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MA YOGA’s prenatal Yoga is an empowering technique that reinforces the inner resources and innate wisdom of the body and mind as preparation for birthing and mothering. The intense demands of birthing and mothering require a practice that is strengthening as well as restorative for the expecting mother’s body and soul. A balanced spectrum of breathing (pranayama), childbirth preparation techniques, and special asanas (poses) are included in each class. By cultivating mindfulness and awareness in the moment and participating in a community of other mothers-to-be, a woman can begin to prepare for this exciting transformation in life.
We are currently reformatting the training to consist of three parts.
Topics covered (part 1):
• Anatomy and Physiology of Pregnancy and Birth (guest speaker Dr. Eden Fromberg)
• Appropriate Asanas (Poses) and Pranayama (Breathwork)
• Class observation and sequencing
• Childbirth Preparation Exercises
• Contraindicated poses
• Common discomforts
• Yoga therapeutics for pregnancy
• Teacher’s guidelines and responsibilities
• Community support
- An apprenticeship with a multi-media curriculum including 14 class observation/student teaching, class plans, research project, further childbirth studies. (by application)
- Advanced studies including pelvic floor training, therapeutics, and extensive teaching.
This workshop takes place in NYC at Lila bi-annually (in June and November). It has also been presented in Washington, DC, New Haven, Connecticut, and Montclair, NJ. Please contact us if you would be interested in bringing a Ma Yoga training to your studio.
Mia Borgatta's grounded presence, focused approach and experienced
wisdom are valuable assets to aspiring pre-natal yoga instructors. As a
Director of a yoga studio I come across many pre-natal yoga instructors. Having studied with Mia in her Ma
Yoga Teacher Training I can affirm that Mia is a gift to both expectant months
and those seeking to teach Ma Yoga. Mia Borgatta is a gift to women and a
teacher of teachers! Emily Conradson, Om Factory
"I practiced prenatal yoga with Mia throughout the second half of my pregnancy. Her classes taught me to open inward to the physical-emotional-spiritual growth of my baby, to slow down and soften my practice, and to have a sense of humor about my body after many years of a regular ashtanga-style yoga practice. She nurtured each student individually and also the group of us as a whole. It was exciting to participate in her prenatal teacher training after the birth of my son, and to expand into the role of teaching prenatal yoga. Mia is a gifted teacher who is very practical and down-to-earth in passing along her knowledge and experience to moms and moms-to-be." --Danielle L'Heureux
"Mia Borgatta's Ma Yoga training teaches that women's pregnant bodies are strong. In addition to yoga postures and breathing, she incorporates practical exercises that expectant moms can do to prepare for labor and delivery. Undoubtedly Mia's years of experiences as a doula and yoga teacher make her training more encompassing than most."- Bess Abrahams
“mia is one of, if not the, most sought out and respected prenatal yoga gurus in new york city. her authenticity and vast knowledge as a prenatal yoga teacher and doula is unsurpassed. after completing my prenatal training and apprenticeship with mia i immediately hired her to certify teachers in training who were studying with me in prenatal yoga. i am grateful to have her as my teacher.”
director, lotus yoga
montclair, new jersey
I am lucky enough to have been blessed with the good fortune of discovering Mia when I was pregnant with my first child, Ivy. Mia’s classes were a retreat for me during pregnancy and helped me develop a more open relationship with my body and trust my intuition as a woman, giving me the confidence to dig deep to find answers within myself in regards to my pregnancy and the birth of my child and the rebirth of myself as a mother. Her postpartum classes greatly influenced both me and my daughter and the depth of the bond we still share. It was Mia who encouraged me to pursue my own path as a yoga teacher which eventually led to me revisiting my first teacher to complete her prenatal yoga teacher training. Mia’s depth of experience with and knowledge about pregnancy, babies, women, yoga and life in general makes her the best prenatal teacher in New York and possibly the world.
Brylee Plyshevsky, Aroha Yoga