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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."
– Dr. Dean Telano

Namaste and 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, Kindness & Light,

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® Yoga
800 Hour Teacher Training

Kind Karma® Yoga 800 Hour Program Overview 

Our Kind Karma® 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 Kind Karma® Yoga student and teacher who wish to deepen and advance their personal yoga practice, knowledge, skills and experience.  Yoga graduates from the Kind Karma® Yoga 300 Hour Training Program only need an additional 300 hours to complete this training.  

Kind Karma® Yoga 800 Hour Program Description

The Kind Karma® Yoga 800 Hour Program shows the student how the art of a yoga and meditation practice can create an “Open-Hearted Space of Discovery,” within. 

This program cultivates a deeper experience of Kind Karma® 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 a fuller dimension of Kind Karma® Yoga.

800 Hour Yoga Training explores the following: target populations; restorative therapeutic yoga; Rahini Yoga® Healing Kriyas; Awaken with  Meditation; pranayamas; and sound healing. For in-depth study into these topics, additional training programs or specialized workshops will be available at an additional at a cost. 

As an Approach, Kind Karma® Yoga® Emphasizes

  • Healing applications of: yoga poses, breathwork, meditation & sound therapy.

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

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


This program is open to students who have graduated from the Kind Karma® Yoga 300 Hour Teacher Training Program.  For the Kind Karma® Yoga student who has just completed the Kind Karma® 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 Kind Karma® Yoga 800 hour program:

  • ​Take additional Kind Karma Yoga® & Awaken with Meditation classes.

  • Assist at the 300 hour level to help meet a specific quota of training hours.

  • Attend current Kind Karma® Yoga speciality workshops and classes.

  • The prerequisites are intended to increase the comfort level of the applying student by bringing the student up-to-date with the Kind Karma® Yoga Programs and by acting as a review or refresher for previous or current Kind Karma® Yoga studies.  Of course, the greater the “gap” the greater the prerequisite requirement.  Each of the prerequisites are at an additional cost.

Texts & Reading Materials

Students are given the course reading list upon registration and payment. 

Training Program 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.

Training Dates & Yoga Classes

  • For more information contact Naomi.

Contact Person for Registration

  • Naomi (Lakshmi), Director of Admissions & Outreach. 


  • Cost is $3,900. Payment plans are available.

  • 3 Training Manuals, $75 ($25/Per Manual). 

  • Kind Karma® Yoga Classes at Discounted Prices.

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