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

Angela Velez

Nydia and Ernest the best
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Kathleen Curry

It is a dream come true when your yoga teacher is a doctor of physical therapy.  Who could ask for anything more?  Nydia pays attention to every detail of your body while you are in a posture.   She can offer subtle cues that have tremendous impact.     She has helped me enjoy postures that I thought I would never be able to do again because of a cervical condition.  Nydia’s classes are challenging and fun.  Her approach is unique.  She is a delightful individual.  Nydia’s Yoga Therapy is San Antonio’s hidden gem.
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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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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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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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Patti Schermerhorn

Every chance I get, I always try to encourage people to seek out Nydia. I started my practice with her years ago and stopped so I could be a caregiver. I’m back again to give to myself. She cares deeply about what she does and her passion for yoga, a healthy spirit and mind is contagious. She uses yoga as physical therapy and modifies movements specific to each persons needs. I’ve been around a lot of “coaches” in my lifetime but never one who’s words and teachings always echoed in my head and heart to ,literally, not only change my body and spirit but my life. For that, I will always be grateful.
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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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John Hollenbeck

Incredible teacher, mentor and friend.
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Sherri Stewart

I have gone to yoga with Nydia for many years, but now I am going with a different focus. I recently had a hip replacement, and I know that she will modify the practice for me so that I can get the benefits of the yoga practice and rehab my hip without doing anything that would harm my recovery. Bottom line is that I trust her, and that means everything to me.
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Souly Pena

Nydia was great! I basically had a private session since no one else showed up today. She was warm and welcoming and super intuitive in instruction. I’m not knowledgeable in yoga but know this was a great welcoming space. Y’all should definitely try it out.
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Maripat Munley

While I have practiced yoga for nearly 25 years, Nydia has been my best teacher. Her classes are deeply informed by her personal depth of training with yoga masters both here in the states & around the world. Combining that training with her professional base as a Physical Therapist has enriched my own practice over the past 10 years.  I look forward to going to class several times a week & feel stronger as a result.
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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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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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Teresa M Alvarez

I recommend this yoga sanctuary for everyone!! Nydia is absolutely amazing and is truly unique. I appreciate each time I attend a class I am never encouraged to do anything beyond the point of discomfort.
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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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