Restore Your Core: Understanding Diastasis Recti & Intelligent Abdominal Strengthening for Pregnancy and Postpartum

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Host:  Birthwell, Los Angeles
Ribbit Tree and Nursery Yoga Studio 301 Old Topanga Canyon Rd
Topanga CA, 90290  view map

  • Have a bulging mummy tummy that won’t go away?
  • Feel a lack of connection to your core muscles?
  • Suffer from low back pain or urinary incontinence?

Diastasis Recti is a separation of the abdominal muscles that effects over 90% of pregnant women.  Diastasis can sometimes repair itself however, it can often be made worse by certain types of movement and abdominal strengthening.

The good news is there are specific exercises that women can do before, during and after pregnancy to safely strengthen the abdominals and reduce diastasis.

In this workshop we will learn the anatomy of the abdominal muscles, how to identify diastasis and how to effectively support the core to minimize the effects of diastasis.  This class will benefit any woman who has had or plans to have a baby, pregnant women, fitness instructors and birth professionals.

Come in comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat and an abdominal splint if you have one.

$40 includes printed materials.

Please pre-register with Birthwell to reserve your space.  e-mail: or phone:  413-329-5797

Lara Catone has worked with women in the childbearing years as a birth doula, childbirth educator, midwife assistant and yoga teacher.  Lara has also trained as an acrobat and  combines this experience with yogic wisdom for sustainable and safe strength training.  She has done a great deal of independent research on diastasis and has helped numerous clients successfully heal and reconnect to their core.

See Lara’s Videos on the Core & Diastasis Recti:

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