Ma Yoga Living Programs

Pregnancy and motherhood offers a unique opportunity for you to step into vibrant wellness. You’ve slowed down and stepped back from life as you knew it, you have all new motivation because of baby, and there are SO many of us excited to support you in becoming the “Ma” you want to be! 

Prepare for labor and postpartum, de-stress and relieve aches and pains, and enjoy this exciting time!

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Empowering Birth

In this self-paced course you can do with your partner, you’ll learn all the pro’s and con’s of all the choices ahead from your teacher Stefanie Castro, Labor & Delivery Nurse, birth and postpartum doula, breastfeeding educator and Ma Yoga teacher. Discover how to create your most supportive team and what location is best for you, and prepare in body, mind, and heart for birth and postpartum. Includes a course in breastfeeding. Plus – one month free prenatal yoga!

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MA YOGA MAMAS membership

Would you like to have a home practice so you can find your calm, clear, connected center anytime, anywhere? If so, we created Ma Yoga Mamas for you. Our unique Ma Yoga classes are alignment-based, so they are similar to physical therapy for your changing body. You can filter and find classes that address low back or shoulder and neck pain, help you prep for labor, relieve stress or just give you an overall great feeling. And, find classes as short as 10 minutes and up to 60. You deserve to feel great every step of your Ma journey.

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Breastfeeding Prep

Breastfeeding goes so much better when you know what to look for. Learn about positions, scheduling, milk supply, and how to relieve pain and discomfort and how to know your baby’s getting enough. Know what’s a problem you need to address, and what’s a normal part of you and baby figuring it out. Be prepared so you can have a beautiful, bonding breastfeeding experience! This course comes FREE with the Empowering Birth Bundle.

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Happy Back in 5 minutes

Do you have aches and pains? Pregnancy and postpartum comes with so many hormonal and musculoskeletal changes, that back pain is considered normal. But it doesn’t have to be! This self-paced, easy-to-do program takes you through simple steps in learning to make tiny shifts that make a world of difference. You’ll learn Rescue Poses for when you’re in pain, and a simple, 5-minute yoga sequence anyone can do to align your spine and keep pain away!

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Ideal Weight/Ideal Lifestyle Lab, or “I WILL”

Tired of diets that don’t work, feeling heavy, low-energy, or bloated, and beating yourself up over it all?

Wishing there was an easy way to have healthy, delicious food available for you and your family?

Longing to love your body and have you love?

Let Jessica take you through the three transformative steps of I WILL in this live online transformational course.

By the end, you’ll have a new relationship to food and your body, nourishing food recipes and routines, and a meal plan that works for you to achieve your goals: to have more energy, lose weight easier,  decrease inflammation or just enjoy food again!

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Ma Meditation & Power Practice

Be guided through the 6 parts of meditation. It’s broken down into easy-to-follow chunks, and provides you with a pdf of all the elements so you can pick and choose what works for you, your schedule, and your desires. Use this simple and quick technique to find you calm, clear, connected center anytime, and find your best Self more easily throughout your busy day.

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5 Minutes to a Happy Back

A self-paced course that gives you Rescue Poses, simple tips for sitting, standing, and sleeping, and a 5-minute Happy Back practice anyone can do to feel great every day and keep the pain away. Move freely again and enjoy playing with and carrying your little ones pain free! You deserve it mom. 

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MA YOGA®/yOGA aLLIANCE RPYT Prenatal Certification

Discover the principles of the divine feminine, and use them to guide moms and moms-to-be into their highest “Ma” Self. Use birth as guru to gain insights into co-creating whatever’s gestating in you:  a project, a vision, or a new way of being in the world.

You’ll become confident using these principles helping anyone out of pain, sequencing prenatal yoga classes, discovering safe and effective core strengthening, and exploring off-the-mat wellness and self-care for busy women.

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ONLINE: The Yoga of Birth

In this 6-week live online training with Melanie and Rachelle, birth and postpartum doulas and senior Ma Yoga® Instructors, will take you through the sacred journey of birth using yoga as our map.

You’ll become familiar with all the choices surrounding childbirth, as well as specific postures and meditations, and how yoga practices and principles can make it all an empowering experience.

Come to know pregnancy, birth, and motherhood not just as a physical and emotional event, but as a transformative journey that has the potential to shift us into our highest, most powerful, wise, and nurturing “Ma” Self.

Fulfills the labor education requirement for Ma Yoga/Yoga Alliance Certification.

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ONLINE: MAyurveda – Living Ayurveda for Women

This six-week live online training with Jessica is for yoga teachers, practitioners and anyone who wants to know how to stay balanced even on the busiest of days.

You’ll learn practices and principles from Ayurveda, the 5,000-year-old sister science to yoga, that are still essential for vital wellness.

The healthy lifestyle practices we explore in this course include using food as medicine for kids and adults, daily rhythms and routines to balance your unique constitution, and nourishing and nurturing “Anchor Practices” to support the flow of prana, life force energy, in our bodies, minds and lives.

Fulfills Ayurveda requirement for Ma Yoga/Yoga Alliance Certification.

The Ma Yoga Pregnancy programs are designed to help soon-to-be moms enjoy pregnancy and prepare for the beautiful and challenging event of childbirth.

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Empowering Birth

Create a birth experience that will bring you happy memories for years to come. Learn how to advocate for yourself and your baby, create a support network, and relieve physical and mental stress.

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Breastfeeding Prep

The challenge of breastfeeding can be made easier when you’re equipped with knowledge. Learn about positions, scheduling, milk supply, and how to relieve pain and discomfort. Together, we’ll help you create a beautiful and nutritional bonding experience.

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Ma Meditation & Power Practice

Learn breathing techniques, mantras, affirmations, and writing exercises that will strengthen your focus, provide a deeper sense of calm, and allow you to power through your day. As little as five minutes each day can help you connect to your calm emotions and clear mind.

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Happy Back in 5 minutes

Whether you have ongoing back pain or twinges and discomfort, the 5-Minute Happy Back practice helps you relieve and prevent back pain. Shift your alignment for a happier back, all with just five minutes of practice per day!

Our courses for moms focus on restoring the body after childbirth and helping you create healthy routines so you – and your baby – can grow into your best self.

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Ideal Weight/Ideal Lifestyle Lab (“I WILL”)

This program is a nutrition-focused course that helps you connect to your inner nutritional needs. Wake up your intelligent cravings and create a space for real nourishment and satisfaction.

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Ma Meditation & Power Practice

Perfect for busy moms on the go, this course helps you break down meditation practices into simple steps to follow every day. Learn how to release emotional stress and follow your “Inner GPS” through breathing exercises, mantras, and writing techniques.

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5 Minutes to a Happy Back

The strain of back pain can be draining for busy moms. In this five-minute daily practice, you’ll be able to relieve back pain instantly and prevent it from returning. Move freely again and play with your little ones – pain free!

The Ma Yoga Pregnancy courses are designed to help soon-to-be moms enjoy pregnancy and prepare for the beautiful and challenging event of childbirth.

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Prenatal Certification

In this 85-hour, Yoga Alliance registered RPYT program,, you’ll learn the Five Sacred Steps – principles that help moms and moms-to-be gain and return to perfect alignment. The Five Sacred Steps guide all our Ma Yoga teaching, whether we’re helping someone out of back pain, determining what emotional changes your pregnant students are going through, or exploring inspiring themes for moms.

Ma Yoga Certified teachers will have all the tools they need to teach safe, effective, and inspiring alignment-based yoga to mamas!

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The Yoga of Birth

This 6-week online course shows you how to use yoga to navigate through the sacred journey of birth. The course explores choices surrounding childbirth, as well as specific postures and meditations. We’ll 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.

Fulfills the labor education requirement for Ma Yoga/Yoga Alliance Certification.

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Living Ayurveda for Mamas

This course is crafted for yoga teachers who want to know how to take care of ourselves and our students off the mat. You’ll learn practices and principles from Ayurveda – the 5,000-year-old wellness system that was traditionally part of yoga – that are necessary for us to stay connected to our vitality in our busy lives.

We have adapted these ancient practices to fit perfectly with the needs and lifestyles of moms. The essential lifestyle routines you’ll learn in this course can help us find more energy throughout the day, clarity and connection, and balance for your unique constitution.

Fulfills partial requirement for Ma Yoga/Yoga Alliance Certification.