Founder of Mindfulness teaching body to visit St Michael’s

The world-renowned founder of a mindfulness teaching body will visit Hereford next month.

Vidyamala Burch set-up Breathworks in the early 2000s having explored mindfulness and meditation in her 20s to manage severe chronic pain after suffering spinal injuries.

The foundation now has almost 500 teachers and a presence in 35 countries worldwide.

On Friday, 13th September, Vidyamala will spend the day at St Michael’s Hospice in Bartestree for a Mindfulness and Compassion for Health day, teaching the key lessons she’s learned from a lifetime of practice with chronic pain and disability.

She’ll share her up-to-date thinking on the power of mindfulness and compassion.

Vidyamala will be joined by Sona Fricker who was also instrumental in establishing Breathworks at the turn of the century.

The pair are no strangers to St Michael’s having visited previously for various Masterclasses, most recently last year.

‘Vidyamala will share her up-to-date thinking on the distinctive elements of the Breathworks approach,’ said Gail Calthrop, the Hospice’s Breathworks Mindfulness Practitioner.

This will include the importance of a systematic approach to Mindfulness in daily life and breath-based mindful movement.’

The day will include a mix of theory and practice.

Meanwhile, the following day, on Saturday, 14th September, there’s a gathering at St Michael’s for Breathworks Accredited Teachers.

Details for both events, including cost and how to book, are available by clicking here