8 Days 50hr Basic Raja Yoga: A Journey through the Chakras Yoga Teacher Training in France

Meditation and Yoga Retreat France "A Journey through the Yamas and Niyamas"

A beautiful retreat for beginners as well as experienced yogis, with profound asana instruction, meditation training and an introduction into the rich ancient yoga philosophy. A rare combination of a retreat, a solid certified training and holiday, all in one. Situated in a classical and charming French manor in the middle of nature at the feet of the Pyrénées.

Retreat highlights

  • Solid yoga instruction for all levels
  • Deepening meditation training
  • Insight to classic and timeless yoga philosophy
  • 7 nights accommodation in a spacious and most charming single or double room
  • 3 daily meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


8 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Dutch, French, English
The maximum participants in the group is 12
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio
  • Library

The price of this retreat includes 7 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.

La Borde Blanque Yoga Holiday France Program

Theme

August 25 - September 1, 2018 and 07 - 14 September 2019 : A Journey Through the Chakras - 50 hours

In this retreat, you’ll get acquainted with the subtle dimensions of our human being. We’ll make an inner journey through the chakras, or energy centers. In doing so we’ll focus on color, symbolism, psychology and physical aspects.

Program

There are 2 yoga sessions a day, morning and evening, and free afternoons to relax, to swim, to walk and to enjoy the wonderful nature surroundings.

Day program

  • 08:00 Tea and fruit
  • 08:30 Asanas
  • 09:45 Meditation
  • 10:30 Breakfast in silence
  • 11:00 Sharing and philosophy
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • Afternoons free
  • 18:00 Dinner
  • 19:30 Asanas
  • 20:45 Meditation
  • 21:30 Closing

Yoga asanas and relaxation

We’ll offer different styles of yoga practice, adapted to your needs and experience and to the time of the day and the season.

We are 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 we offer various modern styles, our 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. Yet we will also introduce dynamic flow series and be mindful in action! Everyone can participate at his or her level and there is plenty of room for personal variations and modifications.

Pranayama

Breath and energy practices.

Pratyahara and Concentration and Meditation

To withdraw the senses and the attention within towards focus and meditation

Philosophy

A Journey through the Chakras

Psychology and health and personal development along the philosophy of chakras.

Literature

  • ‘Light on Life’, B.K.S. Iyengar.
  • ‘Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali’, 1996, B. K. S. Iyengar.
  • ‘Meditation & Imagination, Elleke van Kraalingen, 2011 *

Available at La Borde Blanque

Instructors

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.

Retreat location

This retreat 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

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

We serve organic food as much as possible and a major part of our meals is vegan. Our cooks are specialized in all health diets.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Organic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

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.

What's included

  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • 7 nights accommodation in a spacious and most charming single or double room
  • Coffee, unlimited herbal teas, and snacks
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Daily yoga classes
  • High quality yoga philosophy and practice

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Airport transportation

How to get there

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. On request, La Borde Blanque Team mediates between participants who want to share a rental car or taxi.

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. On request, La Borde Blanque Team mediates between participants who want to share a rental car or taxi.

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. On request, La Borde Blanque Team mediates between participants who want to share a rental car or taxi.

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. On request, La Borde Blanque Team mediates between participants who want to share a rental car or taxi.

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Cancellation policy

Both deposit and full amount are non-refundable. In case of cancellation, the paid amount remains valid for another retreat/training of your choice at any time.​

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