Sat, Jun 18|
Excitari Wellness Center
Fire and Ice Workshop Series
Alternating both hot and cold therapies brings the body out of the sympathetic nervous system and into the parasympathetic. It is called contrast therapy, and Ignite Sadhana the Wim Hof facilitators and Artemis Table a Thai bodyworker and Holotropic breathwork facilitator are bringing it to you.
Time & Location
Jun 18, 2022, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Excitari Wellness Center, 30 Jackson Rd Suite D 101, Medford, NJ 08055, USA
About the event
The three hour workshop begins with a talk on doshas as well as an individual assessment, what is your natural constitution and how is it imbalanced, or how does it tend towards imbalance under stress. In Excitari’s infrared heated yoga room we bring the core temperature of your body up for our Holotropic breathwork and guided meditation. Following our heated journey is Ignite Sadhana’s Wim Hof Tutorial and ice bath submersion And finishing our workshop a return to a temperate room for somatic release and individual Thai bodywork adjustments during a healing soundbath.
Over time, we as humans have developed a different attitude towards nature and we’ve forgotten about our inner power and our connection as humans with nature. This is the ability of our body to adapt to extreme temperature and survive within our natural environment. The Wim Hof Method is based on this principle.
Because we wear clothes and artificially control the temperatures at home and at work, we’ve greatly reduced the natural stimulation of our bodies, atrophying the age-old mechanisms related to our survival and basic function. Because these deeper physiological layers are no longer triggered, our bodies are no longer in touch with this inner power. The inner power is a powerful force that can be reawakened by stimulating these physiological processes through the Wim Hof Method.
The Wim Hof Method consists of 3 pillars: breathwork, cold exposure and mindset. The combination of the 3 has been scientifically proven to reduce inflammation, relieve anxiety, depression and other mental disorders, increase vitality, strengthen the immune system and fight autoimmune disorders (among other benefits).
Holotropic Breathwork, a circular breathwork created by prof. Stanislav Grof in the early 1970’s involves using a controlled breathing process to access altered states of consciousness. The purpose is to obtain enlightenment of some kind. From the Greek words, "holos" (whole) and "trepein" (to move toward), the word "holotropic" translates to "moving toward wholeness."
The primary principle of this technique is that healing comes from within the person practicing the breathwork. This premise is also intended to help the participant come away feeling personally empowered.
During holotropic breathwork, participants breathe rapidly and evenly to induce an altered state from which it is believed that a deeper understanding of oneself can be derived. Some describe this experience as a more intense form of meditation.
Thai Bodywork: once both modalities of breathwork healing and ice bath healing have occurred we begin to bring each person back, grounding them through hands on, one on one adjustments. Thai bodywork uses knowledge of your imbalanced dosha to apply various touch modalities along specific meridians of the body to rebalance your original constitution. Harmonic motion, compression, traction, subtle vibration and extensions are used to create space and grounding in body and mind. At the end of this workshop both body and mind will have had a full reset. We hope you’ll join us for the journey only space for 12 people.