Why Salti Hearts ?

Welcome to your space for wellness.

Surf, Yoga, Healing, Meditation, Fitness and Sisterhood.

A Retreat like no others, where women from around the world gather together  finding a home away from home to be, and share their journey and stories, where the aim is for a sisterhood community that empowers one another.

We run our retreats in a cozy, comfortable and quiet Villa in Umalas,  Bali.  The reason why Salti Hearts is such a unique experience is because its operated and lead by its Founder, Yeni Canelon; a dreamer who become and entrepreneur by creating a space where women can come together, to heal, to reconnect, to step out of the comfort zone, to remove labels, to accept and embrace their selves,  a home away from home to be anyone else  except You.

 Our Retreats are the perfect gateway to reset, rejuvenate,  heal the heart, experience something new, step out of the comfort zone, release emotions, reconnect with the famine side and Your being. Also a place to feel safe and support by like minded women, where inspiration is all around and lifelong friendships will be made.

If you are looking  for a space to heal, to be present, to conquer your fears, to deepen your yoga practice, to breathe mindfully,  to challenge yourself and to experience self love and growth while having the best time of your life? Than join our beautiful, strong, powerful and incredible Tribe of Women.


 Salti Hearts, Surf, Retreat, Bali

A Salti way of Life?

 At Salti Hearts we believe that surfing, yoga, meditation, healing and fitness complement each other perfectly; the practice of all creates the foundation for a healthy and fit lifestyle. We have experienced the bliss and knowledge that all his practices offer and we believe that they enables us to live in balance and to be connected with our body, our mind, heart and our spirit.

We believe that inspiration is one of the most powerful and creative forces in life; it can be derived from many different experiences and it engenders great affirmation and feelings of satisfaction and wellbeing. At Salti Hearts our inspirations are the ocean, the waves, nature, the beach and the simple things in life that matter. We are inspired by the women that come to our retreat, share their stories and love with us.

We believe in the power of bringing women together, in nourishing and honouring ourselves by taking time off to be present, to free our minds and to express ourselves in different ways. At Salti Hearts we offer you the time and the space to reconnect with your heart and to be open to change, to new experiences, to friendships and to soak up all the positive energy that this incredible tropical paradise locations has to offer. We also believe in the value of sharing the process of self-transformation with others, we revel in the act of stepping outside of our comfort zones, we encourage you to leave behind your daily routines, and we insist that you throw away the negative labels, roles and self-talk that we as women we get caught up in every day.
We believe that every woman is empowered, beautiful, unique and capable of doing anything if she is passionate enough to try. It is because of this belief, along with the love of surfing, yoga, meditation, fitness and the healthy tropical lifestyle, that we have founded Salti Hearts. We have created a lovely, sacred and fun space in which we wish to nurture a collective sense of community and sisterhood. We aim to provide a home away from home, where anything is possible, a place to fulfil your dreams with gratitude and love, a safe haven that both guides and motivates you to live the life you want and to achieve the goals you set. Salti Hearts aspires to provide a space in which you can participate in experiences that have a profoundly positive influence on your life and the lives of those around you.



Salti Hearts Story (Yeni’s journey)

I feel deeply grateful to be able to share the story of the journey that brought me to one of the most beautiful tropical islands in the world and, ultimately, to the creation of Salti Hearts.
The Salti Hearts’ journey began a long time ago – ever since I can remember I have been passionate about the ocean, I fell in love with surfing and the beach lifestyle at the age of six. From the moment that I caught my first wave, on a gorgeous Caribbean island, I knew that I, not only wanted, but needed to be near the ocean and the surf. I believe that on that day I decided to dedicate my life to the sea. I was, indeed, incredibly lucky to grow up on that small Caribbean island called Los Roques, thanks to the tenacity and good judgment of my Italian ancestors, who found their way there after travelling all the way from Toscana, Italy.

Yeni canelon

I guess, in one way or another, everyone follows their dreams, but sometimes the path can lead you in different directions before you reach it. I had the good luck and fortune to be raised by the sea and to spend my childhood connected to the ocean and the many beautiful marine creatures within it. Growing up, I developed a passion not only for surfing, but for yoga and travel as well. Over the years these interests lead me to many different places around the globe, surfing, coaching, inspiring and sharing my enthusiasm, awareness and dedication for a healthy, joyful and grateful surf lifestyle.

I have been a surf coach for over 16 years; meeting, learning from and sharing my experiences with, wonderful people from different corners of this amazing world. These connections with people are what make my days full of joy, adventure, laughter, gratitude and new experiences.

After having the dream of traveling to Indonesia for more than a decade, I decided that before I could leave I needed to free myself from all my material possessions. The first thing I did was to sell my boat and other unnecessary material possession I had back home on Los Roques; you may be asking, “Why a boat?” Well I had no use for a car or a motorbike, I lived in an Archipelago and my way of getting around was to cruise from island to island searching for waves in my little boat – I was both a captain and a sailor, it was truly liberating.

After arriving in beautiful Bali, I felt completely at home, my love for surfing and yoga were a perfect match with the island lifestyle and I knew I was in the right place. For the first eighteen months I travelled around Indonesia, searching for perfect waves, living the dream and falling in love with the culture and the island lifestyle.
Canggu become my neighbourhood, a fresh green area, a harmonious home to both Balinese families and travellers from around the world, who had come to find their home away from home. After spending many days in the ocean and many hours on my yoga mat, much time surf coaching and many moments sharing my story with others, I finally had some down time and had the opportunity to ask myself, “What’s next?” I gathered my thoughts, followed my heart and kept true to my passion of surfing and yoga, I acknowledged that I had been offered many wonderful opportunities throughout my life and that it was time to really step out of my comfort zone.

Salti Hearts

So I took a bigger step than I have ever taken in my life and created Salti Hearts, a Surf, Yoga, Meditation & Fitness Retreat for women from around the world, in my tropical island home Bali and now also in Mentawai Islands. So I can say from the deepest part of my heart, that I’m living my dream, I am thankful for this opportunity and I wake up everyday truly grateful for the life I have and the path I have chosen to live with my Salti heart wide open and beating with the rhythm of the tides as I breathe the Salti breeze from the ocean.

Yeni xx