Liquid Breath – Elemental Body
November 20 - November 27$1275
7 Night – Luxury Wild Dolphin + Breathwork & Embodiment Retreat
With Rhianne van der Linde & 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 – a sensual 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 reserve area is home to approx. 200+ Wild Inshore Bottlenose Dolphins. You will have several opportunities to observe, meet and encounter these wild and intelligent beings in their natural environment. The sound of their song penetrates your body and will utterly transform the degree of freedom with which you live your life.
In communion with the bodies of the dolphins and the body of the ocean, we will learn to listen to the subtle messages of our own bodies, our breath, our whole being.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
- Three Dolphin encounters (on the dolphins terms and natures conditions)
- Transformational breathwork session with Rhianne
- Subtle body practices opening us to greater stillness and finer sensation
- Subtle movement practices to awaken your liquid body
- Body meditations connecting you deeply with your essential nature
- Deep listening practice to enhance communion with the ocean and each other
- Simple rituals and ceremonies to embody the elements
- Drumming circles around the fire
- Sacred shamanic sound journey with Courtney
- Silence, relaxation & deep rest
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”.
There is no modality that can transform our cells as effectively as sound. Ethnic and indigenous instruments from all over the world along with vocal melodies and percussive rhythms guide the participant onto a meandering musical journey. You are encouraged to simply breathe and to allow the sounds to evoke self connection, sensation , reflection and rest. Lie back and let master musician Courtney transport your body to a different place through beautiful live sounds that come vibrating through every fibre of your being.
We invite you to join us for a 7-day immersion into the world of the wild dolphins of Malongane – the place where Heaven meets Earth. Are you ready to receive the generous gifts of these Ocean Beings? The dolphins invite us to rediscover the real of pure, innocent love, met and celebrated in the body – they are the key-holders of the pathways to altruism, conscious breath and unconditional love. We will use breath, sound and movement to support our encounters with the dolphins and together we will explore what it means to be truly human, taking radical responsibility for everything in our experience as we awaken to the Beautiful Breathing Body of Love that we are.
Rhianne van der Linde
For the past 10 years Rhianne has been organizing and co-facilitating retreats in Mozambique. The energy of her many encounters with the dolphins and the vastness of the ocean permeate her being. Truth as emptiness and Truth as embodiment – as consciousness expressing in form, in beautiful breathing bodies of love – it is this language of the heart, this feminine language of embodiment & feeling that she is most interested in learning and sharing. Working with the healing power of the breath and exploring the breath as a thread connecting us directly to source, Rhianne facilitates an extraordinary transformational breath work experience on this wild dolphin retreat. Rhianne is a co-director and senior faculty at 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 and legacy of Shakti Malan.
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.
R14 850 Per Person Sharing – R18 850 Single Person – South African Rate
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“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.” – Julia
“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…” – Claire
“Surrender to love – no attachment, no bounds – just the vast ocean of love. All made possible through Feeling the rich supportive warmth of Rhianne & Courtney… and of course the dolphins. This is the gift that the liquid breath, liquid body, liquid ocean gave me.” – Brian