Ma Yoga Therapy Training

The Yoga of Healing is a Yoga Therapy Training for Women's Bodies.

If you've ever asked - or had a student ask:

The Yoga of Healing will help you answer those questions and so much more, including:

Moving toward optimal alignment always moves us toward healing, whether we’re on the mat or off, in a pose or driving.
When we move muscles and bones in the direction they want to move, we feel better AND we kick start healing.
Understanding alignment principles is especially important when we teach women in their childbearing years, because the body changes so much. The usual aches and pains become even more common. Plus, small misalignments can become magnified and can become common pregnancy and postpartum-related conditions, including:
After The Yoga of Healing Yoga Teacher Training, you’ll understand how to use simple alignment actions to help students, clients, loved ones and yourself relieve aches and pains, heal injury and stay feeling great, on and off the mat.

In this powerful, transformative three-week, live online training, you will learn alignment principles to practice, teach, and live by. These actions can be done anytime to help relieve aches and pains, stabilize joints, find freedom physically and emotionally, and access support throughout the phases of your life.

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Bring your aches and pains! They are often our greatest gurus, so we can learn to help others heal from them.

In This Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training, You Will:

What Yoga Of Healing Participants Are Saying...

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

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

Annie

My experience with The Yoga of Healing was fantastic. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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 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.

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

How The Yoga Of Healing Yoga Therapy Training Came To Be

I started yoga in Seattle in the 90’s, because of chronic neck pain. Within two weeks, it disappeared, and I felt strong tall, and free in a way I hadn’t for years. I wanted to know why. Why does yoga work to relieve pain? And why does it sometimes cause pain? I moved to Los Angeles and studied cadavers with med students at UCLA; got my Health Fitness Instructor Certification; and then received my Masters in Kinesiology.
Jessica Jennings Founder, Ma Yoga Therapy Training
But it wasn’t until I discovered a form of alignment-based yoga called Anusara that I got my answers: it’s not which pose you’re doing, it’s what you’re doing inside the pose. After 10,000 hours of studying therapeutic alignment principles, I became a Certified Anusara teacher in 2006. Over the decades of working with pregnant women, I saw how important alignment is for pregnant women not just biomechanically but on all levels.
Aches and pains like neck, back, knee and wrist are common with the ever-changing pregnant body, and anxiety is becoming more and more prevalent.
Myths like “I can’t engage my core” make it difficult for women to heal after pregnancy, and can put women at risk for conditions like diastisis recti, abdominal wall splitting.
The pressure to keep pushing through our lives the same way we were is strong, and yet when we do the sometimes subtle actions of the Ma Yoga alignment principles, or what I call the “Five Sacred Steps”, we enjoy a whole new depth of power, wisdom, and nurturing energy.
Complete healing involves shifts on every level, and The Yoga of Healing is about understanding how to align with our highest Self – physically, mentally, energetically and spiritually. I hope you’ll join us for this transformative experience!
The Five Ma Yoga Alignment Principles, or Five Sacred Steps – We will dive into each step, and practice applying them , and how to apply them to our every day poses to get and keep students out of pain.
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Women’s bodies – We will address particular discomforts and injuries using women’s bodies as our model, as well as common challenges along the journey to Yoga of Healing for Women laborincluding infertility, dyastisis recti, and back labor.

See energetic flow – Once you have these tools, you will be able to see where misalignments occur and help shift people in to a healing direction. By looking closely at specific issues related to pregnancy and postpartum, you will come to know intimately what the body needs physically and energetically to maintain ease and strength even in the most unstable and depleted times.

And finally, you will be part of an ever-growing, global community of yoga teachers, birth practitioners, and mamas who use birth as our guru to find our own open, strong, creative center – no matter what challenges arise!

YOUR YOGA THERAPY TRAINING ITINERARY

In this transformative online therapeutics training, you will become confident helping people out of pain on and off the mat.
You will learn simple but powerful alignment principles you can practice, teach, and live by, called the Five Sacred Steps.
These alignment actions work on all levels: physical, emotional, spiritual, and energetic, we will use them as our guide as you learn to:

Welcome Circle

Teach Regular Yoga with Alignment

Address Specific Physical and Emotional Conditions with Alignment

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