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.
The daily programme
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.
Things to do
Throughout each day you will be offered three organic vegetarian meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner.
There will be two 90 minute 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 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.
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
We had an absolutely wonderful time at the Finca Argayal 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 and 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
That was a beautiful holiday - what made it so special was the mix of people, they were such a lovely bunch and we all got along famously. It was a very happy week and La Gomera is absolutely stunning. I loved it! Thank you also for your organising, always spot on.Helen
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.Siân
My yoga holiday in La Gomera was bliss, the perfect balance of yoga, sunshine, excellent food and fantastic company. I hope to return soon!Dinah
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 sun yoga retreat on La Gomera, Canary Islands, 30 October - 6 November 2021
Costs are per person
Garden-view terrace room with shared bathroom
Twin room £675
Single occupancy room £830
Pyramid in the garden with shared bathroom
Single occupancy pyramid £830
Garden huts in the garden with shared bathroom
Twin room £695
Sea-view terrace rooms with en-suite bathroom
Twin or double room £775
Three vegetarian meals each day (apart from dinner one evening)
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.
Saturday 30 October - Saturday 6 November 2021
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 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 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.