The Joy of Being Alive

October 17 – October 21 2018 (4 Nights)


There comes a moment when you realise that it’s time to put the worry and stress down, to stop the relentless drive for more, if only temporarily, and to give yourself exactly what your heart, body and soul so desperately needs and deserves. This is that time. The ‘Joy of Being Alive’ Wild Dolphin Retreat is a call for you to deeply connect to yourself, to others and to Mother Nature. It is a call to honour the sacredness of life – your life, as you connect, heal your heart and soul, and rejuvenate by being playful and spontaneous, joyful and whole.

This is a call to experience the flow and celebration of being truly alive in a magical and sacred space, surrounded by beautiful beings, communing with nature at its most pristine and profound wonder.

Will you answer the call? Will you give you, back to yourself?

The SOAR Institute and Halo Gaia are excited to invite you to an experience of a lifetime where we celebrate the Joy of Being Alive for 4 nights and 5 sumptuous days of sun, surf and sand in picturesque Ponta Malongane, Southern Mozambique.


  • Experience deeply relaxing and energizing passive and dynamic meditations
  • Discovering the art of accessing a “flow “ state naturally
  • Meeting the Wild dolphins of Southern Mozambique
  • Djembe drumming
  • Learning wisdom circles
  • Indigenous and Shamanic Sound journey
  • A deep immersion into the untouched natural beauty of the area
Gavin Friedman

Gavin Friedman

Gavin is one the Founding Directors and co-owner of The SOAR Institute, a human and organisational development company. He is trained both in Ontology (the Study of the Way of Being) and the Science of Axiology, which is the mathematical assessment of human values.  Using his many years of experience in the corporate field, he is able to bring about sustainable success in both individuals and organisations. Gavin is a qualified Ontological Life Coach, Facilitator, Perturber, Keynote Speaker and modern day Philosopher. Gavin believes that when given an opportunity, everybody has the ability to find that unique and authentic aspect within him or herself and live at their Optimal State.  Gavin believes that by opening your mind, your heart and your will, this takes you on a journey of inspiration, exploration and exceptionality. By opening up the heart, it unveils a powerful truth and the mind will follow the passions of the heart; starting to live dreams and life passionately, consciously creating your destiny and experience a life filled with joy, love and aliveness.

Riaad Isaacs

Riaad Isaacs

Self-praise has never been a worthwhile recommendation. I’m much more interested in who someone is and who they’re becoming than in who they’ve been. Most bio’s will only mention the standard positive qualities, and while I may have those, we all do. I also possess many annoying, self- defeating tendencies too, as I’m sure we all do. To not own up to them is disingenuous and announces a basic lack of awareness of what makes us human. So there you have it, I’m an integrated human being, always reaching, always learning, always expanding and always becoming more. I’m not the same person I was yesterday, nor would I ever want to be. I’m not going to be the same person tomorrow, because I cherish growth and man’s evolutionary imperative. This is the epitome of freedom, to become exactly what or who is needed to bring about the desired result. In all of this, I discover my own limitlessness, the essence of who I am, and so become eminently qualified to assist others to do the same. Let’s connect, lets together drop the facade and reveal our authentic selves, and together become inspired to produce a better version of ourselves.

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.

Soul Investment for the Joy of Being Alive Wild Dolphin Retreat in RUSTIC shared accommodation

R6 500 Per Person


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.



  • 4 nights’ accommodation in rustic tented camp (twin share)
  • 3 x Dolphin Swim Launches: Educational, respectful and awareness based Dolphin swims guided by Courtney
  • 4×4 Transfers from the border to camp (return)
  • 4 days of “The JOY of being ALIVE“ with SOAR Institute
  • Indigenous and Shamanic Sound journey and interactive Drumming
  • Snorkelling course, Code-of-conduct, Boat safety briefings
  • Photographs of your ocean experiences


  • Transport to the Mozambique border
  • Hire of snorkelling equipment
  • Visa (ONLY for non-South African passport holders)
  • All Meals – Meals are self-catering and communal dining is encouraged (Walk to the local village and taste the best Portuguese and Mediterranean cuisine at affordable prices)
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.

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