Namaste. We have been professionally offering yoga and meditation teacher certification since 2001, for 19 years. We believe learning to teach yoga can be educational, inspirational and joyful. It's also our belief that yoga should be taught in a professional and encouraging environment that offers the necessary skillset, confidence and inspiration to teach and share yoga.
Graduates from our Rahini Yoga®, Awaken with Meditation and Gong & Sound Training Programs are currently teaching all over the world, including such places as Ecuador, Costa Rica, South Africa, Japan, Canada, California, Colorado, Florida, Maine, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, New York and Long Island.
Rahini Yoga® is a Heart-Centered Yoga because it incorporates heart-based practices that promote self healing and self empowerment. This style of yoga awakens our innate creative and healing energies by combining traditional, contemporary and innovative techniques.
We are looking forward to sharing and "living yoga from the heart" with you.
Dean (Sukh Shabad), Ph.D., E-RYT 500, RCYT, RPYT, YACEP, KKRGM-24
Founder of Kind Karma® - "Empowering the World to Create Kindness Karma"
Spiritual Director of Kind Karma Yoga & Awaken with Meditation
Heidi (Ananda) KKRYT 2,000, E-RYT 500, KKRGM-20
Director of Asana Training for Rahini, Kids, Seniors & Yin Yoga
Naomi (Lakshmi), LCSW, KKRGM-20
Director of Administration & Registration
"Knowledge Informs & Experience Transforms"
800-Hour Teacher Training Program Overview
Our Rahini Yoga® 800-Hour Teacher Program exceeds Yoga Alliance highest standards by an additional 300 hours of study, training and practice. This program is for the dedicated Rahini Yoga® student and teacher who wish to deepen and advance their Rahini Yoga® knowledge, skills and experience. All information shared at this level is Rahini Yoga® related and embodies the true spirit of Rahini. Graduates from the Rahini Yoga® 300 Hour Teacher Training Program only need an additional 300 hours to complete this training. This program affords the student to work closely with Sukh Shabad, the Founder of Rahini Yoga® and Spiritual Director of the Rahini School of Yoga and Meditation. Through limited enrollment, Sukh Shabad is able to guide the student and provide invaluable feedback throughout the program.
"Living Yoga From The Heart"
800-Hour Program Description
The Rahini Yoga® 800 Hour Program shows the student how the Art of Practice can create an “Open-Hearted Space of Discovery” within. This program cultivates a deeper experience of Rahini Yoga® through the integration of attending the the trainings, additional workshops, specialized classes, and home practices. The importance of “practice” is explored. This program is also for students and teachers who are interested in understanding the full dimension of Rahini Yoga®.
800 Hour Yoga Training explores the following: Target Populations; Restorative Therapeutic Yoga; Yin Yoga; Rahini Kriyas; Meditation; Pranayamas; and Mudras; Introduction to Sound Healing; For further study or in-depth study into these topics, teacher training programs or specialized workshops will be available, at an additional cost.
""Holistic Yoga & Meditation for Today's World."
As an Approach, Rahini Yoga® Emphasizes
Applications of Rahini yoga, movement, meditation, breath exercises, sound, mantra and mudra.
Empowering the students: "Your Inner Space is your Power Space." - Dean Telano
Off-the-mat implications, skills and tools.
Mindfulness and self-awareness.
How to organize and initiate safe classes for professional groups and organizations.
How to refine and deepen your own personal practices of asanas, pranayama and meditation.
This program is open to students who have graduated from the Rahini Yoga® 300 Hour Teacher Training Program.
For the Rahini Yoga® student who has just completed the Rahini Yoga® 300-Hour Training and is interested in enrolling into the 800-Hour Training, we strongly recommend you apply immediately. If there is a substantial “gap”, as deemed by the Directors, between the training programs, then the 300 hour graduate student is required to complete the following prerequisites before applying to the Rahini Yoga® 800 hour program:
Take additional Rahini Yoga® & Awaken with Meditation classes.
Assist at the 300 hour level, meeting a specific quota of training hours.
Attend the current Rahini Yoga® speciality workshops.
The prerequisites are intended to increase the comfort level of the applying student by bringing the student up-to-date with the Rahini Yoga® Programs and by acting as a review or refresher for previous Rahini Yoga® studies. Of course, the greater the “gap” the greater the prerequisite requirement. Each of the prerequisites are at an additional cost.
If all prerequisites have been met, then the student is eligible to apply and complete the application form.
How To Apply & For More Information
Contact: Naomi (Lakshmi), LCSW, KKRGM - Director of Administrations, Communications & Outreach.
Enrollment and Acceptance
Students must be good standing to progress to this level. Due to limited enrollment per year, all candidates interested in the 800 Hour Teacher Training Program must apply and wait upon acceptance. Acceptance is at the discretion of the Directors and how full the program is at that time. Students will receive notification via email.
800 Hour Documentation
Each student is required to keep a logbook of the required 300 hours. The students is required to hand in the logbook before graduation and to receive certification. The logbook should also contain any assisting hours.
Instruction is provided on the best way to organize, record and complete the logbook.
Rahini Yoga® Practice Journal
During the entire length of the program, students are encouraged to keep a detailed journal of their personal “Rahini Yoga®” yoga practice. This journal is intended to:
Serve as a source of inspiration.
Help cultivate discipline for a consistent and continuous Rahini Yoga® practice.
Promote mindfulness, self-reflection and self-discovery.
Become part of your regular spiritual practice- Sadhana.
Textbooks & Materials
Students are given the course reading list upon registration and payment.
$3,900. Payments plans are available.