Awakenings Soul Infusion retreat
Move, dance, create, play, liberate, meditate, swim with WILD dolphins, connect, dream.
With Verity Maud and Courtney Ward
11 – 15 July 2018
7 – 11 Nov, 2018
The Artery has teamed up with Halo Gaia Wild Dolphin Swims to serve up a potent mix of creative transformation, pleasure and play.
Awakenings is a call to wake your inner artist, your potential, your dreams, your inner knowing & your ability to connect to your pleasure body. You are invited to join us for 4 days of creative immersion in the idyllic Ponta Malongane for a wonderful winter escape . A journey of:
- soul searching
- swimming with wild dolphins
- dancing your dreams
- a sound journey
- intention setting
- connecting to your joy and nourishing your soul
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We will be using art therapy techniques, writing, meditation and dance to shift negative patterns, freeing us and creating space for us to craft our futures to be closer in alignment with our soul desires. Allow yourself the time and space to tune in to what your soul is saying. We are creating our lives with every decision we make… Drawing on our exquisite surroundings for inspiration, the symbolism of the dolphin is perfect for our work. The dolphin is a complex animal and has had many different meanings attached to it throughout history, including:
We will work deeply with all of these to create an unforgettable journey.
Absolutely no artistic or dancing skills are required as each invitation is process and is not results driven. We create a safe space for you to explore new creative possibilities as a beginner, with curiosity and playfulness. Gift yourself with the possibility to unwind, redirect, create and connect.
Meet Your Facilitators :
Verity is an artist, interior designer, Biodanza facilitator and plays an active role in Afrikaburn- an arts festival in the Karoo- as a contributing large scale installation artist, performance artist and costumer. Passionate about connecting people to their creative potential, she has been running The Artery workshops in South Africa in both the corporate and private sector for the past ten years and incorporates the transformational training that she has done globally into her method. She has traveled extensively and done training in places such as The Esalen institute in California. Verity is deeply influenced by various conscious dance modalities she has encountered on her travels, having experienced the incredibly transformative power of movement to shift and inspire. She has also collaborated on workshops in Brazil & Portugal. www.thearterysa.com
Testimonial: “Thank you so much for one of the best workshops I’ve ever experienced. You held the space magnificently and gave so generously of yourself. Dance and creativity was structured in perfect balance. The three dances were each so exquisitely thought through and masterfully facilitated. I felt safe and free to explore deeply. I had so much fun! My creative juices flowed, my inspiration soared, my imagination went wild. I searched and discovered, I released the old and invited in the new. I opened my heart and felt deep connections and acknowledgement.”
‘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. http://halogaia.com/your-dolphin-swim-facilitator/
Cost for this retreat – Early bird price: R 5999.00 per person sharing if booking before end March 2018 on either retreat
R6500.00 per person sharing
- 4×4 Border transfers / return
- 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
- Three Educational, respect and awareness based Dolphin Swims guided by Courtney
- Artery Creativity exploration with Verity
- Sacred Shamanic Sound and drumming with Courtney
- Private gathering space for activities beautifully decorated with lanterns, mats and cushions
- Photographs of your ocean experiences
- 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)
- Snorkeling equipment
- Visa (ONLY for non-South African passport holders)
Absolutely no artistic or dancing skills are required as each invitation is process and is not results driven. We create a safe space for you to explore new creative possibilities as a beginner, with curiosity and playfulness.
“It was indeed a wonderful combination of different modalities brought together into a fun and deeply nurturing process. The snorkeling and swimming with the dolphins was amazing experiences specially for someone new to it like me. Courtney I was very present to the way you stepped into the spirit world of the sea to call for all to happen in such a special way.
For me the biggest beauty of my time with you was the pauses in between. On their own they flow into each other to nothingness. But as part of this process it allowed also for life to happen. It allowed the dance of life to be part of your wonderful process. Almost an integration playground in its own.
To you as facilitators. Wonderfully well done. Verity the dances was special as always and Courtney you do a very powerful sound journey.”
– Derek Bekker
“All Dolphin interaction is Conscious & Respectful …on the Dolphins` terms and Nature`s conditions”
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile SA: 073 544 1485 Mobile Mozambique: 00258 84 455 4319
Halo Gaia Adventure Travel legally operates all Dolphin Scenic Tours under the “Transporte Maritimo Commercial de Trafego local de Passageiros” license issued to Malongane for commercial dolphin launches in the PPMR : Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve of Southern Mozambique
The New Immigration Regulation dictates that as from 01 June 2015 children under the age of 18 require UNABRIDGED BIRTH CERTIFICATES, along with their passports, when travelling. Should you be travelling with/making a reservation for children, please ensure that you apply for these certificates timeously.