About Ma Yoga® for Pregnancy, Motherhood & Beyond

I started Ma Yoga in 2009 as a prenatal yoga studio in Studio City with me and four prenatal teachers who had taken my weekend Yoga of Pregnancy training.

Soon, we realized moms and moms-to-be were much better served if we stayed in our own neighborhood, and found a business where we could offer our classes.

Moms need their communities close to home. And they only really need a couple classes a week.

Now, Ma Yoga teachers have helped over 20,000 women in more than 10 locations prepare for labor and motherhood, learn to relieve their own aches and pains and enjoy connecting to baby and body and new friends.

I created the Yoga Alliance-registered Ma Yoga Prenatal Certification Program in 2012. It combines all the information I feel passionately about sharing with every yoga teacher on the planet. Not only does it provide principles that help us get others out of physical and emotional suffering, but it helps people use birth as guru as I did, to discover the keys to becoming a powerful co-creator in our own lives.

Drawing from both my time working in the OB/Gyn department at Kaiser Permanente, as well as over 10,000 hours of alignment-based yoga training, Ma Yoga teaches simple practices and principles that help women access their innate flow of feminine power, wisdom, and nurturing energy. Even the busiest of us can incorporate these to be able to co-create the lives we want to live.

cert spec topics mom and babyWhile pregnancy and new motherhood brings many challenges, Ma Yoga teaches that we can learn to transform these challenges into opportunities to more fully than ever access our divine essence, and become the divine “Ma” we want to be

Please email me at  jessica@mayoga.com if you would like to set up a Ma Yoga training at your home studio and we’ll make it happen!

Mama and babyJessica Jennings, MS, ERYT, RYPT

Founder, Ma Yoga

After my chronic neck and back pain was healed through yoga in my 20’s, I was drawn to understand the healing aspects of yoga. In 2008 I completed my Masters in Exercise Science with a focus on Rehabilitation Exercise and Pregnancy. For my clinical study, I developed a group prenatal visit and yoga program at Kaiser Permanente and ran it for 6 years. I loved working with doctors, midwives, nurses and Lactation Consultants, and seeing how powerful the combination of yoga and community can be for women in the difficult transition to motherhood.

Not long after that, I set out to manifest my vision of “a Mama Circle in every village in the world.” In addition to supporting mamas on and off the mat, I offer Ma Yoga teacher trainings and help teachers feel confident teaching pregnant women and moms, and I coach them in business and marketing so they can enjoy the rewards of having their own Ma Yoga class.

Once Covid-19 came along, we all started teaching our strengthening, opening, grounding classes online.

To connect with Jessica and find out more, please email her at jessica@mayoga.com.

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