WIM HOF METHOD WEEKEND RETREAT 07.-09.02.2020
THIS WIM HOF RETREAT IS SUITABLE FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE NEW TO WIM HOF METHOD BUT ALSO OFFERS NEW TECHNIQUES AND PRACTISES FOR INTERMEDIATE PRACTITIONERS.
INSTRUCTORS: Rob Koning and Tim van der Vliet
During this retreat the instructors will take you into the Wim Hof Method. The Wim Hof Method is named after Wim Hof, a.k.a. The Iceman. Wim’s method for mastering the mind-body connection is being studied by scientific institutions around the world. The Wim Hof Method consists of 3 pillars: a breathing technique, mindset training and cold exposure. After this workshop you will be able to practice the method yourself!
NB! The advanced workshop is not about pushing the limits but getting a deeper understanding of how your body regulates temperature. Shorter and less intensive cold sessions are advised but with more attention. Everyone can participate to their own ability and level of comfort. No pressure, just fun day of new experiences and learning. If you have any health conditions or concerns please contact us beforehand and/or check with your doctor.
At this Wim Hof retreat you will experience the breathing exercises, mindset/focus training and optional cold exposure. This is a highly transformational experience. The goal to give you tools to positively influence your autoimmune system, improve your energy level, get your body strong and flexible and get more focus. This awareness improves the balance between body and mind. Every participant will also receive various tools to help them with the journey afterwards. Get inspired and learn new things during this intense weekend.
You will experience a range of powerful and relaxing breathing techniques and their different purposes. Breathing techniques include:
Nose vs mouth breathing
Belly breathing vs chest breathing
Several Wim Hof Method Breathing techniques
Advanced Breathing Techniques
Apart from experiencing the different breathing methods I share the science and physiology of the different breathing methods and the differences and how you can use the techniques in your daily life. Results you can expect:
Techniques to calm your mind
Clean up blockages in your body
A way to influence your autonomic nerve system and your hormonal system
Sharpness and focus (at work)
Increase energy instantly
FRIDAY 07.02.2020 / INTRO AND INTEGRATION
17.00–17.30 Arrival and accommodation
17.30–20.00 Intro and welcome and how to integrate this retreat The weekend begins with an introduction and the overall view of how you can integrate this retreat into your daily life.
Apart from cold training and breathing techniques Wim Hof Method promotes a lifestyle that allows for almost anything while staying healthy, fit with a flow of happy hormones daily. It costs you about 10 minutes a day. You don’t have to go to the gym unless you really want to. This lifestyle, called Body Zen, is a way to optimize your physical and mental performance and wellbeing. Dropping (or gaining) weight is just a positive side effect of Body Zen. If you learn to use your body properly you will become more energetic, happier and healthier. Body Zen is a simple and effective way to change your metabolism and for some even to physically even become younger in time.
20.00–21.15. Manor's dinner time
SATURDAY 08.02.2020 / THE POWER OF BREATHING
08.15–09.15. Manor's breakfast
09.30-13.00 Wim Hof Breath and DMT breath(with possible breaks)
13.00-14.30 Lunch break and time for short walk or rest
14.30-16.30 Pranayama and Transformational Breath®
16.30-17.00 A short break
17.00-17.45 Sharing, questions & answers
17.45-18.30 Free time
18.30-20.00 Delicious vegetarian Villa Mandala dinner
20.00-21.30 Manor's sauna
SUNDAY 09.02.2020 / THE WIM HOF METHOD
08.15–09.15. Manor's breakfast
9.30–10.30. Benchmarks, theory Wim Hof Method
You will learn how to optimize breathing mechanics and general breathing pattern and practice meditation and breathing to improve focus
10:30 -12:00 Wim Hof Breathing Session
12.00–13.00 1st ice bath session. You will learn to control the stress response, to know how to use cold as ultimate mental training tool, and also to understand how to use gradual cold exposure to increase cold tolerance.
13.00–14.00 Manor's lunch
14.00–15.00 Advanced Breathing session. You will understand how to use breathing to achieve deep meditative states, and to work with the breath to achieve a transformation of the mind
15.00–15.45 2nd ice bath session. During this session you will receive a deeper understanding of the thermoregulation and generating heat using brown fat activation.
At this stage you already have the basic understanding of the breathing physiology.
BEFORE THE RETREAT
To get the most out of this workshop you should regularly practice the basic WHM breathing exercise. You also have some experience in cold exposure by taking showers in advance of the retreat. If you would like to make the most out of the two ice bath sessions you should regularly expose yourself to the cold. It’s not about how long you can stay under a cold shower but being aware how your body is reacting to the changes in temperature.
BENEFITS OF THE WIM HOF METHOD
- be able to influence your autoimmune system
- energetic throughout the day
- sharpness and focus for better performance
- cope with stress better
- easier to deal with challenges and fear
- improves health and strengthens resilience
- improved performance in sports
- better recovery after exercise
Easy clothing, bathing suit, large towel, flip-flops, warm clothes, hat, gloves.
BETTER NOT TO DO THIS COURSE IF YOU
- are pregnant,
- suffer from epilepsy,
- have Raynaud second degree
- suffer from extreme cardiovascular illnesses or heart attack risk
- have a very high blood pressure
Tim van der Vliet
Tim van der Vliet is a teacher, Hay House author, runs the option desk at a hedge fund and is a father of 4 children. Apart from a healthy lifestyle he has learned how breathing properly helps him feel calmer, be healthier and cope with stress better. And even that he can influence his auto immune system and alkalize his blood through light exercise and breathing. This comes in handy in his busy, but no stress, lifestyle. Tim has been trained personally by the world famous Wim Hof (aka 'The Iceman') whose techniques for mastering the mind-body connection are being studied by scientific institutions around the world. Tim is best described as a “Freedom Teacher”. Wherever you are in your path, it is always possible to attain some kind of freedom. Being free may be the ultimate goal in live.
With his family Rob lives on an old cargo freighter in the centre of Amsterdam, which enables him to swim in open water every day of the year, first thing after waking up. He is known as Mr. Breath and aside breathing as a specialty, he loves the combination with challenging the cold and other techniques to improve the connection with the body.
In his practice Mr. Breath he facilitates breath sessions for people with mainly stress-related issues, to help them to (re)connect with their body.
With simple, effective techniques, he invites people to discover their limitless inner strength. Rob was trained personally by Wim Hof in The Wim Hof Method and is grateful to accompany people to live up to their full potential and live a strong, healthy and happy life!
Book your Spot
Our reservation system is coded in Finnish language. If you want to book yourself a spot, please fill in the form under the following buttons with the help of this Finnish-English dictionary:
Yritys -> Company
Etunimi -> First name
Sukunimi -> Surname
Katuosoite -> Street Address
Postinumero -> Postal Code (number)
Postitoimipaikka -> City
Sähköposti -> E-mail
Gsm-numero -> Phone number
Syntymäaika -> Date of Birth
Into the empty boxes under these questions you can write extra information such as your travel company, possible physical limitations, allergies and diets.
Remember to tick the squared boxes - they are a waiver of liability in Finnish and ask you to take full responsibility of your health when participating on this retreat. By ticking the boxes you assure that you, your heirs or legal representatives forever release, waive, discharge and covenant not to sue the instructor(s) or the Villa Mandala (or it’s staff) for any injury or other unexpected outcome caused by my voluntary participation in this retreat.