Beautifully fearless with Face Forward Retreats.
In JBay, South Africa & Bali
Escape, rejuvenate, explore, and have fun adventures with Face Forward retreats. Enjoy YOGA, SURF, SAFARI, creative art and image workshops in the South African bush and world class surf location. Or join us for an exotic beach retreat in beautiful Bali.
Face Forward is all about cultivating a space that encourages mindfulness, exploring your own inner happiness and self love, reminding you to live life FACE FORWARD. As women we are often subjected to a image created by society of what “perfect” is. Being born nurturers, it’s easy to lose touch with oneself and feel depleted. In order to love, we first need to love ourselves.
We are excited to be able to offer you dream retreats & workshops, from one day excursions packed with soul-filling activities like yoga, art and bush safari, to 3 & 6 day retreats to rejuvenate and restore you. Come alone, bring a friend, mother & daughter, all women of all ages are invited to join the fun! Our retreats can be customised to your liking, are kept small for a more personalised experience and ensure you will come back for more.
The back drop for our workshops and retreats is the magnificent South African fynbos veld, rolling hills and mountains as well as gorgeous coast line with endless waves and stunning sunsets! You get to experience the African safari at a stylish boutique hotel and game lodge located just outside the world famous surf town of Jeffreys Bay.
Whether you are on safari or surfing the waves, Face Forward will help you have the experiences in your dreams and the one’s you can write home about too
Marike De GrootFounder 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 StanderYoga 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 VenterOwner 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 JensenCo-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
(For all women of all ages)
After lunch your beauty workshop kicks off with a makeup class presented by makeup artist Marike de Groot. Sharing tricks of the trade, you will learn how to transform your day look to a gorgeous evening look in under 10 minutes. Bring your own makeup and brushes along for a personal assessment. There will be makeup available to make use of for those who have not yet experimented much…the perfect way to start and learn how to enhance your natural beauty being all pretty powerful!
Lisa Voges from Lovisa Skin will be chatting to us about skin care and sharing product knowledge. A lucky girl will win a beauty hamper with products to the value of over R800.
Your day ends with a 2 hour game drive (don’t forget your jacket) and a refreshing drink as the sun sets over the African bush veld…a day well spent, creating memories, learning new things, experiencing the beautiful nature around us as well as relaxing and having fun.
We look forward to sharing this experience with you
Space is limited to 8 participants so be sure to book now to avoid disappointment.
Price is R1,450 per person (includes all activities and lunch, no transportation).
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Take me to Bali!
Ten unforgettable and empowering days spent with a group of women in the tropics, bathing in bliss, on the Island of Gods. This trip is a combination of relaxed beach time, dipping into the perfect aquamarine waters, yoga, surf, exploring, loads of free time, a private shopping experience, as well as a styled shoot by Marike. All to celebrate you and your island glow!
Broken up between Ubud in the beautiful lush, green and serene rice terraces and palm trees, where one can explore rich cultural life and markets, a bit of Seminyak, Uluwatu area to Bingin; the cool boho hideaway of Bali, you’re sure to get to experience the best of Bali in a fun and relaxed way.
Guidance on extra excursions such as surf lessons, extra yoga, markets to visit, etc, in which to enjoy all your free time.
Space is limited, book soon to avoid disappointment and to avoid pricey flight tickets
10 nights’ accommodation in Kuta, Bingin and Ubud,
Day trip to Uluwatu temple with Kecak show
Three days of yoga in Ubud
Private shopping experience set up at Seminyak hotel
Privately styled shoot with makeup & hair
Surf capsule from Surf Sense
Lunch, Dinner and drinks
Visa payment due on departure (approximately R350)
Lunch & dinner (approximately R80 each)
For a one stop-shop experience, please inquire for a quote with flight included, as we are affiliated to ProNet Travel
If we look at the definition of the word “retreat” it is defined as “to withdraw” and this seems quite the appropriate description for what we at Face Forward are offering. A time for yourself, to withdraw from your everyday life, to spend time doing things you enjoy and giving yourself this time and space to connect (or re-connect) with yourself, with who you really are. All through our lives we are expected to keep ourselves busy, working hard, studying and running fast to keep up the pace that is set by our society in order to be successful. But we all know, and at some point we find out, … Explore More