I started my professional life as a ballet dancer. I danced for some of Europe’s and the U.K.’s top ballet companies. However, the corrections I received from my teachers were always the same: “technically Isaac you’re fantastic, but you must learn to relax your upper body“.
Neither myself or my teachers were aware that I was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. How could I relax my body when there was so much fear and frozen energy trapped in my physiology.
At age 25 I decided to leave the dance world and dedicate my life to healing myself as the anxiety I lived with finally overrode my ambitions to become a ballet star.
I had been introduced to yoga at age 18, and had found it to be a lifeline. From the very first class, yoga never failed to make me feel more peaceful inside. So yoga has been and remains the path I have taken toward my own healing, and for over 20 years I have tried and tested many techniques from ashtanga yoga to transcendental meditation, from the teachings of various gurus to the teachings of various plant medicines.
However, at present I’m most excited by the Wim Hof Method which has been an integral part of my life since 2015 and is an incredible and powerful tool for overcoming fear, and rediscovering our innate power to remain at peace no matter what the external world presents you with. It has taught me how to deal with any stressful situation and remain calm and how to optimize health and endurance. The healings I have seen through teaching this method verge on the miraculous.
Like so many (it is believed that almost everyone is suffering from some form of trauma today) my life has been about deconditioning myself from the traumatic influences of an unwell society. And what an incredibly beautiful journey it has been! I have met so many inspiring and compassionate people along the way and discovered many gifts on the other side of healing. I can only feel gratitude for the fierce grace that has blessed my path.
I have complete faith in the methods I practice and teach and I never teach anything I have not experienced for myself. I teach in the hope that what I share will in some small way contribute to helping the student find more peace within themselves, and thus contribute to making the world a better place.
May you and all beings be peaceful, blissful, healthy, and strong!
What is the Wim Hof Method?
The Wim Hof Method is a way to tap into the hidden power of oxygen and cold exposure; two natural resources that used to be part of our everyday lives throughout most of our evolutionary history, but that have been almost completely lost to the comforts of modern society.
With the WHM you can unlock the potential inside yourself, and open the door to an array of health benefits:
• Improved immune system
• Increased energy
• Heightened focus & determination
• Reduced stress levels
• Dealing with fear and challenges
• Improved sport performances
• Better sleep
• Greater temperature tolerance
• And many more…
Further qualifications and skills include:
Certified Yoga Therapist
Certification as a Wim Hof instructor
Graduate of SOAS university with a first class honors in The Study of Religion
Graduate of Cornell University in plant-based nutrition
Certified by the British wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance.