The Ma Yoga Online Prenatal Certification Program

A uniquely nurturing deep dive into feminine wisdom and power

“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.

Our next live prenatal training starts
March 29

Get dates and times by clicking below… Join us live on Zoom when you can, watch the the rest on video – and still receive personalized support throughout.

Prenatal yoga training should be more than lists and do's and don'ts.

The Ma Yoga Prenatal Certification Program (RPYT) was created in 2012 to provide not just lists of poses and sequences, but also alignment principles that help teachers feel confident guiding and inspiring pregnant students.

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

Ma Yoga isn’t just about learning to be a mother to a baby. It’s about learning to mother ourselves.

The Ma Yoga Prenatal Certification program will give you so much more than  do’s and don’ts. 

You’ll learn principles and practices that help moms-to-be relieve aches and pains, support optimal positioning for baby, prepare for labor and motherhood – and become the “Ma” they want to be.

What opportunity does pregnancy bring?

Turn nurturing energy inward

You’ll receive personal support and guidance from Ma Yoga Founder Jessica Jennings, MS, ERYT, RYPT, plus other Ma Yoga teachers and experts throughout your 85-hour journey as you incorporate simple but powerful principles into your practice and your life.

Follow your own path

You can join us live on Zoom calls, watch the videos and stay with your group, or do it on your own time. You’ll have lifetime access to all course materials and the supportive Ma Yoga community all the same.

Align with your power and wisdom

You’ll not only feel confident teaching yoga to pregnant mamas and new moms, you’ll learn alignment principles and practices that help you be a powerful co-creator in your own life, no matter what you’re pregnant with: a baby, a project, or a new way of offering your gifts to the world.

jessica jennings prenatal certification program founder
  • 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, YACEP Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider
  • Mom

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

I created Ma Yoga® as a new mom in 2009 to help women feel nurtured and connected, get stronger inside and out, relieve their own aches and pains, and become the “Ma” they want to be.

More than 25,000 pregnant mamas and new moms have come through our classes, and learned simple but powerful practices that help them feel supported, grounded, and spacious.

Ma Yoga is based in the five elements of nature, and teaches simple alignment actions to bring space, steadiness, watery playful energy, firey power and freedom into every pose.

When you learn these principles – what I call the “Five Sacred Steps” – you will have a guide for every co-creative act, from teaching a pose to writing a poem to being a mom to fulfilling your own deepest desires for your life.

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The Five Sacred Steps of Alignment will help you...

…adjust yoga poses for different trimesters, skill-levels and physical limitations

…teach inspiring prenatal yoga classes

… relieve common pregnancy aches, including wrist, back, shoulder and neck pain

… prevent and heal postpartum issues

… reconnect to your own highest, most powerful, wise and nurturing “Ma” Self

Even if you’ve never had kids, taught yoga OR taken a yoga teacher training, you will become an expert in yoga for women in their childbearing years.

The Ma Yoga Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training Journey

Teach mamas to make space for baby plus create a strong container for baby. Address common pregnancy conditions including depression, anxiety and aches and pains. Help moms-to-be enjoy this exciting time.

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. Help women learn to breathe through intense sensation, gather a nurturing team, and connect to their “ROAR” – so they are ready for an empowering birth.

One in seven mothers experience postpartum depression – and anxiety is becoming even more common. Help women incorporate nurturing practices and routines in advance so they can heal completely postpartum, and help new moms build their bodies back better than ever.

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.

For more testimonials, click here.

The 5 Sacred Steps

The Healing Alignment

The Self-Care Practices

The Ma Yoga Prenatal Certification (RPYT) Program Training Modules:

Learn to teach safe, strengthening, inspiring prenatal yoga.

  • Emphasize a different alignment action for  each trimester
  • Create inspiring prenatal 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, diastisis recti (abdominal wall splitting) and more

Incorporate Ayurvedic self-care to find more energy + vibrant wellness.

  • Uncover food-as-medicine routines
  • Discover powerful but easy Ayurvedic self-care practices
  • Align with natural daily  rhythms so you can experience more power behind your intentions and actions

Take an empowering journey through birth, guided by two birth doulas.

  • Learn non-judgmental, evidence-based pro’s and con’s of every choice
  • Explore mantras, meditations and movements to help birthing people cope
  • Process your own 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: monthly Masterclasses and nurturing business coaching, weekly live yoga and teaching resources
  • Over 50 pages of handouts and guides
  • Opportunity for paid teaching online with free tech training – plus expanding your reach and impact

If this is your first yoga teacher training...

Completing the four trainings above plus your mentorship and class visits fulfills the requirements for Ma Yoga® Certified Instructor/Yoga Alliance RPYT. Yoga Alliance does require a regular 200-hour training, which you can take anytime. Ma Yoga provides a solid alignment-based yoga foundation for any future yoga teaching or training you might do, and gives you all the tools you need to teach your own “Mama Circle”. 

Are you:

The Ma Yoga Prenatal Certification Pathway...

    Jump right in with our FREE 5-day Prenatal Yoga Training and earn 3 hours toward RPYT or CE.
    Learn in live-stream trainings or self-paced recordings – or both. Lifetime access means you can re-visit material again and again. Start with any training.
    After your Ma Mentorship you’ll probably feel ready to teach, and you can apply to teach on our online platform or get help starting your own in-person Mama Circle.

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


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.

If not, you can take a 200-hour training anytime down the road, and then submit your Ma Yoga Prenatal Certificate for your RPYT.

No previous training necessary.

In fact, the alignment-based yoga principles you’ll learn are in some ways easier to use if you haven’t already learned lists of poses and Sanskrit names.

There’s no law that says you need any particular letters after your name to teach prenatal yoga. 

The important thing is that you feel you have some things to share with moms-to-be.

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’ll schedule your Ma Mentorship, one-on-one support for teaching your first prenatal class.

Finally,  you’ll have six months FREE Ma Collective Membership with monthly Masterclasses, business coaching, online yoga and a supportive community.

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.

Let's get you started on your "Ma" journey.

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