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Overview

  • 157 references 141 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Danish, Esperanto
  • 45, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • wellness coach
  • No education listed
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About Me

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CURRENT MISSION

Meeting nice people, making new friends worldwide, discovering other cultures.

ABOUT ME

I'm a gay naturist man who likes meeting people coming from different countries, cultures and backgrounds. I'm said to be friendly and easy-going. I happily host anyone, as long as they are not homophobic or racist and are ready to share my naturist lifestyle (see below for more explanations).

I work as a wellness coach (my practice includes brief therapies like hypnosis and NLP, yoga and meditation, Ayurvedic massages and energetic healing).
If you want to know more about my job, you can visit my website: http://etrebien.eu

I've been a naturist since I was 25. For me, naturism is more than just hanging out naked. It helped me a lot be more open and accept myself as I am and others as they are. It's my lifestyle and I'm fortunate enough to even give naked yoga classes in a big naturist association in Paris (which many of my CS guests have happily attended). I've introduced many couchsurfers to this lifetyle and given them the opportunity to experience it in a safe and non-judgemental environment. It's always a great pleasure for me to help them overcome their fear to be naked in front of other people and to see them smile when they discover after a couple of minutes how natural, comfortable and liberating it is to just hang out naked in a friendly atmosphere.
Because naturism is not voyeurism or exhibitionism, shared nudity is a core aspect of social naturism*. Therefore, if you want to stay at my place, I expect you to share my naturist lifestyle. So, if you're not comfortable with nudity or not ready to get out your comfort zone and give it a try, I suggest that you look for another host. Then, please send me a request only if you are ready to hang out naked with me and specify in your message whether you are a naturist or whether you are new to this lifestyle but eager to give it a try. If you don't, your request is likely to be simply refused.

* Non-sexual shared nudity is a basic component of naturism. If you want to learn more about this lifestyle, please follow the link:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naturism

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've had some good CS experiences in Stockholm, Istanbul, Brazil, India and France.
I've hosted several people from different countries and cultures from Aug 2016.

Interests

Holistic healing, hypnosis (I practice hypnotherapy), massages and body care (I've been trained in several Ayurvedic massage techniques), music (I play the viola da gamba and the lirone), languages, meditation, spirituality, yoga (I give 4 naked yoga classes every week), healthy vegetarian food, alternate ways of living and consuming, reading, traveling, wandering in nature, naturism.

  • body care
  • dining
  • vegetarian
  • yoga
  • meditation
  • reading
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • music
  • languages
  • naturism
  • hypnosis
  • hypnotherapy

Music, Movies, and Books

Music : Renaissance and baroque mostly, Indian traditional music.
Books : Pär Lagerkvist, Boris Vian, Peter Carrey, Mircea Cartarescu, Hermann Hesse

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Giving a naked yoga class in the public naturist area in Paris in front of 5 TV crews.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach yoga in French and English.
I can introduce you to hypnosis and hypnotherapy.
I am also into massage exchange when I have time.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can give my hosts a good relaxing Ayurvedic massage.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Morocco, Netherlands, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

France

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