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Winter retreat in the Netherlands 30.11.-3.12!

Radical Honesty Retreat in Limburg, The Netherlands | 30 Nov – 3 Dec 2023

780.00  incl. VAT 21%

Spots available


Workshop led by Certified Trainers, Tuulia Syvänen and Pete Jordan

Radical Honesty retreat in beautiful countryside close to Baarlo, The Netherlands.

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.

We will spend much of four days and three nights together in the lovely farmland in Baarlo, Limburg area. The workshop will take place at a big and beautiful farmhouse surrounded by lovely grounds and trees. We will also have a hot tub for our use.  Our house includes nine bedrooms and nine bathrooms and cosy & tastefully decorated common areas.

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 retreat 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 retreat 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.

What we do

On each day, we’ll do some yoga / conscious movement, 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.


The training will be conducted in English.


The retreat will begin on Thursday at 17:00 and will conclude on Sunday by 17:00.


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

Our lovely location d’Ouffenhoff dates back to 1702. Under the name Hoeve Bongers, the special 17th century square farm has been inhabited by the Bongers family for three generations.
The house uses solar power and we will recycle all the waste.


Our workshop location is near the Dutch/German border in Baarlo.
To reach the workshop location via public transportation: First, take a train to the Dutch city of Venlo.

From Amsterdam Centraal, this ride takes about 2 hour and 25 minutes; from Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, about 2 hours.
From Dusseldorf or Duisburg, the train ride takes about 1 hour 25 minutes.
From Berlin, about five hours.

From the Venlo station, ride bus line 377 for about 20 minutes, stepping off at the de Berckt stop. From there, walk five minutes to our location: d’Ouffenhoff.

Alternatively, you can take a train to the Dutch city of Blerick and continue from there by taxi (4.6 km to the location).

Parking for bicycles and cars at the retreat site is also available.

If you do drive to the retreat, we will probably ask you to carpool with others.


The early bird price is €780 (includes 21% Dutch VAT).

The early bird price is available until 15 October 2023.

The regular price thereafter is €820 (includes 21% Dutch VAT).

The fee covers the workshop, healthy vegetarian / vegan meals and snacks, teaching, shared two person room accommodation with private bathroom and ongoing support of the group to live out loud

Workshop Agreements
(required for participation)

In this workshop, we will strive to create an environment and space where everyone feels safe to express their emotions, share their thoughts and experiment with each other. Therefore, we require all workshop participants and workshop leaders to agree to the below agreements.
On the first evening of the workshop, we will devote time to discussing each of the agreements and addressing any questions anyone has about them before we actually agree to them.

If you have questions or concerns about any of this, please contact us at:

1. I agree to tell my truth.
(You decide how much you want to share and we do invite you to explore going a bit outside your comfort zone in sharing.)

2. I agree to support others in telling their truth.
Being willing to remain present and willing to hear others sharing.)

3. I agree to keep confidentiality.
No sharing things about workshop participants to people outside the workshop without the participant’s consent.)

4. I agree to be on time and present.
You’ll be on time for the workshop sessions and stay until the end of them. You’ll be physically present and do your best to also be mentally present (e.g. by leaving your phone outside the workshop space, etc.).)

5. I agree to ask for what I want.
(An invitation for you to voice and ask for everything you want. We do not guarantee, though, that you will get everything you ask for.)

6. I agree to take more than I give.
Keep the focus on yourself rather than on others. You are allowed to speak, take time, take space and take care of yourself. We invite the others to do so as well.)

7. I agree to only consensual touch.
No touching others without their permission; no physical violence.)

8. I agree to be led by the workshop leaders.
(Being willing to try out the proposed language in coaching situations and join the exercises during the workshop.)

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

Tuulia & Pete
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About the trainers

Tuulia SyvänenTuulia Syvänen

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.

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. Read more.

Pete Jordan Pete Jordan

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. Read more.

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