Intensive week 'Arctic Vitality'

Schweibenalp With Linda Koeman
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One of three themes covered in Intensive week 'Arctic Vitality' is Nature

Nature

One of three themes covered in Intensive week 'Arctic Vitality' is Ice Bath

Ice Bath

One of three themes covered in Intensive week 'Arctic Vitality' is Breathing

Breathing

What you get

Connect to your inner power by
daily breathing
dips in river
unique sweat lodge
nature hikes
yoga
theory
organic food
Breath, focus and response to cold: we go deep this intensive week in the Swiss Alps. Experience your full potential!

An intensive course on self-awareness through focus, breath and response

Highlights

  • Powerfull breathing exercises
  • Unique sweatlodge ceremony
  • Beautifull hikes with stunning views
    • to the top of mountain Ax Alp
    • along frozen waterfalls
    • through a breathtaking gorge
  • Organic homemade food, vegan, gluten free, lactorse free and other diets possible 

 

A typical day during Arctic Vitality

Waking up before sunrise, starting with breathing exercises, followed by a dip into the ice cold river. After a healty organic breakfast we go out for a walk in the beautiful surrounding. Along charming frozen waterfalls, through an amazing gorge or hike to the top of mountain Ax Alp and see nothing around but snow. We will also have sessions of physical exercise, practice of focus, meditation and teachings. On top of that we have the special opportunity to participate in a traditional sweat lodge ceremony. 

The first 2-3 days days we introduce you to powerful techniques and exercises. The aim is to become fully aware of your breathing pattern and being able to control it. On top, you practice a strong focus and become aware of the responses of body, mind and surroundings.

On days 4-7 we dive deeper, go further. You learn more powerful breathing exercises in order to gain strength, practice focus to center yourself. Opening yourself to whatever is inside and thereby becoming aware. The ultimate way to practice this is during the challenging hikes in the beautiful surroundings. The sweat lodge ceremony supports this process.

Daily schedule:

  • 06:30 - 07:00 Wake up, take a cold shower 
  • 07:00 - 08:00 Session 1 
  • 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 13:00 Session 2
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 18:00 Session 3
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Dinner
  • 19:00 - 21:00 Session 4

The morning session before breakfast we will do breathing exercises. They are most effective when done on an empty stomach. In session 2 and 3 we will practice cold exposure, do yoga exercises, train focus, sharings, give theoretical background and explain our methods. We will use different ways of cold exposure like exercises outside, take a dip in the river or hike through the wonderful environment. The evening session is dedicated to develop your focus. Also there will be some free time.

 

Scientific tool

In this training we will use this E4 Empatica to monitor you realtime respons.

What's in it for you?

  •  Increase your energy levels
  •  Strenghten your immune system
  •  Influence the nervous system
  •  Detoxify your body
  •  Learn to control your breath in any circumstance
  •  Learn a strong and centered focus 
  •  Learn the abiltiy to respond in life 
  •  Learn how to generate heat using your body and mind

Included

  • Experienced teacher + assistent
  • All workshops and activities
  • Good security provided during hikes
  • Participation in Sweatlodge ceremony
  • 7 nights accomodation in shared rooms
  • Organic homemade food

Accommodation 

We stay in nice shared rooms with good shared bathroom facilities on each floor. For a surcharge you can book double or single rooms (limited availability). You can stay longer or arrive early (for skiing, hiking, rest etc).

How to prepare

1. Take a 60 seconds cold shower after your hot shower. Pay attention to breathing. Breath out as slowly as possible. Keep your shoulders low, relax and enjoy!

2. Follow a dayworkshop or do online fundamental course

3. Bucket exercise for hands and feet. One icecube cold bucket, one warm. 1 minute cold, 20 sec out, 1 minute warm. and so on; 4 times cold-3 times warm. Start & finish with cold. 

Times arrival and departure

Arctic Vitality starts at 17:00 on the day of arrival, with check in, dinner at 18:00 and first session at 19:15. We finish at 14:00 on the day of departure, after lunch. 

Adress event location 
Schweibenalp 1206, 3855 Brienz, Switserland 

How to reach the Accomodation

  •  Participants can drive to the location. Distance and hours drive from
    • Utrecht, Netherlands: 850 km; 8,5 hours drive
    • Köln, Germany: 640 km; 6 hours drive
    • Frankfurt, Germany: 475 km; 5 hours drive
    • Milan, Italy: 280 km; 3,5 hours drive
  • Take a plane and arrive at the airport of Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg or Zurich. From there take a train to Brienz (frequently; takes 3 hours, €55). Then take a bus or taxi to Schweibenalp (20 minutes).

 

After signing up

After signing up you will receive an e-mail with a link to a form. Please fill out this form to let me know your level of experience in the differrent fields. Then we have ain incheck-talk by phone about your experience and I will give some suggestions to practice, so you will be even better prepared. It gives me the opportunity to design the program even better to your circumstances. In this way, you can take the most out of your week!

What to bring

Swim wear, watershoes, shorts, hiking shoes, anti-slip crampon, glove, hat, small backpack. You receive detailed packing list

Food

All food is organic and homemade.
Vegan, gluten free, lactose free and other diets possible. Please let me know.