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Yoga Classes


Yoga Classes


We have lots in store for you this season!  All of our classes are taught in our beautiful "Bird's Eye View" Yoga Studio.  
We teach to your level!  We want our classes to be accessible for everyone!  

Please Pre-Register!  We need a minimum of two yogi/nis to teach class. 
We ask you pre-register for all classes, no later than 2 hours prior to class.

Pre-register via WhatsApp with Ian 507 6202-5040 or Michelle 507 65720664
Email: or Stop by Reception to confirm your participation

Yoga Packages: Valid for a one month period, no refunds.


· By Appointment ·

Pre-register via WhatsApp with Ian +507 6202-5040 or Michelle +507 65720664 or at Reception!

2 people minimum for a class to take place :)


Meet OUR instructors

Michelle Miller


My interest in alternative health therapies, nutrition, & meditation began in my teenage years.  This passion led to much self-study and many courses from organic gardening to transformational voice therapy (just to name two) and eventually to massage therapy.  Within my massage practice, I first began exploring yoga as a means to manage and relieve chronic pain and as a tool for rehabilitation from injury.  I became a serious yoga student in the year 2000 mostly practicing Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga.  I began to feel the calming and healing effects of my practice seeping into my everyday life. In 2004 I taught my first class, a “Stretch Everything Class” at the Kodiak Community College, with the focus on breath and movement to inspire a regular holistic self-maintenance program. In 2005 I continued my regular yoga practice in Santa Catalina, often practicing or guiding with friends. This eventually led to the construction of the “Bird’s Eye View” Yoga Studio and to furthering my study of yoga. In 2010 I attended a 200 hour yoga teacher training program at the Nosara Yoga Institute in Nosara, Costa Rica. Their interdisciplinary yoga program transformed my gentle Hatha style of teaching into a more dynamic and eclectic flow.  My classes here at La Buena Vida can be described as “Slow Flow” Vinyasa.  Just as yoga aids in flexibility it also teaches us to be more flexible in our lives and depending on who turns up for class, their experience level or yoga preference, my classes tend to range from beginner to intermediate and from relaxed, to warmer/faster. I definitely like to breathe, hold fundamental postures and play with new challenges. Hopefully see you in class one day.


Ian is a passionate student of yoga philosophy and other oriental philosophies such as Taoism and Buddhism.  He completed his 200 hour yoga teacher training in early 2015 with the intention of deepening his personal practice.  Before then, he had been practicing asana and seated meditation for three years. He is a practitioner of Ashtanga Yoga, having recently completed a trip to Mysore, India to study under the guidance R. Sharath Jois, grandson of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and current lineage holder of the Ashtanga method.  He carries forth daily practice consistently and intends to return to Mysore, India on a yearly basis to continue his studies with Sharath Jois.

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Yoga Retreats/ Hotel Packages

Yoga Retreats/ Hotel Packages


Between the waves: ashtanga Yoga retreat


Ashtanga practitioners of all levels of experience are welcome to join New York 500 hr E-RYT KPJAYI level II instructor, Michael Guiou for a 5 day retreat in our quaint artistic hotel. Deepen your yoga practice and connection with nature in Santa Catalina, renowned destination for surfing, diving, snorkeling, and hiking. 

Retreat Offerings

  • Private Shuttle to Santa Catalina from Panama City and vice-versa.
  • Shared or Private Housing at La Buena Vida Hotel.    
    • 1 night in Panama City.                                  
    • 4 nights in Santa Catalina


  • 4 Mysore Classes:          
    • 1 in Atmana (Panama City)      
    • 3 in Bird's Eye View Studio                          
  • 2 Workshops:                                                              
    • The Art of Grace: Transitions in Ashtanga including Jumping back/forward, bakasana (crow pose), and hand stands.                                                 
    • Effortless Effort:  Yin Yoga for Ashtangis
  • All Meals Included.                                                                1 main dish, 1 beverage & coffee or tea per meal. Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free alternatives available. Additional meals, snacks and beverages available at the participant's’ expense.
  • Day Trip to Coiba National Park.                                 Private charter to the park & back with knowledgeable, experienced & bilingual guide. 2-3 guided snorkeling tours in surrounding islands with all gear included. Lunch & water provided. 45 minute guided hike on the main island. 


  • Quad Occupancy - $865 per person
  • Triple Occupancy - $875 per person
  • Double/Couple Occupancy - $905 per person
  • Private Single Occupancy - $965 per person

*Earlybird prices shown, applicable if paid in full by before Aug 1st. After which, prices increase by $100 per person.
All pricing includes tax.  Payment can be made directly to La Buena Vida through PayPal or Wire Transfer. Retre
at participants will be required to make a 25% non-refundable deposit to secure their space.


  • Bring Mosquito Repellant and Sunblock.
  • Book Departure flight from Panama City for the evening of Monday, September 11 (7pm or later). The shuttle will drop off retreat participants at the airport, unless they have booked an additional night in Panama City after the retreat (not included). 


  • Surf Lesson or Board Rental - $25 or $10. 
  • Massage - $75 (60 minutes) or $100 (90 minutes). 
  • Extra night in Panama City after retreat - $50

Read more about Michael here

 Please contact us here with questions or for payment methods to secure your spot!

short & sweet

yoga & hotel package for one

Three nights at La Buena Vida including breakfast
Two 90 minute yoga classes

Normal price: $248

Package price: $208

+ add an additional person for an extra $58



Three nights at La Buena Vida including breakfast
One 60 minute deep tissue or relaxing massages in our beautiful Bird's Eye View Studio

One 90 minute yoga class

Normal price: $303

Package price: $255

+ add an additional person for $105


Let us custom tailor a package that is right for you!  Just let us know how many people, your dates and what you'd like to do!



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Massage Therapy is received in the relaxing environment of our Bird's Eye View Treetop Studio by appointment.  Scroll below to see our full menu of services.

Michelle Miller- Therapist/Owner


Michelle Miller was Nationally Certified in Massage and Hydrotherapy having graduating from the highly accredited Florida School of Massage in the year 2000.  There she studied Swedish massage, reflexology, deep/connective tissue, trigger point therapy, sports massage, and Shiatsu.  Later, she furthered her training in Thai, pregnancy massage and Ashiatsu treatments (where she walks on you!).  She mixes all of the above to create a healing massage that is right for your specific needs.



menu of massage services 



Relaxing Swedish massage focusing on the neck, shoulders and lower back.


Personalized deep tissue treatment integrating myofascial techniques, trigger point release with passive stretching to relax tense muscles and ease discomfort (chronic or acute).


East meets West on the massage table with this mixture of deep tissue massage and Ashiatsu (Japanese foot pressure), walking on your back with the use of bars overhead.  Specific strokes are applied to create structural change in chronic soft tissue damage and provide deep relaxation.


TO BOOK AN APPOINTMent contact us directly:

Michelle Miller call or WhatsAp (507)6572-0664