Lisa Kring is an LCSW, with a background in dispute resolution and family court mediation. Lisa is a committed practitioner of mindfulness Vipassana mediation for over ten years, graduating from the Dedicated Practitioner’s Program at Spirit Rock in 2014. She has studied with Dan Siegel, Diana Winston, Bob Stahl, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Beth Mulligan, Ven Ayya Tathaaloka and Ven Sayadow U Tejaniya and counts Trudy Goodman and Christiane Wolf as her primary guiding teachers and mentors. Lisa is an Insight LA teacher, leading classes such as MBSR, Mindful Self-Compassion and Basics of Mindfulness. She also facilitates mindfulness groups at the SIMMS/MANN Center for Integrative Oncology at UCLA, the Benjamin Center Cancer Support Community, and mindfulness parenting classes and teacher trainings in schools throughout Los Angeles. Lisa also provides staff trainings in mindfulness at organizations such as Homeboy Industries, ArtworxLA, Hulu, ABC News and Neue House, to name a few. Currently, she is developing innovative educational academies in Los Angeles with intention to develop mindfulness-based programs in these settings for at-risk and disadvantaged youth. Lisa is honored to serve the Dharma through ILA practice, teaching and board service.