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Chun Yih Tan

Wim Hof Method Introduction

Duration: 60-mins

Level: All-levels

This workshop briefly introduces the Wim Hof Method and how it utilises the 3 pillars: Breathing Technique, Cold Exposure & Commitment to optimize body & mind, and learn about the underlying physiology. Whether you are looking to improve mental or physical performance, relieve symptoms related to an illness, or are just curious to find out what the Wim Hof Method is all about— a WHM workshop offers something for everyone.

The program starts with a brief introduction, then dives into some simple tests to understand the effects and responses we have to stress. After that participants will experience a few rounds of WHM breath work and experience first hand the immediate differences felt in those same activities, and realise the power we all have within us to become happy, healthy and strong. 

This workshop is suitable for everyone, but does require a basic level of health. Out of precaution, we advise against participation during pregnancy, or if you are epileptic. People with cardiovascular issues, or any other serious health conditions should always consult a medical professional before starting the Wim Hof Method.

About Chun Yih Tan

Spending a good part of the last 15 years pushing his body through various activities like wakeboarding, scuba diving, snowboarding, skydiving, triathlons and military training, it became difficult for Chun to maintain the required energy to recover in time and prevent the body from falling apart. At times his limbs would swell painfully and prevent movement for a few days, which was probably the body’s way to slow him down.


Discovering the Wim Hof method in 2016, this painful response subsided tremendously through constant practice of breathing, cold and mindset conditioning. 

Still not satisfied with his options for adrenaline, September 2018 saw him falling off his electric skateboard at 40km/h and breaking his collarbone and rib, 2 months before the Instructor course in Poland. Right out of the operating room after the anesthetic wore off, he did the WHM breathing method and when the wounds healed enough he started ice immersions. Within weeks he was able to go rock climbing and 8 weeks later went to Poland to hike up Mount Snezka in a rare blizzard condition of -15°C and 70km/h winds. Coming home he was feeling symptoms of a high fever, but the new breathing techniques learnt alleviated the symptoms within 8 hours on the plane journey home, and never has he experienced inflammation response of this speed and effectiveness, and felt completely fine upon touch down back in Singapore.

Moving forward, seeing how the Wim Hof Method has helped fellow course participants who have been through dilapidating illnesses and inflamatory issues, or his own friends deal with long term shoulder and back issues, he realised this is a path with far greater outreach than the simple confines of himself and he hopes that he can play a part in the continuous branching out to help others look for a way to become stronger, healthier and happier.

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Dear Friends,

We have given much consideration with regards to the safe phasing in of Singapore towards a “safe nation”. We have made the decision not to hold any physical mass events this year for the health safety of participants, local and overseas yoga teachers, and the community, until we have entered a state of “safe nation”. Hence, Yogafest W.E 2020 that was postponed to 1 & 2 August 2020 will not be taking place.

However, as part of our core advocacy of positively impacting communities and in conjunction with Get Active Singapore!, we are excited to announce that for this year, we will be bringing Yogafest to you virtually in the safety and comfort of your homes.

Yogafest Virtual 2020 is a 14-day yoga festival with more than 120 classes from world iconic and expert yoga teachers, offering weekday programmes suited for your work from home schedules, and day long weekend programmes. Classes are suited for all-levels. From complete beginners, to veteran yogis, we invite you to immerse in this 14-day yoga wellness journey.

Our AcroVillage segment shall be brought forward to our next physical Yogafest, due to the contact nature of AcroYoga.

Current Yogafest W.E. 2020 ticket holders will be provided free access to Yogafest Virtual 2020 – a redemption code for free sign up to Yogafest Virtual 2020 will be emailed to all ticket holders. In addition, current Yogafest W.E. 2020 tickets will also be valid for Yogafest W.E. 2021 or 2022, and for any other festivals organised by TLG Festivals through 2021 to 2022. Please contact us at namaste@yogafest.sg to redeem your ticket for a TLG Festivals’ festival of your choice.

Should you have queries, please email to namaste@yogafest.sg

Keep safe and healthy.

Namaste,
Team YFWE20