About Breathe Education

Some BE history

  • Original business launched
  • Some changes occurred
  • COVID spurred the transition to 100% online learning
  • Current state

Raphael Bender
Owner and CEO

Meet The Team

All our Career Coaches are Pilates Instructors.

On the call we’ll review your individual needs and career goals. We’ll tailor a plan specifically for you once we’ve had a chance to understand your situation. We will answer any questions you may have about our certifications, our courses, or the exciting and profitable life as a Pilates Instructor.

Click here to schedule a call with a Career Coach

Kylie Mones

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Perri Panella

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Sera Tuitaru

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Heath Lander

I have been teaching movement for the last 20 years, Pilates for the last 13. I’ve spent over 20,000 hours teaching Pilates in large group reformer, small group clinical and 1:1 settings.

Since 2011, I have worked with Breathe Education designing and delivering Certificate and Diploma. My partner and I run White Dog Studio in Footscray (Melbourne) and I run a virtual instructor focused studio via contrologycollective.com.au

My great passion as a movement educator is helping trainers to deepen their knowledge while simultaneously finding simplicity in their teaching and understanding.

Belinda Survilla

Sharing joyful movement and assisting students to flourish during this incredible journey is beyond rewarding. I fully believe in encouraging students to get out of their heads and into their bodies – this is when the magic happens.

I have been teaching movement since 2013 and own Pilates & Co studios on the Gold Coast where I teach group reformer of 14, Clinical Pilates small groups and private sessions.

My movement practice includes daily Pilates, along with yoga and running. I have a Diploma in Clinical Pilates, Certificate IV in Pilates, Certificate IV in fitness, and a 200-hour yoga TT.

Emily Irwin

I am passionate about assisting clients and instructors in finding ways to empower themselves.  I receive so much joy from seeing how practiced movement can increase confidence and self-belief.

My movement practice involves Pilates, aerial hoop, contortion, weight-training, and cycling around on my bike.

I have a Cert IV in Pilates Matwork and Reformer, Studio Pilates certifications, a Bachelor of Psychological Science, and a Graduate Diploma of Psychology. I am currently completing a Diploma of Clinical Pilates.

Adam McAtee

I have been teaching Pilates for over a decade, and hold a degree in Exercise Science. I am currently studying Physical Therapy in Southern California.

I love teaching and mentoring students at Breathe because we foster each individual’s growth while promoting the current best evidence-based practice. It is an honour to guide and witness our students grow and develop not only into top-notch instructors but also incredible critical thinkers.

In between my studies and teaching Pilates I love to stay active, travel, and go scuba diving with my peers. My family at home consists of my partner, daughter, two dogs, and our bird. My favorite quote is, “Nothing will work unless you do” by Maya Angelou  which you may hear me say from time to time in my classes and Masterclasses.”

Hailey Hawkins

I believe that everyone is entitled to a positive movement experience – our job as movement facilitators is to make people feel empowered, strong, and joyous!

I believe that the greatest gift I can give students in this course is the gift of self-confidence and knowledge. I don’t want to give you a curriculum to just memorise, I want to work with you to give you the tools you need to really understand the skills of teaching movement. From there, you can go anywhere!

I have been practicing yoga and pilates for 15 years and I only get more enthusiastic about it as time goes on. I hold a Certificate IV in Pilates with Breathe Education as well as my Diploma of Clinical Pilates. I am also Barre Body and APPI Pilates certified, I have my 200hr YTT with Byron Yoga and am a Registered Nurse in an Orthopaedic hospital.

Dan Baker

As the owner of Pilates with Dan in Canberra, I have had the chance to see how transformational movement is for everybody. Being able to join in on someone’s movement journey is such a privilege and brings me such joy. I am passionate about creating chances to deepen knowledge and understanding and I’m excited to see people reach new heights.

My own movement practice includes Pilates, swimming, and running.

I have a Certificate IV in Pilates, PITC Diploma and Advanced Diploma of the Pilates Method, and Bachelor of Science (Hons).

Cody Jussell

I believe everyone has the right to move and believe that my job is to help facilitate a lifelong love of movement in those that seek it. I believe in cultivating confidence, fearlessness, and resilience in students as they explore new movements and new ways to think about movement.

My own movement practice consists of CrossFit, dance, and Pilates of all kinds.

I have a Master’s degree in Orthopedic Rehab and Adaptive Sports, a Diploma in Clinical Pilates, and a full Pilates certification through Core Dynamics.

Lizzie Van Der Ploeg

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Anissa Trevino

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Jennifer Tan

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