What do I really enjoy? What gives me joy?How do I take care of myself…
|This journey started almost two years ago.|
I started to dream of a retreat center in Finland. ✨
I am not sure what all contributed to that dream.
For one I wanted to have more of a year-round home base and a place where we don’t need to set up a lot whenever a group arrives and we can be more settled.
I also wanted to travel less and spend more time in one place in nature with Pete.
I also wanted to feel at home in a retreat place rather than worry about damaging or wearing out someone’s property.
Plus it is at times tricky to find retreat spaces that are of our liking: enough nature and privacy around, train access, reasonable price, sauna, double rooms, big kitchen and group space.
In the spring 2021 I shared my idea with Pete and to my surprise he said “why not” and got open to the idea of visiting bigger spaces which were on sale.
I am very happy that Pete is so open to my ideas and we could start dreaming together.
One place I really liked – an old school building turned into a big home – big enough for groups.
It was sold out before we got to see it.
Read more about our conversation to buy a retreat center
Pete and I just finished leading a Practitioner and Advanced retreat in our retreat center Syvilla.
I feel more and more grounded here.
“Here is a special atmosphere”, said one participant.
“Thank you for sharing your space with us”.
I felt so happy hearing this.
Warmness in my chest and expansion in my stomach.
I love being in nature.
Walking on ice.
Being surrounded by trees.
By a lake.
I heard woodpecker, swans and cranes.
And many other birds.
Looked at starry night while enjoying jacuzzi with others. ⭐
I think this won‘t be the last time you hear me writing about Syvilla!
I can’t wait us to be the full owners of Syvilla in 10 months time and make it our home and retreat center.
By the way here is another text I wrote about our journey and excitement about becoming co-owners of a retreat center here.
Where do you feel at home? ❤️
Tuulia (& Pete)
PS: If you want to check Syvilla out yourself there are your options:
* 8-Day Intensive 16-24 May – one spot available!
* Couples retreat 7-13 August – FULL join waiting list!
* Family & Friends retreat 16-20 August – three spots available!
* Now scheduled: Practitioner and Advanced retreat 1-5 November
And let us know if we have not scheduled the retreat you want to join!