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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!
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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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 unique environment of Borde Blanque offers a wide range of activities. During your free time, you can taste the culture of France during a visit to colorful local markets and make beautiful walks or horseback along the rivers, through the hills, forests, and mountains with stunning views. La Borde Blanque is directly situated on the lakeside with it’s private beach. In addition to swimming at our beach, on the other side of the lake, one can go like sailing, surfing, canoeing, waterbiking as well as fishing in the nearby area. The area has a long and moving history. You can visit Cathar castles or the mysterious chateaus where the Celts and Romans left their traces. You will also find prehistoric caves with carvings and stalactites and stalagmites.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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."
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"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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