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Practical information

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!

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The 10 common mistakes of the beginner

Going too fast: This is the number one mistake of people who are passionate and excited about this new discovery. Some novice practitioners may tend to rush into the Wim Hof method.

There are several reasons for this, but mainly the "dopamine" effect. This method is promising on our capacities, our human potential. Naturally we want to shift gears in a hurry. It gives great results and quickly. The other side of this coin is the desire to progress in a vertical way only: "What is the next step, the next level? How can I stay longer in the cold? Or maintain my breathing apneas longer?" etc. 

WHM is not just a practice of "more" but rather of better. It is crucial to start slowly and to avoid trying to force things from the beginning. A harmonious evolution is the key to a healthy and long term practice.


Lack of adequate preparation : Proper physical and mental preparation is essential in the Wim Hof Method. It is important for newcomers to spend time on this preliminary step before starting their practice. In training I often insist on the before, during and after as the 3 crucial phases that make up the whole preparation.


Not controlling the breath or letting it go quickly: Breathing plays a central role in the Wim Hof Method. Some may have difficulty mastering the proper breathing technique, which may influence their experience. Many also prefer the cold immersion aspect for its quick feedback: you get the effects in 2 minutes instead of 30 in breathing. Breathing can also give more variations in terms of feeling.


Lack of concentration: The Wim Hof Method requires special concentration and focus. Beginners may find it difficult to concentrate on their breathing or their body during the exercise. The practice can lack interest if one does not understand well what one is doing and how it evolves over time (especially in terms of the feeling of the beginnings which fades with time).


Not maintaining regularity: Regularity in 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, a regular practice provides more effects than an occasional practice... A bit like in everything, having a clear objective and regularity are a guarantee of results. Many little tricks are possible to boost your regularity, especially the implementation of a good habit step by step.


Not following the instructions : It is essential to follow the instructions of the Wim Hof method carefully in order to practice correctly and safely. We see recurrent pitfalls of people who by burning the steps also forget the framework of practice and the key steps. The more we are aware of what we are practicing, the better we will perform it. Find out more because there is a wealth of information on the subject!


Not adapting to change: The Wim Hof Method can present challenges for new practitioners. It is important to adapt to the physical and mental changes that can occur during the practice. And yes, linearity does not exist, especially when dealing with the body and the people. They are constantly evolving. So don't worry if you notice changes throughout your practice. However, some changes could be warnings that our capacity to adapt has been exceeded. It is important to keep in mind that a personal follow-up can be done in this sense in order to distinguish the 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's 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 has some risks, especially for people with certain medical conditions. It is important to ensure that you are practicing safely and to consult a health professional before starting. There are also risks associated with practicing in nature. 


Nice and long 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


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


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.

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