Welcome to the Breathworks Foundation

Mindfulness and compassion for pain, stress and illness - helping people reclaim their lives

The Breathworks Foundation was established 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.  

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  • Intro

    Vidyamala and The Foundation are keenly aware that it is very often the people who are most in need of mindfulness training who are the least able to pay for and access it. It is this desire and commitment to reach all people who are suffering that drives our work through bursaries, research and partnerships, enabling individuals to take their rightful place in humanity.

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  • The Breathworks Foundation

    Our bursaries enable people to access mindfulness courses and teacher training, and we develop partnerships to make mindfulness accessible to the wider community Read more

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  • Apply for Funding

    Apply for funding to attend a mindfulness course or teacher training Read more

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  • Research

    Part of our mission is to undertake and publish research into mindfulness-based activities Read more

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  • Yorkshire Three Peaks Night Challenge

    Nadia has stretched herself by walking 24 miles and over 5,000 feet ascent of the Yorkshire Three Peaks not in the day but at night! Read more about her story and how you can support her. Read more

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  • Our Impact

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    trained Breathworks teachers across 35 countries, with each teacher reaching on average 30 people per year.

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    Foundation bursaries awarded in 2018, enabling 29 people to learn mindfulness and 28 people to train to teach.

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    130 people supported through partnerships with St Michael's Hospice and Maggie's Cancer Care Centre

Appeals

  • Yorkshire Three Peaks Night Challenge

    I decided to take on this challenge for The Breathworks Foundation as I would love for everyone to have the opportunity to access their life changing courses. Read more

  • Yorkshire Three Peaks Night Challenge

    Nadia has stretched herself by walking 24 miles and over 5,000 feet ascent of the Yorkshire Three Peaks not in the day but at night! Read more about her story and how you can support her. Read more

Foundation Blogs

  • After the Yorkshire Three Peaks

    After her amazing success in completing the Yorkshire Three Peaks walk at night to raise money for The Breathworks Foundation, Breathworks teacher Nadia Miller reflects on the experience. Read more

  • Training for the Nighttime Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

    Read about how Breathworks Teacher Nadia is taking on another night challenge and how her mental and physical training is going, ahead of Saturday 3 August, when she will be walking the Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge - at night! Read more