Welcome to the Breathworks FoundationMindfulness 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. Who benefits Support us Apply for funding Research Meet the team Breathworks CIC Partnerships 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. Read more 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? Read more Maggie's Cancer Care Centre Case study coming soon.