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Compassion, Meditation and More

I’m Aly, and it’s my joy to share what I’ve learned (and continue to learn) about meditation, spirituality and compassion.

I’m a Certified Senior Teacher of the Stanford Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) course, owner of Compassion Education and I work full time as the Program Director for Online Education and CCT Teacher Training at Compassion Institute.

In 2015, I completed my PhD in Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies at the University of Arizona, College of Education in Tucson. Areas of focus include adult education, active learning, somatic learning, transformational and lifelong learning.

I’m also a craniosacral therapist, massage and aquatic therapist, fitness enthusiast and yoga teacher. I love exploring movement practices as a way to refine awareness. I work closely with my partner, James Wood, spiritual teacher and author of the book  Ten Paths to Freedom: Awakening Made Simple.

Students Say

“Aly is a wonderful heart centered teacher, great at listening and guiding your personal experience within a group setting. She held space that allowed myself and each attendee to get a personal tangible understanding of the material and overall I found her workshop incredibly valuable! I would recommend this class to anyone, especially those experiencing difficulties or suffering or who are in the professional care field supporting others who have those experiences.”

–  Jessica G.

“Aly fully immersed her own self and life with these teachings and this can be felt with the authenticity and loving presentation of the material. Thank you for being real!”

– Rebecca P.

“The wisdom, knowledge, kindness, and compassion with which Dr. Waibel facilitated every class was palpable—and encouraged me to incorporate this firsthand learning into my day-to-day life experiences.”

– Lori N.

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