2 allée Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, 26800 Étoile-sur-Rhône
 
Unavailable today
 

Practical information

When you register for one of our courses, you'll receive a link with all the practical information you need to prepare for it!

Prepare your internship!

"Here are some tools and tips to prepare for one of our internships! 

Remember to practice with full awareness and safety.

Great practice to you!"

Lydie-Anne - founder of VitalICE

Health sheet

This form is essential, it allows us to know the overall health of the participants and to adapt the content and pace of the course.

Liability form

This form allows us to clearly define the scope of responsibility. The practice of WHM requires a sufficient state of health. 

Check lists

These lists allow you to prepare your experience with confidence and choose the most appropriate material for the course.

Cold shower challenge!

If you've never experienced the cold, this challenge should help you remedy that and prepare you a little more.

Cold showers - Step by step

We'll walk you through the cold shower experience a little with this step-by-step guide.

The 10 mistakes of the beginner!

Here I list a set of common mistakes that almost all beginners make when they start WHM. 

Safety rules of the practice Wim Hof

- Do not take the method and techniques too lightly, they go deep and the effects can have a huge impact.
- Do not do the breathing exercises in a swimming pool, before going underwater, in the shower or driving a vehicle, without proper supervision. Always practice in a safe environment.
- Keep in mind to do the exercises without forcing, progress gradually and do not exceed your limits.
- Note that tinnitus symptoms may occur as a result of pushing too hard during the breathing exercise. If this happens, take a step back in your future practice, it is important to increase gradually, not forcefully.

Love, strength and happiness to all!

Watch the video!

video-play-icon

The 10 common mistakes of the beginner

Going too fast

This is the number 1 mistake made by people who are passionate and excited by this new discovery. Some novice practitioners tend to rush into the Wim Hof method. There are several reasons for this, but above all the "dopamine" effect. This method holds great promise for our abilities and our human potential. Naturally, we want to shift gears in a hurry. It gives great results, and quickly. The other side of the coin is the desire to progress only vertically: "What's the next step, the next level? How can I stay longer in the cold? Or maintain my respiratory apneas longer?" etc. WHM isn't just about "more", it's about "better". It's crucial to start slowly and avoid trying to force things from the outset. Harmonious evolution is the key to a healthy, long-term practice.

 

Lack of proper preparation 

Appropriate physical and mental preparation is essential in the Wim Hof method. It's important for newcomers to devote time to this preliminary stage before starting their practice. On training courses, I often insist on before, during and after, which are the 3 crucial phases that make up the whole of the preparation.

 

Breathing not under control or falling off rapidly

Breathing plays a central role in the Wim Hof Method. Some may find it difficult to master the appropriate breathing technique, which can influence their experience. Many also prefer the cold immersion aspect for its rapid feedback: you get the effects in 2 minutes instead of 30 with breathing. Breathing can also give more variation in terms of feel.

 

Lack of concentration

The Wim Hof method requires special concentration and attention. Beginners may find it difficult to concentrate on their breathing or their body during the exercise. The practice may lack interest if you don't fully understand what you're doing and how it evolves over time (particularly in terms of how it feels at the beginning, which fades over time).

 

Not maintaining regularity

Regular practice is fundamental to achieving results with the Wim Hof method. Some beginners may tend to skip sessions or not practice often enough. In the first 3-6 months, regular practice provides more effects than occasional practice... As with everything, having a clear objective and regularity guarantee results. There are lots of little tricks you can use to boost your regularity, including setting up a good habit step by step.

 

Do not follow instructions

It's vital to follow the Wim Hof instructions carefully, so as to practice correctly and safely. We see recurrent pitfalls of people who, by burning through the steps, also forget the practice framework and the key steps. The greater our awareness of what we're practicing, the better we'll perform it. Find out more - there's a wealth of information out there!

 

Not adapting to change

The Wim Hof method can present challenges for new practitioners. It's important to adapt to the physical and mental changes that can occur during practice. And yes, there's no such thing as linearity, especially when you're dealing with bodies and people. They are constantly evolving. So don't worry if you notice changes throughout your practice. However, certain changes could be warnings that our capacity to adapt has been exceeded. Keep in mind that a personal follow-up can be made in this sense, to distinguish expected evolutions from those to be avoided.

 

Ignoring side effects

Some practitioners may experience undesirable side-effects during practice (tinnitus, arrhythmia, sensations in certain areas of the horn). It is crucial to take these effects into account and consult a health professional if necessary. This may indicate either over-intense practice, or a temporary or permanent incompatibility with one of the pillars of the method (cold or WHM breathing).

 

Neglecting hydration

The fast, deep breathing of the Wim Hof method can lead to dehydration. It is therefore essential for practitioners to stay hydrated during and after practice. Not practicing safely: The Wim Hof method carries certain risks, especially for people with certain medical conditions. It is essential to ensure that you practice in complete safety, and to consult a health professional before starting. There are also risks associated with working out in nature. 

 

Long and happy practice to all! Lydie-Anne Laville


Terms of payment

All courses are paid in advance via the official website of the Wim Hof Method.

No payment is accepted on the day of the course except in exceptional cases. 

In the event of cancellation, one week's notice is required in order to achieve a full refund of the course. If less than one week's notice is given, we will retain the payment in order to guarantee our reservations.

The company cannot commit to reimbursing travel costs.


Wim Hof Method, Movement, Breathing in Étoile-sur-Rhône

About us

VitalIce

2 allée Pierre-Gilles de Gennes
26800 Étoile-sur-Rhône

Summer opening hours

Monday 10am - 12pm
Tuesday 10am - 12pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 10am - 12pm
Friday 10am - 12pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Access

The practice is close to the following towns: Portes-lès-Valence, Livron-sur-Drôme, La Voulte-sur-Rhône, Valence, Loriol-sur-Drôme, Guilherand-Granges, Chabeuil, Bourg-lès-Valence.

Practical information

We do not run courses in our own premises but rent out space to professionals to ensure that groups of people are properly accommodated.

  • Utopia Wood - Near Valencia
  • Le Dodécadôme - Cobonne (near Vercors)
  • Beyond the clouds

The site did not answer all your questions? 

Do you have a special request (health, etc.)? Contact us via this form, we will do our best to answer you within a reasonable time. We can also schedule a telephone appointment for special requests.

Contact us for more information!

Your individual and group training company - Wim Hof Method, Movement, Breathing

One-on-One - Individual sessions, basic courses, in-depth weekends, retreats

Site design and referencing by Simplébo

Connection

By continuing to browse this site, you agree to the installation and use of cookies on your computer, in particular for audience analysis purposes, in compliance with our privacy protection policy.