Just Breathe

An Educational Platform for Therapeutic Yoga Enthusiasts

The only thing
that you have
to do is breathe

An Educational Platform for Therapeutic Yoga Enthusiasts

Learn, Grow, Love, Live Therapeutic Yoga


The Open Hand Institute (OHI) is an educational platform that is directed towards elevating, inspiring and uniting our local and global communities of therapeutic yoga lifestyle enthusiasts with opportunities to learn from Master educators in all fields. It is positioned to provide a platform for yoga lifestyle, yoga and medical professionals to access continuing education, entry-level to advanced learning and networking opportunities. OHI is an extension of and is located on the premises of Nydia’s Yoga Therapy Studio in San Antonio, Texas.

The Open Hand Institute is active in the development and support of Therapeutic Yoga Lifestyle Practices that have arisen from a variety of influences and are most definitely POST LINEAGE. This perspective reflects our current and constantly evolving culture and human nature.

The Open Hand Institute is committed to providing tools that empower, educate, and serve to develop resilient human beings. To share information about how science supports the practices and to support the continuing education and research opportunities that help to bridge the local and global medical and yoga communities.

The Open Hand Institute is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and connectedness toward all beings. OHI celebrates the unique contributions that each individual can bring toward forming a more diverse and stimulating environment for learning, sharing, and growing.

The Open Hand Institute is dedicated to supporting and providing opportunities for all-level learners to have access to world-class education and educators within a variety of program offerings: yoga lifestyle, mindfulness, integrative nutrition, and holistic wellness, just to name a few.

Immerse yourself in experiencing therapeutic yoga lifestyle practices, educational opportunities, and therapeutic yoga teacher training developed by a Doctor of Physical Therapy. There is nothing else like this in the world.


The Force that moves the Open Hand Institute.

Nydia Tijerina Darby is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Therapeutic Yoga Specialist, Creative Director and Lead Trainer of the Open Hand Institute, and Director of Nydia’s Yoga Therapy Studio in San Antonio, Texas.

She has dedicated her life toward practicing what she preaches to the best of her abilities, encouraging and supporting others on their journey toward wholeness. One of her mantras: “I am in training for my next decade.”

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