Who We Are

The Aia is privately owned and operated by a team driven by a passion to bring people together and helping others get the most out of life.


Giulia Stasi, Owner & Host

I’ve spent the better part of my life living between New York City and Santa Caterina (Salento) until one summer I decided to take a leap of faith and move to Italy indefinitely. Alas, I opened The Aia. The bed & breakfast At The Aia is an amalgamation of my life thus far. In NYC I studied Chinese Medicine where I received a license to practice acupuncture. This opened my world to alternative forms of healing and living in general. Here at the Aia people from all around the world come through offering their talent and sharing with others what they have learned along the way. Check out our events page for more info.


Kamal, Yoga Specialist & Teacher

Meet your yoga teacher Kamal, born in  England with Indian roots. Kamal studied the yoga discipline in India and is a certified Hatha yoga teacher. Kamal events here at The Aia to help you will explore different asanas, flows and breathing techniques to ignite your inner strength, find your balance, your focus and teach you to accept where we are today…and not where ‘we were’.

Kamal’s gift in connecting with people makes every lesson feel personal, fun, varied, full of energy and rewarding.


Cheryl Davies, Masseuse & physical Therapist

Cheryl Davies, views massage therapy as an opportunity to make others feel good. She believes that by helping others through natural health care, she can make a positive change in the world. Cheryl is a native New Yorker but views herself as a child of the world.

She studied massage therapy in New York and California, earning her license there. She is trained in many therapeutic techniques including, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Thai and Acupressure. During her massage treatments, she prefers to custom the experience to best meet the needs and preferences of each guest. Her goal is for each guest to receive whole-body wellness and tranquility.