Postpartum recovery classes mixed with expert guest speakers on relavent topics such as lactation, pelvic floor support, sleep, and more. Learn more below!
For parents and babies 4 weeks-9 months postpartum. Pre-crawling babies and non-birthing parent partners are also welcome to attend. Drop-in or sign up for the whole series for a discounted rate.
These workshops offer movement for core and pelvic floor recovery as well as information from various experts in postpartum recovery and infant care. The movement portion of each workshop is 45 minutes, taught by Liya, and works on rebuilding core strength and relieving pelvic floor imbalances. We will use a variety of techniques from pelvic floor physical therapy, Pilates, and mindfulness to help you feel strong in your body and relaxed in your mindset. The information sessions are 30 minutes of each workshop and is taught by rotating teachers.
“Liya blended her medical knowledge of body mechanics with her love of teaching. I learned great strategies for strengthening my pelvic floor, improving my posture, and balancing a baby both physically and psychologically!” -Tara, Psychiatric nurse practitioner
Dates and Times
Every-other-Tuesday, Jan 1 - Feb 20
Tuesdays, 10:15 - 11:30am
1/2 Core Recovery with Dr. Qian Leng, MD
1/16 Better Sleep with Marie-Eve Gagnon, Infant Sleep Coach
1/30 Lactation Q&A with Dr. Amelia Baker, MD, IBCLC
2/6 Breast Health & Milk Supply with Dr. Qian Leng, MD
2/20 Pelvic Floor with Dr. Andrea Gomez, PT
In-Person - space is limited.
$109 for the series*
$28 for a single drop-in
Equity pricing available, please reach out firstname.lastname@example.org
There are no requirements for this series. Masking is optional and we ask that you stay home and join the livestream class if you are experiencing symptoms of illness.
About Liya Leng
Qian (Liya) Leng - MD, MPH, certified yoga teacher and postpartum corrective exercise specialist.Liya's journey in yoga began 14 years ago when she completed her first teacher training with renowned hatha yoga teacher Ana Forrest while she was a student at Harvard Medical School. Since then she has completed over 800 hours of training in various modalities, including the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Floor Level 1 physical therapy course, Catherine Allen's Poppy Perinatal Yoga training, Dr. Sarah Duvall's Postpartum Corrective Exercise course, and Wendy Foster's Mamalates postnatal Pilates training. Liya specializes in postpartum exercise with a gentle yet effective approach to healing pelvic floor issues and diastasis recti (separation of the abdominal muscles).Liya is a practicing internal medicine doctor, acupuncturist, and assistant professor of medicine at OHSU and Western University of Health Sciences. She loves reading, nature, and hanging out with her spouse, their 6-year-old daughter, and their dogs.
"Despite working out a few times a week, I still felt out of control of my body, aware that I had diastasis recti but unsure of whether my exercising was hurting me more than helping me. Liya's combination of physical therapy and yoga made me feel more confident about modifications while also teaching us great exercises and stretches to target common problems and strains of being a new mom. The classes were both a physical and mental relief."