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 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
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.
Personal - Communitas - Society
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.
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.
Awaken consciousness. Be curious to discover your truth through the unknown, the liminal and non ordinary.
Learn how to be responsible,
present and autonomous in the world
Integrate the shadow and
embody your truth
Breathe and to connect and make
contact with the feeling of life.
Monthly group sessions