Dr. Dean Telano

Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most. ~ Buddha

Dean Telano / Sukh Shabad Singh, N.D., Ph.D., E-RYT 500, RCYT, RPYT 

Founder of Rahini School of Yoga and Meditation, Reiki Integrated Healing Energy Center and Radiant Health Qigong of Long Island

Dr. Dean, Co-Owner of True Living Yoga Healing Center, has been practicing yoga, meditation and Buddhism for over 30 years. His yoga training and study includes Rahini, Hatha, Kundalini, Raja, Kundalini Maha, Tibetan, Naam, Restorative, and Yin Yoga. Additionally, he has extensive years of study and training in: Bon, Sakya, and New Kadampa Buddhist Traditions; Shamatha, Mantra, Dzogchen, and Zen Meditation; Taoism; Medical and Spiritual Qigong; Reiki Healing and Ayurveda. Dr. Dean has been a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance since 2001.

Dr. Dean is the founder of “Rahini Yoga” and the Director of the Rahini School of Yoga and Meditation, Rahini Rocks! Kids Yoga Teacher Training Program, and the Prenatal Rahini Yoga Program. All of these Yoga Schools are Yoga Alliance Registered Schools (RYS), and meet or exceed national yoga standards and education requirements. Graduates from his yoga programs are currently teaching all over the world including such places as Ecuador, South Africa, Japan, California, North Carolina, Florida, New York and Long Island.

To teach and educate the public, as well as health care professionals, on how to heal the body, mind and spirit, Dr. Dean has founded both the “Reiki Integrated Energy Healing Center” and “Radiant Health Qigong of Long Island”. Dr. Dean is also President and Founder of “Bon Buddhism of Long Island” – the first recognized Bon Buddhist Sangha on Long Island. Many Bon Buddhist Lamas and Teachers from India support this Sangha by coming to Bon Buddhism of Long Island / True Living Yoga Healing Center and give teachings on Buddhism, meditation, healing and how to live joyful, happier, and peaceful lives.

Dr. Dean, an Ordained Interfaith Minister since 1997, is a Naturopath, an Exercise Physiologist, a Reiki Master and Qigong Instructor. Dr. Dean has appeared on television numerous times, is a guest speaker at wellness seminars, teaches meditation for cancer survivor groups, is a spiritual and mediation coach and a pyschic medium. He has authored several Rahin Yoga, Meditation and Reiki Teacher Training Manuals.

Dr. Dean has studied and trained with many teachers from many traditions including: Kundalini Yoga with Ravi Singh and received his spiritual name – Sukh Shabad Singh, from Yogi Bhajan; Hatha and Raja Yoga with Dr. Vedula Satyananda Rao- “Babaji”; Tibetan Yoga & Meditation with Alejandro Chaoul-Reich, Ph.D. & Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche; Yin Yoga with Corina Benner; Tibetan Bon Buddhsim and Meditation with Latri Geshe Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche, Khenpo Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche & Geshe Murig Nyima Kunkyap Rinpoche; Sakya Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism with His Holiness the Sakya Trizin; Qigong Healing and Medical Qigong with Sifu Sat Hon, Master Tianyou Hao, Grandmaster Dr. Chen & Tina Zhang; Zen Buddhism and Meditation with Sensei Janet Jiryu Abels & Sensei Gregory Hosho Abels; Kundalini Maha Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Japa and Meditation with Shri Anandi Ma & Shri Deleepji.

Dr. Dean’s Credentials

  • Ordained Interfaith Minister (Since 1997)- Universal Life Church.
  • N.D.- Naturopathy.
  • Ph.D.- Natural Health.
  • M.S.- Exercise Physiology.
  • R.M.T. – Reiki Master & Teacher in the “Usui Shiki Ryoho Tradition”: The Usui System of Natural Healing and the “Gendai Reiki-Ho” Tradition: Modern Healing Reiki Method.
  • Publications of Teacher Training Manuals by Dr. Dean: “Fundamentals of Rahini Yoga”; “Rahini Yoga: Yoga of Spiritual Alignment”; “Essential Yoga Poses of Rahini Yoga”; “Mind-Of-Clear-Light Meditation”; “Reiki Healing: 1st, 2nd, Advanced & Reiki Master Levels”.
  • Self-Defense – Krav Maga: Yellow Rank Certified (Krav Maga Defiance: Innovative Martial Arts Academy). Training for Green Rank Certification.
  •  Assistant Krav Maga Instructor for Women’s Self-Defense Seminars (Krav Maga Defiance: Innovative Martial Arts Academy).


Yoga Training & Experience

  • Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance Since 2001.
  • M-RYT- Master Rahini Yoga Teacher.
  • E-RYT 500- Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher.
  • RCYT- Yoga Alliance Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher.
  • RPYT- Yoga Alliance Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher.
  •  *Certified & Completed Teacher Training in Hatha Yoga: High-Tech Yoga Institute of America – Dr. VS Rao (Vedula Satyananda Rao).
  •  *Certified & Completed Teacher Training in Raja Yoga: High-Tech Yoga Institute of America – Dr. VS Rao (Vedula Satyananda Rao).
  • Certified & Completed Teacher Training in Tibetan Yoga: Tsa Lung / Trul Khor (Ligmincha Institute – Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche & Alejandro Chaoul-Reich).
  • Certified & Completed Teacher Training in Yin Yoga: Wake Up Yoga – Corina Benner.
  •  Granted Master Degree in Yoga Education: High-Tech Yoga Institute of America – Dr. VS Rao (Vedula Satyananda Rao).
  •  Attended Numerous Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Workshops with Ravi Singh; Attended Workshops Led by Yogi Bhajan; Also Received Spiritual Name – Sukh Shabad Singh, from Yogi Bhajan.
  • Extensive Training in Kundalini Maha Yoga & Meditation (Dhyanyoga Centers) with Shri Anandi Ma & Shri Dileepji.

* Lineage-Please note, Dr. Dean’s Hatha Yoga & Raja Yoga Teacher – Dr. V.S. Rao, or Vedula Satyananda Rao, was a Disciple of “His Holiness Sri Swami Sivananda Saraswati Maharaj” (One of the Greastest Yoga Masters / Saints of the 20th Century).

* Additionally, Dr. VS Rao’s Main Guru and Mentor was “Yog Yogeshwer Maha Prabhu Sri Ramial Ji Maharaj” (Also Known as “Mahavatar Babaji”- According to the Famous Book- ‘Autobiography of a Yogi’). Mahavtar Babaji is Considered One of the Greatest Yoga Masters.


Qigong Training & Experience

  • Initiated into the Dragon Gate Taoist Lineage through Sifu Sat Chuen Hon — 21st Dragon Gate Lineage Holder of the Complete Reality Taoist School.
  • Currently Studying as a Master Medical Qigong Therapist at the Institute of Traditional Medicine (ITM), Toronto.
  • Student of Sifu Sat Chuen Hon, Taoist Master of the Dragon Gate, Lineage.
  • Received Qigong Black Sash from Grandmaster Dr. Warner Chen, 2001.
  •  Certified as Medical Qigong Educator (Sifu Sat Chuen Hon).
  • Certified in Qigong Healing (Grandmaster Dr. Warner Chen).
  • Certified in Chinese Medical Qigong: The Three Treasures Form (Master Tina Chunna Zhang).
  • Certified in Standing Healing & Relaxation Forms (Master Tianyou Hao).
  • Founder of “Radiant Health Qigong of Long Island” — A Long Island Based Qigong Studio that Emphasizes Self-Healing, Self-Empowerment & Harmony of the Body, Breath, Mind & Spirit.
  • Creator of “Radiant Health Qigong” — A Qigong Practice that Emphasizes Radiant Health, Healing & Harmony.

*DRAGON GATE is a 14th century Taoist lineage of internal qi/energy circulation through gentle movement, hand mudra and sacred calligraphy. Dragon Gate Qigong is the source of most Taoist Qigong to date.


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