Testimonials

Ma Yoga Classes

Present, just for you

Jessica is always there open and willing to help mothers and students with free alignment classes. Present, just for you.

Marea M. – from our Google listing
I can’t recommend Ma Yoga enough

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.

Geetanjali D. – from our Google listing
felt taken care of

I felt taken care of during Daho’s class!

She had a soothing voice and clear directions with encouragements.

I felt inspired to continue learning.

Shadman H.
excellent!!

My first class with Daho was excellent!

I really enjoyed using the block in a variety of ways from on the mat to the wall and in a chair.

I also learned a new way of standing up from h/k’s on the mat using the blocks so they are keeping the legs hugging in and protecting the pubic symphysis.

Kim S.
felt amazing

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.

Geetanjali D.
feel much less pain

Daho took time to understand my pain points and targeted postures and asanas that will help relieve my pain.

She kept checking on me throughout the session to make sure I was comfortable and doing ok.

After the session, the strain and stress that built up in my lower body was released to a great extent and I feel much less pain than what I had before the session.

Geetanjali D.
So Nice

Angela’s class was so nice and made me feel more centered with great use of her cueing!

Jessea W.
wonderful instructor

Daho was professional, kind, and super patient! As a mom-to-be, I get anxious so easily – she was just so kind, caring and eliminated all my worries by chatting and helping me get back to the yoga zone.

Xu H.
So much fun

Melanie is amazing, I felt welcoming and love her cues. I enjoyed the class, learned, and practiced new ways on how to incorporate chair yoga in my daily life. After taking this class, I felt more positive, strong, and energetic.

Belinda J.
Amazing asanas

I was engaged right away with such amazing asanas. Such poses are very helpful in which it prepares us during and before going into labor. Rachelle is an amazing instructor that cares about her students and her class is very welcoming.

Belinda J.
Great instructor

Great instructor.

Belinda J.
More aligned

I finished Ash’s class with a clear mind and my body felt more open, more aligned, and energized to face the rest of the day!

She started with a thoughtful meditation which I appreciated–it helped me let go of the rest of my day. Definitely recommend!

Marisa H.
Love getting insights

I love getting insights into different practices and how we can connect and learn from them and our surroundings. Every single class has been wholesome for my mind body soul and baby! I have truly found a wonderful teacher in Daho and I try not to miss her classes.

Salonee S.
Relaxed and empowered

I come away from Melanie’s class feeling strong, relaxed, and empowered. It’s physical therapy for pregnant people. Move your body! It will thank you.

Janet B.
calm my body, soul

I love Ma yoga classes, they’re exactly what I want to calm my body, soul and mind.

Highly recommend these classes and all the trainers are so experienced and empathetic.

Spandana J
I love them

Jessica’s Saturday class has gone a long way in helping me relieve my low back pain and understand how the parts of my body fit together.

I really appreciate her focus on alignment and breath along with her explanations of the mechanics of the body. She is the best!

Gary K. – from our Google listing
loved all of the teachers

I have loved all of the teachers I have met in these classes. They each take the time to get to know each person and their needs and then tailor the classes to those needs.

There is a great balance between mind and body and a lot of great pregnancy advice and knowledge!

Shana K. – from our Google listing
Best thing that i found

Best thing that I found during my pregnancy is Ma Yoga!

Since they have an everyday class option for prenatal yoga, it’s a great option to be able to attend whichever day you want to attend.

Aysegul B. – from our Google listing
my body has never felt better

I absolutely love Ma Yoga! I’ve been taking the prenatal classes since my second trimester and it has made my pregnancy a dream. I really enjoy getting to connect with other mom’s who are going through similar experiences at the beginning of each class and my body has never felt better.

When I first started I had terrible sciatica pain and before I knew it the pain was completely gone and my body still feels amazing, even now at 38 weeks!

I am so grateful to have found these classes and I know they are a big reason why I’ve felt so strong and confident throughout this pregnancy. I highly recommend!! It’s a 5/5 experience for sure.

Amanda B.
Saturday morning class is a joy

Jessica’s non-prenatal Saturday morning class is a joy! Her focus on alignment has gone a long way to improve my new sciatica injury. She is extremely knowledgeable, patient, encouraging and fun. It is a great way to start the weekend.

Gary K.
Impact of one class

Thank you so much again for providing these tailored classes and community.

I told my therapist about it too because of the impact one class and your attentiveness had. It’s amazing. Thank you for this beautiful space and service.

Erica P.
actually thought about yoga class during labor

Thank you for all the great classes, it was really excellent to feel strong and confident throughout my pregnancy.

I actually thought about yoga class during labor!

Something you said a few times along the lines of not being afraid about what might happen during labor, just thinking “is that happening right now”… thank you for putting that idea into a more usable phrase.

Liza C.
it was great

I took the free class with Viviana on Wednesday and it was great so I am really excited to continue the practice.

Sonal G.
in excellent hands

From the moment I began yoga with you, I knew immediately I was in excellent hands! You and the other teachers have taught me so much, not only yoga but most importantly how to really relax.

Jessica, you are such a caring and beautiful person and I’m so amazed by what you do!

Thank you for helping me achieve being pain free which allowed me to enjoy the remainder of my pregnancy.

Sari D.
welcomed and supported

Having lost 2 previous pregnancies, I wanted to be extra cautious in my practice and exercise. I was welcomed and supported in every way.

The instructors have been wonderful! These caring instructors are full of ideas on how to modify poses.

 

Jenn R.
Enjoyed the hour of moving, stretching, and centering

I was glad to be able to finally come to a class now that they’re online!

I am going to keep coming…my body really enjoyed the hour of moving, stretching, and centering.

Jelena P.
Actually loved the class

I actually loved the class. I say actually because, as you know, yoga has never been my “thing” and computer stuff is also not my “thing” but Jess!

THANK YOU!

I’ve been walking around for 5 weeks with such pain in my knee/leg and all the alignment work in your Fundamentals class made me feel SO much better!

Sue B.
Best online yoga class I’ve attended

[Ma Yoga for Anyone] was so wonderful! It was the best online yoga class I’ve attended.

Thank you for sharing your energy and beautiful ma presence to help us move energy.

 

Dr. Carley C.
Virtual classes saving my life

Awesome! Thank you so much! The virtual classes have been saving my life and I truly love these classes.

 

Laurie S.
Wiped

Thank you for the Ma Yoga for Anyone class this morning. I am sooo wiped out I can’t believe it! Feels great.

 

Gary K.
Wonderful gift

Thank you so much for your wonderful gift of [Ma Yoga for Anyone] today. My legs are still shaking but I feel less anxious.

You are amazing!! Can’t thank you enough for your encouragement to join you this morning.

I needed it emotionally and physically.

 

Rosibel R.
Live online class was great

The live online class was great! The teacher was very friendly and knowledgeable and made sure to incorporate moves based off of the body aches we all had, so it was a great class… I will definitely be back.

Kayla C.
calming after a busy day

I took a class with Haley, and I would like to do it again.

It was relaxing and calming after a busy day, even with my daughter around.

Thank you, Hayley.

Rasha A.
attentive

Jessica is attentive and intuitive.

Her presence and feedback set me on my way to feeling better in no time!

Highly recommend Ma Yoga.

Kat F. from our Google listing
calm my body, soul

I love Ma yoga classes, they’re exactly what I want to calm my body, soul and mind.

Highly recommend these classes and all the trainers are so experienced and empathetic.

Spandana J
such a rewarding experience

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.

Sara L.
loved her attitude and the class

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.

Sarah T.
talented teacher

Jessica Jennings is a talented teacher, and she comes with both nursing and alignment expertise.

You are in very good hands when you take her class!

Saron O.
very welcoming

Whether you’ve done Yoga a lot before, or you have never tried it, Jessica is very welcoming and an excellent 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.

Linda E.
the best thing in my life

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!

Danielle S.
helped soothe my nerves

Last night’s class helped soothe my nerves and bring me back to center.

The instructor was not only fantastic, she was kind, compassionate and informative about all things birth related.

Thanks Ma Yoga – I’ll be spending the rest of my pregnancy (and beyond) with you!

Jane H.
calming voice

During my pregnancy Rachelle was my savior! It was my first baby, and my first time doing yoga.

I used so many techniques during my labor and they actually helped! I could hear her calming voice in my ear during contractions. There aren’t any words to express my gratitude for her class.

Noemi
saved my sanity

Ma Yoga classes prenatal yoga classes saved my sanity in my third trimester.

I didn’t start prenatal yoga until I was around 7 months pregnant, and the class allowed me to carve out time to focus on my own wellbeing as well as my baby’s.

Kathy B.
attentive to different people’s bodies

I find that the exercises are really helpful for pregnancy and for labor prep.

Plus the teachers are really attentive to different people’s bodies and their varying needs based on belly size and stage of pregnancy.

Fatimah
feel more grounded

On Wednesdays, I feel less physical pain, I always feel more grounded.

It’s easier to attend all the needs of my kids.

Your class is truly nurturing my soul and my body.

Judit
honored and grateful

Melanie, everything you taught me over the past six months came into play and helped prepare me for that wonderful night.

I will never be able to fully express how honored and grateful I feel for all the wisdom you shared with me as I took your class.

Brookelin
invaluable part of my pregnancy

My Ma Yoga prenatal yoga class was an invaluable part of my pregnancy.

I know my baby and I became stronger, and flourished because of your instruction!

Wendy O.
amazing class

Thanks for caring so much and for your amazing class Melanie!

All the techniques I learned and practiced in your yoga class also helped me to achieve this birth.

Marc H.
sciatica pain is so much better

Learning so much, and my sciatica pain is so much better since I started taking prenatal classes.

Thank you so much🙏

Tara J.
my lower back rarely hurts anymore

When I told a friend that my lower back started hurting, she recommended prenatal yoga.

I found Ma Yoga online and started taking Ma Yoga classes virtually.

Wow, my lower back rarely hurts anymore! I also appreciate the chance to hear what other pregnant participants are experiencing at the start of each class.

J.P.S.
Love her prenatal yoga classes

It has helped me get back my strength and feel like myself again during pregnancy.

Overall, I have seen significant improvement in my ongoing back & chest pain as well.

I feel very relaxed and flexible after each class and plan to continue it through out my pregnancy.

Anshima R.
I literally reared up

I finally didn’t feel so alone in the journey and I learned so much about what I can do during labor.

I literally reared up.

Thank you Ma Yoga.

Erika L.
flourished

Yoga has relieved the discomfort and the aches of pregnancy and made the experience more enjoyable.

It has made me aware of simple things I can correct on a daily basis to relieve common pregnancy symptoms.

I learn something new every week.

Melissa C.
that wonderful night

Melanie, everything you taught me over the past six months came into play and helped prepare me for that wonderful night.

I will never be able to fully express how honored and grateful I feel for all the wisdom you shared with me as I took your class, but my husband, my mother, and I agree that it all played into my ability to stay focused and have a wonderful child birth experience.

Alex T.
Healthy, strong and empowered

My prenatal class with Ma Yoga 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!!

Vicky V.
love love love

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”!!!! 🙂

Kate F.
Best thing I could have done for myself

I started going to Ma Yoga when I was 16 weeks pregnant.  It was the best thing I could have done for myself!

Prenatal yoga helped a lot with the normal aches and pains of pregnancy.

I felt myself getting stronger and overall feeling much better each time I went.  It also helped me deal with the stress of being pregnant.

Kristin L.
all choices are embraced

These yoga classes are great. I often walk in feeling like my back and hips are all out of whack and then walk out feeling *amazing*.

I love the community here too – it’s a very supportive place.

All choices are embraced and that feels really nice.

Lyra K.
class was like a lifeline

I just wanted to drop you a line and express my gratitude for the confidence you’ve inspired in me as I approach labor. Your class was like a lifeline, with your words of wisdom echoing through me as I approach the big day and beyond!

Additionally, the learning and insightful instruction I’ve received has led to a much more comfortable last month than I anticipated.

Angie W.
he loves doing yoga with mommy

Thank you again for another great class. You don’t know how much I love coming every week.

Not only is it nice to finally “move” my body, but I love being able to connect with Grayson.

And he loves doing yoga with mommy too!

Jennifer W.
challenging but gentle

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.

Tiffany F.
I’ll never forget it

I can’t tell you enough how much yoga helped me, not only through my pregnancy, but also through labor.

I know that it made all the difference for my health, and also for my body & mind through pregnancy and when I was laboring and pushing.

Can’t thank you guys enough!

Lilly-Jade
yoga definitely changed my life

I am so thankful for my experience with yoga and I am so excited to continue my practice now that my baby is here.

I love having dedicated ‘me time’ in the calendar. Yoga definitely changed my life.

I am more at peace with myself now than I ever have been before.

Kelley L.
Knowledgeable and confident

The instructors are knowledgeable and confident.

I only wish I found this when I was pregnant!

Leilani W.
Individualized, calming, balancing

Love Ma Yoga!

It’s individualized, calming, balancing, strengthening and nurturing…

for both body and the nervous 1st-time mom soul.

Kristina D.
Exactly what I needed

Ma Yoga was exactly what I needed!

I always felt a lot better after class than before, more relaxed and with less aches and pains.

I highly recommend Ma Yoga to any pregnant woman, but especially yoga-nitwits like me who need some extra reassurance and support.

Trynke DeJong
Present, just for you

Jessica is always there open and willing to help mothers and students with free alignment classes. Present, just for you.

Marea M. – from our Google listing
calming after a busy day

I took a class with Haley, and I would like to do it again.

It was relaxing and calming after a busy day, even with my daughter around.

Thank you, Hayley.

Rasha A.
attentive

Jessica is attentive and intuitive.

Her presence and feedback set me on my way to feeling better in no time!

Highly recommend Ma Yoga.

Kat F. from our Google listing
so helpful!

Thank you so much for these practices Jessica!! The shoulder one was so helpful!

I have several joints that extend beyond range of motion and when some teachers give alignment queues and I follow them literally, I go too far.

I really appreciate that your alignment queues help account for this issue — as I suspect a good percentage of yogis have hypermobile joints…

Christine W.
I can’t recommend Ma Yoga enough

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.

Geetanjali D. – from our Google listing
felt taken care of

I felt taken care of during Daho’s class!

She had a soothing voice and clear directions with encouragements.

I felt inspired to continue learning.

Shadman H.
excellent!!

My first class with Daho was excellent!

I really enjoyed using the block in a variety of ways from on the mat to the wall and in a chair.

I also learned a new way of standing up from h/k’s on the mat using the blocks so they are keeping the legs hugging in and protecting the pubic symphysis.

Kim S.
felt amazing

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.

Geetanjali D.
feel much less pain

Daho took time to understand my pain points and targeted postures and asanas that will help relieve my pain.

She kept checking on me throughout the session to make sure I was comfortable and doing ok.

After the session, the strain and stress that built up in my lower body was released to a great extent and I feel much less pain than what I had before the session.

Geetanjali D.
So Nice

Angela’s class was so nice and made me feel more centered with great use of her cueing!

Jessea W.
wonderful instructor

Daho was professional, kind, and super patient! As a mom-to-be, I get anxious so easily – she was just so kind, caring and eliminated all my worries by chatting and helping me get back to the yoga zone.

Xu H.
So much fun

Melanie is amazing, I felt welcoming and love her cues. I enjoyed the class, learned, and practiced new ways on how to incorporate chair yoga in my daily life. After taking this class, I felt more positive, strong, and energetic.

Belinda J.
Amazing asanas

I was engaged right away with such amazing asanas. Such poses are very helpful in which it prepares us during and before going into labor. Rachelle is an amazing instructor that cares about her students and her class is very welcoming.

Belinda J.
Great instructor

Great instructor.

Belinda J.
More aligned

I finished Ash’s class with a clear mind and my body felt more open, more aligned, and energized to face the rest of the day!

She started with a thoughtful meditation which I appreciated–it helped me let go of the rest of my day. Definitely recommend!

Marisa H.
Love getting insights

I love getting insights into different practices and how we can connect and learn from them and our surroundings. Every single class has been wholesome for my mind body soul and baby! I have truly found a wonderful teacher in Daho and I try not to miss her classes.

Salonee S.
Grounding

So enjoyed my first class with Melanie! Loved the chair series we did this evening….amazing! And grounding. Thank you!

Mo F.
calm my body, soul

I love Ma yoga classes, they’re exactly what I want to calm my body, soul and mind.

Highly recommend these classes and all the trainers are so experienced and empathetic.

Spandana J
definitely recommend

Had my first free class and it was amazing!

Small group and Jessica helps you adjust your positions. Would definitely recommend! 😄

Kim P.
gently moves

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!

Abby L. – from our Google listing
depth and compassion

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 a class with Jessica.

Sensei April – from our Google Listing
extensive knowledge of alignment

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.

Heather K. – from our Google Listing
by far the best

I have taken many different yoga classes and these are by far the best.

I highly recommend Melanie for pregnancy yoga. She explains everything clearly and brings you into deep concentration during class.

Also, she knows a lot about pregnancy and birth and it’s very calming hearing her advice.

Ana H. – from our Google listing
LOVE IT!

LOVE IT! The teachers are always super loving and caring even though there are on the other side of the screen.

I met Ash earlier this week and she was teaching from Greece!!! The audio was perfect, no issues whatsoever, even though she was outdoors!

I loved her energy, her flow, she truly listened to me and another mommy and shared some wisdom on the yoga mat to attend to our needs on that day.

I particularly was having a headache and didn’t think I could do it.

Ash didn’t push me at all, she just allowed me to be there and join as I felt like it. Well, I ended up feeling great and the headache was gone!

Yoga with Marycarmen – from our Google listing
empowering and centering class

I am 38 weeks pregnant and I have been taking prenatal yoga with Lindy Ker. She is an amazing teacher.

She teaches a well-balanced intuitive, empowering, and centering class. I feel strong, confident, and alert after her classes.

I highly recommend Ma Yoga Living and taking a class with Lindy Ker.

Tara Z. – from our Google listing
such a soothing voice

I enjoyed the yoga class with Ash.

She has such a soothing voice and explains step by step.

Maureen S. – from our Google listing
class was amazing

Heather’s class was amazing.

She was warm and welcoming…the cues were so helpful; the flow and sequencing of the class was just what I needed.

She has a warm and welcoming presence – even thru zoom, you could feel her connection to those of us in the class. I will enjoy another class with her for sure!!

Nancy W. – from our Google listing
great teacher

Heather K. is a great teacher! I really enjoyed the Yoga for Busy Moms class she held today.

I loved her authentic voice, playful/not too serious class — I noticed myself smiling throughout the practice.

Loved the gratitude/body scan meditation at the beginning and the closing Om, focusing on taking the vibrations with me throughout the day.

Ashley M. – from our Google listing
staying in the present moment

Heather led a nice class working to make “Breath with movement and staying in the present moment the goal over personal perfection” as her theme.

The class flowed nicely and Heather’s cueing was easy to understand.

I felt the Warrior poses were challenging in their hold time which was good as contractions are going to hang around for a while as well. Feeling that intensity and getting through it is great prep for labor.

 

Jeanne D. – from our Google listing
Daho is awesome

Daho is awesome. I had the free class with her and I liked practicing prenatal yoga that day itself.

I always wait for Wednesday when I can work out with her.

She customizes poses based on your week of pregnancy, pays attention to how are you doing, corrects them and the best part is you don’t feel tired after the class.

Aakansha B. – from our Google listing
easy to follow

Enjoyed Heather Kampf’s Friday class! Heather demonstrates poses so that it is easy to follow her instructions; she also checks closely to see that I am in the correct position on the mat so I get the most out of each pose.

Donna C.
she sets such an empowering, loving, supportive tone

Every week, I look forward to my prenatal yoga time with Ash. She is an absolutely wonderful teacher and she sets such an empowering, loving, supportive tone to each and every class. She always infuses each session with an intention, a piece of wisdom, or a quote/thought and it’s a powerful way to connect to our bodies, movement, our babies, and the world around us. So thankful I found Ash! 5/5 stars for class every single time.

Anna C.
Hayley is a wonderful teacher

Hayley is a wonderful teacher, very sweet. I really disconnected and relaxed with her.

Jeanne B.
So calming

I thoroughly enjoyed my yoga class with Heather Johnson. Taking class with her was so calming and helped me with making more space for baby.

She checks in and explains the poses really well. I could tell she really enjoys teaching and connecting with her students.

I 100% recommend taking one of her classes!

Joanna R.
felt so relaxed

Lindy is an amazing instructor. I felt so relaxed after and less tensed.

She was also so caring, attentive and took time to talk to each student to know them more.

Bonita C.
Such a great class

Such a great class! This was after a year of not doing any yoga and Kathy was amazing. Very personable and welcoming and friendly. I will definitely be attending more of her classes. Thank you!

Kayla C.
focused and calm

I participated in Kathy’s prenatal class today as a mom with a dog, toddler and 4 month old while I was trying to wrap up a work call. Kathy didn’t blink an eye.

I can’t believe how focused and calm Kathy was while not only guiding me but a handful of others. Her voice was calm and soothing and her flow was natural. I could get up leave and join back in with ease. Great job Kathy.

Thanks for helping this mom through whatever kind of yoga practice I can get!

Stephanie G.
loved Kathy’s affirmations

I really loved Kathy’s affirmations around power and continuous encouragement of the mamas and their strength. It was great to practice strengthening muscles during the 1 minute time to prepare for contractions and labor.

I really enjoyed doing cat/cow throughout the practice in between shapes and poses before going back into downward dog. The whole practice felt really good in my body.

The mantra at the end was beautiful as well: “All that matters is that my baby is healthy and that I am healthy”. Great class!

Jessie B.
amazing

The feeling that these amazing ladies, especially dear Melanie, give to pregnant women with pure love, care, peace and knowledge is priceless.

Jessie
abSOULutely fabulous classes

I took two abSOULutely fabulous classes today!

Lindy was my first class after a long hiatus, she was so soothing and healing for me. I went in feeling rusty and a bit “off”, I left class feeling safe and nurtured. Melanie’s class was also exceptional; her pelvic openers really soothed my lower back; it is tingling now in a state of ultimate relief!

Nina R.
techniques i learned and practiced

Thanks for caring so much and for your amazing class Melanie!

All the techniques I learned and practiced in your yoga class also helped me to achieve this birth.

Patty
Confident calming teacher

Great class with Hayley! She is a confident calming teacher. I really enjoyed her flow and the pace of the whole class.

Savannah F.
learned so much about healthy pregnancy

Rachelle’s prenatal yoga class saved my sanity in my third trimester. I didn’t start prenatal yoga until I was around 7 months pregnant, and the class allowed me to carve out time to focus on my own wellbeing as well as my baby’s.

I learned so much about healthy pregnancy and from Rachelle and the other women in the class. The breathing techniques also came in super handy for pain management during labor and delivery.

Heidi S.
Rachelle was my savior

During my pregnancy Rachelle was my savior! It was my first baby, and my first time doing yoga.

I used so many techniques during my labor and they actually helped! I could hear her calming voice in my ear during contractions. There aren’t any words to express my gratitude for her class.

Kadijah W.
sciatica so much better

Thank you so much for recommending me to take Melanie’s and Rachel’s classes.

Learning so much from them and my sciatica pain is so much better since I started taking prenatal classes.  Thank you so much.

 

Seno R.
Key source of support

Jessica is so warm and supportive, with detailed knowledge of the body. She quickly became a key source of support throughout my pregnancy, helping me prepare for the biggest change of my life.

I have recently returned to Mommy and me yoga with my 7 month old and it felt like coming home. I can’t tell you how blissed out I felt all week after yoga. Truly the most amazing yoga class I have taken – such a nurturing and safe space.

In good hands

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!

Labe I.
I had a wonderful experience!

I had a wonderful experience with Rachelle during my pregnancy. She is extremely knowledgable about prenatal yoga and goes above and beyond to make sure you get the answers you are looking for during this precious time.

I would highly recommend her class!

Brooke D.
Incredible Instructor!

Rachelle is an INCREDIBLE instructor! I would not have gotten through my pregnancy without her.

Ilana N.
Beams warmth

Rachelle is so knowledgeable and welcoming and I am so thrilled my sister told me about this gem! She beams warmth and passion for what she does.

She’s an incredible resource and she’s very attentive to everyone’s movement within the class.

I’m very excited that I found Rachelle and this class so early in my pregnancy so that I can make it a part of the rest of my journey.

Barri S.
F-ing Awesome

That class was f-ing awesome. I feel so much better!!!!!

You are an amazing teacher Jessica. Your ability to explain is crazy good.

Erica B.
Take a moment and breathe

I just want to take a quick minute to thank you SO much for these classes, Jess.  I REALLY look forward to them.

Not only can i feel my (now plumper) body strengthening, but I have noticed that when I am stressed I have a hard time breathing deeply.

Anyway, your class, the breathing and mostly YOU have helped me realize what that is and learn to take a moment and breathe.  I REALLY appreciate it.  Truly.

Gina S.
Feel confident

Colleen’s prenatal yoga class is amazing!

There’s plenty of repetition of postures for those who aren’t familiar with doing yoga to feel confident in what you are doing but enough variation for the experienced yogis to not feel like it’s routine.

Samantha
Calm and helpful advice

Jamie is an incredible teacher, with so much calm and helpful advice…wonderful all around!

Tasha V.
Been so happy

I really like Rachelle’s class because I find that the exercises she focuses on are really helpful for pregnancy and for labor prep, plus she’s really attentive to different people’s bodies and their varying needs based on belly size and stage of pregnancy.

It’s also cool because she’s a doula so her insights to birthing and labor have been really valuable.

A.R.

Membership

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Really loved the Masterclasses

I was catching up on watching all of the masterclasses and have really loved them. I have taken so many notes and wish I could share the videos with everyone I know that has babies or plans to. Having this information as a yoga teacher has made me feel confident and capable.

Rachael C.
calm my body, soul

I love Ma yoga classes, they’re exactly what I want to calm my body, soul and mind.

Highly recommend these classes and all the trainers are so experienced and empathetic.

Spandana J
depth and compassion

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 a class with Jessica.

Sensei April – from our Google Listing
by far the best

I have taken many different yoga classes and these are by far the best.

I highly recommend Melanie for pregnancy yoga. She explains everything clearly and brings you into deep concentration during class.

Also, she knows a lot about pregnancy and birth and it’s very calming hearing her advice.

Ana H. – from our Google listing
calming voice

During my pregnancy Rachelle was my savior! It was my first baby, and my first time doing yoga.

I used so many techniques during my labor and they actually helped! I could hear her calming voice in my ear during contractions. There aren’t any words to express my gratitude for her class.

Noemi
knowledgeable and welcoming

Rachelle is so knowledgeable and welcoming and I am so thrilled my sister told me about this gem!

She beams warmth and passion for what she does.

Amanda C.
feel more grounded

On Wednesdays, I feel less physical pain, I always feel more grounded.

It’s easier to attend all the needs of my kids.

Your class is truly nurturing my soul and my body.

Judit
abSOULutely fabulous classes

I took two abSOULutely fabulous classes today!

Lindy was my first class after a long hiatus, she was so soothing and healing for me. I went in feeling rusty and a bit “off”, I left class feeling safe and nurtured. Melanie’s class was also exceptional; her pelvic openers really soothed my lower back; it is tingling now in a state of ultimate relief!

Nina R.
Confident calming teacher

Great class with Hayley! She is a confident calming teacher. I really enjoyed her flow and the pace of the whole class.

Savannah F.
Best thing I could have done for myself

I started going to Ma Yoga when I was 16 weeks pregnant.  It was the best thing I could have done for myself!

Prenatal yoga helped a lot with the normal aches and pains of pregnancy.

I felt myself getting stronger and overall feeling much better each time I went.  It also helped me deal with the stress of being pregnant.

Kristin L.
challenging but gentle

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.

Tiffany F.
I’ll never forget it

I can’t tell you enough how much yoga helped me, not only through my pregnancy, but also through labor.

I know that it made all the difference for my health, and also for my body & mind through pregnancy and when I was laboring and pushing.

Can’t thank you guys enough!

Lilly-Jade
yoga definitely changed my life

I am so thankful for my experience with yoga and I am so excited to continue my practice now that my baby is here.

I love having dedicated ‘me time’ in the calendar. Yoga definitely changed my life.

I am more at peace with myself now than I ever have been before.

Kelley L.
Beams warmth

Rachelle is so knowledgeable and welcoming and I am so thrilled my sister told me about this gem! She beams warmth and passion for what she does.

She’s an incredible resource and she’s very attentive to everyone’s movement within the class.

I’m very excited that I found Rachelle and this class so early in my pregnancy so that I can make it a part of the rest of my journey.

Barri S.
A Gift from the Universe!

Thanks so much for developing this program and making it accessible online! I loved that it was so specifically tailored to the needs of pregnant women and moms. To be honest, I forget how I even heard about the program. Obviously a gift from the universe!

Cate H.
Tough to find good prenatal

Colleen’s yoga class is wonderful! She is a terrific yoga instructor. It’s tough to find a good prenatal videos -hers are the best. You will feel better- more balanced!

Jo F.
Huge benefit to my life

When I saw the online Membership that offers a community, advice and videos I immediately signed up.

I’ve watched a couple videos… great success in reducing lower back pain!!!!

I think this will be a huge benefit to my life as well as my baby.

Anna G.
I wouldn’t be painting right now if I hadn’t done Happy Back

I honestly wouldn’t be painting right now if I hadn’t taken Happy Back.

Jessica walks you through each step so it’s so easy. Now I do simple things to change how I’m standing while I’m doing my work, and I’m pain free.

At night I do the Rescue Poses just because they feel so good and relaxing.

Michelle R.
Immensely Helpful and Reassuring

I loved that it was broken down into small sections, and that it was a combination of videos, reading material and assignments. I printed out a few of the PDFs and keep them in my meditation spot. I really enjoyed the guided meditation about stepping out of the river. The program was immensely helpful and reassuring to me.

Karen D.
Totally changed how I breathe

Love the side and back rib inhale! Totally changed how I breathe and how I will teach deep breathing during meditation!

Joanne B.
The brevity makes it doable

This has been great for me! I’m very happy to say I’ve actually done this every day since you first posted this session, and usually in the mornings (which I didn’t think I’d be able to because I am NOT a morning person).

But the brevity of it really makes it doable for me, a usually non-exercise-liking sort of person.

Colleen F.
Individualized, calming, balancing

Love Ma Yoga!

It’s individualized, calming, balancing, strengthening and nurturing…

for both body and the nervous 1st-time mom soul.

Kristina D.
I love its flexibility

I want to say how much I appreciate the thoughtfulness of the Ma Yoga program!

I love its flexibility, and the mix of focus and intensity.

My first video was a simple 15-minute moon salutation and, on a night where something longer felt overwhelming, having that option to do just a little helped so much.

Colleen Fitzimmons
Been so happy

I really like Rachelle’s class because I find that the exercises she focuses on are really helpful for pregnancy and for labor prep, plus she’s really attentive to different people’s bodies and their varying needs based on belly size and stage of pregnancy.

It’s also cool because she’s a doula so her insights to birthing and labor have been really valuable.

A.R.
After my son went to bed

When I became pregnant a second time, as a working mom with a 1 year old at home, I knew there would be no chance of making it to 5:30 yoga practice so I joined the Ma Yoga Living community so I could practice at home after my son went to bed.

I really appreciated the ability to pick a session based on length of time I had to practice, and being able to participate in prenatal yoga from home.

Kristin Rodriguez
Ma Yoga was a lifesaver

I’d give 10 stars if I could! Ma Yoga was a lifesaver to me during the last trimester of my pregnancy last year.

I had pretty intense lower back pain and used the ‘Happy Back Practice’ routine to help relieve the pain and regain mobility.

Jess was SUPER helpful, followed up and provided additional recommendations on how to get relief.

 

Fatimah
Classes for every stage

I am a mom of a toddler and “trying” for my second child now.

I love how there are classes for every stage… strengthening for moms, yoga for fertility, and there are so many more classes for pregnancy and preparing for labor!

But ALL classes are great for tuning into your body, heart, breath, openness, peace, and gratitude…so they are really for every woman.

Victoria Pecheco
Helps Keep Me Calm During Morning Chaos

I have been committing to a few minutes of meditation and pranayama each morning and I’ve noticed that it really helps keep me calm during the morning chaos of trying to get the kids out the door.

Jennifer R.
Very Helpful

Just did Colleen’s Open Shoulders/Heart video. It’s a nice length — long enough to feel like I actually did something but not overwhelming, especially as I’m diving back in.

I really appreciate the guidance/reminders about alignment and what each part of the body is supposed to be doing in each pose.

Colleen
I wouldn’t be painting right now if I hadn’t done Happy Back

I honestly wouldn’t be painting right now if I hadn’t taken Happy Back.

Jessica walks you through each step so it’s so easy. Now I do simple things to change how I’m standing while I’m doing my work, and I’m pain free.

At night I do the Rescue Poses just because they feel so good and relaxing.

Michelle R.
Ma Yoga was a lifesaver

I’d give 10 stars if I could! Ma Yoga was a lifesaver to me during the last trimester of my pregnancy last year.

I had pretty intense lower back pain and used the ‘Happy Back Practice’ routine to help relieve the pain and regain mobility.

Jess was SUPER helpful, followed up and provided additional recommendations on how to get relief.

 

Fatimah
I can nip this back pain in the butt!

Just finished the rescue stretches and I can tell there’s a difference! Oh, thanks so much :o)

My back was in pretty bad shape – Achy, sharp pains…just overall UGH.

The rescue poses felt so relaxing I almost fell asleep. After just doing Module 3, I feel looser and able to move without as much pain. I feel encouraged that with continued practice I can nip this back pain in the butt!

Fatimah
Feels AMAZING

I’ve done the Happy Back video the past 2 mornings & it feels AMAZING when I’m doing it.

I’ve been trying to stand with my butt back more.

Thank you for being so so helpful!

Danielle S.
A Gift from the Universe!

Thanks so much for developing this program and making it accessible online! I loved that it was so specifically tailored to the needs of pregnant women and moms. To be honest, I forget how I even heard about the program. Obviously a gift from the universe!

Cate H.
Immensely Helpful and Reassuring

I loved that it was broken down into small sections, and that it was a combination of videos, reading material and assignments. I printed out a few of the PDFs and keep them in my meditation spot. I really enjoyed the guided meditation about stepping out of the river. The program was immensely helpful and reassuring to me.

Karen D.
Totally changed how I breathe

Love the side and back rib inhale! Totally changed how I breathe and how I will teach deep breathing during meditation!

Joanne B.
Helps Keep Me Calm During Morning Chaos

I have been committing to a few minutes of meditation and pranayama each morning and I’ve noticed that it really helps keep me calm during the morning chaos of trying to get the kids out the door.

Jennifer R.

Training

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fulfilling teacher training

This was such a thorough and fulfilling teacher training!

Jess has such a beautiful spirit and so much knowledge on 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 our Google listing
helped me transform my sequences

I was looking for a prenatal training that was not generic.
I understand WHY we are cueing certain physical instructions and this really helps me hone in what is the most important things to include.
The interactive model of the online training really raised my confidence and the feedback was always on time, clear and helpful.

Laura M.
Positive and uplifting

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.

Marie-Claude
Her passion for prenatal yoga is contagious

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.
I feel confident to teach prenatal

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
So thankful for the prenatal yoga training

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.
felt so connected

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.
loved the training

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.
strong foundation

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
a lot of support

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
Convenient

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
amazing journey

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
feel so prepared

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
stellar instruction and guidance

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
Grateful for everything

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

Kimberly F. from the Yoga Alliance website
Ma Yoga is great

Ma Yoga is great.

I learned a lot and continue to practice their teachings.

Kathy C. from the Yoga Alliance website
enjoyed this training

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
very supportive and knowledgeable

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
teachers are compassionate

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
incredibly comprehensive

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
thorough and fulfilling

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
incredibly skilled and passionate

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
training was wonderful.

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
best prenatal teacher training program around

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
phenomenal program

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
gave me the confidence

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
Coming from the heart

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
I am a better nurse

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.
Exceeded my expectations!

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.
like months of therapy

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.
fully prepared to step into the role

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.
gifts of personal growth and healing

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 heart is so filled right now

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.

Shawna
feel blessed to have found you

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.
Humbled and uplifted

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.
Light bulbs

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.
Never felt so confident

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.
Breadth and quality

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 feel more confident

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.
A metamorphosis

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.

Andy
I love the Ma Yoga community

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.
Inspirational

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.
More confident about teaching

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

Annie
I feel connected to sacred life

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.
Ma Yoga principles are golden

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.
Whole new love for pregnancy and motherhood

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 liked the Dreams and Visions call

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.
Encouragement and guidance

The Vision and Strategy call with Jessica was exactly what I needed it to be!

She answered all my questions with practicality and honesty. The beauty of our conversation was in her deep appreciation and understanding for my desire to find balance in my life and my many roles within it; roles as wife and mother as well as a business owner, and professional support person for birthing families in my community.

As I hung up the phone I was filled with a deep gratitude for Jessica’s encouragement and guidance.

Adriane G.
I am more confident to help mothers

I never taught yoga before, after jouning the YOP, I am more confident to help other mothers to have a better understanding of their bodies during each trimester and how to make use of yoga to reduce the pain during this lovely journey.

I am more focused today on my mental and physical health, thanks to you Jessica. I am meditating regularly and doing yoga daily. It feels very relaxing and enlightening.

I want to thank you for sharing your knowledge, experience and gratitude with us. Not many people get the importance of sharing their knowledge! I am thankful and grateful to you and to the universe which led me to your website.

Rasha A.
Truly enjoyed

I have truly enjoyed the training so much and can’t wait to start teaching prenatal.

I tried to use our new cues in the regular class that I taught this morning and using them felt great!

Amy S.
now have a road map

I now have a road map for creating a full prenatal class, vs. just picking and choosing poses I think pregnant students can do comfortably.

I just want to express gratitude again. Deep bows!

Lindsay B.
loved your joy, your passion

I loved your joy, your passion, your knowledge.

I really appreciated how you commented on our teachings .

You were respectful, positive and uplifting.

Marie-Claude
poses we learned

I incorporate the poses we learned into my normal vinyasa classes and my students love them!

I am so beyond excited to be on this journey with you and cannot wait to teach the mommas!

Jessea
really helpful

I appreciate the extra videos SO much and have found them so useful.

I’ve been taking notes and also practicing along with them.

I’m gearing up for my third trimester in a couple of weeks and so this has been really helpful to have these tools and information.

Thanks so much for this training, Jessica!

I hope to finish all the practices and videos soon, but I’ll be coming back to this page every week to work on them little by little until I’ve watched every one.

Katie S.
Fun training!

This is a fun training! Thanks Jess!

Cindy F.
I am a stronger leader, mentor and human being

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
felt sooo prepared

I just 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
really dives in

The Yoga of Pregnancy is a wonderful course that you will benefit from it whether you are pregnant or not. I strongly recommend it.

If you have any questions regarding the poses or what it is being taught in the course the instructor really dives in so you can get a better understanding of it.

Belinda S.
cannot wait to speak with moms to be

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.
Reignited my love of yoga

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.
Above and Beyond

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.
Informative and inspiring

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
Yoga and Obstetrics

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!

Zorayda Alvair, MD, OB/Gyn
Excited

Thank you so much for all the hard work you put into this past weekend, and for the program in general.

I came home feeling excited and ready to insert the elements into my own way of teaching.

I’m looking forward to the next weekend we get to spend together expanding our minds and hearts further.

Ashley F.
New flow of energy

My classes have a new flow of energy this week from this process!

Maggie B.
Invaluable

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
Just blew me away

I came to “add something” to my teaching and what I received just blew me away…I am humbled by the creative force and beauty of nature and how the principles truly support this so clearly. This is the place I want to move from in my practice and in my life!

This was just what I needed and did not even know and I walk away with deep connection and great trust in what I am doing.

Noemi
Clarity, humor, and humility

I learned so much in the workshop about prenatal yoga and pregnancy, but I felt that most important thing was about myself and my own feelings about pregnancy and childbirth (that I never really realized i had.

I liked your softer style combined with clarity, humor, and humility.

Sharon
Renewed sense of awe

Being post-menopausal, I had reservations about taking Jessica’s Prenatal training initially, but it truly was one of the best gifts I’ve ever given myself. I feel a renewed sense of awe for all women, including myself.

Thank you Jessica for a wonderfully informative and moving weekend!

KB
Second Prenatal TT

This was my second Prenatal TT with Jessica. Jessica shares her knowledge with such grace that after the first one, I was equipped to begin teaching the week following my first workshop.

A year later, another training with Jessica gave me additional teaching tools. I left with a deepening understanding of how we can help pregnant women use their yoga practice to move their bodies from a place of strength and beauty.

Linda E.
Focused on what they could do

Before your teacher training, I always focused on telling students what not to do.  On Tuesday night, I had 2 pregnant women in class! It was fantastic. I felt like the few minutes before class was very liberating for them, because we focused on how we could modify poses and what they could do.

They both did full practices that night and were able to practice safely at the same time. It was awesome!

Keric
Incredible learning experience

I highly recommend Jessica’s prenatal training weekend.

Her expertise and professionalism, combined with her compassion and experience, makes for an incredible learning experience for teachers, but also for pregnant women with advanced yoga practices.

Sharon O.
Truly unique

Jessica Jennings is a treasure. her skill, enthusiasm and sensitivity as a yoga teacher combined with her knowledge of all things Birth –before, during and after — make jessica truly unique.

Attending her prenatal teacher training was inspiring and made me want to learn more and more! this workshop is important for us as women (and man – Danny!) and as yoga teachers.

Jessie
Made me feel so welcome

I attended Jessica’s Pre-Natal Teacher Training and it was an invaluable addition to my alignment-based yoga education. She is clear, thorough, dynamic, and as the only male in the training … she made me feel so welcome and comfortable.

This training allows teachers of all levels to feel more confident when a pregnant student steps into their classroom.

Marc H.
Tremendously positive

Truly, you are a gift. Your insight, knowledge, wisdom and pure love for the work flows through in a tremendously positive way.

It was a wonderful training and I feel I have learned so much that I can take out into the world with me and share.

Wendy O.
Helped me connect with my femininity

This prenatal training helped me connect more deeply with my femininity and my practice. The information was presented in a clear, soft and useful way, and it inspired me to dive deeper not only into pregnancy yoga but into myself, my body, my practice and my teaching.

Thank you Jessica for sharing your wisdom and energy and for opening new doors for women to explore their pregnancy in a safe and creative way!

Brookelin
Confident and inspired

The training this weekend was absolutely beautiful and inspiring. Your email came in just as I was creating a new sequence to teach to my new Mommies tomorrow morning, incorporating the inspirational movements and techniques that we learned.

I do not know where the path may lead for me in prenatal in the future, but I do know that I love teaching it, and now feel even more confident and inspired.

Ingrid
Alive and inspired

There are few other times in my life when I have felt so alive and inspired as I did during those three days. I cried many times in that class, tears of pure joy and wonder. I have known for a long time that yoga is my path, but it wasn’t until this prenatal training that I realized that prenatal yoga is my path within my path 😉

Jessica reached out to every one of us with compassion and warmth, and we learned so much.

We were in excellent hands with her!

Sarah T.
Reflected my experience

I was 8 months pregnant when I took Jessica’s prenatal teacher training and was so happy to find (finally) a prenatal program that reflected my experience – that my body was still capable and it wanted to practice.

She has incredible respect for pregnancy and her intelligent alignment notes proved helpful to me in labor–internal rotation plus external rotation = more space for baby–even when he is moments away from greeting the world!

Sara L.
My understanding of theming has deepened

Until I took your training in June/2009 I didn’t understand how to integrate [therapeutic alignment] into my prenatal yoga classes…

Through your course my understanding of theming has deepened so much… I love how you shared with us how you set a theme for your day & how you use your personal daily theme for your classes… You gave me a lot.

Linda C.
Practical and spiritual

I really enjoyed the prenatal yoga training. It was very practical and spiritual at the same time.

I loved that it touched on the fundamentals of alignment and how to intertwine with theming.

Sara M.
Amazing experience

I wanted to thank you for this past weekend. It was such an amazing experience for me because I was reminded of my passion and purpose.

Yesterday, I was so excited to apply what I have learned and left class feeling so empowered because I used my theme for a regular vinyasa class. It was so intense and amazing!

I can’t wait for your future trainings and to be involved in this process. Thank you so much again for your love, power, and wisdom!

Michelle F.
Deepened my teaching techniques.

The Yoga of Pregnancy deepened my teaching techniques. I learned about bringing space, earth, water, fire, and air in the body, mind, and heart.

Based on this I can teach easily. It’s fun!

Vicki W.
You will not regret it!

Thank you for supporting us yet gently encouraging us to see our edge and approach it with love, grace and fierceness!

Take it! You will not regret it!

Gabriella
A lovely weekend of love and healing

I can honestly never thank you enough for such a lovely weekend of love and healing. The Universe’s timing is always perfect.

Adrienne S.
Major breakthrough

I feel like I got more out of this one weekend than I did out of my whole 200 hour training.

One of my personal goals as an instructor is to have authentic themes. That said, I had a major break through last weekend. I am so grateful for the tools I was given to make my teaching more meaningful, and I have already began to incorporate what I learned into my sequences and class prep.

Brooke Kane
Amazing & light-filled weekend!

Thank you so much for an amazing & light-filled weekend!

It was tremendously helpful to engage with this material a second time, particularly after starting a prenatal class here.

I hope you can come back and do this again next year!

Jane Hitti, MD, MPH
More comfortable as a woman

I would like to let you know that after completing the pre-natal teacher training, I not only feel more confident as a yoga teacher, but I also feel more comfortable as a woman.

I thank you for inspiring me to help women to feel more like themselves during pregnancy through the practice of yoga.

Marie B.
Amazing

Not only was the training amazing in terms of education and instruction, but it was also so good for my mind and body.

I feel even more invested in teaching prenatal yoga.

Jennifer Gaeke
Warmth, community and support

The sense of warmth, community and support was extensive all weekend. I also so enjoyed going through the training while pregnant – it really helped me to feel the postures’ benefits in my own body as we walked through them and all of the philosophies and themes really rang true for me.

I cannot wait to become a certified Ma Yoga instructor!

Amanda Cagle, Doula
Perspective has shifted

What a wonderful experience and in two plus days my perspective has really shifted.

I came in simply to learn to be a better teacher to my pregnant students and left with a new appreciation for the birth process and for life in general.

I now see the beauty in both pregnancy and giving birth.

Kathy Bray
Highly recommend

I would highly recommend taking this class even if you have absolutely no interest in teaching.

It’s just a great class to learn about the body and all the changes your body goes through.

The amount of knowledge that I got this weekend would be so valuable to so many women in this community and in the world.

Jen R.
Permanent mark on my life

Thank you so much for the training and the generosity of your rich abundant knowledge.

I had an awesome time it has a permanent mark in my life.

Faith C.
Everything was useful

I wanted more experience as a teacher and to have more knowledge as a potential mom.

Now I’m excited for teaching pregnant women. I loved the training.

Everything was useful. If you want to be a mom or want to help moms on their journey, please take this training.

Tina V.
Love, grace and fierceness

Thank you for supporting us yet gently encouraging us to see our edge and approach it with love, grace and fierceness!

If you’re considering this training, take it! You will not regret it.

Emily B.
so helpful!

Thank you so much for these practices Jessica!! The shoulder one was so helpful!

I have several joints that extend beyond range of motion and when some teachers give alignment queues and I follow them literally, I go too far.

I really appreciate that your alignment queues help account for this issue — as I suspect a good percentage of yogis have hypermobile joints…

Christine W.
Using the 5 Sacred Steps

I feel that I am thinking about every pose using the 5 Sacred Steps now instead of just the basic alignment principles I learned in my 200-hour.

I really like the idea of the 5 SS and being able to move through them in order and in every pose.

Katie S.
Helped me tap deeper into my feminine strength

Jessica’s competent knowledge in alignment put my linear brain at rest, while being encouraged and supported in diving into the more feelings-based, intuitive and connected part of myself.

I truly believe it has helped me tap deeper into my feminine strength and is guiding my work to be more and more aligned with that authentically guided part of myself. It feels like the next step down a path that gets clearer and clearer every day.

The alignment principles, especially the focus work on low back therapy has become something that I now include in every yoga class that I teach and for myself.

Having just finished the training officially, I already feel that I regularly utilize so much of the knowledge that I gained. I look forward to being able to apply it uniquely to each child and caretaker that I work with. The community that exists through Ma Yoga makes me excited to stay involved and to see where connections might grow.

Rachael Cruthirds
I feel more confident

I loved the Yoga of Healing training. It was extremely informative and the last session was really helpful to watch the alignment adjustments.

I feel more confident being able to explain things now.

Tammi F.
universal

After the Yoga of Healing, I feel more confident in understanding the bodies and their alignments.

I have been teaching Anusara for 7 years now, but I was never this aware how universal the principles actually are.

Ann-Christin G
Eye opening

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.
Bringing life and richness to child’s pose

Thank you so much for bringing life and richness to child’s pose with the instructions you shared.

I am finding as I share yoga, that the use of the Five Sacred Steps are becoming easier, more natural. This evolution is so wonderful, Jess!

 

Nina
I thought I’d have wrist pain forever

I thought I would have wrist pain forever, but just by learning to support my weight in my shoulders, I have started to alleviate this issue.

It was wonderful to learn that we are more powerful than we know and be given the tools to use this power to heal.

Vanessa K.
Helped me be more confident

With no background in teaching yoga, the Therapeutics training really helped me be more confident in my ability to teach.

The training was very interactive and hands on which also made me more confident in being able to teach others. Thank you Ma Yoga!

Jordan S.
Awesome journey through the body’s anatomy

Thank you for sharing with us your knowledge about biomechanics of the body, energy flow and mindful movement.

I feel confident enough to be able to recognize misalignments and I now have the tools to guide a student into a better and more optimal position.

Feeling the changes and benefits in our own body was key to be able to understanding all the principles of Ma Yoga!

Andrea M.
More than I imagined

I had a wonderful experience – it was definitely more than I imagined it to be. The weekend really helped me to look at yoga in a different way. I walked away with new tools and principles that I can use on myself and others.

I’m excited to review all of the material and to start putting what I learned to use immediately. I really appreciate being able to download the handouts, it’s nice to be able to revisit the handouts in the Member area.

Jasmine W.
Priceless gift

Jessica, the alignment principles I learned in your therapeutics workshop last weekend was 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.

Ashley F.
Essential for any new yoga teacher

Including therapeutics into the (200-hr) training is essential for any new yoga teacher—giving them tools for students who come into their classes with common ailments.

Our trainees… were able to experience alignment from a different perspective – and most had transformations in their own practice as well.

Jessica and her team are dynamic educators; she is prepared, knowledgeable, and passionate about healing through alignment. We look forward to working with Jessica and Ma Yoga again!

Nicole S. and Tracy B.
Magical

I left teaching each class feeling ridiculously happy; so proud to be doing my best for these ladies at such a special time and so privileged that I was in a position to be able to be on this journey.

How lucky to be doing something so magical it uplifts your heart and soul every day.

Andy
LOVED the training

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 know how to find my power

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.

Annie
Changed the way I teach

This was my first experience with alignment-based yoga. The training took my Kundalini yoga practice to a new level.

The emphasis on principles of alignment and awareness of kinaesthetics has changed the way I teach and the direction I give my students.

Lee Rothman
Perfect Health for Children

I’m reading John Douillard’s perfect health for children, but honestly got more out of your lecture Jessica. Your quick tips on dietary needs I find really interesting.

Thank you for so much wisdom and support!

Sarita D.
Enjoyed every session even though I couldn’t be there live

Thank you for this great course! I enjoyed every session although I couldn’t be there live.

Thank you for sharing all your wisdom, spirit and heart – this has been very meaningful to me.

Did not disappoint

This course was one of the main reasons I was so interested in Ma Yoga and it did not disappoint. I’ve done a bit of training and research into Ayurveda prior to this course and its been from a pretty rigid/traditional all or nothing sort of view so its been such a breath of fresh air to see it in a more doable light.

Thank you! Distilling it into these anchor practices has helped me and I’m excited to share with my future students.

Caitlin C.
Favourite element of the program

If I had to pick my favourite element of the whole Ma Yoga Certification program, I think Mayurveda would be it!

I knew NOTHING about Ayurveda before this series of online conference video calls. I loved that the structure (weekly video calls) allowed the knowledge to really sink in and for more research afterwards to be done. I loved the sense of community created.

I loved being given the time to allow new things to be tried and for new routines to be created. MAyurveda also has helped me to improve my family life – who knew that would happen!

Andy
Empowered with basic knowledge

Great course and very well paced! I felt empowered with basic knowledge to incorporate anchor practices and be more proactive on self care and self healing. And also to share my new experiences with family and friends.

The course being broken down into digestible chunks along with the printable course books really helped me. Discussing during the sessions and the fact that the anchor practices are so tangible and helpful also helped.

Jacki A.
Change your life for the better

Jess’ MAyurveda course will change your life for the better! Once she helps you understand your dosha she teaches the Ayurvedic anchor practices that you can slowly incorporate these healthful practices into your life.

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!

Kali N.
Feeling grounded again

So the last two weeks, my win has been revolved around this overall feeling of …. feeling really good, feeling like I have found my new normal, feeling grounded again despite the chaos around me.

I know its because of the anchor practices…thank you.

Michelle P.
Confident with all the knowledge

It feels good to take an active focus on my self-care!  I tried oil massage before the shower this week and it really does make my skin feel amazing! Using the neti pot has been great too. I feel like I am breathing more clearly throughout the day.

In my prenatal yoga class tonight I shared with the mamas about anchor practices and establishing a daily rhythm and offered some suggestions that they could try and establish before their babies come. It was great to speak about this topic feeling confident with all the knowledge I have gained in this class!

Chelsey S.
Felt really good

I am feeling better and was actually incorporating some of the suggestions for new mamas for my flu recovery and it felt really good. I especially loved the date smoothie.

Thanks Jess for all your great information but also your personal commitment. Its clear how much you care about your ladies.

Emilie C.
Listen while taking care of my son

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.
A lightbulb suddenly turned on

After listening to the Week 3 Mayurveda playback, it’s like a lightbulb suddenly turned on and I have a better understanding of why I crave what I do! Knowing this, I have adapted HOW I eat and I am excited to what differences I feel.

The tools and knowledge Jessica shares are applicable to people at all stages of this life journey and particularly interesting to me in my preconception planning.

Casey D.
Changed how I give care as a doula

My perception of online learning has totally changed. I have felt a wonderful connection with this process and am enjoying it. I have started cooking more, making lentils, and tonight is the sweet rice I am testing with brown rice.

I am so excited to have this knowledge that I can actually pass on to my clients.  ♥

Melanie W.
Living in a new way

I loved it! I loved the community you created. I loved the ease of the call downloading and the materials to follow along with. I liked all the suggestions. I feel like I really learned a lot.

I really loved the daily routine plan and to hear how it works for you and how it was working for the others. It led me to some experimentation, and I felt like I really bonded with my boyfriend as we both tried some things together.

So far, I am living in a new way because of you!

Laurenne S.
We had to challenge ourselves

It was great to be able to do the MAyurveda calls from my own home and to listen to them again if I needed to.

I really enjoyed that we had to challenge ourselves with the Dina Charya. I have been tongue scraping for almost a week and trying to wind down after 6 pm. Also eating my biggest meal at lunch has kept me feeling pretty light at night!!

Aileen P.
My new routines feel really good

Thank you so much for sharing all your wisdom. I truly learned so much about Ayurveda. My new practices and routines feel really good, and I’m sharing these practices and having discussions with mamas and mamas-to-be and getting positive responses.

With this course, I have so many more tools to help my family and the mamas I works with stay healthy. Also, seeing health and dis-ease through the lens of Ayurveda has opened my mind to so much possibility.

Lauren R.
Training works so well

I have really enjoyed the MAyurveda teleseminar and was pleasantly surprised that this form of training works so well.

You did a wonderful job, making the calls and the study subject easy to listen to. Overall, the seminar helped me to see a bigger picture and receive very useful and practical advice.

Thank you so much for creating the course and for being such a support and inspiration for others!

Andrea R.
We are so blessed to have MAyurveda principles and practices

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.
Gets us back in touch with self care

Something else impressed upon me from this past week and it is how much of our daily practice with the MAyurveda gets us back in touch with self care and self love–something as a new mom or working mom or mom of multiples… we often neglect, forget and fail to do. (Yup, I used the f-word!)

And what a great way to set the example to those around us (to our children, to other women, etc…) by our actions.

Danielle K.
Urged me into beautiful new territory

I have thoroughly enjoyed taking Mayurveda with you. Each class was so wonderful, spoke right to my level, and urged me into beautiful new territory.

It was challenging in the best possible way.

Narelle P.
Soooo amazed at the changes

Not only I feel more energized, but also, I feel that my workouts have better results. Well… I have been teaching about 4 classes a day painfree!!!!

I am just soooo amazed at the changes from the addition of this spice into my daily food intake. Jessica, I can’t thank you enough for this ayurveda course.

Dianne H.
Amazing energy shifts

I’ve been following the Ayurveda daily time rhythm and its amazing how your energy shifts with it!

Thank you for allowing your lectures to be recorded online.

Even though I can’t be there during the live chats, it is nice to still feel apart of this class and to be able to learn the information and instill it in my life.

Jenny C.
Heart-warming

Rachelle, Melanie – thank you very much!

I learned a lot and really loved your heart-warming way of teaching, how you demonstrated the inner spiral in the birth-related asanas and how you cherished all moms.

Angelina J.
feel validated

I only wish I had taken this before I had my baby.

I feel validated on so much of how I felt about my own baby’s birth.

It reminded me that holding the space and feeling the community is the most important part of our job.

Jen D.
this format is wonderful

I think this format is wonderful and is perfect for self-paced learning.

I’m no longer judging myself for only liking to do yin/restorative yoga as I found that doing prenatal yoga is much more my speed!

Love this class and community.

Traci A.
I feel validated

I feel validated on so much of how I felt and advocated for my own baby’s birth. It has allowed me the reminder that holding the space and feeling the community is the most important part of our job. Thank you.

Jen S.
Packed with great information

This course was packed with great information. I loved the live sessions, the opportunity to connect with others, and the plethora of resources available.

Jenn D.
Opportunity to be a part of a community

I’m pregnant and this was an opportunity to be a part of a community and was packed with useful info. Loved this course and the live component!

Georgiana B
So glad I took this!

This was all extremely relevant to what is going on in my life right now, as I’m 6 months pregnant. I immediately applied the information from each section in conversations with my OB, my partner, and in interviewing and hiring a doula.

I was able to initiate those conversations more confidently. I have a clearer picture of what my options are for labor and delivery. I’ve been practicing some of the poses for labor in my yoga practice. The instructors were very knowledgeable and encouraging. I’m so glad I took this course!

Meghan Janssen
Deeply supportive

Melanie and Rachelle are excellent communicators and deeply supportive of the students in the class.

Cindy Farkas
Tools being taught that go beyond pregnancy and post

I am beyond appreciative that there is so much information being shared that is ever changing and evolving. The amazing teachers sharing their knowledge and paying it forward is incredibly helpful and beneficial to society on a whole.

From inception to postpartum and beyond – there are valuable tools being taught that go beyond pregnancy and post – to all people that can benefit through yoga posture and self healing conversations, self care, supportive groups, nourishment of the body and alternative supportive care.

Andie Miller
So much birthing and postpartum information

It met my expectations and more!!!! I was actually very glad that it included so much birthing and postpartum information. I thought it was going to only be yoga.

I loved all of the resources and the enthusiasm of the instructors. The constant emails were great for staying on track and easy links… You gals are doing a great job inspiring so many birthing and yoga professionals, I loved it! Good job Melanie and Rachelle and Jessica

Theresa Woodbury
Truly transformational

I’ve spent the last couple of weeks following the Yoga of Birth course integrating all of the resources and info as I begin to create my own birth plan.

This course was truly transformational and I am so thankful.

Lindsay Bond
So much insight into birth

[The Yoga of Birth] provided so much insight into the birthing process, options expectant mothers have, and the importance of standing in your power as a strong woman. 

I have begun to incorporate more meditation in my day to day and have gained confidence to ask my OBGYN questions relating to my birth plan.

Alexis Craft
wealth of information

Melanie and Rachelle – Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom with all of us in this course.

I am so grateful for the wealth of information and the community that is provided as part of this journey.

I was anxious in this new role as a birth doula, and this course reminded me that there is a community of others who have walked this path before me who want nothing more than for me to succeed.

It was so different from the doula training I had done through DONA International, just to see it all through the yoga lens and the fact that you’re both doulas as well was really nice.

 

 

Alison S.
Empowering

Wow. I learned so much through this course! There were so many things I hadn’t even thought of!  I feel empowered to share more info with friends and students.

To be honest, a lot of what I learned also scared me a bit about non-surgical births with all that could go wrong and all that is unexpected, but now I also have more tools for the best outcome with a surgical birth too, with delayed cord cutting, swabbing, etc!

Thank you, Melanie and Rachelle and fellow yogis for such a fabulous, eye-opening course!

I’ve now listened about twice, and will definitely revisit resources for myself and others in the future!

Jessica M.
Listening a 2nd time has really helped

I’ve loved the Yoga of Birth classes! I listened to most the first time around too, and so listening a 2nd time has really helped everything sink in.

I wish I could have attended live, but I still feel I am getting so much just listening to the classes.

I especially love how vulnerable everyone is with sharing during class and in the circle. Helps me feel less alone with my worries!

I’ve also found the homework to be really helpful too, and know the resources will continue to be so valuable.

It’s wonderful that you also offer retakes up to 3 years, as it’s already been so helpful to revisit Yoga of Birth!

Jessica M.
supportive and wise leaders

Thank you Melanie and Rachelle for being such supportive and wise leaders on this Yoga of Birth journey.  I really enjoyed the application of yoga as a lens through which to approach birth. Layering yoga philosophy, meditation, pranayama, and asana on top of birth has been lovely to learn, since this wasn’t such a direct focus of my previous trainings.

I will take away the importance of integrating the 5 Sacred Steps into my own experience as a birthing person and for my future students so that I can more present and balanced in each moment as they come.

Thanks again for a wonderful experience!

Angela B.
loving, empathetic

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.
Ann-Christin G.

I started out the training not being sure if I really wanted to become a prenatal teacher and if I really wanted to go into this very special connection with moms-to-be/ and new moms.

Now, after the Yoga of Birth I’m even thinking that maybe the work of a doula might speak to me.

Ann-Christin G.
Gave me the language to understand my birth

The Yoga of Birth gave me language to understand my birth experience.

Prior to that course, if I had been asked if my birth experience was traumatic, I would have said ‘no’ because there wasn’t a code red or emergency c-section, or anything like that.

Feeling like I didn’t belong in that category left me, for years, with only the feelings of guilt – and no thought that I deserved or should be seeking comfort or healing for myself.

Now I feel healed in a way I didn’t even know I needed!

Heather K.
Nancy B.

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.
Loved

I loved all of the information offered in this course!

It reminded me what impact we can have and having the necessary tools and resources is so important.

Kellie J.
Supported

These are topics you don’t really talk about with people who aren’t postpartum or teaching it. It’s a very specific time in your life and it was good able to reconnect and get back those feelings.

It was so nice to be in that space, to feel supported and reMember we’re not alone.

Annie K.
Absolutely recommend

I would absolutely recommend this class for anyone who has pregnant students or clients.

It’s not just how to apply philosophy and asana, it’s a lot about how to get the conversations going and create community.

I feel more confident, and more informed and like I’ve been teaching prenatal longer than I have because I’ve been in these classes and these conversations.

Ivy G.
Empowering

The Yoga of Birth is so empowering for all women, not just those that are pregnant but also for those who support them.

I highly recommend this course to anyone working in the prenatal realm and/or are pregnant themselves; the content is so abundant and so awesome!

In this course I learned such valuable information by such educated and experienced ladies that I cannot wait to implement not only in my upcoming birth of my first child but also in my teaching. High five to this program 🙂

Mandy M.
Always there supporting me

Thank you so much Jamie for your support and encouragement throughout the program.

I’m grateful that you were my mentor and you were always there supporting me. We need more mentors like you that care for their students and transmit that positive energy to keep moving forward.

Belinda J.
Proud of myself

Thanks so much for all your support in getting me here! I am definitely proud of myself and so happy I finally did it!

Joanne B.
So grateful for that mentorship

Awesome, thank you so much! I wish I could have spent more time learning with you.

I am so grateful for that mentorship.

Michele C.
I learned a lot

Thank you so much Colleen! I learned a lot from you. Thank you for such good and constructive feedback. I’m excited I finished!

Chelsea S.
the mentor relationship was transformative

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 feel much more confident

Nicole, thank you so much for your time, your commitment, your inspiration and wisdom. You were very supportive in your feedback and I can use your feedback very well.

I felt much more confident in my second recording already which was also due to your encouragement.

Ann-Christin