Kate’s formal meditation study began in 1993 at Ordinary Dharma in the Zen lineage of Thich Nhat Hanh. She discovered InsightLA in 2014, and delved into various classes and retreats. Kate is a graduate of InsightLA’s Facilitator Training Program, and is a Certified Mindfulness Instructor through Mindful Schools’ yearlong teacher training. Kate currently teaches mindfulness to kids and teens in public and private schools, and facilitates meditation classes for adults at Cocoon Healing Arts in Santa Monica and Well Baby Center in Mar Vista, California.
Passionately committed to service, Kate has worked closely with various local organizations including the Westwood VA, Safe Place for Youth and POPS, a national high school club for teens affected by incarceration and deportation. In 2017, Kate co-wrote the POPS mindfulness curriculum and now serves as a member of their Advisory Council while training POPS volunteers in mindfulness.
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. In her decades-long career as a teaching artist she has taught adults, university students, those in at-risk youth programs, and students in public and independent schools. Her studio practice enhances her teaching of art in much the same way that her daily meditation practice provides a foundation for teaching mindfulness.