Tim van der Vliet

Breathing Expert & Instructor

After a career as a spiritual author, and (meditation) teacher, Tim wanted to go back to the beginning and keep things simple and pure.

Personally trained by a famous breathing instructor, Tim implements techniques to teach people to master their own mind-body connection.

Today, he is one of the leading breathing experts in the world. Tim’s main focus is teaching others to become breath work instructors. He travels the world teaching people how to breathe consciously and instructs and performs “ice baths” using the “Wim Hof Method”.

Personally trained by the famous Iceman himself, Tim implements these techniques to teach people to master their own mind-body connection. Tim’s techniques, also known as “TT”, incorporates several breathing techniques, spine straightening exercises, cold training and simple but profound mindset training. 

Tim is an active Youtuber, author and father of 5 children. He lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Apart from a healthy lifestyle he has learned to optimize his body and mind. In his own words, he describes himself as being calmer, healthier, energetic and better able to cope with stressful events or situations.

Tim also finds that he can influence his auto immune system through light exercise, breathing and cold training. 

Note from Tim

I call myself a breathing nerd. 

I have been a meditation teacher and author of the book Spiritual Awakening – the easy way (the book with the dog). 

For the past 15 years I have been walking a path to spiritual development and have integrated Pranayama yoga into my everyday life. 

My journey to becoming one of the leading breathing experts started about 6 years ago. 

You can find me on YouTube where I have my own channel and am also an acknowledged instructor in the Wim Hof method. 

In my programs I teach people about breath work and hope to motivate at least one of them to become a licensed breath work instructor. 

I am also the father of 5 children. 

I am fortunate to have made a career out of my hobby, traveling around the world, teaching thousands of people a year. It is through breathing exercises, that I learned that I could control my autonomic nervous system so that I consciously increase or decrease energy whenever I need to. Even in highly stressful situations, it is by controlling the breath you can control your life.  

A few years ago, while I was traveling with 4 of my children in the Philippines, I experienced a major panic attack. Diving 30 meters to watch sharks with my two daughters, I started hyperventilating. I knew that I would soon pass out and worried about leaving my 4 children behind, one of them waiting in the boat above us. 

I experienced a major panic attack diving 30 meters to watch sharks. It saved my life remembering what I had learned in ice baths about breathing.

What I had learned from the times I had taken ice baths is that I could regain control of my breathing by applying a technique that would immediately calm me down in the panicked state I was in. And it worked. 

From that moment, my dharma, my path has led me to believe that my training and breath work, really does save lives. I am immediately able to apply the technique, even if you’d wake me up in the middle of the night to do so. 

My good friend and trainer Wim Hof has taught me a lot. From the breathing technique to calm your nerves, to a morning wake up, to a total state of panic. These various techniques have the most significant effects. 

The most profound changes in life are often very simple. If you are able to breathe through the nose as a default and down through your belly (diaphragmatic breathing) you are already doing great!  Two words that run a trail through all my courses and are encrypted in my mind is to breathe slowly

I give both online and offline courses and am a specialist when it comes to the science of breath work. I also like to apply practical techniques to calm down, increase energy, relieve stress, gain focus, to heal, and achieve higher performance. 

Though I am frequently found in the corporate world, my intention is to make breathing exercises applicable to all throughout their everyday lives. 

All with the one goal, my purpose, to raise awareness and consciousness throughout the world. 

You can find more information around his work on his website or youtube channel.

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