The Breathworks Foundation

Mindfulness and compassion for pain, stress and illness - helping people reclaim their lives

The Breathworks Foundation was established in 2009 to ensure that mindfulness and compassion training is available to everyone, regardless of circumstances. It brings to life the vision of Vidyamala Burch, Breathworks Co-Founder, who passionately believes that no person or community should be excluded from Breathworks training programmes and courses simply through financial or personal hardship. This is based on her experience of living with severe pain and disability all her adult life.  

This fun filled charity cycle ride is about taking on the challenge and seeing the sights. It's not a race and it's not timed. 

Participants were Sona Fricker (Breathworks Co-Founder) who at 70 is still pretty fit. For his 70th Birthday present he was given an electric mountain bike. He said "This was a fantastic present as I now have no resistance to getting out on my bike. Around where I live there are hills in most direction. Although I cycle more than 15 mph on the flat without the assistance of the electric motor, it is a dream going up even steep hills with the battery assistance. I'm in training but haven't manage to cycle 50km yet but confident it will be no problem on the  Liverpool Ride with friends." He rode with:

Karen Levin who works for Breathworks CIC as Partnerships Coordinator for Mindfulness in the Workplace

Vidyapala who is our CEO's partner

Deb Burch twin sister to Vidyamala (Breathworks Founder)

Dave Sims Deb's husband