Take a real pause, mindfully


In the city, it's more difficult to take a step back and regain our inner calm. That's why we teach urban mindfulness: the observation of the present moment, adapted to city life.

To live in mindfulness, slow down and taste each second and each breath, that is enough.

Thich Nhat Hanh

How ?


Stress, depression, anxiety, overloaded sensations/emotions/thoughts. The city is full of enemies to our peace of mind, to our good mental health. With an increasingly rapid pace, one easily gets lost in past and future preoccupations, to the point of forgetting to live in the present moment.

To live in mindfulness is to observe the present moment without judgment. It's to find again this simple state of mind of our childhood, this inner calm, lost through the tumults of life. We can teach you to recover this inner calm through this beautiful practice.

Going on a spiritual retreat can help, but it becomes harder to practice without isolating oneself from the difficulties of daily life. It is better to learn how to adapt our practice of mindfulness to our urban way of life, to be able to benefit from it every day.

That's why we offer you progressive services, depending on your level of practice, so that mindfulness gradually becomes part of your daily life. Surrounded by the difficulties found only in the city, here are our tools that will allow you to obtain more peace of mind.

Services


Meditation Group (FR)

(Beginner)

Take advantage of our free meditation group to formally practice mindfulness, meet other meditators and improve your practice. Come meditate!

Meditation Group

Each week, we practice mindfulness meditation in four stages: body scan, walking meditation, sitting meditation and discussion.

  • Open to all ages and levels
  • No registration required

PS: We close the door at the beginning of the session.

Mindfulness 101

(Intermediate)

Here is your starting point to begin the practice of mindfulness on the right foot. In this class you will learn what mindfulness is and how to practice it on a daily basis.

Mindfulness 101

This workshop is an introduction to mindfulness and contains as much theory as practice. You will gain a better understanding of what mindfulness is, how to develop it through simple exercises and see the many benefits that flow from its practice.

Registration

Mindful Day

(Advanced)

This service is one of a kind! Reserve our coach for a whole day / half-day to learn how to apply mindfulness in your daily life and make it a sustainable habit.

Mindful Day

Mindfulness is more difficult to practice in an urban environment, surrounded by a lot of distractions on a daily basis, than alone in nature. To remedy this, let our coach transform your day by adding more mindfulness to it...no matter how your day goes.

Our coach...

  • stays with you at all times.
  • brings you back to the present moment as much as possible.
  • practices with you formal and informal techniques adapted to your daily activities.
  • helps you develop good habits.
  • half-day(4h): $160
  • whole day(8h): $300
Contact Us

Coach


Edouard Murat

Edouard Murat

Mindfulness Teacher, Psychotherapist & Founder of HeadPause

I worked as a software developer for over 6 years, every day I had my subway-work-sleep routine. From the outside everything I did seemed normal, but I could not stand being alone with my thoughts. I had to constantly distract myself to repel my negative thoughts that were getting stronger and stronger.

I felt lonely and helpless in the face of what was happening to me. Negative thoughts kept coming one after the other, forming a downward spiral that drew me constantly towards the bottom... I could not take it anymore, but for me it was unthinkable to go to therapy. I felt broken and I did not want others to know.

I finally took my first step and went to therapy, which allowed me to observe my thoughts and emotions without feeling judged. This experience was liberating, I suddenly realized how important mental health was in my life.

After going through my struggles, I wanted to help others do the same, so I left my career in computer engineering to start a new adventure in psychology. It's at the same time that I started my daily practice of mindfulness meditation.

My bachelor's degree in psychology allowed me to learn more about the mind, but meditating seriously daily has brought me a much greater understanding of myself. And I think it's key! To obtain more peace of mind, it is necessary to know one's own sensations, emotions and thoughts.

It's been more than 4 years now that I practice, every day, urban mindfulness... and the results are staggering! Less stress, less anxiety, fewer negative thoughts and emotions. More time for myself, more patience, more positive thoughts and emotions. I know my abilities and limits better now. Mindfulness is transformative and I am proof of that, just like many others who followed that same path.

In 2017 I founded HeadPause and now I teach urban mindfulness to all citizens who wish to positively transform their mental health. Get more peace of mind, it's feasible for you too!

Testimonies


All I can say is that I feel very relaxed and calm after a stressful day.

Woman avatar Sandra
Man avatar William

I found Edouard to be a kind, thoughtful and enthusiastic person. It was a pleasure to meditate with him and to learn more [...]. I look forward to meditating and talking with him again.

So good Edouard! Great for beginners too. I think your style is accessible + easy-going which is helpful.

Woman avatar Adriana
Woman avatar Anonyme

I really appreciated all your tips and soothing presence.

Thank you! A moment of relaxation well appreciated. I will continue at home and come back.

Man avatar St├ęphane