This is a  staff list for Sacred Breath Academy in California, North Carolina, USA and International "Retreats"

(aka Sacred Breath Institute)

(we are working to acquire the complete records for ALL years)

 

"BREATHWORK" ORIGINS: (I'ts a deadly cult called "breatharianism".  See: https://filmdaily.co/news/breatharianism-cult/ )  

 

IF A VICTIM OF THIS SCAM/CULT, PLEASE REPORT IT TO THE FTC IF AS A VICTIM YOU LIVE IN THE USA, VISIT LINK BELOW: https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/#crnt&panel1-1

 

IF A VICTIM OF THIS SCAM/CULT ABROAD REPORT AT LINK BELOW:

 

https://www.econsumer.gov/#crnt 

 

We advise current and/or former staff to report any abuses you may have witnessed while working at the Sacred Breath Academy.  For information on your rights and how to take action, visit www.heal-online.org/blowthewhistle.htm.  If you were fired or forced to resign because you opposed any illegal and/or unethical practices at Sacred Breath Academy, you have the right to take action. 

 

If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Sacred Breath Academy, please contact info@heal-online.org if you remember the long-term employees and from which years.  This will help!   Also, if you recognize any of these staff as having worked at another program, please send in any information about their past or present employment at other facilities and/or cults.

 

 

HEAL advises that you do not enroll yourself nor a loved one and do your best to legally rescue any victims of this cult.

 

Name

Unit/Position

Additional Information
Kaya Danielle Leigh aka Kaya Azure Co-Founder These names appear to be fake and pseudonyms.  There is no record of anyone with either of the names used here having any professional licenses in mental health, yoga instructing, or medical care of any sort.  There is also no record of either of these names legally belonging to anyone in the United States according to intelius.com.  Kaya Danielle Leigh aka Kaya Azure aka Kaya Leigh also on some documents has gone by Danielle "Kaya" Leigh.  Danielle Leigh aka Kaya Leigh lied about going by Kaya Azure in the e-mail here.  Danielle aka Kaya claims in this e-mail that they don't use Rebirthing Breathwork and in a subsequent e-mail claims to be similar or the same as Rebirthing Breathwork, so contradicts herself repeatedly.  Additional evidence that Sacred Breath Academy is associated with the Leonard Orr cult is below. 
Aeleo Malakai Azure Co-Founder This name appears to be fake and a pseudonym.  There is no record of anyone with this name used here having any professional licenses in mental health, yoga instructing, or medical care of any sort.  There is also no record of either of these names legally belonging to anyone in the United States according to intelius.com.  Aeleo Malakai Azure also goes by Malakai Aeleo Azure and reportedly is also known as Joffrey Loyd Gilver.  In a recent (9/17/19) e-mail HEAL received, a party reported the following about Aeleo/Malakai "He believes he’s being guided by spirit to find angels with incorruptible souls to create a kingdom in honor of “Christ-Sophia”. He won’t listen to any opposing beliefs, he will reject you and shun you if you challenge his perspective and try to convince you that you “just don’t get it.” He’s going around the world enrolling people through this rhetoric."  This is one of many reasons HEAL believes SBA is more than a fraud and is an actual cult. 
Elizabeth Brumfield Retreat Facilitator-Bali Retreat 2019 Quoting Brumfield: "...Embracing the Bullsh*t...Am I saying believe everything everyone tells you and fall for all the bullshit? No. I’m saying be open to being weird and, just maybe, discovering something out of this world that you might like.  Stay tuned for future columns in similar taste; Yoga Bullshit: The Weirdness Explained."  Source: https://www.elephantjournal.com/2015/12/yoga-beyond-the-stretching-embracing-the-bullsht/   Brumfield also operates own website at breathofsun.com which doesn't appear to be registered through ICANN nor "WhoIs".  HEAL would like to think this is funny, but, we don't find fraud that poses a risk to personal health and financial wellness amusing.  Arguably, if everyone exercised due diligence this wouldn't be an issue.  HEAL hopes we are helpful.  [Special Note: HEAL received a message from a third-party suggesting Brumfield was one of two women who ran the Bali retreat.  Brumfield e-mailed HEAL stating she did not run the retreat.  She refused to clarify her role at the retreat and runs her own "breathwork" offshoot called "Breath of Sun".  HEAL is still deciding whether or not to add Breath of Sun to the watch-list or whether to keep Brumfield listed here since she appears to be a graduate/recruit/volunteer/promoter with her own offshoot.  But, we see Brumfield as arguably more honest than Danielle/Kaya of SBA and appreciate Brumfield warning others not to fall for all the bullshit.  HEAL thinks you shouldn't fall for any of it.  Opinions vary.]
REASONABLE TIP: Rev. Angela Smith purchased a Pulse Oximeter after Dr. Mike Hansen M.D. suggested it to measure blood oxygen saturation levels as a way to get an idea of whether you may have COVID-19 or any cardio-vascular-respiratory concerns.  Dr. Hansen didn't suggest a specific model.  Rev. Angela Smith purchased Dr. Talbot's Pulse Oximeter (if you click on hypertext you can purchase your own if you wish) and on Sunday, November 29th, 2020 in the evening after taking a short walk and smoking a cigarette, Rev. Angela Smith's reading was 98% (SP02=oxygen saturation) and 82 bpm (beats per minute).  On Monday, November 30th, 2020 first thing in the morning while still in bed Rev. Angela Smith took the most restful though waking reading to get the absolute resting rate or closest to that which was 99% (SP02=oxygen saturation) and 67 bpm (beats per minute).  According to the Mayo Clinic, you want your oxygen saturation level between 95-100% and anything below 90% would be cause for concern (to seek medical attention).  The Mayo Clinic also reports that normal resting beats per minute for adults is between 60-100 beats per minute, though professional athletes may have as low as 40 beats per minute while resting.  So, without any breathwork, Rev. Angela Smith's oxygen levels and heart rate are normal/healthy (even though she smokes sometimes).  But, what if the oxygen saturation was over 100%?  It could cause oxygen toxicity resulting in mental illness, heart failure, and death.  Paranoia is a known side-effect of breatharianism/breathwork (see longer report below for more on that).  If your readings show healthy oxygen levels before you start breathwork (which COPE/HEAL Mission advises strongly against) and oxygen toxicity after, then you have a way to know and test the supposed efficacy of breathwork yourself.  If you've already begun breathwork/breatharianism and your readings are similar to Rev. Angela Smith's, understand she's never done breathwork but does laugh regularly which can also increase oxygen flow/levels.  So, there are many variables at play.  But, if serious you can actually test to see if breathwork results in increasing oxygen saturation or is total bullshit and poses serious risks to your life and livelihood (since it is a cult).

Also, breatharianism is a punishment for the unfaithful in Hindu Mythology.  #SpoilerAlert The correct answer is "All of the Above":



REPORTING GUIDE FOR VICTIMS, SURVIVORS, AND WHISTLEBLOWERS:

The issue with Sacred Breath Academy AKA Sacred Breath Institute is that it doesn't actually exist.  It is not licensed as anything anywhere.  Varying documents suggest it is headquartered in Santa Monica, California and/or Channelview, Texas.  However, Sacred Breath Academy isn't officially on record anywhere and claims to be mobile offering "services" around the world.  If you are a victim of crimes other than wire fraud or internet fraud committed by Sacred Breath Academy, those will need to be reported to law enforcement in the jurisdiction where those crimes occurred even if international.  If you were a victim of Sacred Breath Academy in Channelview, TX or Santa Monica, CA, information on the statutes of limitations in those states is provided below.  However, given the mobile nature and arguably endless possibilities on jurisdictions for crimes other than internet/wire fraud, the law enforcement options below are for internet/wire fraud and you can e-mail info@heal-online.org if you need help figuring out who to report a crime to if it occurred in a jurisdiction other than your residential jurisdiction if willing to return to that jurisdiction to testify in person at time of trial.
 
In California, the criminal statutes of limitation are 1 year on misdemeanors, 3 years on most felonies, 6 years on felonies with a penalty of 8 years in prison or longer, and no statutes of limitation on more serious felonies including murder or any crime punishable by life in prison or the death penalty.  For civil suits in California, the statute of limitations is 2 years.  In Texas, the criminal statutes of limitation are 2 years on misdemeanors, 3 years on most felonies, and no statutes of limitation on more serious felonies including murder.  For civil suits in Texas, the statute of limitations is 2 years.  Here are your options:
 
1.  Report crimes such as fraud, assault, battery, labor trafficking, and child abuse to law enforcement in California and Texas.  You can call the Santa Monica Police at  (310) 458-8495 OR the Harris County Constable Precinct 3 in Channelview at  (713) 274-2500   to inquire about filing an official complaint which may provide the probable cause needed to get a warrant for investigation and/or prosecution.  To report wire fraud and internet fraud/scams, visit https://www.ic3.gov/  and file a complaint or start the reporting process with the Federal Trade Commission who will process it and forward it to the FBI.  
 
2.  File a consumer complaint with your home state's attorney general against Sacred Breath Academy (AKA Sacred Breath Institute) and include your request for compensation for any harm done to you.  You can find the easy online forms for filing such a complaint (which may result in an investigation, prosecution, and/or civil resolution on your case) under your home state's (state where you currently reside) header at https://www.heal-online.org/report.htm .  If your home state is California or you'd like to file with the California State Attorney General as a non-resident, here is that link: https://oag.ca.gov/contact/consumer-complaint-against-business-or-company If your home state is Texas or you'd like to file with the Texas State Attorney General as a non-resident, here is that link: https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/consumer-protection/file-consumer-complaint 
 
3.  If you do not wish to file a consumer complaint, you can contact a private personal injury attorney and look into suing in tort/civil court.  However, if you can't afford the retainer, you should expect to settle out of court with a non-disclosure agreement which may bar you from speaking publicly about the incident because you've agreed (even if with a grumbling assent) to the terms of the settlement.  You can find legal resources at https://www.heal-online.org/legal.htm  and legal causes of action related to institutionalized abuse claims at https://www.heal-online.org/legalarguments.htm .
 
4.  You may post a statement about your experience at your program on our unmoderated message board at http://pub40.bravenet.com/forum/show.php?usernum=3407841501&cpv=2  OR send a new e-mail to rev@cope.church with subject "Post My Feedback" and we will post your feedback (e-mail printed to .pdf disclosing your name and e-mail address and any information in your e-mail with that subject) to https://www.cope.church/feedback.htm  and add a direct link to those .pdf files to this page . 

 5. You may also wish to provide a guest sermon.  Guest sermons are posted at https://www.cope.church/sermons.htm , under Progress Reports/Guest Sermons at https://www.heal-online.org  where appropriate, and on program info pages when applicable.  So, one provided by you on your program would also be placed on this page .  Guest sermons should be written into the body of an e-mail and sent to rev@cope.church . Your first and last name will be disclosed (contact info will not be unless you expressly ask for that).  For sermons available on our site see https://www.cope.church/sermons.htm  (and sermon archives linked on that page).  If you have questions about this option, please contact rev@cope.church. Please see https://www.cope.church/givetoday.pdf  to get an idea what your sermon may be worth.

At Sacred Breath Academy they teach you to simulate and fake orgasms.: Source: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/aug/04/cosmic-orgasm-rise-of-conscious-breathing





Source of excerpts below from article here: https://www.elephantjournal.com/2020/12/how-covid-exposed-the-narcissism-of-the-new-age-community/ 






THE TRUTH ABOUT SACRED BREATH ACADEMY (SBA)
by Angela Smith, HEAL National Coordinator/Co-Founder

What is breathwork?  Screenshots from this source (long url so click hypertext for source):



 

"But she [Dr. Holly Richmond] wouldn’t recommend intense breathwork for those prone to panic attacks or who’ve experienced recent trauma."  Source: https://www.lamag.com/culturefiles/breathwork/  (That link is the same source for the following screenshot:



 


This particular investigation got more personal than most and as a result some of the information posted here previously was reactionary and did not properly focus on brevity or just facts that would be useful objectively to those exercising due diligence looking for more information.  Arguments could be made that showing the emotional abuse by SBA leadership against HEAL leadership would provide additional useful information.  But, cults operate on emotional manipulation and to assist with deprogramming and reducing any trauma triggers, I've decided focusing on the facts is what is best without muddying things with emotional language.

I did e-mail Sacred Breath Academy and ask 7 questions.  There was a heated e-mail exchange and at first they refused to respond to the questions at all.  But, throughout, we managed to get most of the questions effectively answered.  Here are those questions with answers provided by SBA:

Q: 1.  What are the legal names of Kaya Danielle Leigh aka Kaya Azure and Aeleo Azure?

A: 1.  [Sacred Breath Academy has not yet effectively identified their true legal names to HEAL Mission/COPE.]

Q: 2.  Through what, if any, mental health, medical, or athletic training licensing boards are you licensed to provide medical, mental health, or athletic/yoga training?

A: 2.  In an e-mail dated July 11th, 2019, SBA stated, "Perhaps you don’t know much about breathwork, but like yoga, reiki, tai chi, meditation and other healing practices, there is no requisite license to practice." [HEAL did check many licensing boards in many states where SBA claims to operate to see if they held any professional licenses.  For our records, click here with sources cited.  They do not.]

Q: 3.  Through what entity or school are your founders certified or through which entity or school did you earn any degrees qualifying you to provide any services you offer through Sacred Breath Academy?

A: 3.  In an e-mail dated July 11th, 2019, SBA stated, "I have a business degree from a highly ranked university, there is no business license needed for an online academy."

Q: 4.  In what state do you hold any business licenses as Sacred Breath Academy?  If you are licensed under any other business name, what is it?

A: 4.  In an e-mail dated July 11th, 2019, SBA stated, "[T]here is no business license needed for an online academy."

Q: 5.  In what state is Sacred Breath Academy accredited to provide any certifications of any sort?

A: 5. [Sacred Breath Academy, which claims to offer post-secondary certifications in "breathwork" is not accredited and therefore is a diploma mill or scam.  They never answered this question directly.  But, we checked with https://search-bppe.dca.ca.gov/ (Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education of the CA Department of Consumer Affairs) and https://ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/home (Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs of the US Department of Education and they are not accredited to provide any degrees or certifications.  And, you could take some free courses or even earn degrees from accredited and actual prestigious postsecondary universities (including Harvard and MIT) and more here: https://www.edx.org/.  EdX, Inc is a licensed non-profit (license  ID Number: 001085677, source: http://corp.sec.state.ma.us/CorpWeb/CorpSearch/CorpSearch.aspx )  in Massachusetts offering free legitimate online classes and that includes courses in Philosophy and Ethics.  It is licensed and credits appear to be transferrable for most coursework, if not all.  So, SBA's claim in the answer to #4 that online academies don't need to be licensed appears to be false.  "Just like traditional, brick and mortar schools, online schools need licensing and accreditation to make them “legitimate.” Licensing is usually through a state or national body, which has certain requirements that must be met for businesses — and schools — to earn those licenses."  source: https://www.pennfoster.edu/why-penn-foster/about/blog/2019/july/is-penn-foster-legit-heres-your-answer  So, as stated, Sacred Breath Academy is not licensed nor accredited to provide any academic services, healthcare services, spiritual training/philosophical/religion education, nor certifications or degrees of any kind.  That means those people like Brumfield referring to it as a great school have been misled or don't yet understand they've been defrauded or unduly influenced by a fraudulent cult/scam.  Because of SBA's ignorant and/or malicious responses to HEAL's inquiries, we do not trust them to be honest and suggest you don't either.]

Q: 6.  Through what independent third-party lab are your sensual creams, lotions, and bath/body products tested for quality assurance before being marketed?

A: 6.  In an e-mail dated July 11th, 2019, SBA stated "SACRED BREATH ACADEMY DISCLAIMS ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND LIABILITY FOR ANY INFORMATION, PRACTICES, OR SERVICES OBTAINED BASED ON VIEWING THE CONTENT OF THIS SITE. THE CONTENT INCLUDED HEREIN HAS NOT BEEN EVALUATED OR APPROVED BY THE FDA." 

Q: 7.  Have you ever studied comparative religion or philosophy in-depth?  If so, did you major or minor in it?  If so, where? (This question is because you claim on your site that air or breath is feminine which is patently false.  It either has no gender (science) or is masculine (religion/philosophy)."

A: 7.  In an e-mail dated July 11th, 2019, SBA stated, "I have a business degree from a highly ranked university."  [HEAL commentary: It seems someone with a business degree would know the first thing you need to do is get a business license and EIN.  SBA hasn't done either.  So, it brings into question the veracity of the claimed business degree.  And, SBA claims to be located in Santa Monica, CA.  So, we checked the California Consumer Affairs Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education to see if Sacred Breath Academy is approved as an academic service.  Now, we found various approved academies for healing arts, Chinese medicine, massage, and even intuition/spiritual arts that are approved by the bureau.  However, Sacred Breath Academy is not on the approved list.  So, while SBA may believe there is no external reality and that only what they say makes up the entirety of reality, the reality is that's simply not true.  Also, in California running an unlicensed apothecary and selling even bath salts or other supposed bath and body "wellness" products without a license and/or permit for wholesale/retail while not collecting sales tax is a big "no no".]

Below is a segment of an e-mail we received from Sacred Breath Academy regarding their disclaimer and you'll notice the claim that our concerns that they were claiming health benefits to those with or who may develop cancer were identified as "nonsense" by Danielle/Kaya Leigh.  But, their site said it and you can view it on page 13-14 at http://www.heal-online.org/sbasite.pdf (copy of their "health benefits" page so you don't have to risk visiting their site).



And, beyond that, we took a poll on Twitter and the majority found Sacred Breath Academy to be more incompetent than criminal.  However, we believe both are likely to be the case.  That poll with full thread is available at: https://twitter.com/heal247/status/1205652455809110017 



A third-party e-mailed HEAL in September, 2019 and said about Aeleo/Malakai Azure, "He believes he’s being guided by spirit to find angels with incorruptible souls to create a kingdom in honor of “Christ-Sophia”. He won’t listen to any opposing beliefs, he will reject you and shun you if you challenge his perspective and try to convince you that you “just don’t get it.” He’s going around the world enrolling people through this rhetoric."  The "Christ-Sophia" concept is widely promoted by feminism cults that claim it as part of "Akashic Insight", "Akashic Wisdom", or access to the "Akashic Records".  Source: http://www.artofthefeminine.com/akashic-insight-newsletter/tag/Christ+Sophia

In addition, Sacred Breath Academy reports being a member of International Breathwork Foundation (IBF).  IBF operates as a non-profit.  Sacred Breath Academy does not.  And, IBF has a tribute to Leonard Orr, so, it is the same shit...  In addition, IBF includes holotropic breathwork among the Leonard Orr inspired practices...  Holotropic breathwork results in increased paranoid ideation, uses a level system, and the results further support the position that those doing it are a cult.  "For the All-HB group, the temperament changes were followed by an increase in paranoid ideation."  (By "All-HB group" is meant those who completed all levels of the training.  After doing so, their paranoid ideation increased.  Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4677109/   Paranoia is a delusional disorder.  "Paranoia involves intense anxious or fearful feelings and thoughts often related to persecution, threat, or conspiracy. Paranoia occurs in many mental disorders, but is most often present in psychotic disorders. Paranoia can become delusions, when irrational thoughts and beliefs become so fixed that nothing (including contrary evidence) can convince a person that what they think or feel is not true."  Source:  https://www.mhanational.org/conditions/paranoia-and-delusional-disorders  So, it's a cult and a dangerous one that may end up getting anyone involved in it 5150'd or arrested/sued for fraud at some point.





For those who are unsure if Leonard Orr was part of the Breatharian movement and that's the foundation of "Breathwork", here's evidence of that to go with the article linked at the top of this page so you fully grasp that Sacred Breath Academy deceives, defrauds, and is attempting to convince and/or unduly influence people to kill themselves in the name of wellness (for the planet, reduce population and thereby reduce consumption).  So, for those wondering why a friend or even "friend from work" would try to warn their friend about the dangers in hopes to save the life of someone such as Sean Stone, now you know:



Kaya Leigh/Kaya Azure stated that she has access to the "Akashic Records/Akashic Wisdom".  "The akashic record is an imagined spiritual realm, supposedly holding a record of all events, actions, thoughts and feelings that have ever occurred or will ever occur.  Theosophists believe that the akasha is an "astral light" containing occult records which spiritual beings can perceive by their special "astral senses" and "astral bodies". Clairvoyance, spiritual insight, prophecy and many other untestable metaphysical and religious notions are made possible by tapping into the akasha." Source: http://skepdic.com/akashic.html   Please also see: https://twitter.com/heal247/status/1176249421937274880 and https://twitter.com/heal247/status/1176255971770789888.  

In addition to the above information and links, I'd advise people consider the following when considering consulting a psychic/intuitive/medium or the like, particularly one claiming enough skill to teach it to others like SBA claims.  Some people use a pendulum for a psychic guide.  One of the rules for pendulums is, "Verify the signals. To test out the trustworthiness of your programmed signals, ask a couple of test questions, such as “Is my name Billy?” Or, "Is today Tuesday?" Basically, you want to verify that yes is yes and no is no. If the signals are not coming out right, go back to step 3 and reprogram the pendulum. Once your signals are verified, you skip this step."  Source: https://askyourpendulum.com/pages/how-to-use-a-pendulum  So, the same should apply and you should ask questions where you already know the answer to test the trustworthiness of any psychic/intuitive teacher or form of assistance such as the pendulum.  If you feel such a test would be rude and amount to questioning the trustworthiness of someone claiming psychic ability and you fear they may curse you if you offend them by asking questions where you already know the answers, you are too superstitious and need to study more science, math, and logic.  If you believe they are truly magical with special powers they can use to harm you and fear reprisal, you shouldn't entrust yourself or your future to them and just steer clear of it altogether.  If you think they might have some psychic ability or intuitive ability you do not, test it before paying.  Even perfumeries let you try before you buy.  Think about it.

In addition, SBA uses a level system and requires recruits to surrender to their process of indoctrination.  Initiation of cult recruits begins with their becoming a "Sacred Way-Shower".   It is for these reasons and because they claim to provide spiritual leadership training for a pretty hefty fee for profit (check hypertext content linked in this paragraph for more information) that HEAL believes it to be not just a scam, but, a cult.

To me, the above should suffice to inform everyone that it is a scam and a cult.  But, for those who require additional information, we provide more below.

Sacred Breath Academy website print shows they falsely claim to offer certifications, medical, and mental health services, without any license to practice in those fields, and no business license either.  Not in California, New York, North Carolina, Arizona, or any state we checked and we checked most of them.  They claim to operate in California, New York, and North Carolina mostly in the US.  So, not licensed where operating and operating without any licensing offering mental health or medical services is definitively fraud.  We encourage victims to report fraud to the proper authorities.  Since our initial investigation, Sacred Breath Academy has updated their site to remove reference to health benefits of their practices in regards to treating or preventing cancer.  We believe that may have been a result of our report to the Federal Trade Commission and confirmation from The National Cancer Institute that that was a false claim or misleading marketing on the part of SBA. 

The National Cancer Institute (division of the National Institute of Health (NIH) stated the following which proves definitively that Sacred Breath Academy is a fraud/cult/scam: "There is no scientific evidence to support the claim the breathwork is a treatment for any type of cancer or that it can lower a person's risk for developing cancer.  Unfortunately, some sources do provide misleading or incorrect information about cancer prevention and treatment.  You may find it helpful to view the NCI web page, Using Trusted Resources, for guidance on how to evaluate health information.  This resource can be accessed at https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/managing-care/using-trusted-resources...We hope you will understand that the NCI is a Federal research agency, not a regulatory agency, and cannot intervene in these matters.  However, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) enforces consumer protection laws.  As part of its mission, the FTC investigates complaints about false or misleading health claims posted on the Internet.  You may find it helpful to look into filing a complaint through the FTC's Complain Assistance web page, which is available at https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/#crnt&panel1-2.  The FTC is also available by calling 1–877–382–4357 (1–877–FTC–HELP)."  For full response from NCI, click here

Now, on their website (print version above so you don't have to risk malware by visiting their site sacredbreathacademy.life) you will see they claim to use the trademarked "Sacred Breath Method™" which has never been trademarked in the US according to TESS and the complete record of all Trademarks in the US that include the word "Sacred" are in this record.  Now, there was one DEAD trademark registered in Michigan as "Sacred Breathwork" claiming it was a psychospiritual practice or therapy.  And, that was registered to a Charles Smith in Michigan. 

So, while everyone can be susceptible to deceptive marketing and cult recruitment depending on various stresses, vulnerabilities, and the soothsaying of the charlatans running such scams, it is important to always exercise due diligence and make sure you and your loved ones are protected by virtue of your diligence.

In addition, Rebirthing/Breathwork has resulted in the death of children and has been banned in Colorado.  Source: http://www.cnn.com/2001/LAW/04/17/rebirthing.ban/  Also see: https://www.quackwatch.org/11Ind/gordon3.html

"This bizarre and deadly practice was invented by a man named Leonard Orr who has no background in medicine or psychology. An advocate of the New Thought movement, he was one of the early proponents of “prosperity consciousness,” a belief that one can attract wealth just by opening the mind to the idea of it. A believer in physical immortality, he claims to have come up with a lot of his “revelations” in the bathtub (I’m not kidding). In 1974, he began suspending friends in a redwood hot tub with snorkels and nose plugs where they claimed to have experienced their birth. Orr and his friends began offering this “therapy” to others and, believe it or not, it caught on... Sadly, Orr is still practicing this dangerous therapy via his Rebirthing-Breathwork International business, and many other therapists offer it as well. As Singer states, there is “no scientifically established or objective clinical evidence” showing that rebirthing does anything beneficial."  Source:  https://www.womenofgrace.com/blog/?p=14123

Is it a cult in addition to a scam?  "Leonard [Orr] then ranted, babbled, stated that he had invented fire meditation and that if he had not, he surely would have killed a client by now, as they were so annoying. Another incident, a young man had travelled from Sweden to meet the great Leonard Orr. He arrived, as he walked up to the porch where Leonard was relaxing, Leonard asked him......."How much money have you brought me?"."    See: https://forum.culteducation.com/read.php?12,5918,5935  

In addition, "The Sacred Breath Luminous Apothecary" aka "Luminous Apothecary" is not a licensed retailer nor pharmacy.  But, Sacred Breath is operating that illegally from all appearances. 

STILL INTERESTED IN THE INTERNATIONAL RETREATS IN INDONESIA?  THEN, PLEASE READ ON:

Reality in Indonesia:

Human trafficking and modern slavery are a serious problem in Indonesia:

https://www.ucanews.com/news/indonesian-students-demand-end-to-human-trafficking/81909

https://nexusinstitute.net/2017/06/16/human-trafficking-in-indonesia-the-difficult-road-home/

https://lawcomm.pepperdine.edu/combatting-human-trafficking-in-jakarta-indonesia-and-beyond/

http://gvnet.com/humantrafficking/Indonesia.htm

"Exercise increased caution in Indonesia due to terrorism and natural disasters. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory... Shootings continue to occur in the area between Timika and Grasberg in Papua. In Central Sulawesi and Papua, violent demonstrations and conflict could result in injury or death to U.S. citizens. Avoid demonstrations and crowds.  The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Central Sulawesi and Papua as U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization before traveling to those areas."  Source: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/indonesia-travel-advisory.html

"Drink-spiking and subsequent robberies – often conducted either by females in hotel rooms or male companions en route to hotels – are also occasionally reported, though there were no such reports involving U.S. Embassy personnel in 2017...Organized crime remains a problem and has not been effectively addressed, though it tends not to affect expatriates. Illegal logging/fishing, human trafficking/prostitution, the sale of illicit/counterfeit drugs, and extensive corruption continue as well. In some instances, the prosecution of individuals accused of these crimes is unsuccessful because of payoffs and/or bribes to corrupt government officials, including judges." Source: https://www.osac.gov/Pages/ContentReportDetails.aspx?cid=24344

So, if that sounds like a relaxing getaway to you, understand it would be safer and less expensive to just take a trip to Indonesia without the conversion therapy by this cult/scam.  If you still need more information on why it is ill-advised to involve yourself with Sacred Breath Academy or any program on the HEAL watch-list, please continue reading this page to it's conclusion and scroll on.

In addition, you may wish to learn more about criticism of any life coaching or cults similar to SBA, here are a few links:

https://www.knowledgeformen.com/is-life-coaching-a-scam/

https://forum.culteducation.com/read.php?7,126999,126999

https://medium.com/the-mission/what-ive-learned-working-with-life-coaches-i-used-to-make-fun-of-8882f2833f23

http://dearcoquette.com/on-the-friend-whos-into-life-coaching/

In addition, since Sacred Breath Academy does appear to have affiliates in New Zealand/Australia, you may want to know about "The Family" cult started by a woman who provided yoga instruction as a lure to her cult too:

"The Family: Stories from inside the Australian cult led by self-proclaimed mystic Anne Hamilton-Byrne - CBS News Allegations of stolen children, drugs, abuse and a leader who claimed to be the second coming of Jesus Christ -- "48 Hours" follows the trail of a cult that began in Australia and led the FBI to New York...The Family: Stories from inside the Australian cult led by self-proclaimed mystic Anne Hamilton-Byrne - CBS News To some, Anne Hamilton-Byrne was a yoga teacher with a penchant for plastic surgery. To others, she was the evil leader of The Family -- an apocalyptic cult with about 500 followers and more than 28 children. Some were the children of cult members, others were newborns that came from unwed mother tricked into thinking their babies were going to good homes, a few were out and out stolen, investigators say."  Source: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/48-hours-inside-the-family-cult-australia-anne-hamilton-byrne/  (Check out Sacred Breath Academy's claims regarding "womb awakening ceremonies" when you search google.  Seriously.  The similarities are disturbing.) 

Not totally unsurprising, this scam/fraud/cult is endorsed by Deepak Chopra.  Think you should trust him too?  You are wrong.  Check these articles for more info:

"Billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein may have stopped trumpeting his million-dollar donations to charities in light of accusations he molested dozens of underage girls. But he continues to quietly distribute his wealth—including to the nonprofits of Deepak Chopra, Elton John and a doctor linked to President Trump—through a shadowy private foundation called “Gratitude America, Ltd.,” The Daily Beast has learned."  Source:  https://www.thedailybeast.com/jeffrey-epstein-has-a-secret-charity-heres-who-it-gave-money-to

"We asked Deepak Chopra, the guru of sayings that mean nothing, to fact-check his own tweets" https://qz.com/917820/we-asked-deepak-chopra-the-guru-of-sayings-that-mean-nothing-to-fact-check-his-own-tweets/

"Deepak Chopra Is Selling $350 Meditation Glasses. Deepak Chopra Is A Fraud" https://medium.com/@anthonytshering/deepak-chopra-is-selling-350-meditation-glasses-deepak-chopra-is-a-fraud-644bf98c010a 

"I was a self-help guru. Here’s why you shouldn’t listen to people like me. I learned the hard way that the people trying to solve your problems often need help the most...Deepak Chopra is a fraud..."  https://www.vox.com/first-person/2017/1/23/14238530/self-help-advice-bogus

"DiMare, the paper reported, represented La Jolla New Age guru Deepak Chopra in a series of lawsuits that ended up in front of McConnell; his attorneys later alleged that McConnell and other members of the local bench had ruled against them..."  Source: https://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2001/oct/11/strange-company/# 

"In January 2000 a San Diego Superior Court jury unanimously found against Deepak Chopra regarding blackmail claims made within a lawsuit filed by the New Age guru. Chopra claimed that a former employee wanted $50,000 to keep quite about allegations that he had sex with a prostitute."  Source: https://culteducation.com/group/885-deepak-chopra/5545-deepak-chopra-loses-lawsuit-alleges-court-conspiracy.html 

"Because of his New Age, pseudosciencey beliefs, Chopra routinely gets in online arguments with scientists and skeptics, defending his numerous personal convictions -- such as the belief that people can enter a state of "perfect health" which would prevent them from dying. Now, this is clearly nonsense, and Chopra isn't doing the world any favors by trying to convince vulnerable people that this is true."  Source:  http://www.cracked.com/article_24639_7-insane-dick-moves-committed-by-famous-self-help-gurus.html

[Click all hyperlinked text for documentation of statements, multiple hypertext means multiple documents supporting the statement of the sentence.]  Chopra was director of the Maharishi Ayurveda (in some cases spelled Ayur-Veda) Health Center beginning in 1985 operating in Lancaster, MA.  That health center had its licenses involuntarily revoked by the state of MA in 2012.  The center was completely dissolved into nothing in MA.  In 2011, Deepak Chopra received cash in what could be seen as a moneylaundering scheme from Ms. Hillyer who had embezzled the funds illegally.  Additional court cases and public records include allegations of fraud against Chopra.  In a 1995 case, a woman tried to claim medical services provided supposedly by Deepak Chopra in Palm Beach, FL (where he has never been licensed to practice, source: https://appsmqa.doh.state.fl.us/MQASearchServices/HealthCareProviders) were tax-deductible likely as a result of false claims by Chopra that such services were tax-deductible (this is common with this type of alleged fraud), but, the tax courts denied the deductibility.  In 2013, Chopra was referenced in a lawsuit against Trivedi by a woman who claimed sexual harassment and abuse.  In 2007, the Deepak Chopra Private Foundation voluntarily dissolved in California.  But, likely as a result of continued propaganda promoting this guru where investigative reporting exposing his alleged crimes, fraud, and malpractice would be more appropriate for anyone remotely committed to honest reporting and the TRUTH.  In 2014, Chopra Foundation formerly operating in Iowa merged with CF Merger Corporation in California in order to disappear the Iowa foundation into the new entity.  Then he changed names again in California to Chopra Foundation.  And, to avoid any accountability makes general statements about promoting world peace while claiming to be a non-profit and engaging in research or experimentation on those who pay for services or donate.  HEAL does not support the experimentation on nor brainwashing of subjects for any studies, particularly where the victims/subjects are not providing fully informed consent and advised of all risks and benefits involved in participation of such a study.  And, that's where we tend to draw the line with this shit. 

Deepak Chopra reportedly earned his doctorate in 1969 at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences which was given a global score of 37.8 out of a possible 100 by US News, which by all reasonable accounts is a failing grade.  A failing grade in the US is anything less than 60% in most jurisdictions/districts making 37.8% failing miserably.  And, even worse, Chopra earned at best a cumulative GPA of 0.56 (Princeton GPA Scale) and at worst a cumulative 0.0 at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.  This was calculated by adding up his grades on his transcripts (transcript 1, transcript 2, transcript 3, registration).  Transcript #1: Final Score of 663/1000 or 66.3%.  Transcript #2: 595.25/950 or 62.65%  Transcript #3: 895/1500 or 59.6%.  That gives an average of 62.8% which is considered failing by US standards when calculating grade point average (GPA).  In addition, in California, to pass the bar exam for lawyers you have to get a minimum of 70% for professional licensing so either a double standard on qualifications for professional licensing in California or he should have never been licensed.  And, that also means by US standards he failed two out of three years of medical school with at best a 1.0 for the 66.3% term.  In addition, if you check the registration, he enrolled with a "certificate" for alleged undergraduate work without presenting any grades/transcript at the age of 16 when he entered "medical school".  So, likely not the brightest among us who trust his recommendations all things considered.

In addition, this all relates to HEAL's primary campaign to stop child trafficking and institutionalized child abuse.  Deepak Chopra works with Stephen Covey. Source: https://youtu.be/H4dcwVbCV2s.  Stephen Covey is partners with Hyrum W. Smith who owns the property where Eagle Ranch Academy operates and is business partners with the co-founder of WWASPS as well.  You can find all of that explained in detail at http://www.heal-online.org/erastaff.htm.  In the 2014 stand off between pro-slavery advocate Cliven Bundy and the FBI, Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, brother to Guy Finicum of Re-Creation Retreat also on the HEAL watch-list and reportedly co-founded by Daniel Taylor formerly with Cross Creek (a WWASPS program), was killed in the shoot out while actively engaged in combat against federal authorities.

In addition, WWASPS was co-founded by Robert Lichfield who is a former director of Provo Canyon School.  And, you can look at the history of Larry Stednitz and his connection to all of that and the Franklin Cover Up here: http://www.heal-online.org/stednitz.htm.

In a strange twist, we've now found an article listing Jeffrey Epstein and Mel Sembler of Straight, Inc reporting on child trafficking, exploitation, and institutionalized abuse.  See: http://aanirfan.blogspot.com/2014/08/sir-cliff-richards-villa-in-barbados.html  Why this may interest you is that Mel Sember has also endorsed Sacred Breath Academy.

Is fraud a form of economic terrorism?  You decide.  According to the following sources fraud is a form of economic terrorism:  https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/frontpage/economic-fraud-and-identity-related-crime-tackling-a-sinister-new-alliance--.html  and  https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/13590790510624981#.XNOnCT9PSQg.twitter.

[The section formerly featured here regarding Dr. Phil McGraw from daytime television has been relocated/moved to https://www.heal-online.org/pcsstaff.htm ]
 
The above episode of "Watching the Hawks" exposes additional information and warns about cults that isolate victims or tell them to reject their friends and family who don't adhere to the cult's practices or beliefs and George Orwell's reported warning that profiteers and charlatans will start cults for cash.  That portion of the episode begins at around 14m:55s into the episode.
"Trafficking can occur in many licit and illicit industries or markets, including in brothels, massage parlors, street prostitution, hotel services, hospitality, agriculture, manufacturing, janitorial services, construction, health and elder care, and domestic service." (From "...Addressing Human Trafficking of Children and Youth in the United States" report at: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/cb/acyf_human_trafficking_guidance.pdf)  If you oppose human trafficking and don't want your children or loved ones trafficked for sex or labor, don't entrust their care to out-of-home placements and be careful not to let traffickers provide in-home care or services.

3/8/20: A Reading on Sacred Breath Academy

10/15/20: CONVERSION PROGRAM PROGRESS REPORT: Sacred Breath Academy AKA Sacred Breath Institute
There is a lot of feedback going both ways between Sacred Breath Academy and HEAL Mission of COPE.  You can access all of it at or through https://www.cope.church/feedback.htm .  Please see https://www.heal-online.org/fullsbaexchange.pdf https://www.cope.church/conspiracy.pdf and https://www.cope.church/sbabonchekaddendum.pdf .

 *(Sacred Breath Academy, like many other programs in this industry, keeps a "tight lid" on any specific information regarding their staff, qualifications, and practices.  Please contact us with the names of any staff of which you have firsthand knowledge or experience.  Thank you for your help.)

 

Last Updated: October 26th, 2021

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