The Breathworks Foundation has a board of trustees guiding its activities.
Prasadu is Director of Psychology & Honorary Buddhist Chaplain with Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust. He runs a chronic pain management programme in this role. His past includes a period as Technician Engineer in the Royal Air Force 1967-1977. He then went on to explore psychology, gaining a BSc (Psychology) from Hull University 1980 and MSc (Clinical Psychology) Manchester University 1982. Since then he has held various posts as a Clinical Psychologist in the NHS.
His charitable roles include being a trustee of Manchester Buddhist Centre and is Chair of trustees for The Breathworks Foundation. He is married with four sons.
Dominic Houlder is one of Europe’s leading experts on business to business and professional services firms. He helps the leaders of major firms to connect with their clients, their colleagues and themselves in different and compelling ways.
Dominic brings a unique mix of theory, practical experience, and spiritual insight to his work. He is Adjunct Professor in Strategic and Entrepreneurial Management at London Business School where he has been based since 1994. Previously, he worked for the Boston Consulting Group and held senior leadership positions in the corporate world. His clients have ranged from Deutsche Bank and Saatchi & Saatchi to British Airways and the UK Ministry of Defence.
A committed Buddhist practitioner for more than 30 years and back in 2001 he co-authored ‘Mindfulness and Money, the Buddhist Heart of Abundance’ just a mindfulness was being spoken about.
Dominic also serves as a Trustee of the Clore Social Leadership Foundation, a Governor and Council Member of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and as a Trustee of the Karuna Trust as well as being a crofter on the Isle of Skye.
Cate came to a Breathworks ‘Mindfulness for Health’ course on the advice of her GP in 2006. She was looking for ways to help her to manage her chronic pain and fatigue in a more balanced and sustainable way. She has practised the techniques on the Breathworks course ever since.
Having worked as a trainer in industry, the Health Service and in the arts sector, Cate decided in 2007 to qualify as a Breathworks trainer. She now regularly runs courses in Manchester for people with chronic pain and illness and finds it very rewarding as she says “I’ve seen it change lives”. She also works with the Breathworks Training team, teaching NHS staff and others about mindfulness and its role as a health care intervention.
Gordon has spent the last twenty years working for various charitable bodies, in various roles. For 6 years he lived and worked at Padmaloka Buddhist Retreat Centre. For the last three years he was manager and secretary to the Board of Trustees.
He then trained as a yoga teacher, moving to Cardiff in 1999 to set up the Cardiff Yoga Studio, from which he has taught ever since.
Since moving to Cardiff he has also been closely involved with the Cardiff Buddhist Centre, teaching both Buddhism and meditation. He has also served on the Board of Trustees in various capacities and has been the Chair of the Charity for the last 5 years.