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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

Kind Karma Yoga is a heart centered and midline integrated 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 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, Norway, South Carolina, Ohio, New York and Long Island.

In Peace, Light & Loving Kindness,

🕉 Dean (Sukh Shabad), PhD, E-RYT 500, RCYT, RPYT, CMT, 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 (Chandra), 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® Yoga
200 Hour Teacher Training

Program Overview

Our professional, Yoga Alliance Registered yoga program has been developed and refined for 21 years. The Kind Karma® 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) is designed to deepen your understanding of the science of yoga.  Whether you plan to make a career out of teaching yoga or are simply looking to enhance your own practice, this Kind Karma® Yoga program teaches you how to bring yoga and its spiritual qualities, into your daily life.


This program offers an extraordinary opportunity for complete immersion into yoga and how it can be naturally integrated into your daily life, off the mat. With the guidance and assistance of compassionate, like-minded individuals, you will be provided with the skill, knowledge and confidence to begin teaching yoga.

The 200 hour yoga training program provides a supportive, encouraging and compassionate environment.

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Program Description 

Prerequisites: Students should have some in-person or online experience with Kind Karma Yoga® prior to taking any of our training programs. 

The Kind Karma® Yoga 200 Hour Program is intended to provide students with a solid foundation, a sustainable yoga practice and basic skills and confidence to teach yoga safely and successfully.

  • Traditional & Contemporary Hatha Yoga Postures; Kind Karma® Yoga Flows (Vinyasas), Spine Warm Ups.

  • Kind Karma® Yoga Yoga Precepts; 4 Levels of Straightness; Rainbow Body/Rainbow Light.

  • Natural Asana Alignment; Midline vs Core; Asana Variations; Transitioning; Sequencing; Yoga Essentials to Deepen the Pose and Achieve Proper Alignment; Micro-Movements; Drishti; Bandhas.

  • Introduction to Rahini Healing Kriyas.

  • Anatomy, Asana, Alignment & Physiology Made Easy; Subtle Anatomy.

  • Meditation & Mindfulness; Pranayama & Breath Awareness.

  • Ethics of Touching; Verbal or Hands-on Assists & Adjusting.

  • Art of Communication; Finding your Inner Voice; Creating Safe & Inspirational Classes; Lesson Plans.

  • Yoga Humanities, Ethics & Spiritual Study; Business & Marketing.

As an Approach, Kind Karma® Yoga® Emphasizes

  • Healing applications of yoga postures, breathwork and meditation.

  • Mindfulness & self-empowerment: "Your Inner Space is your Power Space." – Dean Telano.

  • Refining & defining your personal yoga practice on and off-the-mat.

  • Use of sound therapy instruments.

Kind Karma® Yoga Training Hour Log

Each student is required to keep a logbook of the amount of time and hours spent in the program.  Instruction is provided on the best way to organize, record and complete the logbook. The logbook must be handed in before graduation. 

Keeping a Practice Journal: Recommended 

Students are encouraged to keep a journal during their training.  This journal is intended to promote transformative insights, mindfulness and self-reflection.

Texts & Reading Materials

  • Required Reading: "Kind Karma® Kids Yoga: Awaken Your Inner Shaman."

  • Students are given the complete required and suggested reading list upon registration and payment. 

Schedule for the 200 Hour YTT

Weekend Training Dates​

  • Begins: 10/14/23 Saturday, 1pm-7pm.  10/15/23 Sunday, 10am-5pm.

  • 10/28/23 Saturday, 1pm-7pm.  10/29/23 Sunday, 10am-5pm.

  • 11/11/23 Saturday, 1pm-7pm.  11/12/23 Sunday, 10am-5pm.

  • 11/18/23 Saturday, 1pm-7pm.  11/19/23 Sunday, 12-3pm.

  • 12/2/23 Saturday, 1pm-7pm.  12/3/23 Sunday, 10am-5pm

  • 12/10/23 Sunday, 10am-5pm.

  • 1/6/24 Saturday, 1pm-7pm.  1/7/24 Sunday, 10am-5pm.

  • 1/14/24 Sunday,10am-5pm.

  • 2/4/24 Sunday10am-5pm.

  • 2/10/24 Saturday1pm-7pm.

  • 2/24/24 Saturday, 1pm-7pm.  2/25/24 Sunday, 10am-5pm.

  • 3/9/24 Saturday,1pm-7pm.  3/10/24 Sunday, 10am-5pm.

  • 3/23/24 Saturday, 1pm-7pm.  3/24/24 Sunday, 10am-5pm.

Additional Practices

Fridays, 7:30pm-9:30pm.

  • 12/15/24.

  • 2/2/24.

  • 2/16/24.

  • 3/1/24.

  • 3/15/24.

Additional Requirements

  • 10 hours in studio KK yoga classes.

  • 10 hours online for Anatomy & Physiology.

  • 10 hours online for Yoga Humanities.


  • Price: $3,140

  • Paid in full - 5% discount = $2,983

  • Payment Plan:

    • Deposit $550 (counts towards tuition) non-refundable deposit

    • Payment is $518.00 for 5 consecutive months beginning on October 1st, 2023 


  • Kind Karma® Yoga & Holistic Center. 3625 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road, Suite 404, Charlotte, NC 28216. Phone: (980) 265-1551

Contact Person for Registration

  • Naomi, Director of Admissions & Outreach. 

Refund Policy

All monies paid are non-refundable, however, if you withdraw from the program due to a life altering situation, credit of the monies paid (not including the non-refundable deposit) can be used towards a future Kind Karma Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training program within 2 years of the withdrawal.​​

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