Inner Wellness Studio

Durban, South africa



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Diego draws from his background in holistic health coaching, integrative nutrition, and Ayurveda offering a comprehensive lifestyle approach to Yoga.


Inner Wellness Studio

Inner Wellness Studio provides inspiration and expertise to support you in establishing your unique balance in health. We promote longevity, energy and happiness in all aspects of life and will support you in creating a healthy lifestyle that will sustain your fullest potential. 

Our teaching methodology emphasizes mindfulness in breath and movement. We specialise in Yoga Teacher Training as well as courses and workshops on yoga for women’s health, children, restoration, and more. Our cooking based courses integrate a holistic approach as taught by Ayurveda, the health and lifestyle science developed by ancient sages, proven to be highly beneficial for a balanced and sustained Yoga practice.

We have been conducting Yoga Teacher Training since 2014, offering over 3,000 hours of study, practise and inquiry in yoga to students from South Africa and abroad. Our RYS®200, RYS®300 & YACEP® certificate courses are registered with Yoga Alliance. Diego is registered as an E-RYT®500.

Diego Baldi

Diego is the founder and lead teacher of Inner Wellness Studio in Durban, a practice specialising in Yoga, meditation, and teacher training. Diego draws from his background in holistic health coaching, integrative nutrition, and Ayurveda – offering a comprehensive lifestyle transformation approach.


Diego was introduced to Yoga at the early age of 13 and was since then continuously inspired towards more conscious moving and living. Over the last 10+ years he has been practising, teaching and studying with people from diverse cultures, religions, and socioeconomic backgrounds in southern Africa and India. He completed yoga teacher training programs in India & South Africa specialising in Hatha Vinyasa Yoga, Kundalini Yoga and Meditation, and Iyengar Yoga. Additionally, his love for food and nutrition has inspired “creative conscious cooking,” plant based cooking courses inspired by Ayurveda & Integrative Nutrition principles for healthy eating and living.

“My experience as a yoga teacher has empowered me to integrate with the healing potential of yoga on all levels. Yoga has cultivated a more conscious and compassionate way of life within me. It is my intention to promote the holistic practice of yoga as a lifestyle, to maintain health and balance and promote optimum wellness.”

Holistic Health

Diego is a certified Holistic Health Coach having completed a professional program with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. He works uniquely with each client to establish eating habits and a lifestyle that will support their personal goals and challenges. Diego has the knowledge to assist with a variety of methods that support the transformation of health from a holistic platform. He specialises in stress management, anti-aging, digestive health, detoxification and natural wholesome eating and living. 

Additionally, Diego has been trained in holistic massageacupressure, and traditional thai massage. He also has a sincere interest in and commitment to permaculture and natural construction, using earth and other natural resources to live in a safe, health conscious, and sustainable way.

Watch Diego Baldi on interview with SABC's "Sadhana: The Inward Path"


Maria Victoria la Tanamá

Born and raised in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico into a multi-generational boricua family. Tanamá is an educator dedicated to supporting others in achieving their intentions for health and wellness.

She initiated her formal studies of Hatha Yoga in Rishikesh Yog Peeth, northern India, where she completed her first 200 hours of Yoga Teacher Training. From there her passion for natural healing led her south to Kerala where she gained profound insights into the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda. She went on to travel to South Africa where she completed an additional 500-hours of training focusing on alignment based vinyasa, restoratives, and the ayurvedic integration of yoga. She is also certified to teach yoga for pregnancy and children.

María Victoria draws from her academic background in research, education, and social sciences to help create a supportive and engaging learning environment for all. Her personal experience recovering from chronic pain and developing menstrual cycle awareness inspire a compassionate and holistic approach to wellness & recovery.

For the last 5 years she has been co-creating an leading Yoga Teacher Training courses in South Africa and Puerto Rico.


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