The postpartum recovery class. Born from experience and Backed by science.
Therapeutic 5-part exercise program created and led by Qian Leng, MD to help you:
Regain core strength
Ease neck and back tension
Relieve pelvic floor imbalances
This series is designed for new parents 4 weeks - 6 months postpartum, as well as anyone who is further out from pregnancy but still experiences diastasis recti or pelvic floor issues. The class includes five classes offered in-person and virtually as well as email tips for exercise at home. Class recordings will be available for playback for two months.
This gentle yet highly effective program is based on the Postpartum Corrective Exercise program created by Dr. Sarah Duvall, PT, and the Mamalates postnatal Pilates method by Wendy Foster. Dr. Leng is certified in both these methods as well as a graduate of the Herman and Wallace pelvic floor physical therapy training. Qian adds her own experience as a mom and 13 years of experience as a yoga teacher and medical doctor.
Feel at ease again in your body. Believe in your own strength.
*Pre-crawling babies are welcome to attend*
Dates / Times / Format
Aug 8 - Sept 12, skip Aug 29
Tuesdays 10-11am PST
In-person + Livestream
*space is limited to ensure an intimate class where you will receive individual attention and guidance.
5 week series: $99
Single drop-in: $25
NOTE: To sign up for the entire series, click "sign up" on the first date and select the $99 series option. To register for specific date, click "sign up" next to your desired date and purchase the $25 drop-in option.
What people say about Dr. Qian's Stronger After Baby Series
“Qian’s class helped me to understand my body mechanics and helped me safely return to exercise after giving birth to my daughter."
-Melissa, Sports medicine doctor
“Qian 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
"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. Qian'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."
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.