1 Day | All resorts & Eastwell Manor | From £129pp

Wim Hof Method Fundamentals Workshop

with Dan Hughes of Vitae Vi

Put in the simplest of terms, the Wim Hof Method is a way to keep your body and mind in its optimal natural state.

For most of our evolutionary history, a merciless natural environment automatically did this for us: sub-zero temperatures, howling winds and hungry wolves kept our muscles and veins supple, and our minds sharp and clear.


Fast forward to today, and phones are exhausting our brains, while the rest of our body wastes away as we sit in toasty rooms strapped to stiffening chairs.


As a result, those natural defences are no longer on high alert. We fall ill more easily. We stress out, lose sleep, and wake up without focus or energy.


This fun, engaging, relaxing yet challenging workshop is led by Dan Hughes, Co-Founder of well-being brand Vitae Vi, Wim Hof Method Academy Instructor and an Oxygen Advantage Breathwork Coach.


Dan says Change can be challenging but remaining stressed, unhappy with low energy can be more so – 15-20 minutes a day is all you need, no equipment, just an open mind and a willingness to persevere. I know first-hand how illness, stress and modern-life all impact the body and mind and I can guide you towards unlocking your inner power – you are stronger than you think you are!


Dan has a particular interest in the benefits of controlled breath, a positive mindset and gradual cold exposure to improve energy levels, control stress, improve general health and provide you with simple tools to use in your every-day life to become strong, happy & healthy; all backed up by strong science.


This interactive workshop, focused around the Wim Hof Method is a simply followed, natural path to an optimal state of mind & body.

The Wim Hof Method trains your nervous, cardio-vascular and immune systems to become more robust, better prepared and provides ‘life force’ energy and natural systems balance to enable you to tackle the stresses of daily life, whatever they may be – emotional, physical or physiological.


The principles of the Wim Hof Method are centered around three pillars of breathwork, mindset and cold exposure. 



In the main, we have all become very lazy breathers to the detriment of our health. The workshop and guided WHM breathwork will help you understand how to breathe properly and the cascade of advantages breathing well brings.


When we breathe properly there are huge benefits, including a lot more energy, reduced fatigue, stress resilience and a turbo-charged immune system. Breathing out the waste carbon dioxide alkalises the blood to create a balanced environment for all our body systems.


Cold Exposure

Exposure to cold is the second pillar of the WHM. Safe and gradual exposure to the cold flicks a switch to start a waterfall of benefits to your health.


These benefits include reduced inflammation, a boosted immune system, improved sleep, conversion of white fat to brown adipose tissue, which over time, results in weight loss and a huge dose of ‘feel-good’ endorphins and hormones that stabilise your mood and make you feel great for days!



The glue that binds the other pillars together is commitment. In order to get the benefits of the Wim Hof Method, you need a little patience, some dedication and commitment – afterall, getting into a cold shower, or finding time in our busy lives to consciously breathe, needs some mental fortitude.

The mental power and focus learnt during the Wim Hof Method will serve you well in other parts of your life – if you can get into an ice bath, you can do anything – right?

About Dan

Despite facing a serious illness in his late 30s, Dan persevered, only to be challenged by the seriously debilitating effects of Long Covid in February 2022. Discovering the Wim Hof Method became a turning point in his recovery journey, providing relief from over-whelming fatigue, insomnia, brain-fog, chronic headaches and other debilitating symptoms.

Inspired by the transformative impact, Dan left his senior executive career to become a Wim Hof Method Instructor and Breathwork Coach in order to coach people how to make very simple, practical but powerful changes.


His mission is clear: to help others feel stronger, healthier, and happier by unlocking the potential of breathing properly, the power of controlled breath, a positive mindset, and regular cold exposure to improve energy levels, control stress and improve general health and well-being. With a personal understanding of the impact of illness and stress, Dan guides individuals toward unlocking their inner power, embodying Wim Hof's mantra that "You are stronger than you think you are." 


Join Dan on a transformative journey; you won't look back!

The Benefits

The many benefits of the Wim Hof Method include:

  • Anti-inflammatory (both chronic and acute)
  • Alleviate the symptoms of depression, fatigue and chronic pain
  • Robust immune system and faster recovery
  • Stronger cardio-vascular system
  • Optimised lung health
  • Stronger will-power
  • More energy & life-force
  • Balanced emotions and peace of mind
  • Better sleep
  • Greater stress resilience and less anxiety
  • Heightened determination
  • Greater cold tolerance in the cooler months
  • Increased metabolism
  • Better concentration and focus
  • Lower pain perception through endorphin release
  • Heightened body awareness
  • Connection with our body, each other and nature
  • Periods of total bliss, gratitude and peace


Warning: this retreat may well prove to be life-changing (…in a good way!) 


It doesn’t end there once you say goodbye, you have access to follow-up information and Dan will be on hand for questions and advice as you continue on your journey.

What's on the agenda

Day Schedules

Standard inclusions

Champneys foundations:
  • 10am arrival
  • Healthy three-course light lunch
  • Use of facilities, a fluffy robe to wear during your visit
  • Champneys flip flops and tote to keep
  • 5.30pm departure

Retreat inclusions

Wim Hof Method Workshop | From £129pp
Standard inclusions, plus:
  • Introduction to the Wim Hof Method, the science behind it, mechanics and benefits of breathing correctly, breath exercises
  • A powerful Wim Hof Method breathwork session
  • Mindset & Commitment, practical exercises
  • Introduction to Cold exposure and its benefits
  • Ice bath session (optional), warming-up
  • Reflection and Q&A

Dates & locations

Forest Mere, Hampshire

Saturday  25th May, 2024
Sunday 15th September, 2024

Tring, Hertfordshire

Saturday 20th April, 2024
Saturday 5th October, 2024

Springs, Leicestershire

Saturday 20th July, 2024
Sunday 10th November, 2024

Henlow Grange, Bedfordshire

Saturday 15th June, 2024
Sunday 6th October, 2024

Eastwell Manor, Kent

Saturday 11th May, 2024
Saturday 9th November, 2024

Book now

To book please call 0343 226 2222 or email cer@champneys.com

Terms & Conditions

Safety & Health

Whilst we want as many people as possible to experience the Wim Hof Method, for health and safety reasons, the method isn’t suitable if:

  • You are under 18 years of age
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding
  • Have epilepsy
  • Suffer from high-blood pressure or coronary heart disease (or any other heart issues)
  • Have a history of serious health issues (ie stroke, heart failure, kidney failure)
  • Have Raynaud’s Syndrome (Type 2)
  • Have recently had an operation
  • Suffer from migraines (this is a personal choice as cold can sometimes trigger them)

Vitae Vi see to it that the Wim Hof Method activities are carried out safely and correctly by a Certified Instructor.

However, Vitae Vi cannot assess the health risks particular to individual participants. Participants are notified about the health risks, as outlined below and Vitae Vi point to their personal responsibility and advise participants to consult their doctor or medical practitioner should the medical questionnaire prompt any potential issues.

If you have any health concerns or any serious medical issues, please consult with a healthcare professional or your GP and contact your Wim Hof Method Instructor with any questions BEFORE attending the workshop. This is for your own safety.

It is ultimately up to the participant to determine whether they are fit to take part. 

If you have specific health concerns, please contact a medical practitioner for written advice before making your booking. A health declaration will be required before participation.   

By purchasing your place on this transformational workshop, you are consenting to your name and email address being shared with Vitae Vi by Champneys before the event for completion of your health declaration form and waiver. If for any reason Vitae Vi find that you are not able to participate, a full refund will be provided.