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.  

The Community of Practice (COP) is Breathworks' social community platform where you can connect with others, meditate and enjoy free resources and weekly events. We decided to make the COP free in April 2021 in order to share its gifts of community and connection as widely as possible to people who need it most. If you enjoy using it, or feel you will benefit from it, please consider making a donation to help us cover the costs of keeping it running.

Suggested monthly donations:

Supporter's Rate:

The suggested donation for yourself, and support somebody else on the community who can’t afford to give.


Individual Rate:

Help us to host the site, run regular events, and keep the community alive.


Concession Rate:

Every donation makes a difference!

 Whatever you're able to give