Our Story

In 2015 we opened YAY in Amsterdam. In the beginning, it was a health cafe, eco friendly store & yoga studio. For a couple of years it ran successfully but with a long and wild journey, YAY moved to Colombia to continue to share the passion for inspiring others to live more sustainably.

Now our project includes Bio-constructions inspired by original cultures alongside organic gardens, edible forest and medicinal gardens that nourish the largely open-air restaurant. A land, whose design is  based on the principles of Permaculture, where you find natural pools and you can  bathe in the flowing waters of the Guachaca River. In YAY,  you can find serenity and enjoy the pleasures of Yoga, Meditation, Therapies and Massages. Whilst walking in the gardens and jungle you can ground yourself and connect with nature. There are also plenty of activities to explore the area, such as trekking to the Lost City, in Tayrona Park and to other beautiful destinations, casually tubing down  the river, day trips to exotic places and relaxed strolls along. .

Our commitment to sustainability

Every detail you find here has been part of years of researching, planning and work in order to demonstrate that being self-sustainable; growing your own food, medicine and building materials is completely possible and also enjoyable and highly rewarding!

For us, sustainibility represents meeting our own needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. In addition to natural resources, we also need social and economic resources. Sustainability is not just environmentalism.

Embedded in most definitions of sustainability we also find concerns for social equity and economic development.

YAY is an exclamation of joy
and the celebration of life and nature!