Workshop led by Trainers Tuulia Syvänen, Pete Jordan, and Trainer Candidate Michael Kreuzwieser.
Radical Honesty & Tantra retreat in the seaside town of Zandvoort, Holland
We’ll spend four full days and three nights together in the lovely seaside town of Zandvoort (30 minutes from Amsterdam by train). The workshop will take place in a cozy villa decorated in Mediterranean style and colors. This residential retreat is suitable for both beginners to Radical Honesty and tantra as well for experienced practitioners. The workshop is suitable for both singles and couples and all sexual orientations.
The group is limited to 16 participants.
Transform Your Life by Telling the Truth!
Radical Honesty is about living in the Here and Now. It is a communication tool and lifestyle,
which leads you to connect more deeply with others by expressing our fear, anger, appreciation and whatever is arising in the moment.
In this retreat we are combining Radical Honesty and Tantra / Conscious Touch to experience and experiment honesty and presence by words, body awareness experiencing.
Content of the training:
The Radical Honesty part of the workshop will include lectures, directed conversations, paired exercises, small group exercises, hot seat work, meditation and much more to help you learn how to relax into intimacy based on being open and honest. All this is geared toward having you learn and practice the distinction between thinking and noticing; the difference between interpreting reality and actually noticing it through direct experience. Then you learn to share what we notice about the reality of our own experience with others, and have it be the basis for true intimacy—learning to love being and love other beings. In this workshop, you can express yourself by laughing, shouting, crying, smiling, sharing and by asking for what you want.
The Tantra and Conscious Touch part will include group exercises and sharings to release shame and limiting concepts, tantric practices of relating to meet others openly and to create deep intimacy beyond relation concepts.
In partner and group exercises you slow down in contact to feel deeply inside and to connect with your inner wisdom, your intuition. Specific practices of body awareness will help you to let loose in body & mind and to have a much clearer perception of your inner and outer bodily sensations. Sound, breath, movement and dance awaken your aliveness and flow of energy. Dynamic tantric meditations and emotional release practice will support you to release old withheld emotions and sensations to let go and to become more receptive to the actual moment to moment sensations and energies, as well as to become more aware of your subtle energies flowing. Conscious Tantric Touch and a practice of clear communication lead to a direct expression and experience of your desires and boundaries.
This workshop is for you if:
- you yearn for deeper love, connection & intimacy with your close ones
- you want to feel fully alive, vibrant, expansive and invite more courage, joy, sensuality, trust and love for life and people
- you want to experience more freedom in your life
- you are longing for a deeper acceptance of yourself, to feel more complete, to let go of guilt and shame and step into creating the deep intimacy that your heart fulfills
- you desire to learn the art of asking for what you want
- you want to heal your relationships and find forgiveness
- you want to enrich your life by healing touch and conscious sensuality
About Radical Honesty
Radical Honesty is direct communication that leads to intimacy. It’s 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 pretences we can refresh our relationships and powerfully create new ways of living together. That is the not so secret of Radical Honesty.
About Tantra and Conscious Touch
You step beyond conceptual ways of relating and free yourself from your own limitations in touch, intimacy and sensuality. Sensuality is a door to deeper aliveness and unconditional love. Getting a deeper understanding and realization of your desires and boundaries is a key for deeper self love and happiness. You learn how to shift into more freedom instead of automatic reactions and behaviors in personal and intimate contact. You are the creator of your own experience and there is a strong focus on honesty, authentic expression and deepening your trust for your embodied intelligence.
Tantra is a practice and way of being to connect deeper to yourself beyond the concepts of your mind, your conditioning and ideas about how you and life are. Tantra is all about experiencing yourself from moment to moment, to take care of yourself, to fully accept what is and live fully and intensely. Tantra is a way to realize your deeper self and that everything you are seeking outside of you already is there inside.
With Tantra you can create deeply nourishing, touching and fulfilling encounters with others and get more connected to your powerful life energy, your joy, your excitement and love as well as all your pain and fears as a source of energy to live life more fully and to gain more personal freedom. The core is to become more present and aware of your mechanisms that hold you back from experiencing life fully.
The retreat will begin on Thursday 29 November at 10:00 and will conclude on Sunday 2 December by 17:00.
If you wish to remain at the villa after the workshop ends and sleep there on the night of Sunday 2 December, you can do so by paying an extra €32.50.
To reach the workshop location, take a train to Zandvoort aan Zee. From Amsterdam Centraal, this ride takes about 30 minutes; from Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, about 50 minutes. From the Zandvoort aan Zee station, the walk to our villa takes about 15 minutes. Off-street parking for cars is also available.
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 four days together. This is commonly done in residential Radical Honesty workshops.
The workshop leaders are certified Radical Honesty Trainers Tuulia Syvänen and Pete Jordan and yoga & tantra teacher, RH Trainer Candidate Michael Kreuzwieser. Tuulia and Pete will lead the RH sessions and Michael will lead the Tantra sessions.
The early bird price is €640 until 15 October 2018; thereafter the regular price will be €690.
payment in installments is possible. The price covers the workshop, healthy vegetarian lunches, snacks, coffee/tea throughout the workshop, shared room accommodation and ongoing support of the group to live out loud.
To register or to receive more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are warmly welcome to the exciting journey of Radical Honesty and tantra!
Tuulia, Pete and Michael
About the trainers
Tuulia Syvänen is the certified Radical Honesty trainer who has led the most RH workshops in Europe. She also does 1:1 and couples coaching. For two decades, she held leadership positions at international, non-profit organizations that are concerned with social and environmental justice issues. A native of Finland, she has lived in Germany, The Netherlands, New Zealand and Canada.
Having grown up in a dysfunctional family—where difficulties and negative feelings were often swept under the rug—Tuulia became passionate about self-expression and self-awareness, and learned the importance of setting one’s boundaries. Most important, she learned the power of honesty. Her life’s mission is to help create more love and connection between people through honest sharing.
Tuulia participated in her first Radical Honesty training in 2012 with the founder of Radical Honesty Dr. Brad Blanton and continued her training under the guidance of Dr. Blanton and RH Master Trainer Taber Shadburne. She has led more than 25 RH workshops in various European countries. She has also attained a four-year certification in the Human-to-Human Coaching and Therapy Program in Finland and is a certified leader of Dr. Fischer’s Rebuilding Divorce Seminars. She earned a BA in Journalism from the University of Tampere and has a 15-year-old son.
Pete Jordan is the only certified Radical Honesty trainer in the Benelux countries. He organizes and co-leads Radical Honesty workshops around Europe with his wife, Tuulia.
Pete has changed his life for the better by committing to live honestly, expressing his resentments and appreciations in the moment and by asking for what he wants. A major breakthrough for him was to have honest talks with his ex-wife and four siblings. He has broken the traditions of his childhood’s family and began to talk about things he was afraid of and embarrassed about and what didn't like in his childhood.
Pete has great listening skills and he is keen on developing and learning every day. His vision is to support others to live happier, freer lives. Born and raised in San Francisco, Pete has lived in Amsterdam for the past 16 years and still makes himself happy each day he wakes up in that city. A writer by profession, Pete has a passion for cycling and has contributed his writing and photographs to several Dutch cycling publications for more than a decade. He is following a three-year training to become a Somatic Experiencing practitioner. When he’s not organizing or attending Radical Honesty workshops or spending time with his 12-year old son, he can be found meandering around Amsterdam on his bike. (And he feels some tightness in his stomach now as he writes this stuff about himself in the third person.)
I am a researcher of Tantra, presence, deep intimate connections, conscious touch, Radical Honesty and embodiment. I have a deep passion and love for people and to support each other to go beyond our conditioning into our natural beauty and full love for life and others. I am very committed to support people in expanding beyond their routines and beliefs and to come to inner peace & silence and full authentic self-expression. I am a creator of safe spaces to explore Tantra, deep honesty, sensuality, transforming touch and embodiment - to spread more self-awareness, self-love and, most importantly, self-responsibility. I teach people the freedom & awareness to create their own happiness and the life they are longing for.
I am very skilled in leading people into a more authentic and alive self expression, to feel deeply and to be more honest and out loud. In the last years I could let go of old ways of living life and concepts, I let go of fixed structures that don't serve me anymore and i am in a constant research of how I can invite more freedom and flow into my life.
My life changed profoundly since I learned to be more honest, to pretend less and to dare to be not liked. Through being radically honest I transformed my inner state from being constantly in war with myself into a most of the time open, curious for life & people and happy state. I regained my qualities of playfulness, joy and deep compassion for people. Tantra helped me to get out of feeling lost, lonely and isolated into deep meaningful encounters and having more flow instead of control and effort.
I have been teaching Tantra & Conscious Touch for several years. I teach what I live and what helps me to become more free & alive. Since 2011, I’ve been teaching a form of Somatic Coaching Bodywork called the Grinberg Method, a powerful body awareness practice. I’ve been leading tantric healing sessions since 2013 and since 2014 I’ve been practicing Radical Honesty and attended several shorter and longer Workshops and 2017 the Radical Honesty Teacher Training.
Since 2015 I facilitate transformative workshops about Body Awareness, Tantra & Conscious Sensuality as well as Radical Honesty. I regularly facilitate transformative Workshops & Retreats in which I melt together Tantra, Conscious Touch and Radical Honesty. My intention is to create special healing spaces that are easily accessible for everybody - for beginners and more experienced participants.