Wisdom is an invaluable quality and its cultivation clears away obscurations that interfere with the ability to see things as they truly are. Being a lifelong learner, you can often find me in a classroom, temple or studio learning from knowledgable teachers. Passing this wisdom along to you is one of the most fulfilling aspects of my work. Please visit my Testimonials page to see what participants have to say about my classes.
Here are my current offerings:
A mindfulness community meeting including a rotating schedule of mindful movement (gentle yoga), yoga nidra, meditation, and discussion.
Intro to Mindfulness 8-Week Course
This series of 8 classes is for absolute beginners who want to learn the fundamentals of mindfulness and its practices.
Intermediate Mindfulness 8-Week Course
This series of 8 classes is appropriate for “experienced beginners” who want to deepen their practice.
Mindful Self Compassion 8-Week Program
This series of 8 classes + retreat teaches participants how to relate to themselves with greater patience, understanding and kindness in order to respond more wisely to distress and suffering. CEUs are available.
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy 8-Week Program
This series of 8 classes + retreat is offered through Dr. Ochester’s psychology practice OPS, LLC. Participants are taught mindfulness practices and CBT strategies that help them relate more skillfully with difficult emotions. CEUs are available.
For those on a budget, Dr. Ochester and several other local mindfulness teachers lead a donation based community meeting on Thursday evenings in Overland Park.
There is no need to run outside for better seeing,
Nor to peer from a window; Rather abide
At the center of your being;
For the more you leave it, the less you learn
Search your heart and see
If he is wise who takes each turn;
The way to do is to be.
– Lao-Tsu, Tao Te Ching