Lisa Kring, LCSW

Senior Teacher

Lisa Kring is an LCSW (MSW-USC) and is a committed practitioner of Theravada Vipassana mediation for over twenty years. She is a graduate of the Dedicated Practitioner’s Program and Advanced Practitioner Program at Spirit Rock, and has studied with many teachers over the years, including Dan Siegel, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ven Analayo, Ven Ayya Tathaaloka and Ven Sayadow U Tejaniya, and presently counts Guy Armstrong, as well as Kittisaro and Thanissara, as her guiding teachers.

Lisa has been a senior InsightLA teacher for over 15 years, leading classes such as MBSR, Mindful Self- Compassion, Awakening Joy, and Basics of Mindfulness. In addition, her teaching has led her to mindfulness trainings in corporate settings, such as William Morris Endeavor, Huffington Post, Citibank, Hulu, Homeboy, and ABC News, just to name a few.

Through Insight In Action, a social justice initiative at InsightLA, Lisa is honored to be part of a team of teachers offering mindful training and support in organizations on the front lines of mental health and social justice work, as well as schools in marginalized communities throughout Los Angeles County. Through the support and guidance of Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn, Lisa created a curriculum and taught Mindfulness for Parents classes at Insight LA, and throughout schools in the Los Angeles area.

Outside of InsightLA, Lisa facilitated mindfulness groups and classes with people touched by cancer at the SIMMS/MANN Center for Integrative Oncology at UCLA and the Benjamin Center Cancer Support Community in Santa Monica for over ten years. Lisa lives in Los Angeles with her husband, and recognizes her two young adult children as her deepest teachers in life.


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