Chantal, Shaya Yoga founder
Chantal, Shaya Yoga founder

I love cooking and nourishing my guests with good, healthy food! Originally from Italy and Switzerland, I traveled the world in search of new recipes, spices, cultures, and knowledge which culminated in the creation of this place and program.

Hosting people from all cultures and creating space for them to connect with each other has long been a vision of mine and I've blended passions for food, people, and health to develop my hotel Naturalmente Boutique Bungalow and the SHAYA YOGA retreat center project. Springing from my strong desire to share my love for the world and all its beings, they serve as my contribution toward creating a better world where more people choose to live respectful and conscious lives.

I look forward to meeting you here in Las Lajas to share thoughts and community with you!


Jana, Shaya Yoga founder
Jana, Shaya Yoga founder

As a passionated and certificated Shiatsu therapist and bodywork practitioner, Yogi (RYT 200 registered with Yoga Alliance) and coach for Neurosystemic Integration (by Verena König), I am a big fan of the body, mind, emotion connection. Eye-level and respect, transparency and traceability are the highest principles in the work with my clients. I strive to work with the beauty and the strength, the true essence within my clients and hold space for all of what is.

In 2016, I left my home country of Germany to travel, work and live in Panama. In my ongoing personal journey through self-reflection and self-studies, shamanic rituals and women's circles, sweating huts, and the moon dances in Mexico with Ollimalinalimetztli, I developed a deeper understanding of the connections among all that exists, and continue to build my knowledge. I look forward to meeting your here in Las Lajas to share my work and passion, build community, and learn from you!


"Best Retreat Ever"

When I arrived I got a very warm and loving welcome. I felt at home immediately. All the food was homemade and so good. The accommodation where I slept couldn't be more perfect. The group was small which gave enough space and time to get the right attention that I needed. This Retreat opened my mind on several levels.

Highly recommended!

Review by Jacelyn Blok from Panama

March 16, 2023


Dear Beautiful Being,

Chantal and Jana are happy to hear from you! Please contact us for any questions about our programs and accommodations. It is our pleasure to create an unforgettable experience for you in our Shaya Retreat Center here in beautiful Las Lajas, Chiriquí, Panama.