What is breath work?
Breathwork is essentially changing your breathing pattern in a conscious controlled way with the goal of bringing awareness to your breath and dropping into a meditative state. There are a variety of different kinds of breathwork practices. The one we teach in our workshops lasts around 20 minutes and consists of a breathing deeply and holding the breath in a particular pattern. Many people report feeling tingly sensation in their body, clarity in their mind, increased alertness and sometimes even emotional purging. We are there to guide and support you through the entire process.
What are the benefits of ice baths and / or breathwork?
The most common benefits include: increased energy, improved sleep, reduced stress and anxiety, heightened focus, accelerated recovery and metabolism and a general improvement in quality of life if practiced regularly. Other clients have also reported emotional cleansing, an increase of willpower and the ability to overcome addictions. The benefits are numerous and different for everyone.
Is the breath work and ice bath practice for everybody?
Healthy people can safely participate in ice baths and breathwork. As with any physical practice, we advise that you consult a healthcare professional before you come to any of our workshops or classes, especially if you have a medical condition. We advise that you do not participate if you suffer from
• High blood pressure (in case of prescription medication)
• Coronary heart disease (e.g. Angina Pectoris; Stable Angina)
• A history of serious health issues like heart failure or stroke
If you suffer from migraines we advise that you exercise caution when participating and do so at your own discretion.
I'm pregnant. Can I still participate?
No. There is not enough research to verify the safety of breathwork or ice baths during pregnancy.
Can children participate?
Children under the age of 16 cannot participate. 16 / 17 year olds must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
I feel worse after participating in the breath work and/or ice bath. What's going on?
While most people feel better from the practice, some people feel cleansing symptoms after doing breath work or ice baths. This can include feeling fatigued, headache, body aches, sinus congestion, etc. This is a sign that your body is eliminating toxins. We recommend continuing to do the breathwork and taking cold showers daily as it's an effective remedy. As with many cleansing methods, sometimes it gets worse before it gets better.