The perfect winter yoga holiday at Finca Argayall, La Gomera, The Canary Islands
Setting intentions for 2018 the Yogic Way
27 January - 3 February 2018
Teacher: Kate McKenzie
Cost from £630

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.

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

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. 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 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.

There are a very limited number of rooms for single occupancy.

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

'I'm just back home from the most relaxing, re-energising and re-balancing week. Kate is a very special person and creates a group dynamic that is so supportive and nurturing from which you feel able to just 'be'. The yoga was fantastic, set at just the right pace and the spiritual element adds hugely to the journey. La Gomera is a very magical place and holds such great energy, I loved falling asleep at night listening to the waves crashing against the rocks. I have returned home much stronger physcially and emotionally. I can't wait to go back! Thanks Yoga on a Shoestring for another great holiday.' Zoe

'I had an amazing time at La Finca. A truly magical place and the food was amazing. I met some wonderful people and the yoga practice with Kate was everything I knew it would be and more. She is such a special person and I feel blessed to have been able to spend time with her in such a wonderful setting. I will definitely recommend YOAS 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. 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
'Definitely a great holiday and such good value for money, would definitely use yogaonashoestring again & would love to go back to La Gomera.' 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 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 found the venue to be excellent as was the food. I found Kate's teaching fantastic and she was very good at bringing a group together and holding the space. 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. Kate was a brilliant teacher, genuinely inspiring and great at supporting the group and the whole blend of the week really worked. 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. Regarding the teaching / yoga practise. Kate is the most amazing person who just radiates peace. I loved the practise and felt really quite sad when I had to leave a day early. I look forward to travelling on another trip with YOAS soon.' John


Finca Argayall, La Gomera: 27 January - 3 February 2018


Terrace rooms with garden view and shared bathroom
Price per person for a shared room is £630 for 7 nights
Price per person for a private room is £780 for 7 nights (limited availability)

A frame set within the gardens with shared bathroom
Price per person for a private room is £770 for 7 nights (limited availability)

Pyramid set within the gardens with shared bathroom
Price per person for a shared double room is £630 for 7 nights
Price per person for a private room is £770 for 7 nights (limited availability)

Garden huts set within the gardens with shared bathroom
Price per person for a shared room is £650 for 7 nights

Terrace rooms with sea view and en-suite bathroom
Price per person for a shared room is £730 for 7 nights

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. There are links below for some of them.

Skyscanner (a very useful flight comparison website)
Thomas Cook

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.

To book


Telephone: +44(0)20 7733 2996

Payment options

Please take some time to read the following details. There are three ways to pay:

1. Bank transfer - contact us and we will email you details of how to pay into our bank account.

2. By cheque made payable to 'Yoga on a Shoestring Ltd' - post to: YOAS, 83 Herne Hill Road, London SE24 0AY

3. PayPal - Pay by credit or debit card. All major cards are accepted. You will need to set up your own PayPal account to do this which is easy to do.

Please email or telephone +44 (0)20 7733 2996 before making a payment to confirm holiday availability.

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