter in 2009.

Tania has run a postpartum mood disorder peer support group for over 10 years, she is the recipient of the 2019 YWCA Women of Distinction Award in Wellness, Sport & Recreation category.

In 2019 Tania accepted a part-time position at Cambridge Memorial Hospital as an infant feeding specialist and was there for two years. Tania left that position two years later as she was growing her breastfeeding practice.

Tania has her diploma as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) and Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). She is a member of the IONC (International Organization of Nutritional Consultants) where she holds her Registered Nutritional Consultant Practitioner status (RNCP). She recently returned to the University of Waterloo to complete her B.A.

Tania specializes in prenatal and postpartum nutrition and infant feeding issues, digestion issues, fatigue, thyroid and adrenal imbalances, weight loss, infant and children’s health. Tania also offers food sensitivity testing. She lives in Waterloo Region with her two beautiful children, husband, cat, dogs and horses and spends time in Muskoka where her husband is from. She enjoys reading, outdoor time, working out, walking, horse back riding and trying new recipes and taking adventures as often as possible.