You can achieve much more than you think

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The Wim Hof Method is based on three pillars which are breathing, cold therapy and commitment. When you combine these three, you will get a powerful force which can bring great changes into your life.

We set the mind into the state of determination, ease and relaxation even in situations in which we do not usually feel comfortable. We learn to observe our thoughts, emotions and our body as an object; all this while being aware that we are the subject, the observer.

Being aware that we are the observers creates room for acceptance and relaxation in any situation. In this setting, the breathing exercise we practice before exposure to the cold is crucial. Apart from altered state of consciousness and mindset, the breathing exercise causes changes in biochemical processes in the body, making it easier for us to relax in the cold and accept it.

The cold is our mirror. When our thought patterns create tension and defiance in stressful situations, we are set to rejection. This setting and exposure to the cold do not go together and that is the moment the person escapes the cold.

When I enter the cold with humility, in relaxed state and awareness of myself as the observer (self-awareness), I accept the cold and experience an ecstatic enjoyment of connection and altered state of consciousness. Exposure to the cold is a way to quieten internally and just be. This way we can reach our deepest essence.

The Wim Hof Method is even known to relieve symptoms of diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson‘s disease, asthma, sarcoidosis, vasculitis and other autoimmune diseases.

Wim Hof

Wim Hof is 60 years old and he comes from the Netherlands. During his life he has achieved some extraordinary things, he has 21 Guinness records. Working on the three pillars allows him to consciously control his breathing, heart rate, circulation of the blood and enables him to endure extreme temperatures.

Some of his achievements:

  • Running a half marathon above the Arctic Circle, barefoot and only wearing shorts
  • Swimming 66 meters under ice without additional breathing
  • Hanging on one finger in the altitude of 2,000 m
  • Climbing the world’s highest mountains only wearing shorts
  • Running a full marathon in the Namib desert without drinking
  • Spending two hours covered in ice up to chin

Three pillars of Wim Hof Method

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Cold therapy

The cold is our friend, a guide through the transformation and one of the three pillars of the Wim Hof Method. Balanced exposure to the cold brings a wave of health benefits including the build-up of brown fat and burning white fat.

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Breathing

Breathing is the second pillar of the Wim Hof Method. We always breathe but most of the time we are unaware of it as well as of its huge potential. Conscious breathing increases the amount of life energy and reduces the level of stress.

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Commitment

The third pillar of the Wim Hof Method is the foundation of the other two:  exposure to the cold as well as conscious breathing require patience, determination and persistency to be fully mastered.

What we offer

Teaching through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical experience – breathing, cold therapy and commitment.

Intensive Wim Hof Method Workshop

A full day WHM workshop (basic level)

This course brings a complete and comprehensive view of the individual elements of the Wim Hof Method. We look closely at the context of our life and the patterns of our minds which we consciously change during the breathing practise and cold exposure so that we can make our life more effective in the pursuit of happiness, strength and health.

134 EUR (price includes lecturer, lunch, professional photographer).

You can read more information about the workshop here.

The Wim Hof Method Adventure

The Wim Hof Method Adventure

In the heart of the Czech Republic, Kouty hotel

We have prepared this experience in order to bring valuable and complete knowledge to a loving life. We will guide you through the routines we practice in our daily lives so that you would be able to incorporate them to your life effectively. We will show you different breathing exercises and we will practice them repeatedly. You will learn different interesting facts about your breath and breathing.

We will introduce basic techniques of ego and recognition of ego protection. We will show you how to go through a conflict consciously and effectively. You will learn 3 laws of a healthy ego. We consider education in the field of the inner world crucial for the quality of life. We will get to know the surrounding landscape barefooted.

During the musical course, you will learn basic techniques of playing the Djembe drums. We will adopt the rhythm and transfer it into the sound. Playing the drum has a lot in common with cold exposure. Learning to play often seems too difficult and unattainable over a short period

of time. But the experience says otherwise. Everybody has a rhythm in them, for example rhythm of the heart or breath and we will learn to transfer these to the drum in tune with the others. Tuning to the common rhythm unites the collective spirit which is so important during the stay.

WHM Adventure brings:

  • Manual to safe and effective cold exposure
  • Cold exposure in icy water
  • Mastering breathing techniques
  • Manual to meditations and their daily practice
  • Manual to training with your own body
  • Barefoot hiking
  • Concentration techniques, recognition and resolving crisis situations techniques
  • Basics of orientation in the inner world (mindset) – How to control your ego, lead a conflict, forgive and accept?(source: Univerzita Vedomého Života)
  • Perceptive step, posture and conscious running (Matúš Svinčák) www.ventrocentrum.sk
  • Playing the djembe drums with experienced drummer (Javor Divotvor) www.facebook.com/javorpercussionist/

Who is the stay for?

Are you interested in the quality of life? Do you feel you can move forward in your personal development? Are you interested in the body and mind potential? Are you interested in topics such as the inner world, cold exposure, breathing, meditation, movement, barefoot walking and playing musical instruments? Would you like to meet people who are open to life and change?

During this four-day stay, we will open up to spontaneity and playfulness which are within us. We will awaken the strength which is locked by the limiting mind patterns we gained during the first seven years of our lives.

There will be enough time to relax and for other activities during the stay. If you want to come with your family, your loved ones are welcome on the premises even if they are not participating.

Price of the stay

The price 289 EUR paid in advance, includes:

  • lecturers – Martin Thám, Matúš Svinčák and Javor Divotvor
  • professional photographer (you will get access to high-quality photographs to download after the course is finished)

Accommodation and good quality food in the price of 111 EUR is to be paid on the spot in the hotel. The accommodation is from Thursday to Sunday, the meals from Thursday, starting with dinner and the last meal is a Sunday lunch.

More Days Stay - WHM Low Tatras

More Days Stay – WHM Low Tatras (level I.)

Krpáčovo, hotel Polianka, in a beautiful place of solitude near a mountain lake

The experience that the WHM stay brings is authentic. Our goal is to teach you to use the Wim Hof Method in your daily life. The intention is to acquire authentic way of living. The long-term and unbreakable fulfilment and joy of life goes together with the ability to live an authentic life. One of the three pillars of the method is working with the mind. Besides different kinds of exposure to cold and breathing methods, this stay is focused on the third pillar of the method, the inner world that is in each of us. This course is guided by Matúš Svinčák and Martin Thám.

It is not obligatory to have participated in Intensive WHM workshop (basic level). However, I warmly recommend it. In the intensive one-day course we focus on different parts of the Wim Hof method in more detail. Feel free to contact us and we will arrange the date of the course in English. Nevertheless, you can also come as a newcomer and you will learn everything you need during the stay.

Winter stay brings:

A.) Quality preparation for cold walk

  • we will describe the signals that tell us that „now it´s time to get dressed“
  • we will describe in detail how this kind of cold exposure works and what to be careful about
  • we will teach you techniques to focus which allow us to go through all this with ease (to harmonize your steps with your breath, and so on)
  • crisis situations, how to recognize them, how to deal with them effectively, safely and accurately

Will I manage the trail, you choose?

I always answer that we choose the trail after we get to know the capabilities and potential of the group. We also perceive weather, which is an important part of the choice of route and its length. This stay is not focused on extreme winter hiking exposure to cold, for such type of exposure we plan to prepare a special course level III.

This stay is for hikers beginners as well as advanced ones and serves to learn the basics of this interesting kind of exposure to cold. Later it is advisable to try more demanding hiking, but our experience shows that for the beginning is better a lighter terrain and focusing more on our interior in peaceful places with less tourists.

B.) Cold exposure in mountain lake

Instructions, our guide and experience of cold exposure in Tatran ice lake. Here we answer all the practical questions. This is done in the form of a vigilant ritual, by the fire and we will enjoy the atmosphere in a circle of friends.

C.) Orientation in our inner world (mindset – third pillar of WHM)

We will immerse into the basics of:

  • recognition of the ego as life and health protection tool
  • discovering 5 steps to protect it
  • 3 laws of healthy ego
  • conscious conflict
  • We will open these topics at their basic level so that we can apply them to the practice of the Wim Hof method and life. We will do various exercises and model situations. This is an introduction to topics that Matúš Svinčák and Martin Thám teach in full depth at the University of Conscious Life (www.vedomaskola.sk).

D.) DMT breathing exercise

  • This breathing is more intense and longer than basic WHM breathing
  • Duration over 1 hour
  • Breathing is accompanied by a sound bath of Javor Divotvor, Martin Tham and a support group
  • The body is said to be able to produce DMT during this breathing exercise.

What is DMT? Read more here.

E.) Basic connection of healthy body posture, firm and stable step and its feeling guided by Matúš Svinčák

F.) Basics of playing Djembe drums with music lecturer Javor Divotvor.

Price of the stay

The price of 399 euros for a 5-day stay (or 349 euros for 4-day stay) includes:

  • Lectures
  • Professional photographer (you will get quality photos after your stay for download)

The price does not include meals and accommodation. Accommodation, quality, nutritious and tasty meals and wellness for the price of 186 euros for a 5-day stay or 143 euros for a 4-day stay is to be paid directly at the hotel. For more info go to www.polianka.sk.

More Days Stay - WHM in the heart of Czech Republic

More Days Stay – WHM in the heart of Czech Republic (level I.)

In the heart of Czech Republic, Hotel Kouty

The experience that the WHM stay brings is authentic. Our goal is to teach you to use the Wim Hof Method in your daily life. The intention is to acquire authentic way of living. The long-term and unbreakable fulfilment and joy of life goes together with the ability to live an authentic life. One of the three pillars of the method is working with the mind. Besides different kinds of exposure to cold and breathing methods, this stay is focused on the third pillar of the method, the inner world that is in each of us. This course is guided by Matúš Svinčák and Martin Thám.

It is not obligatory to have participated in intensive WHM workshop (basic level). However, I warmly recommend it. In the intensive one-day course we focus on different parts of the Wim Hof method in more detail. Feel free to contact us and we will arrange the date of the course in English. Nevertheless, you can also come as a newcomer and you will learn everything you need during the stay.

Winter stay brings:

A.) Quality preparation for cold walk

  • we will describe the signals that tell us that „now it´s time to get dressed“
  • we will describe in detail how this kind of cold exposure works and what to be careful about
  • we will teach you techniques to focus which allow us to go through all this with ease (to harmonize your steps with your breath, and so on)
  • crisis situations, how to recognize them, how to deal with them effectively, safely and accurately

Will I manage the trail, you choose?

I always answer that we choose the trail after we get to know the capabilities and potential of the group. We also perceive weather, which is an important part of the choice of route and its length. This stay is not focused on extreme winter hiking exposure to cold, for such type of exposure we plan to prepare a special course level III.

This stay is for hikers beginners as well as advanced ones and serves to learn the basics of this interesting kind of exposure to cold. Later it is advisable to try more demanding hiking, but our experience shows that for the beginning is better a lighter terrain and focusing more on our interior in peaceful places with less tourists.

B.) Cold exposure in mountain lake

Instructions, our guide and experience of cold exposure in mountain ice lake. Here we answer all the practical questions. This is done in the form of a vigilant ritual, by the fire and we will enjoy the atmosphere in a circle of friends.

C.) Orientation in our inner world (mindset – third pillar of WHM)

We will immerse into the basics of:

  • recognition of the ego as life and health protection tool
  • discovering 5 steps to protect it
  • 3 laws of healthy ego
  • conscious conflict
  • We will open these topics at their basic level so that we can apply them to the practice of the Wim Hof method and life. We will do various exercises and model situations. This is an introduction to topics that Matúš Svinčák and Martin Thám teach in full depth at the University of Conscious Life (www.vedomaskola.sk).

D.) DMT breathing exercise

  • This breathing is more intense and longer than basic WHM breathing
  • Duration over 1 hour
  • Breathing is accompanied by a sound bath of Javor Divotvor, Martin Tham and a support group
  • The body is said to be able to produce DMT during this breathing exercise.

What is DMT? Read more here.

E.) Basic connection of healthy body posture, firm and stable step and its feeling guided by Matúš Svinčák

F.) Basics of playing Djembe drums with music lecturer Javor Divotvor.

PRICE OF THE STAY

The price of 399 euros for a 5-day stay includes:

  • Lectures
  • Professional photographer (you will get quality photos after your stay for download)

The price does not include meals and accommodation. Accommodation, quality, nutritious and tasty meals and saunas for the price of 178 EUR is to be paid directly at the hotel. For more info go to www.hotelkouty.cz

Lectures

Lecture with breathing excercise and meditation

The length of the lectures including breathing exercises is between 1.5 to 4 hours. Negotiable price. Contact us for more information.

Private workshops

Private WHM workshops for more attendants

  • Basic level
  • Level I
  • Level II
  • 5 to 7-day stay (level I. or level II.) – from the beginning to hiking in shorts in the winter. Negotiable price.

Contact us for more information.

Tailored services

We can tailor our services to meet your needs and a common agreement. We provide programmes for teambuilding, events, but also education in schools, kindergartens and universities. We work with sportspeople, top athletes but also with people with different health conditions.

We always find a way. We cooperate with Martin Rohrich, an expert on Neuro and BioFeedback, with whom we set effective means of practice and methods for different health conditions and limitations so that the body and mind can gradually and safely strengthen.

Offer for companies

We can tailor our services to meet the requirements of your company and the common agreement.

Experience gift vouchers

If you want a present for someone who wold like to take part in the intensive Wim Hof method workshop or the more days stay – WHM Nízke Tatry or WHM in the heart of Czech Republic, you can give them our gift voucher as a present.

“Martin is a great instructor and inspiring and wise person. The community of people around him is very nice. Before I didn´t like the cold so much that I didn´t even want to go out in the winter. The Wim Hof Method helps me in many things I did not expect: I focus better, I can put up with much more stressful situations and relax, I am healthier (it prevents inflammations) and I enjoy being outside in cold weather, I can even walk barefoot and I don´t get ill. I have more joy of life and I am really grateful for that.”

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Lucia Suďová

manager

“What people would value most about Martin is his professional attitude, focus and advanced work with Ego thanks to which he will always give you more than you expect from the courses. When I say more, I mean a different attitude to stress, to life and to common standards which limits us. Using his philosophy, Martin knows to break many vicious circles and to really move you one level higher in your personal development and own consciousness. I am grateful to him that every time we meet, he inspires me by some deep thought.”

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Dušan Plichta

Founder of Powerlogy

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