Life At Nature's Pace

Cold Immersion

Cold water therapy is the practice of using cold water to support health and well-being by encouraging the release of healing hormones, changing neural pathways and creating adaptations within the body.. There is a long history documenting the benefit of cold therapy for human health; and research continues today. Many cultures have utilized this practice around the world to ease muscle pain and fatigue and to support health and wellness. Today, we take this ancient healing modality and apply it to our life through ice baths, wild swimming, cold immersion and cold showers. 

This practice of cold water therapy has many benefits including:

:: boosts immune system

:: improves cellular function

:: increases metabolic function

:: decreases pain & inflammation

:: supports recovery and healing

:: benefits circulatory system & blood flow

:: improves response to stress

:: boosts energy and improves mood

:: increases confidence and resiliency

:: improves sleep

Practicing cold therapy floods the body with norepinephrine; a hormone and neurotransmitter found and released naturally in the brain and body during a fight/flight response. This response increases energy, mood, attention and focus while decreasing inflammation and bringing blood-flow to vital organs and retaining heat through vasoconstriction.


In addition to the list of physical benefits, cold exposure creates the space for deep, true connection to self. Controlled uncomfortable situations support us overcoming our stress response and teach us how to tap into our inner strength and resiliency. This benefits us in the cold water, and in life. 





Community Breath and Cold Plunge Experience​

Join Kim for a morning of breath, cold and community at Rising Spirit in Orono, ON.


During our time together you will learn the benefits of breathwork and cold immersion, participate in a breathwork journey and be guided into the cold Ganaraska River, learning how to regulate your nervous system while embracing the cold.


This morning of exploration is a beautiful opportunity to drop in and connect with yourself, and a community of like-minded people. We will begin with a short discussion, move into a breathwork journey, enjoy a supported cold immersion and then gather around an outdoor fire with tea, to integrate and share our experiences.


Cold immersion is challenging, and when you accept the invitation to enter the cold you discover your unlimited potential. You break through the barriers of your perceived limitations and discover your resiliency.


Who: Anyone interested in opening themselves to a new experience and tapping into their fullest potential

What: Breathwork, Cold Immersion and Fire

Where: Rising Spirit

When: Monday February 20, 2023 (Family Day), 10am to 12pm

Why: Because you are limitless, and when you put yourself in uncomfortable situations you discover your resiliency and potential


Exchange: $55.00 per person


Spaces are limited. Register soon to avoid missing out!


For questions or to register, connect with Kim at [email protected]


***Please refer to policies page before registering



 

Intro to Cold Immersion Workshop at Rising Spirit

I am so excited to be partnering with Rising Spirit to offer an Intro to Cold Immersion Workshop on Sunday April 16, 10am to 12:30pm


Learn the “why” behind cold immersion, journey with your breath, be guided in an intentional group cold immersion, enjoy hot tea and sharing circle and connect with community, all in one afternoon!


Connect with me if you have questions, and hop over to Rising Spirit to register. You can reach them at [email protected] to secure your spot.


Who’s in? 


Semi-Private Outdoor Cold Immersion with Hike and Breathwork

Interested in creating your own cold immersion experience with a small group of friends, this is for you! Call up your soul sister, bring your partner, or gather a group of like-minded friends and let me curate a beautiful, connecting and grounding experience in nature that includes a hike, breathwork and cold immersion. 


Semi-Private Session

$150.00 for 2 to 4 people

Connect with me at [email protected] to book your session



Private Outdoor Cold Immersion with Hike and Breathwork

Looking for an experience that is created just for YOU? Are you looking for an experience to support you and where you are on your journey? Then consider a private session. 


Before your session Kim will connect with you to get to know where you are on your journey, what you are hoping to gain from this experience, what your dreams and desires are and more. She will spend time creating a personalized experience that will support you and send you home with steps to continue the journey. 


This is a powerful session supportive for those of you who are experiencing milestones, looking to take your inner work to a deeper level or to level up your health and well-being.


Private Session

$125.00

Connect with me at [email protected] to book your session