"Today, I spent a few hours with some friends and some friendly strangers learning new protocols for breathing and doing basic physical exercises for controlling my autonomic nervous system. At multiple times, I had a euphoric high. I also felt considerable analgesic effects, as chronic pain in my knee subsided during the breathing exercises and for a while thereafter.
Then, we all got into a cold lake. This was valuable in terms of learning how breathing and focus could help with cold acclimation.
If anyone gets the chance to try an introductory session for the Wim Hof method with Matt, I recommend taking it."
"When I started the weekend I felt like I had already lost myself. I had been practicing for awhile but wasn't really connecting to my soul. The group was so warm and supportive. As a result the course had a profound effect on my life because I was able to connect to a community who understood my struggles and desire to achieve balance naturally. By day two I had touched something deep and it felt amazing. I left the weekend with a better understanding of the practice and a community of friends to practice with. Highly recommend a course with Matt because the quality of instruction is unmatchable."
"Having been exposed to Wim Hof methods through podcasts and YouTube, I decided to find some accessible hands on experience. I had done the breathing exercises on my own and found myself wanting more. A search for local authorized trainers lead me to Matt's Intro Workshop. This workshop is exactly what I was looking for. Matt is a confident and competent instructor. He's well versed in the philosophy and application of Wim Hof training and has been trained by Wim Hof himself.
Prior to the workshop I had only done the breathing exercises and avoided the cold training. Matt guided us through a cold immersion in a manner that had me feeling confident it would be O.K. It was better than that, it felt great and invigorated me. The workshop left me wanting to continue the training and Matt offered follow ups available for further training as well an opportunity to connect with like minded people. It was a no pressure, totally optional opportunity.
If you are curious about Wim Hof training, this a great way to get involved. Thanks, Matt."
"When I first heard about the WHM, I was sure it was something I was not interested in doing. I don't like being cold and have tried breathing routines many times but have never stuck with them. At Matt's urging, I gave it a shot and am happy I did and pleased with the results. The introductory class walks you through the method step by step, and after completing the course you can start your own practice immediately. This is something you can learn and become proficient in with just a few hours of training. Matthew is an excellent instructor and does a great job at teaching the how of it along with the theory and benefits."
"I have taken the Beginning Wim Hof Method Workshop, the two-week advanced protocol training, and the Advanced Wim Hof Method Workshop with Matthew Soule.
The techniques I learned in these workshops have helped me avoid oncoming panic attacks, have decreased my overall stress level, and appear to have improved my blood gas exchange during exercise. I am so glad that I let my curiosity drive me to sign up for that first workshop.
I think the most important thing I can say about my experience with these workshops is that training with Matt was great. The advanced workshop, in particular, included some techniques and experiences that could have been completely different with a less trustworthy instructor. Matt's kindness, inclusivity, and confidence set the tone for the entire weekend and really brought the varied group of people together. It felt like a very safe environment in which to try new and scary things. You should take these workshops with Matt, if you have the opportunity."
Matt's class in Wim Hof is not to be missed. The routine I learned takes 20 minutes a day and gives me huge mental and physical benefits. Higher energy, lower stress, amazing physical performance gains. Recommended with the highest enthusiasm."