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Testimonials about VitalIce, individual & group courses - Wim Hof Method, Movement, Breathing

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Clowns & WHM Workshop

Collaboration Clowns Collectif

02-04.06.2023 (Complet)

06-08.10.2023 (4 places left!)

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. 

WHM & Movement

Crossfit SMLV

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. 

Movement & Breathing

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.


Frosted clown courses

Virginie and Lydie-Anne accompany you on a workshop that's both exhilarating and frosty. We invite you to a remote wilderness to explore the art of clowning using the Wim Hof Method.

You'll learn the basics of clowning with powerful tools that amplify, refine and boost your inner clown for a unique experience.

These 3-day workshops are offered in between seasons, every 1st weekend in June and October, as the idea is to live exposed between earth and sky in total connection with nature and your clown !

Where : on the border between northern Ardèche and Haute-Loire, at the gîte Bien Etre aux Chênes, 2233 Route du Puy en Velay, 43430 Fay-sur-Lignon.

WHM & Motion

Roni, Andreas and I will accompany you in the heart of a private wood, in your first steps towards the Wim Hof Method.

You will discover the 3 pillars of this powerful, effective and simple method:

  • Gradual immersion in the cold
  • Breathing
  • Mental focus

But also:

  • Basic yogic breathing
  • Movement exercises 

Indeed, we complete this workshop with Movement-Animal Flow exercises as well as Pranayama.


This weekend definitly gave a good kick to my practice.
Lydie-anne has a great instructor life in front of her.

- Jean Baptiste Chandesris - Mountain guide


It was interesting and definitely a day I will never forget. I did manage to do more than I thought was possible for myself and I survived, thanks to the wonderful instructors. But as somewhat of a nerd I would have love to hear a bit more about the method itself with numbers and stats and so on. But I understand that our time was very limited and this is information I can look up on my own. Overall I am very happy with the workshop and would recommend it to anyone who is curious about pushing their own imagined boundaries.

Katrin Berndt - Influencer - Sweden


Just a short message about our weekend in the mountains.

I am delighted with this experience and I am glad to have met you.

Well beyond the "technical" method, it is your approach and your finesse in the inner attitude that particularly touched me.

It's amazing for me to see how I'm able to be very right in my mindset in certain areas, and yet fail to transpose it into other areas. In intimate relationships, our field of work, we're used to saying that "the subject is not the subject", that it's the inner attitude, the intention we're in before the interaction, that creates the experience and ultimately the result.

For us, it's all about "wanting to be with" the other, loving the other by welcoming him/her as he/she is, and being deeply present to the experience. And I discover that I can see the cold as a friend, not in struggle or confrontation, but in gentleness, in relaxation, to be deeply present, to "be with him/her", rather than against him/her, to welcome him/her.

So yes, it's who you are that makes this workshop valuable to me. It is your way of taking care by being intensely present and relaxed at the same time. Your way of taking care of us while allowing freedom, your way of indicating without imposing, of inviting without constraining. This fluidity that mixes strength and gentleness gives us the courage and the belief that it is possible.

It is your background, far beyond the WHM, that gives me this feeling of reasoning with you. I have the feeling that we've studied similar areas around the unconscious, the inner child, bodily feelings and how to get in touch with the life force that drives us to live and make sense by helping others, despite all life's difficulties.

And I think I deeply needed that. Needed to feel hope, needed to recognize myself in you/you with Andreas, needed this approach that creates connection rather than confrontation or separation.  

You've given me a gift of great value: to remember to re-invite tenderness, acceptance, balance and trust into my life, especially when things go wrong. I don't yet know how, but I do know that I'd like to continue on this journey with you, and I'd also be delighted to help our skills grow and bear fruit.

Adrien - Researcher in alternative medicine, specializing in the mind-body connection

Testimonials on your experience

VitalIce Reviews - Adiiya

By Adiiya

An incredible day where I was able to take a moment for myself, breathe and challenge myself in the cold. Thank you Lydie-Anne for your kindness, joy and desire to help others, and thank you Andreas for being there to help and support !

VitalIce Notice - Stef

Par Stef

Superb day with Lydie, Andréas, Luisa and Sylvain. Beautiful day shared with my 16-year-old son. I highly recommend doing it as a family, it's very powerful. Lydie is a remarkable guide, surrounded by her great team. team. Come without moderation. A great experience. Thanks to the whole team.

VitalIce Opinion - Franck Truong

By Franck Truong

Thank you Lydie-Anne and Andreas for such a wonderful day ! I really enjoyed the place, the food, connecting to such beautiful people, the loving-kindness of the teaching team ! This workshop gave me a real boost of vitality and helped me reset ! I feel fresh, alive and much more resilient at this time of the year where I usually tend to become more lethargic. That's some amazing work and knowlegde you are spreading. Thank you so much, Franck

VitalIce Notice - Jennifer Crail

By Jennifer Crail

Second weekend with Lydie-Anne and the Vitalice team. Thank you again for this new experience, always more beautiful and stronger each time. You are love, warmth and strength at the same time and you help us to pick up the cold as a real gift. The gift of the present moment. See you soon. With much love. Jennifer

VitalIce Opinion - Violaine du Boucher

By Violaine du Boucher

The team was exceptional : caring, thoughtful, empowering, positive and very precise in the teaching sessions. Great job and great experience!

VitalIce Opinion - Patrice Billig

By Patrice Billig

Lydie is a wonderful instructor of the Wim hof method Available, attentive .... I had an excellent 3 day course I highly recommend Patrice

VitalIce Opinion - Gaëlle Abiven

By Gaëlle Abiven

I recommend this workshop with Lydie-Anne! For her presence, her care in the accompaniment, her clear transmission, both theoretical and practical and her great generosity! We were pampered, welcomed in a wonderful place! A fantastic weekend that I will not forget.

VitalIce Opinion - Julien-Reynier

By Julien-Reynier

An incredible weekend. A learning adapted to the rhythm of each person, listening, teaching and human. Thank you Lydie-anne and Andréas for the transmission of your knowledge, done with love and kindness.

VitalIce Opinion - Didier

By Didier

Lydie-Anne has found her way in the instruction and discovery of the WHM. She is passionate about her life experience!

VitalIce Opinion - Joëlle

By Joëlle

What an enriching experience! Thank you for the atmosphere of benevolence and emulation that allowed me to which allowed me to go beyond my limits. The site of the course is in the middle of nature: decompression guaranteed!

VitalIce Opinion - Thierry

By Thierry

This course was a very good experience. Step by step, we discovered the breathing techniques, then the exposure to the cold until the ice water bath. The bath under an "invigorating" waterfall will remain an outstanding memory. Lydie-Anne is an excellent instructor who knows how to adapt to the different students. The atmosphere was very pleasant and friendly, and beyond the discovery of the WHM, this course allowed me to discover beautiful people. I would like to do it again.

Advice VitalIce - Berna de Rijke

By Berna de Rijke

The weekend was a real Wim Hof EXPERIENCE. The nature elements (location, river, waterfall, tipi) were very well chosen and more impressive than the ice bath. It was a pity that we could not get to the Druise waterfall due to the heavy rainfall, but the alternative was as spectacular. Lydie-Anne is a very pleasant person, she clearly explained the various steps and made sure that everyone in the group was feeling comfortable and was able to follow. I would definitely recommend Lydie-Anne's workshop to everyone who is interested in practicing the WHM and we might come back for another EXPERIENCE!

VitalIce Reviews - Dorte Munk Jacobsen

By Dorte Munk Jacobsen

Hi Lydie-Anne, thank you for a great course. I came as the mother of the family and knew very little about Wim Hof and the method. I left impressed and convinced. Despite the very bad weather Sunday morning you managed to change the program on the fly to give us a great experience. Also a great thanks to Andreas, his drumming as accompaniment to your music and voice made the breathing exercise very special. Should I give a little critic, then I would have liked to start a little earlier Sunday morning, my impression is that most people was ready by 9 am, but it may be a question to ask each group. Thank you for a great experience.

Opinion VitalIce - Aron Berglund Kronqvist - Sweden

By Aron Berglund Kronqvist - Sweden

- Instructors were exceptionally observant to my needs and how to adjust the practice to my physiology, I felt totally safe the whole time - Andeas was fantastic in explaining the method in easy to grasp terms. - Sharing experiences with other participants felt really important, its good that we took time to learn about other's experinces!

Opinion VitalIce - Johan Thelander

By Johan Thelander

Well done, especially with regards to it being their first in Sweden.

VitalIce Opinion - Sara Åkerlindh - Sweden

By Sara Åkerlindh - Sweden

One thing that hit me was that I felt so safe. After the first bath we went in and danced to music and I jumped around like a lunatic. You only do that when you feel absolutely safe. There was a separate changing room for women, that was nice. I enjoyed the tea, the fruit and the nuts. I had very good comforting speach at the ice bath. It was a good packing list. The lights by the lake made it magical and much more easy to endure the cold!

Opinion VitalIce - Queen Anderson - Sweden

By Reine Anderson - Sweden

A very rewarding course two very committed instructors who helped us through all the difficulties that arose during the day. Thanks for a wonderful day ❤️

VitalIce Opinion - Kévin

By Kévin

Excellent. Lots of explanations and practice, gradually allowing all participants to end up in the ice water! Also, a good dose of benevolence!

VitalIce Opinion - Vincent

By Vincent

I found this experience amazing... pushing my own limits and deepen my self-understanding... I loved it.. Love you guys ...WWOOO HHAAAA

VitalIce Opinion - Patrice

By Patrice

An excellent course, with a very good atmosphere. Lydie is competent, pleasant, attentive and caring ......... She has and shares a good and beautiful spirit, I will return.

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