Wim Hof Academy
We have an international team of certified WHM Instructors who teach the Wim Hof Method across the world. In order to do this effectively and responsibly, each prospective Instructor must complete our WHM Academy program, which consists of three separate Modules that together cover all the ins-and-outs of the Method, and provide an in-depth understanding of the physiological mechanisms at play.
In order to become an Instructor, you must have at least one year of experience in teaching and/or coaching adults. An official degree is not required, but you must clearly demonstrate the ability to confidently and competently guide a group of trainees.
When you have successfully completed the program, you will receive an official WHM certificate, accrediting you to provide WHM services for one year. This also means you then represent the Wim Hof Method brand and image, and must take care to always present yourself and your services accordingly.
When the year is up, you must renew your certification by participating in a mandatory refresher course to polish your knowledge and skills.
You can find more information on the individual Modules below, or click here for a downloadable file with all the specific requirements. Please note that as a general rule, the region that you select for the Advanced Module will be the same one in which you then follow the Master Module. Completing the two Modules in different regions is possible in some cases, but if you apply for this then we cannot guarantee you a spot, and your certification may be delayed by a full year. Consider this carefully.
The 2017 Modules I & II in the U.S. and Australia are completely filled, and we cannot offer any additional spots. You can fill out this form if you are interested in applying for any of the future Academy Courses, or if you would like to be considered as a reserve candidate in the event of drop-outs. If you have any additional questions pertaining directly to the Academy, please send these to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The course will kick off with the Basic Course (Module I).
For those who come from afar we expect you to have completed the 10-week online video course. The 10-week online video course will be equivalent to the Dutch 2-day Basic Module. During these 10 weeks you will get acquainted with practicing the method. We also expect that you got familiar with the basic theory of the method (see our science page for the research that has been done). This knowledge will be tested on the beginning of the Advanced Module.
It is necessary to have completed the WHM 10-week video course in order to attend the weekend of the Advanced Module.
The module consists out of two consecutive days of training between 9:30 a.m and 5:00 p.m. The Advanced module consist of a theoretical part and a practical part. In these two days, you will delve deeper into the theory, and practice the exercises (breathing exercises, mind-set, cold exposure and physical exercises). The training will be held by one of our certified instructors trained by Wim Hof. The modules will be held in Europe (Holland), US (West coast) and Australia (Melbourne). Exact location will be announced at least two months prior to the event.
Data & Price Advanced Module 2017 (click on the country to register)
Australia: April 1-2
Europe 1 (Holland): May 6-7
US: May 27-28
Price Australia: 699 EUR
Price Europe: 599 EUR
Price US (LA or SF; will be announced soon): 699 EUR
*The prices are in Euro’s and not including meals and accommodation. We will serve fruit, water and tea.
Before starting the Master Module, you have successfully completed the 10-week online video course and the Advanced Module. At this level, we expect people to have a good level of understanding about the theoretical side of the WHM. Also, we expect people to control the physical exercises of the WHM. You will be tested on your knowledge of the 3 components of the WHM and if you can convey the message clearly to your following students. In these days, you will also be challenged in your physical performance. The training will be mainly guided by one of our certified instructors. Wim Hof will be partly present.
Data & Price Master Module 2017
Australia: August 1-6
Europe 1 (Poland): November 24-30
Europe 2 (Poland): January 12-18 (2018)
US: November 10-16
Price Europe, US and Australia: 1799 EUR
*The prices are all-inclusive, except for the flights or transport to the transfer location