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.  

We offer bursaries to access mindfulness courses in Manchester, London and online, and for our teacher training programme. Please see below to apply for yourself or on someone else’s behalf.

Mindfulness for Health 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 for Health Online Bursary Here

Mindfulness for Health Face to Face Four and Eight-week Courses

''After years of back pain, rupturing my Achilles tendon was a blow to my very active body, confidence and income as I could no longer do my usual work and I also help care for my Dad who has Alzheimer’s. I could not have begun my journey with Breathworks without receiving a bursary.'' - Catherine

Apply for a Mindfulness for Health 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