Lynda West

Nest Manager


Lynda has been with Tenth Gate since it opened its doors in 2008. She initiated and built Tenth Gate’s children’s yoga program from the ground up and made it a successful part of its weekly programming. Lynda has also been developing her own practice for over 10 years and is continually moved and humbled by the inner peace she experiences. She is a Certified 200 hour – RYT with Yoga Alliance and holds a Usui/Holy FireII Reiki Master Teacher certification. She continues her studies in Yoga Therapy & Yoga in the Classroom. Lynda believes that offering students an opportunity to reconnect with their breath, through movement and stillness, is how to find grace on and off the mat. Her devotion to teaching is apparent in her compassionate, heart-led style. Lynda, Scot and their four children live in Portsmouth.

Danielle Dupont

All Abilities Yoga


Everyone needs a place, a space, a time to enjoy their own company, an opportunity to challenge themselves and push their limits without expectations. For Danielle, the beauty of yoga is letting go of expectations and finding the joy in what is. This is the intent she brings to each class. Her joyful, intuitive, and patient nature sets the tone for the practice to be whatever is needed that day. It is her loving calmness and determination that guides a class to that space where students can be who they are and develop a smiling, loving sense of self, tools that ultimately can be applied off the mat, throughout all aspects of life. Danielle holds a 200 hour yoga teacher certification.

Kaitlyn Costa

Yoga for Kids & Lead Counselor for the Nest Summer Yoga Camp


Kaitlyn has been working closely with children since she was sixteen. She spent the past five summers working at an overnight summer camp where she was a cabin counselor, program assistant, and head counselor. Through her time working there, Kaitlyn gained experience working with kids ranging in ages from 7-15, as well as children, teens, and adults with special needs. In addition to the summer camp, she has three years of experience teaching dance to children ages 2-15, has nannied for kids ages 6 months-2 years old, and worked part time at a middle school in Brooklyn, NY in 2018. She completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification Course with Yandara Yoga Institute in Baja California, Mexico this past October. She is often complimented for her soothing voice and has been described as sweet and powerful, gentle and fierce, and an embodiment of yin and yang. Kaitlyn has always had a passion for working with kids and teens, and hopes to help younger generations navigate life through yoga. Her main goal is to always hold a safe space for her students to grow and learn.

Jane Kirkpatrick

Yoga for Kids


Jane has been studying yoga for over 15 years and has practiced kundalini yoga since Tenth Gate’s inception in 2008. She graduated from the 200-hour Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training at Tenth Gate in 2019 and also holds a Usui/Holy Fire II Reiki Master Teacher certification. Jane has found a greater sense of well-being through the movement of energy and the integration of mind, body and spirit in the kundalini practice, and looks forward to sharing this with her students. She has worked with children most of her adult life as an educator, school volunteer, tutor, mentor and mother. Jane lives in Portsmouth with her husband, Steve, and their two college-aged children. In addition to yoga she enjoys walking, running, sailing, biking, traveling and learning.

Nicole Oliveira
Yoga for Kids
Birthday Party Facilitator


Nicole has always had a passion for teaching and helping others. It was only natural that after experiencing the many benefits of yoga herself and incorporating the teachings into her own daily life, that she enrolled in yoga teacher training at Tenth Gate. She knew right away that she was meant to share thisamazing experience with others. With almost 20 years of experience as an elementary school teacher, she has also begun to incorporate yoga into her daily classroom routines and is amazed by the results she sees in her students. Nicole is a 200 hour certified teacher (KYT) and is a Usui/Holy FIre II Reiki Advanced Practitioner. She is also continuing to work towards her children’s yoga certification. Nicole and her family live in Portsmouth.

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