R 6 500 per person sharing

Swim with dolphins, dance, create, play and connect with us

Awakening Soul Infusion Retreat

20 – 24 February 2020

4-Night Rustic Wild Dolphin Retreat

Move, dance, create, play, liberate, meditate, swim with WILD dolphins, connect, dream.
With Verity Maud and Courtney Ward

The Artery has teamed up with Halo Gaia Wild Dolphin Swims to serve up a potent mix of creative transformation, pleasure and play.

Awakenings is a call to wake your inner artist, your potential, your dreams, your inner knowing & your ability to connect to your pleasure body. You are invited to join us for 4 days of creative immersion in the idyllic Ponta Malongane for a wonderful winter escape . A journey of:

  • soul searching
  • visioning
  • creating
  • healing
  • swimming with wild dolphins
  • dancing your dreams
  • a sound journey
  • intention setting
  • connecting to your joy and nourishing your soul

We will be using art therapy techniques, writing, meditation and dance to shift negative patterns, freeing us and creating space for us to craft our futures to be closer in alignment with our soul desires. Allow yourself  the time and space to tune in to what your soul is saying. We are creating our lives with every decision we make… Drawing on our exquisite surroundings for inspiration, the symbolism of the dolphin is perfect for our work.

We will work deeply with all of these to create an unforgettable journey.

Absolutely no artistic or dancing skills are required as each invitation is process and is not results driven. We create a safe space for you to explore new creative possibilities as a beginner, with curiosity and playfulness. Gift yourself with the possibility to unwind, redirect, create and connect.

Verity Maud

Verity Maud

Verity is an artist, interior designer, Biodanza facilitator and plays an active role in Afrikaburn- an arts festival in the Karoo- as a contributing large scale installation artist, performance artist and costumer. Passionate about connecting people to their creative potential, she has been running The Artery workshops in South Africa in both the corporate and private sector for the past ten years and incorporates the transformational training that she has done globally into her method.  She has traveled extensively and done training in places such as The Esalen institute in California. Verity is deeply influenced by various conscious dance modalities she has encountered on her travels, having experienced the incredibly transformative power of movement to shift and inspire. She has also collaborated on workshops in Brazil &  Portugal.

Courtney Ward

Courtney Ward

Essentially a performer in the great arts of the divine’, Courtney is a talented artist, actor and musician. She is especially gifted in her spontaneous ability to apply her artistic gifts and musical talents to a group dynamic in aid of personal transformation and creativity. Since 1999 Courtney has worked passionately and intensively with the resident pod of Inshore Bottle Nose dolphins of Southern Mozambique as Halo Gaia’s owner, Ponta Malongane`s Ocean Safari guide, leading Dolphin Swim Facilitator and data collector. Through her intimate relations with the dolphins, her love of people and her love of the ocean, Courtney offers an extraordinary Ocean Awareness program.

Rustic Safari Tented Camp

The Rustic Tented Camp forms part of a much bigger resort, however, it is privately tucked away in the far corner of the resort and consists of 14 two-bed units. All tents are built on wooden decking with two single beds and linen, nestled in the forest canopy with hundreds of birds, butterflies, bush babies and monkeys. Clean ablution facilities are situated within the tented camp, for the exclusive use of the tented camp guests only. The resort lies right on the beach so that you can be gently lulled to sleep by the ocean surf. Full self-catering facilities are available as part of the resort’s dive centre with staff members who are happy to assist with cleaning up after meals.

R 6 500 per person sharing

Swim with dolphins, dance, create, play and connect with us


  • 4 nights accommodation in large 2 man safari tent on wooden decking, with beds and bed linen ( 2 per tent – sharing)
  • Communal kitchen and bathroom facilities
  • Snorkelling course , Code-of-conduct, Boat safety and sharing of delightful Dolphin stories
  • Three Educational, respect and awareness based Dolphin Swims guided and facilitated by Courtney
  • Awakening – Soul Infusion – Creativity workshop with Verity
  • Sacred Shamanic Sound Journey with Courtney
  • Private gathering space for activities beautifully decorated with lanterns, mats and cushions
  • Professional Snorkelling equipment x 3 Launches
  • Photographs of your ocean experience


  • Transport to the Mozambique border and home
  • All meals; SELF CATERING facilities available – there is a restaurant to enjoy some meals out
  • Drinks (Bore hole water)
  • Visa (ONLY for non-available South African passport holders)

I wish I had the words to explain the journey I had last week sharing in this retreat. It was exquisitely transformative and utterly life changing. I would more than highly recommend this to everyone!! Thank you Verity and Courtney for creating a safe space so gracefully that helped strengthen me. You are such beautiful, powerful women.


What a blessing it is to meet up with such wonderful human angels that inspire and uplift us with such positive vibrations and warm feelings. It was such a privilege to be a part of all that feminine energy and the dolphins and whales were a bonus.


Thank you for the opportunity to appreciate the simple things, for the realisation that I need not fear change if it means making your dreams come true, for allowing me to share in this wonderful, indescribable journey with people that have touched my heart forever.


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