Workshop to Focus on Yoga for Breast Cancer Survivors
Nydia Tijerina Darby is much more than a yoga instructor and local yoga studio owner. The creator of Nydia’s Yoga Therapy interweaves her extensive yoga background with her physical therapy knowledge to create intensely therapeutic and beneficial yoga experiences. Her focus on yoga therapy for breast cancer survivors stemmed from an invitation to participate in a research study at the UT Health Science Center.
For the study she developed a yoga asana practice designed specifically for breast cancer survivors. Her unique background enabled her to combine Western physical therapy with Eastern hatha yoga, resulting in a practice that focuses on healing the whole person— body, mind and spirit.
In July, Darby takes her therapeutic yoga to the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, N.Y. She will lead a five-day workshop on Therapeutic Yoga for Breast Cancer Survivors that begins July 19 and continues through July 24. During the workshop, participants will learn Darby’s breath-centered, modified yoga practice designed to increase mobility, strength and endurance and to improve function and quality of life, reduce stress and enhance focus and concentration. Practices during the workshop will be modified to fit each practitioner’s level of experience; participants do not need prior yoga experience.