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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


Welcome to Kind Karma® Yoga – "Yoga of Spiritual Alignment"

Kind Karma® Yoga is a heart centered, midline integrated and high vibrational 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 training certification programs 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 skills 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.

We are looking forward to meeting you, and spending some time sharing the love of yoga!

In Kindness, Peace & Compassion,

𑁍 Dean (Sukh Shabad), PhD, E-RYT 500, RCYT, RPYT, CMT, KKRGM, Founder & Spiritual Advisor

𑁍 Heidi (Ananda), KKRYT-2,000, E-RYT 500, KKRGM, Yoga Director

𑁍 Naomi (Lakshmi), LCSW, KKRGM, Director of Administrations & Outreach

𑁍 Lauren (Chandra), KKRYT-1,400, RYT 500, KKRGM, AD. of Outreach

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Online Kind Karma® Yin Yoga Training: "Essentials"

With Dr. Dean Telano & Kind Karma Yinsters 
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Online 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 Training: Essentials – "Listening to your Authentic Self," is intended to provide students with the fundamentals for the development of a professional and safe Yin Yoga practice that is forged with direct experience and training.

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.

"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 time, silence, stillness and space to listen to embrace and, ultimately, cherish your authentic self." – Dean Telano
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Online Course Outline

Our Yoga Alliance Registered Schools

Kind Karma® Yin Yoga Training: "Essentials" 

(With Certificate of Completion)

Yin Yoga Focus Areas of Study

  • "Listening to your Authentic Self": 9 Step Approach.

  • Physical, Energy & Emotional Bodies.

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. Anatomical Considerations for Safety.

  • Connective Tissue & Fascia. 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.

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

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" & "Sea of Chi". 

  • 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.

  • "Listening to your Authentic Self" Class Sequences."​​​

  • Introducing the Healing Applications of Sound.

Additional Online Course Details

We are a Yoga Alliance Approved

Continuing Education Provider

Kind Karma Yoga
  • 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 Chinese Medicine (TCM).

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

Hours. Schedule. Cost. Registration.

Hours for Kind Karma Yin Yoga Training: "Essentials"

  • 20 hours.

  • Upon registration, you will have access to 3 Kind Karma® Yin Yoga classes to view and practice with.

Required Yin Yoga Course Text

  • "Kind Karma® Yin Yoga Essentials: Listening to Your Authentic Self." By Dean Telano

Dates & Times: 2023​-2024

  • Ongoing. 

  • Upon resgistration, you will have 6 months to complete the course.


  • Course Tuition: $385. (includes certificate).

  • Manual Cost: $29.95.

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Recommended Yin Yoga Course Manual

By Dean Telano, Founder of Kind Karma® Yoga
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"Kind Karma® Yin Yoga Essentials: 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.  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 included to cultivate and deepen the connection with yin energy. 
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Our Yoga Alliance Registered Schools

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