Co-Founder and Director/Tenth Gate
Reinette has been a student of various schools of yoga for almost 40 years. In 2003, she walked into her first Kundalini Yoga class. “I really had no knowledge of what Kundalini Yoga was,” Reinette said. “It turned out to be quite different from anything I had done before. What I remember the most is leaving that class with an incredible and unforgettable sense of well-being and peace. I felt lighter and brighter with a calm beautiful energy… I couldn’t wait for my next class. I can honestly say that my experience with Kundalini Yoga has changed my life in ways I never could have imagined.”
Reinette became so passionate about this form of yoga that she soon entered the 200-hour teacher training program at Baba Siri Chand Ashram in Millis, MA., where she became KRI certified. She holds the E-RYT500 and YACEP designation from Yoga Alliance.
In 2016, Reinette founded the Tenth Gate School for Yoga and Energy Healing, which is registered with Yoga Alliance. The school offered its first 200 hour Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training certification under the new school in 2016. She is currently putting together a 300 hour Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Course, which is scheduled to launch in 2019.
In 2017,she spent a month in India for a 200 hour esoteric advance teacher training–The Making of a Yogi– with master teacher Yogi Amandeep Singh. Her other teachers have included Hari Kaur Khalsa (Co-Founder Hari NYC), Guru Singh (LA), and Gurucharan Singh (Former Director KRI).
Reinette is also a Reiki Master Teacher and holds an MFA in Painting from the University of Massachusetts/Dartmouth. In addition to teaching kundalini yoga and meditation and directing the studio’s programming, she also teaches Reiki Certification courses from First Degree to Master Teacher level and offers Reiki Healing sessions at the studio. She resides in Portsmouth, RI with her husband, Thomas Speare (Parmatma Singh), who is also a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher.