The Ma Yoga Prenatal Certification (RPYT) Program

An 85-hour pre and postnatal yoga teacher training for ALL women

“I love the profound wisdom of the methodology and Jessica, its founder. The Ma Yoga approach is not only beneficial in the time around giving birth, it can change your whole perspective on life.”

– Ann-Christin G.

Live Prenatal Yoga Training starts
February 1

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Prenatal yoga training should be more than a bunch of do's and don'ts.

We’re all pregnant with something – whether it’s a baby, a project, or a new way of offering our gifts.

“Ma” in almost every language means “mother”. In Sanskrit it also means “the highest, most powerful and wise.”

Ma Yoga teaches powerful alignment principles that go way beyond modifying poses for pregnancy. It’s about learning to nurture yourself deeply, so you can align physically, mentally, energetically and spiritually with your highest, most powerful and wise “Ma” Self.

Welcome to the longest-running prenatal yoga training online.

Nurturing

Receive personal help from Jessica, teachers and experts in the community and like-hearted trainees throughout your journey. Pregnant mamas welcome, and new moms don’t worry – you can be on mute, so loud little ones won’t distract anyone. 

Flexible

Join us for live Zoom calls or recorded online trainings – or both. Lifetime access allows you to come back to the material again and again. If you get busy, take it live next time – you have a year to complete your certification.

Transformative

Discover principles and practices that will help you become a powerful co-creator in your own life, on and off the mat – whether you’re gestating a baby, a vision, or a new way of offering your gifts to the world.

Jessica Jennings, founder Ma Yoga Prenatal Certification Program - prenatal yoga training and so much more
  • Masters in Kinesiology with focus on rehab exercise and pregnancy
  • Certified Anusara yoga teacher with 10,000+ hours of alignment-based yoga training
  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Certified Feminine Power Transformational Group Facilitator
  • Yoga Alliance ERYT, RPYT
  • Mom to Lela and dog Desi

Hi I’m Jessica Jennings. I’m so glad you found us!

I created Ma Yoga® as a new mom in 2009 to help yoga teachers confidently support, guide and inspire moms and moms-to-be.

In 2012, my prenatal yoga training was allowed to be about half online by Yoga Alliance, and I loved how spread out and easy that part was.

Now that it’s 100% online rather than squeezed into a few weekends, I am so proud of how prepared and excited my graduates are.

Ma Yoga is based in simple, repeatable alignment-principles I still use daily on after 20 years of teaching.

As you go through your “Ma” journey, these principles – rooted in the five elements of nature – will not only help you teach safe, therapeutic, and inspiring pre and postnatal yoga, they’ll give you powerful insights into co-creation itself.

Desi the online prenatal yoga teacher training dog

20+

years teaching prenatal yoga

18,000+

Ma Yoga students

17+

years training teachers

Learn the Five Sacred Steps of Alignment so you can...

…adjust regular poses and sequences for pregnant students

…create inspiring, transformative prenatal yoga classes

… relieve common aches and pains, like wrist, back, shoulder and neck

… help heal postpartum conditions, both physical and emotional

… offer off-the-mat self-care routines so busy women can heal and thrive

… confidently support, guide and inspire moms and moms-to-be!

Even if you’ve never had kids, taught yoga OR taken a yoga teacher training.

The Ma Yoga Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training Journey

Teach mamas to make space for baby – both physically and emotionally – using alignment to reduce common pregnancy including depression, anxiety and aches and pains. Plus help them have a transformative pregnancy.

One in three women report that their birth was traumatic and black women are three times more likely to die in childbirth than white women. Discover how the Five Sacred Steps are helping moms-to-be prepare for and experience an empowering, meaningful, supported birth.

One in seven mothers experience postpartum depression – and anxiety is becoming even more common that that. The principles of Ma Yoga teach women how to deeply nurture themselves on and off the mat so they can heal and thrive during this challenging – and blissful – time.

What People Say

about Ma Yoga Prenatal Certification

Colleen H.
Colleen H.
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This is the best prenatal teacher training program around. Extensive and gives you the added business support to create your own pre and postnatal yoga business in your community. Outstanding.
Faith C.
Faith C.
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I could never have imagined learning the way I did and becoming so invested in the work through a computer! I feel blessed to have found you and that our paths have crossed.
Beth M.
Beth M.
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The training has not only given me the preparation to step confidently into guiding expectant and new moms in their practice, but it has given me the gifts of personal growth and healing on my own journey.
Emily B.
Emily B.
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We all are so blessed to have you in our lives; especially the MAyurveda principles and practices with all of the shifts that are occurring. Thank you for going beyond your head and letting your heart and intuition guide you into sharing these principles with us.
Emily M.
Emily M.
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The support you receive from the Ma Yoga community after you complete training is unparalleled. Every instructor is incredibly skilled and passionate. They are truly committed to building a suppose system for moms and teachers.
Ashley F.
Ashley F.
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As a working mom of a baby and 3 year old, I felt overwhelmed before this course. Before you know it you’ve incorporated all the anchor practices into your life and it’s such a small investment to do so! My kids and I are eating so healthy now. Thank you Jess!
Annie K.
Annie K.
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This training is so well put together, the information is infinite, and I have a whole new love for pregnancy and motherhood. I can't wait to one day teach with and be part of Ma Yoga!
Deborah A.
Deborah A.
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Thanks again for such a great teacher training. It was so wonderful to see both of my passions, yoga and Obstetrics, come to life together. I learned a great deal from you!
Adrian R.
Adrian R.
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Jessica, the alignment principles I learned in The Yoga of Healing were completely evolutionary for my practice in mind, body, and spirit. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for this priceless gift. I hope some day to embody a fraction of the goddess energy that radiates from you.
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The 5 Sacred Steps

The Healing Alignment

The Self-Care Practices

The Ma Yoga Prenatal Certification (RPYT) Program

Learn to teach safe, strengthening, inspiring prenatal yoga:

  • Learn to adjust poses for each trimester
  • Unlock themes to deepen your students’ experience
  • Prepare mamas for labor and postpartum physically and mentally

Support the body’s ability to heal, expecially for women’s changing bodies and lives:

  • Explore powerful alignment principles to relieve common aches & pains
  • Prevent and heal postpartum conditions
  • Address anxiety, inertility and more

Simple Ayurvedic practices to help women find more energy + vibrant wellness:

  • Uncover food-as-medicine
  • Discover powerful but easy Ayurvedic self-care routines
  • Align with nature’s rhythms as well as her power and wisdom

An empowering birth journey guided by two birth and postpartum doulas.

  • Learn non-judgmental, evidence-based pro’s and con’s
  • Explore mantras, meditations and movements 
  • Process your emotions around birth
  • Ma Mentorship: 1-on-1 mentor with Certified Ma Yoga Teacher (read more)
  • Optional weekly office hours with Jessica
  • Private online community: lifetime membership
  • Six months Ma Collective Membership: business coaching, masterclasses, weekly live yoga and many more resources (read more)
  • Over 50 pages of handouts and guides
  • Opportunity for paid teaching and free training for online classes (read more)

If this is your first yoga teacher training...

Completing the above modules plus six prenatal class visits allows you to become a Ma Yoga® Certified Instructor. To receive your Yoga Alliance RPYT, you must also complete a 200-hour RYT. If you choose to do a regular teacher training, it can be done before or after the Ma Yoga Prenatal Certification (RPYT). Ma Yoga provides you with a solid alignment-based yoga foundation for any future yoga teaching or training, and gives you all the tools you need to teach your own “Mama Circle”.

Live Prenatal Yoga Training Begins In

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How It Works

  1. START YOUR FREE 5-DAY TRAINING
    Jump right in with our FREE 5-day Prenatal Yoga Training and earn 3 hours toward RPYT or CE.
  2. REGISTER FOR CERTIFICATION
    Learn via live-stream events or self-paced recordings (or both). Lifetime access means you can re-visit material again and again. Start with any module you like.
  3. START SHARING WHAT YOU KNOW
    After your Ma Mentorship you’ll be ready to teach, and you can apply to teach on our online platform or get help starting your own Mama Circle.

Let's make space for what's wanting to be born through you.

FAQs

Yes, the four 3-week trainings are all online, and you can take them either live on Zoom, self-paced – or both.

Yes, the Ma Yoga Prenatal Yoga Certification (RPYT) Program has been Yoga Alliance registered since 2012. This means if you have your RYT, this program fulfills the requirements for your RPYT Certification.

That’s totally fine.

You’ll get all the tools you need to start teaching mamas, and you’ll be Ma Yoga Certified at the end.

If you do decide to do a regular training in the future, the Ma Yoga Prenatal Yoga Certification (RPYT) program will give you a solid foundation for it.

If you choose to do a 200-hour yoga teacher training (RYT) down the road, you can submit your Ma Yoga Certificate to Yoga Alliance and get your RPYT at that time.

In the meantime, you can be teaching prenatal yoga in your “Mama Circle”!

When you register for the Ma Yoga Prenatal Yoga Certification Program, you get INSTANT access to:

  • The Yoga of Pregnancy & Postpartum Training
  • The Yoga of Healing for Women Training
  • Mayurveda: an Ayurveda Training for Busy Women Training
  • The Yoga of Birth

You can take any of the above self-paced, live with us, or both throughout your Certification year.

After YOP and YOH, you can schedule your Ma Mentorship.

Finally, when you register for the whole program, you’ll have six months FREE Ma Collective Membership with monthly Masterclasses, business coaching, free online classes and lots more.

You can take any individual training for Continuing Education.

The Yoga of Pregnancy Training is our 18-hour foundational prenatal training. 

Each of the rest is 12 hours:

The Yoga of Healing Training for Women is our alignment-based therapeutics training for aches and pains, and common childbirth-related conditions.

Mayurveda is our off-the-mat self-care, daily rhythm and food-as-medicine training.

The Yoga of Birth is a comprehensive birth prep course taught through a yogic filter.

Yes. The whole Certification Program includes a deep dive into mom and baby yoga, preschool yoga and postpartum healing. You will have all the tools you need to teach yoga to new moms, and help them heal and thrive on and off the mat.

Here’s what’s NOT included when you register for the Ma Yoga Prenatal Yoga Certification Program:

A required birth education training.

You can choose to do our online birth training, The Yoga of Birth, OR take a doula training on your own.

If you think you might want to become a doula, you might want to check in to doula trainings in your area.

If not, our online training, The Yoga of Birth, is an uplifting exploration of all the choices and challenges around labor led by two highly experienced, nurturing birth and postpartum doulas.

Other requirements not included: six prenatal yoga classes ($50-ish) and a $30 Certification Fee at the end (this is waived if you choose to write a blog).

Each of the four trainings is three weeks, twice-a-week – Wednesdays and Saturdays.

If you can’t make it to any of the sessions, you can watch the videos and stay in the nurturing current of the group.

OR, you can watch them whenever it’s convenient for you.

You have a year to complete your Certification program.

Go up to Upcoming Events for dates, discounts and times – and to register!

Yes, as soon as you register for the Ma Yoga Online Prenatal Yoga Certification (RPYT) Program, you’ll receive instant access to our prenatal teacher training, therapy for women and Ayurveda self-care for moms courses.

You can choose to do them at your own pace, join us on Zoom or stay with us by watching the videos at home.

Or both – at no extra cost!

You have one year from the first day of your first LIVE training to complete your Certification.

However, you have evergreen access to all your trainings and materials, so you can come in and watch sessions for a refresher anytime.

Once you join the Ma Yoga community, the support never ends. You can choose to teach online prenatal yoga classes with us and have quarterly gatherings where we share ways to expand your impact, plus monthly Masterclasses and business coaching.

Even if you don’t teach online classes with us, you will have evergreen access to your prenatal yoga teacher training as long as we continue to be a registered prenatal yoga school.

You will have the opportunity to stay on as a Ma Collective Member at a highly reduced cost.

You can even retake a live teacher training with us anytime at no cost! We love continuing to support you as a prenatal yoga teacher.

After your Ma Mentorship, you can reach out to start getting your required Yoga Alliance prenatal teaching hours.

There is no cost for the in-depth training you’ll get in online teaching – both on the technical side, and the content side.

You’ll receive 80% of all the revenue that comes in for your online class.

We can all make a bigger impact when we do it together.

 

Just go up to Event Registration.

Click in to any training and you’ll see dates, times, prices and registration for that individual training OR the whole Ma Yoga Prenatal Yoga Certification Program. 

After you’ve completed the Ma Yoga Prenatal Certification Program, you’ll have all the tools you need to teach prenatal yoga.

If you don’t have your Yoga Alliance RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher), you won’t be able to get the RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher) until you do.

However, if you want to have your own “Mama Circle”, or just share yoga on your own, you’ll be more than ready!

And if anyone knows about the world of prenatal yoga certification, they’ll know you have the highest quality training available.

We understand! Click here to schedule a call with founder Jessica Jennings. She’ll answer all of your questions and help you determine if the Ma Yoga Prenatal Yoga Certification Program is right for you.

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Fill out the form to receive info about the Ma Yoga Prenatal Certification Program – plus a link to my Free 5-Day Prenatal Yoga Training so you can dive in to the empowering Ma Yoga principles of co-creation.

Jessica Jennings MS, Founder Ma Yoga Prenatal Certification Online Program, prenatal yoga training and more

Free ebook

The Yoga of Pregnancy

Discover the do’s and don’ts, how to safely adjust regular poses and the amazing benefits of prenatal yoga.