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Yoga Classes


Yoga Classes

Class Schedule (UPDATED AUGUST 1, 2018)



We teach to your level as we want our classes to be accessible for everyone.  

Please pre-register!  We need a minimum of two participants 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 6771-7751  or Michelle +507 65720664
Email: or stop by reception to confirm your participation

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


Meet OUR instructors

Michelle Miller


Michelle became a serious yoga student in the year 2000 mostly practicing Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga. She began to feel the calming and healing effects of the practice seeping into her everyday life.  This inspired her to share relavant stretches with her massage clients helping them to create a self maintenance program at home.  In 2004 she taught her first class, a “Stretch Everything Class” at the Kodiak Community College, with the focus on breath and movement to inspire healthy daily habits.  In 2005 Michelle continued her 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 her study of yoga. In 2010 she attended a 200 hour yoga teacher training program at the Nosara Yoga Institute in Nosara, Costa Rica. Their interdisciplinary yoga program transformed her gentle Hatha style of teaching into a more eclectic flow.  Her 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, Michelle's 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".



Student of yoga, surf and music enthusiast. Passionate about oriental philosophies such as Taoism, Buddhism, Zen and Tantra.  Ian began his path into Yoga in 2012 with the practice of sitting meditation, later experimenting with Viniyoga, Power Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Hatha Yoga and eventually Ashtanga Yoga.  He completed a 200 hour Ashtanga Vinyasa teacher training program under ‘It’s Yoga International’ in early 2015 and has been practicing this method committedly ever since.  Complementing his studies under the guidance of experienced teachers such as Mariela Cruz (Costa Rica), Krista Shirley (USA), Day Christensen (USA), Michel Guiou (USA), Kristina Karitinou (Greece), Hamish Hendry (England) & Barbara Süss (Austria). In 2016, he completed a month long trip to Mysore, India to practice under the guidance of R. Sharath Jois at the KPJAYI (Krishna Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute).


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Elena graduated from the University of Oregon in 2008 with a degree in International Business.  She began using her expertise shortly after, becoming a professional World Traveler.  Elena exudes her love for life, learning about other cultures and sense of adventure.  She recently graduated from the Sampoorna Yoga School in Goa, India.  As an aspiring new instructor she will be offering two Vinyasa / Ashtanga based yoga classes per week on a donation base (or packages are welcome).  Monday at 5:00 p.m. is "Vinyasa Light", a more gentle practice, and every Wednesday evening at 5:00 p.m. Vinyasa Flow.   Please come support her in this new endeavour as she puts her great energy into a thoughtful class.


baptiste Simoineau


Baptiste (native to Belguim) dropped out of electronic engineering studies to get out of his head and back into his body. He traveled the world for few years, while narrowing in on massage and dance therapy.  The encounters that most impressed him include Paratheatrical Research, Cokaseki, Peeping Tom, Lines Ballet, and a two year professional training at Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance. He also most benefited from doing trauma work with Somatic Experiencing and a mentorship in a healing modality based on Holotropic Breathwork. Baptiste attended UC Berkely with a double major in psychology and performance art in 2009.  But, he consideres Vipassana meditation to be the most useful tool in all his endeavor, and life at large.  Nowadays he finds the most satisfaction in helping people to tap into their inner healer and creative potential.  Join Baptiste every Saturday evening at 5 p.m. for his Dance Therapy Class where he presents tools to move through any current or reoccuring event in your life and a safe space to express yourself.






Massage Therapy is received in the relaxing environment of our Bird's Eye View Treetop Studio.  To schedule a treatment communicate with Michelle or Ian in La Buena Vida reception, call or WhatsApp +507 6572-0664  / +507 6771-7751  Scroll below to read more about our services and qualified massage therapists.  

menu of massage services 


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

30 minutes $35

Full Body 60 minutes $60


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

30 minutes $40

60 minutes $65

90 minutes $100


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.

60 minutes $70

90 minutes $100

our therapists

Michelle Miller

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.




Baptiste has been blessing us with a variety of different massage techniques throughout his therapeutic deep tissue and relaxing massage treatments. HIs studies started with Ayurvedic Yoga Massage in 2005, then Le Massage Sensitif Camilli, Le Massage Cenesthésic, Deep Tissue Mayo Facial Release and Aromatherapy, plus getting the global training and European licence through La Faculté Internationale d'Esthétique Annick Hermans in 2008. He has worked in different spas and chiropractic clinics where he fine-tuned and learned additional skills such as hot stone massage. He generally augments his massages with hypnosis, for which he got the licence through the Hypnosis Motivation Institute.

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