Heal Your Core With Yoga Reviews
I have literally told every mom I know about this program!
Before I had my two children, I had been an avid runner—an activity I got a lot of joy out of. However, after having my children, I went from someone who could run 8-minute pace in my sleep, to someone who struggled to run 11-minute miles.
After my son (baby No. 2) was born, I saw a pelvic floor physical therapist, and this helped me immensely. It healed the damage done during my births and pregnancies, as well as helped me fix my diastasis recti. However, while the damage was healed, the core and pelvic floor strength were still lacking. My stomach was basically a bag of Jell-O that was barely holding me upright. What was more disconcerting is I was trying every core regimen I could get my hands on, but nothing worked. In fact, some of the programs I tried even seemed to make things worse.
I cannot tell you how much this program transformed my body! This is the first program I have found where I feel like I actually regained significant core and pelvic floor strength. I feel like a whole person again, as opposed to someone who is walking around with a gaping hole in my midsection. I am happy to report that I have been able to start building up my running miles again, and I have noticed a HUGE difference in my running. I am beginning to hit some of the paces I ran before I had babies—something I had pretty much given up on! My core is so much stronger, and I’m recruiting my hamstrings in a way that I never have before—even before I had children. Also, because the class focuses on posture, I am able to use better posture when I run, and I have noticed that my hips no longer hurt after I run, and I don’t feel beat up after my long runs like I used to. I feel like I am now able to recover from my runs as quickly as I did before I had children.
There are so many powerful aspects to this program! I feel like taking the class precipitates a lifestyle change. Not only are you able to regain your core and pelvic floor strength and improve your diastasis recti, but you are able to make adjustments to your posture in your everyday life, which helps alleviate back and hip pain. Plus, as a bonus, I lost my “mom paunch” after completing this class. This was not a goal of mine, because I did not think it was possible (nor did I really care if I ever lost it), but I am happy to say that it is gone
I have literally told every mom I know about this program! It is worth the time and effort, and it’s worth every cent! You will feel like yourself again, which is why I recommend it to any mom I meet who is struggling with her post-partum body. This class has taught me that with a little commitment, it is possible to get your body’s functionality back. You don’t have to struggle with pain or give up the things you love. I am able to run again—which is an activity that gives me great joy and a sense of peace. Thanks Catherine!
After my second pregnancy, I had a three and a half finger diastasis and about 60 pounds to lose. But I didn’t feel I could work out until I healed my core. I needed to heal myself and so I jumped in and committed to 20 minutes a day for 8 weeks.
I had a one finger or less gap at the end of the program. I can do kickboxing, jump on a trampoline, laugh, and sneeze without peeing myself. I have better posture and stand up taller. I have lost 25 pounds of my 60 pound goal after starting this program about 3 months ago. I thought maybe I would have a weak core for a long time, but it really did not take much time at all.
I credit this program with helping me start to get my swagger back.
If you are thinking about Heal Your Core With Yoga…Do it!
The alignment principles immediately improved, and over the 8 weeks have eliminated, my daily back pain.
Taking my back pain out of the equation has allowed me to tackle some large cleaning and organizing projects around my house, get through a day with more energy, sleep better, and enjoy weekly dance lessons without injuring my back.
This is a doable program for even the busiest, tiredest, or overwhelmed moms out there.
I have made a shift in my life. This program was the catalyst for me to show and and do the work.
It provided a platform to make actual goals and hold myself accountable to show up to the mat each morning. I also loved the community in which we supported each other (5am club!!!) and that Catherine was a gentle teacher who held our hands and kept us focused and authentic.
I have learned to love yoga again. Learned to love the body I am in again, which is hard when it has been host to a small human more than once and all the changes that go along with that process.Going to the mat each morning has also allowed me space of quiet reflection where I have been working on my spiritual health as well. I have found comfort in such a broken world these days.
As a physical therapist, I also found Catherine SUPER knowledgable in her anatomy/physiology/biomechanics foundations. I would make her an honorary PT!
This is a doable program for even the busiest, tiredest, or overwhelmed moms out there. I got so much more out of this than just a minimized DR.
Thank you so much for helping me feel capable and whole again.
I want to tell you how much I appreciate your program.
I think you’ve got something really great here and was just what I needed. To be honest, I was pretty sure it was going to be just another thing that I paid for and didn’t follow through on (I’ve spent way too much money trying to get myself to exercise).
But I actually did it this time!
I think your pacing was great, the goals you set were manageable (love that the videos are only 20 min), you were super supportive, and I really liked the accountability check ins. I’m a psychologist and I don’t know what your training is, but you definitely have down a lot of elements of making behavior change and you execute and support them expertly.
Hands down, the best online program I’ve found.
For me, the yoga was key to healing my core.
At 2.5 years postpartum, I entered this course with a pretty good understanding of alignment and having already “closed my diastasis gap”. However, I still suffered from a lack of core strength and felt anxious about whether I was moving in ways that were helping or hurting me.
Through the live calls, I had the opportunity to literally get in front of her and receive much needed assurance of how to do certain movements. Having the confidence to participate in yoga again has opened up the treasures of the practice; things I needed to truly heal, like release of tension, restoration of trust in my body, gratitude and acceptance for where I am at. For me, the yoga was key to healing my core. Only after making this connection back to my practice was I able to gain all the benefits of alignment adjustments and the strengthening that follows.
Thank you Catherine. I am so glad I signed up on a whim. It felt right, right from the start and I will continue this practice joyfully.
Fix Your Hips Reviews
I have a part of myself back…I am so happy and grateful!
Before Fix Your Hips, I had consistent discomfort in my groin on one side as well as pain at the base of one of my glutes and SI issues. I had to make adjustments to what activities I could do (no high impact aerobics, no ballet, didn’t even think I could do lunges anymore) and wore an SI brace a lot of the time. My hips were unreliable and I didn’t always know what would or would not cause pain.
Within three weeks I noticed that my glute pain was not happening most days. My hips felt strong and more reliable.
I could pick up not just my baby, but also my two-year-old AND my four-year-old. I began to dance again and my body felt great.
As the program went on I began to add in more and more of the things I love to do…and kept feeling great.
I have a part of myself back and have been able to lay to rest doubt and fear about what the future looked like for my postpartum body. I am so happy and grateful!
I’m confident I can now go back to a normal pain-free life!
I work in a school kitchen so I’m on my feet and walking all day. My hips would hurt to the point I could barely make it through the day. At first, it was only my right hip, then about a year later the left started in. I couldn’t sleep at night on either side and the vicious cycle began. I tried compression bike shorts, yoga, ibuprofen, physical therapy, cortisone injection, massage, etc… I was always on the lookout for something that might help.
I completed the course a few weeks ago. I’ve been able to return to my hot vinyasa classes using your suggested modifications. I’m walking my dog 4 miles a day without much pain and sleeping without medications.
I am now able to walk many blocks and have gone on several hikes for 3+ hours!
Before Fix Your Hips I could hardly walk around a block without my hip bothering me so badly I didn’t want to move. Sitting or standing was just painful. I am so much stronger and mostly pain free after the 6-week program!
FYH has changed my life, and my husband has noticed, too!
I have learned strategies to support healing in areas I thought would be forever different after childbirth. My hips are looser, my glutes are firing – I wondered why they seemed deflated after childbirth 🙂 – my pelvic floor and abs are stronger.
I feel much more confident and stronger.
This is a unique and powerful program that gets at the root of hip problems by really diving into the different aspects of the pelvic region and giving specific techniques to release tight areas while strengthening weak ones.
The schedule is doable and enjoyable, and it allows for incredible growth in self-awareness.
I feel much more confident and stronger than I did before I began this program!
I feel amazing.
Since completing this program my hips feel stable and strong. I have learned so much from this program. Thank you Catherine!
I just want to take a moment to say how much I love the strength I’m gaining in my hips!!!
I’m learning more about how my body works (and doesn’t work ?), I feel stronger and sturdier when I’m standing and walking, and I’m enjoying the confidence this inspires.
Thanks so much!