About Us


The initiator and principal founder of Breathworks is Vidyamala Burch, whose own experience of life with pain and illness has become the inspiration and the beginning of a worldwide organization.

Originally developed by Vidyamal, the MBPM method has proven to be equally effective in severe illnesses, the fight against addictions as well as the daily stress and stress of life.

Breathworks offers a package of tools to live happily and develop your own potential regardless of your circumstances and health.

Currently Breathworks helps people in countries like Sweden, Brazil, Ireland, Germany, Portugal, Belgium, Netherlands, Turkey, Spain, Australia and Poland. More and more countries are becoming officially recognized by state health care.

More about Breathworks

We have been operating since 2013, leading mindfulness courses, by this time we have managed to get to know the dynamics of work and the needs of participants even better. We do our best to make our courses calm and friendly , to make every participant feel good. We take care of your needs. We want the participants of our classes not only to acquire theoretical knowledge, but above all to learn about the practical side of Mindfulness. To be present at the workshop, the Mindfulness course was a positive experience. We offer classes for both individuals and companies. We’ve worked with such companies as  Google, Akamai, Innogy. We operate in Krakow, we also travel to customers to other places in Poland.

We have been cooperating with the Unicorn foundation since mid-2016, we run 8 week courses for oncology patients in Krakow.

Maciek Frąckowiak

He started the practice of mindfulness in the early nineties. He has been teaching Meditation for ten years. He had the opportunity to conduct meditation classes in Great Britain, New Zealand, and now in Cracow. In addition, he taught relaxation yoga for three years, which expanded his body and breathing workshop. He is a certified mindfulness trainer having completed a two year Breathworks course in the UK. For years he has been organizing and conducting mindfulness training trips. Together with Iwona in 2013he led the first eight-week stress reduction course based on the Breathworks method.

Dawid Faron

With the practice of mindfulness he has been dealing for more than 8 years, teaching and practicing on its own. For several years he has been supporting mindfulness training trips. Since 2015 he focuses on Mindfulness in Breathworks methodology – currently he is on a two-year course of this method. He has known Iwona and Maciek for over 8 years.

Patryk Lange

Accredited coach, mindfulness trainer. Lecturer and trainer of professional coaching. He has been practicing Mindfulness since 2008 and since 2017 he has been working as a trainer with oddycham.pl. As a trainer works with people who experience job and life burnout. He conducts individual and team coaching, trainings and workshops in organizations that want to develop coaching and self-management culture. He likes traveling in Asia, Africa and Europe, traveling by motorbikes and off-road vehicles. In the years 2013 – 2017 he coordinated and led Men’s Circles – men’s meetings.

Ania Markiewicz

She started her journey with mindfulness in 2012. At that time, she met Iwona, Maciek, Dawid and Patryk. Since then she has been practicing mindfulness in meditation and in everyday life, sharing her knowledge with others. She teaches meditation of mindfulness and kindness. She spent three years in a meditative and retreat center in Great Britain, where she deepened her practice and got to know, among others, founders and trainers of  breathworks-mindfulness. Being impressed by both people who practice mindfulness and the method itself in 2018, she started cooperation with oddycham.pl. In 2018 he starts a mindfulness course in the breathworks methodology.

Iwona Płużańska

She has been working with the techniques of mindfulness for five years. Training experience she gained during a two year Breathworks Mindfulness training course in the UK, and certified by as a trainer in 2013. In 2012 she began conducting individual, group and weekend mindfulness classes, and in 2013 she led – together with Maćek – the first eight-week stress reduction course in Poland based on the method Breathworks. Her practice of meditation began in Dublin, further developing it in Poland, focusing on both work on one’s own mindfulness and on sharing practice with others.