at the University of Hawaii, Manoa

Unplug. Relax. 

Learn and practice 

mindfulness meditation.

Why Mindfulness?

Mindfulness improves awareness, focus, spaciousness and kindness.

The Space

The Pause Space is equipped to meet

your needs to relax and unplug. 

Let's come together to connect and help spread the contagion of calm.
The physical Pause Space was closed due to the COVID-19 health situation. This presents an opportunity for us to connect virtually instead. We invite you to join your fellow UH Manoa ʻohana as we find calm and presence by engaging in mindfulness meditation “together,” with tips to boost your resiliency reservoir.

The Pause Space will be holding its drop-in meditation sessions online when the fall semester resumes again. Each week will feature a theme.

Please complete this registration link, and we will send you an email with information when it starts along with the Zoom Link:

Pause Space

Relaxation room with soft mats and pillows surrounding a table.

Meet Our Team

Thao Le, PhD, MPH


Associate Professor

Human Development & Family Studies Program

Creator of the Pause Space, Dr. Thao Le teaches Mindfulness and Skillful Living (HDFS 435, formerly FAMR 435) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her research interests include mindfulness-based training and development for health, well-being and resiliency for youth, families, and disadvantaged communities.

Noah Pomeroy


With a personal mindfulness meditation practice of 10 years, and training in mindfulness facilitation at the UCLA  Mindful Awareness Research Center, Noah loves to share this empowering practice with all audiences.  Noah is motivated to help others use mindfulness as a tool to fulfill their human potential, enrich their relationships, and develop durable well being.

Tenaya Jackman


Tenaya Jackman, MPH has been practicing mindfulness meditation for over 15 years, She received training in a mindfulness meditation teacher certification program led by respected teachers - Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach. Throughout her 25 years working in public health, and as a midwife, Tenaya has sought to support well being. Mindfulness meditation's combination of awareness and heart practices, refined over 2500 years, offers a solid path.  

Find Us at UH Manoa

Google Maps Location


Campus center on the left and on the right is a path to the portables where the pause space is located.


The pause space is located in the portables on the right of the campus center and behind Kuykendall Hall.


Get in Touch

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Kuykendall Annex 6


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