Ma Yoga Prenatal Yoga Certification (RPYT)

Hi I’m Jessica.

I started teaching prenatal yoga right after my first yoga teacher training in 2001. There was no prenatal yoga certification back then, and I knew nothing about pregnancy (except the basics), so I learned the do’s and don’ts, took lots of prenatal classes, and figured I’d give it a go.

I enjoyed teaching moms-to-be, but it felt limiting. The practice was gentle, there were LOTS of don’ts, and something told me there was more to it.

Jessica Jennings, founder, Ma Yoga Prenatal Certification Program - partner Uppavista

The Yoga of Pregnancy Teacher Training

Over time, I began to see pregnancy as an opportunity. Many women slow down and listen inward when they get pregnant. Some start to take care of themselves in a whole new way.

I saw it over and over: when women learn to turn nurturing energy inward, they begin to change. They step into their own power and wisdom.

In other words, they find their highest Self, what’s called “Ma” in Sanskrit – like “Ma Kali”, the Mother of all Goddesses.

I realized prenatal yoga is not gentle yoga, because women need both inner and outer strength in the 18 months around birth maybe more than any other time.

I created The Yoga of Pregnancy Teacher Training to help yogis like you let go of fear around pregnancy, and confidently support, guide and inspire pregnant women.

And prenatal yoga isn’t just about being safe, or prepare for labor.

It’s about helping women become the “Ma” they want to be.

In The Yoga of Pregnancy, you’ll use birth as your guru to learn the keys to co-creation.

And from there, you can birth whatever’s gestating within you, whether it’s a baby, a project, or a new way of being in the world.

The Yoga of Healing for Women in their Childbearing Years

Women’s bodies are different. While I got my Masters in Kinesiology and studied therapeutic alignment principles for over 10,000 hours to become a Certified Anusara Teacher in 2006, I needed to adapt these principles for women.

I call the Ma Yoga alignment principles the “Five Sacred Steps.”

The Five Sacred Steps not only help me get students, clients, and loved ones out of pain, but they show me the way as a mother, a teacher and a woman every day for many years.

In the Yoga of Healing, you’ll learn these five alignment principles and becoming comfortable using them to relieve pain, on and off the mat.

Whether it’s wrist, low back, neck, knee, or childbirth-related conditions like diastisis recti (abdominal wall splitting), pelvic instability and infertility, with the Five Sacred Steps you’ll help make healing happen.

MAyurveda: Living Ayurveda Course and Training

I thought I was ready to be a mom after teaching prenatal yoga for six years.

Boy was I wrong. While my own Ma Yoga classes had prepared me for birth, nothing had gotten me ready for the exhausting, depleting, isolating time of new motherhood.

I realized I actually had never quite learned to take care of myself OFF the mat: how to heal, get more energy, and even make healthy food without spending hours in the kitchen.

After a while, I rediscovered to Ayurveda, the 5,000 year old wellness system, and started honing down the simplest, most effective self-care, daily rhythms and food practices for busy women. They were life-changing for me!

Not long after that, I gathered the most essential nourishing routines together (Dina Charya,or “Anchor Practices”) and put them together in an online Ayurveda course called MAyurveda.

In the MAyurveda training, you’ll not only learn the principles and practices of Ayurveda, but you’ll explore new routines each week for more energy, better sleep, improved digestion, stronger immune system and overall radiant wellness in a nurturing environment of like-minded, like-hearted women.Nourishing food routines in I WILL (Ideal Weight, Ideal Lifestyle Lab) and MAyurveda

And that’s the story of how the Ma Yoga Prenatal Certification Program came to be! Click below for more info about each training:

The Yoga of Pregnancy

The Yoga of Healing

MAyurveda: Living Ayurveda for Women

Ma Mentorship Program

The Yoga of Birth

Breadth and quality

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.

Ma Yoga Living™
2020-05-16T19:43:51-07:00

Kelsey D.

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!

I feel more confident

I’m glad that it was over time and not just a quick training and then you’re done. It gives you time to absorb the material and integrate it into my own teaching.

I feel like a stronger teacher, especially when it comes to people who back pain or issues related to pregnancy and postpartum.

I feel more confident as a teacher overall, thank you.

Angela R.

Ma Yoga Living™
2020-05-16T19:49:16-07:00

Angela R.

I’m glad that it was over time and not just a quick training and then you’re done. It gives you time to absorb the material and integrate it into my own teaching. I feel like a stronger teacher, especially when it comes to people who back pain or issues related to pregnancy and postpartum. I feel more confident as a teacher overall, thank you.

A metamorphosis

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

Ma Yoga Living™
2020-05-16T19:57:13-07:00

Andy

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.

I love the Ma Yoga community

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.

Ma Yoga Living™
2020-05-16T19:58:37-07:00

Jolie S.

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.

Inspirational

Empowerment and care for this whole community is at the core of all Ma Yoga do. I am at a totally different place than I was before I started on my Ma Yoga journey. I still have a long way to go, but I want to do it and keep doing it... I love it!

Thank you Jessica and all at Ma Yoga. You will never know what an impact you have made on me and how much I have taken from your course. You are truly inspirational.

Annie P.

Ma Yoga Living™
2020-05-28T13:36:01-07:00

Annie P.

Empowerment and care for this whole community is at the core of all Ma Yoga do. I am at a totally different place than I was before I started on my Ma Yoga journey. I still have a long way to go, but I want to do it and keep doing it... I love it! Thank you Jessica and all at Ma Yoga. You will never know what an impact you have made on me and how much I have taken from your course. You are truly inspirational.
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I put it ALL into the 85-hour Ma Yoga® Prenatal Yoga Certification Program, so that you can:

  • Adjust regular poses and sequences for pregnant students, and confidently create specific sequences for pregnancy
  • Inspire students with themes  for your classes, to motivate and transform students on all levels
  • Use birth as guru to discover the keys to co-creation, and manifest your desires more easefully
  • Confidently help people out of pain on and off the mat with the Five Sacred Steps of Alignment
  • Learn nourishing and nurturing self-care practices for busy women, from age-old Ayurveda, the sister science to yoga
  • Include new avenues for impact and financial reward in your teaching career
  • Help students, clients, and YOU connect to feminine wisdom, power, and nurturing energy
  • Be part of a growing, global teacher tribe who are drawn to guide, support and inspire women in their childbearing years

Your Investment for the full Ma Yoga®/ Yoga Alliance Prenatal Yoga Certification:

I try and keep costs as low as possible, and I also give you an option for “payment plan,” which means you pay for each training as you go.

You save $350 by purchasing the whole program – pluls you receive six months free membership in our online prenatal and mom yoga studio, which includes live Zoom classes with me.

Here are the individual costs if you choose to pay as you go:

  • The Yoga of Pregnancy & Postpartum weekend (Prenatal 1) – see calendar $497/$450 early bird
  • The Yoga of Healing for Women weekend (Prenatal 2) – see calendar $497/$450 early bird
  • MAyurveda: Living Ayurveda for Women online training with Jessica $350
  • Ma Mentorship $200
  • 6 months of Ma Yoga Living membership $108
  • Certification Fee $30

The full Ma Yogam Certification Program price also does not include the cost of required labor education. You might choose to take your own doula training, OR take our online course, The Yoga of Birth ($350).

Total cost individually for included trainings and fees: $1682

Full program purchase price is only $1297 – you save over $350!

What people say about the Ma Yoga Prenatal Certification Program:

Thinking about getting your Ma Yoga/Yoga Alliance RPYT Prenatal Yoga Certification, but not sure it's for you? Schedule a free 30-minute Dreams and Visions call with me.

I look forward to helping you find your authentic life path, so you can make the biggest impact with your gifts.

Jessica Jennings, Founder, Ma Yoga Prenatal Yoga Certification Program (RPYT)

Encouragement and guidance

The Vision and Strategy call with Jessica was exactly what I needed it to be! She answered all my questions with practicality and honesty. The beauty of our conversation was in her deep appreciation and understanding for my desire to find balance in my life and my many roles within it; roles as wife and mother as well as a business owner, and professional support person for birthing families in my community. As I hung up the phone I was filled with a deep gratitude for Jessica's encouragement and guidance.

Adriane G.

Ma Yoga Living™
2020-05-28T15:02:15-07:00

Adriane G.

The Vision and Strategy call with Jessica was exactly what I needed it to be! She answered all my questions with practicality and honesty. The beauty of our conversation was in her deep appreciation and understanding for my desire to find balance in my life and my many roles within it; roles as wife and mother as well as a business owner, and professional support person for birthing families in my community. As I hung up the phone I was filled with a deep gratitude for Jessica's encouragement and guidance.

I liked the Dreams and Visions call

PS OH YEAH! And I also liked the personal Dreams and Visions call you included. I found it very helpful to hear some positive things from someone who is making it work for herself!

Laurenne S.

Ma Yoga Living™
2020-05-28T15:03:31-07:00

Laurenne S.

PS OH YEAH! And I also liked the personal Dreams and Visions call you included. I found it very helpful to hear some positive things from someone who is making it work for herself!
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Schedule a free call with me

Our Prenatal Yoga Certification Program is designed to fit your busy life:

  • You can take our affordable modules in any order, and take 3 years to do them and what’s being offered

  • The entire program can now be taken online, although Yoga Alliance may stop allowing this at some point

  • You can spread it out over three years, or do it all in about six months, depending when you start

  • You will have the help of a mentor to help you improve your teaching

  • You will have so many tools to support, guide, and inspire women in their childbearing years!

Learn More About the Trainings in the Ma Yoga® Prenatal Certification Program:

Ma Yoga Prenatal Yoga Certification Program registration
Ma Yoga Prenatal Certification Calendar and Events