Peaceful retreat in nature on La Gomera, Canary Islands

7 - 14 October 2023

Cost from £725

Teacher Jess Horn

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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.

With access only by sea, following a rockfall on the access road last year, the Finca is the perfect setting for a remote retreat, where you can fully detach, unwind, connect with nature and find resource and new energy.

Retreat programme

Arrival to the Finca will be on 7 October and departure on 14 October but we recommend you extend your stay before and after if possible, either with extra nights on Tenerife or La Gomera or at the Finca. This will ease the arrival and departure by boat between the Finca and the local town of Valle Gran Rey which must take place in daylight hours.

Each day the morning class with Jess 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 and the breath.

The afternoon sessions will be more gentle and restorative, often including pranayama, meditation or yoga nidra as part of the practice. The classes will be suitable for all levels and yoga experience.

There will be one yoga free day during the week to allow time to take a trip or rest and restore. There will also be the opportunity to join the Finca's own meditations and other offerings should you so wish.

Things to do

Throughout each day you will be offered three organic vegetarian meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner.

There will be morning and evening yoga classes each day, suitable for all levels and yoga experience. Between yoga classes days can be spent 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. A whale and dolphin watching trip and treatments such as massage and homeopathy are also available at an additional cost.

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.

Accommodation

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.

The studio apartments are set slightly away from the main area of the Finca with a private pool shared between three apartments. There are a very limited number of rooms for single occupancy.

Comments

A fantastic retreat - lovely, joyful programme based on being close to nature and the five elements with the wonderful Jess and a great group - lots of stories and laughing. Travel to the Finca was an unforgettable experience and the food was great.
Carolyn
We had an absolutely wonderful time in the Finca Argayall in La Gomera. It is so amazingly situated right on the coast in a secluded spot under the mountain, with its amazing permaculture gardens, swimming pool under the spreading rubber tree, lovely comfortable rooms looking out to sea. plus delicious vegetarian / vegan food. It was just what I needed and we had an amazing yoga teacher in Jess Horn. I went there with my two daughters and we had such a lovely healing, sharing. fun time together and with the group. All in all a perfect retreat. Thank you so much. Can't wait to go on another YOAS retreat!!
Vanessa
I had a wonderful time in La Gomera, such a gorgeous place. The yoga, food, garden hut, sea, and a really friendly group of people. Jess was a great teacher, who introduced me to a new type of yoga. I enjoyed being guided through the chakras and the essential oils she bought for us was a really nice touch. The dolphin / whale watching trip and hiking trip were also fantastic.
Kate

Reviews

Queen of Retreats website logo - YOAS
 Finca Argayall, La Gomera - yoga holiday - Yoga on a Shoestring

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.

Peaceful retreat in nature on La Gomera, Canary Islands, 7 - 14 October 2023

Costs

Costs are per person

Garden-view terrace room with shared bathroom
Twin room £725
Single occupancy room £875

Pyramid in the garden with shared bathroom
Single occupancy pyramid £875

Garden huts in the garden with shared bathroom
Twin room £745
Single occupancy £895

Sea-view terrace rooms with en-suite bathroom
Twin or double room £825
Single occupancy £975

Studio apartment double room with en-suite bathroom
Twin or double room £845
Single occupancy £995

Included:
Accommodation for 7 nights
Three vegetarian meals each day
Daily meditation and yoga classes (apart from one yoga free day)

A 50% non-refundable deposit is required on booking and the balance is due 6 weeks before you travel.

Travel Arrangements

Saturday 7 October - Saturday 14 October 2023

For La Gomera fly to Tenerife South. There are several airlines that fly to this airport.

Skyscanner
TUI
Ryanair
Easyjet

Arrival to the Finca will be on 7 October and departure on 14 October but we recommend you extend your stay before and after if possible, either with extra nights on Tenerife or La Gomera or at the Finca. This will ease the arrival and departure by boat between the Finca and the local town of Valle Gran Rey which must take place in daylight hours.

If you fly in on 7 October 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:
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From San Sebastian the group can take a taxi together direct to Valle Gran Rey, the town close to the Finca, or alternatively there is a bus. From Valle Gran Rey there will be a short transfer by private boat as road access has been blocked by a rockfall.

For the return if you fly out on 14 October you will need to take an afternoon or early evening flight.

It is a little adventure to get to the Finca but really worth it for such a special place.