We're so glad you're here.
What is the Pause Community?
Partners Rena and Ryan founded Pause in 2015 with a simple vision – to help us all create space in our everyday lives for what matters most.
We are so excited to share this journey with you!
Most of us are so preoccupied with the noise, the uproar, the cacophony of the modern world that we have no energy left for constructive living.
We long to pause, to absorb into our day-to-day existence, some calmness, some inner order in which we can call our soul our own, in which we take time to experience some beauty, to know and enjoy our friends, and to let whatever creative impulses or visions we have be heard, listened to, have their moment.
~ ROLLO MAY, The Significance of the Pause
How It Works
JOIN OUR COMMUNITY!
Membership is your ongoing home base for community, camaraderie, wells of wisdom, and the magic sauce that keeps you on the path.
BUILD YOUR FOUNDATION
Enjoy multi-week programs that provide structure, sequential learning, accountability, and compassionate guidance to help you develop a strong foundation for your practice.
DEEPEN YOUR PRACTICE
Dive deeper into specific topics to nourish + grow different dimensions of your self, practice, and wellbeing.
HOW PAUSE IS DIFFERENT
Our unique Pause Method™ is a powerful process for cultivating resilience and transforming your life.
The mindful path of self-discovery and personal transformation is not linear. It's a lifelong journey that ebbs and flows and circles back on itself as we continue to meet ourselves and life experiences anew.
We have designed Pause to support this cyclical process, so you can receive and contribute to an ongoing flow of support. Our foundations programs will help you lay the groundwork, our rotating programs will help you go deeper, and our community will serve as your "hub" of resilience – a landing place for you, your wisdom, and your blossoming growth.
Join Our Community
Unlimited Live Virtual Daily Classes
Here for you 24/7 whenever you need a pause.
Guidance + Q&A with Amazing Instructors
Monthly Practice Themes + Community Support
2-Hour extended pauses for deep nourishment.
Unlimited Guest Passes
Bring your peeps to their first class for free!
Joy-Based Membership Model
Pause offers a membership model rooted in the spirit of gratitude and generosity (called "dāna" in many wisdom traditions). We recognize that everyone engages with Pause in different ways, and has different financial means and resources. We ask that you contribute the amount that feels most aligned and joyful for you.
All-Inclusive. Every payment level includes everything our membership offers.
Month-to-Month. Memberships are month-to-month; you may cancel at any time.
Supporting Pause. Your monthly contributions support our incredible teachers, help advance Pause's mission + impact, and fund scholarships for fellow community members.
We never want money to be the reason that someone is unable to join our community. If the options above do not work for you, our scholarship program offers our full monthly membership at a price that meets you where you are.
Please note: in alignment with simplicity and community, this means that we will no longer be offering single drop-in passes or punch cards. If you have already purchased punch cards or drop-in sessions, we will honor them in full.
Build Your Foundation
If you prefer a wade-in-the-water approach, take Focus + Calm first and then take Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). If you prefer to dive in fully, take the MBSR program first, then take Focus + Calm.
Both courses offer different perspectives, practices, and materials that will help you develop a strong, well-rounded foundation for your practice.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
8-Week Foundations Program
MBSR is a deep dive foundations program and great for those who are highly motivated and ready to prioritize self-care.
Focus + Calm
4-Week Foundations Program
Focus + Calm is a lighter foundations program and great for those who are curious, eager to begin a practice, or interested in key meditation techniques and neuroscience basics.
The Pause Method™
The Pause Method™ is the primary process for transformation that we teach here in the Pause Community. It's the key to shifting out of autopilot and creating the space necessary to respond wisely and compassionately in the midst of life's challenges. It is also the gateway to unlocking four core inner resources for resilience: calm, clarity, creativity, and connection.
Through evidence-based programs, live human connection, and the strength of community, our method will empower you with fundamental skills to open your heart, nourish the best version of yourself, and create a more balanced and fulfilling life.
Our offerings synthesize insights and practices from three primary sources:
While our method and curriculum are uniquely ours, these teachings are here by the generosity and grace of the many teachers, mentors, and researchers who came before us. We are deeply grateful and humbled to draw from this collective wisdom and to be a part of the modern mindfulness movement.