A community of moms, moms-to-be, and birth & parenting professionals
As a prenatal yoga teacher I loved being part of a community when I was pregnant, but I had no idea how much I would long to be part of a community of moms when I had my baby.
In 2009 I gathered a group of prenatal yoga teachers together. They had all taken my training and we all found places to start a “Mama Circle ” in our own neighborhoods so students would have ongoing guidance, support, and inspiration, whether baby was inside or out.
Thus, Ma Yoga® for Pregnancy, Motherhood & Beyond was born. Today, more than 10,000 women have connected to body and baby in Ma Yoga prenatal classes, mom + baby classes and have worked with birth and parenting experts throughout Southern California.
Through social media we starting receiving so many requests for our strengthening and therapeutic yoga classes from women across the country and the world.
The main reason? Prenatal Yoga works. ObGyn’s are recommending prenatal yoga more and more as one of the safest and most effective forms of prenatal exercise, and studies show that it reduces physical pain and emotional stress:
And we knew that as a new mom, if you already had a yoga practice, it’s so much easier to strengthen your core and get your body back again.
We also knew that an important part of our Mama Circles was the in-person interaction. But for people who didn’t have classes nearby, or could’t afford them, we knew that these women were missing out on valuable practices that were helping women:
- feel better physically
- feel less anxious
- be more prepared for labor
- stay strong in their core and
- discover life-long practices to help them access their innate power, wisdom, and nurturing energy.
Our vision was gestating. We would offer our tried and true yoga and education for pregnancy, motherhood & beyond – so women could have it anytime, anywhere.