In 2001 I discovered pregnancy is a rare opportunity to step in to our innate flow of feminine power, wisdom, and nurturing energy. After receiving my Anusara certification in 2006 and my Masters in Science in Kinesiology/Rehabilitation Exercise in 2008, I founded Ma Yoga® for Pregnancy, Motherhood & Beyond in 2009, a Yoga Alliance-registered yoga school set up to support women through this time using alignment based yoga, off-the-mat Ayurvedic lifestyle practices (“MAyurveda”), and community. Certified Ma Yoga® teachers receive support to start their own “Mama Circle” in their own neighborhood, and can apply to travel and teach Ma Yoga® teacher trainings. I love helping yoga teachers to guide, support, and inspire mamas to step into their highest, “Ma” selves! https://mayogaliving.com/ma- yoga-prenatal-yoga- certification/ for more info about getting your Ma Yoga/RPYT Certification.
Ma Yoga® for Pregnancy, Motherhood & Beyond is a global community of yoga teachers, birth practitioners, moms and moms to be founded by Jessica Jennings, MS, ERYT, RYPT, Certified Anusara Yoga Instructor. Ma Yoga® offers local and online prenatal and new mom yoga classes, live telecourses on birth, breastfeeding and healthy lifestyle, and Yoga Alliance registered teacher trainings. The following two weekend trainings count toward the Anusara 500-hour as well as RPYT (Prenatal Specialist) certifications. If you are interested in hosting one, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Prenatal 1 or The Yoga of Pregnancy and Post-Partum, travel through the trimesters using alignment principles as your map. Learn tools, principles and practices that helps support mama and baby through all the physicological and psychological changes that occur in the different trimesters. Trainees learn to guide pregnant students in regular classes, as well as create special prenatal sequencing, principles and themes for prenatal classes and privates. We will also study Mom + Baby yoga and the special needs of the postpartum time.
In Prenatal 2 or The Yoga of Healing for Women in their Childbearing Years, we use therapeutic principles and hands-on techniques to help people get out of common aches and pains both on the mat in standard poses and sequences, and off the mat. We use the woman’s body as our model, and address specific conditions around childbirth including diastasis recti, pelvic and core instability, and labor issues, but the principles will help you feel confident addressing all aches and pains that arise on the mat and off (back, knee, neck, shoulder, wrist, etc.). Learn how each chakra can go out of balance from childbirth, and how to return that area to health.
In MAyurveda: Living Ayurveda for Mamas Teleseminar, we explore 5,000 year old off-the-mat wellness and healing practices that are more useful and potent today than ever. Topics include knowing our constitutions; food practices and daily rhythms; digestion, elimination and toxins; and using food as medicine for ourselves and our families – without living in the kitchen. We will apply basic Ayurvedic principles to pregnancy, postpartum and kids, and explore them ourselves for getting more energy, better sleep, and stronger immune systems.
Only Certified Ma Yoga® Teacher Trainers are qualified to teach these trainings. These two weekend trainings may be taken in partial fulfillment of the Ma Yoga® / Yoga Alliance 85-hour Prenatal Certification Program, or may be used as Elective Hour Credit for the 500-hour Anusara Teacher Training curriculum. Additional requirements for RPYT include MAyurveda: Living Ayurveda for Mamas Teleseminar, The Yoga of Labor, and a one-on-one virtual Mentorship.
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