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Summer Retreat | Finland | July 11-15 | €510- €610

 Workshop Leader T uulia Syvänen

Workshop led by Tuulia Syvänen and Pete Jordan

An intensive Radical Honesty retreat in lakeside cabins surrounded by pine forests
Transform Your Life by Telling the Truth

During our third annual Radical Honesty summer retreat in Finland, we’ll spend five days andfour nights together in Finnish lakeside cottages, surrounded by a lush pine forest beside a lake. The retreat will include daily workshop sessions as well as free time for mushroom and berry picking, swimming, boating and nightly Finnish saunas.

Our goals will be to live out loud, to be happy and to not give a shit! Radical Honesty is a way to create connections and to stay present to our experience and bodily sensations.

This workshop is for you if
-you want to experience more freedom in your life
-you want to let go of shame, fear and attachment to approval
-you are looking for using conflict creatively and want to go beyond blame
-you desire to learn the art of asking for what you want
-you want to heal your relationships and find forgiveness
–you yearn deeper love, connection & intimacy

The workshop is not for you if you
-don’t want to tell the truth
-want to stay in your comfort zone at all times
-don’t want to hear participants expressing themselves loudly at times
-participate to change others in your life rather than yourself

Workshop on How to Live, Love, Laugh & Be Happy & Completely Ruin Life as You Know It

Radical Honesty is direct communication that leads to intimacy. It is the difference between making a performance and laughing and playing with friends. Honesty is kind of scary fun that turns out better than you thought it would. Lying is work and a pain in the ass and makes you lonesome as hell.

We claim that lying is the major source of all human stress. It wears us out and eventually kills us. When people engage honestly, energy that was wasted maintaining a performance to make an impression is suddenly available for real creativity in playing together. When we admit our pretenses we can refresh our relationships and powerfully create new ways of living together. That is the not so secret of Radical Honesty.

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What we do
On each day, we’ll do some yoga, meditation and workshop sessions. The sessions will include an introduction to Radical Honesty; a deeper dive into RH; and learning through theory, discussions, sharing and exercises on how to be radically honest. We’ll do group and paired exercises as well as hot seat work.

Leisure time
We will also have free time for connecting, relaxing, swimming, walking in the forest, berry and mushroom picking, rowing a boat, hammock lounging, fishing and appreciating nature in the Finnish summer.

The training will be conducted in English. Finnish speakers will have the opportunity to do paired exercises together in Finnish. 

The retreat will begin on Wednesday 11 July at 17:00 and will conclude on Sunday 15 July by 13:00

To reach the retreat site from outside Finland, fly to Helsinki airport and then take a two-hour train ride to Tampere. Another option is to fly directly to Tampere airport (served by Ryanair, Finnair and Scandinavian Airlines). 

Participants will be asked to assist in the cooking, serving and cleaning up of meals/snacks as a way to help create a community during our five days together. This is commonly done in longer Radical Honesty workshops.

The workshop leaders will be certified Radical Honesty Trainers Tuulia Syvänen and Pete Jordan.

The early bird price—available until 30 April 2018—is €570. The regular price thereafter is €610.

A limited number of discounted spaces are available for participants who sleep in his/her in a tent (a tent of their own or one that we’ll provide). The discounted rate is €510 (early bird) / €550 (regular).

The fee covers the workshop, healthy vegetarian or vegan meals/snacks, teaching, daily saunas, shared room accommodation, 1:1 follow up with the trainer after the training and ongoing support of the group to live loud. If you prefer, you can pay in several installments.

Book your spot soon! Almost all our previous RH retreats have sold out.

For more information, please email us at

You are warmly welcome to the exciting journey of Radical Honesty!
Tuulia and Pete

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