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.

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Mindfulness for refugees in the UK

An inspiring project offering 8-week Mindfulness for Stress courses to staff and volunteers, adults in the UK hosting refugees, and displaced individuals or families as part of the Refugee Council Resettlement Services in London. 


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Take Back Your Life

The Take Back Your Life project is a modified version of the Breathworks Mindfulness for Health course for those with low literacy levels or those who aren't fluent in English. Outcomes from the pilot scheme have been amazing and further courses are being developed and delivered, thanks to the 2019 seed funding.


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The Breathworks Foundation and St. Michael's Hospice - A Successful Partnership based on Community Values

Born out of a shared objective to serve the community, the partnership between The Breathworks Foundation and St. Michael’s Hospice has flourished since the initial vision in 2015 to create a regional mindfulness centre of excellence in Herefordshire.


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Living with and beyond cancer with mindfulness - A feasibility research study

Is delivering a mindfulness course to people with cancer feasible, acceptable and of any benefit? That was the question asked when preliminary meetings in a collaboration between Breathworks, Maggie’s Cancer Centres, and the Health Psychology Department, University of Manchester, began in December 2016.


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Breathworks Spreads to Poland

Breathworks Teacher Dawid, who received a teacher training bursary, talks about how this enabled him to spread the Breathworks approach to Poland by teaching courses in Kraków.


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Dharmakirti takes Breathworks to the Spanish speaking world

In 2004 Dharmakirti, a yoga and meditation practitioner of eight years, took his skills to a huge prison in Valencia, Spain, to help prisoners find ways to ease their suffering. However, he soon realised meditation on its own wasn’t enough — the prisoners were also seeking ways to deepen their understanding of life and connect more. What else could he offer with a wider perspective?


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