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"Often our voice is found in our compassionate actions."

Dean Telano, Founder of Kind Karma® Worldwide

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Dean Telano, Ph.D., E-RYT 500, RCYT, RPYT, KKRGM-24

Spiritual Name, Sukh Shabad

Creator of Kind Karma® Yoga & Awaken Qigong

Dean is at the forefront of leading others to heal through yoga, sound, crystal therapy, movement meditation, qigong and Reiki healing.  He holds a PhD in Natural Health, and two Master Degrees; one in Exercise Physiology, and the other in Yoga Education, with a focus on Prenatal Yoga and Children’s Yoga.  His advanced degrees paved the path of extensive involvement in the health and fitness fields, nutrition, yoga, meditation, sound healing, and energy work for the past 40 years.  Additionally, he is a former adjunct professor, author, blogger, Medical Qigong Therapist, and Gong Master.   

As a co-owner of Kind Karma Yoga & Holistic Center, Dean shares his wealth of knowledge by teaching and leading courses, seminars, events, and classes that emphasize wellness as a holistic integration of the physical, mental, and spiritual 

well-being.  The programs offered to the public include Yoga, Meditation, Gong and Sound Therapy, Awaken Qigong, Crystal Healing, and Reiki Healing courses including Kind Karma® Animal Reiki.  As a Certified Crystal Healing Practitioner, Ethereal Crystal Reiki Master, and Nature Shaman Reiki Master, Dean offers classes and trainings to the public on crystal healing and tapping into the power traits of animals, nature and the elemental realms for guidance and direction for one’s life path.

Registered as a Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance since 2001, Dean’s yoga training and study include Kind Karma®Yoga, Rahini Yoga®, Hatha, Kundalini, Vinyasa, Power, Raja, Kundalini Maha, Tibetan, Naam, Yin and Advanced Yin, MEM Gong Yoga, Restorative and Therapeutic Yoga, and Prenatal and Children’s Yoga.  His training and experience in meditation includes Shamatha, Zhine, Mantra, Mindfulness, Dzogchen, Zen, Awaken Qigong and Mindful Movement Meditation.

Dean visits colleges and universities teaching mindfulness, breathwork, and meditation to students and their faculty.  As well, he travels offering seminars and workshops in support of his humanitarian nonprofit organization, Kind Karma Worldwide™.


  • Ph.D.- Natural Health.

  • M.S.- Exercise Physiology & Sports Nutrition.

  • Certified Natural Healer.

  • Certified Crystal Healing Practitioner.

  • Certified Chakra Healing Practitioner.

  • Certified Aromatherapist. 

  • Certified EFT Practitioner: 1, 2 & 3.

  • Certified Advanced Level Angelic Healer.

  • Certified:

    • Shaman of the Fae.

    • Faery Lightworker.

    • Faery Crystal Practitioner.

  • Reiki Certifications:​

    • Kind Karma® Reiki Grand Master-24 (KKRGM).

    • Usui/Tibetan Reiki Master.

    • Usui/Holy Fire® III Reiki Master.

    • Holy Fire III Reiki Master Teacher.

    • Holy Fire® III Karuna Reiki® Master.

    • Animal & Pet Reiki Master.

    • Nature Shaman Reiki Master.

    • Celtic Reik Master.

    • Crystal Reiki Master.

    • Karuna Ki Reiki Master.

    • Kundalini Reiki Master.

    • Karmic Reiki Master.

    • Gold Reiki Master.

    • Faery Reiki Master.

    • Angel Empowerment Reiki Master/Teacher.

    • Archangelic Seichim Reiki Master.

  • Additional Reiki Training, Attunements & Certifications: Reiki for Children; Diamond Reiki; Crystalline Reiki; DNA Reiki; Past Life Reiki; Birth Trauma Reiki; Balance All Reiki; Location Reiki; Ethereal Crystals Reiki (Master Teacher Level).

  • Published Author:

    • "Kind Karma Worldwide™: Inspiring Quotes & Empowering Thoughts for Raising the Vibration of Humanity."

    • "Kind Karma® Kids Yoga: Awaken Your Inner Shaman." (All Graphic Designs Created by Dean Telano)

    • "Kind Karma® Yin Yoga: Listening to your Authentic Self." (Teacher Training Manual)

    • "Kind Karma® Sound Healing Therapy 1." (Teacher Training Manual)

Professional Yoga & Meditation Training
  • Registered Yoga Teacher: Yoga Alliance – Since 2001.

  • Yoga Alliance Designations: E-RYT 500 – Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher.  RCYT – Yoga Alliance Registered Children's Yoga Teacher.  RPYT – Yoga Alliance Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher.  YACEP – Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider.

  • Restorative Yoga Therapist.  Certified & Completed Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training: Yoga Nidra; restorative yoga & gentle yoga; supported postures & prop usage; breathwork; hands-on-healing; guided meditation; aging population; pregnancy; aromatherapy.

  • Gong Master & MEM Gong Yoga Teacher.  Certified & Completed Gong Master and Gong Yoga of Holistic Resonance Teacher Training: Awarded the title of Gong Master; Gong Healing, Meditation Baths & Puja; Tibetan Singing Bowls; Shruti; Conch; Over-Toning; Pranayama; MEM Gong Yoga Kriyas.

  • Kid's Yoga Teacher.  Certified & Completed Teacher Training in Kidding Around Yoga: preschool to teenage; mommy & me; class formats/themes; yoga poses; pranayama; meditation; yoga nidra; story-telling; arts & crafts; games & activities; songs & chants.

  • Certified & Completed Teacher Training in Hatha Yoga: 200 Hour & 500 Hour Levels: High-Tech Yoga Institute of America – Dr. V.S. Rao (Vedula Satyananda Rao). 

  • Certified & Completed Teacher Training in Raja Yoga & Meditation: High-Tech Yoga Institute of America – Dr. V.S. Rao (Vedula Satyananda Rao).

  • Certified & Completed Teacher Training in Tibetan Bon Yoga – Tsa Lung Trul Khor: Ligmincha Institute.

  • Certified & Completed Teacher Training in Yin Yoga: yin yoga poses, alignment, class sequencing & themes;  energy anatomy, chakras, nadis & meridians; pranayama; meditation.

  • Certified & Completed Teacher Training in Advanced Yin Yoga: Yoga Nidra; yin yoga poses in-depth; class theme building & class sequencing considerations; chakras, five koshas & meridian study; pranayama, chanting & meditation.

  • Therapeutic Sound Healer. Certified & Completed Teacher Training in Integrated Clinical Therapy with Tibetan Singing Bowls: Academy of Sound Healing. Tibetan bowls sound healing; brainwave relaxation therapy & Yoga Nidra; yoga & meditation; holistic healing; specific population groups.

  • Received Master Degree in Yoga Education: High-Tech Yoga Institute of America – Dr. V.S. Rao/Vedula Satyananda Rao (Focus: Prenatal Yoga & Children's Yoga).

  • Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Workshops: Studied with Ravi Singh. Attended workshops & trainings led by Yogi Bhajan.

  • Kundalini Maha Yoga: Hatha yoga, pranayama, japa/mantra meditation.

Lineage: Dean Telano's Hatha Yoga & Raja Yoga Teacher – Dr. V.S. Rao (Vedula Satyananda Rao), was a Disciple of His Holiness Sri Swami Sivananda Saraswati, and the Yogi Saint, “Ramlalji Maharaj".
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Qigong & Martial Arts Training
  • Initiated into the Dragon Gate Taoist Lineage through Sifu Sat Chuen Hon — 21st Dragon Gate Lineage Holder of the Complete Reality Taoist School.
  • Medical Qigong Therapist.

  • Certified in Qigong Healing – Level 4 (Advanced Level: Grandmaster Dr. Warner Chen, 2001).

  • Certified as Medical Qigong Educator (Sifu Sat Chuen Hon).

  • Certified in Chinese Medical Qigong: The Three Treasures Form (Master Tina Chunna Zhang).

  • Certified in Standing Healing & Relaxation Forms (Master Tianyou Hao).

  • Founder of “Awaken Qigong" & "Crystal Awaken Qigong".

  • National Qigong Association - Professional Member.

Lineage: Dragon Gate is a 14th century Taoist lineage of internal energy circulation through gentle movement, breathing exercises, sound, hand mudras, visualization, and sacred calligraphy.
Martial Arts
  • Current Training: Muay Thai/Kickboxing.
  • Experience: Taekwondo; Hung-Ga Kung Fu.
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