Welcome to Ma Yoga Living!
I’m Jessica and I created Ma Yoga Living because for years I tried to get my students to do a downdog at home, and it rarely happened.
Life tends to sweep us away from ourselves.
After class people felt pain-free and tall and happy, and within a couple days all the patterns came back.
By next week’s class, we’d start over.
As a new mom at home with baby, I saw how essential it is to bring the breath and body awareness of yoga into our day to day lives – so we never get too far away from our center.
And I realized how being part of a kula – a community of the heart – can help us make this happen.
Ma Yoga Living is a kula of Certified Ma Yoga Prenatal Yoga Teachers, Birth Practitioners, lifestyle educators who share yoga, education and support in birth classes, mom yoga classes, and prenatal classes online.
We started by offering mom and prenatal classes at a loft space in Studio City, California.
Here’s me with my first Mama Circle at Bini Birth:
Unfortunately, we soon got kicked out because the owner hadn’t realized she couldn’t work at her desk if a yoga class was happening in the room…
We quickly found small pregnancy and mom-related businesses near our homes and partnered up to start “Mama Circles”.
It made so much more sense for our pregnant mamas to have wonderful prenatal classes close to home, rather than across the city.
And for moms, rather than trying to pack baby up and travel to their mom and baby class, it was life-changing.
Soon, there were 10 Ma Yoga locations in neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles and Orange County!
We heard consistently how transformative our classes were.
And in our online community, we heard so many requests for Mama Circles across the US – and the world.
So we created the Ma Yoga Living Room, where we uploaded practices and programs that people could do on their own.
And then… when Covid happened, we took the next obvious step and moved our entire schedule of mom and prenatal classes online.
And at last – we were actually able to help people have a powerful home practice!