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.  

Nadia has stretching herself by walking 24 miles and over 5,000 feet ascent of the Yorkshire Three Peaks not in the day but at night!

The Yorkshire Three Peaks route is 24 miles (38.6km) and includes 1,585m (5,200ft) of total ascent.  It takes in the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, which form part of the Pennine range and encircle the head of the River Ribble valley in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Many people each year complete the circuit in around 12 hours, often during the longest days of the year to allow as much daylight as possible and the best weather conditions.  However, this challenge has a twist and happened on Saturday 3 August completed through the night, with about half the time spent walking in total darkness!! 

Nadia Miller is a recently qualified Breathworks teacher, and took on this challenge to raise funds for The Foundation with the morale support of two friends: Helen Sullivan (Breathworks CEO) and Peter Tristram (walks expert extraordinaire).  They had all done the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in the day and now completed it at night too!