Mindfulness Events + Workshops

with David Sudar

Sunday, August 2 from 11:30am -1:00pm PST

Online Via Zoom

Suggested Donation $10-25

In this workshop, we will use timeless guided meditations, discussion, and short lectures to guide you into a felt experience of emptiness — one that will stick with you, even when you inevitably have a flurry of thoughts, emotions and difficult sensations.  All experience levels welcome. The only thing you need to bring is an inquisitive spirit!

Touching Emptiness: A Meditative Deep Dive

with Christopher Miller

Saturday, June 20 from 11-12:30pm

Online Via Zoom

$20 Tickets  /  Free for Members!

Continuing our Seasonal Alignment series, Christopher Miller engages us with the wisdom and practices of Summertime.  Each season asks our bodies to respond a specific way.  Join us as we dive deep into the Chinese perspective of Summer to align with our best selves.

Aligning With Summer Workshop

with Christopher Miller

Saturday, May 23, 2020 from 1-2pm

Online Via Zoom

Suggested Donation $10-$20  /  Free for Members

We have an incredible opportunity to refresh our perspective by reviewing this year’s Chinese Zodiac themes. Let's come back together to check-in with the Yang Metal Rat and what it has to teach us. Covid and all. All are welcome!

Awaken From the Old Way ~ Feeling Into a New

with Christopher Miller

Saturday, June 20 from 11-12:30pm

Online Via Zoom

$20 Tickets  /  Free for Members!

Each season asks our bodies to respond in a specific way, and the lifestyle of Winter is not suited for a healthy Spring. We'll dive deep into the Chinese perspective of Spring and learn effective ways to align our body, mind and spirit to show up as our best selves.

Aligning With Summer Workshop

with Andrea Tomasi and Emily Taylor

Saturday, March 21, 2020 6-7:30pm

At the Pause Studio

$20 Tickets

Welcome the official arrival of Spring with Andrea and Emily in a night of bliss. You'll experience gentle restorative movement and a guided yoga nidra practice before you melt into immersive sound healing from head to toe. Don't miss this special spring evening!

Yoga Nidra + Sound Equinox Event

Past Offerings

2020 Vision + Intention Workshop

Saturday, January 25

from 12 to 1:30pm

Cost: $20.20

Join Christopher Miller, LAc from the Portland Wellness Collective, in partnership with Pause for an interactive workshop designed to connect you to your highest and best for 2020.

Buddhism & Science-Based Mindfulness: An Exploration of Similarities & Differences

Sunday, January 12

Suggested Donation: $0-$25

This educational workshop with David Sudar will explore the similarities and differences between science-based mindfulness & Buddhism – their respective historical roots, the areas they are saying the same things, and the essential ways that they diverge.

Free Mindful Eating Workshop with Ryan and Rena

Saturday, December 14

This event is FREE

Join us for this special mindful eating experience to learn how mindfulness can renew your sense of pleasure, appreciation and satisfaction with eating.

Meditation in the Park

Sunday, September 22

This event is FREE

Join us for this delightful park meditation to enjoy all the PNW outdoor goodness as we make the mindful transition from summer into fall!

You'll sit or lie comfortably on your back as you soak in the sights, sounds, breeze, leaves, and perhaps a few gentle rays.

Meditation Monday Series at Pioneer Courthouse Square

Mondays from 12:30-1pm

Through July + August

Join us for this free outdoor summer series in Pioneer Courthouse Square on Mondays in July and August. We'll be guiding meditation sessions in the square under a canopy. Come on out and enjoy beautiful Portland summer mindfully!

Crystal Bowl Sound Bath with Shalom Mayberg

Thursday, September 26

$20 in advance / $25 day of

Join us for this special evening of sound healing and relaxation. Lie comfortably on your back while the powerful sounds and vibrations of the crystal bowls move through you.

Radical Relaxation with David Sudar

Thursday, August 29

7-9pm at Pause

This workshop will begin with timeless methods of self-calming, like circular breathing, muscular release and mindfulness meditation. From there, it will become very radical, deeply diving into the question, "what is the root cause of stress?"

Mindful Hiking Adventure

Sunday, July 21

9:30 to 11:30am in Forest Park

Come play with us in the great outdoors! We'll meet at Pittock mansion for a 15 minute guided sitting meditation overlooking the city, then we'll head off into Forest Park for a dose of mother nature's best medicine: A MINDFUL HIKE. 

Live Cello + Relaxation Meditation with Emily Dalsfoist

Thursday, July 18

7:30-9pm at Pause

Join us on a deeply relaxing soundscape journey with sweet cello vibrations, soothing melodies, and powerful silences. Lie down, let go, and soften into the melody of the moment.

Free Class! Unplug + Recharge with Getaway

Wednesday, July 17

12:30 to 1pm at Pause

We're partnering with Getaway to celebrate their launch in Portland! You'll enjoy a free Pause class, a Getaway themed goodie bag, and a discount for your next escape to a tiny cabin nestled in nature.

Mental Health Awareness Event with Portland Gear and WeMyndful

Tuesday, May 22 from 6:30-9pm

This event is FREE and open to all

Portland Gear hosts We Myndful, with Pause mindfulness coach Ryan Kenny leading an interactive talk about mindfulness and mental wellbeing.

BENEFIT: Yoga, Music, and Meditation for Mental Health Awareness 

Sunday, May 19 from 10am -12pm

This event is FREE and open to all

Join us for a donation based class with CorePower Yoga, live music, and a meditation lead by Pause to honor Mental Health Awareness Month. Class will start at 10am, followed by a 30 minute meditation.

Crystal Bowl Sound Bath with Shalom Mayberg

Saturday, May 4 from 7-8:30pm

Join us for this special evening of sound healing and relaxation. Lie comfortably on your back while the sounds and vibrations of the crystal bowls move through you.

Women Work PDX Event with Rena Satre Meloy

Wednesday, April 17

Honoring the Feminine: A Guided Meditation to Boost Connection & Creativity. Enjoy a short meditation, followed by an interactive discussion. You will leave feeling more present, connected to your feminine self, creative, and joyful!

Calming Sound Bath with Joshua Stoddard

Saturday, April 6

Unwind and relax in a peaceful atmosphere filled with calming sounds that resonate in harmony with your mind, body and spirit.

Full Moon Meditation + Sound Bath with  Daphne Lyon

March 21, 2019

Enjoy a beautiful, relaxing evening of light restorative movement, breath work, and yoga nidra, complete with a heart opening meditation and crystal singing bowls, all under the full moon.

SLEEP + Deep Relaxation with Daphne Lyon

February 7, 2019

Enjoy 75 minutes of deep rest, relaxation and tranquility. Learn three easy breathing practices to calm the nervous system, followed by a forty minute guided yoga nidra meditation session.

The Art and Science of Mindful Living

January 13, 2019

at Jasmine Pearl Tea Co.

Discover the art of mindfulness and meditation through ancient wisdom and modern science. Enjoy delicious Jasmine Pearl tea and begin the new year on an intentional note by laying the foundation for mindful living in your year ahead!

Mindful Eating Workshop with Ryan Kenny

November 19, 2018

Join us for this special mindful eating experience and learn how mindfulness can renew your sense of pleasure, appreciation and satisfaction with eating.

Holiday Mindfulness Workshop with

Ryan Kenny

November 10, 2018

Join us for a FREE mindfulness workshop to learn tools and strategies that will help you create balance, focus and calm as you head into the holiday season.

Self-Compassion + Mindfulness Workshop

with KnixWear

June 1, 2018

Pause is partnering with Knixwear, an inspiring and women-empowered intimates company, for a guided exploration of mindfulness and self-compassion.

Bringing Mindfulness to Work with WeMyndful

June 27, 2018

Cofounders Ryan and Rena will share the science behind stress on the mind and body and offer mindful tools to help you find more balance and ease in your daily work routine.

Mindful Movie Night at Pause

May 26, 2018

Join us the first two Saturdays in August for a Kick back, relax, and enjoy a movie that ignites the neurons. There will be popcorn. There will be community. There will be mindfulness.

WOMAN UP: Portland Monthly's Wellness Event for Women

May 12, 2018

Join Pause Meditation co-founder Rena Satre Meloy and other Portland wellness leaders for a day of hands-on workshops, demos, and presentations!

Mindfulness: The Science Behind Stress, the Body and the Mind

April 11, 2018

Please join Women in Environment for the first event in the 2018 Krista Koehl Professional Development Series, an interactive and informative workshop.

Beginner's Mind: A Mindful Tea Experience

February 24, 2018

with Jasmine Pearl Tea Co.

Join Pause co-founder Ryan Kenny on a journey through the senses to explore the foundations of mindful awareness with this simple tea savoring practice.

Holiday Resilience Workshop

December, 2017

With a little mindfulness, we can experience the holidays this year with more harmony and flow, and a lot less stress. Join us to learn new tools to help you stay grounded as you move throughout the holidays.

Talk and Book Signing with Ethan Nichtern

October, 2017

Join Shambhala teacher Ethan Nichtern for an exploration of his latest book: "The Dharma of The Princess Bride."

Mindful Coloring Event at Pause

September, 2017

Join us for an evening of tea, music, and an exploration of the comfort and simple joy of coloring. Leave your to-do list at home. Your inner child is most welcome.

Pause in the Park! Meditation + Yoga

August, 2017

Nourish the start of your weekend with a refreshing yoga session led by Emily Taylor (one of our very favorite people) followed by a grounding meditation with Ryan Kenny.

Mindful Hiking Adventure with Pause

May, 2017

Join us on a journey through Oregon's majestic landscapes and experiment with weaving formal and informal mindfulness practices into your hiking experience.

City Silence Community Sit

April, 2017

City Silence is an international network of community mindfulness events. Pause will be hosting pockets of silence throughout the city of Portland. Join us!

Introduction to Meditation with Vitalize Acupuncture

March, 2017

Pause and Vitalize Acupuncture welcome you to come slow down, experientially learn tools to cultivate well-being, and appreciate the value of community. Join us!

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