Our programs are designed to foster a deeper understanding of who we are, where we are and where we are going. Creating possibility for social and societal change, individual and group transformation.

Understanding Breathwork

Open Up explores and practices deeply the mechanisms of breathing, and is constantly exploring the inside-out and outside-in dynamics for healing and transformation. The shared knowledge this program offers can bring about an overarching ecology. With this series we want to build and create an education platform and introduce the wisdom within, to better understand ourselves, and learn more about breath work in a holistic appraoch.


The Breathwork

Group Series

The Breathwork Group Series a five-week

experiential programme in a closed group,

and exploration of who you are. A process designed to open to life at the core level, and start living it fully.

The Series has successfully completed its 9th sold-out edition and runs since 2017. It offers a dynamic approach in various methods of breathing (e.g Holotropic Breathwork as created by Stanislav Grof) and a mix of deep psychological work (self-inquiry and shadow work) 


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Scientific Research

Open Up has initiated this project with psychotherapist Frederique Bicker to turn breathwork into the psychotherapeutic paradigm, and study the therapeutic potential of breath work and psychotherapy as a combined (new) therapy. This scientific research focusses on the increase of wellbeing, and the decrease of anxiety and depression. 


The case studies have started in november 2020 and the trial starts in 2021. This project is a collaboration with a team of scientific researchers. 

Imaginary World

Opening an adventure to create a new landscape of imagination and discovery in society. An imperative time for artists, 

creators, thinkers, dreamers, activists, explorers, and doers to become revolutionaries of everyday life, opening to the possibilities in a new world we envision.


Programme starts in March 2021.


Uncover Politics

Open Up is being the first in the Netherlands to focus on inner work for politicians with scientific research to measure a change in tolerance in politicians and the political landscape. We want to bring a broader conversation and inner work process to people who have agency and power in the current systems, and are dedicated to help open and bring a shift to our worldview, into ourselves, into society and into history. This project is a co-creative process with Marleen Weener and scientific researcher Femke Bakker. The trial will start in March 2021.




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