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Dean Telano, founder of kind karma worldwide
  • "Kind Karma Worldwide™: Inspiring Quotes & Empowering Thoughts for Raising the Vibration of Humanity."

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

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

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

  • "Kind Karma® Animal Reiki" (Manual).

  • Crystal Healing: Raising your Vibration."

  • Vibrational Training for Group Sound Baths."

  • "Yoga Animal Breathing Exercises for Kids": Posters #1 & #2. 

  • "Shape Breathing Exercises for Kids: Posters #1 & #2.

Dean is at the forefront of leading others to heal through yoga, qigong, meditation, breathwork, Reiki, and sound and crystal therapy.  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.   Dean travels to give seminars and workshops to support his humanitarian nonprofit organization – Kind Karma Worldwide™.

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. 

Dean is a certified meditation teacher (500 Hour CMT) with forty years' experience, and is the founder and director of, Awaken with Meditation School.  His training and experience in meditation includes Shamatha, Zhine, Mantra, Mindfulness, Dzogchen, Zen, and Awaken Qigong: Meditation in Motion.

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 courses on crystal healing, and how to tap into the power traits of animals, nature and the elemental realm for guidance on your life path.


  • PhD- Natural Health.

  • MS- 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 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" (Training Manual).

    • "Kind Karma® Animal Reiki" (Training Manual).

    • "Crystal Healing: Raising your Vibration."

    • "Vibrational Training for Group Sound Baths."

  • Creator:

    • "Yoga Animal Breathing Exercises for Kids": Posters #1 & #2. 

    • "Shape Breathing Exercises for Kids: Posters #1 & #2.

Professional Yoga, Sound Therapy & 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.

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

  • Certified & Completed 500 Hour Teacher Training in Hatha Yoga: 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. Tibetan Yoga postures, practices & sequencing; pranayama; meditation; subtle body, energy anatomy & chakras; Zhine; Dzogchen.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Certified Meditation Teacher, 500 Hour Level. Completed Teacher Training in Raja Yoga & Meditation: High-Tech Yoga Institute of America – Dr. V.S. Rao (Vedula Satyananda Rao).
  • Certified & Completed Meditation Teacher Training. Meditation International Alliance (MIA).
  • 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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