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Ma Yoga For Pregnancy, Motherhood & Beyond

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Los Angeles, CA 90016, USA

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About Ma Yoga® Prenatal Certification Program (RPYT)

Welcome to the Ma Yoga® Prenatal Certification Program , an 85-hour, all-online, comprehensive deep dive into yoga for women in their childbearing years. It’s also a nurturing, personal, transformative journey using the five elements as a guide to your highest, most powerful...

Welcome to the Ma Yoga® Prenatal Certification Program, an 85-hour, all-online, comprehensive deep dive into yoga for women in their childbearing years.

It’s also a nurturing, personal, transformative journey using the five elements as a guide to your highest, most powerful and wise “Ma” Self.


Hi I'm Jessica and I've been teaching prenatal since 2001, and training teachers in prenatal since 2006.


I created Ma Yoga® in 2009 from my experience as a Lifestyle Educator and yoga teacher in a hospital setting, my Masters in Exercise Science, more than 10,000 hours of alignment training as a Certified Anusara Instructor, and maybe most of all, my experience of becoming a mom and feeling completely unprepared - despite having been teaching prenatal yoga for years.

I wanted to give teachers simple principles to help moms-to-be relieve aches and pains, prepare for what's to come and enjoy this exciting time.

 

When you register, you get instant and evergreen access to all of your trainings, plus 400+ Ma Yoga Anytime classes, live online yoga, and tons more resources and support as a Ma Member. The Ma Yoga Certification program is divided up into four 3-week trainings. You can join us live online, do them self-paced, or a combination of both.You can also take any of them individually for Continuing Education, or all of them for your RPYT. Here are the training modules:


MAyurveda: Living Ayurveda for Women
In a nurturing environment, you'll explore the five elements beyond your dosha, and explore self-care, daily rhythms, and food-as-medicine routines for busy people to stay in balance, no matter what's arising in your body, your relationships, or your life.

The Yoga of Pregnancy
We’ll travel through the trimesters using the five natural elements to address each physiological and psychological challenge (and opportunity) of pregnancy. By the end, you’ll have all the tools you need to support, guide, and inspire moms-to-be with alignment-based yoga.

The Yoga of Healing for Women
Let’s explore the ways in which alignment changes and must change for women’s bodies and lives. You’ll learn simple cues to relieve aches and pains like back, wrist and shoulder, as well as help prevent and heal childbearing-related conditions like diastasis recti (abdominal wall splitting), infertility, and postpartum.

Ma Mentorship
Receive one-on-one guidance as you create and teach your first prenatal yoga class. Get feedback specific to what will help you step into your highest, most powerful and wise “Ma” Self. 

The Yoga of Birth
In this evidence-based childbirth prep class, you’ll learn all the pro’s and con’s of all the choices birthing people make throughout labor and postpartum. You’ll also explore mantras, mudras, meditations, and other support tools that help us co-create a beautiful, meaningful, authentic birth story. Taught by two birth and postpartum doulas/ Certified Ma Yoga® Instructors.

 

Please note:

*Each training is 3 weeks, twice a week. For times, dates, prices and registration, please go to www.MaYoga.com/events.
*If you miss a session you can watch it on video, but we encourage you to stay with us so you'll be supported throughout.
*You do NOT need any previous training or experience to take this program. You won’t get your official RPYT until you have your RYT, but you will have all the tools you need to support your friends, clients, students and even start your own “Ma Circle”.

 

The Ma Yoga® Prenatal Certification Program provides a solid alignment-based foundation that makes all future teaching and trainings easier, as well as simple co-creative principles that can guide you through regular teaching, practicing, and even life.

 

Please reach out to me at jess@mayoga.com with questions, or on www.PrenatalTeacherTraining.com.

There’s also a free 5-day prenatal yoga training you can sign up for on that page.

I look forward to connecting, supporting you on your teaching path! 🙏

 

with gratitude + lila (play),

Jessica

Jess Jennings, MS, ERYT, RPYT Ma Yoga® for Pregnancy, Postpartum & Beyond www.PrenatalTeacherTraining.com

 

Some raves about the Ma Yoga Prenatal Certification Program:

 

This training felt like it went above and beyond. There is way more to prenatal yoga than just the do’s and don’ts.


Jessica is an amazing instructor that has put a lot of thought and care into the program.

I’m confident that I’ll be a wonderful prenatal instructor upon completion of the program.

Amber T

 

The training is incredibly well structured, with a wealth of tools and wisdom to be shared. Plus Jessica will answer all of your questions and then some. I took a hiatus from teaching before this training and was hoping to feel empowered to teach again.
After 6 sessions with Jessica I am already back to it with ease and excitement. I loved the community and spiritual principles that were always at play. I immediately felt comfortable enough to have a voice and make a mistake, which is a big deal. 


I feel more confident in my own home practice as well. Bringing the magic of the 5 elements into my practice in this organic way has instilled a sense of renewal.

Ash S

 

I must say I am loving the course with you. You are an amazing teacher and mentor and I am so grateful you were brought in my life.


I thought I would just learn about pregnancy yoga, but instead I have deepened my own practice and reignited my love of yoga.

Joanne H

 

Wow, I was crying right after doing our "Look Ma no hands" pranayama.
Thank you thank you. 


We all are so blessed to have you in our lives; we are so blessed to have MAyurveda principles and practices especially now with all of the shifts that are occurring.  


Thank you for going beyond your head and letting your heart and intuition guide you into sharing these principles with us.

Nina R.

 

I had a wonderful experience with Ma Yoga. Jessica is always available and quick to respond to any questions. She wants you to be successful.


Through Ma Yoga I feel empowered as a working mom instead of apprehensive or lost in a corporate job that doesn't want to accept my new life as a mother.

Jolie S.

 

I have only just begun this program and I am impressed!


From the ease of navigating the website, to the breadth and quality of content, I am thrilled to have been connected to this community and wealth of resources.

Thank you!


Kelsey D.

 

I have really enjoyed the MAyurveda teleseminar and was pleasantly surprised that this form of training works so well.


You did a wonderful job, making the calls and the study subject easy to listen to. Overall, the seminar helped me to see a bigger picture and receive very useful and practical advice.


Thank you so much for creating the course and for being such a support and inspiration for others!

Andrea R.

 

It was great to be able to do the MAyurveda calls from my own home and to listen to them again if I needed to.


I really enjoyed that we had to challenge ourselves with the Dina Charya. I have been tongue scraping for almost a week and trying to wind down after 6 pm. Also eating my biggest meal at lunch has kept me feeling pretty light at night!!

Aileen P.

 

I loved it! I loved the community you created. I loved the ease of the call downloading and the materials to follow along with. I liked all the suggestions. I feel like I really learned a lot.


I really loved the daily routine plan and to hear how it works for you and how it was working for the others. It led me to some experimentation, and I felt like I really bonded with my boyfriend as we both tried some things together.


So far, I am living in a new way because of you!

Laurenne S.

 

My perception of online learning has totally changed. I have felt wonderful connection with this process and am enjoying it. I have started cooking more, making lentils, and tonight is the sweet rice I am testing with brown rice.


I am so excited to have this knowledge that I can actually pass on to my clients.  ♥

Melanie W.

 

 

It was great to be able to listen and participate while taking care of my son and if I missed something I could re-listen to that part of the call on the recording.


By adding a few of [the Anchor Practices] into my daily routine, I now have the extra energy to take care of my son without feeling drained.

Elizabeth R.

 

The course being broken down into digestible chunks along with the printable course books really helped me. 


Discussing during the sessions and the fact that the practices are so tangible and accessible also helped.

Jackie A.

 

The Ma Yoga Prenatal Teacher Training has truly been a metamorphosis both personally and professionally.


Jessica and the team at Ma Yoga have created a certification made up of crucial components, which allow you to build upon your knowledge and training, continually reassessing and reflecting in order for you to deepen your learning and understanding; thus improving and empowering your teaching and your own life.

Andy


I was looking for a prenatal training that was not generic. The sacred steps really helped me transform my sequences to prepare mamas for poses.


The way I cue poses has become much more organized. I understand WHY we are cueing certain physical instructions and this really helps me hone in what is the most important things to include.


The interactive model of the online training really raised my confidence and the feedback was always on time, clear and helpful.

Laura Moro


My back is happy. I don’t intend to teach prenatal, more to suggest asanas that can help postpartum mamas. But I will be more \""bossy\"" in my teaching, as well as in my life. Clearer boundaries, more assertive.


I loved your joy, your passion, your knowledge. I really appreciated how you commented on our teachings . You were respectful, positive and uplifting. That hasn’t always been my experience. Thank you for that.

Marie-Claude



Jessica is a treasure. Her knowledge of and passion for prenatal yoga is contagious! 


She worked very hard to help me overcome some health issues so that I could complete the program.


Kelly Newman Burnham


I loved the training from Ma Yoga so much. It touched on so many facets of yoga, philosophy, ayurveda, pregnancy, and birth. 


The community circle and mentorship program were the icing on the cake!

Alison See



This was a phenomenal program. I am so grateful I found Ma Yoga. 


I am now a confident prenatal yoga teacher and this training has greatly improved my non-prenatal teaching as well. Yoga of Pregnancy, Healing, Birth, and MAyurveda classes were incredible!

Ashley Milligan


I cannot recommend the Ma Yoga Prenatal Certification Program enough! The teaching materials are concise, informative, and thoughtfully prepared. 


The course requirements (lectures, assignments and tests) are thorough but not overly arduous. 


The teachers are passionate about their field, facilitate an enriching learning community, and are unfailing encouraging every step of the way. 


I had originally planned to take only one course - The Yoga of Pregnancy - for continuing education credit, but I was so intrigued by the teaching and content, that I chose to stay for the entire certification process. I’m so glad I did! 


The training has not only given me the preparation to step confidently into guiding expectant and new moms in their practice, but it has given me the gifts of personal growth and healing on my own journey.

Beth Massey

First Registered April 2013

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Jan 1, 2024—Dec 31, 2024
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