About Finca Argayall
Finca Argayall is one of the best kept secrets of the Canary Islands. This magical venue on the unspoilt island of La Gomera, sits nestled in the cliffs in a secluded bay. With a spectacularly diverse landscape. The contrast of the rain-forest, unspoilt beaches and small fishing towns makes a visit to this island a full and rich experience.
The venue itself runs as a community and welcomes others to experience and respect this beautiful and unique life. There is an organic farm, tropical gardens, a natural spring, two swimming pools and the beach a few steps away.
The daily programme
Ishwara will offer two sessions each day from the morning of 27 May. The morning practice will gently open the body and attune the mind to the breath, slowly moving and building into a flowing and dynamic sequence.
There will be time set aside in the day to explore and take in the stunning beauty of the surroundings, relax by the pool or dip into the sea just a few steps away. The group will meet again in the late afternoon for a more gentle and restorative class.
The holiday is suitable for all levels of ability. There will be one yoga free day. Please note that due to the unique set up at La Finca, you will also have an opportunity to join their own programme should you so wish. This might include: silent meditation, shamanic dance or even more yoga - a wonderful opportunity to open up and explore!
Things to do
Throughout each day you will be offered three organic vegetarian meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Apart from one evening when we can go into the nearby village to taste the culinary delights offered locally.
In the village you can also book to go mountain biking, dolphin watching and kayaking. There are plenty of walks on offer on this beautiful island, from traditional fishing villages to rain-forests, banana plantations and secluded sandy beaches.
Or you might just want to stay within the beauty of the venue itself, relaxing by one of the two pools or simply take a few steps onto the beach and go for a swim in the warm, blue sea. Treatments such as massage and homeopathy are also available at an additional cost.
There is a selection of uniquely designed rooms.
The terrace rooms with a garden view are quiet, comfortable and prettily decorated with a shared shady veranda that overlooks the tropical gardens. Bathroom facilities are closeby and shared.
The charming and comfortable garden huts are spacious and airy with a private seated area outside. They are set in the lush green gardens with the serene sounds of bird song and the sea.
The pyramid and A-frame are both well furnished little houses with a double bed in this paradise garden with a sitting space outside. The pyramid is ideal for a couple sharing and the A frame is perfect for single occupancy. All garden accommodation has plentiful shared bathroom facilities close by.
The terrace rooms with a seaview have doors that open out onto a second shared veranda with stunning ocean views. These rooms have en suite bathroom facilites.
There are a very limited number of rooms for single occupancy.
I wanted to let you know that I had a brilliant time at the yoga retreat on La Gomera. Ishwara was amazing. He really supported all of us at differing levels of ability and was super flexible in allowing us to suggest things we would like to do/or spend more time on in classes. A very inspiring person I think which added to the experience. The setting was beautiful and the food and accommodation was fantastic. Our group had a really really lovely vibe too. Thanks so much!Natalie
I had a wonderful time on the yoga retreat at Finca Argayall in La Gomera. The venue was absolutely beautiful with delicious food and great facilities. The staff were very helpful and recommended several trips for us to take. Ishwara is a fantastic teacher - our classes had just the right level of challenge and relaxation. I will definitely be booking with Yoga on a Shoestring again.Kat
I had an enjoyable time and Ishwara is a great teacher with strong moves and the bonus of chanting and philosophy. Excellent food and great to be in a self-contained off-grid Finca.John
It was a fab holiday and a beautiful, special place. Thank you! Ishwara was a cool yoga teacher and I loved his pranayama, chanting and strong asana practice. He was friendly and inspiring too. Very laid back. The group was particularly special I thought, we all got on really well, so it was delightful. Food amazing and the community really lovely to stay with. Didn't want to leave. Makes me want to see more of what you offer.Annie
I feel that to visit La Gomera you've discovered a haven, precious and rare. To smell the ocean and taste the salt in the air makes you feel as if you've heard the song of the island and your soul has been set free.Rebecca
Ishwara created a learning and loving space where everyone felt safe, respected and supported in their practice and there were absolute beginners and seasoned practitioners and other yoga teachers as well.S.M.
I am lucky enough to have been on several YOAS holidays and each one has been really special. However, the holiday on La Gomera with Ishwara took the experience to a whole new level. The practice was wonderful - incorporating asana, pranayama and meditation, the food so wholesome and delicious, the location and scenery simply breathtaking. In addition to all of this was Ishwara's warmth, integrity and gentleness. He held the space in such a kind and loving way, it was a joy to have been a part of. Thank you, Ishwara.Jenny
When you love what you do, it shows! I am humbled to receive the lessons and they will echo through my life and practice for years to come...Namaste, Gratitude and Love.S.M.
Ishwara, thanks for the coherence of your teaching and its deep sincerity. Thanks for the accuracy of your message and all the attention and generosity you gave to all of us.Sylvie
Definitely a great holiday and such good value for money, would definitely use yogaonashoestring again and would love to go back to La Gomera.Jo
You have no way of knowing how powerful your words are. I, personally and deep within my Spirit, thank you! xP.J.G.P
It was a magical week, the best yoga holiday I have ever been on, I loved every second of it. I must say as a holiday it was truly all encompassing. Wonderful location, great accommodation, delicious food and a fantastic instructor. I can't praise Ishwara enough, he put some much thought and consideration into each class to ensure we got the most out of it. He not only has in-depth yoga knowledge and but broad experience of all types of yoga enabling him to pull on a variety of disciplines. He included a lovely mix of breathing exercises, chanting and relaxation into the class to compliment the yoga. He also has a wonderful sense of humour and kept the classes light and fun at the same time as challenging us to new things, I think this is a wonderful and rare combination!Catriona
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The perfect yoga holiday on La Gomera, The Canary Islands, 26 May - 2 June 2018
Terrace rooms with garden view and shared bathroom
Price per person for a shared room is £630 for 7 nights
Price per person for a private room is £780 for 7 nights (limited availability)
A frame set within the gardens with shared bathroom
Price per person for a private room is £770 for 7 nights (limited availability)
Pyramid set within the gardens with shared bathroom
Price per person for a shared double room is £630 for 7 nights
Price per person for a private room is £770 for 7 nights (limited availability)
Garden huts set within the gardens with shared bathroom
Price per person for a shared room is £650 for 7 nights
Terrace rooms with sea view and en-suite bathroom
Price per person for a shared room is £730 for 7 nights
Three vegetarian meals each day (apart from dinner one evening)
Daily meditation and yoga classes (apart from one yoga free day)
For La Gomera fly to Tenerife South. There are several airlines that fly to this airport. There are links below for some of them: