DR. LIYA LENG
Bump classes have helped me to understand my body mechanics and helped me safely return to exercise after giving birth to my daughter.
Melissa, Sports Medicine Doctor, Portland, Oregon
BUMP AND BABY
Based in Portland, Oregon.
Virtual classes available anywhere.
The idea to create Bump came to Liya Leng (MD, MPH) at the start of the Covid shutdown when social distancing required that yoga studios shut their doors. Knowing how isolating it can feel as a new parent, Liya wanted to create a way for people to connect and to move their bodies. Bump stemmed from this idea and is now a vibrant online wellness center.
Prenatal yoga has been shown to ease physical discomfort during pregnancy and may aid with labor. Postpartum exercise can help to prevent and heal pelvic floor issues and abdominal separation. However, yoga has traditionally been difficult to access for many people of color and for anyone who is economically disadvantaged or does not speak English as their first language.
Bump seeks to alleviate these disparities by providing scholarships to those in need. Please contact us if you would like to learn more about our mission or to donate to our scholarship fund.
I find the live support groups to be relevant and quite helpful. I attended a breastfeeding support group shortly after birth that helped with a latch issue my baby was having. I also just attended a MamaTalks episode with great back-to-work pumping tips!
Sarah, Internal Medicine Doctor, Portland, Oregon
MEET OUR TEAM
Liya Leng, MD, MPH
Certified yoga teacher and postpartum corrective exercise specialist.
Liya's journey in yoga began 12 years ago when she completed her first teacher training with renowned hatha yoga teacher Ana Forrest while she was a student at Harvard Medical School. Since then she has done 800+ hours of training in various modalities, including the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Floor Level 1 physical therapy course, Catherine Allen's Poppy Perinatal Yoga training, Dr. Sarah Duvall's Postpartum Corrective Exercise course, and Wendy Foster's Mamalates postnatal Pilates training. Liya specializes in postpartum exercise with a gentle yet effective approach to healing pelvic floor issues and diastasis recti (separation of the abdominal muscles).
Liya is a practicing hospital medicine doctor, acupuncturist, and assistant professor of medicine at OHSU and Western University of Health Sciences. She enjoys taking walks up Mt. Tabor, eating Eb & Bean fro yo, and hanging out with her 2-year-old daughter Sevina.