A Journey Outside the Box
We simply wish to support individuals as they create a life they love through creative wellness, joyful learning & inspired living.
* Creative Wellness Workshops
* Inspired Living Support
* Early Childhood (K-1) Tutoring
* Life Coaching
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?
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
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.
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!
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
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
Masters of Science in Education - Distinction
Major: Special Education
Bachelor of Arts - Cum Laude
Major: Elementary Education
Minor: Society & Human Services
Early Childhood Education
Educational Leadership Roles
Grade Level Lead/Chairperson
School Leadership Team
New Teacher Mentor
School Improvement Team
Committees - Literacy, Math, Climate, Culture
Creative Workshops for Children
Your Heart's Desire Workshop Series
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
"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.
Open UP! is located in Williamsville, NY inside North Presbyterian Church.
300 North Forest Road
Williamsville, NY 14221
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.