The future will be build by those who are willing to pioneer new methods for healing that transcend the limits of cognitive insights and allow us to access our full potential as human beings. It will be holistic, experiential and profound.
Open Up is the cutting-edge of a new counter-culture. A growing community of people,
inspired to have courageous explorations,
conversations and learnings, and become curious to see and experience what seeks our attention and healing. We create environments for people to uncover their truth, transform their lives and reach for the highest potential with breathwork at the core of everything.
Founder Katrien Franken is a connector of curiosity, love and authenticity who supports the process of ecstasis and integration,
fostering our responsibility how to be in the world - and to ignite freedom globally into the hearts of people. She believes that real societal development starts at the level of
We hope to support deeply meaningful changes in people's lives, and encourage
an educational and experiential approach in order to facilitate the exchange of ideas and discoveries for a mutual understanding growth
Breathwork is a therapeutic technique and
part of our wider inner work to exolore the inner dimensions of change and healing. It is a dynamic body-mind practice of conscious connected breathing, that takes most people far beyond traditional cognitive therapies. It provides the groundwork for true inner change and is a powerful approach to self-discovery, personal development and healing.
We offer a direction of inwardness through
a combination psychological practices with breathwork to open a deep experiencing of individual meaning, presence and collective insight. Our approach is dedicated to the evolution of consciousness and exercises
individual sovereignty by integrating our so called Shadow; the parts about ourselves that we deny or reject.
Breathwork (inspired on Holotropic Breathing) can be a catalyst for profound change but should not be seen as a cure-all, but as an initiation into an arduous path of exploring parts of yourself you’d rather deny.
The process itself uses a simple technique
which consists of connecting the inhale and the exhale in a spontaneous way, without pausing. Both the in-and out-breath are done through the mouth. The inhalation is full and deep, the exhalation is completely relaxed.
In comfortable clothes, sitting, or laying on your back, you will utilise the breath to activate the natural inner healing intelligence and process of the psyche, bringing you in a particular set of internal experiences.
The quality and content brought forth are unique to each person in that particular time and place. This work can be both liberating and exhilarating, but also challenging. It is held within safety and support to breathe and move beyond intellectual understanding to an embodied place of deeper knowing.
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Beyond the workings of the controlling mind, be inspired by your deeper knowing and intuition. Through the cutting-edge practice of Open Up breathing (inspired on Holotropic Breathwork), we will open and release tension and trauma from the body and mind - and generate space for what is emerging to come into consciousness.
Everything is connected. It is of having shared experiences, relatable feelings, or similar ideas that make us move through life in a more meaningful way. It is the feeling of belonging to something greater than oneself. Breathwork acts as a portal to become aware of what it means in a profound way.
In place of curiosity and bravery, we open up to encounter the 'shadow' and follow a
route to embody truth, authenticity and integrity. The quality of your commitment to integrate the learnings, brings forth the possibility for true change. This involves the Cycle of Learning.
supporting our conscious evolution
There is new world is forming itself that we know nothing about - but we can feel. How can we be of help to feel it better? All moves in cycles, and through our experience and curiosity and observations - we can learn more about the world from the inside, out. An infinite and profound practice that can change everything between us. Read more
Awaken consciousness. Be curious to discover your truth through the unknown, the liminal and non ordinary.
Learn how to be sovereign, present
and autonomous in the world
Integrate the shadow, enliven
your truth and integrity
Breathe and make contact with the feeling of life.
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