Nydia Darby has completed a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science degree in physical therapy from Texas Woman’s University. She and her husband David Darby (who is also a physical therapist) earned their Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of the Incarnate Word. Nydia is licensed to practice physical therapy by the State of Texas and specializes in orthopedic, spine and pelvic health rehabilitation. Post Graduate work revolved around manual therapy, neurological, amputee prosthetic & pre prosthetic rehabilitation. Nydia has completed 500+ hours with the Hard and the Soft Yoga Institute under the supervision of its founder, Beryl Bender Birch. Nydia has also been fortunate to have been exposed to the works of many of the current Masters in the popular yoga culture and these experiences have influenced her practices and her teachings over the years.
Nydia is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Texas Physical Therapy Association, International Association of Yoga Therapists and the San Antonio Chapter of the Texas Yoga Association. She has acted in the capacity of adjunct faculty and has taught yoga anatomy programs with numerous yoga schools in the San Antonio area. She mentors and provides continuing education for yoga teachers and advanced yoga students as well as community lectures on various topics related to yoga, breathing, stress reduction, health and wellness. She is Co-Director, a Lead Specialist & Curriculum Coordinator and a Lead Trainer of the Open Hand Institute which currently offers a 200 hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher Training and continuing education opportunities..
Nydia’s Yoga Therapy classes are influenced by the Eight Limbed Ashtanga Lifestyle practice, presented by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras. Nydia presents asana that has been influenced by Ashtanga, Iyengar and traditional Hatha Yoga, along with her extensive experience in movement, breath-work, fitness and physical therapy. This is integrated into 30+ years of core conditioning and physical therapy injury-preventive approach to wholeness that holds maximizing an individual’s function and quality of living in greatest esteem.
I am the proud mother of 2 beautiful children, Jake and Micha, and am happily married to my husband of 28 years, David Darby. As a family, we enjoy cooking and grilling together, spending time outdoors, and exercising. We also enjoy the company of our 2 dogs, 4 cats and chickens! You may see some of the Darby clan around the studio every so often.