Kristina is the Founder & Director of The Kindness Institute, an organisation that helps improve mental health and leadership capabilities through Mindfulness, The Work of Byron Katie and Yoga. Kristina is also the Director of Mindfulness for award-winning organisation, Nga Rangatahi Toa and is the founder of NPH New Zealand, an organisation that supports almost 4,000 orphaned and abandoned children throughout Latin America. Kristina was nominated for Young New Zealander of The Year 2014 and has also received a Kiwibank Local Hero award for her work.
She is currently developing a program for youth who have been excluded from mainstream education, in collaboration with Mindful Aotearoa of the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand.
Kristina spent 2015 on a research trip looking into best practice in mindfulness development. Kristina has trained in Mindfulness, yoga & stress reduction with world leading organisations, including Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Center for Mindfulness in Medicine through the University of Massachusetts Medical School & The Holistic Life Foundation, associated with Harvard & John Hopkins Medical School.
She was staff at Byron Katie's School For The Work, supporting over 200 participants during her time there. She is a candidate in the Byron Katie facilitators training program and is also a certified 200 hour yoga teacher.
Kristina is an experienced and dynamic public speaker, specialised in the areas of leadership, wellbeing, social change & entrepreneurialism.
Through Kristina’s work, The Kindness Institute has received 100% positive feedback from participants and clients who reported they felt less stressed, more open-minded and better able to manage their anger and emotions.