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11 Days 55hrs France Yoga Teacher Training Module One

  • La Borde Blanque, 11230, St. Colombe sur l'Hers Aude, France


Meditation and Yoga Teacher Training France

La Borde Blanque invites you to join this intensive teacher training to deepen you practice and meditation experience. This module offers a wonderful introduction and deepening of the yoga Sutras of Patanjali and thus, to the essence of classical yoga philosophy. Practice asana and pranayama through a solid and progressive meditation training, and learn how to apply yoga principles to your daily life!


  • Ashtanga, Kriya, and Vinyasa yoga classes
  • Solid and progressive meditation practices
  • Learn philosophy teachings of the Bhagavad Gita
  • Discussions on Yoga Pradipika and Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
  • Yoga Alliance partial certificate upon completion
  • Engage in evening shiva asanas or Yin yoga
  • Daily healthy and vegetarian meals
  • 10 nights accommodation
  • 10 days with instruction
  • Dutch, English, French
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The price of this training includes 10 nights accommodation in La Borde Blanque's spacious and most charming private or double rooms with en suite or shared bathrooms.

The garden surrounding the house has big shady trees and a wide lawn, leading to the lake. The private lakeside consists of comfortable grass and is surrounded by trees, offering complete privacy. The water is clean and pure and delightful to swim in.

For all retreats in spring/summer or autumn season La Borde Blanque also has two beautiful camping sites available, with outdoor bathroom facilities, with a discount of 25% on the normal price.

This training will take place in Midi-Pyrenees, France. The area has a long and moving history. Amongst other things, you will find prehistoric caves with carvings and stalactites and stalagmites. Apart from that, the Celts also left their traces, as well as the Romans with their thermal baths.

La Borde Blanque is an authentic French country estate situated on the crest of a hill with a magnificent view over the Pyrenees and surrounding countryside. The location offers various opportunities to be together as well as to withdraw for some private space, both indoors and outdoors.

It has a private lakeside beach on the beautiful Lac de Montbel and is on the other sides defined by forest and the river Hers.

The property has a natural spring and bathes in the peace and serenity of the French countryside. You’ll find them on the border of the Aude and Ariège departments.

Nearby places

  • Barcelona - 4 hours
  • Carcassonne - 50 minutes
  • Mediterranean sea - 1.5 hours
  • Montpellier - 2.5 hours
  • Toulouse - 1.5 hours
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • 10 nights accommodation
  • 55-hour Yoga Federation partial certificate
  • Coffee, unlimited herbal tea, and snacks
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Deepening of different styles of asanas
  • Full training program
  • High standard application of yoga principles and practices
  • Insight and guidance
  • Intensive different lines of meditation
  • Shakti asanas such as Ashtanga, Kriya, and Vinyasa yoga
  • Shiva asanas like Yin yoga
  • Themed Hatha Yoga Pradipika discussions
  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali teachings

During this module, you will discover a wonderful introduction and deepening of the yoga Sutras of Patanjali and to the essence of classical yoga philosophy. In this 10-day intensive retreat, you will discuss the chapter one and two of the "Yoga Sutras of Patanjali", a comprehensive study and practical application of the eight steps of yoga and meditation.

You will discuss the ethics of life, the different stages of higher consciousness, different meditation techniques, useful expressions of love, the philosophy of the causes of suffering, and how to integrate yoga in your everyday routine. You will also learn how to live like a yogi and how to apply your yoga principles and practice in your daily life.

This yoga retreat counts for 55 hours of the full certified yoga teacher training. La Borde Blanque's modules are accredited by the International Yoga Federation and are known for its profound meditation training and in-depth philosophy study.


La Borde Blanque is a Raja yoga school. Raja yoga is one of the oldest and most complete forms of yoga, where the asanas (physical practices) are considered to be a preparation for meditation. Although La Borde Blanque offers various modern styles, their approach is a mindful way of practicing yoga. This means a quiet, attentive, and meditative approach. Remaining in an asana can sometimes be intense and powerful.

They will also teach you dynamic flow series and how to be mindful in action. You can participate at your own level and there will be plenty of room for personal variations and modifications. A deepening of different styles of asanas will be adapted to the time of the day and the season.

There will be more attention to ‘shakti’ asanas in the mornings, like Ashtanga yoga, Kriya yoga, and Vinyasa flow always followed by relaxation. In the evenings, there will be more attention to ‘shiva’ asanas; quiet, stable postures and in a meditative way like in Yin yoga.


Breath and energy practices to learn how to work and play with physical breath, subtle pranic flow, and mental energy.

A solid and progressive meditation training

Within each intensive training, different lines of meditation are being practiced and deepened. Insight and guidance will be offered on the path to higher altered states of consciousness.

Yoga applied to daily life

During this training, you will learn how to live as a yogi and how to apply yoga principles and practice into your daily life.


In order to participate in this Intensive module you needs to have completed the two yoga and meditation basic modules, or have an equivalent of experience in yoga and meditation elsewhere.


Preparation for this module consists of reading chapters one and two of "The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali".


  • "Yoga Sutras of Pantañjali" by Dr. I.K. Taimni
  • "Yoga Dipika by B.K.S. Iyengar
  • "Light On Life" by B.K.S. Iyengar, Emmaus, USA, 2005
  • "Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali" by B.K.S. Iyengar, London: Thorsons, 1993
  • "Meditation and Imagination" by Elleke van Kraalingen, O-Books, 2011, UK

Arrival by airplane from Carcassonne Airport (CCF)

Book a flight to Carcassonne Airport (CCF). You make take a taxi or rental car from the airport for about 50 minutes to reach La Borde Blanque.

Arrival by airplane from Toulouse–Blagnac Airport (TLS)

Book a flight to Toulouse–Blagnac Airport (TLS). You make take a taxi or rental car from the airport for about 1.5 hours to reach La Borde Blanque.

Arrival by airplane from Montpellier–Méditerranée Airport (MPL)

Book a flight to Montpellier–Méditerranée Airport (MPL). You make take a taxi or rental car from the airport for about 2.5 hours to reach La Borde Blanque.

Arrival by airplane from Barcelona–El Prat Airport (BCN)

Book a flight to Montpellier–Méditerranée Airport (MPL). You make take a taxi or rental car from the airport for about 4 hours to reach La Borde Blanque.

Additional information

For more information, ask your questions directly to La Borde Blanque, who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.

  • 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.

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During this training you will be served three daily delicious vegetarian meals including a three-course dinner prepared with love and care, coffee, and unlimited herbal teas and snacks.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

During your free time, you may visit one of the old Cathar castles or the mysterious Montsegur. The lake offers many opportunities in addition to swimming like sailing, surfing, canoeing, water biking, and fishing. During different days, there are colorful local markets like on Sunday in Esperaza, Monday in Mirepoix, and Friday in Lavelanet and Foix.

  • Boating nearby
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding / rental nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Massage
  • Mountain walking/trekking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Lake
  • River
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio
  • Review by Ruth

    "I’ve been in La Borde Blanque in September for a Yoga Retreat, and I liked it very much, the location, the surroundings, the people and the yoga sessions! Just the transfer to the place isn’t so easy, but Elleke and Peter do their best to find a solution for every single person." website, edited

  • Review by Andries & Irma

    "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! "

    La Borde Blanque, edited

Aude and Ariège, France

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

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Arrival: Saturday May 27, 2017
Departure: Tuesday June 6, 2017

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