Meet Your Ma Yoga® Prenatal, Mom, and Anyone Yoga Instructors

Jessica Jennings founder Ma Yoga for Pregnancy

MS, EPYT, RPYT, Founder Ma Yoga® and Ma Yoga Living

Kathy Chu

Certified Ma Yoga® Instructor

Colleen Hieber Ma Yoga instructor

Certified Ma Yoga® Instructor, E-RYT 500, RPYT, YACEP

Ma Yoga instructor Heather Johnson smiling with 2 long braids

Ma Yoga® Instructor

Ma Yoga teacher Heather Kampf

Certified Ma Yoga® Instructor

Ma Yoga Prenatal Yoga Teacher Rachelle Luczynski

Certified Ma Yoga® Instructor, Birth and Postpartum Doula

Elizabeth smiling

Certified Ma Yoga® Instructor

Certified Ma Yoga® Instructor

Ash Silver, Ma Yoga instructor

Ma Yoga® Instructor

Melanie Wachsman, birth and postpartum doula

Certified Ma Yoga® Instructor, Birth and Postpartum Doula, Lactation Educator

Heyley-Wilson

Ma Yoga® Instructor

What people are saying about our teachers...

I really like Rachelle’s class because I find that the exercises she focuses on are really helpful for pregnancy and for labor prep, plus she’s really attentive to different people’s bodies and their varying needs based on belly size and stage of pregnancy.

It’s also cool because she’s a doula so her insights to birthing and labor have been really valuable.

A.R.

Colleen’s prenatal yoga class is amazing!

Colleen treats each session as a community bonding experience. We start with a little sharing about how we are feeling and I personally get a lot from this.

There’s plenty of repetition of postures for those who aren’t familiar with doing yoga to feel confident in what you are doing but enough variation for the experienced yogis to not feel like it’s routine.

Samantha

Jamie is an incredible teacher, with so much calm and helpful advice…wonderful all around!

Tasha V.

The instructors are knowledgeable and confident. I only wish I found this when I was pregnant!

Leilani W.

I actually loved the class. I say actually because, as you know, yoga has never been my “thing” and computer stuff is also not my “thing” but Jess! THANK YOU!

I’ve been walking around for 5 weeks with such pain in my knee/leg and all the alignment work made me feel SO much better!

Sue B.

That class was f-ing awesome. I feel so much better!!!!! You are an amazing teacher. Your ability to explain is crazy good.

Erica B.

I just want to take a quick minute to thank you SO much for these classes, Jess.  I REALLY look forward to them. Not only can i feel my (now plumper) body strengthening, but I have noticed that when I am stressed I have a hard time breathing deeply.

Anyway, your class, the breathing and mostly YOU have helped me realize what that is and learn to take a moment and breathe.  I REALLY appreciate it.  Truly.

Gina S.

I had a wonderful experience with Rachelle during my pregnancy. She is extremely knowledgable about prenatal yoga and goes above and beyond to make sure you get the answers you are looking for during this precious time.

She is also very hands on, corrects your poses if she sees you’re out of alignment which I really appreciated. I would highly recommend her class!

Brooke D.

From the moment I began yoga with you, I knew immediately I was in excellent hands! You and the other teachers have taught me so much, not only yoga but most importantly how to really relax.

Jessica, you are such a caring and beautiful person and I’m so amazed by what you do! Thank you for helping me achieve being pain free which allowed me to enjoy the remainder of my pregnancy.

Sari D.

Rachelle is an INCREDIBLE instructor! I would not have gotten through my pregnancy without her.

Ilana N.

Having lost 2 previous pregnancies, I wanted to be extra cautious in my practice and exercise. I was welcomed and supported in every way.

The instructors have been wonderful! These caring instructors are full of ideas on how to modify poses.

 

Jenn R.

I googled around and found Ma Yoga. I went to the first free class and enjoyed it. It was harder than I thought it would be, but I left feeling better.

My instructor was Jessica and I really loved her attitude and the class. Toward the end of my pregnancy, I was definitely getting better at all the poses and my balance.

Heather P.

Practicing yoga with my baby next to me is such a rewarding experience – even if I only get to do a few poses, a little goes a long way.

Jessica is an amazing yoga teacher, especially for pre and post natal women who need a little extra care from an experienced teacher.

Her class is challenging, but gentle, and I leave feeling like I’ve had a spa day.

Tiffany F.

Rachelle is so knowledgeable and welcoming and I am so thrilled my sister told me about this gem! She beams warmth and passion for what she does.

She’s an incredible resource and she’s very attentive to everyone’s movement within the class.

I’m very excited that I found Rachelle and this class so early in my pregnancy so that I can make it a part of the rest of my journey.

Barri S.

My prenatal class with Jessica has been the best thing in my life. I am now 29 weeks pregnant, and I know this class has made all the difference in the quality of my pregnancy experience.

I feel healthy, strong and empowered; both mentally and physically. I have Ma Yoga to thank!!

Vicky V.

I am so grateful for the service provided at Ma Yoga. Last night’s class helped soothe my nerves and bring me back to center. The intimacy of the group and the like-mindedness of the other pregnant moms left me feeling cleansed and cared for. Plus, when you’re pregnant, you wonder if all your non-preg friends can really stand to hear more about your pregnant woes and changes, but here, all were completely supportive and understanding, because they’re all in it with you.

Rachelle, the instructor, was not only fantastic, she was kind, compassionate and informative about all things birth related.  Thanks Ma Yoga for your services to pregnant moms. I’ll be spending the rest of my pregnancy (and beyond) with you!

Stephanie A.

Rachelle’s prenatal yoga class saved my sanity in my third trimester. I didn’t start prenatal yoga until I was around 7 months pregnant, and the class allowed me to carve out time to focus on my own wellbeing as well as my baby’s.

I learned so much about healthy pregnancy and from Rachelle and the other women in the class. The breathing techniques also came in super handy for pain management during labor and delivery.

Heidi S.

During my pregnancy Rachelle was my savior! It was my first baby, and my first time doing yoga.

I used so many techniques during my labor and they actually helped! I could hear her calming voice in my ear during contractions. There aren’t any words to express my gratitude for her class.

Kadijah W.

Thank you so much for recommending me to take Melanie’s and Rachel’s classes.

Learning so much from them and my sciatica pain is so much better since I started taking prenatal classes.  Thank you so much.

 

Seno R.

Whether you’ve done Yoga a lot before, or you have never tried it, Jessica is very welcoming and an excellent prenatal yoga teacher.

When I’m having a good day, or having a harder day, there’s really no excuse to not go to Ma Yoga because it 100% makes me feel even better. If you’re looking for a Prenatal class, do this one!

Meghan N.

Jessica is so warm and supportive, with detailed knowledge of the body. She quickly became a key source of support throughout my pregnancy, helping me prepare for the biggest change of my life.

I have recently returned to Mommy and me yoga with my 7 month old and it felt like coming home. I can’t tell you how blissed out I felt all week after yoga. Truly the most amazing yoga class I have taken – such a nurturing and safe space.

LOVE LOVE LOVE my classes with Jessica at Ma Yoga!!! I’ve been attending since I was 21 weeks and I’m now 26 weeks.

I feel more relaxed and calmer about the prospect of giving birth – it was VERY nerve-racking to think of it before I started my classes. It helps you breathe and strengthen and just feel more confident that “you can do this”!!!! 🙂

Kate F.

Jessica Jennings is a talented teacher, and she comes with both nursing and [alignment] expertise- so you are in very good hands when you take her class!

Labe I.

The feeling that these amazing ladies, especially dear Melanie, give to pregnant women with pure love, care, peace and knowledge is priceless.

Leila S.

Thanks for caring so much and for your amazing class Melanie!

All the techniques I learned and practiced in your yoga class also helped me to achieve this birth.

Patty

Melanie, everything you taught me over the past six months came into play and helped prepare me for that wonderful night.

I will never be able to fully express how honored and grateful I feel for all the wisdom you shared with me as I took your class, but my husband, my mother, and I agree that it all played into my ability to stay focused and have a wonderful child birth experience.

Alex T.

Great class with Hayley! She is a confident calming teacher. I really enjoyed her flow and the pace of the whole class.

Savannah F.

I took two abSOULutely fabulous classes today: Morning class with “Lindy” Evening class with Melanie.
Melanie provided us with spectacular pelvis opening poses, Lindy did spectacular upper back opening poses(Lindy was my first class after a long hiatus, she was so soothing and healing for me. I went in feeling rusty and a bit “off”, I left class feeling safe and nurtured.) Melanie’s class was also exceptional; her pelvic openers really soothed my lower back; It is tingling now in a state of ultimate relief!) Both Lindy and Melanie took the time to ask each student how they were feeling and adjusted the class according to what each student needed and was safe to do. I have been a yoga practitioner for approximately 30 years; yoga is my anchor in life. I highly recommend both Lindy and Melanie. They are precious gifts.

Nina R.

The feeling that these amazing ladies, especially dear Melanie, give to pregnant women with pure love, care, peace and knowledge is priceless.

Jessie

I really loved Kathy’s affirmations around power and continuous encouragement of the mamas and their strength. It was great to practice strengthening muscles during the 1 minute time to prepare for contractions and labor. I really enjoyed doing cat/cow throughout the practice in between shapes and poses before going back into downward dog. The whole practice felt really good in my body. The mantra at the end was beautiful as well: “All that matters is that my baby is healthy and that I am healthy”. Great class!

Jessie B.

I participated in Kathy’s prenatal class today as a mom with a dog, toddler and 4 month old while I was trying to wrap up a work call. Kathy didn’t blink an eye. Instead, she focused on what I was doing amount the commotion and gave me praise. At one point I was holding my little one and she mentioned she would incorporate mom and baby poses so I could incorporate my baby in the practice. My toddler was “participating” in front of the screen and Kathy included her by guiding her to put her hands up or do yoga prayer. I can’t believe how focused and calm Kathy was while not only guiding me but a handful of others. Her voice was calm and soothing and her flow was natural. I could get up leave and join back in with ease. Great job Kathy. Thanks for helping this mom through whatever kind of yoga practice I can get!

Stephanie G.

Such a great class! This was after a year of not doing any yoga and Kathy was amazing. Very personable and welcoming and friendly. I will definitely be attending more of her classes. Thank you!

Kayla C.

Lindy was an amazing instructor. I felt so relaxed after and less tensed. She was also so caring, attentive and took time to talk to each student to know them more.

Bonita C.

Jessica’s non-prenatal Saturday morning class is a joy! Her focus on alignment has gone a long way to improve my sciatica injury. She is extremely knowledgeable, patient, encouraging and fun. It is a great way to start the weekend.

Gary K.

I thoroughly enjoyed my yoga class with Heather Johnson. Taking class with her was so calming and helped me with making more space for baby.

She checks in and explains the poses really well. I could tell she really enjoys teaching and connecting with her students.

I 100% recommend taking one of her classes!

Joanna R.

Hayley is a wonderful teacher, very sweet. I really disconnected and relaxed with her.

Jeanne B.

Every week, I look forward to my prenatal yoga time with Ash. She is an absolutely wonderful teacher and she sets such an empowering, loving, supportive tone to each and every class. She always infuses each session with an intention, a piece of wisdom, or a quote/thought and it’s a powerful way to connect to our bodies, movement, our babies, and the world around us. So thankful I found Ash! 5/5 stars for class every single time.

Anna C.

I absolutely love Ma Yoga! I’ve been taking the prenatal classes since my second trimester and it has made my pregnancy a dream. I really enjoy getting to connect with other mom’s who are going through similar experiences at the beginning of each class and my body has never felt better.

When I first started I had terrible sciatica pain and could barely bend at all, but Ashley was so incredibly helpful with modifications and stretches that released my hamstrings, and before I knew it the pain was completely gone and my body still feels amazing, even now at 38 weeks! I truly look forward to Mondays at 8am with Ashley. Her classes are so healing and truly set the tone for the entire week.

I also take Friday class with Kathy and I love her as well. I am so grateful to have found these classes and I know they are a big reason why I’ve felt so strong and confident throughout this pregnancy. I highly recommend!! It’s a 5/5 experience for sure.

Amanda B.

Enjoyed Heather Kampf’s Friday class! Heather demonstrates poses so that it is easy to follow her instructions; she also checks closely to see that I am in the correct position on the mat to receive the maximum benefit for my body. Stretching, flexibility, and balance are all benefits of Yoga that are emphasized in this class. Easy to see that Heather enjoys teaching her love of Yoga to others!!

Donna C.

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