Intent of Inner Wellness Yoga 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.
Diego is the founder 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 approach.
Diego is a certified Holistic Health Coach having completed a professional program with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City in 2012. 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.
Diego was introduced to Yoga at a early age and since then it has become his vocation. Continuing to advance his practice both as a learner and a teacher, he completed yoga teacher training programs in Vinyasa Yoga, Kundalini Yoga and Meditation, Iyengar Yoga and has received the credentials as an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500) with Yoga Alliance. He runs 200hr Yoga Teachers Training Certificate Courses.
In 2009 he completed his first 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Course with the Shades of Yoga School.
His personal practice led him to the teachings of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation (as taught by Yogi Bhajan) and he completed Level I Teacher Training with Pritam Khalsa & Har Bhajan in 2012. In 2015 he completed advanced teacher training (300hr) at the Kailash Tribal School in the Himalayas, focusing on Patanjali's yoga system, traditional Yoga philosophy and Ayurveda.
Most recently, Diego completed a 3 year certification course with the Iyengar Yoga Centre Oudshroon (David Jacobs & Jürgen Meusel) an experience that allowed him to participate in Yoganusasanam 2014, an intensive 10 day yoga course with with Geetaji Iyengar. In the January of 2015 Diego had the opportunity to practice at the Iyengar Institute in Pune, India.
Additionally, Diego has been trained in holistic massage, acupressure, and traditional Thai massage.
“ My experience as a yoga teacher over the last 8 years 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.”