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A journey to your highest "Ma" Self

With the Ma Yoga Five Sacred Steps of Alignment framework, our Prenatal Yoga Certification (RPYT) will help you…

…become a safe, therapeutic, and inspiring pregnancy and mom yoga teacher

…stay on your most meaningful life path as you learn to follow your “Inner GPS”

…make a bigger impact with your unique gifts

The 85-hour program takes about four to six months to do live, or you can do it self-paced if you would like to get Certified more quickly. You have lifetime access to your course materials, and to our nurturing Ma Yoga community.

What's included

A Comprehensive Education in Yoga for Women

The Yoga of Pregnancy & Postpartum (18-hour training)

($447 Value)

The Yoga of Healing for Women (12-hour training)

($447 Value)

Mayurveda: Self-Care for Busy Women (12-hour training)

($447 Value)

The Yoga of Birth (12-hour training)

($397 Value)

Ma Mentorship (1-on-1 mentorship with instructor)

($200 Value)

Lifetime access to live-stream and recorded trainings

($1350 Value)

Six Months of Ma Collective Membership

Monthly Masterclasses with experts

($600 Value)

Nurturing Business Coaching with Jessica

($600 Value)

Weekly live Yoga Foundations with Jessica

($600 Value)

Unlimited access to Ma Yoga Anytime videos

($300 Value)


Personal guidance and feedback in live, online instruction


Private online support “Circles” led by Jessica


An opportunity to teach in a growing, global community


Total Value: $14,155

You Pay: $1,297

or choose payment plan: pay $357 now, plus three more monthly payments of $357

Additional requirements

Six Ma Yoga Prenatal Class Write-Ups … $54
(your free training credits you with two so you only need to do four)

Certificate Fee + One-on-One Career & Closure with Jessica… $50
(can be waived if you would like to write a blog at the end)

If you do NOT already have your Yoga Alliance (RYT) Certification:

  • Completing the above qualifies you to become a Ma Yoga® Certified Instructor
  • As a Ma Yoga® Certified Instructor, you can teach your own “Mama Circle” without Yoga Alliance Certification, but some yoga studios might ask for it
  • To submit your Certificate for Yoga Alliance RPYT certification, you must complete a 200-hour Regular Yoga Teacher Training (RYT). If you are drawn to prenatal, we recommend you take this training first as it will give you a solid alignment-based yoga foundation for any trainings and teaching you do afterward.
  • Trainings can be purchased separately here if you are drawn to certain topics – 12 Continuing Education credits each (Yoga of Pregnancy is 18).

I took this training to get more knowledge about appropriate poses for pregnant women. I got a lot more… the Ma Yoga principles are golden and I can use this knowledge for every type of yoga class and even apply them to my own personal life.

I feel blessed to have been given this gift. Thank you Jess!

Erica T.

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!

Mandy Johnson

If there is one person in the community of yoga that I recommend to people for prenatal yoga and prenatal yoga trainings, it is Jessica. I have taken Jessica’s prenatal training several times and have found it to be not only informative but inspiring.

Jessica demystifies the misinformation about prenatal yoga, and inspires women to listen to themselves and their baby and to honor this unique and special time.

Tara Judelle

I feel so much more confident about teaching, which is amazing because I didn’t feel that way after my 200 hour.


Thank you so much for offering and teaching your prenatal TT. It was invaluable. I taught my class today with a newfound sense of knowledge and confidence. Your essence stayed with me and infused my thoughts and actions.

Thank you, thank you. If the timing is right I will take it again, that’s how much I enjoyed it.

Anna Getty

After this training, I feel connected to sacred life amidst universal challenge and change. What worked: a small group, combination lecture/ sharing/ workbook/ videos/ practice teaching. And the pure spirit of “Jess”.

Don’t hesitate. Do it! Be receptive. Have faith in the process. It is a gift to me personally and to ALL.

Nina R.

I LOVED the training and feel so much more confident helping people out of pain! It’s definitely changed how I approach cueing my classes now, and though I’m sure they will evolve so much over time, I don’t think I’ll ever stop using the 5 principles!

Amanda C.

I just love how everything is based on the Five Sacred Steps. It was hard to get at first, but eventually I got it and it’s so helpful not just for yoga but for life.

Like I fully stepped into my power today and told some people I didn’t want to do this thing that I felt pressured to do.

I know how to find my power and stand in it.


It was great to be able to listen and participate while taking care of my son and if I missed something I could re-listen to that part of the call on the recording.

By adding a few of [the Anchor Practices] into my daily routine, I now have the extra energy to take care of my son without feeling drained.

Elizabeth R.

I have only just begun this program and I am impressed!

From the ease of navigating the website, to the breadth and quality of content, I am thrilled to have been connected to this community and wealth of resources.

Kelsey D.

I’m glad that it was over time and not just a quick training and then you’re done. It gives you time to absorb the material and integrate it into my own teaching.

I feel like a stronger teacher, especially when it comes to people who back pain or issues related to pregnancy and postpartum.

Angela R.

The Ma Yoga Prenatal Teacher Training has truly been a metamorphosis both personally and professionally.

Jessica and the team at Ma Yoga have created a certification made up of crucial components, which allow you to build upon your knowledge and training, improving and empowering your teaching and your own life.


I had a wonderful experience with Ma Yoga. Jessica is always available and quick to respond to any questions. She wants you to be successful.

Through Ma Yoga I feel empowered as a working mom instead of apprehensive or lost in a corporate job that doesn’t want to accept my new life as a mother.

Jolie S.

Wow, I was crying right after doing our “Look Ma no hands” pranayama. Thank you thank you.

We all are so blessed to have you in our lives; we are so blessed to have MAyurveda principles and practices especially now 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.

Nina R.

Empowerment and care for this whole community is at the core of all that Ma Yoga does. I am at a totally different place than I was before I started on my Ma Yoga journey. I still have a long way to go, but I want to do it and keep doing it… I love it!

Thank you Jessica and all at Ma Yoga. You are truly inspirational.

Annie P.

PS OH YEAH! And I also liked the personal Dreams and Visions call you included. I found it very helpful to hear some positive things from someone who is making it work for herself!

Laurenne S.

I just wanted to reach out and let you know how much I am enjoying your training.  It is quite different than what I’m used to (aside from the prenatal aspect).

I love learning these sacred steps and how they apply to EVERY practice and EVERY “body.”

Light bulbs are going off, and the connection is beautiful.

Deborah A.

I must say I am loving the course with you. You are an amazing teacher and mentor and I am so grateful you were brought in my life.

I thought I would just learn about pregnancy yoga, but instead I have deepened my own practice and reignited my love of yoga.

Joanne H.

The training is incredibly well structured, with a wealth of tools and wisdom to be shared. Plus Jessica will answer all of your questions and then some.

I loved the community and spiritual principles that were always at play. I immediately felt comfortable enough to have a voice and make a mistake, which is a big deal.

I feel more confident in my own home practice as well. Bringing the magic of the 5 elements into my practice in this organic way has instilled a sense of renewal.

Ash S.

This training felt like it went above and beyond. There is way more to prenatal yoga than just the do’s and don’ts.

Jessica is an amazing instructor that has put a lot of thought and care into the program.

Amber T.

I had an incredible private session yesterday with a Mom and Dad expecting their first child.

It’s been eye opening using the fresh knowledge you’ve given me to steer the course of their session. From his feet and lumbar issues to her ever-expanding body, I’ve been able to give them 60min of expanding into their true potential.

Deborah A.

As a registered nurse that has provided care to hundreds of women during their pregnancy for the last 16 years, I didn’t realize that there was another way to approach birth.

Jessica and her team explained how to prepare your body birth with alignment based yoga, diet techniques and so much more.

I believe that I am a better nurse in the hospital setting due to this training.

Shawna W.

This prenatal certification program not only met, but exceeded my expectations!

There were so many details that helped me feel supported and encouraged throughout the process – from the live zoom classes, to the correspondence from Jelena updating my progress, to the attentive conversations with my Mentor Jamie.

Elizabeth S.

Thank you for the beautiful response in our Teacher Training Circle forum. I feel like that response was like months of therapy. Really, I’m so grateful for your words, your teaching, your style. I hope I can be a resource for my future students like you are.

Ashley M.

The time I spent learning about yoga and the perinatal experience with Jess and Nicole at Ma Yoga was nothing short of wonderful. I learned many things that I will hold near and dear to my heart forever.

The different classes that I was a part of with them, as well as my prior doula and postpartum doula training, gave me everything I needed to know when supporting birthers physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

Carley H.

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.

The course requirements (lectures, assignments and tests) are thorough but not overly arduous. The teachers are passionate about their field, facilitate an enriching learning community, and are unfailingly encouraging every step of the way.


Beth Massey

My student delivered a healthy baby girl – vaginal unmedicated Sunday night. She told me all the work we have done during her pregnancy since 25 wks worked. The knowledge that yall gave me is amazing. My heart is so fulfilled right now that I was able to help someone have the birth experience that they wanted.


Jessica I thank you again for this amazing program that you facilitate!

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.

Alyssa W.

I taught my first prenatal workshop and I wasn’t nervous at all.

I told my husband I felt sooo prepared! It went really well and I loved it.

Amber T

I cannot wait to speak with moms to be and get a feel for how their pregnancy is going and share some helpful tips that I learned.

Jess did an amazing job with the online teaching. I loved it!

Alyssa W.

Thank you so much, Colleen and Jess! I am humbled and uplifted by your teachings, support and encouragement.

There is always so much to learn when we are listening. I feel so blessed to be surrounded and inspired by teachers like you.

Lindy K.

Having the mentor relationship and regular video conferences with Colleen was transformative.

You don’t always know what you are doing, no matter how self-reflective you are trying to be, having a mentor to celebrate your successes and make proactive suggestions for improvements was fantastic.

I am so thankful to Colleen for all the time and care she put into this process!

Andi I.

I am so happy I chose your training. The Doulas were amazing!!!

So beautiful you can feel the doula love and support from here.

Nancy B.

I loved Rachelle and Melanie! I learned so much and had no idea how many options we had. I was ignorant and now I am educated. This course added more value to my toolbox of wonderful things to share and I am glad to be a resource now.

I really appreciated all the stories shared amongst everyone! I felt so safe in this circle. Rachelle and Melanie were amazing, loving, empathetic people and I hope their communication skills rubs off on me.

This program has been amazing. It felt personal, attended to, cared about. I am very happy.

Bonita C.

The Prenatal Certification Program with MaYoga® is a wonderful opportunity for personal and professional development and growth.

The MaYoga® approach to life is not only beneficial in the time around giving birth but it can change your whole perspective on life. I heartedly and fully recommend Jessica’s program!

Ann-Christin Görtz, Certified Anusara Instructor

Since taking the Ma Yoga Prenatal & Postnatal teacher training with Jessica, my whole approach to yoga and my own personal journey has evolved. The teachings of the five sacred steps have offered me a new way to connect to all the elements and how they relate to us as human beings.

My emotional, physical & spiritual bodies all feel richly supported by these teachings. I am a stronger leader, mentor and human being from these practices.

Savannah Fox

As a yoga teacher, this program gave me the confidence to teach pre-natal students at any stage of pregnancy.

I am no longer nervous or worried if a pre-natal student joins in any of my group classes.

I am confident that I know what to do should I ever get pregnant and how to continue my own personal practice during this time.

Aileen P. from the Yoga Alliance website

This was a phenomenal program. I am so grateful I found Ma Yoga.

I am now a confident prenatal yoga teacher and this training has greatly improved my non-prenatal teaching as well.

Ashley M. from the Yoga Alliance website

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.

Colleen H. from the Yoga Alliance website

The Ma Yoga prenatal teacher training was wonderful.

Jessica Jennings is a supportive and inspiring instructor.

My personal yoga practice deepened with the alignment principles that were taught, and I gained much knowledge and insight to share with others, both pregnant or needing healing alignment.

Daho S. from the Yoga Alliance website

Each of the instructors is incredibly skilled in and passionate about sharing their expertise and experience with Prenatal Yoga.

The support you receive from the Ma Yoga community after you complete training is unparalleled.

I could not recommend this training more!

Emily M. from the Yoga Alliance website

This was such a thorough and fulfilling teacher training!

Jess has such a beautiful spirit and so much knowledge of prenatal yoga. I have felt so supported by Ma Yoga throughout this entire program and am very grateful to be a part of this community.

Hayley W. from the Yoga Alliance website

The Ma Yoga Prenatal Certification Program is incredibly comprehensive, covering not only alignment but self-care practices rooted in Ayurveda and birth training that provides teachers who may not have been through childbirth with greater understanding.

The Ma Yoga team really wants to see their teachers succeed and are committed to supporting them on their journey.

Heather K. from the Yoga Alliance website

Ma Yoga® is a wonderful program and I highly recommend it to any yoga teacher looking to reach this special community of practitioners.

The teachers are compassionate, highly skilled, and knowledgable and the curriculum is well-rounded and flexible.

Jamie H. from the Yoga Alliance website

The creator and owner, Jessica, and her team of educators were very supportive and knowledgeable.

Jessica creates a community for her students and provides a comprehensive program.

Jennifer R. from the Yoga Alliance website

I enjoyed this training so much that I am now moving on to teach the trainings to more teachers.

Joyful Path Yoga from the Yoga Alliance website

Ma Yoga is great.

I learned a lot and continue to practice their teachings.

Kathy C. from the Yoga Alliance website

Grateful for everything that was learned and shared with me and our growing community.

Kimberly F. from the Yoga Alliance website

Ma Yoga provides stellar instruction and guidance for yoga teachers interested in working with women on the journey of motherhood.

Lauren H. from the Yoga Alliance website

I can’t recommend this training enough.

I feel so prepared as a prenatal teacher thanks to Jessica and Ma Yoga!

Melanie W. from the Yoga Alliance website

The small class size allows for a more in-depth training and creates a place for making friends with fellow students I never could have imagined.

The curriculum of the program is broken down in such a way that it is not overwhelming and you are well prepared to teach.

Pernille S. from the Yoga Alliance website

With my hectic schedule, I felt the convenience of having the classes split up over a few months really helped me focus on each aspect of the courses presented.

Very easy to move forward and I felt like I truly appreciated each step.

Stefanie C. from the Yoga Alliance website

This was an amazing teacher training program.

It was fun and there was a lot of support throughout the whole process.

Tammi F. from the Yoga Alliance website

So glad I chose to complete this program. It provides a strong foundation for concepts and theories that can be easily applied in classes with students.

It provides a wonderful approach that included ways to support nutrition, physical, and emotional support for mothers-to-be.

Tiffany T. from the Yoga Alliance website

I loved the training from MaYoga so much. It touched on so many facets of yoga, philosophy, ayurveda, pregnancy, and birth. The community circle and mentorship program were the icing on the cake!

Allison S.

While my certification through Ma Yoga was entirely online, I felt so connected to Jessica and those training with me. The zoom classes were informative and attending other prenatal classes through ma yoga was so helpful for me. The most helpful part was the ma yoga mentorship where I recorded myself teaching and was able to get feedback from an experienced teacher. I’m so grateful for all the knowledge I gained here!

Heather J.

The Format

Upon registration, you will get instant access to your trainings.

You can start the training self-paced, join us for the next live training – or both.

Go here for dates of upcoming live trainings.

The next live-streamed training begins in


A Deeper Look

18 hours

Learn to teach safe, strengthening and transformative prenatal yoga classes:

  • Learn to adjust poses physically and energetically for each trimester
  • Unlock themes to weave through every pose to deepen your students’ experience in class
  • Prepare mamas for labor and postpartum physically and mentally, helping them have an empowering “Ma” journey

12 hours

Support the body’s ability to heal injuries and conditions, especially for women’s bodies and lives:

  • Explore powerful alignment principles (the Five Sacred Steps) that will relieve healing on every level
  • Delve into common physical and emotional conditions during the 18 months around birth
  • Use breathing and subtle alignment shifts in poses to address anxiety, infertility, and more

12 hours

Simple but potent Ayurvedic practices to help busy women achieve radiant wellness:

  • Uncover how to use food as medicine for you and your family
  • Discover easy, accessible, and powerful Ayurvedic principles and nurturing practices to address today’s common issues
  • Explore ways to reconnect to your natural rhythms to help fulfill your highest potential

12 hours

An empowering birth journey guided by two birth and postpartum doulas and Certified Ma Yoga Teachers:

  • Learn non-judgmental, evidence-based pro’s and con’s of each choice and challenge
  • Discover mudras, meditations, and breathing practices to decrease fear and stress during labor, and stay connected to inner and outer strength
  • Prepare mama for a supported, healing, even blissful postpartum

One year, and ongoing if you choose to stay with us

  • 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 with free training on teaching Zoom prenatal (read more)

Small Print

  • We do not offer refunds because you have instant access to all trainings when you register, so please purchase carefully. You can apply credits towards other trainings and programs or gift it to someone else.
  • If you are getting your Ma Yoga / RPYT Prenatal Yoga Certification, you have one year from day one of your first live training to complete it. Trainings are offered at 2-3 times per year, and are always available self-paced.
  • You will have evergreen access to all of your videos and course materials as long as we are online – you can even re-take trainings live at no cost if you want a refresher.


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.

Yes. With modules in postnatal yoga as well as preschool yoga and postpartum healing, you will know exactly what and how to teach yoga to new moms.

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.

Still have questions?

Thank you for listening

a note from Jessica

Jessica Jennings, MS, founder Ma Yoga Prenatal Yoga Certification Program sitting in lotusAt the end of my Masters in Kinesiology with an emphasis on prenatal exercise, I was required to do a Clinical Study.

My professors advised me to find another topic, because there was so little research on it.

I went off to a yoga training and out of the blue that weekend I got a call from the Chief or OB/Gyn at Kaiser in Los Angeles.

She had just taken her first prenatal yoga class and could NOT believe how well it would prepare women for labor. She said she saw my “Corporate Yoga” brochure, she wanted to do a study on prenatal yoga, and “do you know anything about prenatal yoga?”

I told her that not only had I been teaching it for years – I was looking for a Clinical Study study to do on the subject.

To me, this is just another example of the seemingly magic synchronicities that happen when we follow our inner wisdom, or what I call our “Inner GPS.”

I hear this over and over from my trainees and teachers: when they are using these principles to align with their highest, most powerful, wise and nurturing “Ma” Self, the world seems to rise up in support.

Thank you for listening to that desire and finding your way here. If you are drawn to take this program, I encourage you to take this next step on your most meaningful life path.

Kaiser group visit program - Jessica Jennings, founder Ma Yoga Prenatal Yoga Certification ProgramI did end up doing my Clinical study at Kaiser. I developed and ran group visit and prenatal program at Kaiser where hundreds of mamas came together in groups to enjoy their medical visit along with yoga and education.

That’s me with my new baby – the second one from the left on the bottom!

In those six years I saw how life-changing the right kind of support, guidance and inspiration can be for pregnant women – and the study results confirmed it: 92% of our yoga visit patients would recommend Kaiser to family and friends if they’re pregnant, as opposed to 62% who had traditional, 1-on-1 prenatal care.

That’s when I created Ma Yoga® Pregnancy, Motherhood & Beyond.

I hope you’ll join us. Your mamas await…