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 rainforest, 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.
A wonderful opportunity to take some luxurious time for yourself, to restore and nourish mind, body and soul in the truly healing environment of La Finca. There will be two 90 minute yoga classes each day, suitable for all levels and yoga experience. There will be one yoga free day.
The daily programme
The morning class will gently open the body and attune the mind to the breath, the class will slowly move and build into a flowing and dynamic sequence, always incorporating the cultivation of awareness, physical alignment, breath and the chakras (energy centres).
The afternoon sessions will take us deeper into the chakra system as a means of recognising our gifts and shadows. This awareness will support our Sankalpa - the setting of an intention for the year ahead. Through powerful kundalini kriyas, chanting, meditation and guided rest, we will hear the true messages of our hearts, light up our intuition, and ignite the fire in our bellies, ready for action!
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. 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 close-by 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 sea view have doors that open out onto a second shared veranda with stunning ocean views. These rooms have en suite bathroom facilities.
I had a truly blissful time in La Gomera, it's such a beautiful, elemental environment to come back to yourself in.Sally
I am indeed very rested and rejuvenated. It was a really special week. Finca is incredible. The food was amazing - I couldn't have wanted more. Kate is a truly brilliant teacher - I feel I've been spoiled somewhat! And overall I think your service from start to finish has been excellent! So thank you very much.Helen
Thank you for the wonderful work that Yoga on a Shoestring is doing. The holiday at La Gomera was amazing, the place is absolutely beautiful and Kate is a wonderful teacher. I had a great time full of rest and healing. Keep up the good work! I will definitely book another holiday with you in the future.Sitna
I had the most wonderful time away. Thank you! Everything was perfect - the pre-travel organisation was spot-on and made things really straightforward. The Finca was really special. It’s almost hard to describe the magic of the place. Kate’s classes were wonderful. Inspiring and heart-warming. She is the most wonderful teacher and I really hope to experience more over the coming years.Siân
I have really enjoyed my time in Finca Argayall. I have learned so much and feel so much more consideration in my yoga practice. Kate was a really excellent teacher - dedicated and open. Overall an amazing experience!Beata
We loved Kate's teaching, swimming in the sea, delicious food and our easy walk to the tropical fruit garden. We returned feeling relaxed and healthy.Nigel
Loosening up on a commune with Yoga on a Shoestring on La Gomera, The Canary Islands.
Queen of Retreats website April 2018
Sharon Walker reviews the enriching yoga holiday at Finca Argayall on La Gomera in The Canary Island and finds an experimental community, a chef to fall in love with and wondrous yoga with the Sparkly Lisa Powell.
It takes a bit of effort to get yourself to the Yoga on a Shoestring venue on La Gomera. A flight. A taxi. A boat. Another taxi. So a journey, but worth it. I’ve never much fancied the Canary Islands before, too many Brits for my liking, but Finca Argayall is a million light years from the burnt beer bellies and crowded concrete of South Tenerife; a secluded palmed oasis cradled between soaring volcanic cliff and the inky Atlantic, at the end of a dirt track. It’s a unique spot and a unique set up.
Read the full article on the Queen of Retreats website.
To see more of Lisa’s retreats click here.
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The perfect winter yoga holiday on La Gomera, Canary Islands, 25 January - 1 February 2020
Costs are per person
Garden-view terrace room with shared bathroom
Twin room £660
Single occupancy room £815
Pyramid in the garden with shared bathroom
Double room £660
A-frame in the garden with shared bathroom
Single occupancy room £815
Garden huts in the garden with shared bathroom
Twin room £680
Sea-view terrace rooms with en-suite bathroom
Twin or double room £760
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.
It is best to arrive before midday if possible to take the afternoon ferry across to La Gomera. From the airport you will take a taxi to Los Cristianos ferry port, a 15 minute journey. From here you will take a ferry to the island of La Gomera. The ferry takes about 45 minutes and costs between 30 - 40 euros:
From San Sebastian the group can take a taxi together direct to Finca Argayall or alternatively there is a bus. Some of the ferries also go on to Valle Gran Rey, the harbour close to the Finca, so this can be a better option.
For the return we recommend you take an afternoon flight. It is a little adventure to get to the Finca but really worth it for such a special place.