A Journey Outside the Box

Our Vision

We simply wish to support individuals as they create a life they love through creative wellness, joyful learning & inspired living.

Offerings Include:

* Creative Wellness Workshops

* Inspired Living Support 

* Early Childhood (K-1) Tutoring

* Life Coaching

* Consultations

Our Story

The best things in life happen when we have the courage to step outside our comfort zone! 

 

So many adults and children are currently living life in "business as usual" mode.  We follow the rules, do as we're told, meet expectations and take care of our responsibilities.  But where is the excitement in that?  Where is the joy

"I was once asked that same question: 'what about joy?' and it stopped me in my tracks.  When did I have time to think about that?  I had been focused on my profession and other obligations for so long that I couldn't remember the last time I sought joyful or creative experiences just for me.  I had neglected my hobbies and was left with no outlets to spark joy or refill the cup I constantly poured from.  Perhaps you can relate?"

We drink water, take our vitamins, go to yoga class (at least wear the pants?) but we often overlook the nonphysical components of holistic health ... When does your spirit get to come out and play?

Our Mission

It's simple really... We want to support adults, children and families on their journey to minimize stress and create, develop and maintain a life they love.  We call this "Inspired Living" but you may recognize it as the feelings of peace, balance, love, joy, contentment, gratitude and/or fulfillment.

 

This Little Light of Mine

Meet Kris

She's authentic, down-to-earth, kind-hearted, resourceful, organized, creative and perhaps a tad quirky. 

 

Kris Cammarano is a certified life coach and teacher.  She founded Open UP! in an effort to create an inspiring space for adults and children to enjoy learning, creating & developing.

 

Background

Kris grew up in Tonawanda, NY where she currently resides.  She attended high school at Wilson Central and completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees at SUNY Potsdam.

 

After college, Kris moved to Fredericksburg, VA where she taught for fourteen years before returning to western NY.  Currently, Kris enjoys part-time employment with Amherst Central Schools while she welcomes life as an entrepreneur and builds her dreams!  

 

​  ​  Interests 

 

In her free time, Kris can be found:

  • spending time in nature 

  • hanging with her dog, Oscar

  • getting lost in a crafty endeavor  

  • taking a class  

  • reading  

  • learning about the business world

  • enjoying a yard sale adventure  or...

  • adopting (yet another) plant.  ​

 "The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what to see." 

- Alexandra K. Trenfor

 

Credentials

Degrees

Masters of Science in Education - Distinction

  • Major: Special Education

Bachelor of Arts - Cum Laude

  • Major: Elementary Education

  • Major: Sociology

  • Minor: Society & Human Services

 

Certifications

Early Childhood Education

Childhood Education

​​Life Coach

Reiki I

Educational ​Leadership​ Roles

Grade Level Lead/Chairperson

School Leadership Team

New Teacher Mentor

School Improvement Team

Committees - Literacy, Math, Climate, Culture ​

Programming Experience

Creative Workshops for Children

Your Heart's Desire Workshop Series

Honors/Awards​

Teacher of the Year - Anthony Burns Elementary 2013

Kappa Delta Pi - Education Honor Society Alpha Kappa Delta - Sociology Honor Society

 

A comfortable place outside your comfort zone

Our Studio

"It's a warm, welcoming little space with an abundance of natural light and happy little plants."

In this space, we hope you find peace and inspiration.  We call it a creative wellness studio because it is a place for creative thinking and expression.  It is a place to embrace your individuality, explore your creative side and enjoy learning and development.

 

More photos

coming soon!

Location

Open UP! is located in Williamsville, NY inside North Presbyterian Church.

 

300 North Forest Road

Williamsville, NY 14221

Suite S251

We are the first door on the left when entering through the rear entrance.

Hours are by appointment unless we are holding an event.  Event hours will be advertised on our facebook page.

Room to Grow!

We are fortunate to have access to additional space within North Presbyterian Church for our larger events.

The library is located directly across the hall from our studio and the Dickinson Lounge is just down the hall.  Both spaces are lovely, welcoming and spacious.

 

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300 North Forest Road | Suite S251

Williamsville, NY 14221