If you’re curious about compassion and transformation, you’re in the right place!

I’m Aly, a meditation and compassion teacher offering programs in Central Oregon and beyond.

In 2013, I completed the one-year Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) Teacher Training Program at Stanford Medical School. I’m a Senior Certified Teacher of Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) and currently the Program Director at Compassion Institute responsible for online education and CCT teacher education. I’ve facilitated private and public CCT classes in Tucson, AZ, Portland, OR and Bend, OR.

I received my PhD in Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies at the University of Arizona, College of Education in Tucson in 2015. Areas of focus include adult education, active learning, somatic learning, professional development, transformational learning and lifelong learning. My dissertation research was the first purely qualitative study of Compassion Cultivation Training, titled Living What the Heart Knows: Learners’ Perceptions of Compassion Cultivation Training.

Born and raised in Ohio, I’ve lived and worked (or studied) in several states – OH, IN, IL, OK, AZ, OR – and a few countries – Israel, Mexico, Guatemala, Poland, Ireland.

Now I’m happy to live in Bend, Oregon with my amazing partner James and our fluffy little dog, Beren. We love jazz and other interesting music, hiking, skiing, good conversation and good beer!

I’m happy you’re here. Feel free to reach out and share a bit about yourself. It’s a privilege to support you in sharing your wisdom and compassion with the world.


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