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Prenatal Yoga and Mom Yoga + Baby Classes in Los Angeles and Orange County

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Ma Yoga Class Descriptions 

We welcome all levels of experience, trimesters, and body sizes at our Prenatal Yoga and Mom Yoga + Baby classes.  Since classes are generally small, we gear the class to whoever’s there – from raw beginners advanced students and yoga teachers who want to learn more about yoga in the context of pregnancy and motherhood.

Both our Prenatal yoga classes and Mom Yoga + Baby classes are small, so we can offer a practice that fits your needs, and our teachers draw from therapeutics training to help with common aches and pains, as well as their own knowledge and experience with pregnancy and motherhood.

Prenatal Yoga: Some women start prenatal yoga the moment they find out they’re pregnant, others wait until they can get up off the couch… Ma Yoga teachers incorporate general principles of alignment to help stabilize the muscles and bones, increase strength and freedom and help you feel great throughout your pregnancy. Partners are welcome to attend.

Lunchtime Prenatal: Stop by for a one-hour prenatal yoga class (see above) plus a half hour optional bring- your-bag-lunch, eat and chat afterward. 1 hour 30 minutes total.

Mom Yoga + Baby: Yoga for new moms means practicing in between feeds and changes. Come do what you can and enjoy some time with your breath, your baby and other moms. Babies are welcome as early as your doctor gives the ok to exercise, and as late as crawling (if you’re ok with crawling after them!) The class is geared toward mama’s point of view (notice it’s not called “Mommy and Me”) – some time with her body and and her breath, rather than play time with baby.  You deserve it!

Prenatal Yoga/Mom Yoga+Baby Combo: Come and enjoy an intimate class with a few moms-to-be, moms, and babies too! Lots of opportunity to take breaks and coo at the babies, to take in what babies are like if you’re having your first, or work to get your body back if that’s where you’re at (and your baby lets you).

Ma Yoga Class Prices

Your first class is free! Just Create Your Account, login and go to “Book Me” to reserve your spot, and come by!  If you find you can’t make it, no worries – you are never charged for booking, only attending.  

If you have a great experience and want to continue (we think you will), you can login and go to “Buy Classes” to buy your series.

Your series is good for a year and works at any Ma Yoga location. You can check your remaining classes anytime by logging in and going up to your name, “Account,” and “My Info.”

Your series is good for one year from date of purchase, and if you have classes left over when you have your baby, yes! you can use them for Mom Yoga + Baby for sure.  We always love to have you come back with baby!

Class Type (Click to Buy)

Price

First Class Only

FREE – just Create Your Account, login and go to “Book Me”!

Single Class

$20

5-Class Series

$85

10-Class Series

$140

To Book Your Ma Yoga Class

We keep your costs down by having no front desk person – everything is done online so when you show up, you can just get to your yoga.

We appreciate if you can book your each class at home, partly because some classes fill up. That said, it’s more important to us that you get to yoga, so if you don’t have time, just show up!  The teacher can put you in to the roster after class.

1. Create Your Account and a free class will automatically be put into your account;

2. Login and go to “Book Me” to reserve your spot in the next class you want to attend;

3. If you liked it (what’s not to like?), login and go to “Buy Classes”;

3. You can always login and go up to your name, “Account,” and “My Info” to see how many classes you have left.

And that’s it! Now come to class and enjoy. If you have trouble, email Jessica@mayoga.com or call 323-680-5355.

Reviews of Ma Yoga Classes

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.

My baby loves to lay on the floor and watch me practice yoga. I feel like she tries to lift her legs when I do and loves breathing with me and watching me relax and ground.

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.

felt a lot better after class than before

I was looking for some mild exercise while pregnant, and had thought about yoga, but was a little hesitant to actually sign up for a class since I had never practiced yoga before. I ran into Shannon at a reception (I was about 23 weeks along) and she told me about her class – it was exactly what I needed and I signed up, and have been very happy about that!Shannon is a very friendly, fun, careful and supportive teacher, and I always felt at ease in her small-scale class.

She taught me a lot about basic yoga techniques, from breathing exercises to several pregnancy-friendly postures to awareness of certain important muscle groups. She made me work out my increasingly pregnant body, without ever pushing it too far. I always felt a lot better after class than before, more relaxed and with less aches and pains.I highly recommend this class to any pregnant woman, but especially yoga-nitwits like me who need some extra reassurance and support :)
-Trynke DeJong
Post Doctoral Researcher
UC Riverside

made me feel welcome

thank you for a wonderful, relaxing, and also challenging class tonite! I loved it. You guys made me feel welcome and very comfortable in my 1st time practicing with MA Yoga! Look forward to more classes in the future…so glad I found you guys to further teach me in yoga! :) See you soon!
- Pamela K.


relieved the discomfort and the aches of pregnancy

Shannon is very well trained at prenatal yoga. 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. Highly recommended.
- Mariselle P.


wonderful space for us new mommies to be nurtured

When I finally get the birth story all written out I will email it to you for the website! BTW you are brilliant! Class was fantastic today and you have definitely created a wonderful space for us new mommies to be nurtured and nourished! Thank you!!
xo-
- danielle

I feel five years younger

I had my first class with Linda yesterday morning and it was amazing. I feel five years younger! I love it. - DK


a touch of personal attention to each

I have been taking yoga at Ma Yoga Beverly Hills studio since October 2011 and I cannot imagine my pregnancy without it. All the instructors-Linda, Sarika and my personal favorite-Rachel are amazing! They not only strengthen our bodies to better out pregnancy and birth, but also create a supportive environment for us pregnant ladies with a touch of personal attention to each.

When I heard they would be doing a couples yoga workshop I was ecstatic! It didn’t take much to “convince” my boyfriend to sign up. He was a newbie at yoga and he still did so well. His feeling of confidence and support was evident when I saw him do that hand stand. We learned how to support each other and be one with our breaths. Another reason we took the workshop was to enhance our bond with each other and with our baby boy and this is exactly what happened during the workshop.

The couples yoga class was challenging enough, yet very relaxing and comforting and we left feeling stronger in our bodies and mind.

I really hope you will do another one soon. We are expecting our baby in early May and we would be thrilled to have another opportunity to experience yoga together one more time, all three of us!

Sincerely, - Tijana


used all of the techniques you taught us in class during my labor

I wanted to inform you that our baby girl, Khadi, was born last Thursday. I had a wonderful labor and delivery experience. The hospital and staff was great, but I really cannot thank you enough for your support and guidance throughout my pregnancy. I used all of the techniques you taught us in class during my labor. You truly inspired me throughout the entire experience. I cannot thank you enough!

My husband was also amazing during labor, which made it even easier. We are enjoying every moment with our new baby girl. I look forward to yoga class when she gets a little older.

See you soon, - T.

gears class toward what we need, whether it’s lower back, shoulders, or our whole body

I want to tell all the pregnant or new mommies out there that taking yoga with Steffanie on Thursday mornings is the highlight of my week. She is an amazing yoga instructor and always gears class toward what we need, whether it’s lower back, shoulders, or our whole body. She is so loving and enjoys playing with all the little ones that come to class with their moms. I highly recommend taking her class!

- Frankie K.


best night’s sleep in a while

Thank you so much for last night’s class! I’ve been battling with a very random headache for the last few days and not sleeping well at all. After the session, I had the best night’s sleep in a while and feel energized and refreshed this morning.

So glad I found the class early in my pregnancy – I’m looking forward to feeling this good every Wednesday morning!

See you next week and have a wonderful day - J.

yoga helped me, not only through my pregnancy, but also through labor

How are you? First off, I have to say how much I miss you and everyone at Ma Yoga. I can’t wait to come back again. I hope you’re doing well!

I plan to be back in a few weeks & can’t wait to see you all 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 for providing such a fun and memorable time for me through my pregnancy. I’ll never forget it and what it did for my 1st pregnancy!

I loved practicing yoga with you guys so much. It gave me the mommy-to-be support I needed, and helped bring balance into my life. I thought I loved yoga before, but after taking prenatal yoga, I just cherish it and can’t picture never having done it. I could go on and on, but I guess I’ll just end and say that I look forward to more classes and memories, this time with my daughter there Mommyhood is amazing, I can’t wait for you to meet - Lilly-Jade!

actually thought about yoga class during labor

Just wanted to say hello and thank you,

I had my last prenatal yoga class with you at 38 weeks, and my baby, who is now three weeks old, was born at 41 weeks.Thank you for all the great classes, it was really excellent to feel strong and confident throughout pregnancy, knowing that I could make it through an intense yoga class kept me from being afraid to exercise and really use my body the whole way through.

I spent those last few weeks of pregnancy hiking daily, napping, drinking lots of water, and my son was born at home after about 6 hours of active labor.

And 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”. I’ve heard plenty of yoga teachers say “be in the moment” but it’s never made much sense, so thank you for putting that idea into a more usable phrase. - Liza C.

healthy, strong and empowered

My tuesday night 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!!

THANK YOU Tuesday night crew!! - Vicky.


walk out feeling *amazing*

These yoga classes are great. The space is cozy and homey and Jessica is a very warm and knowledgeable teacher. 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 so helpful to hear how other pregnant woman are feeling and it’s a very supportive place.

Also–I wasn’t sure if this would be a place that would have a “you must have a natural home birth” vibe, but it totally isn’t. All choices are embraced and that feels really nice–it’s very nonjudgmental.

I highly recommend this to moms-to-be…I always feel looser and taller and calmer after these classes, and if you buy a 10-class pack it’s a very good deal. - lyra k.


I get more than my money’s worth when I go

I’ve been going to Ma Yoga for about three months and I can’t say enough about the prenatal class. Jessica is such a great teacher and I’ve always felt welcomed and comfortable there. I was a yoga newbie and felt right at home from the very beginning. Each class starts off with a little Q&A with all the mamas-to-be and Jessica. She’s a wealth of information and has been so helpful throughout my pregnancy. It’s so great to hear how other women are feeling so we can compare notes and help each other out. That’s my favorite part.

The rest of the class is a mix of stretching, strength and meditation. I love how each move is about connecting with the baby. I can’t help but smile when I hear “Lean in and say hi to baby” in the middle of the workout. Most classes also include an assistant, Grace, who has been incredibly helpful and is so kind.

The class prices are fantastic too. I definitely feel like I get more than my money’s worth when I go. It feels like such a great investment for me and my baby. It’s been so relaxing and I’m so thankful to have found Ma Yoga. I’d recommend it to any pregnant woman at any point of her pregnancy. I’m really glad I started at 12 weeks though. I plan to continue with the mommy & me yoga post postpartum as well. - Kelley L.


true sense of community

What a beautiful, nurturing environment for expectant and new moms. It’s a place to practice yoga and feel supported in a cozy, comfortable space. Teacher Jessica Jennings is absolutely amazing! There is a true sense of community, where women can share their feelings on pregnancy and motherhood. - Bella S


like doing yoga with friends

I’ve gone to Ma Yoga now for four prenatal classes and it’s been amazing each time. The ambiance is a perfect setting for yoga, pillows, bolsters and easy natural lighting. It’s comfortable, non-threatening and the yoga instructors are so caring and encouraging. I’ve seen both Rachel on Monday’s and Sarah on Fridays and both experiences were just great. I already feel a change in my body! It’s affordable and like doing yoga with friends. - Jenn R.


warm and inviting and mellow and super sweet

Jessica Jennings is a talented teacher, and she comes with both nursing and anusara expertise- so you are in very good hands when you take her class! I love the Bini Birth space- its warm and inviting and mellow and super sweet. - L.


celebrates the joy of being pregnant

I have attended four classes now at Ma Yoga, but all I needed was one to see why this place is special! I was always too afraid to do pre-natal yoga (or any yoga, for that matter) at a studio because I was intimidated and nervous. Ma Yoga is a warm, nurturing environment that not only helps me to learn about anusara yoga, strengthen for success in positions, but celebrates the joy of being pregnant. I was looking not to be a person in the back of a crowd but part of a community of women, and that is what I have found! I highly recommend classes by Jessica or Sara (although I’m positive all the instructors are wonderful), whether you have participated in yoga for years or started for the first time when pregnant like me. - Victoria S.


you feel a part of the group even as a newbie

Ma Yoga is a great place for prenatal yoga! I have been attending classes since I was 20 weeks and am about to deliver any day now. The environment is very inviting and you feel a part of the group even as a newbie. No matter your skill level you will be welcomed. I am looking forward to continuing with Ma Yoga’s mommy and me classes once my little one arrives. :) - Jennifer T.


kind, compassionate and informative about all things birth related

Yesterday afternoon, I needed a large glass of wine. Being that I’m 5 months pregnant, I opted for a google session on prenatal yoga classes instead and what I found was just the bottle I’d been looking for.

I am so grateful for the service provided at Ma Yoga. Last night’s class helped soothe my nerves and bring me back to center. The intimacy of the group and the like-mindedness of the other pregnant moms left me feeling cleansed and cared for. Plus, when you’re pregnant, you wonder if all your non-preg friends can really stand to hear more about your pregnant woes and changes, but here, all were completely supportive and understanding, because they’re all in it with you.

Rachelle, the instructor, was not only fantastic, she was kind, compassionate and informative about all things birth related. She spoke so highly of one of her clients who’d just encountered an 80 hour labor, she even shared pictures of the baby with the class. She’s good instructor, counselor and person, and the location made me feel like I was on a set, it was so calming and lovely.

Thanks Ma Yoga for your services to pregnant moms. I’ll be spending the rest of my pregnancy (and beyond) with you! - Stephanie A.


classes are usually very small and intimate

Great place for prenatal yoga! The classes are usually very small and intimate, the teachers are knowledgeable and give everyone plenty of individual attention to ensure correct form. Highly recommended for the weeks and months when “regular” workout no longer feels comfortable or safe.

Very reasonably priced, and no charge even if you have to cancel the day of. The only thing I wish for is that the classes would be more often than just twice a week…

Free street parking around the corner on Almont. - Kairi S.


her insights to birthing and labor have been really valuable

I’ve been going here since my 2nd trimester and love it. It’s an intimate studio in someone’s backyard which is really nice and unique. 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. Sarika is also great. Her class is a bit more partner work so you have to feel comfortable with that. I’ve been so happy with these classes, they’ve really helped me a lot! - A. R.


only regret is that I didn’t find it sooner

Colleen’s class was such a treat. My only regret is that I didn’t find it sooner! She is very knowledgeable and recognizes that especially during pregnancy, people’s bodies are different every day. She offered modifications where needed and was very positive, encouraging and patient.

It is a challenge to find prenatal yoga classes offered late in the day, but Ma Yoga did just that. The facility was great as well and had all the props and necessities for a great class. I highly recommend checking it out :)- char b.

How Prenatal Yoga Changed my Life

Prenatal Yoga and Mom Yoga + Baby student

mentally and physically, I was more ready than every before

Here’s the new addition to our family. Harvey Dean. Thank you again for everything you do. Your class made a huge impact in my life. Mentally and physically, I was more ready than ever before. Now with him home, more than ever, I need to practice all your teachings. Keep doing what you do. We mommies and mommy to be’s need more people like you in the world. Take care. And thank you again.

Victoria V., Los Angeles

Prenatal Yoga and Mom Yoga + Baby student

felt that I didn’t have enough patience for yoga

Before I got pregnant, I had almost no experience with yoga. I had always preferred running or walking as my form of exercise. I always felt I didn’t have enough patience for yoga or that it wasn’t enough of a workout. But when I was 18 weeks pregnant, I decided to try out Ma Yoga for the first time. The primary draw for me was the social aspect. I was looking forward to meeting other mamas-to-be and potentially making friends.

loved hearing what the other women were feeling

As soon as I entered the studio, I felt at home. Within the first 10 minutes of the class, I was hooked.  I knew I made the right decision. Each class starts with brief introductions and conversation about pregnancy and motherhood (this is actually my favorite part!) I loved hearing what the other women were feeling and being able to compare notes with them. It was so nice to have a venue for asking  questions and hear advice from Jessica (my fearless instructor) and the other pregnant mamas. I learned that everyone else had aching hips, heartburn and insomnia too. I was in good company.

left that first class feeling slightly like Jell-o

The class itself was more challenging than I initially gave it credit for going in. It was gentle enough that my pregnant body could handle it, but I appreciated the burn my body got after an hour of planks, Warriors and Down Dogs. I left that first class feeling slightly like Jell-o, but stronger than I had ever before. I had endorphins running through me all week and I couldn’t wait to go back.

exactly what my mind, body and baby needed to prepare for childbirth

I attended the yoga classes regularly for the next five months. It became the highlight of my week, and the most enjoyable part of my pregnancy. It was dedicated time set aside just for me. It was exactly what my mind, body and baby needed to prepare for childbirth and motherhood. It’s a nice reprieve from the demands of work, house chores, social obligations and my inner dialog. It was a safe environment to clear my head and leave all the other baggage at the door — even it was just for an hour.

yoga become a great way to communicate with baby

Yoga became such a great way for me to communicate with my baby. I knew I was sending positive energy to her from inside. She’d reward me with little kicks throughout to let me know she was enjoying it too. I loved doing Down Dogs and hearing Jessica tell us to “look down and say hi to baby!” This made me smile every time. Hi Baby! It was such a fun reminder of the little person growing inside and how important staying healthy was for her.

boosted my confidence, helped me sleep better and prepared me for giving birth

As the weeks ticked by, I could see my body getting stronger. I could hold my poses just a few beats longer… breathe a little deeper… stretch a little further. I enjoyed feeling how strong my body could be, even with the demands of pregnancy. As my belly grew, I thought my body would slow down, but I discovered that it actually felt stronger each week. This boosted my confidence, helped me sleep better and prepared me for giving birth.

yoga helped set the stage for healthy habits

I loved that yoga helped me set the stage for a whole week of healthy habits. I noticed I started to eat better, drink more water and pay attention to what I was putting into my body. It gave me motivation to walk almost every day, and gave me the tools I needed to stretch and do a few poses every night before bed.  It laid the foundation for me to maintain a healthier lifestyle. And that made me feel great. I was in a healthy cycle.

i had no idea i could do something like that – and 9 months pregnant to boot!

I was impressed at how fun yoga was for me. Especially since I went into it thinking it would be boring and easy. After one class in particular, we had just finished our final Om and I opened my eyes and said “I just feel like clapping wildly!” The surge of energy I got after each class concluded was something I’d never felt before. I can’t explain how excited and proud I was to do a wall handstand for the first time. I had no idea I could do something like that — and 9 months pregnant to boot! My other friends were shocked when I told them that I did it!

The real test came when it was time to give birth. The breathing techniques I had learned through yoga helped me to dig deep into myself when I needed strength. I was able to push my body further than it might have went without that training. It helped my mind to relax when I needed to separate from the pain.  But most important was the faith I had in my body and confidence that I could deliver a baby.

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 loved the community it provided and the space for which I could relax. 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. I learned to appreciate my body and all that is capable of. Surrounding myself with that positive energy reminds me weekly of all the wonderful people and things in the world.

 – Kelley L.

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