Our programs are part of the counterculture, filling in the void, breathing and living at a courageous wild edge of change for our alive becoming. We work with people, in places, in the complexity of our time and feel continuously inspired to explore where the learning lives. Our programs are designed to foster a deeper understanding and connection with the world from an inner learning perspective.


Breathwork Program for Refugees in Africa

Open Up is developing an inner work program for refugees which is launched Q1 2021 to youth fellows in Nakivale Refugee Settlement in Uganda; home of more than 100.000 families. The program offers the fundamentals of breathwork & inquiry in a holistic approach to support their healing and inner growth.

We are creating possibilities for refugee youth in Kenya, Tanzania and DR Congo to become part of this program and decentralize education. With more support we aim to expand in all East Africa.


Scientific Research

Breathwork &


Open Up is leading a scientific research to turn breathwork into the psychotherapeutic paradigm, and study the therapeutic potential of breath work and psychotherapy as a combined (new) therapy. This research focusses on the increase of well- being, and the decrease of anxiety and depression. 


This project is a co-creation with a stellar and growing team of scientific researchers, the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam, The Hersencentrum and GGZ.

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) 


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 of this program 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 approach.