The proven method for regaining your strength and confidence, long term.

You see, the “secret” to healing your DR
is NOT in hundreds of crunches.

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Your ability to get back to the body you remember (or want to build) is completely dependent on building a strong core that knows how to engage when it needs to.

Spot treatment or programs that promise flat bellies too soon are a fast track to re-injury and disappointment.

You don’t need endless crunches and leg raises.

True healing can happen in a program that understands your core is a part of your whole, functioning body.

Introducing: Restore Your Core®

The online program that builds the responsive core you need to heal your DR.

10,000+

women healing

200+

Certified RYC®
Teachers

30,000+

Active Community
Members

80+

Countries

5

Continents

2015

Since

You’ll feel confident

and proud of your body again.

RYC® has helped thousands of women heal their diastasis recti…

We’d love to help you too.

Start Healing Today
$197

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We’d love to help you too.

Start Healing Today
$197

Or we offer a payment plan—4 easy payments of $50

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Healing DR with RYC® looks like able to…

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Healing DR with RYC® looks like able to…

  • move effortlessly without worry.
  • lift your kids.
  • have fewer aches and pains.
  • workout harder with more intensity.
  • move without fear.
  • listen to your body and respond.
  • embrace full body healing.

You can feel whole confident and capable again with RYC®

You’ll have a lived experience of how your whole body functions as a system, and learn strategies for continuing to build and maintain your strength in your daily life

RYC® is the proven method for regaining your strength and confidence, long term.

Begin Your Journey

You’ll get

  • Forever access to the program and all updates
  • 16 Exercise videos with detailed personal instruction
  • 4 Standing-only classes for those times when getting on a mat is just not possible
  • 24 Take-back-your-body tutorials explaining alignment, how to have a healthy spine and pelvis, optimal breath, ideal core engagement, and more
  • 12 Instructional PDFs that help you understand prolapse, the role of your psoas, and tips for all day movement
  • A 10-15 minute express workout for each stage of the program
  • Private facebook group (for women only), constant access to Lauren herself, and all your personal questions answered all the time
  • Bonus videos, tutorials, tips and classes
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  • Forever access to the program and all updates
  • 16 Exercise videos with detailed personal instruction
  • 4 Standing-only classes for those times when getting on a mat is just not possible
  • 24 Take-back-your-body tutorials explaining alignment, how to have a healthy spine and pelvis, optimal breath, ideal core engagement, and more
  • 12 Instructional PDFs that help you understand prolapse, the role of your psoas, and tips for all day movement
  • A 10-15 minute express workout for each stage of the program
  • Private facebook group (for women only), constant access to Lauren herself, and all your personal questions answered all the time
  • Bonus videos, tutorials, tips and classes

All for under $200!

Yes Please, I Want Those!
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Lauren Ohayon

Founder and program developer RYC

Join the thousands of women taking back their strength and confidence

with Lauren

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Got questions?

Can you fix diastasis recti without surgery?

Yes! There have been many women who have completed my program and seen their diastasis recti close considerably, if not all the way. It is possible to not only heal a diastasis without surgery, it is also possible to restore function and ability to your core and your body without the need of invasive surgeries.

Can diastasis recti heal on its own?

Diastasis recti is a common post-pregnancy complication. When the muscles of her abdominal wall separate, it can be difficult for them to come back together on their own and you may need physical therapy if they don't heal within 6 weeks to 3 months following delivery. Using the RYC® method greatly increases your likelihood of being able to heal without surgery. Surgery is usually only considered in extreme cases if the gap doesn’t close within a year of physical therapy.

What exercises should be avoided with diastasis recti?

A great way to prevent worsening your diastasis recti is avoiding exercises that can make it worse, such as crunches, planks and twists. It's also important not to jump quickly out of bed or do anything else that causes a visible doming in the ab muscles.

Is a 2 finger gap diastasis recti?

Yes, medically speaking a gap of 2 fingers or more is considered diastasis recti. However, we like to start healing from 1, even if that’s super early.

What problems can diastasis recti cause?

Diastasis recti can lead to back pain, digestive issues, urine leaking and lots of general discomfort. It can also stop you from being able to workout efficiently and reach your goals safely. In some rare cases tissue tears can lead to hernias where organs begin to poke out of the openings in your tissues.

Does belly binding help with diastasis recti?

Wearing a binder or splint won’t strengthen or tighten the muscles, so it won’t help heal diastasis recti. But it may give you some relief from lower back pain.

Can I run with diastasis recti?

We know you’re hoping for a definitive answer, but in our professional opinion the response is not so simple. If you’re well past the 8 week postpartum mark, adding in low intensity exercises can be a great way to begin regaining strength. But this can look different for each person depending on what you’re experiencing in your body. If you’d like to hear Lauren’s opinion, feel free to tag her in a post where you share a bit about your own body in our Facebook group. .

How do I know if it’s diastasis recti or belly fat?

We recommend scrolling up the page and following along with Lauren’s video of how to test if you have a diastasis recti. She goes through exactly how to feel whether you have a gap yourself.

Does drinking water help diastasis recti?

Drinking water is important for your overall health, and you need to be taking care of your health as you heal your diastasis recti. Drinking water is definitely one of the good habits you should pick up as you move toward whole-body healing. It doesn’t always have to be plain water though, diluted juices or herbal teas are also great for keeping you hydrated.

What’s the difference between diastasis recti and a hernia?

A hernia is the tearing of your tissue which allows organs to poke through. Diastasis recti is the separation of the abdominal muscles that happens when your linea alba (the tissue in the center of your abs) weakens.

While they aren’t the same thing, diastasis recti can sometimes look like an inguinal or umbilical hernia when you flex your abdomen, as you can sometimes see a bulge through your skin where your belly button would be.

Why does my stomach dip in the middle?

Diastasis recti doesn’t only cause bulging in the middle—it can also cause a dip, depending on YOUR body. Your abdominal muscles have stretched and separated which can either show up as a bulge or a dip.

When is diastasis recti severe?

A space of more than 2.7-3cm at the level of your belly button is considered severe or pathological. BUT over 50% of women have pathological or severe diastasis recti immediately following delivery. Remember, severe doesn’t mean there isn’t a path to healing, and we’ve had many women with severe diastasis recti use the RYC® method with success.

Can diastasis recti cause digestive issues?

Yes, it can. Because your abdominal muscles aren’t working in the same way, your digestive system can become more sensitive and need extra support.

For many women, food intolerances that weren’t a problem before become important to address. Common foods that cause trouble are gluten, dairy and sugar, eliminating these and trying intermittent fasting helps many women, but consulting a nutritionist or dietician is always a good idea.