How many times have you heard that showering with cold water has positive effects on the body and mind? You may have read on several occasions that taking a cold shower awakens the body and the mind, that it strengthens the immune system and reduces the chances of infectious diseases, that it improves the blood flow and promotes better overall cardiovascular health, and that cold showers help reduce the symptoms and the consequences of stress and alleviate the symptoms of depression. A cold shower before going to bed helps you sleep better, but it also improves your skin and your hair.
DATES: Friday, 23 September – Sunday, 25 September
DURATION: 3 days / 2 nights
EXECUTION: Luka Turk and Residence Soča
LOCATION: Residence Soča, in the town of Soča, only a few metres away from the cool emerald beauty of the Soča river
So, showering with cold water does have many advantages. But why does the mere thought of a cold shower still give us chills then? How do we overcome the aversion we feel towards the very concept of coldness?
Introducing any new habit into our life is never easy. In order to achieve that, we first need to overcome our own mental obstacles. Luka Turk, who has had to go through many unenviable situations in his life, will give you some advice on how to turn your life around for the better just by your own will and by making coldness your friend. Everything is always easier when we can share this kind of experience with like-minded people. That’s why we invite you to join us at his workshop on ice diving and introducing cold showers into everyday life.
6 p.m.: An introductory evening with a speech by Luka Turk.
Luka will tell you his life story and talk briefly about the benefits of cold showers and ice baths. You will learn how cold water affects our health, well-being and lifestyle. Luka will also share with you the first tips on how to motivate yourselves to take cold showers, which you will be able to use for your next shower.
8 p.m.: Dinner in the nearby restaurant Andrejc.
The price includes:
€70 per person (50 minutes). The Access Bars therapy is a gentle technique where we stimulate the brain to go into the theta state by touching 32 points on the head. This kind of therapy activates the body’s self-healing processes and opens a space of awareness in our life. The electrical charge in the brain is dispersed, and this way all the energies trapped in the brain and body are released.
€50 per person (30 min), €70 per person (50 min). Surrender to the healing touches of our two experienced masseurs, who will remove the last traces of any tension from your body. With the intuitive techniques they have developed through their many years of practice, they will also come to your aid in sports injuries and relieve you of pain. Using music, pleasant lights and soothing scents, they will turn your apartment into an oasis of peace that will promote complete relaxation of the body, the mind and the spirit.
Supplement for individual room in the apartment (sharing the apartment with other participants): €50 per night.
Supplement for individual unit (Studio apartment): €100 per person per night.
Lunch and dinner are included in the price, you just pay drinks.
Tourist tax: 2€ / day
Maximum number of participants: 16
Minimum number of participants: 4
Note: The workshop will be held provided that the minimum number of participants has been reached.
Luka Turk, former Olympic swimmer (Beijing 2008) and soldier, now a personal trainer and ice diving professional, has a lot of experience in overcoming life’s obstacles. By swimming in cold water, a simple guy from Radovljica has expanded his consciousness, awakened his body and strengthened his mind, finding along the way his life mission, which he now passes on with great passion.
This method can be performed by any healthy individual. Listen to your body and never force anything.
We do not recommend using this method if you have:
At Residence Soča, we wish to offer our guests quality workshops to help them acquire lifelong knowledge that will enrich their everyday life. We therefore invite you to join us and improve the quality of your life step-by-step with a group of like-minded people.
To apply for the workshop, please fill out the form below.