"Kind Karma 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."

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Kind Karma® Yoga  

Our Mission

Is to help grow the yoga that already exists inside each of us, by providing a diverse and inclusive journey through the many wondrous and transformative facets of yoga, meditation and healing.

Kind Karma® Yoga opens the door, so the we can enter and go deeper; connecting with what is authentic, and bringing out the most inspired, awakened and empowered self  back to our classroom, work, family, friends and local and global communities. 

Our yoga programs will provide each student with the skills, knowledge

and confidence to learn yoga; the compassion and loving kindness to teach yoga; and the spiritual readiness to live and - ultimately, become yoga.

Our Yoga Teacher Training Philosophy

We believe learning how to teach yoga can be educational, inspirational, joyful, and of course – spiritual.​ It is also our belief that yoga should be taught in a compassionate, safe, supportive and encouraging yogic environment that provides a professional foundation upon which our graduates have the knowledge, skills, confidence and inspiration to teach - and to share, yoga. 

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Three Spirit Roots of the Word,


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Spiritual Root #1

  • The word "Rahini" comes from the Indian word which means, "Saraswati” - referring to the Deity, Saraswati. 

  • Saraswati is a Hindu deity that symbolizes knowledge, learning, speech, music and the creative arts. Saraswati embodies compassion, truth, wisdom and a higher spiritual consciousness. She is the “Mother of the Vedas”; she is the river of consciousness that enlivens creation; she is the dawn-goddess whose rays dispel the darkness of ignorance and delusion. Without her there is only chaos and confusion. To realize her one must go beyond the pleasures of the senses and rejoice in the serenity of the spirit.

    • “Ambi tame devi tame nadi tame Saraswati”: “You are the Mother. You are the Goddess. You are the river Saraswati” — From the “Rig Veda”.

Spiritual Root #2

  • The word "Rahini" is also a Sanskrit word that means “true living” or “rightful living” ,

  • The word “Rahini” is cited and defined in the “Gorakhbodh,” a Hatha yogic text of the Nathas.

  • The Nathas is written in the form of a dialogue between Gorakhnath, known as the “founder” of Hatha Yoga, and his Guru, Matsyendranath:

*Gorakhnath: “How can one carry out true living (rahini) and how can one carry on meditation? Where is the elixir? How can one drink it? How can one keep the body for ever?”

*Matsyendranath: “By turning to the higher (Urdha) or the mind, you can attain right living; by turning to Shakti you can achieve right meditation; by turning to the heaven within (gagan) you can have the elixir of immortality (Amirasa) and by turning to conscious activity (chit) you can drink it. By relinquishing desire, one can gain the immortal body (bidehi rahai).” [106]

Spiritual Root #3

  • Dean Telano, Founder & Spiritual Director of Rahini Yoga® Teaches:

  1. Rahini means ‘true living’ and it entails bringing lightness or joy into one’s life, mind and heart.”

  2. “The nectar of yoga is ultimately tasted by carrying out true and rightful living, Rahini. It is only turning to the higher mind – ‘mind of clear light’, that Rahini can be attained.'

  3. “To tap into the mind of clear light is to tap into the blissful seed of the heart. Opening and freeing this heart-seed will allow the bliss of ‘clear light’ to emerge and shine forth."

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Main "Hatha" & "Raja" Yoga

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Swami Sivananda is considered one greatest Yoga masters of the 20th century, and is the inspiration behind the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers. The teachings of Master Sivananda are summarized in these six words:"Serve, Love, Give, Purify, Meditate, Realize." 

One of Dean Telano's main Hatha Yoga and Raja Yoga teachers was Dr. Shri Vedula Satyananda Rao. Dr. Rao was a direct disciple of the divine guru Ramlal Prabhuji, one of the greatest yogis who has ever lived in India. Additionally, Dr. Rao was a disciple of Swami Sivananda Saraswati. 

Shri Ramlal Prabhuji is considered one of the most spiritually evolved beings, yogis or Saints ever to exist. He is  worshipped worldwide, and is said to bestow love, blessings, kindness, healing, and spiritual enlightenment. All dedicated Rahini Yoga® students and teachers are blessed with the Graces of Shri Ramlal Prabhuji.

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Dr. Dean Telano

Founder of Kind Karma Yoga & Awaken with Meditation

With the Blessings of Dr. Shri Vedula Satyananda Rao

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Heidi (Ananda), Disciple of Dr. Dean Telano

Kind Karma Yoga Master Teacher, 2,000 Hours KKRYMT

With Blessings from Dr. Dean Telano to Propagate & Share Kind Karma® Yoga 

Kind Karma® Yoga & Holistic Center

3625 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road, Suite 404, Charlotte, NC 28216

Phone: (980) 265-1551

Email: kindkarma@createkindkarma.com
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