February 23rd-March 3rd, 2019


Our belief is that daily life is meant to be filled with excitement and energy !

We are inviting you to come dive into our colourful universe, offering vibrant & ambitious girls

the opportunity to explore & unleash their true potential.

On the land, as in the sea, you will be challenged,

but you’ll also find yourself laughing out loud and dancing under the moon.

The Salty Souls Experience will increase your energy, your confidence, broaden your connections, and more simply…

Leave you high on life !


“When we pop a pill, say for a headache, we all know & understand that there’s tiny chemicals being released that will affect you on a molecular level to create change, yet we don’t think the same way about food…”

Shayelle’s workshops are designed to help you understand the benefits of plant-based living. Whether you’re vegan or not, these sessions will shed some light on why it is so imperative that we understand the role nutrition plays on the outcome of living a healthier, longer and happier life!

After turning to a plant-based lifestyle two years ago, Shayelle experienced such an incredible turn-around in her health & wellness that it became evident that staying this way was a non-negotiable. Over the course of three workshops you’ll get to explore such topics as Gut Health, Benefits of Fibre, Healing Properties of Whole Foods, the Magic of Spices and so much more.

These sessions will help you create manageable goals to optimize your life quality. Get ready to hit the reset button, unlearn what you learnt at school, as we focus on the how/what/why we all need to up the whole foods. Give yourself the opportunity to discover HOW GOOD your body is designed to feel!


“Surf is like the mafia… Once you’re in, you can’t get out. “ – Kelly Slater

Whether you’ve always dreamed of surfing, but never really had the chance to commit to it, or you tried a few times, fell in love with it and you now want to learn more, we promise you unforgettable memories in the ocean ! By learning with our professional surf coaches, your improvement will be rapid and effective, allowing you to get a taste of the incredibly sweet sensation of sliding down a wave !


  • 3 theoretical classes
  • 4 practical lessons assisted by experienced local surfers (1:1 ratio)
  • Surf photos analysis
  • Board rental

*The chances to become totally addicted to this sport are really high ! We just wanted to let you know… 😉


“There is nothing prettier than a girl in love with every breath she takes.” – Atticus

During the Salty Souls Experience, we will step on the mat every day ! Our intention is to accompany you into exploring beyond the practice of the poses. We will explore with you different styles , and will be introducing meditation, conscious breath-work, and mantra singing. A nice flow, inspired by many months spent in Bali!

We aim to help you develop strength and become more graceful, but also become more aware and in tune with your body. Yoga is for us a way to create mental space, so we can generate a whole new flow of awesome ideas.

This practice promises to be highly invigorating, no matter what your level is!

  • Program includes 7 yoga classes


“You think adventure is dangerous…try routine, it’s lethal.”

Ecuador is a pretty epic country to explore. Here are the highlights of the bucket list we’ve lined up for this trip:

✓ Navigate the equatorial coast in a fisherman boat

✓ Snorkel the colourful water around Salango Island

✓ Watch INSANE sunsets every night on the peaceful Ayampe beach

✓ Experience a shamanic Temazcal ceremony

✓ Try a corviche… or 2 😉

✓ Start a dance battle in “la calle de los cócteles” on our night out in Montañita


“We are the average of the 5 people we spend the most time with.”

This experience is most probably the best occasion you’ll ever have to finally surround yourself with 14 active and inspiring chicks who have dreams as big as yours ! The Salty Souls is your tribe, it’s a community of girls that want to do things differently. We can only imagine what projects, trips, ideas or sister-like friendships will arise from getting all the coolest women together for 9 days. 

Above all, this experience will allow you to connect with yourself. To give your body & mind the space to remember what truly makes you vibe…

 What do you really want ? How can we help you achieve it ?


“Take care of your body, it’s the only place you have to live.” – Jim Rohn

To live this experience to the fullest, you’ll obviously need some very good fuel, and that’s why we thought of including a delicious & healthy menu. The Salty Souls’ approach is all about eating clean, without compromising the pleasure. We believe in finding the right balance!

Our cook chooses fresh and local ingredients to create finger-licking meals full of superfoods, which will make you feel physically awesome! The menu is mainly vegetarian, with vegan options.

You’ll undoubtedly be heading back home with a bunch of new recipe ideas!

  • All means are included (aside of 2-3 that will be eaten on the road).
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↠ Who ↞

Who Is This Experience For ?

This adventure is for women aged anywhere between 18 and 108 years old, that are ready to ignite their passion for adventure ! We are looking for vibrant, passionate and active girls, who are not afraid of getting wet & salty, who are willing to say YES to new challenges, and who are thirsty to learn, share and welcome new perspectives. Having a burning desire to be part of this is all you need; no prior experience in yoga, surf, meditation, hiking or backflippin’ is necessary.

If you are seeking a super relaxing retreat, filled with pedicures and manicures… sorry, but this is not the experience you are looking for. If you are feeling super YOLO and just wanna party ’til the AM with your best friend, we would also advise you to look elsewhere.

The Team 

Marie-Christine AmyotSurf Coach / Co-founder

Ariane Brien-Chicoine↠ Head Cook / Co-owner

Shayelle Lajoie↠ Yoga Teacher / Life-Optimization Coach

Israel Barona↠ Photographer / Surf Coach

Read more about the team


↠ Where ↞

The Beach House

Every morning you will wake up to the sound of crashing waves in a homely beach house facing the ocean, only a few foot steps away from the sea ! Yep, the Salty Casa, located in Playa Ayampe, can accommodate 10 people in double or quadruple rooms with private bathrooms. There is a large swimming pool, a sundeck, a pool & ping-pong table, a slackline, a mini-ramp, a nice chilling area with hammocks hung in between palm trees and enough space in the backyard for yoga & big communal meals !

About Playa Ayampe

Ayampe is a lay back surf town, located on the pacific coast 3 hours North of Guayaquil airport. This little piece of paradise has remained particularly authentic and is the perfect place to take some “me” time and connect with the sea and sky. Ayampe, with its smiley locals, offers a constant beach break kilometres long, warm water and breathtaking sunsets. What else do you really need? 🙂

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↠ When & How ↞

What’s Included ?

  • 9 days/ 8 nights in a beach front house
  • All delicious meals (except 2-3 that will be eaten on the road)
  • 3 Life-optimization workshops with Shayelle
  • 3 Theoretical surf classes + 4 private practical lessons
  • Surfboard rental
  • Daily yoga & meditation class with Shayelle
  • 25+ Professional pictures each day
  • Transport & access to all adventures
  • Airport transfers
  • 1 June Swimwear kit
  • 1-month free access to the Salty Club

*Not Included : Flight ticket, Travel insurance (required)


February 23rd – March 3rd, 2019 *fully-booked

Dang too late ! Check out our upcoming Fitness & Surf Experience in Ecuador


 Early Bird Price : 2 490 US $

Regular price : 2 690 US $

Got questions? Find more infos here