About Ma Yoga Prenatal Certification

Hi I’m Jessica. 

I started teaching prenatal yoga right after my first yoga teacher training in 2001. I knew nothing about pregnancy (except the basics). I was excited about the yoga of philosophy of the feminine “Shakti” and I tried to tell my students that they were full of goddess energy, and they had everything they needed. 

They looked at me like I was nuts.

The Yoga of Healing for Women in their Childbearing Years

My students were mostly uncomfortable, anxious and in pain. The body changes not just day to day, but moment to moment. And any existing misalignment will get magnified along the away.

As a Kinesiologist and Certified Anusara Yoga Instructor, I had learned specific theapeutic alignment principles and I began simplifying and “femininizing” them to address the needs of pregnant women.

Eventually I called them the Five Sacred Steps, and each principle continues to guide me in helping people stay in alignment, and return to it. The Five Sacred Steps guide all my teaching, whether I’m helping someone out of back pain, wrist pain, or any other common ache or pain – or something pregnancy-related.

The Yoga of Pregnancy & Postpartum

My students felt great physically and emotionally, but there was something else happening as well.

I was beginning to see pregnancy as more than a list of challenges: these women were stepping in to their highest, most powerful, wise, and nurturing Selves. What’s called “Ma” in Sanskrit.

The combination of the relationality, the receptivity, and the reversibility that prenatal yoga can help people find (what I call the 3 R’s of the Feminine) was powerful transformative.

MAyurveda: Living Ayurveda for Mamas

Unfortunately, as a new mom, it was hard to get to my mat and I was depleted and sleep-deprived.

I knew I wanted to be healthier, but I didn’t have tons of time to spend in the kitchen. I returned to Ayurveda, the 5,000 year old wellness system, and started incorporating the simplest, most effective self-care, daily rhythms and food practices. They were life-changing! 

I organized what I experienced into essential basic healthy lifestyle routines for women (Dina Charya,or “Anchor Practices”) – that even the busiest of us can all fit in to our day to give us more energy, help us sleep better, and allow us to find our ideal weight. I put them all together in the online training, MAyurveda: Living Ayurveda for Women.

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 Certification Program, so that you can:

  • Help moms feel nurtured, revitalize, and find their strong core again
  • Learn simple, efffect practices to access your innate feminine power, wisdom, and nurturing energy
  • Incorporate Ayurvedic food, self-care and daily rhythm practicesfor vitality, energy, and health
  • Weave pregnancy and mom-related themes to motivate students to see the possibilities
  • Receive marketing, business and emotional help for growing your own Mama Circle!
  • Create a meaningful, rewarding career path and offer your gifts fully
  • Use birth as a guru to become a powerful co-creator in your own life and relationships
  • Instruct with the Ma Yoga 5 Sacred Steps to help your students and clients get and stay out of pain
  • Be part of a growing, global teacher tribe who see pregnancy as a guru.

Pricing for the Ma Yoga Prenatal Certification Program

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

Like all payment plans, this option is more expensive because businesses thrive when there’s money in the bank.

To encourage you to pay up front, we give a HUGE discount: you save $350 by purchasing the whole program – pluls you’ll enjoy 6 months free membership in our online prenatal and mom yoga studio!

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

  • The Yoga of Pregnancy & Postpartum weekend (Prenatal 1) – see calendar (pricing depends on location) but local is $497/$450 early bird
  • The Yoga of Healing for Women weekend (Prenatal 2) – see calendar (pricing depends on location) but local is $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 program price also does not include the cost of required labor education, because you can choose to take your own doula training, OR take our online course, The Yoga of Birth ($300).

Total cost individually for included trainings and fees: $1652

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

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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Ma Yoga Living™

Thinking about it but not sure it’s for you? Schedule your free 30-minute Dreams and Visions call with me now.

I love helping teachers find their authentic path where they can make the biggest impact on the world!

No hard sell here – just answers to your questions.

Ma Yoga Podcast with Jessica Jennings - Mama Talk

We made it easy for you to get your RPYT Certification:

  • You can take our affordable modules in any order, and take 3 years to do them
  • The entire program can now be taken online!

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

  • You will be assigned a mentor to support you on your path
  • Once you’ve completed the program, you can apply for support in starting your own Mama Circle