Workshops

SitSiteYou cannot create experience. You must undergo it. – Albert Camus

There’s no teacher like experience. This why I especially enjoy leading workshops that are hands on and highly experiential. There are powerful lessons to be learned through trial and error that cannot be adequately transmitted with words alone. Please visit my Testimonials page to see what participants have to say about my classes and workshops.


  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (OPS, LLC website) – an 8-week evidence based program that teaches participants to relate in a more skillful way to distressing emotions like depression and anxiety.
  • Mindful Self Compassion – an 8-week evidence based program that teaches the skills needed to quiet your harsh inner critic and treat yourself more like a friend.

Interested in keeping up to date with Dr. Ochester’s offerings (classes, 8-week courses, workshops & retreats) and news about the local mindfulness community? You can do so by signing up for her monthly newsletter, The Last Vinyasa.


Do not go by revelation; tradition; hearsay; the authority of sacred texts…
when you yourselves know: These things are unwholesome, these things are blameworthy; these things are censured by the wise; and when undertaken and observed, these things lead to harm and ill, abandon them…
…when you know for yourselves: These are wholesome; these things are not blameworthy; these things are praised by the wise; undertaken and observed, these things lead to benefit and happiness, having undertaken them, abide in them.
– Gautama Buddha