The Wim Hof Method is a mindfulness technique that allows you to reconnect to the body’s inner wisdom, a wisdom often lost in today’s world. According to Wim, “Because we wear clothes and artificially control the temperatures at home and at work, we’ve greatly reduced the natural stimulation of our bodies, atrophying the age-old mechanisms related to our survival and basic function. Because these deeper physiological layers are no longer triggered, our bodies are no longer in touch with this inner power. The inner power is a powerful force that can be reawakened by stimulating these physiological processes through the Wim Hof Method.”
The experience involves learning Wim’s unique breathing exercises—reminiscent of Pranayama breathing in yoga—and submerging in an ice bath. Many guests, when first presented with the method, are unsure about challenging their bodies in this way. With few exceptions, however, most do enter the ice bath and are stunned at how easily they are able to manage the frigid temperatures and the incredible, vibrant way they feel after.