Hi I'm Jessica, yoga teacher, mom, and founder of Ma Yoga for Pregnancy, Motherhood & Beyond, a yoga school I started for women in their childbearing years in 2009.
I felt the need because as a pregnant woman I LOVED my prenatal yoga classes... and yet as a new mom, I realized they did not prepare me at all.
I was exhausted, stressed, isolated and depleted, and I had no idea how to heal.
Ma Yoga isn't just about becoming a mother to a baby - it's about learning to mother ourselves, on and off the mat. It's about taking the yoga out of the studio and into our lives.
To do this fully, it's important to be in a nurturing community. As my teacher used to say, "we can't become ourselves, by ourselves."
That's why moms, moms-to-be, teachers, birth practitioners and trainees are all in this community together (although we have separate "Circles" you can belong to).
We all need practices and principles to be able to align with our most authentic, vibrant, creative and passionate Selves, no matter what we're pregnant with: a baby, a project, or a new way of showing up in the world.
After you've clicked on "WELCOME- START HERE" and set up your profile, you can begin exploring.
You're automatically part of our Ma Community... and there are free Circles you can be part of.
You can also request to join any and get information about what's there, and how.
The Ma Yoga Living Membership Circle is $18/month with a 2-week free trial, and has free weekly yoga, 100+ Ma Yoga Anytime videos, and tons of other programs and resources for pregnancy, motherhood & beyond.
The Ma Collective Circle is $25/month (trainees get this upgrade for free), and includes all of the above plus monthly Masterclasses with experts, and monthly Nurturing Business Support with me.
And the training circles are part of the Ma Yoga Prenatal Certification Program (RPYT). You can take individual trainings, or sign up for the whole program and save $425 plus get 6 months free Ma Collective Membership.
Mostly what's here is support, guidance, and inspiration for whatever's gestating within you right now... so please hop in and send me a message saying hi!
Thank you to the amazing Ma Yoga teachers who continue to show up, week after week, and teach with such care and creativity and class no matter if only one person shows up, or if six arrive with babies. I can't wait for you to experience them!