Join the Ma Yoga®/Yoga Alliance Certification Program

essential on and off-the-mat yoga training for women at any stage of life.

  • Support, guide and inspire pregnant women and moms

    Support, guide and inspire pregnant women and moms

  • Access feminine power, wisdom, and nurturing energy

    Access feminine power, wisdom, and nurturing energy

  • Relieve common aches and pains on the mat

    Relieve common aches and pains on the mat

  • Learn Ayurvedic off-the-mat food & rhythm principles for vitality

    Learn Ayurvedic off-the-mat food & rhythm principles for vitality

  • Be part of a growing, global teacher tribe for mamas

    Be part of a growing, global teacher tribe for mamas

  • Create a meaningful, rewarding career path

    Create a meaningful, rewarding career path

  • Use birth as a guru to become a powerful co-creator

    Use birth as a guru to become a powerful co-creator

  • Add the 5 Therapeutic Alignment principles to your toolbox

    Add the 5 Therapeutic Alignment principles to your toolbox

  • Get all you need to start your own Mama Circle!

    Get all you need to start your own Mama Circle!

Welcome.

Hi I’m Jessica, and I’ve been teaching prenatal yoga since 2001.

I’ve always loved how it felt like I was standing at a doorway saying “welcome” to so many women who were trying yoga for the first time, and who were listening inward in a whole new way.

But when I became a mom, everything changed. My practice no longer seemed to fit. My mind, heart, and body were all so different, and I felt I needed a different kind of yoga.

I turned the Yoga of Pregnancy weekend trainings into a full-on Yoga Alliance registered Prenatal School, incorporating everything that I had learned over the years that I felt was essential knowledge for every yoga teacher – and every mom.

The 85-hour Ma Yoga/ Yoga Alliance Certification Program will train you in:

  • Understanding effective poses and philosophy for any time throughout pregnancy
  • Applying principles of the Divine Feminine and co-creativity to pregnancy, yoga and life
  • Therapeutic adjustments for common women’s aches and pains
  • Anatomy of the Core, and the Ma Yoga I CAN Core Program for post-baby bellies
  • Ayurveda for women
  • Post-Partum “Anchor” practices, self-care, and core strengthening
  • The Yoga of Labor
  • Creating sequences, themes, and therapeutic practices for pregnancy and new motherhood
  • Mom + Baby and Preschool Yoga
  • How to create an evolutionary community to support non-judgemental, supportive relationships between mamas – and have a rewarding Mama Circle to go to each week!

Our curriculum is comprehensive, combines Eastern tradition and Western knowledge, and supplies you with the tools to easefully guide women in their childbearing years.

It arose from a program I created at Kaiser Permanente, a group visit and prenatal yoga program. For my clinical study for my Masters in Exercise Science, I created a 10-month curriculum that involved doctors, nurses, midwives, lactation consultants, and social workers.

Since then, Ma Yoga Certified teachers have created 10 Mama Circles in their own neighborhoods, and have helped over 5,000 women prepare for labor and motherhood, learn how to relieve their aches and pains, and use the challenges of this time to discover their authentic feminine power, wisdom, and nurturing energy.

We hope you will join our teacher tribe!

We learn as much for teaching mamas as they learn from us.

For locations and schedules of trainings, go up to Calendar. To find out all the requirements for certification, click on Certification. The 2 on-site trainings are Prenatal 1 and Prenatal 2. There is also an online teleseminar called MAyurveda: Living Ayurveda for Mamas.

Finally, you will be supported in our One-on-One Yoga for Mamas Mentor Program, and once you’ve completed the homework as well as taken some of a doula training or our online Yoga of Labor, you will have fulfilled the requirements for the Yoga Alliance RPYT.

And you will have the opportunity to start your own Ma Yoga class in your own neighborhood, with lots of support, coaching, and online marketing! You can also teach teacher trainings, become a mentor, and become a Ma Yoga doula.

Please email Jessica for a free 30 minute Prenatal Dreams and Visions call to discuss the program and different business opportunities!

Below are elements of the curriculum you can read more about:

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At the end of this 85-hour training, you will have fulfilled the requirements to be a Registered Yoga Alliance Prenatal Yoga Teacher, as long as you have also completed your 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher Certification.

Throughout the training period and after, you will be in partnership with an open-hearted, loving group in which we will act as midwives for each other as we birth ourselves into our own authentic, Divine goddess Self, or “Ma.”

Thank you. When we shift Mamas, we shift families… when we shift families, we shift communities… when we shift communities, we shift our culture.

Can’t wait to evolve with you!

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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
Aileen Pham
Owner, Spectra Yoga
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
Melanie Wachsman
DONA Certified Doula
I have more confidence with moms that come to me with aches and how to get them out of pain, and through Dina Charya (off-the-mat practices) how to help them have more energy. I love that we have this community where I can go for inspiration and support as a teacher, and that we all also create our own little communities in our neighborhoods!
Lauren Horn
Lauren Horn
Mom and Prenatal Yoga Teacher

Please click below to check out each module:

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Click to find a training near you, or to get your questions answered:

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