We are a vibrant community fostering wellness through breathwork and ice bath experiences using the Wim Hof Method. Welcoming both beginners and advanced practitioners, we provide a supportive environment for individuals to explore and enhance their mental and physical resilience through these transformative practices.


  • Donato Helbling

    Donato is the founder of the Miami Ice Club and one of the most active Certified Wim Hof Method Instructors worldwide. He completed his training directly under Wim Hof in 2018 (before Ice Baths were so popular), and helped turn Miami into an unlikely mecca for this practice.

    He teaches workshops worldwide and regular classes in Miami and has over 20 years of experience teaching wellness practices, first with Budokon University teaching Yoga, Martial Arts, Mobility, Meditation. Now with this method and with his own Integrative Living Model, he helps individuals and corporations reach their full potential.

  • Jacquie Rangel

    Jacquie is a clinician trained at the University of Miami with expertise in mental health and sports psychology. In her work, Jacquie draws on knowledge acquired from eight ongoing years of teaching yoga, meditation, breath work and guiding hundreds of people through ice baths.

  • Gabriel Villaverde

    Gabriel is a dedicated wellness professional with a deep passion for helping individuals reconnect with their body, mind, and soul. An ERYT-500 and YACEP certified by Yoga Alliance, he brings a wealth of expertise to his clients. In addition to his yoga expertise, Gabriel has also studied under Sensei Donato Hebling, exploring the art of breathwork and cold exposure. Gabriel is a proud member of the Miami Ice Club, where he continues to explore the benefits of cold exposure for enhanced well-being.

  • Cristina Dominguez

    Cristina began her ice club journey in 2020 during the beginning of the lockdown as a way to calm her nervous system and strengthen her immune system. Beyond those benefits she bonded with this likeminded community and quickly fell in love with the people and the practice.A yoga teacher, Ayurvedic practitioner, psychedelic counselor and breathe coach, Cristina leads retreats in the Dominican Republic and is extremely excited to be guiding her community at Miami Ice Club. As a MIC teacher she infuses her upbeat personality, great music and shamanic drumming in all her classes

  • Ralph Ariza

    Ralph is a meditation teacher, energy worker and sound practitioner but the simplicity of breath and the truth of the ice remain at the core of his personal practices. He is also a sound & Reiki Practitioner, mindfulness Instructor, and a kids yoga Instructor


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Why join the Miami Ice Club?

We are a community dedicated to the simple principles of happiness, health and strength. By cultivating and deepening a regular breath work and cold exposure practice, the members of the Miami Ice Club activate their ability to regulate their autonomic nervous system. What does this look like in everyday life?

  • Elevated performance potential
  • Enhanced and stable mood
  • Tapping into intrinsic motivation
  • Boost in creativity
  • More meaningful connections with self and others

By showing up to challenge the limitations of the mind weekly, our members support themselves and each other in the discipline that goes into becoming fully expressed versions of themselves.  

If you are serious about learning Wim Hof, then stop looking on YouTube and come check out how our members practice.

Why learn the WHM from Donato Helbling?

Donato Helbling is the only Certified Instructor in South Florida, and has a trained directly under Wim Hof and the teachers at the WHM Academy. He has over 15 years of experience teaching in Miami and travelling worldwide, with Budokon University teaching Yoga, Martial Arts, Mobility, Meditation and Life Coaching, as well as with his own Integrative Living Model. He is the founder of the Miami Ice Club, where he teaches regular Wim Hof Method classes to a growing group of members.

If you are ready to learn the science behind this method and different tips to get the most out of this practice, regardless of your current level of fitness, health conditions or special life circumstances, Donato is your guy. Come and find out why so many people choose him as their guide in this journey to Happiness, Health and Strength.

Who can join the Miami Ice Club?

ANYONE! That being said, to keep our sessions safe, productive and timely we ask that everyone know the basics of techniques and safety. 

This means to be a member you must have experience with the Wim Hof Method in one of the following ways:

1. Completion of our 2-Class Intro Course

2. Completion of the Wim Hof Fundamentals Workshop

3. Referral from another Wim Hof Method instructor, approved by Donato

*The Wim Hof Method can be practiced by any healthy individual. If you are dealing with a serious medical condition, we advise to consult with your doctor before attempting any of the WHM techniques. We advise against practicing the WHM if you are dealing with: Pregnancy, Epilepsy, High blood pressure (taking prescription medication), Coronary heart disease (e.g. Angina Pectoris; Stable Angina), a history of serious health issues like heart failure or stroke, etc. If you suffer from migraines, we urge you to be cautious about taking ice baths.

Who is this practice for?

This workshop is suitable for everyone, but does require a basic level of health. Out of precaution, we advise against participation during pregnancy, or if you are epileptic. 

What to bring?

- Water Bottle/Drink
- Small Snack
- Warm Clothes
- Bathing Suit
- Flip Flops/Sandals
- Towel
- Notepad/pen
- Open Mind :)

What about health issues?

People with cardiovascular issues, or any other serious health conditions should always consult a medical professional before starting the Wim Hof Method.