Workshop led by Tuulia Syvänen and Pete Jordan
Relaxed Radical Honesty retreat on the beautiful Pelion peninsula!
A weeklong Radical Honesty workshop in Kissos, Greece, 10-17 September 2019
Join us at the Kalikalos holistic community in Kissos, Greece for a week that is part workshop and part vacation! Each day we’ll have a four-hour long workshop session and then spend the rest of the day enjoying our beautiful surroundings and each other’s company.
Each morning, before breakfast, we’ll do an (optional) session of yoga and meditation. Then at 08:30, we’ll eat breakfast.
After breakfast, from 09:30 till 13:30, we’ll come together for our Radical Honesty group session. 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.
At 13:30, we’ll break for lunch.
After lunch, we’ll be free to hike through the lush green forest, lay on a white sandy beach, swim in the Aegean Sea, chill at the village tavernas, lounge in the hammocks, talk amongst ourselves, etc. Then we’ll garden, cook and eat dinner together.
Dinner will be served at 20:00 and after eating, we can talk, dance, sing, drink, play and hang out. We can practice being radically honest with each other and converse about how we can live our lives in love and in contribution to others.
Sitting at an altitude of 515 meters on a forested hillside overlooking the Aegean Sea, Kissos is a quaint village of fruit trees, flowers and greenery. A beautiful and ornately decorated 17th century Greek Orthodox church stands on the village square. The square is surrounded by several tavernas, one of which will be the site of our end-of-our-week celebratory dinner. In Greek mythology, the Pelion peninsula was the home of the Centaurs and from where Jason set off in his quest for the magic fleece.
In the past, at this time of year—early September—the average temperature in Kissos has ranged from 19 to 29 degrees Centigrade.
Our host in Greece is the Kalikalos holistic center whose vision is: “A world where authentic community and sustainable living are the foundation of all aspects of our society.” And their mission is: “Pioneering holistic education through the medium of authentic community from the heart of Greece.” For more information about Kalikalos, please visit www.kalikalos.com.
Kissos is about 35 km (an hour’s drive over the mountain) from the port city of Volos. The Volos airport is served by a small number of flights from western/northern Europe. From the Athens or Thessaloniki airports, travel first to Volos via bus and/or train. If you travel overland to Greece for the workshop, you will receive 15% off your workshop fee.
Click here for more information about traveling to Kissos.
Included in the price of the workshop are vegetarian/vegan meals prepared from local produce.
Please plan to arrive at the Kissos center around 16:00 on 10 September in time for registration and the welcome meal at 20:00. The workshop will finish at 12:00 on 17 September.
The workshop leaders will be certified Radical Honesty Trainers Tuulia Syvänen and Pete Jordan.
The price of the workshop is based on your accommodation:
Tent spot (2 only): €515
Triple/quad room: €550
Twin room: €625
Single room: €700
Please note: Availability of accommodation is on a first-come/first-served basis. Therefore, if you prefer any specific sleeping arrangement and/or price, you may wish to book your space sooner rather than later.
To best enjoy the magnificent region of the Pelion peninsula, the Kalikalos community recommends workshop participants consider arriving a few days or a week early and/or staying on for a few more days or a week after the workshop ends (provided they have available space). At Kissos, being a living-in-community guest costs €350/week or €45/night (meals included). Workshop participants receive a 10% discount off this price.
For more information and to register, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are warmly welcome to join the exciting journey of Radical Honesty!
Tuulia & Pete
Who are 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 50 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 16-year-old son.
Pete Jordan is the only certified Radical Honesty trainer in the Benelux countries. He organizes and co-lead Radical Honesty workshops around Europe with his wife, Tuulia, as well as does 1:1 coaching.
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 he 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 almost two decades 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 in the midst of following a three-year training to become a Somatic Experiencing practitioner. When he is not organizing or attending Radical Honesty workshops or spending time with his teenaged 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.)