Meet the MovNat Team
Erwan Le Corre is the founder of “MovNat”, a synthesis of his long-term passion for real-world physical competency, his love of movement in nature, his extensive knowledge of Physical Education history, and his personal philosophy of life. He believes it is everyone’s universal and biological birthright to be strong, healthy, happy and free. He calls this state of being our “True Nature”… read more
Cedric “Vic” Verdier (aka the “Man In Black”) is one of those larger-than-life characters, determined to live life to the full. He has been a sport enthusiast since his early age. As a child, he was introduced to Georges Hebert’s Methode Naturelle by his grandfather, who was a Physical Education Teacher in the French Army at that time. Vic wanted to follow his grandfather’s track and became an officer in the French Navy…. read more
Jérôme Rattoni has been deeply involved athletically from a very early age. Be it rugby, freediving, martial arts, or football. However, it was only after many years of accumulating minor specialized sports injuries, and many hours sitting at a desk, that he discovered MovNat and the Natural Movement method. Having immersed himself in MovNat, he quickly discovered the health benefits for himself, and became professionally involved in sharing Natural Movement with others… read more
I’ve always been busy and adventurous. Exploring and playing in nature is part of my village culture and upbringing. Sport & fitness became an integral part of my life from childhood on.
I started practicing Shotokan karate seriously, starting in 1989 and active practice lasted for over 20 years, because I loved the deep philosophy and the enhanced techniques of this extremely aesthetic martial art; rising in rank to 2nd Dan.
After completing vocational training as a technical draftsman and successfully completing a Diploma in Sports Science in 2005 and a Magister Artium in Classical Archeology in 2010, I worked in the classic fitness industry and in company sports at Telefonica / O2, Siemens and other companies in Munich and Straubing, Germany.
I specialized more and more in the direction of movement screening, function and movement restoration. During the intensive work with Muscle Function Diagnostics and the Functional Movement Screen, I looked for ways to individually determine the movement and posture problems of my customers through testing and to restore them with targeted mobility, strength and movement training.
After I got to know Vic Verdier, the right hand man of MovNat founder Erwan Le Corre, at a MovNat workshop in Berlin in 2011, I intuitively decided to focus all of my work on MovNat and similar methods for restoring the evolutionary-biological needs of humans to crown my previous work with MovNat. It became clear very quickly. The transfer of knowledge about therapy, restoration and maintenance of the independent and natural health of people. In this area, I am considered a pioneer of Natural Movement in Europe.
I work as a freelancer part of the headquarters of MovNat LLC, MovNat Master Trainer, Team Instructor, MovNat Online Coach, Aquatics and Combatives Trainer, specialist in Functional Movement Screen, Oxygen Advantage (breathing) and Primal Health Coach (nutrition and lifestyle).
In addition, I work on several projects and companies in the areas of education, personal training, group training, retreats, online formats, guest trainers at congresses, webinars and I am the author of “Paleo Workouts – Das natürliche Bewegungstraining” (BLV 2016) and its New edition “Fit und Gesund mit Natural Movement” (RIVA 2021).
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Facebook: Bernd Reicheneder
Seth’s love affair with movement started at a young age, as a kid exploring the back-woods of Middle Tennessee, barefoot and carefree. Fast forward to today, and not much has changed. Seth still seeks adventures. He now finds them in more dynamic environments from city parks to mountaintops. For over a decade Seth has been educating other humans on maximizing their movement potential and challenging the limits of their minds. His training experiences range from fighting competitively in San-Shou kickboxing, powerlifting, diverse martial arts, and breath work practices. Seth has also worked with other fitness professionals in refining their craft and honing their skills.
Early in his career, Seth discovered that most people were experiencing a profound disconnect from the natural world. They lacked the ability to navigate wild spaces safely and joyfully, the way he had as a kid. In 2012, Seth stumbled across the MovNat methodology. He found that it could challenge the most athletic of bodies while also rehabilitating everyday people to move and play with their children and grandchildren again. Seth has made it his personal mission to share MovNat with the world. Since that time, Seth has witnessed countless clients gain mastery over their bodies and experience true freedom in their environments.
Seth is a MovNat Team Instructor, Online Coach, and the founder and CEO of the elemental trainer. He currently resides in the mountains of Western North Carolina with his wife and their Siberian Husky.
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Katharina “Kathi” Havlicek
My MovNat journey started in 2016, when a friend recommended me to Sporthalle Wien – a beautiful MovNat licensed facility, which was then about to open in a couple of weeks time. I started there as a trainer after working in Science for 5 years as a Research Assistant and Associate.
My movement background was strongly linked to Natural Movement throughout my life, and attending the MovNat Trainer Certification it felt to me like the connection of missing dots in my understanding of movement, coaching and essential lifestyle adaptations.
Even though I grew up in a city (Vienna, Austria), my family used to spend summer and winter holidays in the countryside, where I roamed the woods most parts of the day. I practised Japanese Martial Arts for over 20 years and started Parkour & Freerunning and training with weights in my late twenties. This combination of Martial Arts, Parkour and Weightlifting covered most Natural Movement Patterns (Ground Movement, Lifting, Carrying, Climbing, Jumping, Balancing, Combative) in a sport specific way. Nowadays, I consciously integrate Natural Movement in my daily life and practise MovNat specifically to keep the foundation, which I built over the last years, strong for as long as I can. In addition, I train some “movement desserts“ – as some people like to call them – such as Handstand, easy going acrobatics, etc.
In 2019, I attended the MovNat Level 3 Certification, and I am the first European woman who passed. Since then, I became a MNOC Coach and MovNat Team Instructor, which enables me to spread my passion of coaching, aiding others to a more healthy lifestyle as well as my fascination about the MovNat method even further.
- Medical Biotechnology (Study, degree “Dipl.Ing. (FH)“)
- MovNat Level 3 Trainer
- MovNat Combatives Trainer
- Staatlich geprüfte Trainerin für Athletik-Fitness-Koordination
- Lebens- und Sozialberaterin eingeschränkt auf sportwissenschaftliche Beratung
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Peri Zourides is the owner of Seven Star Energy Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, which is a multi-disciplined training facility that offers Natural Movement, Kettlebells, calisthenics, martial arts, rehabilitation treatment and mindfulness training.
Peri has a background playing in competitive football and basketball as well as coaching both sports. He’s trained and taught traditional Kung Fu and Tai Chi, has been certified through StrongFirst as a Bodyweight and Level 2 Kettlebell instructor, and also facilitates corporate wellness programs.
Driven by an urge to learn more about human movement, Peri was drawn to MovNat initially through Erwan’s video on the Workout the World Forgot. He immediately began looking into ways to further his practice; even having been fit in other movement styles, he saw what was lacking in his own natural movement. Seeing the transformation in his own life, and then those of his clients, Peri has embarked on a journey to teach the practice of Natural Movement throughout the African continent…and beyond!
- FMS Level 1 Certified Trainer
- HFPA Exercise Science and Personal Training
- National First Aid Academy Certified
- SFG Certified Kettlebell Instructor, Level 1, trained by Pavel Tsatsouline
- SFG Certified Kettlebell Instructor, Level 2, trained by David Whitley and Fabio Zonin
- SFB Certified Bodyweight Instructor, trained by Karen Smith
- SFG Plan Strong Attendee, trained by Pavel Tsatsouline and Fabio Zonin
- Primal Move Certified Instructor, trained by Shaun Cairns
- MovNat Certified Instructor, Level 1 and 2, trained by Cameron Pratto
- MovNat Certified Instructor, Level 3, trained by Erwan Le Corre
- Original Strength Reset, trained by Piers Kwan
- GMB (Gold Medal Bodies) Elements, trained by Piers Kwan
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Facebook: MovNat Africa
Alex Schenker is the founder of Natural Mobility, a mobile business that integrates his Natural Movement training and manual therapy practices. He creates and shares tutorial videos, offers live and online training, therapeutic treatments, and self-care programs that address and correct inefficiencies in daily life movement habits.
Alex’s background in martial and healing arts dates back to his childhood. This led to a 2 year diploma program in Shiatsu Therapy in 2005 to start his professional career. He discovered “Taijutsu” in 2004, an umbrella term to refer to unarmed combat in classical Japanese martial arts. Taijutsu also includes natural movements like running up vertical surfaces, climbing walls and tree branches, leaping, rolling, stealth movement, and other skills related to escape and evasion, which explains the instant connection he felt with MovNat. Most recently, Alex began training in Hyoho Taisha Ryu Kenjutsu, a 450 year-old living tradition of Japanese swordsmanship. Alex has always put a lot of attention into emphasizing and teaching self-treatment and movement efficiency in his manual therapy practice.
In 2015 Alex was introduced to MovNat and immediately saw the potential of this practice to bridge the gap between his martial and healing arts training. MovNat develops body movement in a similar way as martial arts without the intimidation factor that acts as a barrier of entry for most people. Through Natural Movement, Alex has deeply refined the way he approaches manual therapy and self-treatment.
Alex has taken numerous courses and certifications throughout the last decade, but nothing has impacted him quite as deeply as MovNat. He continues to develop and explore his personal practice, finding things to learn from teachers and students alike.
- MovNat Master Trainer (L3, Aquatics, Combatives)
- Bujinkan Shidoshi (Martial Arts Instructor)
- Licensed Shiatsu Therapist (LST)
- Kinseiryuhou Koshiki Kenbiki Basic Level Practitioner
- FRCms (Functional Range Conditioning mobility specialist)
- Agatsu Steel Mace & Club Certification
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Facebook & YouTube: Natural Mobility
Ryan McGowan owns Laid-back Fitness in Warwick, RI where he inspires adults to move better and become more adventurous! LbF also offers services for kids, our models for Natural Movement, that include classes, birthday parties, mobile “ninja” parties, and backyard “ninja rigs.”
Ryan played team sports in high school and college before getting into triathlon. While working as an engineer/construction manager, he discovered the Primal Blueprint which led him to MovNat. Inspired by this way of living, combined with a growing disenchantment with the commercial construction industry, Ryan walked away from his career to pursue his passion in 2010!
Shortly after quitting his job, he attended a 1-day MovNat Workshop in Boston, one week before his first Tough Mudder. After utilizing so many newfound techniques on the course, Ryan decided MovNat would be the foundation of his and his clients’ programming. He has since completed dozens of Obstacle Course Races from 5k to 24-hour ultra events and has helped hundreds of his clients complete events of all distances.
Ryan is happily married and has 3 beautiful children. He is also the founder of the Frozen Clam Obstaplunge, the world’s only New Year’s Day Plunge that starts with an obstacle course and ends in the water!
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Facebook: Laid-back Fitness
Johnathon Lang is a MovNat Team Instructor and Iraq War Veteran who loves creating scenarios for folks to find their true nature.
Since becoming a MovNat Certified Trainer, he has led and facilitated various Natural Movement-oriented wilderness experiences, including MovNat Immersion Retreats, holistic fitness camps, ancestral medicine processes, and organizational leadership programs.
In addition to moving better, his international students credit his approach with helping them become more physically energized, mentally focused, and emotionally engaged.
Johnathon looks forward to helping you deepen your Practice of Natural Movement as a rock-solid foundation for health, flourishing, and development!
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Hey, humans! I’m Nate. A MovNat Master Trainer & Team Instructor, Primal Health Coach, Wilderness Scout, BJJ Purple Belt, Gracie Jiu Jitsu Instructor, and much more.
Beyond all the certifications, I’m a student of life with a love for exploration and learning. The spark that ignited this journey was high school wrestling—I won my first match or two, and got my butt handed to me for the rest of the year—it was great.
I became hungry for more, physically and mentally. So I began studying and practicing many different disciplines: Boxing, MMA, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Yoga, Meditation, Capoeira, Art Du Déplacement/Parkour, and La Methode Naturelle to name a few. A path which led me right to MovNat in 2013.
When I found MovNat, I thought, “This is it!” This is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. It was the most complete system I’d found, and I knew it had the potential to change a lot of lives and the world around us.
And when I discovered Gracie Jiu Jitsu in 2015, I had the same experience—the fire was stoked. I dove all in and have been studying/training all day, every day, since. These are my two true passions in life—both highly effective, super fun, and life-changing disciplines.
For the past 8 years, I’ve been taking it one bare foot at a time—integrating and coaching people with all the best methods that I’ve discovered or created, in-person and online, and leading workshops & retreats around the world—growing organically with a community of awesome humans.
My mission is to help men explore, empower, and transform themselves, their tribe, and the world around us for the better.
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Jack Mullaly is the co-owner and founder of Ideanthro Movement in Brisbane, Australia. At Ideanthro Movement they place a strong emphasis on creating a supportive, inclusive and welcoming environment while teaching a diverse range of movement styles including natural movement, gymnastic strength training, barbells and kettlebells.
Jack’s initial interest in health and fitness started when, as a teenager, he found and fell in love with the sport of BikeTrials. Jack pursued BikeTrials competition on the international stage and initially was annihilated by many talented international riders. Committed to improving, Jack discovered and delved deep into a range of training approaches including natural movement. This drove substantial improvement in his abilities competing on the internal stage.
Today Jack is particularly passionate about natural movement because of its ability to empower people and give them confidence in their physical abilities in ways that they didn’t think possible. Many of Jack’s client’s don’t resonate with the conventional fitness industry, but find a home in the supportive and empowering environment that is Ideanthro Movement.
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Facebook: Ideanthro Movement
Érica Sanfelice is a MovNat Team Instructor and Local Partner, teaching MovNat Certifications and other MovNat events in Brazil.
She is the founder of Treino Gaia, a method for the integral development of the human being through natural movement, somatic practices and nervous system balance, and Gaia Facial Fit, a natural beauty method through facial exercises, with more than 2,500 online students.
Yoga practitioner since 1997, she participated, as an athlete, in several adventure events (mountain biking, trekking, abseiling, zip lining, canyoning, rafting), Hawaiian canoeing, triathlons, marathons, regattas, expeditions and was a participant on the Brazilian TV show Survivor, 2001. She currently practices kite surfing, surfing, Hawaiian canoeing, mountain biking, ancestral running, parkour and natural movement. She is divided into its three houses: Ilhabela (North Coast of São Paulo), São Paulo city and Barrinha, Ceará, in the Northeast of Brazil.
Graduated in Physical Education, she has been a Yoga teacher since 2005 and is certified in many yoga styles. She studied Biopsychology and went to India 5 times to deepen her studies in Yoga, Ayurveda, and Meditation. In 2014, she was certified in MovNat in Canada, and since then she is dedicated to sharing the philosophy and practice of natural movement – in classes, workshops, and retreats. Postgraduate in Neuroscience and Behavior and certified in different movement methods. Speaker at different national and international conferences on health, wellness, and natural movement.
- MovNat Ambassadress and Certified Instructor Level 2
- Fascial Fitness Trainer (Germany)
- Movement re-education, Bertazzo Method (Brazil)
- Fascia in Action by Anna Vitalli (Italy)
- Functional Tensegrity (Brazil)
- Core 360 (Brazil)
- Ancestral Running (Brazil)
- Move Flow (Brazil)
- FBA – Bio Anthropological Functionality (Brazil)
- Somatic Education Body Mind Movement (USA)
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Instagram: @treinogaia and @movnatbrasil