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.  

Our Breathworks Team of Night Riders are getting closer to their big day, and we’ve been catching up with them to ask how their training is going, here’s their replies:


"Last week I rode the bike from Hereford to Ledbury in 2.5 hours after it was serviced. I covered about 35km. Feeling a little tired on the last leg I realized I would have to cycle yet another 15km in Liverpool. So it will be a bit of a challenge."


"It’s tough…. I haven't been on a bike for at least a decade!!"


"I am cycling 2.5 miles to and from work most days and a bit of gym here and there…. Beyond the odd ten-miler I’m probably not going to actually train…  I’ll just go for it on the night! I used to be a bike courier in London in my early 20s, riding about 60 miles a day between City and West End, Monday to Friday… and I just learnt to keep going.  I have quite a lot of stamina and determination, and inspiration will keep me going. This is SUCH a good cause. I love working for Breathworks, I’ve been here almost two years and it’s the best job I’ve ever had.  I get to work with an amazing team of people, who have become my friends (lucky eh?), doing something I believe in, in a beautiful place, and helping people change their lives for the better."

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