The Ma Yoga Certification Program

By the end of this 85-hour training, you will:

  • have fulfilled the requirements to submit your certificate to Yoga Alliance to apply to become a Registered Yoga Alliance Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RYPT)
  • have all the tools you need to create loving, inspiring and empowering Mama Circles, and support women through yoga and yoga lifestyle practices during the 18 months around birth and beyond
  • be part of our growing, global Ma Yoga community of like-souled women, all drawn to support women during this potent time of awakening
  • have opportunities to offer your teachings in The Ma Yoga Living Room, our online yoga for mamas

The weekends are designed to be taken in any order. Each training is foundational in its own way to this school of yoga.

Yoga Instructor Training

To Complete The Program…

Take these trainings:

  • Take Prenatal 1 and 2 (Yoga of Pregnancy & Postpartum, and Yoga of Healing for Women)
  • Take MAyurveda Telesmeinar (spring)
  • Take DONA-approved doula training (or 12 hours of one) or our online Yoga of Labor Teleseminar

Do this homework for each training:

  • Prenatal 1 – visit 3 Ma Yoga prenatal classes, and 3 Ma Yoga Mom + Baby classes; share write-up in Certification FB group (classes are accessible online too)
  • Prenatal 2 – Ma Mentorship – work with Certified Ma Mentor to incorporate Yoga of Healing principles into your teaching, through video and phone sessions
  • MAyurveda Telesmeinar – weekly “homeplay” incorporating daily rhythms and self care practices

Homework assignments are all written out in the member area under each course heading.

Apply for Ma Yoga Certification:

  • Once you’ve completed above, copy this Ma Yoga Certification Application into Word or Pages and fill out.
  • Email completed application with homework attached (there is a $150 application fee to cover one-on-one mentoring costs)
  • Have your Certification Call with Jessica to discuss career opportunities now available to you!

Once You’re Done, You Can:

  • Submit your Ma Yoga Prenatal Certification Program certificate to Yoga Alliance to receive your RPYT (you must already have your 200-hr RYT)
  • Apply for support in starting your own Mama Circle in your own neighborhood
  • Apply to become a Ma Yoga® Teacher Trainer
  • Apply to become a Ma Yoga® Mentor

If you have any questions, please click Get More Info below to discuss!

Yoga Teacher Training


  • I am so grateful for the Ma Yoga mentoring process. This is where I learnt to become the best teacher I can be by continually self-reflecting. Video recording yourself teach, watching it back and evaluating your successes and areas for improvement is the most illuminating and powerful tool. Having the mentor relationship and regular video conferences with Colleen was transformative. You don't always know what you are doing, no matter how self-reflective you are trying to be, having a mentor to celebrate your successes and make proactive suggestions for improvements was fantastic. I am so thankful to Colleen for all the time and care she put into this process.