This three-day, in-depth session will be will be jam-packed with insights, scientific explanations and advanced techniques to help you master the ground-breaking breathing, focus, and cold adaptation techniques to increase vitality, controle stress, influence the immune system and uncover the hidden abilities of your physiology. An incredibly simple, insanely effective and scientifically proven way to unleash personal potential. Whether you are a complete beginner, have done the 10-week course, or have just been practicing on your own, this seminar will provide answers to your questions, questions to your answers, and take you to the next level.
The seminar will be led by Kasper van der Meulen: head teacher of the Wim Hof Academy, bestselling author and science teacher with over ten thousand hours of experience in teaching science, self-mastery, and the Wim Hof Method.
18:00 – 19:00: Registration
19:00 – 22:00: The basics
09:30 – 10:00: Morning cold-plunge and horse-stance at Kitsilano beach
10:00 – 13:00: Advanced breathing techniques and physiology
13:00 - 14:00: Lunchbreak
Healthy Snacks, smoothies and coffee
14:00 - 16:00: Cold physiology, icebath preparation
16:00 - 17:00: Ice bath at Kitsilano beach.
11:00 – 17:00: Into the wild
On the last day of the seminar, you will venture out into hard nature to truly test what you have learned. It will be a day of meditation, application and playful exploration of the techniques in relation to the elements. This day will feature:
(the exact location will be announced later. It will be at about an hour’s drive from central Vancouver. Carpool options can be arranged on Saturday)
Everybody can participate at their own level, no pressure, just a lot of fun! If you have any conditions concerning your health or blood circulation, please contact us beforehand (check with your physician to be sure). Please take a short cold shower every day leading up to the event. After the normal warm shower, turn off the hot water and stay under the cold shower until you can breathe normally again. Don’t put the head under the cold water and don’t stay much longer than 1 minute in the cold shower. This way, you will have an idea of how the body reacts to the cold.
Restore Human @ Sacred Space
3574 W 4th Ave, Kitsilano, Vancouver
Number of seats available: 20
Kasper has the advantage of seeing the underlying principles and putting them into plain English. As an experienced science teacher, he’s trained in breaking down complex ideas into bitesized and digestible chunks. He’s probably the best person to learn this stuff from. (Excerpt from NY Times bestseller “What Doesn’t Kill Us”)
~ Scott Carney, Investigative Journalist
Kasper taught me to listen to the body and respond to my needs, while growing control of my fight-or-flight vs. rest-and-recover systems to my needs. The truly great thing about learning from Kasper is the effectiveness of his explanation and teaching. By lifting the curtain of the science so simply and understandably, I found it super easy to decide which methods could be used where in my training and performance preparation.
~ Tom Shields, World Class Swimmer, Olympic Gold Medalist
Kasper always asks the right questions, quickly discerning where the patterns of behaviour have been formed and which solutions there are for certain life blocks. He is pragmatic, yet playful, serious, yet childlike, well informed yet not fixed in his thoughts. And he understands that being a teacher is being a student, which is why his passion in teaching really shines.
~ Charlie Winston, Nr 1 Hit Recording and Performing Artist
I have been on a quest to find the most cutting edge biohacking methods and technologies for over 20 years. However, what I learned from Kasper in a single weekend inspired me to dedicate myself much further into very simple yet, tremendously effective principals that I am now using daily. Not only to propel my already successful dance career further, but to enhance my life in every area. Kasper has an inspiring and extremely effective way of teaching and breaking complex ideas into very practical things you can do immediately to benefit your life. If you are serious about personal development, find this guy!
~ Mikko Kemppe, World Class Dancer, Founder of Biohacking Center Finland
Kaspers inspiring teachings opened my eyes to some amazing abilities of the human body that I had never even heard of. His applicable techniques and clear cut explanations of the scientific background were highly impressive to me and my athletes. The applications for athletic performance, active recovery and general well-being make for an absolutely invaluable set of tools for any athlete.
~ Antoni Hardonk, UFC Veteran, Owner of Dynamix MMA, Los Angeles
Kasper is one of my top life teachers! I felt total support and trust in Kasper’s instruction. He has an amazing depth of knowledge and was able to inspire me to want to know the science that supports these methods. Whether we were practicing breath, meditating in 33 degree water or studying biology, Kasper knew his stuff and in the end, made sure we did. My training with Kasper has been transformative and life changing.
~ Diana Christinson, MA Psychology, Owner of “Pacific Ashtanga”
Through all of the education in my life in the fields of science, biology and chiropractic school, Kasper has excelled as one of the best. He is masterful at taking complex topics and making them simple. He uses innovative education techniques to teach in creative and empowering ways. If you want to be a better human and optimize your potential, just spend some time learning from this guy.
~ Dr Trisha Smith, Sports Therapist, Wim Hof Method Instructor
Kaspers unique teaching style combines knowledge, cleverness and humor with a direct yet compassionate attitude. I remember thinking “man, this guy really gives a sh*t.” I follow several key players in the biohacking scene and Kasper is by far the most authentic, articulate, and insightful of the bunch. As much as he has changed his own life for the better, he has also unlocked the ability to share those methods in fresh and impactful way. He is a teacher as well as a role model, and that is truly a gift in this modern day and age.
~ Joel Artz, Graphic Designer, Wim Hof Method Instructor