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Kind Karma Yin Yoga is a practice of meditation and mindfulness that provides an opportunity to 'shape' you into what you want to become. It allows you to become the best version of yourself, by offering you the space, stillness and quiet to turn inward and make a conscious decision to let go of what no longer serves you."
Dr. D
ean Telano

Welcome to the School of Kind Karma® Yoga & Awaken with Meditation. 


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

We have been professionally offering yoga and meditation teacher certification since 2001. We believe learning to teach yoga can be educational, inspirational and joyful.​  It's our belief yoga should be taught in a professional, encouraging environment that offers the necessary skillset and confidence 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, South Carolina, Ohio, New York and Long Island.

Our School Aim is: "
Motivate, Empower & Inspire" (Měi: Beauty).

In Peace & Loving Kindness,

Dean (Sukh Shabad), Ph.D., E-RYT 500, RCYT, RPYT, KKRGM-24
Founder & Spiritual Advisor
Heidi (Ananda) KKRYT-2,000, E-RYT 500, KKRGM-20
Director of Asana Training
Naomi (Lakshmi), LCSW, KKRGM-20
Director of Administrations & Outreach
Lauren (Chandreyee), KKRYT-1,400, RYT 500, KKRGM-20
Assistant Director of Outreach

Our Yoga Alliance Registered Schools

Kind Karma Yoga Teacher Training
300 Hour Kind Karma Yoga Teacher Training
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Kind Karma Kids Yoga Training
Kind Karma Yoga Prenatal Training

Yin Yoga Teacher Training I
"Listening to your Authentic Self"

With Dr. Dean Telano & Kind Karma Yin Yoga Teachers
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Course Description

Kind Karma® Yin Yoga uses gentle long held postures – "shapes," with a compassionate, open-minded attitude of self-acceptance to awaken and free the yin parts of our physical, emotional, energetic, mental and spiritual selves.  Yin Yoga practice is perfect for anyone who wants to bring more freedom, flexibility, mobility or energy to their hips, pelvis, hamstrings, spine and shoulders. Often, these areas of the body become stiff and less mobile because of aging, old injuries or chronic overuse, and Yin Yoga gently releases and lengthens the connective tissues within those target areas.

Kind Karma® Yin Yoga Teacher Training 1 is intended to provide students with a solid foundation in the development of sustainable Yin Yoga practice and the basic skills needed to teach Yin Yoga classes confidently and safely.  This program offers a Yin Yoga foundation that is forged with direct experience and training, and a dedicated Yin Yoga practice.​


This course combines yin yoga with meditation, breathing exercises, and the introduction to healing applications of sound therapy.  Many of our yin yoga class sequences tailor the practice to target certain emotions by embracing a meridian-based approach (Traditional Chinese Medicine) that focuses on the correlated organs.

Kind Karma® Yin Yoga Training 1 – With Certification


Yin Focus Areas of Study

  • Listening to your Authentic Self: 9 Step Approach.

  • Physical, Energy/Emotional & Soul Body (Lungta - healing energy movement).

Understanding Yin Yoga

  • Unique lecture with demonstrations.

  • 11 Precepts of Kind Karma Yoga.

  • Yin & Yang. How Yin & Yang Relate to Our Body.

  • Dao. The Five Daoist Elements & its Relationship to Yin Yoga

  • Meridian Study and their Relationship with the Organs & Emotions.

  • Anatomy Basics. Anatomical Considerations for Safety.

  • Connective Tissue, Fascia & Tensegrity. Yin vs Yang Tissues.

Art of Teaching Yin Yoga

  • Tattvas & Essences for Effective Yin Yoga Practice & Teaching 

  • Tension and Compression: Two of Yin Yoga’s Primary Stressors.

  • Setting your Intention. Art of Sequencing. Mindful Expression.


Yin Yoga Practice

  • Kind Karma Yin Yoga Pranayama. 

  • Kind Karma Yin Yoga Meditation Techniques.

  • Kind Karma Yin Yoga Unique Class Openers – including the "Heart Soul-Flower Power" & "Bring in the Chi" Movements.

  • Yn Yoga Practice so that the Principles of Yin Yoga can be Experienced, Realized & Felt.

  • Yin Yoga Poses for Lower & Upper Body Meridians.

  • Props Usage. Modification & Variations. Benefits. Contraindications. 

  • Yin Yoga Sequences.

  • Therapeutic Sound Application: Intro.

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Additional Details

We are a Yoga Alliance Approved Continuing Education Provider

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  • We have four Yoga Alliance Registered School designations.

  • We are a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP), thus the hours completed can be applied towards Yoga Alliance Continuing Education.

  • This training is open to yoga teachers from all traditions (copy of teacher certificate required).

  • This training is an opportunity for yoga teachers to deepen their knowledge and understanding about the meridian theory based on Traditional Chines Medicine (TCM).

  • Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion in Kind Karma® Yin Yoga.  

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This a Hybrid Course: In Studio & Live-Stream
Hours. Schedule. Cost. Registration

Hours for Yin Yoga 1.

  • 20 hours: 18 contact hours & 2 non-contact hours.

Dates & Times for Next Training: 2022.

  • Friday, November 4th: 7:00pm-9:00pm

  • Saturday, November 5th: 10:00am - 7:00pm.

  • Sunday, November 6th 10:00am - 7:10pm.


  • Course Cost: $320 (includes handouts & certificate).

  • Manual Cost: $25.

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