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Reconnect to your "Ma" Self

The 85-hour Ma Yoga Prenatal Yoga Certification Program is about learning how to truly nurture yourself on and off-the-mat, so that you can embody your greatest possibilities.

Whether you’re pregnant with a baby or a vision for who you’re becoming, the practices and principles you’ll learn will help you birth what wants to be born into the world through you in the most meaningful, empowering, authentic way.

We’re all about letting you do it YOUR way, with nurturing support throughout your journey. 

Whether you join us live with us on Zoom, you watch the videos self-paced, or you prefer a combination of both, we’re here to help you confidently, joyfully guide and inspire moms and moms-to-be.

You’ll be part of a growing, global community whose mission it is to make the world a better place – one mama at a time.

It's not too late to join us.

The moment you register, you can get started with our training videos.

You’ll also be on the roster for our live training. If you can’t make it to any sessions, you’ll get an email that evening with a link to the video.

This program is designed to fit into the life of busy nurturers of people and projects.

Our intention is NOT to add stress to your life – but rather to teach you co-creative practices and principles that will help you feel more calm, grounded, and joyful even as you share them with the world.

What's included in the Ma Yoga Prenatal Yoga Certification Program:

A Comprehensive, In-Depth Training in Yoga for Women 

The Yoga of Pregnancy & Postpartum (18-hours)

($447 Value)

The Yoga of Healing for Women (12-hours)

($447 Value)

Mayurveda: Self-Care for Busy Women (12-hours)

($447 Value)

The Yoga of Birth (12-hours)

($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 our highest level Ma Collective Membership

Monthly Masterclasses with women’s wellness experts

($600 Value)

Nurturing Business Coaching with Jessica

($600 Value)

Saturday Alignment Therapy Workshops

($600 Value)

Unlimited access to 300+ Ma Yoga Anytime videos

($300 Value)

+ Personal Coaching

Personal guidance and feedback


Private online training “Circles”


An opportunity to learn to teach online on our platform


Total Value: $14,155

You Pay: $1,297

or choose payment plan: pay only $357 now, 

plus three more monthly payments of $357

Additional requirements for Prenatal Yoga Certification:

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 haven’t taken a regular yoga training, we recommend you take this training first as it will give you fundamental alignment principles that will help you in any future trainings or teaching you do.
  • Trainings can be purchased separately here for Continuing Education

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

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


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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Thank you so much 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.

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

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.

I am so thankful for the prenatal yoga training through Ma Yoga. I have completed a handful of other certification trainings and I believe this content was by far the most in depth.

I love how well rounded the training was. Many trainings feel like they are doing the bare minimum to meet the requirements and feel like a hustle to get teachers in and out the door.

I felt like this training was created from a true heart to support women on the deepest level and for generations to come. The intention and heart-filled teachings were evident in every step of the training.

Rachael C.

I feel confident and prepared to teach prenatal & postnatal yoga after completing the Ma Yoga Teacher Training. Not only have I learned how to plan classes for pregnant students, but I have learned how to create supportive spaces to assist students on their journeys into parenthood.

Angela B. from The Yoga Alliance website

Jessica is a treasure. Her knowledge of and passion for prenatal yoga is contagious! She worked very hard to help me overcome some health issues so that I could complete the program.

Kelly B.

My back is happy. I don’t intend to teach prenatal, more to suggest asanas that can help postpartum mamas. But I will be more “bossy” in my teaching, as well as in my life. Clearer boundaries, more assertive.

I loved your joy, your passion, your knowledge. I really appreciated how you commented on our teachings. You were respectful, positive and uplifting. That hasn’t always been my experience. Thank you for that.


For more testimonials, click here.

Ma Yoga Prenatal Yoga Certification Program Format

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

You can start the training self-paced, and you’ll also be on the roster for all of the below trainings.

Can’t make it to a session? You’ll get an email that evening with a link to the video so you can stay with us.

Can’t make it for the whole training? No worries – we’ll put you on the roster for the next one! We offer each one at least twice a year.

Go here for dates of upcoming live trainings.

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

Understand how to use yoga to heal injuries and conditions, especially for women’s changing bodies:

  • 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

Incorporate simple but powerful Ayurvedic practices that support 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

Go on an empowering birth journey guided by two birth and postpartum doulas/ Certified Ma Yoga Teachers:

  • Explore non-judgmental, evidence-based pro’s and con’s of each choice
  • 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 of the instant access you get to all of our trainings and materials, so please purchase carefully. You can get credit towards other trainings and program, or gift any programs 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 (exceptions made for new moms). 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.


Still have questions about prenatal yoga certification?

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

If you prefer to be live on Zoom but you get busy during the training, just reach out and we’ll put you on the roster for the next one.

Yes, the Ma Yoga Prenatal Yoga Certification (RPYT) Program was created in collaboration with Yoga Alliance in 2012. This means if you have your RYT, this program fulfills the requirements for your RPYT Certification.

You don’t need any previous training or experience to take this course, and get all the tools you need to start teaching mamas.

While you can’t get the RPYT letters after your name unless you have your RYT, you can say you are Ma Yoga Certified, and to anyone who is familiar with prenatal yoga trainings this means the highest quality.

If you do decide to do a regular training in the future, you’ll have a leg up as you will learn foundational alignment principles that will help you in any trainings or teaching you do.

If you do 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.

If you feel drawn to teaching prenatal yoga, we highly recommend that you start with this training as the principles you learn are easier to learn first, as a basis for all yoga practices.

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 to enjoy Ma Collective Membership with monthly Masterclasses, business coaching, yoga and tons of resources for studying and teaching.

Yes. With modules in Mom + Baby 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:

Requirements not included: 

  • six prenatal yoga classes ($50-ish with your Ma Member discount) 
  • $50 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.

There’s a short quiz at the end of each session that you take to get credit, whether you were there live or you watched the video.

Either way, you can be part of the ongoing conversation in our training Circles.

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.

You can even hop in live again – we love to see you!

Once you join the Ma Yoga community, you’re part of it as long as you want to be.

All the materials are available and since they’re changing all the time, you can keep learning by watching new sessions you’re interested in.

You can choose to teach online prenatal yoga classes with us and have quarterly gatherings where we share ways to expand your impact. Plus, you get free Ma Collective Membership, which includes monthly Masterclasses, business coaching, all of our live yoga classes and Ma Yoga Anytime.

Even if you don’t end up teaching with us, you will have the opportunity to stay on as a Ma Collective Member at the same low cost that regular members pay, as long as you join as a trainee.

We love continuing to support you on your “Ma” path, whatever that may be!

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 in content and technical elements.

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

We believe we can all make a bigger impact when we offer our gifts together.

Teaching with Ma Yoga means you have a nurturing community supporting you as you expand your reach.

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.

Many yoga studios will require that you have your RPYT, but if you want your own Mama Circle or you just want to share these practices and principles with clients, you’ll be more than ready.

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.

For testimonials, click here.

Thank you for following your "Inner GPS" to the Ma Yoga Prenatal Yoga Certification Program!

a note from Jessica

Jessica Jennings, MS, founder Ma Yoga Prenatal Yoga Certification Program sitting in lotus

Thank you for wanting the tools to help moms and moms-to-be, and for finding your way to the most comprehensive prenatal yoga certification program available online.

Kaiser group visit program - Jessica Jennings, founder Ma Yoga Prenatal Yoga Certification ProgramIt all started for me at Kaiser Permanente, where I completed my Masters with a program called “Pregnancy in Balance”. 

You can see me in front with my baby who’s in yellow.
: )

In those six years I realized how life-changing it can be when women get the right kind of support and guidance in the transition to motherhood.

When it was done, I knew what I wanted to do.

In 2009, Ma Yoga® Pregnancy, Motherhood & Beyond was born.

And the rest is a history of Mama Circles popping up all around the world! I hope you’ll join us for this transformative Ma journey…