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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  • June Community Fundraiser

    Join Silence for Seven, our Community Fundraiser to enable young adults to access our life-changing courses and trainings. 7 days of silence from 24-30 June. Are you up for the challenge? 


  • Silence for Seven Community Fundraiser

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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


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