Rael holds a Bachelor of Education and Teaching Diploma from the Wingate Institute, Israel and a Master of Arts in Dance from the University of Surrey, England. He has been practicing Pilates for four decades and is recognized internationally as an expert in the field.
Among his myriad contributions to the Pilates industry, Rael has authored two best-selling books, Pilates and Pilates Anatomy (Human Kinetics)—both in their second edition, the latter co-authored with Karen Clippinger—plus multiple professional workbooks and DVDs. He spearheaded the development of BASI Interactive (formerly Pilates Interactive) and designed the concepts for BASI Systems equipment.
Besides establishing a highly acclaimed Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training Program and countless workshops and courses, Rael has created the Legacy Program, comprised of Mentor, Master I, Master II, and Honors, a four-part voyage of discovery into the most advanced realms of all facets of the Pilates method.
Rael is part of the great legacy of Pilates teachers and mentors. He has studied and taught with luminaries of the Pilates world including several of the Pilates Elders, the first-generation teachers.
Rael’s contributions to Pilates as a teacher, author and innovator are recognized and respected throughout the Pilates industry. His passion for the art of Pilates is well known as is the unique athleticism he brings to the work; a synthesis of body, mind, and spirit. Creativity and energy suffuse his work, and teaching is, for Rael, the ultimate gift.
Rael will be presenting the following workshops at LFTL 2020
Powerhouse of the Upper Girdle
This workshop is an upper girdle extravaganza! Immaculate control and correct shoulder mechanics are essential in everyday activities and in Pilates, particularly when performing the higher-level work that is often shoulder-dominant. This workshop introduces a new way of viewing shoulder function while focusing on understanding and implementing correct shoulder mechanics. Shoulder-related problems are among the most frequently encountered among clients, and shoulder-related cues are among the most common given when teaching. This subject clearly needs to be addressed and understood by every Pilates teacher. This contemporary approach to analyzing this region promises to be refreshing and thought-provoking and gives the shoulder region the attention it well-deserves.
Evolution of Pilates
In this workshop we will view several key elements to movement, like the vital role of the eyes in correct placement, the body’s instinctive response to stress and we will analyse and understand the infamous C-curve which is fundamental to so many Pilates exercises