The postpartum recovery class - Born from experience and backed by science.
A 5-week series to help new birth parents recover from pregnancy and labor. This workshop series focuses 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.
This class is appropriate for those 4 weeks to 1 year postpartum. Pre-crawling babies are also welcome to attend!
“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
Date / Time / Format
5 Tuesdays, November 8th - December 6th
10:15am - 11:15am
In-Person at the Bhakti Yoga Movement Center
*Space is limited*
$99 for the series*
$24 for a single drop-in
Equity pricing available, please reach out firstname.lastname@example.org
*This series will be recorded. Playback will be available for students who've enrolled in the series for 1 month.
Please email your proof of covid vaccination to email@example.com. Wear a mask when you arrive to the studio. We will conduct an anonymous poll at the start of class to see if anybody needs everyone to stay masked to be safe. If that need isn't present then individuals can choose to practice with or without masks. This is the best way for us to care for our most vulnerable.
About Liya Leng
Qian (Liya) Leng (She/Her) - 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 camping, paddle boarding, and hanging out with her 5-year-old daughter Sevina their 5-month-old labradoodle pup.
"I began attending Stronger After Baby around 7 months postpartum. 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."