MAyurveda: Ayurveda And Living Foods For Mamas

with Jessica Jennings MS, Ma Yoga® Founder

As a new mom of a toddler I was exhausted, eating whatever was around, and feelingJessica Jennings Ma Yoga Living with little one like my body and my mind were a sad shadow of my former self. I had tried a bunch of diets but none of them really had lasting effects. My energy was super low in the afternoons and evenings and I felt depleted of all my reserves.

I decided I needed to focus on myself, and so dove back into Ayurveda, the 5,000 year old wellness system of India.

Everything changed!

I felt like someone had given me afternoons back. I was eating food that was nourishing without living in the kitchen, so my digestion got strong again. And I felt connected again to something bigger than myself and my baby.

Eventually, I pared down what I had learned for busy women in their childbearing years, and called it MAyurveda: Living Ayurveda for Mamas.

The oldest and most comprehensive health and wellness system still in use today, Ayurveda is 5000 years old and means “the science of life.”  Many of its simple practices we’ve never even heard of, but often soon become as normal as brushing your teeth and taking a shower.

This online training is especially crafted for yoga teachers who want to know how to take care of ourselves and our students off the mat.

As an instructor, we are seen as part of people’s health care team. It’s helpful to know answers to questions such as:

  • I’m not sleeping well. What can I do?
  • I am having digestive issues. Are there foods I shouldn’t be eating?
  • I want to have a baby. Is there anything I can do to get ready?
  • I had a baby and never fully recovered. How can I heal?
  • I have a lot of stress from my job and I don’t have a lot of spare time. What are the most effective ways to calm the nervous system?

In MAyurveda, you’ll learn how to:

  • How to use food and spice as a source of prevention and healing for you and your loved ones
  • Your unique constitution so you can move toward balance and vitality with simple shifts in eating and daily routine
  • Simple but deep self-care routines called “Anchor Practices” that shift your energy back into your center, give you more energy, help you sleep better, and support your immune system
  • The natural daily rhythm that supports our physiology, so our energy stays steady throughout the day
  • Ayurvedic principles using women’s bodies as our model, to support ourselves, our students and our loved ones through menstruation, pregnancy, postpartum and motherhood

Join us for our live online MAyurveda Class!

STARTS February 21, 2019

Six weekly sessions, online or on the phone
Thursdays 10:00am-11:00am PST

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As far as the training went, I loved it! I loved the community you created. I loved the ease of the call downloading and the materials to follow along with. I liked all the suggestions. I feel like I really learned a lot. I really loved the daily routine plan and to hear how it works for you and how it was working for the others. It led me to some experimentation, and I felt like I really bonded with my boyfriend as we both tried some things together. So far, I am living in a new way because of you! These are all things that I wanted to do but always put off for another time. Your class really pushed me to implement them for good!
Laureene Sala
It was great to be able to listen and participate while taking care of my son and if I missed something I could re-listen to that part of the call on the recording. By adding a few of [the Anchor Practices] into my daily routine, I now have the extra energy to take care of my son without feeling drained.
Elizabeth Rooney
Something else impressed upon me from this past week and it is how much of our daily practice with the MAyurveda gets us back in touch with self care and self love–something as a new mom or working mom or mom of multiples… we often neglect, forget and fail to do. (Yup, I used the f-word!) And what a great way to set the example to those around us (to our children, to other women, etc…) by our actions. 🙂
Danielle Kitzes
I have thoroughly enjoyed taking Mayurveda with you. Each class was so wonderful, spoke right to my level, and urged me into beautiful new territory. It was challenging in the best possible way. I’m inspired to continue my study of Ayurveda and I especially appreciate all of the resources you’ve given us. What a delight to be a part of it, and to find this nourishing and supportive community of girls! Life feels simplified, purposeful and healthy. I tried your Green Pancake recipe the other morning and Oliver (14 mnths) loved them. As did I!!
Narelle Payne
As far as the training went, I loved it! I loved the community you created. I loved the ease of the call downloading and the materials to follow along with. I liked all the suggestions. I feel like I really learned a lot. I really loved the daily routine plan and to hear how it works for you and how it was working for the others. It led me to some experimentation, and I felt like I really bonded with my boyfriend as we both tried some things together. So far, I am living in a new way because of you! These are all things that I wanted to do but always put off for another time. Your class really pushed me to implement them for good!

Laurenne Sala
Freelance Writer
It was great to be able to listen and participate while taking care of my son and if I missed something I could re-listen to that part of the call on the recording. By adding a few of [the Anchor Practices] into my daily routine, I now have the extra energy to take care of my son without feeling drained.

Elizabeth Rooney
Something else impressed upon me from this past week and it is how much of our daily practice with the MAyurveda gets us back in touch with self care and self love–something as a new mom or working mom or mom of multiples… we often neglect, forget and fail to do. (Yup, I used the f-word!) And what a great way to set the example to those around us (to our children, to other women, etc…) by our actions. 🙂

Danielle Kitzes
I have thoroughly enjoyed taking Mayurveda with you. Each class was so wonderful, spoke right to my level, and urged me into beautiful new territory. It was challenging in the best possible way. I’m inspired to continue my study of Ayurveda and I especially appreciate all of the resources you’ve given us. What a delight to be a part of it, and to find this nourishing and supportive community of girls! Life feels simplified, purposeful and healthy. I tried your Green Pancake recipe the other morning and Oliver (14 mnths) loved them. As did I!!

Narelle Payne
not only I feel more energized, but also, I feel that my workouts have better results. I’ll explain; in addition to teaching yoga, I also teach fitness (indoor cycle, bootcamp, bodyblast) anyhow, whenever I taught more than 1 class a day in the past, I felt that the lactic acid produced during workouts was getting stagnated in the tissue. Which in turn left my muscles in a painful state. My western Dr. Suggested I exercised less. My chinese Dr. thought my spleen was not producing and moving new blood fast enough to flush the lactic acid out of the tissue. Well… with the cayenne pepper I have been teaching about 4 classes a day painfree!!!! I am just soooo amazed of the changes from the addition of this spice into my daily food intake. Jessica, I can’t thank you enough for this ayurveda course. I am planning to continue learning about ayurveda. I am so excited about it :)))

Dianne Howe
I’ve been following the Ayurveda daily time rhythm and its amazing how your energy shifts with it! Thank you for allowing your lectures to be recorded online. Even though I can’t be there during the live chats, it is nice to still feel apart of this class and to be able to learn the information and instill it in my life.
Jenny Chambers
As far as the training went, I loved it! I loved the community you created. I loved the ease of the call downloading and the materials to follow along with. I liked all the suggestions. I feel like I really learned a lot. I really loved the daily routine plan and to hear how it works for you and how it was working for the others. It led me to some experimentation, and I felt like I really bonded with my boyfriend as we both tried some things together. So far, I am living in a new way because of you! These are all things that I wanted to do but always put off for another time. Your class really pushed me to implement them for good!

Laurenne Sala
Freelance Writer
It was great to be able to listen and participate while taking care of my son and if I missed something I could re-listen to that part of the call on the recording. By adding a few of [the Anchor Practices] into my daily routine, I now have the extra energy to take care of my son without feeling drained.

Elizabeth Rooney
Something else impressed upon me from this past week and it is how much of our daily practice with the MAyurveda gets us back in touch with self care and self love–something as a new mom or working mom or mom of multiples… we often neglect, forget and fail to do. (Yup, I used the f-word!) And what a great way to set the example to those around us (to our children, to other women, etc…) by our actions. 🙂

Danielle Kitzes
I have thoroughly enjoyed taking Mayurveda with you. Each class was so wonderful, spoke right to my level, and urged me into beautiful new territory. It was challenging in the best possible way. I’m inspired to continue my study of Ayurveda and I especially appreciate all of the resources you’ve given us. What a delight to be a part of it, and to find this nourishing and supportive community of girls! Life feels simplified, purposeful and healthy. I tried your Green Pancake recipe the other morning and Oliver (14 mnths) loved them. As did I!!

Narelle Payne
not only I feel more energized, but also, I feel that my workouts have better results. I’ll explain; in addition to teaching yoga, I also teach fitness (indoor cycle, bootcamp, bodyblast) anyhow, whenever I taught more than 1 class a day in the past, I felt that the lactic acid produced during workouts was getting stagnated in the tissue. Which in turn left my muscles in a painful state. My western Dr. Suggested I exercised less. My chinese Dr. thought my spleen was not producing and moving new blood fast enough to flush the lactic acid out of the tissue. Well… with the cayenne pepper I have been teaching about 4 classes a day painfree!!!! I am just soooo amazed of the changes from the addition of this spice into my daily food intake. Jessica, I can’t thank you enough for this ayurveda course. I am planning to continue learning about ayurveda. I am so excited about it :)))

Dianna Howe
I’ve been following the Ayurveda daily time rhythm and its amazing how your energy shifts with it! Thank you for allowing your lectures to be recorded online. Even though I can’t be there during the live chats, it is nice to still feel apart of this class and to be able to learn the information and instill it in my life.

Jenny Chambers
If I had to pick my favourite element of the course, I think this would be it! I knew NOTHING about Ayurveda before this series of online conference video calls. It just made sense to me. I loved that the structure (weekly video calls) allowed the knowledge to really sink in and for more research afterwards to be done. I loved the sense of community created. I loved having homework tasks for the week, being given the time to allow new things to be trialled and for new routines to be created. This knowledge has improved my own personal health and given me the resources to advise others. MAyurveda also has helped me to improve my family life – who knew that would happen!

Andy
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If you’re a yoga teacher…

You’re probably busy. In addition to helping your students, MAyurveda can help you incorporate quick and easy routines to support you no matter how packed your day gets – without ever leaving home.

  • Do you know how to support your own vibrant wellness off the mat as well as on?
  • Do you have your own go-to practices that – no matter what’s going on – help balance your own constitution again?
  • Do you dream of being able to make an impact on people’s lives through a deep, powerful connection to nature – daily rhythms, seasonal practices, aligning with the moon and more?

I can’t wait to share what I call “Anchor Practices” – core habits of the yogi that keep us from getting burnt out, and help us maintain our connection to our highest Self whether we get to our mat that day or not!

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Each call comes with an ebook filled with important information you’ll use forever.

Call 1: Overview Of The Universe

  • Fundamental Ayurvedic principles like the force of evolution, karma, the elements and the doshas
  • Meditations to experience these concepts on a visceral level
  • How to know your unique constitution and ways to eat to keep yourself balanced

Call 2: How This Energy Manifests As Your Body

  • The gunas – recognizing different constitutions by their characteristics
  • Physical and mental challenges you can start to recognize as imbalances of the elements
  • The human clock and how we move through daily cycles: optimal times to do natural actions

Call 3: How To Know When You’re Health Is Out Of Balance, And What To Do

  • Agni, the process of digestion
  • Ama, the result of non-optimal digestion
  • Solutions for imbalances for different constitutions, esp. digestive problems that can lead to disease

Call 4: Practical Application – Pregnancy

  • Energy of pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Do’s and Don’ts, with recipes
  • Foods that reduce acidity, heaviness, and acid indigestion throughout pregnancy and beyond

Call 5: Practical Application – Post-Partum

  • How to heal the body after labor and rebuild strength over the next year with food and daily practices
  • Best ways to support new moms, including which food and spices to use
  • Baby’s constitution and ways to resolve imbalances including gas and colic

Call 6: Practical Application – Kids, Menstruation, And Self-Care

  • Kids: preventing and fighting colds with spices and foods they’ll eat
  • Menstruation: pms and other imbalances; how (and why) to get in sync with the moon
  • Simple self-care practices that make a huge difference, easy ways to get living foods into your body that are fast and satisfying!

If you are drawn to know the keys to vital wellness, there’s a reason.

I hope you’ll follow your inner gps and join us!

Can’t make it to all the calls?

It’s ok if you have to miss some calls – all calls are recorded and can be downloaded after if you can’t be on live.

If you are taking MAyurveda to fulfill requirements for the Ma Yoga/Yoga Alliance Prenatal Certification, you must attend at least 4 of the 6 calls live.

For everyone, I do recommend you be live on the calls if you can, to get the most out of this training.

In my experience, when we connect energetically to others with similar intentions, we can manifest more easily. Plus, you’ll be able to get your questions answered and share your explorations.

Again, life happens and it’s better to listen to the recordings than not to take this journey at all!

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