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Welcome to Kind Karma® Yoga & Awaken with Meditation! 

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 an encouraging environment that fosters confidence and the necessary skillset 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.

In Peace, Light & 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

Kind Karma® Yin Yoga Training: 
"Replenish, Nourish and Expand your Three Treasures."

With Dr. Dean Telano and the Kind Karma Yinsters 
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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. ❞
Dean Telano, Creator of Kind Karma Yoga

Kind Karma® Yin Yoga Training Manual

By Dean Telano, Founder of Kind Karma® Yoga
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"Kind Karma Yin Yoga: Listening to Your Authentic Self'" contains over 170 photos and 50 easy to follow images, tables and illustrations, many of which are related to the meridians, the Five Elements, and Yin & Yang.
Kind Karma Yin Yoga Training Manual
Each yin asana includes variations; modifications; counter poses; benefits; contraindications; and related meridians and chakras.  Additionally, standing and floor-based qigong movements and breathwork are including to cultivate and deepen the connection with yin energy. 

Course Description

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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.

This course, "Kind Karma® Yin Yoga Teacher Training: Replenish, Nourish and Expand your Three Treasures", is intended to provide students with a deeper understanding of a yin yoga practice through Jing, Qi and Shen – the essences of who we are, in Traditional Chinese medicine.  The study will be forged with direct yin yoga experience, training and practice.

This course combines yin yoga with meditation, breathing exercises, and the introduction to healing applications of sound therapy. Our yin yoga class sequences tailor the practice to target certain emotions, meridian, and the three treasures.

❝ Each practice of yin yoga offers you a unique window of opportunity to notice and listen to the messages of your emotions, feelings, body sensations, reactions and inner voice.  In such a beautiful and skillful way, yin yoga offers you the intention, time, silence, stillness and space to tap into, listen to, validate, embrace and, ultimately, cherish your authentic self, as it speaks to you. ❞
– Dean Telano, Creator of Kind Karma Yoga

Course Outline

"Kind Karma® Yin Yoga Training: Replenish, Nourish, and Expand your Three Treasures"

(With Certification of Completion)

Yin Yoga Focus Areas of Study

  • Three Treasures. Five Elemental Energies. Dantians.

Understanding Yin Yoga

  • Unique lecture with demonstrations.

  • 11 Precepts of Kind Karma Yoga.

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

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

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

  • Anatomy Basics.

  • Connective Tissue & Fascia

Art of Teaching Yin Yoga

  • Tattvas & Essences for Effective Yin Yoga Practice & Teaching. 

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

  • Teaching Methodology: Yin Yoga Teaching Essentials. Practicing with a Yin Perspective. Art of Sequencing.

Yin Yoga Practice

  • Additional Kind Karma Yin Yoga Breathing & Meditation Techniques. 

  • Additional Kind Karma Yin Yoga Unique Class Openers. 

  • 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. Contraindications. Benefits.

  • "Replenishing, Nourishing, and Expanding your Three Treasures Sequence".  

  • "Five Elements Sequences".​​​

  • Introduction to Crystal Bowls. 

Kind Karma® Yin Yoga

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Standing Class Opener

Cultivating your Treasures

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Hip Opener


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Opening the Three Gates 


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Shoulder Opener

Praying Mantis

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Additional Details

Kind Karma Yoga

We are a Yoga Alliance Approved Continuing Education Provider

  • We have 4 Yoga Alliance Registered School designations.

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

  • 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.  

Hours. Schedule. Cost. Registration.

Hours for this Yin Yoga Course

  • 18 hours: 16 contact hours & 2 non-contact hours.

Dates & Times for Next Training: 2023

  • Saturday, April 1st: 10am -7pm.

  • Sunday, April 2nd: 10am-7pm.


  • Course Cost: $299 (includes certificate).

  • Manual Cost: $20.

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