Each exercise video is about 25 minutes long, and we encourage you to complete four sessions every week. Additional movement is healthy, too, and we recommend short daily walks in addition to the workouts.
Everyone’s body is different, and we always encourage you to check with your healthcare provider. However, we can tell you that women with large diastasis recti gaps, severe prolapse, debilitating back pain, SIJ pain, and hernias have found relief and healing with the Restore Your Core® method.
We recommend starting with this online program. You get lifetime access to all of the training materials, and this program gives you everything you need to start healing. Once you’ve been through the online program, then you’re in the perfect position to attend one of Lauren’s workshops and fine tune your movements. But start with this. It’s really, truly everything you need.
The short answer is no, and it depends on how you define yoga. Do we say namaste, Om, or use Sanskrit names for exercises? No. Do we mention deities? No. Do we discuss the tenets of yoga? No. None of that. Do we use movements found in yoga classes which are also adopted by 100s of other fitness modalities? Yes. Do we foster mindfulness with slower movements and breath awareness? Yes, and this is not exclusive to yoga. These practices are even taught at the Mayo Clinic, Harvard, and Stanford, as research has shown that they reduce stress. RYC® is not a yoga program, but there are some movements and sequencing that you would find in a yoga class. Lauren is a trained yoga teacher, as well she has also trained in various methods and modalities, including FRC, pilates, and more. Also, rather than pushing for flexibility - a common theme in yoga, we angle for strength and mobility. The program focuses on strength elements rather than "go deeper, stretch harder."