Meet Kym Burls
Hi, I'm Kym.
A highly experienced breathwork & cold therapy coach based in Adelaide, South Australia (but I teach Australia-wide and globally).
Breathwork and cold exposure have helped me accept my past, enjoy the present and they strengthen my future. It's why I'm passionate to share the benefits that improving how we breathe has on our lives.
Something I look forward to doing with you in the near future.
Here’s to happy, strong and healthy lives.
In 2017, after losing my corporate job, I realised I was deeply unhappy (and unhealthy) in almost every area of my life.
I also realised that I was the one responsible for the decisions that led me to that point… and, well, if I didn’t like where I was, I needed to make different decisions.
So I did.
I packed a small bag and a one way ticket out of Australia and went travelling; my version of ‘Eat, Pray, Love’.
I set out with only 3 objectives; to challenge myself physically, mentally and spiritually.
Read my story in this SA Life Magazine profile
Path to Teaching
On my travels I discovered the Wim Hof Method and with it a powerful way to reconnect with my mind, body & heart, through nature.
This introduced me to the world of breathwork. Since then I’ve spent hundreds of hours learning from many of the world's best breathwork mentors and certified in several leading breathing techniques (but the learning never stops!).
I’ve been fortunate enough to learn the Wim Hof Method directly from Wim Hof personally, and have taught alongside him, including teaching 200 people at the Winter Expedition in Poland (something only a few instructors have done). I'm also the first & most experienced Wim Hof Method instructor in South Australia.
I teach people of all ages and backgrounds looking to maximise their potential, including athletes, military personnel, medical professionals & hopefully... you!
Qualifications & Training
Certified Level 2 Wim Hof Method Instructor
Certified Oxygen Advantage® Advanced Instructor
XPT Performance Breathing® Certified
100's of hours of breathwork study
100's of hours of face-to-face coaching
Senior First Aid
Mental Health First Aid
International Breathwork Foundation member
Breathwork & cold training coach since 2019
Trained 1,500+ people
Taught on 3 continents
Adelaide's first Certified Wim Hof Method Instructor
Taught alongside Wim Hof in Poland
Launched the first Wim Hof Method retreat in South Australia
Pioneered sports performance breathing workshops in Adelaide
The two right angled triangles represent our lungs, our respiratory system; the foundation of our overall health and the key to unlocking our full potential.
The line that bisects the triangles, together with the triangle, is the elemental symbol for air. To me it also symbolises the connectedness between the systems in our body, in particular the autonomic nervous system, and how we are able to influence it via how we breathe.
The red and blue colours serve two meanings.
Oxygenated (red) and deoxygenated (blue) blood that pumps through the arteries, veins and capillaries that make up our circulatory system.
Hot and cold, but more accurately, the stress, the contrast that life requires to build our resilience