REINETTE FOURNIER / SURAJ KAUR
Reinette has been a student of various schools of yoga for over 40 years and has been teaching Kundalini Yoga and Meditation since 2005. In 2017, she spent a month in India for a 200 hour esoteric advance teacher training, The Making of a Yogi, and has journeyed on two other yatras to India with master teacher Yogi Amandeep Singh. Reinette’s teachers are Hari Kaur (HARINYC), Guru Singh (Los Angeles) and Yogi Amandeep Singh (Canada/India), whom she sites as her mentors and guides.
In 2008, she and her husband, Thomas Speare, opened the Tenth Gate Center for Yoga and Meditation, a Kundalini Yoga studio in Portsmouth, RI. Reinette has served as the Center’s Executive Director since that time. In 2019, she launched “The Nest at Tenth Gate,” a separate building dedicated to youth programming for all ages and all abilities.
Over the years, Tenth Gate has developed an international reputation for the caliber of it’s programming and the master teachers it attracts. In 2016, Reinette founded the Tenth Gate School for Yoga and Energy Healing, which is registered with Yoga Alliance. The school has graduated two classes of kundalini yoga teachers at the 200 hour level and is set to launch its first 300 hour Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training in 2020.
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, who is also a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher.
TOM SPEARE / PARMATMA SINGH
Tom began his yogic journey in 2003. He completed his 200 hour Kundalini Teacher Training program in June of 2007 at the Baba Siri Chand Ashram in Millis, MA. In October of 2008, he and his wife, Reinette Fournier, opened The Tenth Gate Center for Yoga and Meditation. Since then, Tom has been teaching kundalini yoga and meditation in weekly classes, offering workshops, and participating in additional trainings offered at Tenth Gate and beyond. He recently completed a 200 hour esoteric advance teacher training, “The Making of a Yogi,” in Leh Ladakh, India with Master Teacher Yogi Amandeep. His teachers also include Hari Kaur Khalsa (NYC) and Guru Singh (LA). In 2016, he completed the KRI Level II courses and has been designated as an E-RYT500 teacher by Yoga Alliance. Tom is also Director of Corporate Programs at Tenth Gate and leads the Tenth Gate Workplace Wellbeing Program, providing stress management courses to businesses, schools and first responders in RI and Southern NE. A gifted speaker, Tom is known for his grounded and heart-centered approach to teaching.
LIV ANAND KAUR / KARA SEYMOUR
Liv Anand Kaur (Kara Seymour), has been on a personal quest of self discovery, creative living and transformation for as long as she can remember and stepped onto the yogic path in 2003.
She has a diverse yogic background as a practitioner as well as a teacher. With training certificates in Hatha Yoga, AcroYoga and Kundalini Yoga. Liv Anand has been actively teaching yoga full time since 2004 and has owned and managed three yoga studios since 2007.
After many years of practicing and teaching different forms of Hatha Yoga she was ready to expand her practice and teachings in a whole new way. Although at the time she did not know what that would look like….the universe answered her prayers and through a very cosmic and synchronistic turn of events brought her to Kundalini Yoga and her teacher, Guru Jagat.
Since January of 2017 Liv Anand has been steeping herself in the teachings of Kundalini Yoga and studying at RAMA Institute for Applied Yogic Science and Technology with Guru Jagat, Harijiwan, Tej and Gurujas.
She is beyond excited to be hosting and assisting Maine’s first ever Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training in order to offer others the profound transformational experience of diving deeper in their own practice and developing high caliber teachers to share this practice with the world!