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April & May, every Wednesday 10:00-10:50 a.m.

Weekly Meditation Playdates

Seattle Mindfulness Center

6306 Phinney Ave N Seattle, WA 98103

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April & May, every Wednesday 10:00-10:50 a.m.

Weekly Meditation Playdates

This is a regular on-going practice in April & May.

Parents and kids (0-3 yo) share mindfulness practice on Wednesday mornings. Brief introduction, then a 30-minute guided meditation (varying from week to week), followed by sharing and Q&A. Kids in arms or at play while parents practice being silently present to whatever unfolds. No previous meditation experience necessary. 


Buy 5 punch-card $14 x 5 = $70  here

Drop-in price $15 (pay here or at the event)


Seattle Mindfulness Center

6306 Phinney Ave N Seattle, WA 98103

April 1, 8, 15 12:30 - 1:15 p.m.

Demo Meditation with babies

Aditi Yoga Studio

4206 Stone Way North Seattle, WA 98103

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April 1, 8, 15 12:30 - 1:15 p.m.

Demo Meditation with babies

We invite you to have a taste of the mindfulness shared with your infant, other parents and children. This is a demo Meditation Playdate for infants. There will be an introduction, then a 20 minute guided meditation followed by sharing and Q&A. Kids in arms or at play while parents practice being silently present. No previous meditation experience necessary. 

These are free events, space is limited.

Sign up soon: hello@parentspause.com

Or booking your spot here: http://aditistudio.com/yoga

Aditi Yoga Studio

4206 Stone Way North Seattle, WA 98103

April 1, 8, 15, 22 10:00-10:45 a.m.

Demo Meditation Playdates at The Seattle Public Library, in Ballard

5614 22nd Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107

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April 1, 8, 15, 22 10:00-10:45 a.m.

Demo Meditation Playdates at The Seattle Public Library, in Ballard

We invite you to have a taste of the mindfulness shared with your child (age 0-3 y), other parents and children. This is a demo Meditation Playdate. There will be an introduction, then a 20 minute guided meditation followed by sharing and Q&A. Kids in arms or at play while parents practice being silently present. No previous meditation experience necessary. 


FREE and open to all.


Not sponsored by The Seattle Public Library.

5614 22nd Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107

March 27 10:00-10:45 a.m.

Demo Meditation Playdate for parents with infants and toddlers

Seattle Mindfulness Center

6306 Phinney Ave N Seattle, WA 98103

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March 27 10:00-10:45 a.m.

Demo Meditation Playdate for parents with infants and toddlers

We invite you to have a taste of the mindfulness shared with your child (age 0-3 y), other parents and children. This is a demo Meditation Playdate. There will be an introduction, then a 20 minute guided meditation followed by sharing and Q&A. Kids in arms or at play while parents practice being silently present. No previous meditation experience necessary. 


These are free events, space is limited.

Sign up soon: hello@parentspause.com 

Seattle Mindfulness Center

6306 Phinney Ave N Seattle, WA 98103

February 6, 13, 20, 27

Weekly Meditation Playdates - Wednesdays

10:00 - 10:45 a.m.

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February 6, 13, 20, 27

Weekly Meditation Playdates - Wednesdays

Parents and kids (0-3 yo) share mindfulness practice on Monday and Wednesday mornings. Brief introduction, then a 25-minute guided meditation followed by sharing and Q&A. Kids play.


Click here to sign up


10:00 - 10:45 a.m.

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"This was the first time I meditated with my son around, and I think it was good.

It makes you more aware of your environment, and your reactions to it. 

I found it even entertaining."


Ashley, who participated in a Meditation Playdate with her 2yo

We help parents be their best.

 Studies show that parents of small children often feel depleted, which interferes with them parenting the way they want. We all want to consistently support the healthy development of our children. Conflicting needs - the child’s near-constant need for attention and safe care, versus the parent’s own emotional, physical needs and other obligations - make it impossible to stay in the flow of parenting.


Mindfulness and self-compassion can help parents understand their own emotions and tune in to those of their child, strengthening the attachment between them. We provide mindfulness practices that can be folded into daily routines and provide benefits for both parent and child. 


Let's bring in some ease.

Pause with us:

Guided meditations on your phone

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"Tantrum Antidote", "Mindful Nursing" and more to fold into your daily routines with your child and help you get through the day with more sanity and ease.

Online self-care for parents

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Join us live after bedtime for a short  guided mindfulness meditation and sharing (via Zoom). Meet other parents without leaving your house.

Meditation Playdates

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Find other parents in your neighbourhood and share the pause with guided meditation while the kids play. 


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From parents to parents, with love.

Our story

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I remember vividly this feeling of isolation and being overwhelmed after I moved to a new city with a small baby. While grateful for having the choice to be full-time mom, I was craving opportunities to pause, to meditate, reconnect with myself and connect with like-minded parents. This is when it all started.


I concurred that many other parents crave that emotional support and nurturing pause, too. There were no meditation apps for parents or classes to attend with babies or tots.  Inspired by near-desperation, I decided to try meditation with my friend and with our crawling babies in the room. To our surprise, it worked great! Not only did we feel more relaxed, rested, calm, present and connected, but our kids seemed to benefit in the same way. 


Our practice created a space for us grown-ups to look within ourselves, connect and open up to each other on a deeper level. It also created conditions for our kids to explore and play on their own terms, in a safe and nurturing environment. 

Through our practice, we gained insights into how we feel, our parenting patterns, and who our children are.


These experiences are backed by two decades of scientific research on mindfulness and child development.


So here we are, building a mobile app to provide mindfulness tools tailored for parents of small children and means to connect in person with other parents in their area, or with a larger community online.


I am excited to invite you to this journey of self discovery, presence and emotional self-awareness – being together rather than doing.



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Ela Compton 

Founder of ParentsPause


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