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Sun Salute Retreats

Sun Salute Retreats offers yoga retreat vacations for individuals and helps organize yoga retreats for people bringing their own groups.

Instructors 6

Amanda Dee

Amanda Dee is an experienced registered yoga teacher with more than 15,000 hours of teaching under her belt in some of the best yoga centers in New York City. She led many workshops, led many different teacher trainings, and opened her own yoga center in Manhattan. She has also led and continues to lead retreats worldwide and now is the founder of Sun Salute Retreats and the Sun Salute Yoga Studio. Amanda Dee is one of the main teachers on the online class platform, Be More Yogic.

Adi Carter

Adi has been a life long student of practicing yoga off the mat in all shapes and forms especially when it involves being outdoors. Her passion for movement and the environment have taken her on countless adventures around the world and she currently travels and teaches as part of the YogaSlackers & created the Redefining Balance series and retreats to share the modalities of shifting perspective through yoga, slacklining, AcroYoga, climbing, surfing, mountain biking and just about anything else you can think to do on the Earth’s terrain.

Leigh Evans

(ERYT-500) is a International yoga teacher based in Brooklyn, New York. Leigh has over 25 years of experience teaching intuitive, creative, alignment based vinyasa yoga classes. Leigh’s seasoned approach to the yoga practice can transform any student who craves insight on the body and the human experience. From the study of Yoga and Ayurveda in India to Thai Massage in Chiang Mai, Leigh’s breadth of knowledge gives her the tools to teach practical applications that can change students’ everyday lives. Leigh is a go-to resource for Ayurvedic Yoga.

Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Yoga)

Dr. Matthew Clark

(Yoga Philosophy and History Teacher) Since 2004, Dr Matthew Clark has been affiliated as a Research Associate to the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London), where, between 1999 and 2003, he taught Hinduism. He has travelled very extensively in India and has published books and articles on soma, sadhus and yoga. He is a freelance scholar, who works occasionally as a proof-reader, editor and tutor for yoga teacher-training courses. He also writes songs and plays guitar; he has produced several albums of music as Mahabongo.

Unai Mill

Unai quit his job as a successful lawyer a few years ago in Barcelona and decided to travel the world for a while. His six month original plan turned into his plan for the future as he decided to combine his love for travel with his knowledge in organization, social media and running a successful business. .After a year living in New York City and having a deep contact with the yoga world, he started to realize how he could help yoga teachers in their business of yoga (which is a course he now teaches on YTT´s and a service he offers to teachers around the world)

Irene Algar

Nutritionist and healthy eating coach. Irene is also a graduate from the Sun Salute retreats 200hr vinyasa YTT

Reviews 11

Josephine Borgstrom

from Republic of Malta, December 2017

"Everything you need to be a great yoga teacher "

First of all, I love the teacher, Amanda Dee very much. She is a talented and very accurate person, with a big heart. The course gives you everything you need to become a good teacher. The course also deepens your understanding of the body's anatomy, how every muscle is connected and how to prevent injury during practice. I would love to recommend this course, and of course, Amanda Dee - you won't regret the choice. Remember yoga is a lifelong practice, why not practice with a good teacher. :)

Madeleine Latapie

from France, November 2017

"Great 5-day retreat"

The location was beautiful, the house was right on the beach. The kitchen was full of all breakfast food and fresh fruit. The two yoga classes in the morning and in the evening were always wonderful, challenging and guaranteed to help you progress. During the day, various activities including hiking, bike riding, city visits and just enjoying the beautiful beaches were possible. Overall, a real treat!

Meg Hughes

from Great Britain, October 2017

"Perfect five days!"

The location of the house and the views could not be better, the area so quiet and felt very safe. The food supplies were varied and ample and they had thought of everything! The yoga classes and studio were the highlight for me, Amanda’s knowledge is first class and she caters for every single student and can recognise what they individually need from their practice which is pretty special. I left feeling inspired.

(anna) Lena Gustafsson

from Sweden, June 2017

Amanda is a warm and wonderful person and a very experienced teacher. She shared all her knowledges in a very generous way.

The food we got was clean, healthy and very tasty.

Gina Ashby

from Great Britain, June 2017


This holiday was a lovely experience, I'm new to yoga so this was a valuable, informative and inspiring holiday .I left feeling more flexible than when I came ,left feeling very inspired from the teacher Amanda and really want to improve my techniques.The house was amazing with a beautiful view of the sea.Fantastic value for money and generally amazing !!

Bridgette Bishop

from Great Britain, June 2017

"Ibiza with Amanda Dee Smith"

The yoga was amazing. Fantastic education

Lola Abellán

from Spanish State, April 2017


Clases de yoga

Testimonials 5

Michelle Stuart Bergin

Sun Salute Retreats

I’ve been meaning to write for a while to thank you for an amazing retreat in Spain this past May. The location was beautiful, the food was delicious and the vibe was relaxed and comfortable. I look forward to joining you guys on another retreat soon! It was amazing! Thank you, thank you!

Petra C.

June 29, 2017. Sun Salute Retreats

This is the second teacher training I am doing. I already got 400hours YTT but choose to do the first 200 hours again with Amanda. I decided this after I had taken some of her clases and she has not disappointed me. Amanda is certainly a class of her own, I can not compare her to any other teacher trainings, highly recommended. I have learned so much this year and I am really grateful to have had the opportunity to study with such a skilled and wonderful person. Thank you so much.

Pepa Martinez Spain

Sun Salute Retreats website

What can i say about this YTT? Amanda is not just an amazing yoga teacher, she is not just an incredible 'anatomy reader', Amanda makes you come into your body and your spirit so easily, so gracefully that it is absolutely impossible not to fall in love with her teachings. I surrendered to yoga, so deeply, so happily that I cannot imagine how was my life before. And it is Amanda´s fault, for sure. In poetical terms, she has sculpted my body and my soul. I am eternally grateful. I seriously recommend not do this training if you do not want to get (joyfully) obsessed with any little breath or tiny movement of your body ;)

Marilo Solano

Sun Salute Retreats website

Thank you Amanda for this life changing experience. I fully enjoyed the Yoga Training Course.

Thank you for being so dedicated, so kind, so wonderful. I love your vast knowledge in anatomy and how you explain in great detail the poses. How the postures should be and feel!!! With amazing adjustment techniques and expert verbal cues. The philosophy part has been well integrated with plenty of time to discuss it in group. And of course the setting of the studio and accommodation by the sea has made the whole experience magical!!!

Forever grateful.

Maria Canovas Spain

Sun Salute Retreats website

For at least a year, I doubted about investing my money in a Yoga Teacher Training. I have to say it has been the best choice of my life. Having Amanda in Spain is just a present for all her students, and that includes me. I feel my knowledge has raise really high since i have done the training, which is full of physical and anatomical themes. Added to it, you learn loads of yoga techniques, which give a full range of understanding of this wonderful discipline (philosophical and physical aspects). By now, I feel really confident with what I have learnt, and that is thanks to Amanda and the great team that she leads. If you are interested in anatomy of yoga, correct alignment and hands on adjustments, i think Sun Salute is the best place for it. I love yoga, and Amanda has known how to transmit that true love.

In addition to it, the studio is just a few meters to one of the most wonderful beaches in the area, the food is great, made with fresh and local products, and the weather is just stunning all over the year.

Worth it!

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