Note: This document was researched, compiled, and edited by several members of the global Pilates community. In the current social climate, they have good reasons for wishing to remain anonymous; I can verify that their work is well-researched and accurate. It was originally hosted as a Google Doc, but was blocked after fraudulent spam reports. While I have never taken a training with Breathe Education, I take the issues outlined in this document seriously, which is why I offered to host a PDF of the document on my personal site. I believe that this information needs to be publicly available to all Pilates practitioners, so they can make informed decisions about their trainings going forward.
Update (9/06/22): In order to both assist people in advocacy efforts, and provide evidence regarding issues with Breathe Education, I have posted two more documents. One is the collectively-created Advocacy Toolkit, which provides advice for how to engage in constructive activism both online and offline. The second is a memo issued by Breathe Education to its staff, which illustrates information people have provided in the Summary of Events. I have included a table of contents for this page in order to help you access relevant documents easily.
- Summary of events: What’s been going on with Breathe Education & Raphael Bender
- Advocacy Toolkit: On and Offline Advocacy
- Breathe Education Memo