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OUR TEAM

Marike De Groot

Founder of Face Forward / Hair & Makeup Artist

Being a professional makeup artist & stylist for 17 years, I felt the need to convey the message that beauty comes from within. Combining my skills in a positive way, along with what I have found as life changing for me, namely all our activities on offer through Face Forward retreats. I am very proud to collaborate with the talented facilitators on board, and the affiliation with the beautiful J-bay and Intle Lodge.

Marié Stander

Yoga Instructor

Owner of Spirals Yoga&Art Studio, Jeffreys Bay. Marié just loves yoga. She has been trained in Astanga Vinyasa but incorporates many other styles of yoga in her classes including Sivananda and Restorative yoga. She has been teaching for 14 years but still mixes up left and right, her playful sequences will challenge you at times but will also make you feel refreshed and beautiful.

Etienne Venter

Owner of Jeffry's Bay Surf School

ISA Level 2 Coach and started Jeffrey's Bay Surf School in 2000. He has been the Eastern Province Surfing Provincial Team Coach since 2001, South African National Surfing Team Coach since 2008 and ISA World Champion Coach 2013.

Susan Jensen

Co-Founder & Art Facilitator

Susan leads our creative workshops, teaching and inspiring us to relax our minds, and how to incorporate more of what we love in our lives through creative visualization