Yoga holiday at Finca Argayall, La Gomera, Canary Islands
29 April - 6 May 2017 Teacher: Dory Walker
Cost from £595
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.
The daily programme
Dory will offer two sessions each day from the morning of 30 April. The morning practise 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 rainforests, 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.
Terrace rooms with garden view and shared bathroom
Price per person for a shared room is £595 for 7 nights
Price per person for a private room is £755 for 7 nights (limited availability)
Pyramid and A frame set within the gardens with shared bathroom
Price per person for a shared room is £595 for 7 nights
Price per person for a private room is £745 for 7 nights (limited availability)
Garden huts set within the gardens with shared bathroom
Price per person for a shared room is £615 for 7 nights
Price per person for a private room is £805 for 7 nights (limited availability)
Terrace rooms with seaview and en suite bathroom
Price per person for a shared room is £695 for 7 nights
Price per person for a private room is £905 for 7 nights (very limited availability)
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 in the morning or early afternoon to allow enough time for transfers. Please contact us for details of the recommended flights for this holiday so that transfers can be shared.
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.
Telephone: +44(0)20 7733 2996
To confirm your retreat place you can either pay a 50% deposit or the full amount. Any remaining balances are due six weeks before the start of the retreat. Retreats are organised through global retreat specialists Yoga On A Shoestring (YOAS). Once we receive your online booking form, further communication will follow from both ourselves and YOAS. To ensure emails don't end up in your junk folder please save firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com in your contact lists. We look forward to welcoming you on the retreat.
Some comments about Finca Argayall
'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
'It was a fab holiday and a beautiful, special place. Thank you! 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 had an amazing time at La Finca. A truly magical place and the food was amazing. I will definitely recommend and hope to be able to book with you again soon.' Jean
'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. And overall I think your service from start to finish has been excellent! So thank you very much.' Helen
'Definitely a great holiday and such good value for money' Jo
'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. 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 found the venue to be excellent as was the food. It felt a very safe environment to go deep into ones self. All in all I felt it to be an amazing experience on many levels and would not hesitate to book something with you again. I have been spreading the word already!!' Natasha
'I had a truly blissful time in La Gomera, it's such a beautiful, elemental environment to come back to yourself in. Thank you so much, I would definitely book with you again.' Sally
'This was a really wonderful trip. The accommodation was great. I didn't feel like a guest in hotel but rather a welcome guest in Finca's community. The food was plentiful and delicious. ' John