If your question isn’t answered here or on the Certification page, just schedule your free Dreams and Visions Call with me by clicking here.

I love connecting with new yogi friends. We can set up a quick call or Skype to get your questions answered about the program, and figure out if we’re a good fit.

Here’s a Q&A video for you!

Thank you and hope to connect with you soon!

What is the process to get Ma Yoga/ Yoga Alliance Certification?

The Ma Yoga Prenatal Teacher Training Certification Program is a Yoga Alliance Registered Prenatal Yoga School.  This means that Yoga Alliance has approved the Ma Yoga® curriculum for the 85 hour training.  Here are the modules of the program:

  • Prenatal 1: The Yoga of Pregnancy and Postpartum weekend
  • Prenatal 2: The Yoga of Healing for Women in their Childbearing years weekend
  • MAyurveda: Living Ayurveda for Moms and Moms-to-Be – a live, online course in February
  • One-on-One Mentorship – a two-month program where you work with a senior Certified Ma Yoga Teacher Trainer to integrate what you’ve learned; after completion of Prenatal 1 and 2
  • Labor education – your choice: take a doula training in your area, or join us for The Yoga of Birth, a live online 6-session course
  • Class write-ups – if you are in Southern California, you must visit 3 Ma Yoga prenatal yoga classes, and 3 Ma Yoga Mom + Baby classes. This is how we get to know you and support you! If you aren’t local, you can take Ma Yoga Prenatal and Mom Yoga classes online at www.MaYogaLiving.com.

When you’ve completed all of the above requirements, you will submit an application with all of your homework. You will get a link to schedule a Certification Call with Jessica, and go over the career opening up for you.

You will have the opportunity to get support to start Ma Yoga class in your own neighborhood; to mentor other trainees; and to train as a Ma Yoga® Teacher Trainer.

You will also receive a certificate to submit to Yoga Alliance for your RPYT.

As always, please email jessica@mayoga.com with any questions and we look forward to guiding and inspiring you on your teaching path!

What is the cost of everything?

We’ve set up the Ma Yoga Prenatal Certification Program to work with people’s stressed lives and wallets.

The total for the Whole Program – $997 – saves $180 off the individual cost of the trainings.

This includes:
Prenatal 1: The Yoga of Pregnancy & Postpartum Weekend
Prenatal 2: The Yoga of Healing for Women in their Childbearing Years
MAyurveda: Living Ayurveda for Moms and Moms-to-Be

Your labor education is separate, since some people will want to do a doula training (or have), and others will want to join us for The Yoga of Birth, our online labor education course for yoga teachers. The cost of The Yoga of Birth is $300. You can get 10% off by becoming a Ma Yoga Mama ($1 for 2 weeks and then $18/month after that. As a Ma Yoga Mama, you can also earn Karma Points from giving feedback and sharing that will give you up to 30% off The Yoga of Birth (and other live and self-paced courses on www.MaYogaLiving.com).

The Ma Mentorship is a two-month program you’ll do with your teacher trainer. She will work with you to incorporate that practices and principles you’ve learned into your teaching. The cost of this program is $150.

Class Write-Ups are a way we stay a community, for people who can make it to Southern California classes. For 6 classes, it’s $95. This way, we meet you and support you on your path. For those who are not local, you can become a Ma Yoga Mama ($1 for 2 weeks, and $18/month after that) and connect with us in our members-only Facebook group.

Finally, there is a $30 fee to go toward admininstrative costs. You will receive an invoice when you submit your application at the end (all forms are available in our Google Drive Ma Certification folder).

If at that point you find you would like to write a blog about any aspect of your experience – something you learned, a challenge, a victory – we waive the $30 fee. Please email jess@mayogaliving.com for details on writing it up. We are NOT looking for testimonials, rather we want to highlight our teaching community and what we’re all about.

All participants receive a free, 30-minute Dreams and Visions call with Jessica, to help you create a plan that works for your life. Please reach out to schedule a call – we look forward to connecting with you!

Is there a payment plan?

There is a payment plan, of sorts.

Instead of paying for the three main trainings up front – Prenatal 1, Prenatal 2, and MAyurveda – you can pay as you go.

Like all payment plans, this is a big more expensive but if you don’t have a lot of cash on hand, it’s still incredibly affordable compared to other programs – and how much we cover in our 85-hours!

Can I get a refund?

There are no refunds. Please purchase carefully. I’m a one-woman show here and it’s too costly, both in time and money (credit card fees are expensive!).
I have no problem with your postponing and taking a paid training next time it’s offered. You have 3 years from purchasing the full package to take the trainings, so you will have at least one more opportunity for each one. Thank you for understanding.

Can I take this even if I don’t want to teach prenatal yoga?

The trainings are designed for anyone – yogis and regular yoga teachers, pregnant women, doulas, someone who wants to be a mom someday or wants to know how to support moms-to-be throughout their journey to motherhood and beyond.

If you simply want to know more about any of the training topics, whether it’s to be able to guide your students, your clients, or yourself, you are welcome to join us!

What if I don’t have my 200-hour regular teacher training?

You will have principles that will serve you throughout, whether you decide just to teach friends, or you go on to take your 200-hour or 500-hour.

However, you cannot be a Certified Ma Yoga teacher or a Certified Yoga Alliance Prenatal teacher without a 200-hour teacher training.

You will still be listed on the Ma Yoga website, you can still teach if you choose to, and you can say that you “completed the Ma Yoga Certification Program”.

How do I get my Yoga Alliance Certification?

Once you have completed all of the different modules, you’ll submit the Ma Yoga Certification Application with your homework attached to jessica@MaYoga.com. At that point, you’ll schedule a Certification Call to talk about all the career options opening up for you, and then you will receive your certificate to submit to Yoga Alliance for certification.

Please see www.YogaAlliance.org for requirements for RYPT, in addition to an 85-hour program (at this time they require 30 hours of prenatal teaching).

How do I start a Ma Yoga class?

Once certified – or for some who feel ready, once you’ve taken Prenatal 1 and 2 – you can get help identifying the right business in your neighborhood to partner up with and create your mama circle.

We help you go step by step by providing materials, a contract, and online marketing including your own location page.

If you want people to be able to book and buy your classes on www.MaYoga.com, and to receive all the Google Priority of having a page on this website that’s over ten years old, you get 80% of all the revenue that comes in for your class.

If you want to start a class in a yoga studio that already does the booking and buying, you can still have a Ma Yoga® class and get found by having a Location Page on MaYoga.com, but we will send them to you. This will cost a small