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Gentle Stretching Instructor
Megrez or “Meg" is a long-time student of meditation and mindfulness, who has studied under many different techniques and traditions. Since 2016, she has been regularly attending classes at the Meditation Center of Alabama. In addition to participating in the meditation sessions, she leads stretches before the Wednesday class in order to help the class relax their bodies and their minds. For 15 years Megrez has been working in the fitness industry. She has worked as a performer and instructor in dance and in aerial arts and holds multiple fitness certifications as a personal trainer with ISSA and other organizations. Her main focus is to work with people to strengthen their mind-body connection through healthy movement and meditation. Recently, Megrez spent 3 weeks at the Dhammakaya International Meditation Center in Azusa, California. Part of her time there was dedicated to becoming a Dhamma Trainee and the rest was spent volunteering in the garden, studying dhamma, and practicing chanting and meditation.
Clinical Psychologists & Guest Teachers
Kent Welsh, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Mobile. He began meditating in the early 1970’s and has taught relaxation and meditation techniques to numerous individuals and groups over the years. Kent began meditating at the Meditation Center of Alabama in early 2010 and has been a regular member of the meditation group there.
Cay Welsh, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who earned her graduate degrees at the University of Alabama and completed her internship at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. She has been a faculty member at several universities and retired from the University of South Alabama after more than 30 years as Director of the Psychology Clinic. Her professional training and experience has included the use of relaxation, biofeedback, hypnosis and mindfulness as a component of psychotherapy & behavior change.
Cay and Kent have helped to run the Monday Sangha group for several years now and periodically give public lectures to the community.