B R E A T H W O R K
The cycle of learning

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

BREATH WORK

THE PROCESS

Open Up is the cutting-edge of a new counterculture. A community dedicated to the evolution of consciousness and society. An education platform for people inspired to have courages, explorations, conversations and learnings, and become curious to see and experience what seeks our attention and healing. We create environments for men and women to uncover their truth, transform their lives and reach for the highest potential with breath work at the core of everything. 

Founder Katrien Franken is inspired to wake up to the workings of life in the shadows, and to support the process of ecstasis and integration, forging connection inside our heart and soul. Our work centres on the intersection between psychology, spirituality and neuroscience. 

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

and enrichment. 

Breathwork is part of our wider inner work, 

and 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, growth and healing. 

 

We offer a direction of inwardness, a deep experiencing of individual meaning, presence and collective insight. Our work has a dedicated focus on integrating the shadow, sovereignty, the lliminal and our lived truth. Qualities that we find vital to the process of self-discovery which is a unique approach in breath work.


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.

Real change manifests through energy shifts in the body, rather than through intellectual insight alone. The environment we create is carefully designed to help us come into a state of flow. The invitation is to let it be a spontaneous way of re-aligning ourselves with reality and come back to the body.

 

The process itself uses a simple technique 

which consists of connecting the inhale and the exhale in a spontaneous way, without pausing. In comfortable clothes, 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. Our work is held within safety

and support to breathe and move beyond 

intellectual understanding to an embodied place of deeper knowing. 

Open to

Flow

Personal - Communitas - Society

Experience

Retreats

12-14  June
2-4 October
The Netherlands
Breathwork Weekend Intensive
 
with Katrien Franken

Inspire

Connect

Transform

Beyond the workings of the controlling mind, be inspired by your deeper knowing and intuition. Through the cutting-edge practice of breathwork (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.

THE BIGGER PICTURE

​"Change starts within."

 

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. 

Wake Up

Awaken consciousness. Be curious to discover your truth through the unknown, the liminal and non ordinary.

Show Up

Learn how to be responsible,

present and autonomous in the world 

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Open Up

Grow Up

Integrate the shadow and 

embody your truth

Clean Up

Breathe and to connect and make

contact with the feeling of life.

Clients

DEEP

BREATH

Monthly group sessions

Amsterdam 

    WHAT WE OFFER

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    Inner space

    Elandsgracht 105-1

    1016 TT Amsterdam

    Bluebirds

    Louise Wentstraat 186

    1018 MS Amsterdam

    Stretch

    59 Columbia Road

    London E2 7RG

    Inner space

    Elandsgracht 105-1

    1016 TT Amsterdam

    Bluebirds

    Louise Wentstraat 186

    1018 MS Amsterdam

    Stretch

    59 Columbia Road

    London E2 7RG

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