“Each time women gather in circles together, the world heals a little more.”
In my 20 years + of teaching prenatal and postpartum yoga, I’ve seen amazing results from alignment-based, nurturing yoga.
Women strengthen, open, prepare for labor, recover from birth, and step into their highest, most powerful, wise, and nurturing “Ma” Self.
But honestly – there’s something even better – or at least as good – as the benefits of a consistent yoga and meditation practice.
And receiving support within a nurturing community.
Having connections to others on similar paths, and guides who have walked this path before you, make the whole experience truly life-changing.
That’s what the Ma Yoga Living community is all about.
Hi I’m Jessica and I created Ma Yoga® for Pregnancy, Motherhood & Beyond in 2009, an alignment-based yoga method designed specifically for women’s changing bodies and lives.
I chose the syllable “Ma” because it means “mother” in just about every language – but here’s our secret.
In Sanskrit, the language of yoga, “Ma” also means the most powerful and wise – like “Ma” Kali, the Mother of all Goddess.
Ma Yoga isn’t just about becoming a mom to a baby, although most people start with us for the prenatal yoga.
It’s also about learning to become a mother to ourselves.
Just did Colleen’s Open Shoulders/Heart video. It’s a nice length — long enough to feel like I actually did something but not overwhelming, especially as I’m diving back in.
I really appreciate the guidance/reminders about alignment and what each part of the body is supposed to be doing in each pose.
Colleen’s yoga class is wonderful! She is a terrific yoga instructor. It’s tough to find a good prenatal videos -hers are the best. You will feel better- more balanced!
This has been great for me! I’m very happy to say I’ve actually done this every day since you first posted this session, and usually in the mornings (which I didn’t think I’d be able to because I am NOT a morning person).
But the brevity of it really makes it doable for me, a usually non-exercise-liking sort of person.
When you start your free 2-week trial, you’ll get instant, unlimited access to our therapeutic, strengthening, transformative Ma Yoga Anytime Prenatal, Mom, and Yoga Foundations videos – plus Happy Back in 5 and Ma Meditation for people who don’t like to meditate.
Our postpartum and prenatal yoga classes are all alignment-based, so you’ll always get subtle but powerful instructions in each pose to strengthen, relieve aches and pains, and make space for breath (and baby if you have one in there!).
After your free trial it’s just – $18/month to have a beautiful, transformative journey to motherhood and beyond!
In our community you’ll find many self-paced programs and classes, including:
A self-paced program that will teach you how to relieve low back pain and keep it away:
Module 1: OVERVIEW
Discover the one thing you need to know to stop paying so many practitioners and take healing into your own hands.
Module 2: WHAT’S ALIGNMENT?
It’s not about doing it wrong or right, or “posture”. It’s about understanding the tiny shifts you can make anytime, anywhere, that will make a world of difference.
Module 3: RESCUE POSES
When your back seizes up, here are your simple positions that return your spine to its natural alignment, relax tense muscles, help you breathe again and kickstart the healing process.
Module 4: THE HAPPY BACK PRACTICE
It takes about 10 minutes to learn, and then you can do it in five minutes a day with the PDF. Start your day aligning your spine – and it’ll be easier to find that ahhhhhhh feeling all day long.
Module 5: HAPPY BACK ALL DAY AND ALL NIGHT
Learn how to sit, stand, and sleep in alignment. Super subtle yet powerful adjustments you can do with very little effort to get out of pain and stay that way.
Module 6: WHAT’S NEXT?
You’re feeling great, you have your go-to Happy Back practice – now what?
If so, you haven’t tried Ma Meditation! I’ll take you through these simple steps on video. Print out pdf guides to design your own unique, customized meditation practice that works for you – YOUR experience level, schedule, and desires.
Module 1: HOW TO BREATHE
Learn how to breathe in a way that supports groundedness and freedom. Not only that – when we fully participate in the breath, we can tone our core with each exhale!
Module 2: TOOLS TO MAKE IT EASY
If you find meditating hard, you probably haven’t been given the right tools. These tools will help you settle in to the relaxing, restorative part of meditation.
Module 3: SET YOURSELF FREE
You’ll enjoy moments where you drop in to a deep connection to your highest, most powerful, wise and nurturing “Ma” Self.
Module 4: THE MOST POWERFUL PRACTICE OF ALL
This step is what helps your life start to reflect your authentic Self. This is the magical part, the part that is hard to explain but you’ll see – things will start to change in your life and you’ll feel like each day the universe is rising up in support of you.
Module 5: SELF-ACTUALIZE
This step insures you’re moving forward and seeing the impact from your practice each day! Sometimes the gifts of meditation keep on giving – and get taketh away. This step allows you to keep them for all time, and continue to build on them.
I want to say how much I appreciate the thoughtfulness of the Ma Yoga program!
I love its flexibility, and the mix of focus and intensity.
My first video was a simple 15-minute moon salutation and, on a night where something longer felt overwhelming, having that option to do just a little helped so much.
When I became pregnant a second time, as a working mom with a 1 year old at home, I knew there would be no chance of making it to 5:30 yoga practice so I joined the Ma Yoga Living community so I could practice at home after my son went to bed.
I really appreciated the ability to pick a session based on length of time I had to practice, and being able to participate in prenatal yoga from home.
I am a mom of a toddler and “trying” for my second child now.
I love how there are classes for every stage… strengthening for moms, yoga for fertility, and there are so many more classes for pregnancy and preparing for labor!
But ALL classes are great for tuning into your body, heart, breath, openness, peace, and gratitude…so they are really for every woman.
When I saw the online Membership that offers a community, advice and videos I immediately signed up.
I’ve watched a couple videos… great success in reducing lower back pain!!!!
I think this will be a huge benefit to my life as well as my baby.
I was catching up on watching all of the masterclasses and have really loved them. I have taken so many notes and wish I could share the videos with everyone I know that has babies or plans to. Having this information as a yoga teacher has made me feel confident and capable.
Even more so, planning a family in the near future, I am endlessly thankful that I completed this training when I did. Being exposed to this information, different points of view, the support, community and resources, have made me feel so much more peace and excitement for when that time comes for us.
Our highest level membership is still super affordable.
It includes all the yoga and self-paced programs, plus a monthly masterclass with an expert in the field of women’s wellness.
You can attend live, or watch the videos for any previous masterclass.
Previous masterclasses include:
In addition, in our monthly Nurturing Business Coaching you’ll get laser coaching for your business, so you can get support for whatever obstacle may be arising: tech, marketing, mental/emotional or anything else.
And the best part – you’ll be part of a like-hearted community of practitioners who are busy changing the world, one mama at a time.
Especially for moms and moms-to-be – and anyone who wants to find their “Inner Ma”:
For yoga teachers, birth workers, & soul-inspired business owners who want to expand their impact:
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