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Pause Community


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

Pause is a community I've often hoped for but rarely found. I so appreciate that you've created a place of peace and pause and depth and sharing in a world that is busy, chaotic and often lived on the surface.


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.

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The Journey
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

  Membership Includes  

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Unlimited Live Daily Classes

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Pause Digital

Practice Library

Here for you 24/7 whenever you need a pause.

Try Our Free Sampler

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Guidance + Q&A with Amazing Instructors

Monthly Practice Themes + Community Support

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Monthly Immersion


2-hour extended pauses for deep nourishment.

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VIP Guest Passes

Bring your peeps to classes for free!

Joy-Based Membership

  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.

Scholarship Memberships

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.

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.

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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.

Build Your Foundation

Deepen Your Practice

Our rotating programs are here to help you nourish different dimensions of your self, practice, and wellbeing!

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9-Week Program

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5-Week Program

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Mindful Eating & Joyful Embodiment

6-Week Program

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8-Week Program

Deepen Your Practice

Our Approach

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.


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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 Foundations

Our offerings synthesize insights and practices from three primary sources:



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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.

Our Approach

Pause was recognized as the Top Mindfulness Center in Portland in 2022! Check it out here.

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