Residential Yoga Teacher Training Course
Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat

200hr Yoga Alliance Registered Certification in Hatha Vinyasa Yoga

May 1-31, 2023
Utuado, Puerto Rico

“True yoga is not about the shape of your body, but the shape of your life.
Yoga is not to be performed; yoga is to be lived.
Yoga doesn’t care about what you have been;
yoga cares about the person you are becoming.
Yoga is designed for a vast and profound purpose,
and for it to be truly called yoga, its essence must be embodied.”

-Aadil Palkhivala, Fire of Love

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. 



May 1st: Arrival, 3pm Check-in, Dinner & Opening Ceremony 

30th of May: Closing Ceremony 

31st of May: Breakfast, 11am Check-out 

We will study and practice 6 days a week for 4 weeks.


Sample Daily Schedule 

The schedule is designed to provide an intensive, experiential exploration of yoga philosophy, practice, and teaching techniques. Given Yoga Alliance requirements, all students are required to attend all sessions, without exception. 

A typical daily schedule is as follows: 

6:00–8:00 am Sadhana Morning yoga practice is your opportunity to go within and have a personal experience while gaining familiarity with the fundamental practices. 

8:00–9:00 am Breakfast

9:00–- 12:30 pm Program Session Program sessions include training in techniques for postures and pranayama; teaching methodology for leading a class; exposure to yogic philosophy; instruction in anatomy and physiology; ayurvedic lifestyle , practices to support your emerging skills as a teacher, and more. 

12:30 pm–2:30pm Lunch 

2:30–6:00 pm Program Session 

6:00–7:00 pm Dinner 9pm -9am Quiet Hours; Noble Silence

 * please note: this is a sample schedule, any changes will be communicated in advance 1st of May.

"My essence is wordless."
~Thích Nhât Hanh


Diego Baldi 

(CIYT, E-RYT500) is the founder and lead teacher of Inner Wellness Studio, a Yoga & holistic wellness school specializing in Yoga practices and teacher training.

Diego’s first encounter with Yoga practices was at 13 years of age when he began to integrate his love for dance with conscious movements. Since then he has continued to advance both as a learner and a teacher.

He completed Yoga teacher training programs in India & South Africa including Iyengar Yoga, Hatha Vinyasa Yoga, and Kundalini Yoga
and Meditation.

“My experience as a Yoga teacher over the last 11+ years has empowered me to integrate with the healing potential of Yoga at multiple 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.”

Diego draws from his background in holistic health coaching and integrative nutrition to encourage a comprehensive and sustainable lifestyle approach.

Maria Victoria “Tanamá” 

(M.Ed, RYT500, RPYT) 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.

The Venue

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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. 

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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