Wim Hof Method Academy
Are you interested in becoming the next WHM instructor?
When the WHM is practiced in the correct way, it contributes to a healthy, strong and happy life. As a certified Instructor you can teach and guide others in the Wim Hof Method and form a tribe closer to home.
The Academy program consists of three Modules, detailed below. All three must be completed in order to certify.
Our Fundamentals Online Course will get you acquainted with practicing the Wim Hof Method. The course will give you the tools and techniques to develop your own practice, and provide you with relevant experience to pass on when learning to teach the Method.
Completion of our Fundamentals video course grants eligibility to apply for the Online Instructor Course. In addition, you are expected to familiarize yourself with the basic physiological principles underlying the Wim Hof Method.
Module II is our Online Instructor Course. This course is specially designed for prospective instructors. The video course program covers both the theory and practice of the Wim Hof Method. It consists of 10 parts. In each part, we will focus on a topic related to the WHM. You will delve into physiology; breathing, cold exposure, physical exercises, learn about mindset, our body’s systems, the scientific studies, safety aspects, etc. We finish each Module with homework and exercises.
- You must have completed the Fundamentals video course to be eligible for application for the Advanced Course.
- Instructors do not offer any of the Academy Modules directly, and you can only apply and register through this website.
- As a general rule the Trajectory has to be completed in one year. Please consider this carefully when applying.
This final leg will test you on what you have been taught and practiced during the Online Instructor Course, as well as on your ability to teach prospective participants. We expect instructors to have all the knowledge and practices ready before attending Module III. Keep in mind that the Module III is primarily meant for evaluation of all that has been learned in preparation for the Module. Next to this, we will delve deeper into your practice and understanding during a 5-day training program.
This part of the training is led by a certified Wim Hof Method Instructor. Wim may be present, but this is not guaranteed.
Successfully finishing the Master Module will allow you to become a Certified WHM Level 1 Instructor, and enables you to host Level 1 activities (eg. WHM Breathing Classes, WHM Fundamentals Workshops, 5-10 week courses). After one year, you can apply for promotion to Level 2. This will guarantee a certain degree of competence and allows you to host Level 2 activities, including Travel events.
Note: You must have successfully completed the Online Instructor Course to qualify for, and be invited to Module III. To become certified, all three must be completed successfully.
What is the Wim Hof Method Academy?
The Academy is the Wim Hof Method branch that oversees the training of Wim Hof Method Instructors. It also provides continued support for existing Instructors, and safeguards the safety and quality standards of the Wim Hof Method.
Certified Wim Hof Method Instructors are required to adhere to the regulations and represent the brand professionally. Teaching the Wim Hof Method capably and responsibly requires a specific skill set. To become an Instructor you must:
- Be able to convey the correct technique in order to guarantee a safe and sustained practice
- Have a thorough grasp of the various physiological mechanisms that are impacted by the Wim Hof Method
- Be able to tailor the application of the Method to the characteristics of individual practitioners
- Possess presentation skills that translate to an enjoyable experience,showing that the Wim Hof Method is fun and accessible, ultimately incentivizing people to share our important message
- Minimum 2 years in teaching/coaching experience in a relevant working environment (e.g. teaching adults)
- Excellent teaching and/or coaching skills
- Commitment to the principles of Innerfire and to the Wim Hof Method
- Agree to the Wim Hof Method Manifesto
- You have practiced with cold exposure (including an ice bath)
- Good oral English skills (the Academy is only taught in English)
- First Aid Certificate
Note: We reserve the rights to not certify you if your proficiency is considered inadequate and/or if you do not meet the requirements.
Locations & pricing
Kick-off Academy Instructor Course 2021
The program kickstarts with a webinar that is mandatory to follow. Here we will inform you about the trajectory, and you will learn the ins and the outs of how to prepare yourself for our program. After the webinar, you will be automatically enrolled in the Online Instructor Course.
The webinar will be held on August 27th (4 PM CET) - It is currently possible to register for our 2021 Academy Program until July 16th.
Our Online Fundamentals Course will get you acquainted with practicing the Wim Hof Method. The course will give you the tools and techniques to develop your own practice and provide you with relevant experience to pass on when learning to teach the Method.
(Enrollment in our Fundamentals Course is required before applying for our Online Instructor Course)
Module II is our Online Instructor Course. The video course program covers both the theory and practice of the Wim Hof Method. It consists of 10 parts. In each part, we will focus on a topic related to the WHM. You will delve into physiology; breathing, cold exposure, physical exercises, learn about mindset, our body’s systems, scientific studies, safety aspects, etc. We finish each Module with homework and exercises.
Expected dates: January 28th until February 3rd, 2022
Poland – Przesieka or Spain - Pyrenees
Module III will be held in Europe (Poland or Spain). This final leg will test you on what you have been taught and practiced during the Online Instructor Course, as well as on your ability to teach prospective participants.
The price of Module II (Online Instructor Course) and Module III (5-day physical training) is €3499.00. ( Fundamentals Online Course not included) You can only register for the full trajectory.
Food and accommodation are included in the cost of Module III. Course material is included.
Duration: 8 months (approximately)
Study load: 180 Hours (includes contact hours, practice, homework and exercises)
Please take note of the following:
The Wim Hof Method Academy is only taught in English.
The Module content, certification criteria and Instructor Guide are examples only and we reserve the right to make amendments to the Academy Program as necessary.
This course is not intended for people who are pregnant or who suffer from epilepsy. People with cardiovascular health issues, or any other (serious) health conditions, should always consult a medical doctor before starting with the Wim Hof Method.
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