Dear Breathzone Friend. Nice to meet you!
My name is Melike. I am the founder of BREATHZONE.
I am a Certified Breath Coach, Mindfulness Teacher and Mindfulness in the Workplace Trainer.
I started my professional career as a Chartered Accountant in a big four professional services firm.
I come from a corporate background and enjoyed a very successful career in finance leadership roles, working in blue chip Technology (Software), Business Services and Infrastructure companies as well Tech Startups for over 15 years.
I have had a fair share of stress over the years due to intense pressure of the modern workplace and challenges of life, which adversely affected all aspects of my state of being.
Then, I experienced a fundamental shift, 180 degree change, within a short period of time thanks to Conscious Breathing and Mindfulness practices.
My desire to understand art and science of these incredibly powerful practices started my journey - years of training with the experts around the world, culminating in founding Breathzone.
In Breathzone, we are very passionate about helping our clients to discover and connect to two of the most powerful practices we know around the world, namely Conscious Breathing and Mindfulness.
We use Conscious Breathing (breathing with awareness and purpose) because
It is the foundation of all modern tools that we know and use - Yoga, Meditation, Mindfulness, Exercise.
It is the only tool we all have, enabling us to control our Automatic Nervous System and therefore change our Emotional, Mental and Physical state.
My breathwork and mindfulness journey started with my inquisitive nature and a strong desire to find natural and powerful practices for myself and my teams to
proactively manage our experiences such as stress, anxiety
boost our focus, creativity and productivity at work, and
improve our overall health and wellbeing.
I was looking for a tool or solution that I and my teams could use
Without needing any specific clothing, equipment or a designated space
I also needed the solution to be
Versatile - Catering to what I need throughout the day (energy boost, calm, sleep better etc)
Fast acting - Can be effective even with 30 seconds of practice
I started to practice Mindfulness and Meditation years before they became a buzzword across the globe. However, my Mindfulness practice become powerful and translated into a boost to performance at work when I combined it with my breathwork knowledge. More powerful together, my twin passions - Conscious Breathing and Mindfulness - became the foundations of Breathzone.
I am dedicated to make these two most powerful practices part of employee wellbeing and performance programmes in businesses and share with public.
Trainings and qualifications
Mindfulness Teacher – Trained by Breathworks, the leading provider of Mindfulness Training in the UK.
Certified Transformational Breath® Facilitator and Group Leader –trained by Transformational Breath US.
Conscious Breathing Practicioner – trained by Dan Brule, one of the leading world-renowned expert.
Breath-Body-Mind Practioner – trained by Richard Brown, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University and Patricia Gerbarg, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at New York Medical Collage.
I work with businesses, institutions, and the public, offering bespoke programmes designed to help my clients de-stress, re-balance, and boost creativity and performance by learning to tap into the natural power of Breathing and Mindfulness
Let's chat and discover how Breathzone can help you and your teams.