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Honesty Europe Practitioner and Advanced Retreat, Parkano Finland | 1-5 June 2022

710.00 750.00  incl. VAT 21%

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A special event for Honesty Europe’s Practitioner Program members and Advanced practitioners
An intensive Retreat in Finland in our new amazing retreat center

Transform Your Life by Telling the Truth in Finland, 1-5 June 2022

We’ll spend five days and four nights together in Finnish lakeside retreat center, surrounded by a lush pine forest beside a lake. We will have a hot tub and jacuzzi – and of course Finnish sauna by the lake!

This retreat is for Honesty Europe current and past Practitioner program members and for Advanced practitioners who have joined at least two Radical Honesty weekends or retreats.

The retreat will include daily workshop sessions as well as free time for hanging out by the fire places, rowing to our own little island near by, walking in the forest, canoeing, playing games like frisbee golf or croquet,  and nightly saunas in our wood-burning sauna.

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 especially for you Honesty Europe Practitioner Program member and for you who are interested in joining the program!

Our aim in this retreat is to support you to:

  • connect deeply with other practitioners
  • meet old friends and make new ones
  • experience more freedom in your life
  • let go of shame, fear and attachment to approval
  • use conflict creatively and want to go beyond blame
  • learn the art of asking for what you want
  • work on the topics and themes important to you
  • heal your relationships and find forgiveness
  • deeper love, connection & intimacy

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.

What we do
On each day, we’ll do some yoga, meditation and workshop sessions. The sessions will include an deep dive into RH; discussions, sharing and exercises and learning through theory.
We’ll do group and paired exercises as well as hot seat work.

Our retreat center Syvilla
Our lovely retreat center Syvilla is located by a clean Kovesjärvi lake in a lovely space with lawn, flowers and forest.  It has many buildings including fully renovated yet historically important main red building, old barn turned into lodging spaces and a kitchen & big space for gatherings and parties, big terase which can be covered for rain, old smoke sauna turned into lodging, sandy beach, wood burning sauna and smoke sauna by a lake, hot tub and jacuzzi and big hang out areas by the shore and a lot more.

Leisure activities include fishing, berry and mushroom picking, swimming, enjoying the many fire places, cycling (we have few bikes), sup boarding, games such as board games, golf frisbee, croque and basketball hoop. Y9u can also go horse riding in the nearby stables.

The property in Parkano about 11 kilometres from the city center and has 170 metres of shore line and is about 1,7 hectares in size.

Syvilla about 80 kilometres north of Tampere and about 260 kilometres north of Helsinki.
The railway is about 17 kilometres from the location.
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Leisure time
We will also have free time for connecting, relaxing, swimming, walking in the forest, rowing a boat, canoeing, hammock lounging, playing games, trying out sup-board, spending time by the fire, fishing and appreciating nature in the Finnish summer.

The training will be conducted in English.

The retreat will begin on Wednesday 1 June at 17:00 and will conclude on Sunday 5 June by 13:00.

Via air from outside Finland: fly to Helsinki airport and then take a two + hour train ride to Parkano. The train leave from the airport and Helsinki city center every two hours and the trip takes between 2 hours 20 minutes and 2 hour 50 minutes.
There is also bus connections to Parkano which are longer than the train connection.
From Parkano, we will direct you the rest of the way to the lake (either pick you up or organize a big taxi van).

Or you can drive to the retreat site though if you do, we will probably ask you to carpool with others.

Arriving early or staying later – holiday by the lake!
The retreat center had several building and three kitchens and also wood tent (Tentsile).
You can arrive a day early or stay a day or two later in this lovely retreat center for €70 per night. You can relax and enjoy the peaceful nature, sauna, hot tub, jacuzzi and swimming.  In case you have a car you can visit the national parks and amazing old forests in the region.
Get in touch with with us in case you want to take up this option!

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 (and to help get shit done).

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

The Early Bird price is  €720 in two person rooms (including 21% VAT).
A one person room is available for additional cost, get in touch with us!

The Early Bird price is  €680 (including 21% VAT) in bunk bed rooms with 3-4 other people or in your own tent or in the wood tent (Tentsile).

The Early bird price is valid until 3o March 2022.

The regular price thereafter is €750  for two person rooms (including 21% VAT).
The regular is  €710 in bunk bed rooms or in your own tent or in the wood tent (Tentsile).

The fee covers the workshop, healthy vegetarian / vegan meals and snacks, teaching, daily saunas, use of the jacuzzi and hot tub, shared room accommodation, usage of many games and sup boards and ongoing support of the group to live out loud.

Cancellation terms
Please note that we do not offer refunds. However you can transfer your ticket to another person qualified to join this retreat. Let us know via email in case someone else will take your spot.

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

If you have any questions about the Practitioner Summer Retreat, please feel free to email us at

You are warmly welcome to connect with other practitioners and !

Tuulia & Pete
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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. She has led more than 100 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 an adult 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, as well as does 1:1 coaching. As a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, he also offers 1:1 S.E. sessions with clients to support them in healing from trauma.

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. 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.)

Additional information

Ticket type

Bunk bed / tent, Two person room

Event Details

Date: 2022-06-01

Start time: 17:00 EEST

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