DEEP BREATH – sessions with Katrien Franken, founder of Open Up (www.openup.world) is a monthly group session to awaken consciousness through the spontaneous and natural power of deep connected breathing. Together with the Open Up team, Katrien will guide this group journey of two and a half hours to move beyond intellectual understanding to an embodied place of knowing.
To let yourself feel. To let yourself heal.
The environment we create is carefully designed to help us to come into a state of flow together, and move towards an experience of more wholeness and understanding in life. Flow is a specific neurological state that brings us into close connection to one another, and help us grow and heal. The session offer a way to safely follow the inner clues that naturally seeks harmony, balance and meaning.
Each month we come together to create an oasis of space amidst the Amsterdam hustle to breathe and connect with an opportunity to drop our masks and move to a direction of inwardness. We will be building the field with a passion to live from our deepest truth – in love and service. In a dance between fear and surrender, we will flow with breath, to release with breath so limitations disappear and a true sense of inner freedom can enter.
The process itself (inspired on Holotropic Breathwork) uses a simple technique which consists of connecting our inhale and exhale in a spontaneous way, without pausing. On its own, the act of respiration naturally energizes, cleanses, purifies and reconnects you with the joy of natural presence. Through a safe and supported guidance – grounded exercises, sound, movement and touch – we help stimulate the consciously release of tension and trauma from the body and mind.
Come and open up with us, to see how everything changes. We are the creators of our own path, as we go along.
- Breathe: Increase our somatic, emotional and social intelligence, and come into a state of flow.
- Inspire: Connecting to source, our intimate truth to allow a deeper trust to arise.
- Open: Harvesting what wants to come into consciousness and finding our voice to express it.
- Heal: Experience the power of communal healing, with dedication to listen into our internal world.
- Stillness: Open to a place of deep stillness, and awakened relaxation
- Heart: Reconnect with the heart, move to the edge and learn how to soften.
B e n e f i t s
- Tapping into the deeper wisdom of the body
- Reconnecting with the heart
- Tension and emotional release
- Insights and clarity
- Profound relaxation
H e a l t h & W e l l b e i n g
Considering that breathwork is only working with conscious changes to the pattern of our breathing, it can be amazingly powerful and transformational 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. The work of Open Up offers the possibility to open a path of discovery to change how you live.
Because the sessions are an experience to open up our energy, your current health and health background is very important to pay attention to the contra-indications for breathwork to make sure it is right for you. More can be found on: https://www.openup.world/faqs
P r e p a r a t i o n
- We recommend to eat light meals in the 2 hours before your session.
- Bring a water bottle
- Wear comfortable, warm clothes and bring warm socks
- Plan some free time after your session, to integrate what might have opened