Kate Vita Crisp, CMT-P, RYT, has been the Executive Director of Prison Mindfulness Institute (formerly Prison Dharma Network) since 1999. Inzan has been a meditation practitioner for over 30 years. She graduated from a three-month advanced Buddhist Seminary in 1992. She completed a two-year Meditation Instructor Training Program in 1998 and is a Certified Mindfulness Teacher – Professional Level (CMT-P) through the International Mindfulness Teachers Association. She is also a certified yoga teacher (RYT300). She has trained extensively in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and led has led NVC study groups and workshops for the past decade. She is a graduate of Naropa University’s Authentic Leadership program, and also a graduate of Matrixworks Leadership Training.
Kate was a co-founder and is on the board of the Peacemaker Institute (now Engaged Mindfulness Institute). She co-designed the Integral Peacemaker Training™, a mindfulness-based emotional intelligence (MBEI) leadership development program completed by over 500 community leaders and activists. She is a trainer in EMI’s year long Mindfulness Teacher Training. She is the author of the Path of Freedom™ Workbook and the lead developer of the MBEI-based Path of Freedom™ curriculum .
Kate serves as a lead trainer in our Path of Freedom (POF) program and has taught the Path of Freedom curriculum at various prisons and jails in the U.S for 19 years. She is currently continuing work on her doctoral dissertation.