Every mom-to-be deserves support.

If you want to guide underserved mamas, apply for a scholarship for the Ma Yoga® online yoga teacher training.

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Let’s create Mama Circle in every village in the world.


We train teachers and practitioners to guide and inspire moms-to-be with transformative, uplifting practices, on and off-the-mat.

Our 85-hour prenatal yoga certification program (RPYT) is a 100% live online yoga teacher training, plus it’s on video. It’s four 3-week modules plus a mentorship and class visits.

More than 20,000 pregnant moms have experience the uniquely therapeutic Ma Yoga prenatal and postpartum yoga method in our “Mama Circles”.

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Negative birth outcomes for Black and Native Americann populations are through the roof bad. Black and Native American women are two to three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes.

We don’t know why yet, but it’s not simple economics or lack of education: the Pregnancy-Related Mortality Ratio for black women with at least a college degree was 5.2 times that of their white counterparts. So what else is at work?

The graph at the left shows the affect of stress caused by living the world while being a woman of color. We know that stress is the NUMBER ONE risk factor for negative birth outcomes.

AND, we know from hundreds of studies that yoga and meditation are highly effective at reducing stress.


Whether you are a yoga teacher, a birth practioner, or just someone interested in exploring the possibilites, our live online yoga teacher trainings will give you all the tools you need to help moms and moms-to-be have a transformative, healthy journey to motherhood and beyond. You’ll learn:

  • Alignment principles that support optimal positioning for baby AND relieve common aches and pains.
  • Breathing techniques to helps mama reset her nervous system, slow down the heart rate and reduce blood pressure.
  • Poses and sequences that prepare mama for an empowering birth and fully-healing postpartum
  • Birth option pro’s and con’s so you can help each mama make choices that are right for her

And you’ll gain access to information that will help mamas become the “Ma” they want to be – on and off the mat!

Rachelle Luczynski instructor Ma Yoga online yoga teacher training
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Congratulations to the first recipients of the Ma Yoga Online Yoga Teacher Training Serving Underserved Mamas Scholarship!

Kalisha “Kali” King – Hi I’m a mother of six children in Northern Virginia, and a former emergency medical technician as well as former law enforcement officer. I left both careers to start a family with my husband, and years later I found myself called to pursue a career as both Birth Doula and Postpartum Doula. I’m now a Doula serving several underserved communities in D.C, Baltimore, Manassas City, and surrounding areas.

I became interested in becoming a Prenatal Yoga instructor as a way to better my community in mind, body, and spirit. I want to use both Ma Yoga training to help my community understand that yoga can be used during their pregnancy, during labor and recovery, postpartum and for our overall health.

Cynthia Ramirez – I live in Mexico city. My family leads a faith-based non-profit serving and walking alongside many organizations working locally to respond to the many needs in our massive city. As leaders, we have seen first hand how intentional movement and rooted contemplative practices make a huge difference. It is our honor to lead others and invite our friends to retreats, yoga classes and integrated experiences that bear long-lasting fruit, many of them for the first time!

After spending some time serving the women in our community, I was really drawn to Jessica´s prenatal yoga program. Her expertise and years of seeing the need and finding creative ways to support women in this season really gave me confidence to step into this new area of service for me. I am so grateful for this unique opportunity and know that I will learn life-skills that will make a huge impact in the lives of women in desperate need in a community where there is little access to this information.

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prenatal certification scholarship winner Isabelle Main

Isabelle Main – I am a registered nurse, birth assistant, breastfeeding counselor, and yoga instructor. I live with my son and husband in beautiful Washington state. As a public health nurse, I strive to combat medical and social inequities. In teaching prenatal yoga and hosting mama circles, I would like to give everyone in my community, especially underserved populations, the gift of a “village” or community/ knowledge from other mothers, gentle exercise, breathwork for birth, and promotion of mental, physical, and spiritual wellness.

I hope my work helps the moms I serve feel heard, validated, and connected to their own and other’s hearts. I hope my work helps the babies I serve to have a more gentle and loving welcome to the world.


If you have a clear, specific desire to support underserved BIPOC women in transition to motherhood – specifically communities of African Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans – we want to support you.

We offer FIVE 30% off scholarships each year. You can pay for the whole program up front and save $300 plus an additional $425, plus receive six months free membership (an additional $108 savings). OR, pay as you go and save 30% on each training module, in addition to any other applicable discounts, including Early Bird discounts.

All we ask is this:
1. Commit to your path of serving the underserved fully by completing our Ma Yoga training
2. After the Ma Mentorship module, come to weekly Zoom support sessions and receive guidance to start teaching online with us for minimum six months to become comfortable and confident
3. Within one year, write a blog for us about your experiences helping moms and moms-to-be in your community

Trust and enjoy your Ma journey! With Ma Yoga, you will be supported every step of the way as you step into your highest, most powerful, wise, and nurturing Self!

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