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11 Days 55-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in France

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


Bhagavad Gita Yoga Teacher Training France

Deepen your practice in this yoga teacher training set in the beautiful France. This course is one of the International Raja accredited teacher training course. This particular module is designed as an introduction for you to explore the themes based on the old script, The Bhagavad Gita, and is part of the 275 hour International Raja training, acknowledged by the IYF, EUYA and AFY. 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

Skill level

  • Advanced

  • 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

This 55-hour yoga teacher training is the third module comprised in the five-module International Raja yoga teacher training. Each year, they offer three different modules and can be followed in any order. This module is a deepening experience and an introduction on the sacred script, the Bhagavad Gita. This course is designed for experienced yogis, as well as yoga teachers.

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.

Introduction to the Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita is considered the jewel of the Vedas, the oldest scripts known. In this ancient mythical story, essential wisdom of life is offered, which forms the basis of yoga. The themes that will be addresses are the central questions of life, like finding your purpose in life, the nature of detachment, the nature of the soul, Bhakti, Jnana, Karma, and Raja yoga.

Ongoing topics in this module


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 must have completed both yoga and meditation basic retreats or have experience with yoga and meditation of equal value.


Preparation for this module consists of a study of the Bhagavad Gita.


  • "The science of yoga: a commentary on the Yoga sutras of Patanjali in the light of modern thought" by Taimni, I. K., Madras: Theosophical Publishing House, 1961
  • "Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali" by B.K.S. Iyengar, London: Thorsons, 1993
  • "Light On Life" by B.K.S. Iyengar, Emmaus, USA, 2005
  • "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.

Important information

The Bhagavad Gita module is one of the 5 modules that comprise the International Raja Yoga Teacher Training.

Other modules available on 2017:

  • March 25- April 5 2017 Yoga Therapy and Coaching ( extra module)
  • May 27- June 6 - An introduction to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali module
  • July 15-July 25- Continuation of the Bhagavad Gita module

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.

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
For information about the booking conditions, please send La Borde Blanque an inquiry.
  • Review by Ruth
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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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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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11 days / 10 nights

Tuesday November 8, 2016
(11 days / 10 nights)

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