$1 450 / €1 305 / ZAR19 250 Per Person Sharing

$1 600 / €1 440 / ZAR21 250 Per Person Single

A non-refundable $550 / €500 / ZAR7 000 deposit is required to secure your place

Tantra Yoga – Liquid Breath – Subtle Body


7 Night – Luxury Wild Dolphin + Yoga Retreat

With Rhianne van der Linde, Valentina Leo & 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. Swimming with dolphins is an 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 area is home to approx. 200+ Wild Inshore Bottlenose Dolphins. You will have several opportunities to observe, meet and encounter these intelligent beings in their natural environment. The sound of their song penetrates your body and can utterly transform the degree of freedom with which you live your life.

This Tantra Yoga, Liquid Breath, Subtle Body Dolphin Swim Retreat is open to all seekers of truth of any gender or orientation, single or partnered.

Men, Women & Couples are welcome.


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

Rhianne van der Linde is an avid dolphin dreamer, explorer and breath worker extraordinaire. For the past 6 years she has been attending, organizing and co-facilitating retreats in Mozambique. The energy of her many encounters with the dolphins and vastness of the ocean permeate her being.

She is an avid alchemist and a dedicated dreamer with a depth of knowledge and experience of transforming the mundane into the magical. Her 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 bodies of love…it is this language of the heart, this feminine language of embodiment & feeling that Rhianne 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 

Alongside Tiffany Bowns, she Co-Curates 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 of Shakti Malan.

Valentina Leo

Valentina Leo

VALENTINA LEO (a.k.a. Mrslove) is an Artist, a Lover, a Mother and a Fool. A Tantric Practitioner, teacher of Enlightened Sexuality and an Explorer of the Tantric Realms for over 15 years. Valentina is an embodied initiator (Dakini) and a devoted student of the Traditional Kaula-Tantra lineage of Kashmir Shivaism that recognises the body as Vibration, Space and Celebration of Cosmic Divinity. Valentina is known for her unique talent in creating safe and sacred spaces where seekers of all ages may claim their own Spiritual Eroticism. With grace, charm and humour, she has guided and supported many men and women on their sacred journey towards themselves. From this place, ultimate Freedom can be experienced as the True Essence of Love – which is the heart of all Tantric teachings.


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.


Rooted in the ancient wisdom of the Vedas and the healing science of Ayurveda, this āsanas practice is the container for all our other practices. Focused on intrinsic relaxation of the physical body and the conscious mind, this sequence will meditate you into the Deepest Essence of your Being, where True Self reveals.

From this space of infinite stillness, authentic expression can be found.

(This practice is accessible to all ages and levels of fitness)


Let the Shakti in... Breathing with Rhianne

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 as such. There is so much more capacity for aliveness in us, right here in our bodies - if we open up more deeply to the breath.Shot by Jana Heyns at The Body of Desire REtreat with Valentina Leo (August 2019)To explore this further you can contact Rhianne van der Linde via our website: Shakti Shiva Academy: https://shaktishiva.academy/

Posted by Shakti Shiva Academy on Thursday, 17 October 2019


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”.


Tandava, is a traditional tantric practice from the Kaula Tradition of Kashmir – a very slow, mystical dance that leads to the perception of the Cosmic Body and Attunement to our Infinite Nature. As a traditional practice of Totality, Tandava can indeed catalyze the experience of Spiritual Awakening. Using breath sound & movement we will explore the pathways that open as we surrender to sexual energy as a vehicle for awakening, deepening awareness and sensation. If our lovemaking is with all of existence as an act of devotion, then our sexual energy is like a rippling blue flame – a cool fire that ripples under our skins and sets every part of our bodies alight.

$1 450 / €1 305 / ZAR19 250 Per Person Sharing

$1 600 / €1 440 / ZAR21 250 Per Person Single

A non-refundable $550 / €500 / ZAR7 000 deposit is required to secure your place



Tartaruga Luxury Beach Forest Camp

Tucked away in the forest canopy right on the beach, the lodge offers total privacy. With a maximum capacity of 16 guests, we can now offer you an exclusive and luxurious dolphin swim getaway.

Built on wooden platforms all tents are spacious and airy, fully fitted with en-suite bathrooms, hot water, tea/coffee making facilities, electric fans, linen and comfortable beds with ‘walk-in’ mosquito nets.




  • 7 nights accommodation in luxury tented lodge (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

  • Snorkelling course, Code-of-conduct, Boat safety briefings

  • Professional Snorkelling Equipment x 4 Ocean Launches

  • 4×4 Transfers from the border to camp (return)

  • Indigenous and Shamanic Sound journeys with Courtney

  • Photographs of your ocean experiences

  • Tantra Yoga, Liquid Breath & Subtle Body Sessions with Valentina & 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, Val & Courtney… and of course the dolphins. This is the gift that the liquid yoga, liquid body, liquid ocean gave me.



SA: 073 544 1485
Mozambique: 00258 84 455 4319