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My Ma Yoga Teacher Training Experience

While my family and I were living on the small island of Bermuda, I completed my 200 hours of Yoga Teacher Training in Italy in August 2016. Completing my training made me realize this was just the start of a journey and there was so much more to learn and develop. As a highly knowledgeable and experienced school teacher, I had to leave my ego aside, leave my comfort zone, and not listen to the doubts and fears about not being good enough to teach yoga…

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3 Tips For Writing A Birth Plan

Birth Plan Tip 1: Learn about your birth place’s policies
Before writing your wishes down, make a call or go online to see what’s already in place. Your chosen birth place might surprise you by already being on the same page about something that matters to you…

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Dr. Shoshana Bennett

Meet Shoshana Bennett, Ph.D., Postpartum Assistance Expert

Internationally recognized as a leading maternal mental health expert, clinical psychologist Dr. Shoshana Bennett has inspired and transformed countless lives worldwide through her radio shows, books, lectures, interactive tele-classes, consultations, and videos. Affectionately known as “Dr. Shosh”, she educates, engages, and empowers her audiences…

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Meet Lauren Horn, Certified Ma Yoga® Prenatal Yoga Instructor

Ma Yoga Living Instructor Lauren Horn Certified Ma Yoga® Instructor, RYT-500, RPYT I discovered yoga in 2003 with the intention to relieve chronic low back pain and it worked! Since then I have experienced the benefits of yoga at all stages of life; as a single woman, in marriage, during pregnancy, and now as a mother…

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Meet Rebecca Hackett, Certified Ma Yoga® Prenatal & Mom Yoga Instructor

Ma Yoga Living Instructor Rebecca Hackett Certified Ma Yoga® Instructor and Birth Doula, C-IAYT, YTRx-800C, RYT-500 I have been doing yoga since 2000 after having multiple back surgeries in 1998, 2003, a spinal fusion in 2012, and two abdominal surgeries including a cesarean section. In 2013 I became a yoga teacher so I could to others the many benefits of yoga…

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Meet Linda Eifer, Certified Ma Yoga® Prenatal & Mom Yoga Instructor

Ma Yoga Living Yoga for Pregnancy Teacher Linda Eifer Certified Ma Yoga® Instructor I’m a native of Los Angeles, mother of two, and more recently, a yogi. I joined the Anusara community in 2000, began teaching yoga in 2004, yoga for pregnancy in 2007. I draw on experiences, family, my students, and the natural world for inspiration in contemporary life…

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Prenatal Teacher Training

Uncovering The Divine Feminine

Uncovering the Divine Femine Discovering the “Ma” in my prenatal yoga teacher training journey. I recently embarked on my journey to become a Prenatal Yoga teacher with Ma Yoga, and participated in the Yoga of Pregnancy and Therapeutics for Mamas teacher training programs. Throughout the course of both of these beautiful weekends, I uncovered several truths. I discovered truths…

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gluten free spice cookies

Gluten Free Spice Cookies

“Gluten Free” Why is it important to eat gluten free foods, such as these gluten free spice cookies? The word “gluten” is from “glue” and makes things sticky – in baked goods and in the

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Ma Yoga

Retreat, Regenerate, Renew

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.

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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

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ma yoga teacher training

My Ma Yoga Teacher Training Experience

While my family and I were living on the small island of Bermuda, I completed my 200 hours of Yoga Teacher Training in Italy in August 2016. Completing my training made me realize this was just the start of a journey and there was so much more to learn and develop. As a highly knowledgeable and experienced school teacher, I had to leave my ego aside, leave my comfort zone, and not listen to the doubts and fears about not being good enough to teach yoga…

Read More »
AmandaCagle-class

3 Tips For Writing A Birth Plan

Birth Plan Tip 1: Learn about your birth place’s policies
Before writing your wishes down, make a call or go online to see what’s already in place. Your chosen birth place might surprise you by already being on the same page about something that matters to you…

Read More »
Dr. Shoshana Bennett

Meet Shoshana Bennett, Ph.D., Postpartum Assistance Expert

Internationally recognized as a leading maternal mental health expert, clinical psychologist Dr. Shoshana Bennett has inspired and transformed countless lives worldwide through her radio shows, books, lectures, interactive tele-classes, consultations, and videos. Affectionately known as “Dr. Shosh”, she educates, engages, and empowers her audiences…

Read More »
lauren prenatal yoga teacher

Meet Lauren Horn, Certified Ma Yoga® Prenatal Yoga Instructor

Ma Yoga Living Instructor Lauren Horn Certified Ma Yoga® Instructor, RYT-500, RPYT I discovered yoga in 2003 with the intention to relieve chronic low back pain and it worked! Since then I have experienced the benefits of yoga at all stages of life; as a single woman, in marriage, during pregnancy, and now as a mother…

Read More »
becca-and-jess

Meet Rebecca Hackett, Certified Ma Yoga® Prenatal & Mom Yoga Instructor

Ma Yoga Living Instructor Rebecca Hackett Certified Ma Yoga® Instructor and Birth Doula, C-IAYT, YTRx-800C, RYT-500 I have been doing yoga since 2000 after having multiple back surgeries in 1998, 2003, a spinal fusion in 2012, and two abdominal surgeries including a cesarean section. In 2013 I became a yoga teacher so I could to others the many benefits of yoga…

Read More »

Meet Linda Eifer, Certified Ma Yoga® Prenatal & Mom Yoga Instructor

Ma Yoga Living Yoga for Pregnancy Teacher Linda Eifer Certified Ma Yoga® Instructor I’m a native of Los Angeles, mother of two, and more recently, a yogi. I joined the Anusara community in 2000, began teaching yoga in 2004, yoga for pregnancy in 2007. I draw on experiences, family, my students, and the natural world for inspiration in contemporary life…

Read More »
Prenatal Teacher Training

Uncovering The Divine Feminine

Uncovering the Divine Femine Discovering the “Ma” in my prenatal yoga teacher training journey. I recently embarked on my journey to become a Prenatal Yoga teacher with Ma Yoga, and participated in the Yoga of Pregnancy and Therapeutics for Mamas teacher training programs. Throughout the course of both of these beautiful weekends, I uncovered several truths. I discovered truths…

Read More »
gluten free spice cookies

Gluten Free Spice Cookies

“Gluten Free” Why is it important to eat gluten free foods, such as these gluten free spice cookies? The word “gluten” is from “glue” and makes things sticky – in baked goods and in the

Read More »
Ma Yoga

Retreat, Regenerate, Renew

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.

Read More »
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

Read More »

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