Meet the MovNat Team

Master Instructors

Erwan Le Corre: Founder & Master Instructor

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

Danny Clark: COO, Performance Director & Master Instructor

As Performance Director, Danny Clark, CSCS “sets the bar” for rigorous and thorough MovNat certification standards. He is the former owner of Rebar Fitness, a scientifically based, strength and conditioning personal training practice. He is a world-class athlete, a scholar in evolutionary biology and archaeology, and has extensive knowledge of exercise science and S&C programming. His unique skill set and expertise… read more

Vic Verdier: Master Instructor

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

Jerome Rattoni: Master Instructor

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
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Team Instructors

Bernd Reicheneder

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).

Connect with Bernd:

Facebook: Bernd Reicheneder

Instagram: @indiana_bernd

Stefano Tripney

Stefano creatively bridges the inner workings of the mind and body with our collective external landscapes in order to explore, learn, experience, and play with the world and our place in it. Having studied various martial arts and training modalities over the years he considers MovNat to be the synthesis of ultimate practicality and sound principles. He is known for his bright energy and ability to inspire mindful execution, technical skill, physical competence and limitless creativity in his clients and classes.

Connect with Stefano:

Instagram: @captainstefano

Seth Budai

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.

Connect with Seth:

Website: www.theelementaltrainer.com

Instagram: @sethbudai

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.

Credentials:

  • 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

Connect with Kathi:

Website: www.komaki.at

Instagram: @katharinahavlicek

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kh.movementcoach/

Dr. Jon Morey

Dr. Jon Morey is a Chiropractic Physician and Human Anatomy Professor. Jon has Asperger’s syndrome with a special interest in the human body and how it works! He is married and has four wonderful sons. He and his family live in the great state of Michigan where he leads outdoor living and survival training events in the northern forests year-round.

Dr. Morey completed his Level III MCT (and Combatives) in September 2015 and opened a Movnat Licensed Facility within his clinic in April of 2016; one of, if not the first in the country!  Jon has used Movnat continuously since that time to help patients restore their full movement potential.  Dr. Morey employs a team of MCT’s at his clinic to work one on one with patients and clients using the Movnat methodology to develop their full potential for practical performance in daily living.

Dr. Morey has studied martial arts for more than 35 years and holds a fifth degree black belt in Hapkido Sun Moo Kwan and trained in several other martial arts such as BJJ, Boxing, Kendo, and Judo, attaining black belt ranks in some of them. Dr. Morey has taught advanced Human Anatomy for nearly 20 years at the University of Michigan – Flint, overseeing the Cadaver Lab for the Pre-Med., doctor of Physical Therapy, and Physician Associate programs. Other courses taught include Neuroscience, Sports Medicine, Renal Physiology, Regional Anatomy and Martial Arts programs.

Dr. Morey is the founder of Uncivilized Vitality™, a program of Health and Happiness Optimization™. Created in 2003, the program uses teachings and lifestyle modifications gleaned from pre-civilized Hunter-Gatherer cultures to help the modern human regain and optimize a happier, healthier way of living. Dr. Morey replaced his entire approach to exercise and fitness within his system when he was exposed to the Movnat method in 2014 and saw the genius of Erwan Le Corre’s approach to teaching practical physical performance.  Uncivilized Vitality™ includes leading outdoor living, hiking, and camping events in the forests of northern Michigan and participants quickly learn the importance of Natural Movement skills!

Dr. Morey is a voracious reader and a student of the ancient philosophy of Stoicism as well as being an ordained Buddhist.  Dr. Morey’s only quirk (according to him) is an obsession with “cultural cloths”; kerchiefs, bandanas, kilts, sarong, pareo, dhoti, toga, kente, furoshiki, etc.

Dr. Morey is the author of a textbook on Martial Arts and is currently completing Uncivilized Vitality™: Looking Back to Move Forward due out in early 2022.

Credentials:

  • Doctorate of Chiropractic Medicine
  • M.S. Human Anatomy
  • B.S. Human Biology
  • B.S. Physiologic Therapeutics
  • B.A. Anthropology
  • CSCS
  • CKTP
  • DABCN
  • CF1

Connect with Jon: 

Websites: www.greatlakesmovement.com | www.uncivilizedvitality.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/UncivilizedVitality/

Peri Zourides

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!

Credentials:

  • 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 and Danny Clark
  • Original Strength Reset, trained by Piers Kwan
  • GMB (Gold Medal Bodies) Elements, trained by Piers Kwan

Connect with Peri:

Website: www.7sec.co.za/

Facebook: MovNat Africa

Instagram: @movnat_africa

Jenny Ploss

Jenny Ploss is a Level 2 MovNat Certified Trainer and Team Instructor for the Women’s and Ages 50+ certifications. She is an ex-collegiate soccer player with multiple knee surgeries who uses MovNat to maintain her mobility and skill to play outside in nature. She is currently a middle school health teacher and orthopedic physical therapist in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She learned about MovNat through her PT practice, and fell in love with the movements, the development of fitness through skill, and the play involved. Jenny is an accomplished rock climber and cyclist who now spends most of her climbing time with her kids (age 5 and 9) and her parents (60-something!).  She approaches her own training with determination and variety and brings that same attitude to her classes and clients.

Credentials:

  • Physical therapist (PT, DPT)
  • Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)
  • Science/Health Teacher (Middle School license)

Connect with Jenny:

Instagram: @movnat.jenny @jennyploss

Ryan McGowan

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!

Connect with Ryan:

Website: www.laidbackfitness.com

Facebook: Laid-back Fitness

Instagram: @laidbackfitness

Johnathon Lang

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!

Connect with Johnathon:

Instagram: @thereconjohn

Nate Amado

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.

Connect with Nate:

Website: www.nateamado.com

Instagram: @nate.amado

Oki Alexander


After a life studying martial arts (anything really from kung-fu to archery and boxing to kendo) and sustaining many injuries, Oki became intrigued by the practice and history of The Natural Method. In 2012 he traveled to the US to get certified with Erwan. Ever since, he has been a strong advocate of holistic movement and MovNat, and has been connecting holistic training to prehab and rehab by incorporating systems such as FMS and KMI. In the process of gathering this knowledge his belief in the power of natural movement, training with complexity and variation to protect from injury, has been cemented. He now trains not to be stronger, faster, or cut people in two with a sword, but instead to be adaptable, free, and to grow old gracefully; in other words: to be Simply Human.
Oki Alexander is the founder of Movement Origins, an organization for coaches’ education in greater China with a focus on natural, multi-planar, complex and explorative movement, bringing in knowledge and expertise from overseas. The spin-off, MovOr cultivates the community around the “movement” by organizing camps and events accessible to people of all levels.