Collaboration Clowns Collectif
06-08.10.2023 (almost sold out!)
A bi-annual workshop dedicated to the art of clowning, 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.
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.
2 allée Pierre-Gilles de Gennes
We offer courses mainly in Rhône-Alpes and Sweden and are also prepared to travel throughout France.
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A half-day to try out new ways of moving together, the art of using your breath, and the many virtues of cold!
There will be 4 45-minute workshops to help you take your first steps with the VitalICE pillars.
Get out of your comfort zone, discover new horizons, or prepare for the new school year with new objectives and a simple methodology adapted to everyone.
30 entries are available, with a maximum of 10 people per workshop, so you can rotate at will and try out the mini-workshops on your own.
Movement workshop : 45 minutes with Roni Zuntz.
Wim Hof Breathing Workshop : 45 mins with Lydie.
Breathing workshop : 45 mn Pranayama and opening the breath with Andreas.
Atelier du Froid : final workshop (all together), 45 minutes and discovery of cold with Lydie.
*A short practical introduction is offered before each workshop.
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*Cost of a ticket: 30 euros.
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