The Yoga of Birth

The Yoga of Birth

Are you a yoga teacher, birth practitioner, or mom-to-be?

  • Discover the keys to co-creating a transformative birth experience

  • Make choices that are right to you, using both outer knowledge and inner wisdom

  • Explore yoga postures, principles, alignment, meditation and breathing practices to melt fear and connect to power

Please Join Us for The Yoga of Birth! 

Fulfills labor education requirement for Ma Yoga®/Yoga Alliance Prenatal Certification.

Six weekly live sessions on Zoom

If you can’t be there live, video will be available within 24 hours.

We remember our birth forever.
Yoga helps us make it an empowering memory.

In this transformative 6-week online course, we will journey through labor using yoga as our guide.

In addition to exploring the pro’s and con’s of all the choices around childbirth, the stages of labor and postartum, you’ll also learn yoga postures, alignment, mudras and meditations for an empowering birth.

As a yogi, you can come to understand pregnancy, birth, and motherhood not just as a physical and emotional event, but as a spiritual journey that has the potential to shift us into our highest potential as human beings – or our “Ma” Self.

Stay connected to your highest, goddess, “Ma” Self.

Through the lens of yoga, this journey offers incredible opportunities for growth in the areas of self-connection, presence, embodiment, relationships, and letting go.

What you’ll learn:

  • How yoga philsophy applies to the choices we have around birth, such as locations, support people, and interventions 
  • Practices and poses to decreases fear and stress during labor
  • When we really need strength and where it comes from
  • Mudras, meditations, and breathwork for different mindsets
  • Preeclampsia, Gestational Diabetes and other common conditions and how to use yoga to address them
  • Yoga for postpartum healing
  • and so much more!

What you’ll get:

  • 6 weekly Zoom sessions
  • 6 eCoursebooks for reference
  • be there live or watch later on video
  • evergreen access to all course materials
  • fulfills birth education requirement for Ma Yoga/RPYT Certification
  • a sweet, nurturing group to dive deep into birth with!

“This program is so empowering for all women not just those that are pregnant but especially for those mamas to be. I highly recommend this course to anyone working in the prenatal realm and/or are pregnant themselves; the content is so abundant and so awesome! I learned such valuable information by such educated and experienced ladies that I cannot wait to implement not only in my upcoming birth of my first child but also in my teaching. High five to this program :)”

Mandy M.

Meet Your Instructors

Melanie Wachsman

As a doula I am committed to helping moms-to-be experience the birth they envision. I am excited to share with you the tools I use, whether mom expresses a desire for meditation or medication.

After volunteering for two years in the Labor and Delivery Department at Cedars-Sinai, I understand hospital policies and work within them to advocate for a delivery that aligns with the desires of mom-to-be.

Yoga is another important tool I use to help moms achieve their birthing and postpartum goals. I am a Certified Ma Yoga® /RPYT Instructor, and have additional certifications in breath work, pre/postnatal nutrition, hypnobirthing and lactation.

As a postpartum doula I also help moms with successful breastfeeding, connective bonding with baby, and management of daily life in this new and challenging phase. All of the postpartum benefits will also be infused with support in self care.

Nurturing self-care is at the core of Ma Yoga Living.

It is an honor to be sharing the Ma birth journey with you.

Blessings, Melanie

Rachelle Luczynski

In 2003 I started teaching prenatal yoga, and I’ve been passionate about it ever since. I became a birth doula and then a postpartum doula, and I like to think of my prenatal yoga class as therapeutic labor prep. Everything we do is usable during labor, and afterward as a mom. In addition to Mom and Baby yoga, moms need these practices to heal, calm their nerves and energize.

I love to create a safe space for us to empty our basket and empower, educate, and share with each other about pregnancy, yoga, resources, motherhood, our bodies and labor. In our online course we support moms-to-be and those who nurture them by playing, learning, and growing together.

Ma Yoga’s principles and practices help women find their deeper truth along the way, and receive both inner and outer support. I’m excited to share these sacred steps with you!

with love,


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
prenatal yoga teacher training yoga of birth

I would absolutely recommend this class for anyone who has pregnant students or clients. It’s not just how to apply philosophy and asana, it’s a lot about how to get the conversations going and create community.

I feel more confident, and more informed and like I’ve been teaching prenatal longer than I have because I’ve been in these classes and these conversations. It’s a wealth of information I can pull from!

Ivy G.

I feel more confident teaching prenatal and knowing I have all the stuff we talked about in the eCoursebook so I can go back and reference each section.

These are topics you don’t really talk about with people who aren’t postpartum or teaching it. It’s a very specific time in your life and it was good able to reconnect and get back those feelings.

It was so nice to be in that space, to feel supported and remember we’re not alone.

Annie K.

What You Get With This Course:

  • Six live video calls with The Yoga of Birth teacher and your group
  • Six eCoursebooks to learn with and refer to throughout your journey
  • Yoga, meditation, and mudra practices to do at home in between classes
  • Access to our private Ma Yoga Mama community with birth practitioners, yoga teachers, moms and moms-to-be during the course
  • Free Care Package for professionals
  • Free access to Ask Dr. Shosh, a program to get your questions answered about postpartum depression and mommy moods

Join Us for The Yoga of Birth! 

Fulfills labor education requirement for Ma Yoga®/Yoga Alliance Prenatal Certification.


(Full Certification Program package does NOT include The Yoga of Birth, because some people prefer to take a doula training).

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