Sally Claridge & Courtney Ward
As the founder and owner of Halo Gaia Adventure Travel, Courtney has over 20 years experience as an ocean swim facilitator connecting with the wild pods of dolphins in Southern Mozambique. Her playful personality and strong spirit, awakens your enthusiasm for life and she holds powerful space for you to step out of your comfort zone and embrace life changing, new experiences through wild dolphin encounters. As a free diver, her grace and fluid movement in the ocean defies logic and inspires you to dive into your own potential. Her innate gift as an intuitive sound healer using her voice and indigenous instruments, will open the door to drop deeper into your own heart and discover your inner wild freedom. Courtney shares her deep love and knowledge of Africa, the culture, traditions, people and wildlife and is a passionate campaigner for the preservation of Mozambique’s coastline, natural reserves and wild dolphin welfare. She also loves marmite and avocado on toast and an ice cold beer.
With over 20 years experience and teaching in the world of channelling, healing and spiritual development, Sally is now walking the path of working with animals as a student Trust Technique Practitioner and has started a vlog sharing her real life off-grid shenanigans in the mountains of Southern Spain. Never one to follow the crowd, she brings her deep spiritual connection into every day life, through a refreshingly grounded humour along with a deep love and respect for Mother Earth and all forms of life. Over the years she has hosted workshops and healing retreats in Brazil, Hong Kong, Ireland, Germany, UK and Spain, and her life experience is magnified by a early career in the airlines that fulfilled her wanderlust, yearning for freedom and a life lived to the full. Being around Sally lifts your spirits and you feel truly seen as her loving, intuitive nature touches your heart. Her passion for animal welfare and true connection, supports her vision of a kind, compassionate world, based on love, trust and peace. She also loves a big glass of cava and an even bigger bag of crisps.
As dear friends and kindred spirits for over 15 years, Sally and Courtney have been co-creating and hosting South African retreats since 2013. Their personalities and intuitive gifts perfectly compliment each other allowing for a deeply held, life enhancing and uplifting retreat experience, that frees you up to be completely yourself. From moments of quiet stillness in nature, to spontaneous festivities on the beach, you will be seen, heard, supported and celebrated as you join with them in Conscious Unity.
Wanderlust, Wellness and Adventure Retreats
Since 1999, Halo Gaia Wellness and Adventure Travel has committed to creating a deeply relevant, life changing experience for their guests via open ocean swimming with wild dolphins in Ponta Malongane, Mozambique.
Halo Gaia facilitates interactive, eco–friendly travel, dolphin experiences that intimately unite and engage their guests with the authentic spirit of Southern Africa. They strongly encourage responsible travel by stepping off the beaten track and embracing the WILD spirit of adventure within us all.
Respectful Marine Mammal Tourism is Halo Gaia’s core mission and it is in this arena of awareness that a deep love for the diversity of our planet, ocean and indigenous cultures that is shared by founder, Courtney Ward.
"The Safari Spirit retreat with Sally & Courtney was far more than I ever could have imagined. From the first day to the last, it was a stream of wonderful, natural and organic encounters, connecting with majestic animals in their own environments. Relaxing, invigorating, fun and heart opening. Thank you so much!"
SCOTT MCDONALD, Spain
To register your interest and receive further information, please fill out the form below. You will receive an email within 24 hours with full retreat details and the booking process. Your place will only be confirmed upon receipt of deposit. We look forward to welcoming you to Africa!