Physically Drained?

Are you ready for change?

Release | Renew | Restore

Did you have a wake-up call recently? And now there is no turning back...

You have no desire to continue the things you are doing at present.  Tired of putting up with abusive relationships in your life.  Working in jobs that are not serving you.  Tired of the constant struggle and that feeling of going nowhere slowly? 

If you don't take control of your life someone else will - Tony Robbins
Now is the time to let go of whatever is holding you back transforming from a caterpillar into a butterfly.

It is possible when you know the rules of the game! 

The shift has happened! If you don't take action - you will keep going around in circles and the weight of what you are carrying will become heavier and heavier.

What are you doing about it?

Do you want to get out of the rat race and need a starting point? Time to start putting yourself first to build a better you.

About the Retreat

In order to add value to your family, friends, work colleagues you have to build a better you

Start putting yourself first to build a better you.

Make time to restore, replenish and reinvent yourself. 

The world needs you!  The world is ready for lightworkers, healers and those who are moving into the 5th dimension.  Now is the time to take ACTION!  Put yourself first, learn how to set boundaries and help others without compromising your well-being. 

What will the facilitators bring to the retreat


  • Presentations, activities & group coaching on transformation & achieving optimal health in all areas of life.
  • Restorative yoga
  • Meditation
  • Nature walks
  • Sound bathing at live Taize music experience
  • Labyrinth
  • Letting Go Fire Circle Ritual
  • Free time to relax and explore the Town

Reinvent yourself in Philippolis

Our Reinvent Yourself Retreat in Philippolis offers you the opportunity to restore and find yourself.  Walk away invigorated, inspired, energetic, feeling fulfilled and more in touch with your life’s purpose.  Let go of the stuff that holds you back.  Let go of the weight that is pulling you down and causing you to have little to no energy left, stealing your life joy.

Step into your birthright of a healthy and joyful life.

Philippolis is the Stellenbosch of the Free State Karoo – the oldest town in the Free State. Situated in the heart of South Africa, it is deeply rooted in history as the Capital of the Griqua people.

Philippolis has strong ley lines and is a high-energy vortex  Where healing and growth happen faster. Philippolis was named after Dr John Philip a missionary leader. If he succeeded in his campaigns for racial equality and justice, South Africa would have been heaven for all humans till today. His life philosophy was sealed into the soil in Philippolis. These values are high vibrational frequencies and are still alive today and contribute to the healing energy of Philippolis.

Experience this place of endless beauty, peace, kindness, crystal clear water, and clean air – the ideal place for healing and growth. Together we will release, restore and renew your inner potential and energy centre.

Arrive a caterpillar and leave a butterfly in a very short period of time.

Experience this place of endless beauty, peace, kindness, crystal clear water and clean air – the ideal place for healing and growth. Healing and growth happen faster in high energy areas like Philippolis. It is like planting seeds in high fertile soil – you can have multiple harvests per annum.

Release | Renew | Restore

View our detailed itinerary

It feels like everything we are going through right now will never end. Yet, just as certain as the Earth revolves around the sun, the light returns after the cold, dark months of winter and we bask in the sunshine once more.

Now is the time in your life to let go of anything that is no longer useful or needed for the emerging expression of who you are. 

Allow yourself to evaluate and gradually shed what has become burdensome and no longer congruent with your soul’s purpose. 

This cycle of rebirth follows a considerably challenging time because many have avoided dealing with hurts and emotions putting up with and tolerating events, people and life because you were pushed.  Now you are being forced by the universe to make that change if you want to have an easier life for yourself and your family. 

Conserve your energy, allow yourself rest whilst reinventing yourself for the next phase of your life’s journey.

Are there possessions? from which you need to release your attachment. Relationships that are no longer viable or a job that has become devoid of interest or passion?

Sometimes birth can be painful, particularly in that passage just before delivery, yet what emerges can be fresh and beautiful. 

Let go of whatever has outlived its purpose in your life and trust that something wonderful is ready and waiting to take its place.

Venue & Pricing

Die Groenhuis Guest House Self Catering Accommodation, Philippolis.



  • 4 nights accommodation
  • All meals & tea time treats catered Vegetarian or Vegan (as per itinerary)
  • 3 x yoga sessions
  • 3 x meditation sessions
  • Daily walk All presentations & workshops by James or Heather
  • Taize Music Evening Event
  • Added Bonus: Labyrinth information session & walk the labyrinth
  • Extra Special Surprise Goodie Bag


  • Travel to and from Philippolis


Wholsome food

fresh seasonal fruits


We will be spoiled by the delicious meals prepared with love by Werner Piater, who will be coming from Cape Town as our ‘private chef’. 

All meals will be prepared either vegetarian or vegan. Please let us know your dietary requirements and allergies when you make your booking so that we can accommodate for your specific needs. 

“I slowly cook from scratch with fresh ingredients and that makes a world of a difference in the taste”-

Werner Piater

Your Facilitators


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The retreat in Phillipolis made me realise it is never too late to change. A 10/10 for James and Heather on their delivery and presentation. James brings his lectures across in a fun yet serious manner making you wish he would speak all day. Although serious, it was so rewarding and uplifting, it has benefited me beyond expectation.
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Thank you for inviting me to the retreat. I enjoyed every minute of it. Thank you for the high standard that was set. I have learnt so much and am definitely going to live my new mantra. God bless the wonderful work you are doing-transforming lives.
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There is something special and healing about Philippolis. The Food was world class. It was an absolute privilege and would like others to experience what was an exceptional retreat. It was sad that this has come to an end but leaving here feeling enriched, grateful, thankful and totally renewed – my journey has started. Was liberating being able to open up and share. Wow Heather you are such a special person and how privileged. Thank you for sharing your life experiences. This has taught me that this journey will be wonderful and achievable. Thank you James for sharing your wonderful knowledge and creating the realisation that it costa nothing to kick off this ideal optimal life. My expectations exceeded and Good Value for money.

Dr James Liddell

Dr James Liddell is an Integrated Healthcare Specialist (B.Pharm; M.Pharm; PhD; SAPC and PSSA registered) specialising in integrating different disciplines of healthcare to ensure holistic healthcare solutions. With 25 years experience as a Pharmacist, Dr of Nutrition and Complementary & Alternative Medicine Healthcare Practitioner, he believes lifestyle is ultimately the key to optimal health; a good nutritional foundation combined with sound emotional health are the fundamentals to what he calls ‘the optimal health zone’.

"I've been a patient of Lifestyle clinic for the last 5 years. James has been very compassionate and supportive and has addressed my health concerns in a professional manner. I will be attending his retreat in Philippolis and look forward to the healing opportunity so that I can enjoy more abundance in all aspects of my life."


Heather Cresswell

Heather has spent the last 20 years working with over a 1000 leaders, individuals and teams to create the internal and external environment for high performance. Her drive to discover what it takes to create sustainable high performance began in her early 20’s when she went from being at her peak to suffering from chronic fatigue and the associated results of burn out. She has travelled to many parts of the world to study with global leaders in the field and has combined this learning with her own personal experience to create a powerful model for the psychology of success and the science of being in a FLOW state.

"It's hard to put into words how powerful coaching with Heather has been. It has been life changing. This process has been so powerful it is changing my relationship with myself, my business and those closest to me."

Ivanna Granelli, CEO | CanDo Consulting

Philippolis History

We take our inspiration from Emily Hobhouse who began her weaving school in Philippolis late 19th century empowering women during the Anglo Boer War. Our mission is to provide you healing on all levels, restoring you to your full potential.  

Philippolis is also the birth place of world renown Sir Lourens van der Post (13 Dec 1906 – 16 Dec 1996); humanitarian, educator, philosopher and conservationist . He was passionate about the Bushmen, whom he considered the lost souls of mankind and contributed to the preservation of their heritage. His ashes were buried at The Sir Lourens van der Post Memorial garden at Philippolis.

Come experience the legacy of these philanthropic individuals and harness their energy for healing and growth. 

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