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Meet The Team

Our dynamic team consists of writers, creatives, marketing gurus, entrepreneurs, healers, teachers and wellbeing proffessionals. This ultimately ties into our blog with our focus on Lifestyle topics ranging from Luxury Lifestyle, to Fitness, Wellness, Nutrition, Fashion, Business, Travel, Food and anything New and Exciting!

 

Let’s Get Social, Meet The Team.

TRISH TAYLOR

Director Of Life Retreat, Lifestyle Shop & Life Retreat Studio

I am passionate about Health, Healing, Motherhood, Entrepreneurship, and Writing. I studied Bachelor of Social Science at UCT, Majored in Psychology. Furthermore, I am a qualified herbalist and I studied Ayurveda. In addition, I am involved in various charities and fundraisers and I am also a published Author.

SAMANTHA TAYLOR

Director Of Life Retreat, Lifestyle Shop & Life Retreat Studio

I’m passionate about health, beauty, fashion, fitness, and entrepreneurship. I studied B-Com Marketing and Business Management and completed a Life Coaching Course. And, I have experience in the Investment Art Industry. While I strive to grow each and every day, I also want to help my businesses do the same. 

KERRI-LEE TAYLOR

Director of Life Retreat Retreats and Digital Marketing

I am passionate about Health, Healing, Yoga, Extreme Sports, Retreats, Vegetarianism and Writing. I am qualified as an Interior Decorator and a Yoga Instructor. In addition, I’m a Digital Marketing and Account Manager.

SHIMANGA MUBITANA

Management Of Life Retreat Website And Creative Writing

 

I am passionate about farming, writing, content management and health. And, I love a great pair of shoes! I have a  B-Com in Quantitative Analysis and have experience in Futures Trading. Furthermore, I ‘m a data analysis student. Because we all have something to bring to the table, we are able meet our company’s creative and marketing needs.

RYAN EDMONDS

Director At Life Retreat Studio

I graduated from the University of Johannesburg with a double major in BA Anthropology as well as Psychology. In 2011 I completed my 500hr ISHTA TTC and several years later, I continued my Yogic training in Kundalini Yoga. Also, I am a registered Life Coach through the AUNLP, Usui Reiki Master, Hospice Bereavement Counselor and Phobic Aid. And, Certified CBT Suicide & Trauma Counselor.

RICHARD MIREKU

Manager Of Life Retreat & Accounts Manager

After spending some years working in various fields like customer service and marketing, I know what truly drives sales and market flavour. In addition to my extensive financial management and marketing experience, I am also a trained Business Coach and Administrator. Furthermore, I hold a BSc in Business Administration from the Abma College in London-UK. I am blessed with a beautiful daughter called Kharis.

SIPHE SYDNEY MQOKOZO

I am passionate about nature, kids and helping people whenever I can. I finished my High school in 2008, Studied Education at CPUT for 4 years and also studied Landscape technology at the same university. I am currently a part-time student at CPUT studying my B.Tech in Project Management. I have a lovely son whom i love with all of my heart. I believe in giving people all my trust until they prove me otherwise. I like to smile even when life gives me the worst time ever, I believe being positive brings positivism and calm in life that is why I like to focus on the positives. 

KAREN PIETERSEN

Sales Executive at Life Retreat Lifestyle Shop

I’m passionate about family, inner peace, spirituality, reading, cooking and also decorating. I started studying medicine at the University of Stellenbosch and then went on to complete my Business Management/Debtors & Creditors/Administration/Customer Service Excellence and Hospitality degree. After school, I traveled for a while as I did missionary work, but the most memorable and inspirational moment was when I was in India Varanasi and I met Mother Theresa. “Peace begins with a smile. I will never understand all the good that a simple smile can accomplish.”

NADINE JANSSEN

Admin & Events For Life Retreat Studio

I am a lover of fitness, beauty and fashion as well as a perfectionist of note. I have been involved with admin for 10 years and enjoy organizing events and working behind the scenes. After school I studied Public Relations & Event management after school and then went on to do a course in Advanced Beauty & Special Effects Makeup. In my spare time, I love trail running, reading, watching a good movie and exploring different Markets in and around Cape Town with my family. I believe life needs to be a balance between working hard, keeping your body and mind healthy and spending quality time with the people who mean the most in your life. If you find this balance you will be eternally happy.

NOMSA

Space Maintenance

I am passionate about cooking, cleaning and also learning new things. I am a mother of a teenage boy. Here at Life Retreat, I make sure that all of the businesses are maintained and kept up to standard. 

JOYLENE POOLE-DAVIDSON

MELODY MAKONI

Life Retreat Lifestyle Shop Manageress

Am passionate about marketing, motivational speaking, writing songs and also singing. I completed my high school in 2001 and worked at a guesthouse for 5 years. I have a self-driven passion that helps me grow in every aspect. 

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