F A Q s
I AM NEW TO BREATH WORK, WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
There is no set or predictable experience during or after a session. Since you are an individual, your experience will reflect your uniqueness. The characteristics of this technique is different than any other breathing technique. In comfortable clothing, you will be guided in a pace that allows all your cells to become completely oxygenated, releasing any stored toxins. We stimulate the release by massaging parts of your body. In the full flow of breathwork, we don’t pause in between the inhalation and exhalation. This might cause you to feel a tingling sensation in your body as the energy pushes through the energetic blocks. The more you can surrender to the process, the more you’ll enter a state where you are breathing the breath, purifying every cell and atom of your body.
We end the session with a time of stillness, to give your body and mind the opportunity to adjust to the biological and energetic changes.
WHAT IS CONNECTIVE BREATHING?
Simply speaking, the breaths are literally connected. That means there are no pauses between the inhales and the exhales. The connected pattern of conscious breathing is
a natural, safe and easy–to-learn technique.
CAN I HAVE A SESSION AT
Open Up only offers this through personal connections or via booked sessions in the studio.
The price for a session at your home is € 450 for 2 hours. Additional travel time will be charged at 100% of the session time which can vary between € 100 - € 200 depending on distance to the location from Amsterdam central.
Transportation costs will be discussed based on the transportation of my futon for the absolute comfort of the session in your home.
HOW MANY SESSIONS
SHOULD I DO?
It is recommended that you undertake a series of 10 sessions and start with
3 sessions in the first week and continue over a period of time and taking time between each session to assimilate realisations and change.
To commit to a series of sessions is
to commit to creating true change in your life.
HOW DO I SCHEDULE
Please make an enquiry via the Contact Form.
HOW LONG DOES A SESSION LAST?
Generally 1.5 hours, unless stated differently.
SHALL I BRING MY OWN
We provide, free of charge great mats, blankets, pillows. Always fresh and clean.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
In breathwork we work with energy and a blockage can cause you to really cool off. It's best to wear comfortable, loose and warm clothing - and to bring socks.
DO YOU OFFER
Yes! How wonderful you ask. We offer company sessions and workshops. Please get in touch
for more details or visit the page
CAN I EAT BEFORE A SESSION?
We recommended to not eat anything substantial in the two hours before your session.
IS THERE A CHANGING ROOM?
IS THERE MUSIC INVOLVED?
Yes. Music is an important part of the session and your journey and and is selected with the highest dedication for your process.
IS THERE ANY PHYSICAL CONTACT IN BREATHWORK?
The nature of this work will include interpersonal physical contact. This contact is strictly professional in nature and helps to support your process. Any sexual comments or approach will not be tolerated.
WHAT IF I HAVE AN INJURY
OR MEDICAL CONDITION?
Please inform us of any injuries or
medical conditions prior to our session. We reserve the right to ask you not to participate in a session if we feel that it would be inappropriate
because of an injury or medical condition. Injuries that require a specific approach cannot be solved.
If you have - or suspect to have a medical problem or condition, please contact a qualified health-care
We are not medical practitioners and are not practicing medicine. We don't diagnose, prescribe, or treat any physical or psychological symptoms, nor recommend any course of 'therapy".
Please read the list of potential medical issues below. We do not advice to practice this method when
you are coping with the following
psychical or mental symptoms:
• Cardiovascular problems
• Heart attacks or a history
• High or abnormal blood pressure
• Recent surgery or physical injury
• Epilepsy or a history of seizures
• An active addiction
• Severe psychiatric symptoms,
particularly psychosis or paranoia
• Bipolar depression or any other (severe) physical or mental health conditions.
In all cases you should always
consult a medical doctor first.
WHAT DO YOU MEAN WITH RESPECTING YOUR
You are responsibility for your body and health. Be mindful and respectful to your own limitations in order to honor your health and well being. You can end a session at any time if this feels best for you.
Open Up treats your privacy with absolute respect. This site is designed to offer you general information for educational
purposes only. The information on this site is not intended to replace personal consultation with any qualified physician, pharmacist
or other healthcare professional.
WHAT DOES A PRIVATE SESSION COST?
€ 200 and lasts approximately
1.5 hours. An online session of 75 minutes is € 150. Prices are excluding 21% VAT
WHAT'S YOUR OFFER FOR
5 PRIVATE SESSIONS ABOUT?
The investment for a package
of 5 individual sessions is € 950 (instead of € 1000). A series is valid for six months after the date of
purchase. The payment needs to be done up front and is non-refundable.
HOW DO I PAY?
Clients may pay through cash,
or bank transfer. Please see our
payment details in your
WHAT IS YOUR
If you need to reschedule, or
cancel your booking, please do
so 48 hours prior to your session, otherwise the full session fee is the cancellation charge.
The fee for not showing will be
the full session fee.
For workshops the cancellation policy is shown on the workshop information page
Make sure you are on time. We
like to guarantee the quality and benefits of your session and therefore have to cancel your appointment if you are more than 10 minutes late.
CAN I DECLARE MY COSTS SOMEWHERE?
If you are a freelancer (ZZP-er) you can book the session as costs under Coaching.
WHAT ARE YOUR TERMS & CONDITIONS?
Read all about it here