Kate’s formal meditation study began in 1993 at Ordinary Dharma in the Zen lineage of Thich Nhat Hanh, and she’s been a student and practitioner at InsightLA since 2014. As a graduate of Mindful School’s yearlong Mindful Teacher Certification Program (2017), and InsightLA’s Facilitator Training Program (2018), Kate received full certification as a CMT-P (Certified Mindfulness Teacher-Professional) through the International Mindfulness Teachers Association in 2019. Other trainings and dharma study include UCLA MARC’s trauma informed First Do No Harm Meditation Safety Training, InsightLA’s Dedicated to the Dharma yearlong study, and Dharma and Art: A Whole-Life Path at the Barre Center for Buddhist Study
As a former schoolteacher for 30 years, Kate is honored to be part of the Insight in Schools team and she loves teaching mindfulness to teachers and students in our partner schools. Kate also offers adult and teen classes at InsightLA and other meditation centers, to businesses and non-profits, and in 2020, even to the municipal employees of Culver City, CA. For POPS (Pain of the Prison System), a national High School club for youth affected by incarceration, she wrote the teen mindfulness curriculum and is the in-house Mindfulness Coach.
Kate is also a visual artist (see Kate Savage Art) with an MFA from California State University, Long Beach, and her artwork has been exhibited locally, nationally and internationally. Her studio practice enhances her teaching of art in much the same way that her daily meditation practice provides a foundation for teaching mindfulness.