R5 350 per person sharing

RUSTIC shared accommodation

NIA Music Movement Magic Retreat


20 – 24 MAY 2021


4-Night Rustic Retreat

Refresh Your Mind… Revive Your Body… Reawaken your Spirit

Join us for 5 fabulous days on this music movement magic retreat including wild dolphin encounters, hosted by NIA DANCE and Halo Gaia. Ponta Malongane with its vibrant Latino African rhythm of life.. sets the perfect tone for a succulent celebration in DANCE and living DELIGHT

NIA dance will sweep you into the bliss of being…

Our dolphin friends invite you to embrace the WILDNESS of your free spirit… An indigenous sound journey and Fire side interactive drumming All combine in guiding you to true rejuvenation, in a community of women, in the paradise of Southern Mozambique.

Carol Treherne-Thomas

Carol Treherne-Thomas

Nia is a heart-pumping, heart-warming journey into Joy! It is a technique that starts with fitness and ends with comprehensive healing of the body, mind, emotions and spirit. I stumbled upon Nia about 5 years ago and immediately knew that it was going to change my life. I danced as a child and have never lost that urge to move. I tried many different classes as an adult and none of them gave me what I was looking for. I went to an Expo and there it was, a group of ladies dancing on a stage beaming such joy. I just had to do it and do it now. I went to as many Nia classes as I could and when the opportunity was offered to become a Nia instructor, I jumped at the chance and changed my life. I now have the pleasure of being able to share this fabulous fitness fusion programme with people of all genders, ages, fitness levels and needs. It is my meditation, my medicine and my daily fix. Come step into your own joyful journey with Nia and positively change the way you feel, look, think and live.

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.

R5 350 per person sharing

RUSTIC shared accommodation


  • 4 nights accommodation in large 2 man safari tent on wooden decking, with beds and bed linen ( 2 per tent)
  • 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
  • NIA movement and dance with Carol
  • Sacred Shamanic Sound and drumming with Courtney
  • Private gathering space for activities beautifully decorated with lanterns, mats and cushions
  • 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 available)
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Visa (ONLY for non-South African passport holders)

Thank you for a truly magic dolphin gathering weekend. It has had a profound effect on my life and my relationships with those around me. A shift has happened as I find people I don’t know very well stopping to talk and share. I also find i am able to talk to and accept others with far more compassion and the cherry on the top – my paintings have started selling again!


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.