Aly Waibel is a compassion and meditation teacher in Bend, Oregon. She has over fifteen years of experience as an instructor and educational consultant in a variety of businesses and communities.

Aly received her PhD from the department of Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies at the University of Arizona College of Education in 2015. She specializes in professional development, contemplative education, lifelong learning, somatic learning and community development. Her dissertation research was the first purely qualitative study of Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT), titled Living What the Heart Knows: Learners’ Perceptions of Compassion Cultivation Training.

Aly is the owner of Compassion Education. She works full time as the Program Director for Online Education and CCT Teacher Training programs at Compassion Institute. Previously, she was the Executive Director of Opportunity Knocks, a private nonprofit that serves entrepreneurs, business owners and community leaders in Central Oregon.

Since 2013, as a Certified Senior Teacher of the CCT program, Aly has facilitated classes in Tucson, AZ, Portland, OR and Bend, OR. She was an Educational Consultant at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University, to evaluate and develop the CCT Teacher Training program. She completed her B.A. in International Studies at Taylor University and her M.A. in Language, Reading and Culture at the University of Arizona.

This is Aly’s personal website where she writes about compassion and meditation, and other topics related to spirituality, transformational learning and awareness. All views expressed here are her own and do not represent the opinions of any entity whatsoever with which she is affiliated.