Internal Peace Initiative

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

London, Ontario

With Richard Wilkinson and Alina Calinescu


One weekend per month (avoiding long weekends and special holidays!)

9 month 200 hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training program based in London, Ontario
The next Yoga Alliance Certified 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training weekend course begins in September 2021 and runs one weekend per month through May 2022. The weekend dates are purposely chosen to avoid long weekends and special holidays (i.e. Mothers Day etc.). The program hours are from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm on both Saturday and Sunday (one weekend per month).
At The Internal Peace Initiative, we focus on the therapeutic healing benefits of yoga. More than simply teaching you the postures, we will explore the physical, mental and emotional benefits that yoga has to offer. You may been ambitious and eager to become and well prepared yoga teacher or you may wish to take the course simply to deepen your practice and knowledge of yoga (as many of our grads have done).
During the training we will guide and assist you to develop an asana sequence that is suitable for the audience that you may eventually want to work with. We have 4 very experienced and diverse teachers that will demonstrate and educate you on many of the key elements of yoga. Two of our teachers are Yoga Therapists (one currently studying to become an Osteopath) and one is a studio owner/teacher. I have been trained and certified in iRest Yoga Nidra, which is a form of meditation that has been utilized to assist people recovering from anxiety, depression, trauma (including PTSD) fear, grief etc. (see
Additionally we have guest presenters/speakers from the medical community who will share their knowledge with you. Our full curriculum can be viewed by clicking here.

Richard, RYT200, Certified iRest Meditation Teacher, Project Director

The Internal Peace Initiative

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Alina Yoga Therapist C-IAYT, E-RYT500, Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist, Education Director The Internal Peace Initiative

The regular tuition price for the course is $2400CAD.
$300CAD deposit E-transfer to:
(No password required; auto deposit)
0% financing/monthly payments available/bonus free books to the 1st 3 registrants ($100 value)!
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“Richard and Alina were very knowledgeable and supportive throughout the entire training process. I feel extremely fortunate to have trained by all of them.”

“I would recommend this school to anyone that wants an outstanding yoga education.”

“The guidance from the Internal Peace Initiative was fantastic, and we were given many tools to help guide us to be an authentic, safe and knowledgeable yoga teacher. I am very happy I chose this school to start my yoga journey. :)”

“I am proud to be an Internal Peace Initiative graduate.”

“Very in depth program. Provided me with the proper foundation and knowledge I need to continue on my yoga journey and teach what I have learned through The Internal Peace Initiative.”

“It is clear that the Lead Teachers are passionate about helping people find the peace that exists within themselves through asana, meditation and yogic lifestyle.”

“This training exposed me to a wide variety of styles of yoga and focused on both the physical and emotional benefits of yoga.”

“This training has prepared me to teach, but it has also helped me connect with and embrace who I am.”

“This was an amazing experience! The teachers covered all different types of yoga and made everyone feel safe and welcome.”

“Their attention to detail and ability to teach students where they are at was very well received by students.”

“I always came out of the weekends feeling refreshed and rejuvenated and was excited for the next weekend.”

“This course has changed my life in many ways and I am very grateful to my teachers and fellow students for the experience.”

“This is not a cookie cutter teacher training. You are encouraged to be an individual.”