About the Founder

Shawn Bradford

Founder of Breathe & Work

Shawn was introduced to yoga and meditation as a way to bounce back from hardship & insomnia while raising her three kids. 

After she turned her life around thanks to these ancient practices she became certified to teach so that she could share the tools that brought radical improvement to her life with others. 

Shawn loves empowering her clients and audiences to implement positive life changes through the power of mindfulness, self-awareness and meditation.

“Excellent, motivating!”

More about Shawn

Breathe and Work, PLLC was founded by Ms. Shawn Bradford to bring the powerful health benefits of yoga, meditation and mindfulness to the masses. Breathe and Work delivers corporate yoga classes, keynotes on mindfulness and rejuvenating yoga nidra meditation classes to businesses across the world.  

Shawn Bradford  is a registered, experienced 500 hour yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance, is a 200 hour meditation/mindfulness teacher and holds a Master’s in Science in Health Promotion with an emphasis in Workplace Wellness.  Shawn loves giving engaging classes and keynotes on mindfulness, yoga and meditation. Her TedX speech, about her unexpected path to self-awareness, has received thousands of positive reviews.

Shawn’s philosophy is that yoga can and should be tailored to accommodate everyone.  Her unique gift is delivering the benefits of yoga to her client’s in a very practical and adaptable way.  Shawn loves to create custom classes, workshops and speeches tailored to your specific needs and requests.

Shawn and her team of teachers are fluent at teaching online and getting your group of employees fully on board and engaged in their yoga, meditation or mindfulness experience.

Feedback from clients (and audience members)

Skilled presenter with a plethora of experience

I plan a significant number of events each year and was impressed by Shawn's attention to the event we booked her for and her thorough attention to the feedback we provided.

Her workshop "Mastering the Art of Self-Care (and How to Fit It into Your Busy Life) - Exclusive tips, techniques, and strategies designed specifically for Direct Support Professionals" was
highly rated by our attendees, and most who attended the workshop either wanted to spend more time with Shawn post-event or indicated that the workshop provided them with a different perspective and tips they planned to implement into their daily lives.

If you book Shawn, be assured that she will be on top of things and provide you with whatever you need to prepare for your event. Also be assured that she is a skilled presenter with a plethora of experience and is more than capable of winning over your audience.

Shawn's consistent follow up and attention to detail really made working with her a breeze, and I would heartily recommend her to anyone looking for a speaker to provide information or a workshop on health and wellness.”

Rachel Hadland, Goodman Swartz Public Affairs

Working with her is 1st class

“Shawn's energy, flexible style and presentation skills being customized to the audience has made working with her 1st class. First time in my career all remained engaged and even weeks after are referencing what they learned. Thanks Shawn.” 

Patrick Connors, The Scottsdale Resort

Will definetly work with her again!

"Shawn is an absolute doll to work with. She is courteous and professional. Shawn is focused and on task, great communicator and really works with you/your needs. She created a unique presentation and was a big hit at our event. Will definitely work with her again!" 

Hirna Patel, Maricopa County

Very information, positive & useful...

Very informative, positive and useful. I can easily implement these practices in my life."

Conference participant

Left feeling refreshed and positive!

“I came in exhausted and burnt and left feeling refreshed and positive!”

Conference participant

Changed the way I look at stressful situations

“Even if you think this is not the “thing” for you, come and try it.  It has changed the way I look at stressful situations which has entirely changed my reactions to them.  Take the challenge to change your point of view.  You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.”  

Conference participant

Worth your time

“Great course.   Very accomplished instructor.  Worth your time.”  

Conference participant

Appreciated the practical applications

“Loved this!  One of the best speakers we’ve had.  Really appreciated the practical applications.”  

Conference participant

Exactly what I needed!

“Fabulous!  Shawn is down to earth and offers tactical and practical advice.  Well done.  Exactly what I needed.”

Conference participant

"Shawn brought a multifaceted mindfulness program to Tuft and Needle! She was always patient with our diverse group of meditators - some rank beginners, others with start-and-stop practices. If you're looking to collaborate on a custom mindfulness program for your company, or bring in someone who can just take the reigns and lead, reach out to Shawn. The importance of mindfulness cannot be overstated as the rip-roaring pace of life continues to accelerate... Take a moment and BREATHE!"

"Visit Phoenix worked with Shawn to host numerous virtual chair yoga classes for our clients via Zoom. She is amazing! Shawn's professionalism and ability to understand our client's need and ENGAGE them through a virtual network was incredible. We received very positive feedback from clients who asked to attend future events hosted by Shawn. She understands our industry and helps give creative ideas for making events fun and inclusive for all to enjoy. I highly recommend Shawn as a teacher, speaker and presenter. Her expertise in health, wellness, and life challenges is shared in a relatable and understandable style which we and our clients loved!"

Shawn did a series of in-person meditations over the course of a week while I was working at Gainsight. I'm something of a natural skeptic, but Shawn's sessions were really helpful and enjoyable, and she always made sure to talk through the science of what we were doing and why. She's a great teacher and really engaging personally. Mindfulness and meditation makes a massive difference for workers, especially during stressful times, and I'd recommend Shawn for your company.

"Shawn has been a joy to work with! Over the past two years, she hosted a number of health and wellness lunch and learns for our employees. Our staff continues to embrace her workshops and ask for more."

I learned so much from Shawn during our sessions at my office, but the most profound takeaway for me was that I control myself and nothing else.  For a lifetime control freak that was a little hard to swallow at first, but my entire perspective has changed and I have found so much more success in my life and my endeavors by simply controlling my breathing and my stress levels regardless of the chaos around me.

Thank you, Shawn, for such a wonderful wellness workshop with our staff at Avenue 25. The combination of your dynamic energy, professionalism and engaging activities were a much needed "breath of fresh air" in our office. We all came away feeling refreshed, energized and inspired. Can't wait until the next one!

Shawn is the BEST! I just had her as a Featured Speaker in The 101 Referral Network Group Summer Workshop where we packed the room with attendees from all around the Phoenix area. Her presentation was excellent on stress management.She provided good examples of various stress remedies. She kept the audience on their toes (literally) as we stood and sat a few times to experience some of the relaxation techniques she taught us.

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