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  • Playing Small or Choosing Highest Self

Are You Playing Small or Choosing the Highest?

When we become conscious of a choice (and many choices that we make throughout the day are automatic, like make the coffee, wake the kids), we can choose to act in the “highest” way.  What is the highest way? It is simply acting in the most life-enhancing, beautiful, nurturing, wise and powerful way...

Are You Playing Small or Choosing the Highest?2020-07-08T15:48:31-07:00
  • Pregnancy Health

Easy Meditation for Moms

Whether you're a new mom whose life is in chaos, or a mom-to-be running from doctor's visits to Target, or just someone who's super busy, it's easy to live life from task to taskfor days on end, without connecting to our big picture. We all know that meditation is a great way to calm our mind and body down. It's like pressing the

Easy Meditation for Moms2020-07-08T15:48:49-07:00

Creating a Loving Universe for Our Children

To me, the universe has always had wisdom and love in it - always. When I found yoga in my 20's, I knew I had come home to a place that had language for this: universal Consciousness, intelligence...

Creating a Loving Universe for Our Children2020-03-07T15:27:25-08:00
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EASY GREEN SMOOTHIES: 6 Reasons I Love Them

There’s nothing better than starting your day off with an easy green smoothie. All you need are leafy greens, fruit, spices, plant-based protein, and water to concoct your own creation. Full of important vitamins and minerals, green smoothies pack a healthy punch to help keep your body and mind in tip-top shape. These are just a few of the reasons why they’re one of my go-to snacks as a busy mom...

EASY GREEN SMOOTHIES: 6 Reasons I Love Them2019-09-20T01:00:30-07:00
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Colds: MAyurveda, the Neti Pot, and Other Essential Weapons in the Fight

I’m the cold master. The Queen of Colds. I’ve gotten them for a good portion of every winter ever since my daughter was born, and canceling teaching gigs is just part of the season. Even as a kid, I had terrible allergies to cats and dust and pollen and was mucous-y a lot.

Colds: MAyurveda, the Neti Pot, and Other Essential Weapons in the Fight2019-09-20T01:00:30-07:00
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New Mom Care Package: The First Seven Weeks

Welcome to the New Mom Care Package! I'll be sharing support, tips, and freebies along the way that I hope will make your postpartum time easier. You'll find the first seven weeks can be the hardest...

New Mom Care Package: The First Seven Weeks2020-07-08T15:51:37-07:00
  • Pregnancy Yoga

Finding Community Through Prenatal Yoga

My experience with prenatal yoga went way beyond the physical. I found myself transforming from a very self-centered person to an open book ready to receive all the love and support from my new community...

Finding Community Through Prenatal Yoga2019-09-20T01:00:30-07:00
  • Mom and Baby Yoga

Pairing Yoga Practice and Motherhood

As a mama of two littles, it is HARD to find time for my own yoga practice. While it is still a dream to make it to a studio and take a full yoga class with no children in tow, it does occasionally happen but doesn't do much for me day-to-day. I realized early on, that developing ways to incorporate yoga at home was key...

Pairing Yoga Practice and Motherhood2020-07-08T15:52:58-07:00
  • Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

My Ma Yoga Teacher Training Experience

While my family and I were living on the small island of Bermuda, I completed my 200 hours of Yoga Teacher Training in Italy in August 2016. Completing my training made me realize this was just the start of a journey and there was so much more to learn and develop. As a highly knowledgeable and experienced school teacher, I had to leave my ego aside, leave my comfort zone, and not listen to the doubts and fears about not being good enough to teach yoga...

My Ma Yoga Teacher Training Experience2020-07-08T15:58:38-07:00
  • Jess Jennings, MS

Meet Jessica Jennings, Ma Yoga Living Founder

Meet Jessica Jennings, Ma Yoga Living Founder Jessica is a lifestyle educator, transformational group facilitator and prenatal teacher trainer. Meet Ma Yoga Living founder, Jessica! Ma Yoga’s curriculum grew out of Jessica’s training and experiences. Jessica is a Certified Anusara Yoga teacher, with a Masters in Kinesiology. She also spent six years teaching in

Meet Jessica Jennings, Ma Yoga Living Founder2019-09-20T01:00:30-07:00
  • Pregnancy Exercise

Benefits of Yoga For Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond

One of my great joys is watching pregnant women emerging into motherhood as they go through my Prenatal Yoga and into Mom + Baby Yoga classes. There are so many fears and concerns for most women...

Benefits of Yoga For Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond2019-09-20T01:00:30-07:00
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3 Tips For Writing A Birth Plan

Birth Plan Tip 1: Learn about your birth place’s policies Before writing your wishes down, make a call or go online to see what's already in place. Your chosen birth place might surprise you by already being on the same page about something that matters to you...

3 Tips For Writing A Birth Plan2019-09-20T01:00:30-07:00
  • Yoga Instructor Training

Meet Shoshana Bennett, Ph.D., Postpartum Assistance Expert

Internationally recognized as a leading maternal mental health expert, clinical psychologist Dr. Shoshana Bennett has inspired and transformed countless lives worldwide through her radio shows, books, lectures, interactive tele-classes, consultations, and videos. Affectionately known as “Dr. Shosh”, she educates, engages, and empowers her audiences...

Meet Shoshana Bennett, Ph.D., Postpartum Assistance Expert2019-09-20T01:00:30-07:00
  • Yoga Instructor Training

Meet Melanie Wachsman, Certified Prenatal Yoga Instructor, Doula & Breastfeeding Expert

Ma Yoga Living Instructor Melanie Wachsman Certified Ma Yoga® Instructor, RYT, RPYT, Birth and Postpartum Doula, Lactation Educator I found Anusara (alignment-based) yoga in 2000 after a dance background, and I quickly learned the powerful healing powers of yoga. As a birth and postpartum doula I see yoga as an essential part of the birth process...

Meet Melanie Wachsman, Certified Prenatal Yoga Instructor, Doula & Breastfeeding Expert2019-10-12T06:51:16-07:00
  • Yoga Instructor Training

Meet Colleen Hieber, Certified Prenatal Yoga Instructor and Ma Yoga® Teacher Trainer

Ma Yoga Living Instructor Colleen Hieber Certified Ma Yoga® Instructor, E-RYT 500, RPYT, YACEP I’ve been teaching yoga since 2011, shortly after completing my 85-Hour prenatal teacher training with Jessica Jennings in Los Angeles through Ma Yoga®. I have worked closely with Jessica to build a large prenatal yoga community in Orange County, CA...

Meet Colleen Hieber, Certified Prenatal Yoga Instructor and Ma Yoga® Teacher Trainer2019-09-20T01:00:31-07:00
  • Yoga Teacher Training

Meet Lauren Horn, Certified Prenatal Yoga Instructor and Ma Yoga® Teacher Trainer

Ma Yoga Living Instructor Lauren Horn Certified Ma Yoga® Instructor, RYT-500, RPYT I discovered yoga in 2003 with the intention to relieve chronic low back pain and it worked! Since then I have experienced the benefits of yoga at all stages of life; as a single woman, in marriage, during pregnancy, and now as a mother...

Meet Lauren Horn, Certified Prenatal Yoga Instructor and Ma Yoga® Teacher Trainer2019-09-20T01:00:31-07:00
  • Yoga Instructor Training

Meet Jamie Hanson, Certified Prenatal Yoga Instructor and Mom Yoga Teacher

Ma Yoga Living Instructor Jamie Hanson Certified Ma Yoga® Instructor, E-RYT, RPYT I began teaching prenatal yoga with Ma Yoga® in late 2014 after suffering the loss of two pregnancies. In 2015 my daughter Luisa was born and I entered the journey of motherhood at which time I also began teaching Mommy and Me Yoga classes as well...

Meet Jamie Hanson, Certified Prenatal Yoga Instructor and Mom Yoga Teacher2019-09-20T01:00:31-07:00