Jessica Jennings, Founder of Ma Yoga

I created Ma Yoga for Pregnancy, Motherhood & Beyond in 2006 because as a new mom, I felt isolated, depleted, and stressed.

I had been teaching prenatal yoga for years – and yet I felt completely unprepared.

I realized that pregnancy can be an opportunity to learn to nurture ourselves in the deepest ways, with simple practices and principles that support our physiology as well as our calm mind and grounded energy.

After completing my Masters in Exercise Science and working for six years as a Wellness Educator in the Kaiser Ob/Gyn department, I left with a vision of a “Ma Circle” in every neighborhood.

We partnered with local businesses to provide yoga, education and community to pregnant mamas and new moms in their own neighborhoods.

We loved getting to have moms back with their babies!

We got to 10 before Covid hit… and more than 16,000 mamas came through our Prenatal and Mom Yoga classes.

When everything closed, the silver lining for us was that we could now support, guide, and inspire moms and moms-to-be all over the country – and the world – online.

We couldn’t believe how easy it was for busy nurturers to hop in and relieve aches, pains and stress; strengthen and open; and feel confident about facing the challenges ahead.

I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve side by side with all the amazing teachers, doulas and educators in the Ma Yoga community!

My vision for a “Ma Circle” in every neighborhood has manifested in a way I had never imagined.

I hope you’ll join us for a class – and if you have aches and pains, drop in on Saturday for an Alignment Therapy for Aches and Pains session. 😊

Gary K.
Gary K.
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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.
Danielle S.
Danielle S.
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My 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!
Linda E.
Linda E.
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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!
Keric
Keric
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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"!!!! 🙂
Saron O.
Saron O.
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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!
Sarah T.
Sarah T.
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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.
Sara L.
Sara L.
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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.
Heather K.
Heather K.
from our Google listing
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Jessica's extensive knowledge of alignment is evident in every class. Whether you're pregnant, injured, or just dealing with common aches and soreness, Jess will weave in cues to address everyone's needs without calling attention to anyone. Her warm and optimistic personality infuses her classes with uplifting inspiration. Because she offers variations and refinements in every pose, her class is right for anyone.
Sensei April
Sensei April
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Jessica is such a wonderful teacher. The alignment based yoga she teaches coupled with her extensive knowledge from decades of teaching bring such depth and compassion to her teaching. I intend to take her classes for as long as she is teaching. Please give yourself the gift of taking class with Jessica.
Abby L.
Abby L.
from our Google listing
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Jessica clearly and gently moves her students through the poses. She cares about the well-being of her students and will tailor the poses to match the need of each student. I highly recommend her classes!
Kim P.
Kim P.
from our Google listing
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Had my first free class and it was amazing! Small group and Jessica helps you adjust your positions. Would definitely recommend! 😄
Geetanjali D.
Geetanjali D.
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I felt amazing during and after the class. I felt relaxed and relieved from the stress and strain built up in my lower body and overall as well. Thank you so much for guiding me through today’s practice!
Geetanjali D. from our Google listing
Geetanjali D. from our Google listing
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I am currently 37 weeks pregnant with serious SPD symptoms. I have experienced a lot of relief from my SPD pain by doing guided practice with Jessica and Daho. They have been truly amazing with paying a lot of attention to my pain points and providing me with Yoga postures and exercises to target my pain and provide me relief from it. Jessica is truly knowledgeable and super experienced and skilled as an Yoga instructor. I feel very relaxed and relieved from the stress and strain built up in my lower body and overall as well during and after every session with her. I feel truly cared for and I can’t recommend Ma Yoga enough for prenatal yoga. Thank you Jessica for all that you do!😇🙏
Kat F. from our Google listing
Kat F. from our Google listing
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Jessica is attentive and intuitive. Her presence and feedback set me on my way to feeling better in no time!
Marea M. - from our Google listing
Marea M. - from our Google listing
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Jessica is always there open and willing to help mothers and students with free alignment classes. Present, just for you.
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