What is the Wim Hof Method®?
Discover more about this simple yet powerful method and start practicing today.
Realise your full potential
Over time, our relationship with the world we live in has changed. Our lifestyles have disconnected us from the natural environment.
Because of this disconnection, our age-old survival mechanisms are no longer triggered and we’ve lost touch with our inner power.
Through decades of self-exploration and groundbreaking scientific studies, Wim has created a simple, effective way to stimulate these deep physiological processes and realise our full potential.
The Wim Hof Method is about reconnecting us - to ourselves, to others and to nature.
The Method is based on three powerful pillars
The first pillar of the Wim Hof Method® is breathing. We’re always breathing, yet we’re mostly unaware of its tremendous potential. Heightened oxygen levels hold a treasure trove of benefits, and the specialized breathing technique of the Wim Hof Method® unearths them all: more energy, reduced stress levels, and an augmented immune response that swiftly deals with pathogens.
The cold is your warm friend and one of the three pillars of the Wim Hof Method®. Proper exposure to the cold starts a cascade of health benefits, including the buildup of brown adipose tissue and resultant fat loss, reduced inflammation that facilitates a fortified immune system, balanced hormone levels, improved sleep quality, and the production of endorphins— the feel-good chemicals in the brain that naturally elevate your mood.
The third pillar of the Wim Hof Method® is the foundation of the other two: both cold exposure and conscious breathing require patience and dedication in order to be fully mastered. Armed with focus and determination you are ready to explore and eventually master your own body and mind.
Unlock the benefits
The power of the Wim Hof Method® is the combination of the three pillars. A committed, consistent practice including the breathing technique and cold exposure can help you unlock a host of benefits including;
- Increased energy
- Better sleep
- Reduced stress levels
- Heightened focus & determination
- Increased willpower
- Stronger immune system
Discover more benefits of the Wim Hof Method®.
Start practicing the method
Wim’s mission is to share the power of breathing, cold exposure and commitment with as many people as possible.
That's why we offer a range of ways to help you learn the Wim Hof Method®. If you’re new, we recommend downloading the mobile app or signing up to the mini class.
Or explore ways you can take your practice deeper below.
Looking to go deeper?
Been practicing with the mobile app for sometime or maybe you’re an all-or-nothing, jump in with both feet kind of person?
We’ve got a range of ways for you to immerse yourself in the Wim Hof Method®; learn from home with our online video courses; get in-person coaching from a local certified instructor; be part of a life-changing retreat; or experience Wim Hof live.
Find the way that suits you below.
Learn from home
We offer two different 10-week online video courses. Both are suitable for all levels and are fully integrated into the mobile app.
Take a fun, easy to follow journey into the what & why with the Fundamentals Course, or take a more self-guided approach and learn the old school Wim Hof Method® with the Classic Course.
Learn near you
Come and enjoy the energy of a group breathing session and feel the support of the tribe in the ice during an in-person workshop or week-long retreat.
Guided by certified instructors, these activities are an excellent way to explore the Wim Hof Method®, for beginners and more experienced practitioners alike.
Learn from Wim
See Wim live across Europe, North America or Australia, join him for a weekend in The Netherlands or book a spot on one of the coveted week-long expeditions.
You’ll be won over by Wim and carried away by his energy and enthusiasm during these one-of-a-kind events.
Backed by science
Discover Wim's journey from circus act to the scientific breakthrough that kick-started his mission and propelled him to becoming a global health leader.
For many years Wim’s incredible achievements were thought scientifically impossible and he was viewed as nothing more than a circus act. Things quickly changed in 2011 following the first Radboud University study which showed he was able to voluntarily influence his autonomic nervous system.
Since then Wim has continued to submit himself and his method for scientific study and research institutions continue to explore the potential of the Wim Hof Method®.
View the scientific research to date and download a comprehensive eBook on the science behind the Wim Hof Method® by visiting the science page.
Hear from Hoffers
Discover below about the impact the Wim Hof Method has on our community or read why these people make the Wim Hof Method part of their life.