The Breathworks FoundationMindfulness 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. Who benefits Support us Apply for funding Blog Research Meet the team Breathworks Home Teamwork in The Nightrider Charity Cycle Thanks so much for being part of the Breathworks Community! We’re excited to have you on board supporting our Nightriders and we’ve been checking in with them this week to see what keeps them motivated when their training gets tough….. Here’s what they had to say: Deb: “The main thing that keeps me going is my commitment to helping people in pain have access to Breathworks courses.” Dave: “For me, I really want to contribute and don't want to let my fellow team members down!” Karen: "Determination to earn the pledges that people are making. I still have the leg muscles (from bike courier days) and a have-a-go attitude, so I am hoping to wing my way through this with the rest of the team, and some gel energy capsules, maybe a massage afterwards!” Vidyapala: "Coffee!!" Sona: "I try not to think about ‘getting there’ just enjoy legs going up and down, up and down. I like to cycle." It seems that "teamwork", attitude and coffee are the order of the day and here’s a definition that perfectly describes our dedicated members (who, incidentally, all have very full and busy lives too!) "A team is a group of two or more people who interdependently seek to meet a common purpose, often through hard work and problem solving, in order to meet their own and their organisation’s goals." Will you support our riders? Together, the team members are now over half way to reaching their target of £3,000 and with just 18 days to go, it will really spur them on if we can get them closer… it doesn’t matter how much you donate, every penny counts and goes towards a fantastic cause and opportunity, read here to see who benefits and then please donate here! Thank you all so much, without you our Community and Team wouldn’t exist!