Open Up is a growing Breathwork community of people inspired to have courages learnings, explorations, and conversations to see and experience what seeks our attention and healing. We create space 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. To evolve consciousness with an urge to look deeper and more honestly into The Cycle of Learning, forging connection inside our heart and soul. Breathwork is part of our wider inner work that centres on the intersection between neuroscience, psychotherapy, and spirituality. We encourage an educational and experiential approach in order to facilitate the exchange of ideas and discoveries for a mutual growth, understanding and enrichment.
Breathwork 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, collective insight and explore the inner dimension of
change and healing, together. Our work offers a variety of techniques to create possibilities
to hack into new ways of thinking, doing and being.
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 together.
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.
deepen your capability, self-understanding, and
compassion to explore new possibilities for growth and
connection, no matter where you are on your path in life
Our workshops are often described as inspiring, trans-
formative and life changing. In a group process we are the mirror for each other, reflecting back who we are. In this intimate exchange, we find our way into truth and authenticity.
Our company sessions are experiences for personal development and growth, improving key psychological traits like presence, openness to experience, intuition and self-reflection in order to achieve our purpose.
supporting our conscious evolution
Open to Love and Truth
Attune your (inner) listening, communicate
your truth, connect and share your wisdom
Learn how to be present, and
responsible in the world, in reality
Breathe to Feel & Heal
Create safety within, breathe
and connect with your body for embodiment and healing
Enter the Liminal
Awaken consciousness, open up to the unknown,
the mystical and mythopoetic, the non-ordinary, the Soul
Monthly Breathwork Workshop