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 is is a place for learning, healing and sense-making. We are a growing community of people inspired to have courageous conversations, explorations, and learnings with practices of inquiry and breathwork at the

core. To become curious to experience and 

discover, to see, sense and feel what seeks our attention and healing.

Founder Katrien Franken is a skilled breath practitioner, counselor, educator and facilitator who is inspired to create environments for relational processes that help support personal change into political action, into systems learning – and ignite freedom globally into the hearts of people.

To create a shift in our identity, in our hearts, in the way we sense, and think and feel – and deepen our understanding and community that we all have an infinite capacity to connect. To not be in a hurry to know, but explore an inward intimacy where something curious and spontaneous, and truly creative can arise. 

Our approach is dedicated to the evolution
of consciousness and to wake up to the workings of life in the shadows. ​To remember who we are, where we are, and what we are creating. 

We hope to support deeply meaningful changes in people's lives and in society, and encourage an educational and experiential approach in order to facilitate the exchange of ideas and discoveries for a mutual growth, 

understanding, and enrichment. 

The wholeness we seek is in the creation of our connected embodied wisdom. Together, in conscious community we push into our edges, open to our vulnerability, delight in the joy and freedom in our authenticity, and come home, individually and together, to our intimate Belonging.

Breathwork is a therapeutic and dynamic practice of conscious connected breathing, that takes people far beyond traditional cognitive therapies. The technique

consists of connecting the inhale and the exhale in a spontaneous way, without pausing. The inhalation is full and deep, the exhalation is completely relaxed.


In comfortable clothes, sitting, or laying on your back, you'll 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.



to Flow






Dear friend,


We are living in an extraordinary time

of systems learning, in a world and society that's looking and longing for change. 


An imperative time for artists, creators,

thinkers, doers, dreamers, explorers and activists, to become revolutionaries

of everyday life, opening curiosity to

the possibilities in a new world we envision.  

Pilot starts soon.

A world to our own making



The Cycle of Learning

An infinite practice and map for discovery and possibility

that can change everything between us. 

Love for the Truth

Attune your (inner) listening, connect with you heart to communicate your truth and share your wisdom

Individual Sovereignty

Learn how to be autonomous,

present and responsible in the world 

Flow and Coherence

Breathe to feel & Heal

Create safety within, involve your body, your intelligence and intuition, and breathe

Enter the Liminal

Awaken consciousness, open up to the unknown,

the mythopoetic, and non ordinary, the soul



    Inner space

    Elandsgracht 105-1

    1016 TT Amsterdam


    Louise Wentstraat 186

    1018 MS Amsterdam


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