Amy has been practicing yoga on and off for most of her adult life. She fully embraced yoga after a personally challenging year in 2015 and enrolled in yoga teacher training with the intention of focusing on self-care, self-love and deepening her own practice. After experiencing the profound personal and spiritual growth that a regular practice had in her life, she felt called to teach and share yoga with others. Amy considers herself a lifetime student and is a strong believer in “we teach what we need to learn.” She leads a soulful, heart-opening practice that inspires students to bring awareness to their lives on and off the mat and to honor the teacher within.



Monday, 6:30pm -- Slow Flow at Salty Dog Yoga & Surf

Tuesday, 7:30am -- Rise & Shine Beach Yoga at Salty Dog Yoga & Surf

Friday, 9:15am -- Mindful Yoga at Salty Dog Yoga & Surf


Customized sessions for individuals and small groups are available in the comfort of your home or other intimate setting. Personalized attention and support can help in achieving specific physical goals, as well as help clients gain better health of body, mind and spirit. 

Package discounts are available; contact Amy for pricing options and booking details.


Soak in Simplicity Wellness & Yoga Retreat

Tamarindo, Costa Rica :: January 24-29, 2019


Do you ever feel like time is slipping away or that you’re caught in an endless wheel of to do lists? Is your phone constantly ringing and binging with calls, texts and appointment reminders? Do you ever want to press the pause button or escape the daily grind? Maybe it’s time for a reset, a fresh start. The new year offers the opportunity to evaluate what we want to bring into the year ahead and what we need to release. Taking time to unplug and focus on what feeds your soul can have a tremendous impact on the time that follows. 

Join Amy Sawyer, RYT 200 and Mandy Nicolau Bernard, E RYT 500 this January for five nights and six days in Tamarindo, Costa Rica to saturate yourself in intentional soulful simplicity. Take the opportunity to reset and get back to simple moments while being surrounded by tropical paradise. 

Nourish your heart with two daily yoga practices. Rise and shine with a morning meditation and yoga practice to create fire and ignite a spark for your day. Close your evenings with a more lunar based practice designed to promote deep relaxation and send you to bed in a state of bliss. All classes are for all levels; no experience necessary and are absolutely optional.

Nourish your body with clean, healthy meals that are locally sourced from simple ingredients to energize, sustain and revitalize you. Enjoy three savory meals a day; all gluten free and vegetarian.

Nourish your soul. Fill up your cup with exactly what you need each day. Days are left intentionally unplanned aside from scheduled meals times and yoga. Do everything or nothing. Listen to your heart’s desire. Do you want to stroll the beach, lounge by the pool, explore town, take a surf lesson, get a massage or none of the above? The answer to your retreat lies within.

Dates:    Thursday, January 24th - Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

What is included:  5 nights accommodations at a small boutique hotel in Tamarindo, CR exclusive to retreat attendees; all your meals, all are gluten free & vegetarian; 2 daily yoga practices; good vibes

What is not included:  Airfare, airport transfers, optional excursions, alcoholic beverages, gratuities

Where to fly:  We suggest flying into the Liberia (LIR) airport. Shuttle transportation from Liberia airport to Tamarindo destination can be arranged for around $50 round trip. You may also choose to fly into San Jose (SJO) and take a local flight to LIR or shuttle ground transportation to Tamarindo can be arranged. The shuttle from San Jose to Tamarindo takes about five hours.

Rooms & Rates

A non-refundable $150 deposit reserves your spot in our intimate retreat. Payment plans are available. 


Bunk Room

$1395.00 per person


Shared Room

$1495.00 per person


Private Room

$1795.00 (or share a bed with your BFF for $1195.00 each)


Optional Excursions/Activities

(extra charge; ask for additional details):

Poolside Massage

SUP Yoga

Surfing lessons


Horseback Riding

Pacific Coast Snorkeling

Waterfall Meditation Tour

Don’t see something you’re looking for? Ask about many of the other options available.


"I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul." - Rumi