What is the Fundamentals course?
The Fundamentals course is an online video course that teaches you the Wim Hof Method through a series of fun and easy instructional videos.
With his characteristic deep, warm voice, Wim Hof teaches you the power of the breath and cold, guiding you every step of the way on a natural path to strength, health and happiness.
As you make your way through the course, you develop a consistent practice that you can sustain on your own once the course has finished.
Each class is centered around an aspect of everyday life that the Wim Hof Method can help improve— such as stress, creativity, and sleep.
Wim illustrates how WHM practice and its underlying biochemistry relate back to each of these. Understanding how your mindset, together with WHM breathing and controlled exposure to cold, influences and modulates things like stress, sleep or inflammation, allows you to develop the ability to tune your WHM practice to a specific part of your life that you would like to optimize or resolve.
Before Wim takes you through the techniques, certified yogi Mariken limbers you up with a series of stretch exercises. All the poses have simpler variations so that people of all levels of fitness and flexibility can partake.
You reinforce your practice throughout the week with additional homework assignments. These include further breathing sessions, and of course the infamous cold shower. As you get further into the course, the assignments get progressively more challenging, gradually building up your mental and physical strength and resilience.
The course comes with a workbook that provides a very helpful structural framework. Logging your results each week not only helps keep you accountable, but quantifying your progress and seeing it back on a page can be tremendously motivating. This in turn translates to even better results, further driving your excitement and motivation, thus creating a positive feedback loop.
When you sign up for the Fundamentals course, ten One-on-One episodes are automatically unlocked in the free WHM app— one for each week. These are audio files of Wim talking you through a breathing session, accompanied by a soothing ambient tune. They can be downloaded for offline playback so that Wim’s calming voice is always with you, whether you’re in a cafe without WiFi or an off-the-grid cabin in the woods.
Wim in (almost) any language
Love is a universal language and so is the Wim Hof Method.
The English language version of the Fundamentals video course is available with the following subtitles: EN, NL, DE, ES, FR, PT & RU
To support the global community of Hoffers, the Fundamentals course is also available in these languages:
During the Group lessons, Wim is joined by six participants from widely varying backgrounds. Hear these people say in their own words what they've gotten out of this course and what the Wim Hof Method means for them:
Difference with the Classic course
The Fundamentals course is essentially a reimagined version of the Classic 10-Week video course.
Shot in Poland back before Wim Hof was a household name, the Classic course takes a no frills approach. There are no slick video transitions or professional yogi, it’s just Wim teaching you his method in a straightforward manner. Some prefer this over the slick production values of the Fundamentals.
If you’re not sure which course to go with, check out this side-by-side comparison.