Your Ocean Guide and Swim Facilitator

I was blessed to meet the resident dolphin pods of Southern Mozambique in 1999.

I have then since 1999 been involved with Halo Gaia Holistic Travel, my personal history of extensive travel, Ethnic music exploration, community living projects and completing my studies in Complementary Health at the Institute of Natural Health all played an important role in the inspiration to apply these gifts in the community environment of the Halo Gaia Journeys and retreats.

Through these life changing retreats I realized again and again my deep love for people and for the transformation and healing available to us when we gather in nature with an intention to discover a simple and authentic way of life.

I have a deep passion for the earth; the music created by different cultures of this diverse planet intrigues me. I have collected many Indigenous musical instruments and explored how to play them and use them in a way that brings delight and peace to people.

This was the beginning of what today has grown into a powerful modality. A Sound Journey is a tool for meditation and healing.

It is through the Sound Journey that I was first invited to meet the dolphins. It fitted so perfectly, the masters of sound were to be my greatest teachers. The Sound Journey complemented the holistic retreats so well that along with interactive drumming they became an integrated part of the Dolphin experience.

The beauty and simplicity of Mozambique captured my heart … the boat through the waves, the underwater dolphin dances and the elated freedom I found in my spirit affirmed my life purpose.

The first eye contact I made with a dolphin was more than I could ever have imagined it to be. I was committed to making Halo Gaia and the dolphins a big part of my life.

For the past 17 years I have grown intimately close to the large pod of resident Bottle Nose Dolphins that swim the Southern Mozambique coastline.

Dedicated Self-study, a commitment to education and conservation around the preservation of our oceans, my photography and years of personal experience has me in constant awe of the relationship dolphins do indeed share with humans…an alive and ancient connection!

In the year 2009 I took a big step and took ownership of Halo Gaia Holistic travel.

Now sitting in the drivers seat a profound sense of purpose moulds the dream of a place where all folk can adventure HOME to in trust and love.

The inspiration people find to live their lives in a joyous and fulfilling way is the greatest motivation to continue my research and play in this field.


Courtney Ward Dolphins