The Habit Institute provides a bridge from knowledge to behavior, empowering individuals and organizations to master their habits and routines using methods grounded in science and mindfulness practices. Research shows that nearly half of our daily actions are purely habitual. To achieve a sustainable balance of performance, productivity and wellness, it is essential to harness this power of habits. By providing effective and actionable trainings, clients immediately start applying and repeating methods that create new habits and replace unhelpful habits with tangible results.  


David Langner, M.A.
Founder, Habit Consultant and Coach

David’s approach is grounded in neuroscience and psychology, and emphasizes evidence-based habit building techniques combined with mindfulness-based practices. His graduate research focused on eastern and western habit formation and replacement theories. He has founded two small businesses, and co-created a financial management program for under-resourced entrepreneurs, where he continues to work as a Financial Habits Coach.  David brings over 10 years of institutional and university experience and leadership in project management, logistics, budgeting and operations oversight. David holds a master’s in buddhist studies, and a bachelor’s in neuroscience.

Kristin Keimu Adolfson 
Creative Director

Kristin Keimu Adolfson is a graphic designer,  book artist, and letterpress printer. She founded Still Point Design Studio in 2003, a full service graphic design studio and workshop in Charlottesville, Virginia. Her design work has a simplicity and clarity of message that effectively communicates in an environment bombarded with images and information.  Kristin studied Media and Film at the University of Virginia, letterpress at the Center for Book Arts in New York City, and bookbinding at the School of Visual Arts. Her artist books have been exhibited across the U.S. and are part of various University and private collections. In her free time, she cooks with the bounty from her orchard and garden.