An intensive course on self-awareness through focus, breath and response
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.
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.
In this training we will use this E4 Empatica to monitor you realtime respons.
What's in it for you?
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
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!