to some degree, I think the Pilates community itself is to blame. Once Pilates became all the rage, there was hardly any move that was not immediately called Pilates. Without a standard of what is and is not Pilates, it opened the door to all that con-fusion.
Think of that famous ‘navel to spine’ manoeuvre. Just because I cue that technique, am I teaching Pilates, a Pilates principle, a fusion?
I think it is a valid apporach to take the good of any method and incorporate it. The naming of it is largely a matter of marketing. Pilates has great name recognition, and many people like to say that they are ‘taking Pilates’.
I am curious to read the responses of the other participants here. Great question.