Photo by Amanda Billing

Photo by Amanda Billing

Kristina Cavit, MNZM

Kristina is the Founder & Director of The Kindness Institute. She has spent the past 9 years working with marginalised communities facing stress and trauma in New Zealand and around the world. She has trained with world leading organisations including Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Center for Mindfulness through the University Of Massachusetts Medical School, The Holistic Life Foundation, supported by Harvard and John Hopkins Medical School, and The Institute of The Work of Byron Katie.

Kristina is also the founder of NPH New Zealand, which supports almost 4,000 orphaned and abandoned children in Latin America. She lived at the NPH home in the Dominican Republic for two years in management, education and development and supported with the Haiti 2010 earthquake relief effort.Kristina is also the co-founder of FAT YOGA NZ which is a body positive community, fighting to change negative perceptions of the body.

In 2018 Kristina was named a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to youth and community. Kristina has been nominated for Young New Zealander of The Year 2018, received a Kiwibank Local Hero Award for her work in 2014 and a Womens Fund 2018 Champion of Change award.

Kristina is an experienced and dynamic public speaker and delivers inspirational talks to support people to explore mindful leadership, stress management, volunteerism and social change. 

As a Mindfulness educator and coach, Kristina is passionate about sharing practical strategies on how each of us can manage stress. Her point of difference is her ability to make challenging concepts accessible, highly engaging, transformative and fun. Based in Auckland, Kristina works with clients globally via Skype and all around New Zealand.