Therapeutic Yoga Assessments

Therapeutic Yoga Assessments

Hi this is Nydia. Let me tell you about what you can expect when you schedule a private therapeutic yoga assessment with me.

I like to begin with our first session where I will do a whole body assessment coupled with a detailed history of your past medica and physical activityl adventures. The assessment gives me information about your posture, range of motion, overall torso and extremity strength, mobility & flexibility, quality and efficiency of your breathing, quality and strength of your core abdominal and shoulder girdle stabilizers, past activity and injury history and overall readiness for a yoga practice. By the end of the assessment, we will have reviewed together and I will have instructed you in gentle activities that might benefit your individual body– in the case that any of the above mentioned areas were deficient or in need of attention. If you have a specific past medical history, we will take this into consideration and adjust the assessment and instruction as needed. We will then be able to decide together what your next step is in your practice.

Some individuals will go home to practice the techniques that I have taught them to improve on deficient areas (information is provided on a handout with step by step instructions), others will be ready to attend yoga classes on the schedule that I have recommended and then there are others who will schedule additional private sessions as they request or as needed in order to meet their individual goals. Some students who already have a consistent yoga practice will be interested in determining that they are progressing appropriately with their practice. They may be recovering from an illness, surgery, injury or may be experiencing a movement limitation.  When this is the case, we might go directly into assessing a variety of yoga postures to create modifications (as needed) to meet the individuals specific needs. The cost of the private therapeutic yoga session is $225/hour. Our first session (initial assessment) occasionally takes longer than an hour…the cost is the same, I just like to make sure that we schedule enough time to address all the areas that need attention. I am currently available for scheduling on Wednesday afternoons, and occasionally on other afternoons during the week as needed. Please contact me at the studio at (210) 325-4443 or send a message via the contact page if you would like more information or to speak with me about your particular situation.

I hope that you found this information helpful.

Blessings,

- Nydia Darby

Maria Iturbe

Nydia is amazing! Loved today’s class.
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John Hollenbeck

Incredible teacher, mentor and friend.
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Angela Velez

Nydia and Ernest the best
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Mayur Kewalramani

An amazing studio and a gifted instructor. Yoga is transformative and this studio supports all aspects of the practice.
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Elizabeth Fried

I love attending Nydia’s Gentle Therapeutic Yoga class! It takes place in a warm, highly encouraging, yet non-competitive environment, which is nurtured by Nydia’s expert, very generous, non-judgmental teaching.
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Donna Shields

My Rheumatologist recommended yoga with Nydia as a form of physical therapy  for a neuromuscular condition.  Nydia guided the Gentle Therapeutic Yoga class, comprised of yoga instructors to beginners, in a way that felt personal.  I was able to do the movements (all on the floor) and was not tired or hurting so I mentioned that the intent was for me to build strength.  Nydia explained the movements that build strength and that I would probably be a little sore the next day.  She was correct but I still felt good.  A sense of achievement.  Finally physical therapy that does not hurt nor focus on my limitations but my overall well being.  I know I will have neuromuscular challenges in the future but I feel I have a method to manage my quality of life now. Thank you Nydia for dispelling what I thought I knew about yoga and introducing me to lifetime change.
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Rick White

Nydia loves what she does. She cares so much about each person in the class, not just for today, but to help us through aging healthily.  Not only do my muscles feel better, she always puts me in a good mood.
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Jennifer Rockwell

I finally found someone who can help me. In addition to being a yogi, Nydia is a doctor of physical therapy and a published scientist in cancer research, who has developed this therapeutic yoga practice over 4 decades.
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Micha Darby

There’s no other yoga experience like the classes you’ll take here! Excellent service and teachers. 🙂
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Deb Schmid

What an amazing 75 minutes, breathing, stretching, balancing and Oming. She is the master of explaining how to get the most out of the practice. What a blessing!
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Marco Chalaby

Nydia provides almost private instruction focused on the needs of each student. I had a recurring muscular pain that almost went away with the exercises and stretches that she recommended during class. She will talk through long poses so that you do not feel the discomfort!
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Kathy Ruiz

Nydia is so personable. You feel affirmed in just saying “hello!”
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Kathleen Horner

 I attended my first class with Nydia yesterday in order to expand ways to help my massage clients. Nydia offered lots of simple and effective ways I can incorporate the basics of yoga and breathing to help clients achieve greater healing with their self care. I feel it was some of the best CE money I’ve spent in quite a while. I left with a renewed spirit of healing. Can’t wait to go back and learn more! Nydia and her husband’s hospitality were AMAZING! Thank you for opening not just your studio but your home to my learning experience.
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Betty Boazman

Exactly what I needed!  Some yoga classes seem to rush thru the positions and I don’t feel like I really got the benefit of the stretches.  This class allows enough time to fully experience each position while working at your own level. Nydia constantly coaches and assists each person.  Perfect
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Carolyn Perez

Wonderful experience.  I sought out Nydia for help after experiencing tremendous pain following a group yoga class elsewhere. Nydia spent extra time with me to address the difficulties and pain I was having and I was able to complete a yoga class without pain for the first time in weeks.  I’m so glad I reached out to Nydia.
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