The Breathworks Foundation

Making mindfulness accessible

We are a registered charity, with a mission is to make mindfulness accessible to everyone. Being an organisation that gives back has been important to us from the very beginning. Our Founder Vidyamala was living on benefits for many years before she was able to secure funding through a disability grant to start Breathworks. We know that many who benefit the most from our services are least able to afford it, so we are committed to help those in need through bursaries, scholarships, free resources and other funding initiatives.

Support us today.

We offer bursaries to access our online mindfulness courses, for our teacher training programme and seed funding for projects being run by Breathworks Accredited Teachers. Please see below to apply for yourself or on someone else’s behalf.

Mindfulness Online Course in a Group

''The bursary was not only a financial aid for me, but actually, for the first time in seven years made me feel supported......A wonderful course mindfully constructed and creatively and authentically facilitated. I can and do recommend this eight-week online course in Mindfulness for Health; life affirming. I am so grateful to The Breathworks Foundation and at a tough time in my life, feel blessed for being able to take part.”  - Katrina

Apply for a Mindfulness Online Course Bursary Here

Breathworks Teacher Training Programme

“I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2010…I’m on benefits and access to the bursary fund to commence my teacher training was a big deal for me. I felt enabled and empowered - for the first time in a long time! I was able to embark on the training pathway to not only take my discovery deeper but also to enable others to do the same.” - Tom

Apply for a Teacher Training Programme Bursary Here

Project Funding

We provide a small amount of funding, annually, to invest in innovative mindfulness-based projects. Projects must meet the following criteria:

  • Be run by a Breathworks accredited teacher 
  • Bring mindfulness to underserved communities 
  • At an early stage in their development

The funding is prioritised for projects at the proof-of-concept stage or projects that would find it difficult to raise funds from other sources without completing this proof-of-concept work.


To see projects we have previously funded, click here