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Megan Prager, MA

Co-Founder | Lead Teacher


Megan Prager is Co-Founder of Mindful Labs and Compassion Programs Director at UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness.


Megan is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Instructor (MBSR), a Certified Mindful Self-Compassion Instructor (MSC), a Certified Compassion Cultivation Instructor (CCT), a Compassion for Couples Instructor (CFC), an Adjunct Faculty member at San Diego State University, and a Lecturer at UC San Diego Rady Business School. She is also a Teacher Trainer and Mentor for the UC San Diego Mindfulness Based Professional Training Institute and for the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.


In addition to teaching Mindfulness-based programs, Megan specializes in developing and delivering mindfulness trainings for Fortune 500 companies as well as for educational, healthcare, and academic settings.  She is currently collaborating with Universities to establish and instruct Mindfulness and Compassion courses at the collegiate level.


In all her ventures, Megan’s passion and mission are the same: to empower individuals with an understanding of the important role they play in shaping their lives and well being. Megan believes through compassionate awareness individuals are able to utilize one of the best resources they have: themselves.

Zack Prager, MAPP

Co-Founder | App Developer


Zack Prager, MAPP is Co-Founder of Mindful Labs.


Zack works on building user experiences that make people happier and healthier in a field called Humane Technology.  He studied software development at UCLA and Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania under Martin Seligman. 


Along with running launching apps (,, he lectures at UC San Diego, San Diego State University, Claremont University, and conferences around the globe.


His work has been covered by the SF Chronicle, SD Tribune, ABC, CW, NBC, Brit+Co, & more, as well as praised by leading academics.


Advisors of Mindful Labs

Michelle Becker, MA, LMFT

Teacher | Trainer | Speaker

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Founder of the Compassion for Couples Program

Teacher Trainer for the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion

International Speaker and Consultant

Certified teacher of MSC, CCT, and The Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Fadel Zeidan, PhD

Researcher | Faculty | Speaker


 Director, Zeidan Lab

Executive Council Member, UCSD Sanford Institute for Empathy & Compassion

Council Member Mind & Life Institute

5x Francisco J. Varela awardee

Personally presented his work to HH Dalai Lama

Johannes Eichstaedt, PhD

Researcher | Faculty | Speaker

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Assistant Professor of Psychology at Stanford University

Junior Fellow at the Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence

Co-Founder of the World Well Being Project

Uses A.I. based methods to better understand the psychological phenomena that benefits well being & health

Our Story

Mindful Labs is the co-creation of Megan and Zack Prager with the support and wisdom of leading experts and colleagues in the Mindfulness, Compassion, and Positive Psychology fields. 


Mindful Labs was founded out of a deep respect, trust, and love for how the practices of Mindfulness and Compassion can support well being. We know this through personal experience. Mindfulness and Compassion have helped us navigate the tough moments in life with more resiliency and ease, and brought us more in touch with hope, creativity, empathy, and joy. 


Inspired by the personal benefits, we have gone on to do numerous professional trainings through UPenn's Applied Positive Psychology program (MAPP); UC San Diego's Mindfulness Based Professional Training Institute (MBPTI); Stanford's Center for Compassion, Altruisim, Research and Education (CCARE); Compassion Institute (CI); Mindful Schools; Upaya Zen Center; Koru; Mindfulness-based Awareness and Relaxation Training (ART); numerous yoga teacher certifications, and more. 


Each day we feel grateful for the support of our own practice and teachers. Nothing brings us greater joy than sharing the practice and science of Mindfulness and Compassion with others. 

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What People Say:

“Megan combines impeccable organizational skills, warmth and deep kindness that is quite unique. It was a joy and an honor to be in her MSC class. I will apply the principles I've learned for the rest of my life and Megan was an incredible teacher to learn from." -Roman S.

I loved the whole MSC class. I learned a lot about my very loud critical voice in my head, and how to balance it out with my compassionate voice. And I actually am doing it! Real and applicable. -A. N.

"What a gift! I came to the Mindful Self-Compassion course intending to learn better ways to teach compassion in the addiction recovery field. I did. Most importantly I had many deeply moving experiences and I was profoundly changed. The tools will stay with me, my skills in self-compassion are growing and my contentment is deepening."-Andy L.

“Megan Prager is a very special person. Her sensitivity and compassion made each week so meaningful and I was so grateful that I took the program. The balance of learning new information, breakout group discussions and individual reflections was delivered by Megan in a very engaging way.” -Anonymous

"Mindful Labs classes have a special quality of always making me feel 'right'- in my mind, my body, and life experience. I have taken classes with Megan and her gift is her compassion and her ability to listen, no matter the circumstance. She is a skillful facilitator. And she has a gentle way of asking thought-provoking questions that always lead me to finding my own truth."-Jess N.

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