Deep Dive Weekend Experience Wim Hof Method

WHM Weekend

DISCOVER THE POWER OF BREATH, ICE AND FOCUS!

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. 

PROGRAM: 

Friday June 2nd

18:00 – 19:00: Registration

19:00 – 22:00: The basics

  • Introduction of the method and the program
  • Basic Wim Hof Method breathing techniques
  • Specific ways to fine-tune the breathing to your own body
  • Exploring the link between breath, heart-rate and nervous system
  • Q&A

Saturday June 3rd

09:30 – 10:00: Morning cold-plunge and horse-stance at Kitsilano beach

10:00 – 13:00: Advanced breathing techniques and physiology

  • Transformational “DMT” Breathing session
  • Breathing for athletic performance
  • The science on influencing the nervous and immune system
  • Hacking into the science of mindset, emotion, meditation and focus

13:00 - 14:00: Lunchbreak

Healthy Snacks, smoothies and coffee

14:00 - 16:00: Cold physiology, icebath preparation

  • Increasing metabolism through breathing and focus
  • Improving nervous system control and circulation
  • Enhancing general health through cold-exposure 
  • Training the stress and fight/flight response
  • Scientific explanations about physiology in adaptation to cold

16:00 - 17:00: Ice bath at Kitsilano beach.

Sunday June 4th

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:

  • Breathing session in the woods
  • Bare-chested hike
  • Glacial or icy river swim
  • Outdoors movement and Yoga practice

(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)

WHAT TO BRING: 

  • Some snacks and a water bottle 
  • Swimming attire and a towel
  • Bathrobe and slippers are (optional)
  • Comfortable clothing to wear during the day (Friday-Saturday)
  • A backpack with a full set of warm winter clothing (Sunday)          

NO WORRIES!

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.

LOCATION

Restore Human @ Sacred Space

3574 W 4th Ave, Kitsilano, Vancouver

Number of seats available: 20

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING

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 quest to improve my inner potential and to find the most cutting edge biohacking methods and technology for over 20 years now… 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 FinlandI 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


Location

3574 W 4th Ave, Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC, Canada