About Finca Argayall
Finca Argayall is one of the best kept secrets of the Canary Islands. This magical venue is set on the ocean in a secluded bay enveloped by cliffs and surrounded by a spectacularly diverse landscape. The contrast of the rainforest, unspoilt beaches and small fishing towns makes a visit to the island of La Gomera a full and rich experience.
The venue itself runs as a working community with a spiritual ethos for growth and welcomes others to experience 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 very limited only by sea or along the closed road following a rockfall, the Finca offers the perfect setting for those with an adventurous spirit looking to immerse in a remote retreat. An environment where you can fully detach, unwind, connect with nature and find resource and new energy.
The morning classes will gently expand the body & breath & build into a flowing dynamic sequence, before returning to stillness. Each session will primarily focus on one of the chakras ~ exploring the associated physical, energetic, emotional and mental qualities. This awareness will allow you to develop strength and flexibility while gaining valuable insights that nurture your life.
The afternoon sessions will explore the space from which you can hear your heart's messages. Through the chakra and elemental systems, freeing movement, sound healing, yin yoga, mantra, singing, meditation and more. You’ll be encouraged to connect with your heart, light up your intuition, and ignite the fire in your belly, ready for aligned action!
There will be one yoga free afternoon 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.
Arrival to the Finca will be on 13 April and departure on 20 April and you might want to consider extending your stay before and after, either with extra nights on Tenerife or La Gomera or at the Finca. This will ease the arrival and departure between the Finca and the local town of Valle Gran Rey which must take place in daylight hours.
Things to do
There will be morning and evening classes each day and one yoga free afternoon. Between classes days can be spent relaxing by the pool or you simply take a few steps onto the beach and take an invigorating swim in the ocean.
The Finca is a place where personal space is respected and there are many quiet places in the tropical gardens or looking out to the sea, perfect for reflection, journalling and deep contemplation without distraction.
The wonderful healers in the community are sometimes able to offer massage and homeopathic treatments at an additional cost. For the yoga free afternoon there's an optional whale and dolphin watching boat trip.
This retreat is a wonderful opportunity to take some time for yourself, to restore and nourish mind, body and soul in the truly healing environment of La Finca.
Accommodation & food
Throughout each day you will be offered three nourishing vegetarian meals made with produce from the Finca's own organic garden or sourced locally.
The Finca offers a selection of uniquely designed rooms. The garden view rooms 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. All garden accommodation has plentiful shared bathroom facilities close by.
The seaview rooms have doors that open out onto a shared veranda with stunning ocean views. These rooms have en suite bathroom facilities.
I have just come back from one of the most unique and rich ‘holidays’ I've had. ‘Holiday’ is in inverted commas because it felt more than a yoga retreat. The location is secluded. Raw and beautiful. Nature abundantly folds itself over you wherever you go. Whether it's the roaring waves, the volcanic stones, the lush plants or the nourishing meals. Kate’s yoga was both nourishing and challenging. I miss it. She is a wonderful and talented teacher. I feel so lucky to have tasted life as a guest on the finca and I can’t wait to come back!Harriet
This was my second year at La Finca on La Gomera and it was just as fabulous as the first. Kate is a brilliant teacher, explaining postures really well and always coming up with alternatives for anyone who has any difficulties. The setting couldn't be more beautiful or relaxing. The food is incredible, really mouth-watering, and all freshly cooked and super healthy (well apart from the chocolate puddings!)Fiona
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
Loosening up on a commune with YOAS on La Gomera, The Canary Islands.
Queen of Retreats, 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 YOAS 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, 13 - 20 April 2024
Costs are per person
Garden view room with shared bathroom
Twin room £795
Single occupancy room £965
Pyramid/A frame in the garden with shared bathroom
Single occupancy pyramid £965
Garden huts in the garden with shared bathroom
Twin room £845
Single occupancy £1035
Seaview room with en-suite bathroom
Twin or double room £915
Single occupancy £1145
Studio apartment with en-suite bathroom
Twin or double room £965
Single occupancy £1195
Accommodation for 7 nights
Three vegetarian meals each day
Daily meditation and yoga classes (apart from one yoga free afternoon)
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required on booking and the balance is due 6 weeks before you travel.
Saturday 13 April - Saturday 20 April 2024
For La Gomera fly to Tenerife South. There are several airlines that fly to this airport.
Arrival to the Finca will be on 13 April and departure on 20 April and you might want to consider extending 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 or along the closed road between the Finca and the local town of Valle Gran Rey which must take place in daylight hours.
If you fly in on 13 April 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 about 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 or vehicle.
For the return if you fly out on 20 April you will need to take an afternoon or early evening flight.
If you choose to walk into the local village during your stay this is done at your own risk. It is a little adventure to get to the Finca but really worth it for such a special place.