Frequently asked questions
I’ve never meditated or taken a class before. How do I get started?
- A great starting place for beginners is our Meditation 101 class on Saturday mornings. Just book a cushion and show up and we'll guide you from there!
After the Intro class, we encourage you to try out our other drop-in sessions:
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Refresh (midday sessions)
A great next step is our Focus + Calm 4-week foundations course. This course offers a solid foundation to establish your own ongoing meditation practice at home and you'll learn a variety of tips and tools to bring mindfulness into your daily life.
What classes are good for beginners?
We recommend our Meditation 101 class for first-timers, but our classes are designed to accommodate both beginners and experienced meditators. We’ll meet you where you’re at.
Can I really just "drop-in" or do I need to reserve a cushion in advance?
If possible, we encourage you to register online in advance to make the check-in process a bit quicker, but it’s not necessary.
Where do I park and enter the building?
Our studio is located at 133 SW 2nd Avenue, Suite 300, 97204:
We're in the Haseltine building above E-San Thai on the 3rd floor (look for the Pause a-frame sign outside of the main entrance).
If the front doors are locked, please use the call box located to the right of the double doors and we'll buzz you in.
Head straight through the front doors and take the elevator up to the 3rd floor. Note: the stairs are locked, so you will need to take the elevator up to the studio; you're welcome to take the stairs on your way out!
There is metered parking throughout the neighborhood (free after 7pm). If you’d prefer (or you’re in a time pinch) there are paid parking lots within a couple blocks of the studio.
Can I reserve spots for guests besides myself?
Can I come to class late?
What's your cancellation policy?
What should I wear to class?
What will I sit on in class?
I have an injury and can't sit on the floor, can I still meditate comfortably?
What if I can't sit still?
Can I bring my cell phone to class?
Does Pause offer courses?
Yes we do! Head over to our courses page to learn more.