19th-22nd september 2019

We have partnered with Sophie Hellyer who is a champion surfer, a cold water swimmer, an environmentalist who is a promenent voice on ocean pollution and plastic waste. She is a feminist promoting body neutrality and is viberant, enthusiastic, encouraging and brilliant for all things good. Sophie will be sharing with us her Rise Fierce energy over a long weekend at Manorafon our coastal camp, with Penbryn a beautiful National Trust Beach & the stunning Coastal path just a 10 minute walk away.  

At Fforest, we have always promoted "active relaxation" – clearing your mind through the challenge of learning new skills and the physical demands of a days play. We also understand the luxury of just doing nothing, quietly sitting on the deck, reading a book or simply day dreaming. The Glow X Rise Fierce Women’s Retreat will be the perfect combination of the two – physical challenge interspersed with deep relaxation, comfort and conversation.

Thursday afternoon welcomes you to Manorafon with tea and cake. After settling into your new surroundings and accommodation, we will have supper followed by a welcome womans circle around the fire. Each morning we start with vinyasa yoga to slowly stretch out the body before a simple healthy breakfast. On Friday morning local forager Jade @wildpickings will take us on a walk around the meadows and hedgerows shaing with us her knowledge for foraging, identify different edible leaves, berries and flowers, finishing off a wild hedgerow tea. After lunch there will be free time, for for walks, wild swims, have a woodfired sauna, read or nap. Saturday we will walk along the coastal path to a neibouring village and dip down the cliffs to explore a secret beach. Every evening there is a restorative yoga session followed by a nourishing vegetarian supper and gathering around the campfire.

Come alone or with a friend to enjoy the company and comfort of being a part of this small and intimate gathering. Hosted in the peaceful surroundings of our coastal site at Penbryn. Accommodation is in private or shared rooms in Ty Manorafon (the main house), Cabins or Domes.



Arrival - anytime after 3pm

Welcome, drink and cake / meet everyone and settle in

6pm Welcome Circle

6.30pm Restorative yoga stretch and relax. A gentle class after a long days travelling

8pm Nourishing supper


8am Move and Flow vinyasa Yoga

9am Breakfast

10.30am Foraging with Jade

1pm Lunch

Free time / explore / walk / beach / swim /sauna / read / stack stones / nap

6pm Womens circle

7.30pm Supper

Fireside Chats


8am Move and Flow vinyasa Yoga

9am Breakfast

Coastal path walk

Pub lunch

play / swim / explore

Home for Tea

6pm Restorative Yoga

7.30pm Supper

fireside chats


8am Yoga and Closing Circle

9am light breakfast

Free time for last walk

11am brunch

12 check out and goodbyes : (

*schedule may change slightly if the weather is really wild

What you’ll be eating

We take pride in our food, many of our own salads and greens are home grown, plus we are blessed with fantastic local produce on our doorstep. Everything will be healthy, seasonal, nourishing and delicious, freshly prepared and vegetarian.

The stay includes fruit & snacks, 2 nourishing DIY breakfasts of granola, eggs, toast and jams, 1 lunche, 1 brunch and 3 suppers. Please let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements or allergies when booking.

What to Bring

Warm, waterproof clothes and boots for walking, we will be outside enjoying mother nature most of the time. Comfortable cloths for the yoga and a yoga mat if you have one. Warm woollies to wrap up and stay cosy in. Swimming costume and beach towel to dip in the sea / relax in the sauna.

A bottle of wine or two to share, if you would like to relax with a drink in the evening or have a glass with dinner.

Where you'll be staying

Ty Manorafon

This is the main farmhouse with a cosy living room & wood-burning stove. The three double bedrooms provide cosy comfort with our beautiful Welsh blankets & cushions.
There is one private, en-suite double bedroom and two private double bedrooms with use of a shared bathroom.

All bedding & towels are provided including our own fforest wool blankets.


Our cosy cabins are light, warm and comfortable. They are grouped together in their own cluster with mature landscaping and terraces.
In the cabins there are private double bedrooms and shared twin bedrooms ~ all sharing a bathroom.

All bedding & towels are provided including our own fforest wool blankets.


Our Domes have solid wood floors, wood-burning stove, bespoke furnishings and views from a giant bay window.
They have a king size bed with feather soft bedding.
The short walk to the shower/toilet block is more than made up for by the feeling of privacy and tranquility you experience in your own little corner of our camp.

All bedding & towels are provided including our own fforest wool blankets. The Domes also have two futon camp beds, so if you’d like to share one with a friend, please get in touch to request a price.

Once you have booked we will be in touch to give you the option to add the Sunday night to your stay if you wish.

Click here for more information about our accommodation at Manorafon.


Rooms, prices & booking


Prices are for 3 nights and include catering at Manorafon and all activities.
*Saturday pub lunch not included

Please get in touch if you’d prefer to pay 50% at the time of booking & then the remaining 50% on the 25th July 2019

As spaces are limited for this retreat all payments made are non-refundable, so please ensure you have adequate travel insurance at the time of booking should you need to cancel.

Glow x Rise Fierce ~ Private Dome with king bed

Private Dome with king size bed ~ you would have this all to yourself and the showers and toilets are a short walk away (they don’t have en-suite facilities).

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Glow x Rise Fierce ~ Private Double Bedroom in Ty Manorafon with en-suite

A private double bedroom in the main house, Ty Manorafon with en-suite shower room & toilet

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Glow x Rise Fierce ~ Private Double Bedroom with shared bathroom

Private double bedroom with shared bathroom in either the main house (Ty Manorafon) or a cabin.

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Glow x Rise Fierce ~ Single bed in a shared twin bedroom with shared bathroom

Single bed in a shared twin bedroom with shared bathroom. This will be in a cabin.

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