Inner Wellness Studio

Durban, South africa



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Internationally Registered 200hr Certificate Course & Residential Retreat in South Africa. Experience the holistic integration of yoga & mindfulness with Ayurvedic nutrition & lifestyle. Explore the fundamentals of yoga theory, methodology, physiology, and philosophy.

Residential Retreat Yoga Teacher Training

Residential Yoga Teacher Training Course Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat

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200hr Yoga Alliance Registered Certification in Hatha Vinyasa Yoga

About the Course

This course is a comprehensive study and practice of Yoga. It has been designed to encourage a profound experience of Yoga. 

The inspiration and focus of the training will be based on alignment and vinyasa Yoga

As a part of the course electives you will be trained in the science of restorative Yoga and Ayurveda. 

You will be inspired to create a lifestyle of holism and awareness. 

Expect to mindfully, intelligently, and progressively practice postures and techniques that will give you meaningful insight into the human mind and body connection.

You will learn to cultivate discipline and commitment into your own practice and nourish those principles in the lives of those around you, as well. As a group we will encourage an uplifting and respectful learning environment. 

You will receive resources and support to engage with the course requirements in a progressive and effective way. 

On completion of the course you will be qualified to teach the fundamentals of Yoga.



– Fundamentals of Alignment 

– Yoga Philosophy 

– Historical & Cultural Perspectives 

– Anatomy & Physiology 

– Teaching Methodology 

– Variations & Modifications


– Use of Props for posture enhancement 

– Principles of Ayurveda for Nutrition & Lifestyle 

– Mindfulness Meditation 

– Restoratives & Pranayama 

– Energetic Anatomy: Chakras & Nadis 

– Cyclical Balance & Hormonal Health


– To expand our understanding of Yoga and meditation for personal & social wellness 

– To explore the potential of our bodies and minds. 

– To further dedicate ourselves to living a healthy and holistic lifestyle. 

– To grow mindfully and professionally in the field of yoga teaching

– To inspire others to be more aware of their health and spirituality. 

– To create connections and community with people from different walks of life, finding a common thread through yoga.


– To experience the holistic integration of yoga & mindfulness with ayurvedic nutrition & lifestyle

– To explore the fundamentals of yoga theory, methodology, anatomy, philosophy, and more. 

– To learn a functional and remedial approach to postural alignment and restoration for mobility, stability, and balance. 

– To discover and embrace the potential to create inclusive teaching environments. 

Your Investment

Inclusive of:

Private accommodation 

En-suite bathroom, private balcony with hammock 

Daily meals 

3 Ayurvedic inspired vegan meals + snacks & refreshments 

Yoga training manual 

Theory & practice 

Certificate of completion*
Registered with Yoga Alliance


*upon completion of all required hours and assignments

A deposit of $1,000 is required to reserve your space. Flexible payment options available. 

Your Teachers

Diego Baldi

"My experience as a Yoga student and 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."
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Diego Baldi (E-RYT®500), is the founder and lead teacher of Inner Wellness Studio.

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.

Maria Baldi

"I always knew my vocation was to support others to tune into their empowerment. I found Yoga when I going through one of the most challenging transitions in my life and the practice helped me to find the inspiration and support I needed to make it through. My intention is to support others in the process of discovering the potential and wisdom within. I strive to create a learning environment that fosters inclusivity and community."

Maria (M.Ed, RYT®500) has been formally studying and practicing yoga since 2013.

She completed her first yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India, from where she was inspired to travel to Kerala, in south of India, to gain personal insight into the ancient wisdom and practices of Ayurveda. She is currently preparing to become an Ayurvedic consultant.

María 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


Set in a stunning valley on 105 lush tropical acres, Casa Grande Mountain Retreat is an oasis of peace and tranquility. 

The former coffee plantation, now exquisitely landscaped, has 20 rooms scattered up the mountainside with a beautiful river as the lower border. Follow the hiking trails up the mountain and down the waterfall.

 Each room has its own en-suite bathroom, private porch and hammock. 

A salt-water swimming pool is cradled beneath a green mountain vista.

Our restaurant is completely plant-based and we source most of our ingredients from local farmers and our own land as much as possible. 

“El Templo,” where most of the yoga training will take place, is a spacious, fully equipped studio surrounded by windows and mountain views.

The Lifestyle

Ayurveda is a sister science to yoga – they are meant to be complimentary. The course is designed to align with ayurvedic principles of daily routine, practices, and nutrition. As part of the course you will learn more about how to identify and manage your unique constitution on a day to day basis.

Our restaurant will nourish you with well balanced, nourishing plant-based meals, teas, juices, and snacks. You will be grounded and replenished throughout the day, supporting your practice and learning.

How to apply?

1. Complete the online application form.

2. Schedule a phone call with the course teachers to go over your application.

3. One your application is accepted you can make your deposit and secure your space.

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