Collaboration Clowns Collectif
02-04.06.2023 A workshop dedicated to the art of clowning with breathing and cold!
Finding one's place in a group, approaching the repressed facets of the ego, with serenity. Clown training is a work of welcoming the self in all its dimensions, with respect.
Immersion in the ice and breathing techniques from the Wim Hof Method help to calm a restless mind, overcome limiting fears and welcome a rarely experienced inner strength.
11.06.2023 Discover and experience new and fun ways to move, move around and connect with your body. Also learn simple and effective wellness techniques to strengthen and reconnect Body & Mind.
Ido Portal's Movement Culture is a movement method that aims to improve mobility, strength and overall performance through movement. It is based on a holistic and integrated method to improve physical fitness and personal experience.
Collaboration L'Art du Mouvement
A workshop around the more subtle qualities of movement, the senses, space, textures and the availability of the body to move. The movement experience is complemented by a session on breath work.
In 5 years the methods of breathing and exposure to cold have made a giant leap in public opinion. Little known a few years ago, today they attract the attention of millions of people of all nationalities.
This craze of voluntary cold exposure and breathing methods has recently become more popular thanks to become more popular thanks to the famous multi-record holder Wim Hof from the Netherlands - aka The Ice Man.
With his world records, each one crazier than the last (more than 25 in total), he attracts the attention of the media, and in 2007 begins to interest the world of modern science as well. Hof succeeded in a crazy challenge: to demonstrate to the scientific world that we can influence our immune and autonomic nervous systems, and this in a voluntary way. This was followed by a series of scientific studies approaching the method of the Dutchman Wim Hof and his ability to influence some of the automated mechanisms of our body.
These studies are partly available here
What about all this? Well, through breathing and cold exposure methods, a significant potential of vitality and well-being is at hand, and you don't need to hold 25 world records to benefit from it!
VitalICE is dedicated to accompanying you through these powerful elementary keys: the language of the breath and the physiological responses of the body to the cold: thermogenesis, beneficial stress (hormesis), neuroplasticity, vitality work...
We take you on this adventure to the heart of your potential. We lay the groundwork to build a wellness routine based on an understanding of the body and its reactions.
What about you? Are you also ready to take the plunge, to overcome your fears, to kill routine, and to develop the potential of vitality hidden in the breath, the movement and the innate adaptability of the body?the body's innate adaptability?
We offer workshops, weekends and retreats in exceptional locations. At the center of these events are two main pillars: The approach of our body and mindset, via therapeutic methods. The goal of this approach? Well-being, a better understanding of the body and its physiology. The discovery of archaic survival tools of the body, understanding how it moves, warms up, how our mind conditions us... How to feel strong, happy and in better shape.
These themes are at the center of our workshops, and it is through simple, powerful and pragmatic tools such as ice, breathing and movement that we will work on them.
The body relies on a balance that it constantly seeks. It also has natural reactions to escape sources of discomfort. It then mobilizes some of our resources such as the "physiological response to cold", by releasing certain hormones, but also the reaction to any stress by activating the cardiovascular system and muscles etc.
We can learn to seek out, control and use its reactions for beneficial purposes. A modern lifestyle, despite all the advantages it offers, tends to take us away from certain sources of discomfort and to make us more and more static, amorphous.
Breathing, cooling and mindfulness activate pathways to reactivate our underutilized body resources. They are shortcuts that instantly connect us to our nervous system. With a few keys, we can then influence and calm it.
Come and discover, learn and/or improve the famous Wim Hof Method with certified instructors!
At the beginning of the VitalICE adventure, we only taught this method. And then in 2021 we met Roni, and intuitively integrated her into our course.
She is an Israeli teacher trained by Ido Portal and Karin Bensabat, a student of Ido, founder of the #mouvmentculture. Since then she follows us in every adventure.
Thanks to her, we will also move our whole body through her exercises of Movement - Animal Flow, her Yoga and intuitive dance classes.
Why do we combine these approaches?
The Wim Hof Method gives us an incredible energy, but remains quite static in the end. The Movement mobilizes our whole body and circulates this energy generated by the immersion in the cold and the breathing techniques.
They are extremely complementary, like fire, water, air and earth.
The Wim Hof Method: It is a simple wellness routine to strengthen and reconnect Body & Mind. It is named after its founder, the Dutch athlete and multi-record holder Wim Hof https://www.wimhofmethod.com
It is easily and regularly practiced, and consists of 3 powerful pillars:
We will practice progressively and in symbiosis these 3 pillars during the course. And learn the physiological and scientific principles and keys.
The 3 pillars of the WHM
The first pillar of the Wim Hof Method® is breathing. We breathe all day long, but most of us are unaware of the enormous potential of the breath. The specific breathing technique of the Wim Hof Method allows for: more energy, reduced stress levels and a boosted immune response, which results in a faster treatment of pathogens.
The most subtle pillar and certainly the cornerstone of the Wim Hof Method®, but also of any practice: The mind. It is the foundation of the other two pillars: exposure to cold and conscious breathing require patience and dedication to fully master. Armed with focus and determination, you are ready to explore and eventually master your body and mind.
Cold is your warm friend and is one of the three pillars of the Wim Hof® Method. Proper exposure to cold triggers a cascade of health benefits, including the accumulation of brown adipose tissue and resulting fat loss, reduced inflammation that allows for a fortified immune system, balanced hormone levels, improved sleep quality and the production of endorphins that naturally elevate your mood.
Movement-Animal flow: it is one of the fundamental laws of nature, why not master it?
It is a set of tools and methods whose goal is to improve mobility and expand the vocabulary of movement. The approach is based on quantity and quality, covering as many parts of the body as possible while seeking mobility, aesthetics and a deeper, more subtle layer of movement.
During a session we move in an intensive and diversified way. This training will adapt to your level by always offering a new challenge. We incorporate different types of exercises and games: cardio, muscle strengthening, mobility, balance, movement in a sequence, gentle acrobatics, breathing, working in pairs, working with objects: balls, sticks etc. and often with music!
It's fun, and challenging at the same time. You become stronger in your body and feel more "complete". You also contribute to your health and rediscover that the more you move, the more you can move.
This approach: the #movementculture is inspired by Ido Portal https://www.idoportal.com, and it is now a culture that is gaining popularity because of its health and mental benefits.
Would you like to try out a Wim Hof breathing experience for free, before you start a course? Here is a guide available to show you in 45 minutes how this powerful breathing method can dramatically change your state!
*Ido Portal's school of movement does not grant any diploma, this is against the vision of its founder.
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We offer courses mainly in Rhône-Alpes and Sweden and are also prepared to travel throughout France.
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