MA YOGA® PRENATAL YOGA CERTIFICATION

So much more than a Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training.

Ma Yoga Prenatal Yoga Certification Program - Prenatal plus

The Ma Yoga® Prenatal Yoga Certification Program is about stepping into your own feminine wisdom, power, and nurturing energy.

Hi I’m Jessica. I’m so glad you found us!

Jessica Jennings, Ma Yoga Teacher Certification Program

After decades of teaching pregnant women, I’ve come to see pregnancy less as a challenge, and more as an opportunity.

Pregnant mamas tend to slow down and listen inward in a whole new way.

When we learn to truly nurture ourselves, we reconnect to our innate power and wisdom.

The syllable “Ma” in every language means “mother.”

In Sanskrit, the ancient language of yoga, “ma” also means “the highest, most powerful, wise and nurturing” – as in “Ma Kali”, the Mother of all Goddesses.

Put these two concepts together and you realize it’s not just about becoming a mother to a baby.

Being able to support, guide, and inspire mamas means learning to turn loving, mother energy inward – so you can evolve into your highest, most powerful, wise, and nurturing “Ma” Self.

The Ma Yoga® Prenatal Yoga Certification Program (RPYT) is 100% live online

videos available within 24 hours of session

Starts September 29!

free live online Ma Yoga for Anyone classes upon registration for whole program

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Melanie Wachsman, Prenatal Yoga Teacher and Birth Doula

I’d never taught before this program. It gave me the confidence to be a teacher…As a teacher, I love helping moms get their minds and bodies ready for labor. As a doula, I know which poses are good for fetal positioning and labor – and it makes my job easier because by the big day, the things they need to do are second nature.

Melanie Wachsman, Certified Doula
Aileen Pham, Certified Prenatal Yoga Instructor

I am now empowered in my own practice and life with the tools I received related to how life create itself, on and off the mat. This program helped me shift the way I deal with aches and pains, enhance my daily routine, and interact with my community. I feel so grateful for the knowledge gained from this life-changing program.

Aileen Pham, Yoga Studio Owner
Prenatal Yoga Teacher Trainer Lauren Horn

I have more confidence with moms that come to me so depleted, because through Dina Charya (daily rhythms) and MAyurveda “Anchor Practices” I know how to help them have more energy and heal more fully. I love that we have this community where I can go for inspiration and support as a yoga teacher, on and off the mat.

Lauren Horn, Yoga Teacher Trainer, Mom
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The 85-hour Ma Yoga® Prenatal Yoga Certification Program is a comprehensive, deep dive into yoga for ALL women, on and off the mat:

  • Adjust regular yoga poses and sequences for pregnant women and new moms
  • Teach safe and therapeutic prenatal yoga classes
  • Prepare moms-to-be for labor and postpartum
  • Use birth as guru to learn the keys to co-creation
  • Confidently address and prevent and birth-related issues
  • Have go-to sequences to teach Mom and Baby and Preschool Yoga
  • Experience Ayurvedic self-care practices, natural remedies and daily rhythms for women
  • Include new business offerings to make a greater impact with your gifts
  • Be part of a growing, global teacher tribe and get continued support and inspiration
  • Reconnect to your own feminine wisdom, power, and nurturing energy

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The Yoga of Pregnancy Prenatal Teacher Training

In The Yoga of Pregnancy teacher training, you’ll explore the challenges and opportunities of the journey to motherhood using alignment-based yoga as your guide. It will help you to:

  • Feel confident adjusting yoga poses for pregnant students in regular classes

  • Teach prenatal yoga classes that are safe, strengthening, and transformative

  • Understand Mom and Baby Yoga and how to handle the benevolent chaos

  • Travel through the trimesters using the “Five Sacred Steps” to address the challenges and opportunities of this potent time

  • Receive support afterward to create your own “Mama Circle”, and teach prenatal yoga online

The Yoga of Pregnancy may be taken alone for Continuing Education credit, or toward Prenatal Yoga Certification (RPYT).

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THE YOGA OF HEALING FOR WOMEN YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

Our bodies change so much throughout the childbearing years. Knowing how to help move toward the body’s natural integrity can be the difference between strength and freedom. With the “Five Sacred Steps” of alignment in this yoga therapeutics teacher training, you’ll be able to:

  • Relieve students’ pain in common poses like downward dog, cobra and chatturanga

  • Support healing for back, knee, wrist, neck, shoulder, and jaw injuries, as well as mental/ emotional conditions like anxiety, depression, and disconnection

  • Address birth-related conditions including infertility, back labor, pelvic instability and diastisis recti with the Five Sacred Steps

  • Use the chakras to support postpartum healing

  • Become a powerful co-creator in your own life, using the Five Sacred Steps to give birth to whatever is wanting to be born through you

The Yoga of Healing may be taken alone for Continuing Education credit, or toward Prenatal Yoga Certification (RPYT).

MAYURVEDA: LIVING AYURVEDA TRAINING

The 5,000-year old wellness principles of Ayurveda (“the science of life”) are more relevant than ever before with our stressful, busy lives. MAyurveda is pared down, essential practices and principles to help women in their childbearing years incorporate powerful routines and rhythms into our busy day. In this 6-session, online training, we will learn how to:

  • Use food as medicine for you and your loved ones

  • Know your unique constitution and how to find balance with small shifts in food, sleep, and daily rhythm routines

  • Incorporate easy self-care routines that give you more energy, better sleep and digestion, and a stronger immune system

  • Learn daily rhythms that will help you and your family have more energy, sleep better, and stay healthy

  • Incorporate Ayurvedic practices into your offerings to help clients enjoy vital wellness

MAyurveda may be taken alone for Continuing Education credit, or toward Prenatal Yoga Certification (RPYT).

Ayurveda course online for busy women
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MA MENTORSHIP

After The Yoga of Healing, you’ll receive one-on-one help creating prenatal sequences and themes you can use right away. Your Ma Mentor will help you integrate what you’ve learned, and become a safer, more impactful, and more inspiring teacher. The Ma Mentorship will help you:

  • Develop go-to sequences that you can use and build on

  • Use alignment instructions in your teaching to make sure each pose is safe, healing, and transformative

  • Relieve aches and pains in class with simple verbal and physical adjustments

  • Inspire with personal themes to uplift and transform your students

  • Become more confident as a teacher and make a bigger impact with your gifts

THE YOGA OF BIRTH CLASS ONLINE

In this 6-session, live online labor education course you’ll learn about all the choices and challenges around labor and postpartum. Guided by two highly trained, experienced doulas and Certified Ma Yoga teachers, you will travel through the stages of labor learning how to:

  • Navigate the stages of labor using breath, meditation, asana, and mudra

  • Make choices that are right for you based on no-slant pro’s and con’s

  • Prepare body and mind for labor so you can feel confident and calm

  • Access feminine wisdom and power, far beyond what your mind thinks you have

  • Recover postpartum and thrive as a mom

The Yoga of Birth Class Online may be taken as birth preparation, for Continuing Education or to fulfill birth education requirements for Prenatal Yoga Certification (RPYT). It is NOT included in the whole program price, because you may choose to take a doula training on your own instead.

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I had an incredible private session yesterday with a Mom and Dad expecting their first child.

It’s been eye opening using the fresh knowledge you’ve given me to steer the course of their session.

From his feet and lumbar issues to her ever-expanding body, I’ve been able to give them 60min of expanding into their true potential.

forever grateful,

Deborah A.

Ma Yoga Living™
2020-10-24T16:50:35-07:00

Deborah A.

I had an incredible private session yesterday with a Mom and Dad expecting their first child. It’s been eye opening using the fresh knowledge you’ve given me to steer the course of their session. From his feet and lumbar issues to her ever-expanding body, I’ve been able to give them 60min of expanding into their true potential. forever grateful,
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 the full benefits of child's pose tends to be missed due to lack of or minimal instructions given. So often I hear "just get into child's pose". Thank you so much for bringing life and richness to child's pose with your instructions shared.

I am finding as I share yoga, that the use of the sacred steps are becoming easier, more natural. This evolution is so wonderful, Jess!

Thank you so much.
With gratitude for your lovely Spirit,

Nina

Ma Yoga Living™
2020-11-14T11:34:41-08:00

Nina

! I feel the full benefits of child's pose tends to be missed due to lack of or minimal instructions given. So often I hear "just get into child's pose". Thank you so much for bringing life and richness to child's pose with your instructions shared. I am finding as I share yoga, that the use of the sacred steps are becoming easier, more natural. This evolution is so wonderful, Jess! Thank you so much. With gratitude for your lovely Spirit,
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 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.
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.

Ma Yoga Living™
2020-05-27T21:54:02-07:00

Nina R.

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.
I just wanted to reach out and let you know how much I am enjoying your training.  It is quite different than what I'm used to (aside from the prenatal aspect).

I love learning these sacred steps and how they apply to EVERY practice and EVERY "body."

It's wild how I've reinvented a few teaching language areas to help serve my students.  Light bulbs are going off, and the connection is beautiful.

 

Deborah A

Ma Yoga Living™
2020-10-06T06:18:21-07:00

Deborah A

I just wanted to reach out and let you know how much I am enjoying your training.  It is quite different than what I'm used to (aside from the prenatal aspect). I love learning these sacred steps and how they apply to EVERY practice and EVERY "body." It's wild how I've reinvented a few teaching language areas to help serve my students.  Light bulbs are going off, and the connection is beautiful.  
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.

Ma Yoga Living™
2020-10-07T17:56:15-07:00

Joanne H.

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.
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 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.

Ma Yoga Living™
2020-10-12T22:52:22-07:00

Ash S.

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 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.
I loved all of the information offered in this course! It reminded me what impact we can have as Mamas and having the necessary tools and resources is so important.

Kellie J

Ma Yoga Living™
2020-10-15T11:08:42-07:00

Kellie J

I loved all of the information offered in this course! It reminded me what impact we can have as Mamas and having the necessary tools and resources is so important.
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.

Ma Yoga Living™
2020-10-18T16:22:30-07:00

Amber T.

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.
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Where will I be after the Ma Yoga Prenatal Certification Program?

By the end of this 85-hour training, you will be able to:

  • submit your certificate to Yoga Alliance for your Registered Yoga Alliance Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RYPT)
  • confidently guide and inspire pregnant women, both in regular yoga classes and prenatal yoga classes
  • get students and clients out of musculoskeletal pain, both in poses and off the mat
  • share simple lifestyle practices that improve energy, sleep, immunity and digestion with loved ones, students and clients
  • get support from our growing, global Ma teacher tribe of like-souled women, all drawn to support women as they transition into mothers

The modules are designed to be taken in any order. Each training is foundational and transformational.

Receive info 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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Your Investment for the full Ma Yoga®/ Yoga Alliance Prenatal Yoga Certification Program

  • The Yoga of Pregnancy & Postpartum (Prenatal 1) – $497/$447 early bird
  • The Yoga of Healing for Women (Prenatal 2) – $497/$447 early bird
  • MAyurveda: Living Ayurveda for Women – $347
  • Ma Mentorship – $200
  • 6 months of Ma Yoga Living membership – $108
  • Certification Fee – $30

Total value: $1680

Your investment when you register for the full Ma Yoga Prenatal Certification Program: $1297.

You save more than $300, PLUS you receive six months Ma Yoga Living membership, which includes unlimited Ma Yoga Anytime classes, FREE weekly live online Ma Yoga for Anyone classes with Jessica, and 40% off live online Prenatal/Mom classes.

Otherwise, you can pay as you go, and membership is $18/month. Make sure to sign up at least two weeks in advance to use Early Bird Discounts.

For prices, dates, deets, and register, please go to the Events page.

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I had an incredible private session yesterday with a Mom and Dad expecting their first child.

It’s been eye opening using the fresh knowledge you’ve given me to steer the course of their session.

From his feet and lumbar issues to her ever-expanding body, I’ve been able to give them 60min of expanding into their true potential.

forever grateful,

Deborah A.

Ma Yoga Living™
2020-10-24T16:50:35-07:00

Deborah A.

I had an incredible private session yesterday with a Mom and Dad expecting their first child. It’s been eye opening using the fresh knowledge you’ve given me to steer the course of their session. From his feet and lumbar issues to her ever-expanding body, I’ve been able to give them 60min of expanding into their true potential. forever grateful,
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’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.
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 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.
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.

Ma Yoga Living™
2020-05-27T21:54:02-07:00

Nina R.

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.
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.
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 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.

Ma Yoga Living™
2020-10-12T22:52:22-07:00

Ash S.

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 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.
I loved all of the information offered in this course! It reminded me what impact we can have as Mamas and having the necessary tools and resources is so important.

Kellie J

Ma Yoga Living™
2020-10-15T11:08:42-07:00

Kellie J

I loved all of the information offered in this course! It reminded me what impact we can have as Mamas and having the necessary tools and resources is so important.
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.

Ma Yoga Living™
2020-10-18T16:22:30-07:00

Amber T.

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.
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Fill out the form and I’ll reach out with info, dates, and prices plus my ebook, The Yoga of Pregnancy for Teachers!

Jessica Jennings, MS Founder, Ma Yoga Teacher Certification