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    Darkness Meditation at Soho House

    14 Sept, 28 Oct, 25 Nov 2020 | 10.00-12.00

    This exceptional meditation connects us with darkness as a practice to awaken, transform and heal. With facilitated preparation we will look into the blackness where without visual stimuli the mind and soul can wander. This process releases fear of the unknown, and invites us to look and listen into our own world and being. For Soho House members only.


    Breathwork at Soho House

    10 Sept, 14 Oct, 11 Nov 2020 | 10.00-12.00

    Especially for Soho House Amsterdam we create monthly Open Up experiences for members to bring context and a deeper understanding and relation to ourselves and in relation to others and in the world. Our sessions create deep impact on how to open, and maintain present with oneself - and ultimately in the world. For Soho House members only.


    ICPR online conference

    25, 26, 27 September 2020

    We are pleased to be a sponsor of this conference and to be invited to offer breathwork to the 500 leading experts in psychedelic research & therapy, psychiatry, neuro-science psychology, and anthropology from all over the world.


    A New Political Landscape

    1, 15, 29 September • By invitation and for politicians only

    A 4-year project to bring a broader conversation and inner work process to the people who have agency and power in the current systems. We bring a deep focus on inner work for politicians with a mission to change the political landscape in co-creation with Heleen Weening and Marleen Weener.


    Nordic Women's Gathering

    17-20 September |5500 SEK | Skeppsudden, Stockholm

    Open Up's founder Katrien is part of the Nordic Women's Gathering, and will facilitate breath work on the three day gathering. The purpose is to bring together women who are ready to awaken feminine leadership and step into a womanhood that we and the world is longing for.



    The Breathwork Group Series

    Postponed due to COVID-19

    The Breathwork Group Series is a unique five-week program which offers the groundwork for true inner change. Open your truth with sovereignty, curiosity and care. The Series addresses your connection to body, intellect and intuition and involves breathwork, inquiry, and a powerful mix of psychological practices. Location: Bluebirds Oost, Amsterdam


    Breathwork Weekend Intensive

    Postponed due to COVID-19 

    The 3 day weekend intensives take place in a beautiful nature set to fully immerse yourself in the power of breath in a group of max 12 people. While nourishing the body, we explore the essentials of what it means to be alive, and what is holding us back. The weekend is suitable for anyone who wants to make a real change in their lives. Facilitation by Katrien Franken 


    Deep Breath

    Postponed due to COVID-19

    The DEEP BREATH sessions build awareness around the deeper potential and meaning of breathwork in the vision of Open Up. Each month we create an oasis of space

    amidst the Amsterdam hustle to open to flow and coherence, release stress and meet ourselves in the Cycle of Learning. Location Bluebirds Oost, Amsterdam

"Katrien creates a beautiful space, the method is disarmingly simple, in what felt like very short space of time I experienced a very intense, pleasant tingling in my entire body which grew in intensity as I continued to breathe. After some time we did a number of retentions and I found I was able to hold my breath with no effort at all for an extended period of time. I didn’t leave the room or my body, it was more the opposite feeling of going deeper into myself. When we finished  I felt like something significant had been released from my system. Thanks Katrien, hope to cross paths with you again."

 –  Marcus Tudehope - Programme Manager • United Nations, Afghanistan


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