Jessica’s Blog

  • What To Expect From Ma Yoga® Prenatal Yoga Hi Mom-to-be, As a new prenatal teacher in 2001, I came into my yoga room thinking about how wonderful and blissful everyone must be to be carrying this new life in their beautiful round bellies. It took me about 30 minutes to figure out just how clueless I was. Yes,

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  • Ma Yoga Food

    After the intensity of the campaign, it feels so good to be diving into the MAyurveda conversation with mamas and yoga teachers. We touched on everything from kids’ colds and best times to eat cookies to how to cool off in relationships and what foods are best for anxiety. Hope you enjoy! Click here for the recording of

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  • Mom Yoga

    I so enjoyed this conversation with my yoga friend Lauren, about everything from ways to quick and easy breakfasts for moms and kids, to a simple cole slaw that her kids love. We talked about the challenges of making food to fit different family members’ needs and desires, how to get more veggies into your kids’

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  • Ma Yoga Food

    OK, let’s break down the title real quick. “Gluten Free”: no, my 8-year old is NOT gluten free. She often gets hot lunch at school which means almost every day there’s pasta or some kind of hot sandwich. So she gets her fill of wheat for sure (and this wheat is highly industrialized and a whole

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  • Ayurveda for Moms

    MAyurveda: Simple, Fast Habits for More Energy, Connectedness, and Better Sleep PODCAST I LOVED talking to Sarah Hutchinson as part of her telesummit, Yoga Beyond the Poses 2015: Easy Ayurveda for Health and Happiness. We touched on everything from the one kitchen appliance every new mom needs (no, it’s not a $500 Vitamix), to the one great meditation

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  • Pregnancy Health

    My daughter’s 8, and loves certain veggies – asparagus, brussel sprouts, broccoli… but before I pat myself on the back too much, I have to say what she doesn’t like: kale, peas, any salad that doesn’t have Newman’s Own Balsamic on it, and the list goes on. So, what do I do? Keep on offering.

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  • Ma Yoga

    I’m Burrowing! I am feeling called to burrow deep within myself for a while. When I do this I like to do daily rituals.  The ancients knew that rituals guided us beyond the limits of our brains. They knew that rituals had the power to take what was on the inside and manifest it on

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  • Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

    Why I Do What I Do Last week I got an email supposedly from a mom-to-be asking for my help.  She said she was single, she was due in 4 days, and she just found out what a doula was.  When I showed it to a friend she thought it might be spam, which I get a ton of

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  • Mom and Baby Yoga

    Ma Yoga Gets Big Girl Panties! Sometimes my daughter put on outfits that make me wonder where she came from.  She’ll wear dresses as skirts and a headband with a paper crown taped to it to school.  But no matter what I think of her fashion choices, it is a thrill to watch her begin to define

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  • Mom and Baby Yoga

    I wrote a while back about the power of saying no, and said we owed finding our dream home in LA in large part to saying no to everything that wasn’t IT.  Some people replied saying they appreciated the reminder that we must say no to what is NOT our heart’s desire, to make it

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  • Ma Yoga

    Recently I had some people over to the completely empty house we’d just bought.  We were planning to see it quickly and then go have a picnic, but to our surprise the kids were having a BLAST.  There was not one toy to be found, and yet we could not drag them out of there.

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  • Healthy Moms

    On the feminine side of life, we try to love things into and out of being. So the first step in breaking a bad habit would be to stop calling it “bad.”  Let’s say you have a cookie as a treat in the afternoon at work. Maybe it’s a chance to get away and enjoy

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