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La Borde Blanque

La Borde Blanque is an authentic French manor, offering yoga and meditation retreats, Raja yoga teacher courses, and an international esoteric healing course.

Instructors 3

Elleke Van Kraalingen

Elleke's experience in yoga and meditation began when she was a child. During her early teenage years, she spontaneously started to meditate following an inner guideline of mystical experiences and set off on the path of yoga. Yoga and meditation became a way of life and a source of inner wisdom and love, from which sprang the aspiration to guide others on the way to their own source of love, joy, and inner wisdom.

Pieter Hiemstra

Originally he is a physiotherapist. In his practice, he came across the borders of which physiotherapy can offer. In search of wider horizons, he specialized in manual therapy and chiropraxy, but soon he met new limitations. In 1997, he came in touch with Esoteric healing. Within this field, he still experiences inner growth, through which the possibilities of treatment reach beyond borders. He completed the teacher training in Esoteric healing. More than 10 years he trains people, who intend to help themselves and others to find an inner balance through Esoteric healing.


Imre is Raja yoga teacher and cultural anthropologist. For her, life is a continuous process of personal growth. Yoga and meditation have helped her on her path of self-realisation, to connect with herself and open her heart. Today, she is very passionate about guiding people on their path of yoga and personal development. She loves to connect with people from all over the world to build together towards a more sustainable, empowered and loving world.

Reviews 11

Iaroslavna (lada) Chkliarevskaia

from Cyprus, May 2017

Most of all I liked the approach and attitude of the instructor (guru). Yoga classes as well as meditation and yoga theory were presented in a very interesting, peaceful open minded way. Morning sessions lasted for 3 hours and I had never felt bored or tired.

Els Kops

from Netherlands, October 2017

"Yoga beoefenen en wandelen - een perfecte combinatie "

- prachtige yogazaal

- goede catering

- de ruimte (fysiek en mentaal) die Elleke en Pieter bieden

- de wandelingen

- het meer


Juliet Crick

from Great Britain, August 2017

"Wonderful yoga retreat with my 7 year old daughter"

We had an amazing time at La Borde Blanque. I really enjoyed the yoga, delicious food, beautiful house and surroundings and company of host and other guests. My daughter enjoyed playing with the other children and enjoyed the kids yoga and activities. We also enjoyed spending time at the lake and river, visiting the puppies and grooming the ponies. We hope to return next year it was a very relaxing holiday. Thank you Elleke and Pieter and your daughters and Marianna the cook.

Colson Veronica

from France, June 2017

"Beautiful experienceBBB"

Bountiful experience...a heart warming environment filled with respect, kindness, humour and enlightened guidance by Elleke and Peter. Warmly recommend this unique exchange opportunity!!

Bronwyn Claassen

from Netherlands, May 2017

"Sensational scenery "

A beautiful experience feeling relaxed in a loving peaceful environment. The walks were all excellent and lead by the family dogs! Yoga was very complimentary to the walks and felt perfect for me.


from France, January 2018

The region is magical and the nature beautiful.

The yoga space is excellent : beautiful light, and high quality yoga equipment.

If help needed, the owners are very often available !

There are beautiful walks around very cute villages.

All classes are optional.

Long moments of meditation in the morning.

Cloe Claude Pech

from France, October 2017


La Borde Blanque est un lieu de sérénité en contact direct avec une nature luxuriante et le lac de Montbel à proximité.

La nourriture est de qualité Bio et très variée, quant aux chambres, elles sont spacieuses et confortables.

L'accueil de Peter est très efficace et convivial. Quant aux enseignements d'Elleke dans le Yoga, la méditation et la philosophie avec les textes Sanskrit sont juste parfaits, tout en douceur. humilité et ouverture du coeur.

Un grand merci à Elleke et Peter pour tout ces moments privilégiés.

Anne Paul

from Germany, July 2017

Die Yoga und Meditationssessions wurden sehr gut angeleitet. Der Raum war sehr schön. Auch das Haus und die Lage sind sehr schön. Da es sehr heiß war, war zudem der Privatstrand am See toll. Das Wasser ist sehr sauber und man kann hier gut auch längere Strecken schwimmen. Zur Abkühlung gibt es auch einen Fluß unterhalb des Hauses. Die Gastgeber sind sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Das Essen ist auch wirklich sehr gut und gesund und auch immer genug. Wir hatten eine wiklich tolle Zeit, haben sehr nette und interessante Leute kennengelernt und viel Inspiration zur Meditation und Yoga erhalten.


from France, June 2017

"Un experience de vie que je recommande, merci !"

Le cadre, le charme des lieux, la bienveillance, la nourriture, le lac. Superbe acceuil.

Testimonials 1


La Borde Blanque website

Thanks for offering such a wonderful place with wonderful people (and animals). For creating such inspiration and room for personal growth. For us it is a guidance for our further journey to inner peace and balance in our life. The passion, love and respect for others make this place a great joy and learning from you was of tremendous value to us. See you soon!

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