R14 850 Per Person Sharing - R18 850 Single Person - South African Rate

$1 275 US Per Person Sharing - $1 600 US Single Person/Room

A 30% non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place

Liquid Breath – Elemental Body

20 – 27 NOVEMBER 2021

7 Night – Luxury Wild Dolphin + Breathwork & Embodiment Retreat

With Rhianne van der Linde & Courtney Ward

Swimming with dolphins is a direct transmission of the liquid state…when they make eye contact with you, they flood you with pure love – a sensual encounter with profound and direct intimacy with life.

These magnificent, highly intelligent ocean creatures hold nothing back – they dive into every moment with full presence and total delight. They find the beloved everywhere. Imagine receiving this kiss of life from the dolphins – and cultivating it in your own life.

Ponta Malongane and surrounding marine reserve area is home to approx. 200+ Wild Inshore Bottlenose Dolphins. You will have several opportunities to observe, meet and encounter these wild and intelligent beings in their natural environment. The sound of their song penetrates your body and will utterly transform the degree of freedom with which you live your life.

This Wild Dolphin Swim Retreat is open to all seekers of truth of any gender or orientation, single or partnered. Men, Women & Couples are welcome.

Embodied Elemental Practices
In communion with the bodies of the dolphins and the body of the ocean, we will learn to listen to the subtle messages of our own bodies, our breath, our whole being.


  • Three Dolphin encounters (on the dolphins terms and natures conditions)
  • Transformational breathwork session with Rhianne
  • Subtle body practices opening us to greater stillness and finer sensation
  • Subtle movement practices to awaken your liquid body
  • Body meditations connecting you deeply with your essential nature
  • Deep listening practice to enhance communion with the ocean and each other
  • Simple rituals and ceremonies to embody the elements
  • Drumming circles around the fire
  • Sacred shamanic sound journey with Courtney
  • Silence, relaxation & deep rest


Courtney Ward: +27 (0)73 544 1485 / courtney@halogaia.com
Rhianne van der Linde: +27 (0) 83 679 1297 / rhiannevdl@gmail.com

Rhianne van der Linde

Rhianne van der Linde

For the past 10 years Rhianne has been organizing and co-facilitating retreats in Mozambique. The energy of her many encounters with the dolphins and the vastness of the ocean permeate her being. An avid alchemist and a dedicated dreamer with a depth of knowledge and experience of transforming the mundane into the magical, Rhianne’s personal explorations have led her into working with dreams, as a companion to those busy with their journey of dying, exploring the breath as a thread connecting us directly to source & processing and ritual with groups in wild nature.

Truth as emptiness and Truth as embodiment – as consciousness expressing in form, in beautiful breathing bodies of love – it is this language of the heart, this feminine language of embodiment & feeling that she is most interested in learning and sharing. Rhianne works in a very authentic way with the healing power of the breath, and facilitates an extraordinary transformational breath work experience on this wild dolphin retreat

Rhianne is a co-director and senior faculty at The Shakti Shiva Academy – a highly regarded school of Mysticism * Psychology * Sexuality – a quantum learning portal celebrating, continuing and creating forward the life’s work and legacy of Shakti Malan.

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.


Breath-work is the key to consciousness and the breath is the single most powerful tool we have as a force for waking up on the planet right now. The breath is the most intimate touch of existence…this first beloved caresses us from the inside all the time and yet we hardly notice its presence. Most of us have hardly begun to explore the power of the breath as a tool to deepen our intimacy with ourselves and with existence. Every breath a dolphin takes is conscious and here, the dolphins are our teachers – reminding us that “Bliss is our Birthright”.


There is no modality that can transform our cells as effectively as sound. Ethnic and indigenous instruments from all over the world along with vocal melodies and percussive rhythms guide the participant onto a meandering musical journey. You are encouraged to simply breathe and to allow the sounds to evoke self connection, sensation , reflection and rest. Lie back and let master musician Courtney transport your body to a different place through beautiful live sounds that come vibrating through every fibre of your being.


We invite you to join us for a 7-day immersion into the world of the wild dolphins of Malongane – the place where Heaven meets Earth. Are you ready to receive the generous gifts of these Ocean Beings? The dolphins invite us to rediscover the real of pure, innocent love, met and celebrated in the body – they are the key-holders of the pathways to altruism, conscious breath and unconditional love. We will use breath, sound and movement to support our encounters with the dolphins and together we will explore what it means to be truly human, taking radical responsibility for everything in our experience as we awaken to the Beautiful Breathing Body of Love that we are.

R14 850 Per Person Sharing - R18 850 Single Person - South African Rate

$1 275 US Per Person Sharing - $1 600 US Single Person/Room

A 30% non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place

Sea View Luxury Beach Villa

This beautiful Villa is situated on Mar Azul Estate in the paradise that is Ponta Malongane. This house is only a 2-minute walk from the beach and has stunning sea views from every room in the house. Each bedroom has its own entrance from the outside deck of the house, each bedroom has its own sliding door entrance facing the sea.

All 5 bedrooms are en suite and each bathroom has a shower, toilet, and hand basin. Meals will be prepared in a stunning open plan kitchen enjoyed over looking the ocean from an exquisite sea facing deck The house also has a private swimming pool.


  • 7 nights accommodation in luxury sea view beach villa (twin share or single)
  • 7 x catered brunches: A generous brunch is served after the launches each day
  • 5 x Dinners (x 2 Dinners at own expense in the village)
  • 3 x Dolphin Swim Launches: Educational, respectful and awareness-based Dolphin swims guided by Courtney
  • Snorkeling course, Code-of-conduct, Boat safety briefings
  • Professional Snorkeling Equipment x 3 Ocean Launches
  • 4×4 Transfers from the border to camp (return)
  • Indigenous and Shamanic Sound journeys with Courtney
  • Photographs of your ocean experiences
  • Liquid Breath & elemental Body Sessions with Rhianne


  • Transport to the Mozambique border (we will arrange a shuttle bus from Durban airport to the Mozambique border, cost to be advised)
  • 2 x evening meals for own expense in the village
  • All Drinks except TEA and COFFEE are for your personal account
  • Visa (ONLY for non-South African passport holders)

Every once in a while we experience something that impacts deeply and unforgettably. Swimming with wild dolphins in Malongane, Mozambique a couple of years ago was for me one such magical event. Courtney’s approach with these mammals is respectful and non intrusive ~ a conscious, intimate interaction.


Aaaaaaaaaaah – such sweet and potent memories of time spent in these waters with these exquisite women: diving into the depth of the waters and of self, meeting the dolphins with hearts wide open, relishing deeply in all that is, and finding the deep and rippling bliss that can be breathed into every moment… and returning home with these gifts that have anchored into my daily living. Such gratitude for it all. And I know I will be there again another time not to long away…


Surrender to love – no attachment, no bounds – just the vast ocean of love. All made possible through Feeling the rich supportive warmth of Rhianne & Courtney… and of course the dolphins. This is the gift that the liquid breath, liquid body, liquid ocean gave me.


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