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The Breathe Project
This pioneering arts and health project uses dance and movement to bring relief to people living with Asthma, COPD and other long term conditions or chronic pain
Breathe Project Photo


Breathe was originally commissioned by the Liverpool PCT in 2012. MDI and Sense of Sound delivered dance, movement and singing classes across Liverpool for  people with Asthma, COPD and chronic pain.

Since then MDI have run more courses and classes focusing on breathing, relaxation and posture in partnership with Liverpool Improvisation Clooective, The North Liverpool Breathe Easy group and Sahir House.

For a flavour for the Breathe Project and what the benefits are watch this short film produced by First Take:


The Breathe Project from first take on Vimeo.

for more information and videos, visit the MDI website.

Further Information
Website: www.mdi.org.uk/take-part/health/breathe/