About us

pure yoga, cozy classes


We all know that life is not an easy task, and we all know it well. Yet, it is also beautiful and can take our breath away in its little things. For some, that could be hugging their partner after a long day. For others, admiring the sunrise on a great landscape in the early mornings warms their heart. Some even love the joy in helping others.

We believe that life in all its magnificence deserves to be enjoyed, and we are aware of the unsustainability of Western societies nowadays. We also know from our personal experience that a quiet mind makes everything easier and gives us a life that is way more enjoyable regardless of what it is we find joy in. A healthy body contributes to this too and is the reflection of a light and happy soul. Practice is what leads us, and continues leading us, there. That’s why You Can Yoga was created.

Our mission is to give you all the tools you need to brave through life and reclaim your birth right freedom, making you able to choose what you really want for your existence to be like. For more than 10 years You Can Yoga has been a cozy, welcoming, natural, and open environment meant to be a safe and recharging space, for people all around the globe that live in Amsterdam.

We started from scratch and together we have built a strong, lovely, queer-friendly, and passionate neighborhood community. Teachers, students, practitioners, and each member of our team brings something unique to the table.

Whether you are an experienced yogi or you have just started questioning what your life has been like until now, you are more than welcome to our urban shelter. From 2015 we also doubled our space and strengthened our presence in Oud-Zuid, our neighborhood. Our two locations are in Aalsmeerweg 25, next to Hoofdorfplein, and Stadionweg 283, in the core of Olympisch Kwartier.

As the yoga scene in Amsterdam seems to get bigger so does the size of the studios, our mission is to stay just the way we are. We strive to keep our groups intimate so that you receive a more personal connection withour qualified teachers. Practicing yoga in a large group with one teacher separates the student and teacher more and more thus killing the tradition. We know not everyone can have private lessons but at least this way you can develop a more personal relationship with your teacher and get the attention and adjustments you deserve in every class.

The essence of our vision and mission is seen in what we do. We offer a broad range of classes and several styles of Yoga: from traditional Hatha to more modern practices meant to target specific needs, like Pregnancy Yoga or Stress Release Yoga. We also offer a few functional trainings like Pilates and Core Stability for strengthening our bodies and our practice.

Our team of qualified therapists also offers Acupuncture, Ayurveda, Nutrition, Neuromuscular Activation, Yoga Coaching, and several styles of Massage: Swedish, Thai, Deep Tissue, Reflexology, pregnancy, sports, and more.

We also regularly offer Yoga Workshops and host a yearly RYT 200h Yoga Teacher Training for those who seek a deeper mastery of their practice plus Maya and their place within it.

Yoga literally means to quiet the mind. And it all starts with a long, deep breath. Take one right now. Are you ready to revitalize yourself?

atha yogānuśāsanam.

The time is now. You Can Yoga!

Read more about our vision in Jason’s book