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.

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  • Recent Funding Projects

    One of the ways we have set out to reach underserved communities is through our Seed Funding initiative to help Breathworks teachers who are creating positive change in their community. Lucy's project was one we were moved to support. She has been supporting bereaved parents through her Mindfulness for Baby Loss group. Watch her story here. 


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  • The Breathworks Foundation

    Our goal is to make mindfulness accessible to everyone. A third of places on our courses and teacher training are subsidised by our charity, and we also develop partnerships to make mindfulness accessible to the wider community. Read more

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  • Apply for Funding

    Apply for funding to attend our mindfulness courses, teacher training or seed funding for your mindfulness project. 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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  • How we help

    Bursaries & scholarships

    All of our events are offered on a sliding scale, with 1/3 of places on our programmes given as bursaries or scholarships

    Free resources

    We have regular events, courses and resources on our online hub the Community of Practice which is free for all and supports learning, practice and connection

    Seed funding

    We fund community-led mindfulness projects to reach underserved groups and communities, from refugees and their carers in the UK to grieving parents


  • Donate and Fundraise

    Make a contribution or start your own fundraiser to support our mission to make mindfulness accessible to everyone. Read more

  • Barb's Head Shave

    The Breathworks courses have had a huge, positive, impact on my mental health and how I manage my chronic pain and fatigue. And the Community of Practice is such a valuable and supporting space in which to keep my practice growing. I want to give a little back to say thank you! Read more

Foundation Blogs

  • Mindfulness on the NHS Frontline

    Chris Bu, NHS Psychiatry Trainee Doctor and Breathworks teacher in training, shares what it's like to be working on the frontline and how he is finding his mindfulness practice so helpful: learning how best to look after his own wellbeing so he can look after others effectively too. Read more

  • The Joys of Online Mindfulness

    Ginny, our Head of Training and online development lead, has just finished teaching the first 8-week Breathworks Mindfulness for Health course in a fully online format and she has written a very moving blog about the joy this gave her. Read more