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Please come along if you can: and have a taster of your own creativity at the same time:

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Dolphin Dreamtime: Luxury Rewilding Retreat

26 October, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5 November, 2019 @ 10:00 am


10-day Inspirational Dolphin Adventure in Mozambique

Facilitated by Mags Mackean and Courtney Ward

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Dream big and dive deep into the oceanic depths of your creativity. Be inspired by the guardians of the dreamtime, the Bottlenose Dolphins, and anchor your vision for you, the world, and generations to come.

Immerse in sacred lands, reefs and waters of the Indian Ocean in Southern Mozambique.

Drop everyday distraction to listen deeply, your heart wide open – to receive your soul’s vision calling to be lived…

Let the dolphins guide you, as you explore: What is my unique song I long to express, and gift this world? What is the change I dare to make, live and see?

  • Experience a 10-day immersion at the amphibious temple of Malongane – “where heaven and earth meet”
  • Meet the resident dolphin pods in respectful encounters, including 5 wild swims.
  • Witness the last of the migrating Humpback Whales en route to their Antartica base; the turtles, the ocean’s most ancient residents swimming vast distances back to their native beach to lay eggs
  • Be guided with simple transformative tools to make the bold steps of change in your everyday life…
  • Take part in plastic beach sweeps, and co-create a sculpture with local schoolchildren to celebrate our oceans
  • Experience the vast starry African sky by the fire as dozens of indigenous instruments sound you into hidden dimensions.
  • This is a life-changing opportunity to connect with the ocean’s most magnificent beings. A briefest look into the eyes of a dolphin will change you forever.
  • This is a time to reconnect with our creative force, our intent, our sexual essence, our passion, our desire, our spontaneity – and everything holding these hostage


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Embodied visioning practices:

The re-imagining of who we are happens in a space of ceremony, meditation, inquiry, subtle movement – exploring through guided drum journeys, breath work and dance. Tracking the subtle wisdoms of our bodies, we open up to the intelligence of the dolphins and the body of the ocean.

As we listen deeply to ourselves, we attune to the messages held on the land, the dunes and trees, the song of the wild water, encounters with those around us, and our reflection in the eye of dolphin. We learn to recognise and trust this language of the dreamtime, the journeys they invite us to make, moving from form to formless and back again, exploring new forms, new ways of being.

On a typical day, will have three circle meets  (as well as our group feasts twice a day); on ocean-faring days, two. There will also be many hours each day to roam and rest.


Retreat rates:

£1895 GBP (based on twin room/double sharing)
** early bird, if paid in full by February 28th, £1795 **
Deposit: £666, non refundable (all booking terms listed at end of post below)


Accommodation in Coastal Forest Luxury Tented Camp:

Tucked away in the coastal forest canopy right on the beach, the Luxury tented camp offers total privacy. Built on wooden platforms, all tents are spacious and airy, fully fitted with en-suite bathrooms, hot water, tea/coffee making facilities, electric fans, white linen and very comfortable beds boasting ‘walk-in’ mosquito nets.

Shaded wooden walkways link each tent with the main deck, pool and boma areas.

Two beautiful communal gathering areas, one tucked into the forest canopy and the other over looking the magnificent Indian Ocean, a pool, a boma fire-side area and of course your private balcony at each individual tent promises to make this a simply gorgeous, nature RICH stay.





Meet Your Facilitators:

Mags MacKean is an author, storyteller and guide. She has drawn inspiration from wild places – quitting her career as a BBC journalist to scale some of the remotest peaks in the world.

Her first book, ‘Meetings On The Edge, A High Level Escape From Office Routine’ charts her hapless adventures, a crippling fear of heights – and the realisation how lasting change can’t be external. ‘The Upside Down Mountain’ explores the opposite direction: earth-bound and what the journey of descent means for a fulfilling life.

Mags has immersed with shamans in the Amazon, Andes and South Africa. An inspirational storyteller, she supports individuals to embody their creative voice and vision, and guides transformative journeys, including to Peru’s ancient heartland: “I believe in the One Soul: life continually whispering to us in the subtle nudges of our bodies, the reflections of land, people and Mother Nature, leading us ever more deeply into the mystery of ourselves…”

Courtney Ward is essentially a performer in the great arts of the divine – 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.
Conservation of our natural resources and the preservation of our ocean is at the core of Courtney`s long standing 17 year commitment to make a small yet significant difference on this planet. Through her intimate relations with the dolphins, her love of people and her love of the ocean, Courtney offers an extraordinary Ocean Awareness program.



£1895 GBP (based on twin room/double sharing)
** early bird, if paid in full by February 28th, £1795 **

Deposit: £666, non refundable (all booking terms listed at end of post below)



  • 10 nights’ accommodation in luxury tented lodge (twin share)
  • 10 x catered brunch – A generous 2 course brunch is served after the launches each day
  • 7 x Three Course Dinners ( x 3 Dinner at own expense in the village)
  • 5 x Dolphin Swim Launches: Educational, respectful and awareness-based dolphin swims guided by Courtney and Mags
  • 4×4 Transfers from the border to camp (return)
  • 10 days of Dolphin Dreaming with Mags and Courtney
  • Shamanic practises, dream techniques, breathwork facilitation, circle sharing, (guided by Mags)
  • 2 x Indigenous and Shamanic sound journeys and interactive drumming (guided by Courtney)
  • Snorkelling course, code-of-conduct, boat safety briefings. Professional snorkelling equipment
  • Photographs of your ocean experiences



  • International flights
  • Transport to the Mozambique border from South Africa
  • Transport from the Mozambique capital Maputo to Malongane
  • 3 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)

Please note: This retreat is suitable for all sincere seekers of truth of any gender or orientation, single or partnered. Men, Women & couples.

For bookings & further enquiries contact:

Mags MacKean
+44 7808 738926

Courtney Ward
Halo Gaia Holistic Travel


Booking Conditions:

  • We require the deposit to be paid within 48hrs in order to secure your reservation
  • Deposits are non-refundable
  • The balance of payment is due latest 2 months prior to your departure date. (August 26th 2019)
  • Cancellation prior to 3 weeks of the departure date, your full payment will be forfeited
  • To postpone your trip to a later trip, two weeks or more before departure date, there will be a handling fee of 50% of the total package price
  • In the event of a ‘no-show’, you will forfeit 100% of the package price
  • Halo Gaia reserves the right to increase prices without notice and after invoicing due to unforeseen economic circumstances such as fuel increases
  • Halo Gaia Adventure Travel and all staff shall not be liable for any injury, loss or damage to any client or their possessions whatsoever. A safe to store small valuables is available
  • Please note that the necessary malaria precautions need to be taken
  • There will be no refunds to clients who choose not to participate in any of the activities that are included in the package price
  • Halo Gaia Adventure Travel claims no responsibility, financial or otherwise, for any client not satisfied with the facilities These conditions only apply to journeys going to Ponta Malongane


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“Working with Mags is always a joy, she uses simple tools with such incredible skill that her facilitation appears effortless.

Mags’ work has enabled real and tangible results to unfold naturally, absolute genius!”


Surely there’s no medicine like the ocean’s elemental riches…



26 October, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
5 November, 2019 @ 10:00 am
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Courtney Ward
Mags MacKean


Tartaruga, Malongane,
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