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❝ The beauty of Kind Karma® Yoga is that its openness comes from the heart;
therefore, it's for everyone - no one is excluded. ❞ 
– Dean Telano


Welcome to the School of Kind Karma® Kids Yoga

Kind Karma® Yoga is a heart centered, midline integrated and high vibrational yoga.  This style of yoga incorporates heart-based practices, powerful core techniques and high vibrational Rahini Yoga® Kriyas that promote healing and personal empowerment.

We have been professionally offering yoga and meditation training certification programs since 2001.  We believe learning to teach yoga can be educational, inspirational and joyful.​  It's our belief yoga should be taught in an encouraging environment that fosters confidence and the necessary skills to teach and share yoga. 

Graduates from Kind Karma Yoga, are currently teaching all over the world, including such places as Ecuador, Costa Rica, South Africa, Japan, Canada, California, Colorado, Florida, Maine, Mississippi, North Carolina, Norway, South Carolina, Ohio, New York and Long Island.

We are looking forward to meeting you, and spending some time sharing the love of yoga!

In Kindness, Peace & Compassion,

𑁍 Dean (Sukh Shabad), PhD, E-RYT 500, RCYT, RPYT, CMT, KKRGMFounder & Spiritual Advisor

𑁍 Heidi (Ananda), KKRYT-2,000, E-RYT 500, KKRGM, Yoga Director

𑁍 Naomi (Lakshmi), LCSW, KKRGM, Director of Administrations & Outreach

Kind Karma® Kids Yoga Training
Module #1 – "Foundation"

This Module #1 is a prerequisite for the 95 Hour Yoga Alliance Designation. Completed hours will go towards the required 95 hours.  

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What We Are About

Our Mission

Empowering our youth for a positive, high vibration future.  We believe children are our sustained breath, and future heart-light of compassion, peace and kindness.  Our yoga emphasizes youth empowerment, physical health, mental wellness, self-regulation skills to help manage and deal with emotions, feelings and thoughts in a positive, constructive way.

Our Goal

Our Kind Karma® Kids Yoga Training Program is dedicated to providing students or professionals with the necessary skills and confidence to empower children through yoga.  Our professional children programs emphasize yoga and energy movements, meditation, mindfulness, breathing exercises, positive thinking and affirmations, visualization and imagery, and sound therapy. ​

"We provide you with the necessary skills, confidence and FUN to teach yoga and meditation to children." 

Yoga Alliance Registered Children's Yoga School (RCYS)
Yoga Alliance Registered Prenatal Yoga School (RPYS)
Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP)

Course Overview

"You do not need to be a certified yoga teacher to enroll in Module #1"

This course provides a curriculum that is innovative, creative, engaging and informative.  Kind Karma® Kids Yoga incorporates a lot of FUN and effective methods to keep children engaged in their yoga and meditation practice, on and off the mat.

We emphasize youth empowerment, physical health, mental wellness and the art of kindness, through: yoga postures;

meditation; body and breath awareness; mindfulness; positive thinking; visualization & imagery; sound therapy; the management of emotions, feelings and thoughts in positive and constructive ways.

Module #1: "Foundations," is open for anyone who has an interest in working with children, such as:​

✓ Yoga Instructors.

✓ Seekers for Continuing Education Hours.

✓ School Teachers & Guidance Counselors.

✓ Sports Coaches, Personal Trainers & Physical Education Teachers.

✓ Physical & Occupational Therapists.

✓ Health-Care Professionals, such as Nurses.

✓ Psychologists.

✓ Social Workers.

✓ Homeschoolers.

✓ Youth Mentors.

✓ Camp Counselors.

✓ Dance Instructors.

✓ Parents.

"Kind Karma® Kids Yoga breathing methods are mindful learning tools for children to develop healthy coping skills."

Kind Karma® Kids Training Module #1 Covers the Following

Section I: Science of Yoga

  • What is Yoga? Significance.

  • Relevant Course Texts.

  • Kind Karma® Yoga Glossary.

  • 12 Precepts of Kind Karma® Yoga. 


Section II: Kind Karma® Kids Yoga

  • Class Outline. Creating a Safe, Fun & Controlled Environment. Catering to the Energy Levels of the Classroom. Setting Boundaries.

  • Kind Karma® Classroom Communication.

  • Kind Karma® Class Themes.

  • Class Sizes & Ages.

  • Games, Activities & Stories. Arts & Crafts. Music. Creative Approaches.

  • Kind Karma® Breathing Exercises. Emotions; Feelings; Thoughts.

  • Awaken with Meditation. Affirmations. Kind Karma® Yoga Nidra.  

  • Introduction to Sound Therapy.

Section III: Kind Karma® Kids Yoga Postures

  • Anatomy & Physiology Basics.

  • List of Yoga Poses. Sequences. Partnering.

  • Energy Movements: Releasers; Cultivators; Channelers.

  • Kind Karma® Kids Yoga Poses for Ailments.

  • Cautions & Contraindications. ​​​​​

Training Module #1 Specifics 

Hours of Study & Training

  • A total of 20 hours.

    • 18 hours in studio training.

    • 2 hours observation classes, at our yoga studio.

For this training, it is required you purchase the following (Separate Cost)

  • Course Book: "Kind Karma Kids Yoga: Awaken Your Inner Shaman." By Dean Telano.

  • Course Posters (smaller size can be purchased at our yoga studio): 


During the length of the program, students are encouraged to keep a journal of your personal experiences during the training. This journal is intended to:

  • Serve as a source of goal setting, inspiration and insight.

  • Promote mindfulness, self-reflection and self-discovery.

Certificate of Completion

  • After fulfilling the requirements of Module #1, you will receive a certificate of completion for 23 hours of study & training.

Schedule, Dates and Times

  • Friday, April 12th: 7pm-9pm.

  • Saturday, April 13th: 12pm-8pm.

  • Sunday, April 14th: 12pm-8pm.


  • Course Tuition: $365.

  • Required Text: $22.95.

Course Book – "Kind Karma® Kids Yoga"

Authored by Dean Telano, Founder of Kind Karma® Yoga
"Kind Karma Kids Yoga: Awaken your inner Shaman" is a resource much needed to help bring the benefits of yoga and mindfulness into a child's life with a shamanistic and holistic touch. Contains 70 engaging graphic designs, including yoga poses relating to animal and nature, healing crystals, meditation and breathing exercises. 
Kind Karma Yoga Book
"Our book is friendly to use, easy to follow, and lots of fun!  It's written for: yoga teachers, parents, nature & animal lovers, energy healers, crystal workers, those into shamanism, life coaches, schoolteachers or anyone who loves working with kids."

Course Kind Karma® Kids Yoga Posters

Created by Dean Telano, Founder of Kind Karma® Yoga

Vibrational Academy of Sound Therapy (VAST)

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Vibrational Academy of Sound Therapy (VAST) has partnered with Kind Karma® Yoga to promote and support a holistic and high vibrational way of living for children.  Through the collaboration, the "Joy of Gong & Sound Resonance" sound program was created for children.  The sound workshop includes innovative playing techniques that promote the mind-body connection, the channeling of emotions to encourage productivity, the importance of breathwork, and the advantage of stepping out of one's comfort zone.  Besides plenty of instrument play time, the workshop entails having children becoming involved through mindful movement such as gentle Kind Karma® Kids Yoga Postures.

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