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THIS IS WHO WE ARE.

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|| who we are


THIS IS WHO WE ARE.

Christian and Chloé.

We are a Yogi couple who met in India in 2013 and have been traveling and working together ever since. We both love to experience life and culture in different parts of the world and are fortunate that are work allows us so much freedom of movement.

We share a deep passion for Yoga and healthy living so we put together the best of our skills and have created Yoga Healing Nature to share that passion with you. As an Italian/French couple we have a deep apprecation for the pleasures life brings and enjoy the best balance between health and pleasure.

"Happiness if found along the the middle path"  
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What is Yoga Healing Nature about?

Yoga Healing Nature describes the healing potential that nature has within people. In fact we are part of this extraordinary system of forces that interact with each other making every cell in our body and everything we see in nature connect. Our perfect state of health is a balance of these natural forces.

The Ayurvedic tradition, Chinese medicine and many other ancient healing practices all share the same understanding of the Five Great Elements of Nature: Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space. Understanding how these energies work and how they affect you is key to your personal health.

During our retreats and in our private sessions we work on making you discover how these energies affect you and how to work with them ultimately allowing you to achieve a more balanced life. From here you can take these experiences home, make it yours and work towards a lifestyle more in tune with your own nature.

Yoga Retreats to bring you back to YOU.

Yoga for us is so much more then learning cool postures and looking good in pictures... Although we do admit the photos are good fun. Our Yoga style varies from traditional Hatha Yoga to Vinyasa, being more Yang (dynamic) in the morning practices to more Yin (restorative) in the evening practices.

We both have different teaching backgrounds which complement each other very well.  All classes focus on Asana (posture), Pranayama (cultivating life force through breathing) and Meditation. This well rounded practice at the end of the week will leave you rebalanced, with a greater understanding of how yoga works and it will deepen your practice.

Christian uses a therapeutic style of Yoga called Elemental Yoga. This works on the principles of the Five Elements like in Chinese medicine and also traditional Vedic principles of Hatha Yoga. His practice aims to rebalances you and has a real therapeutic effect. Christian is also a Thai Massage Teacher and Yoga Therapist.

Chloe's classes are influenced by both the Iyengar and Ashtanga lineage being both dynamic and alignment orientated. She teaches with a lot of passion and care for her students creating a safe and fun environment. Chloe is also a health coach and nutritionist.

We choose stunning locations with hints of luxury to guarantee you with comfort, connection to nature and tranquillity so you can totally unwind and let us take care of the rest. Our all inclusive weeks include all workshops, classes, most meals and pick up/drop off from the airport. Check out our Yoga Retreats and maybe come join us on one!

 
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Christian


About Christian

Christian


About Christian

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Christian Gentile

Founder of Yoga Healing Nature, Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist, Massage therapist, Thai Massage Teacher.

Initially trained in massage In the UK in 2005, Christian began practicing Yoga as a way to cultivate and preserve energy for his clients.

In 2007 he trained In Thai Yoga Massage with Pichest Bounthumme, in Thailand where he learned not only powerful massage techniques but also the importance of devotion and meditation. To be in peace with himself and others is key to his personal health and that of the clients he treats. Since Thailand, Thai massage became his main massage practice.

In 2008 the motherland of Yoga, India called and Christian went, meeting many inspiring people in the yoga world. He met his teacher Akilesh Brhamachari from the Swamy Dayananda ashram in Rishiekesh where he completed his 200hr Hatha Yoga training. Akilesh's teaching from the Iyengar lineage and purist ashram life gave Christian an authentic experience and knowledge to begin his journey into yoga as a teacher.

In 2011 Christian completed a 200hr Yoga therapy certification with Jai C Salt, founder of Elemental Yoga, in India which deeply influenced his style of teaching. Not only did his classes adopted more of a therapeutic feel but he also began to treat client one to one with extremely good results.

From 2009 to 2015 Christian spent his time working as a Yoga teacher and Yoga Therapist between Europe and India, teaching Yoga classes working as a massage therapist, collaborating in Yoga Teachers Training, and creating Yoga Retreats with Chloe and his own Thai massage certified courses.   

Christian combines his massage experience, yoga, meditation and Yoga Therapy, to create and teach safe classes for everybody, that brings a deep balancing effect to contribute towards a happier and more balanced life. 

"I have been really lucky to have met some amazing teachers along my path. Through their knowledge I have been introduced to not only physical but also spiritual practices that made me understand the interconnectivity of everything we see in life. My personal dedication to Yoga, and meditation has made me the teacher I am today"
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Chloe


About Chloe

Chloe


About Chloe

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Chloé Porter

Yoga Teacher, Holistic Nutritionist, Health Coach, Blogs at Avec Chloe

As a young girl Chloé was drawn to wellbeing, disease prevention and health. Introduced to yoga by her mother, an Iyengar teacher, she started practicing at a young age. The peace of mind and inner strength she discovered through yoga led her to complete her first Teacher Training in Vinyasa Flow in 2007. 

From then, alongside completing her academic studies in London, she took any time she could to travel to different parts of the world studying yoga in depth, holistic therapies and helping in impoverished areas. After completing her BSc in Biomedical Sciences and moving into her Master in Global Health Nutrition Chloé cofounded, with fellow yogini Maudie, Loveyogabum (now Unearth Yoga), a platform to run yoga retreats and holidays from around the world. She ran Yoga Retreats with them for 4 wonderful years.

Chloe brought her love of academics and holistic nutrition together by attending the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Both sides of her educations and studying with some of the top health and wellbeing experts in the world, equipped her with extensive, cutting-edge knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and prevention.

Chloé now works with clients to help make lifestyle changes and choose health-promoting ways that produce real and lasting results. Her classes and sessions allow you to develop a deeper understanding of what works best for you, improving your energy, balance, health, and happiness. Chloé continues to run retreats with Christian through Yoga Healing Nature and manages the Wellness Programs at Aqua Wellness Resort which both her and Christian have created.

"As a teacher I love helping students to reach their goals on and off the mat. I believe the beauty in yoga and coaching lies in the element of self discovery that allows the student to discover what is best for them whilst being guided. I am thankful to have many teachers who are constantly stimulating my own self discovery."

Chloé has a Bachelors from UCL, a Masters from LSHTM and has completed 2 200hr Yoga Teacher Trainings in France and India respectively. Chloé has taught on multiple Teacher Trainings and is a certified Nutrition and Health Coach from the Institute of Integrative nutrition. Chloé continues to learn from her teachers. You can read more about her Holistic Nutrition on her website, AvecChloe