Seaham Hall Launches New Wim Hof Method Wellness Experience

Five-star luxury hotel, Seaham Hall has launched a new wellness partnership designed to bring the Wim Hof Method straight to its award-winning Serenity Spa this autumn

If you love innovative wellness experiences, it’s time to book a trip to Durham. Seaham Hall, the historic Georgian country manor on Durham’s glorious heritage coast has worked closely with its award-winning spa to launch a brand new partnership focusing on the benefits of cold exposure.

Ideal for either fans of either wellness (or just the recent Freeze The Fear TV show) The Wim Hof Method, taught by Breathwork and Cold Exposure Instructor Hayley Dorian, is designed to provide increased energy, better sleep, reduced stress levels, heightened focus, increased willpower and a stronger immune system through three key principles – breathwork, the cold, and mindset.

Hayley Dorian, who trained with Wim Hof, the Iceman himself, will offer guests the opportunity to discover the Wim Hof Method first-hand in dedicated workshops, finding out how they can utilise oxygen and cold exposure to optimise body and mind. 

Speaking about the new partnership and workshop series, Seaham Hall’s Spa Manager, Amanda Jennings commented: “At Seaham Hall, we truly believe that a more holistic approach to treatments will continue to be a big trend in the spa and wellness industry. In line with this, we’re looking to further build on our existing portfolio, working with exciting new partners, such as XHayle, and also, introducing new therapies, such as breathwork and sound therapy. 

“To celebrate the Serenity Spa’s 20th anniversary this year, together with exploring more holistic practices (whether medicinal or technology driven), we are developing the spa and creating new spaces for more immersive experiences.” 

Those who attend the workshops will master how a simple shift in the mind, combined with consciousness altering breathwork can enable them to experience the powerful effects of the cold, which includes improved metabolic function, reduced inflammation, strengthening of the immune system, increased energy levels, improved circulation, and improved mood. 

Hayley Dorian added: “Very few people like being cold and so the idea of submerging your body in temperatures as low as zero degrees might not appeal to most of us. So, imagine what it’s like to discover that the thing you feared was the thing that made you feel so good and buzzing with life? This is exactly what cold water does, and probably the reason why so many people who try it once, continue to do so daily!”

Each workshop will include a two-hour guided session focusing on breathing techniques and teaching the benefits of cold-water exposure, a light, plant-based lunch served in the Serenity Spa’s Ozone restaurant, followed by an afternoon cold water experience, using the Serenity Spa’s icy plunge pool for up to two minutes per person.

Make it happen
When: Sunday 9 October 2022, Sunday 11 December 2022
Wallet: The sessions cost £155 pp and include up to 12 people. 
Where: Lord Byrons Walk, Seaham SR7 7AG
How: Find out more and make a booking via  

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