In our newly renovated retreat center Lysvoll located by the national mountain of Norway named Stetind we will dive deep into the Wim Hof Method.
Imagine you are sitting inside our cozy and warm living room looking outside the panorama windows. The fire is crackling in the background. You see the ocean fjord and the mountains surrounding you.
You feel at peace, balanced and most of all: alive!
The adventures you had during the day fill you with joy and a sense of achievement. Now a delicious dinner is about to be served and your new found friends call for you to join them at the table. Just as you want to get up you see a shimmer of green in the sky!
Aurora Borealis, also named Northern Lights, are shining upon on you.
This might be a possible moment on a beautiful evening in Lysvoll.
The Wim Hof Method is a highly effective set of techniques with many beneficial health effects.
The group experience and the chance to practice this intensive course over several days can often bring you a real personal transformation that extends to many areas of your life.
Often deep friendships evolve with others and oneself. Not forgetting a new found friendship with the cold which grants a big amount of freedom once established.
Other known health benefits and improvements are:
Improved immune-, nervous- and cardiovascular system
Increased energy and increased ability to concentrate
Transformation of habituated behaviors and limitations
Expansion of our comfort zone
Greater cold tolerance
The simple yet powerful WHM will be the center and backbone of our retreat and the scientific background of the method will be explained in short presentations.
Complimentary to the WHM we will use different 'tools' to bring balance to our body and mind:
Embodiment exercises (using movement to connect with our body and emotions)
Gratitude, intentions and mindfulness (change of perception)
Communication (true listening and intentive talking)
Nutrition (food is medicine or poison)
Walks and baths in nature (reconnecting to our natural habitat)
Fire ceremony and sweat lodge (cleansing and community)
Music and dance (stimulation of various impulses)
The additional program is meant to deepen our connection with ourselves and others and will be tailored towards our participants needs.
This week is for everyone who would like to explore and discover the possibilities of the human mind and body in a safe and fun environment. To learn the in-depth knowledge of the Wim Hof Method and how to implement it into your daily practice.
No matter if you are a beginner or an advanced practitioner of the Wim Hof Method, me and my team will do our best to give you what you need!
Everyone can participate according to their own ability and level of comfort.
First and most important is fun, learning and new fantastic experiences. If you suffer of any psychological or physical conditions please inform in advance to discuss further procedure and preparation.
A full prepared yet flexible schedule from early morning until dinner with room for personal free-time and resting periods. Getting your inner fire started!
Newly renovated Lysvoll lays in the Norwegian county of Nordland surrounded by mountains and the Atlantic Ocean (or Norwegian Sea) which is about 100 meters walking distance from our stay (see pictures in the slide show).
In the presence of this majestic scenery a deep re-connection with nature is possible and welcomed.
You will be staying in our cozy 2-4 person bedrooms. A big yoga/meditation room, spacious living room with fire place as well as a sweat lodge (Mongolian jurt) are available.
All pictures (except the one with Wim Hof on the top of Mount Snezka) are taken in and around Lysvoll.
Maximum participants: 15
There are two options when coming with the airplane:
Other possibilities by train, bus or car are possible all depending on where you come from. More information is available on request.
If you would like to come earlier and/or stay longer please let us know and we can see what we can arrange.
Comfortable and flexible clothing for the exercises
Warm winter clothing
Swim wear and towel
Slippers and water shoes
Ear plugs (reassure sleep if people snore)
Small blanket (or sleeping bag) to cover during breath work if needed
Bring your instrument if you are a musician
If you are new to cold exposure, you can start practicing by finishing your warm shower with 30-60 seconds of cold water only. Begin with your feet and then follow with your legs, your stomach, shoulders, neck and back. Focus on calming down your breath. Don’t put your head under the cold shower, it is better to skip the cold shower on the head for the first month. This way you will become more familiar with the way your body reacts to the cold.
"Daniel introduced me to the cold water and the Wim Hof method. With a powerful presence and empowering coaching he helped me to stay in my first really cold water. I will never forget that day!
Today I thrive in the cold, I regularly take baths in the winter ice water and enjoy the breath-work regularly. With live biofeedback you can see the tremendous effects this practice has on your nervous system. And again Daniel is the top teacher you want to use when you learn this method! That coming from someone who has years of training in breathing techniques and nervous system training. He is the Northern Iceman with a huge heart!"
"When I met Daniel and he started to tell me about the Wim Hof Method and taking ice cold baths, I thought he was crazy. What could you possibly get from a little bit of breathing and cold water? After knowing each other for a while and trying out my first immersion, I thought it was really mind boggling.
Now I do it 2 and sometimes even 3 times a week, I feel like almost an addict. Running in only shorts for 30 to 60 min makes me feel so much alive. Starting of with the WHM makes everything focused and easy, and it also helps whenever I feel down. Daniel is inspiring and a true fighter for the good in this world. I'm really grateful to have Daniel show me these amazing tools, they have really changed my life.”
If you have any further questions please feel welcome to contact me.
Look into my instructor profile for more personal information.
Your certified Wim Hof Method Instructor
Daniel Müller Gonzalez