Launch May 2018

Naya Nature was shaped by the vision of founder Aurélia Chevreul-Gaud that we could leverage a deeper connection to nature for children, so that they grow happier and into well-adjusted adults, in a world they feel they belong to, that they love and want to protect for their own good sake. In native american language, Naya means wisdom, spirit, guide. Aurelia is on a mission to empower children to change our world. Joining Naya Nature’s adventure, co-owner Claire Bano Devautour brings in invaluable knowledge of education and child development.

The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.

- Rob Siltanen -

Aurélia Chevreul-Gaud

Founder and co-director at Naya Nature

  • Founded Missions Coco in 2016 to promote nature-based education initiatives, such as Naya Nature.
  • Specialized in nature-based education: Eveil & Nature + Living School
  • Trained in Cooperation pedagogy: Colibri School
  • Was a change-management consultant for ten years. From France. Speaks French, English and Spanish.

I believe in enthusiasm, inclusion and time as a course of action to lead any change.

I have always enjoyed working with children and teens, it’s so exciting to do what I love most in nature!

Claire Bano Devautour

Co-Director Naya Nature

  • Education counselor for kids and adults
  • Certificate in early childhood education.
  • From France. Speaks French, English, Dutch and Tamil.


In native american language, Naya means wisdom, spirit, guide. It is for us a symbol of the way we look at children and the harmony between humans and nature.


The coconut seed has an incredible ability to adapt and the coconut tree is based on a solid root system. Naya Nature wishes the children to become the seeds of a large movement.