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Deepen your practice in this yoga retreat set in the beautiful Midi-Pyrenees, France. Explore the Yoga sutras of Patanjali. Practice asana, pranayama through a solid and progressive meditation training. Learn how to apply yoga principles and practice to your daily life. Delight your taste buds with nourishing vegetarian meals. Connect, meditate, and just enjoy the peaceful countryside in this yoga retreat!
All ages are welcome as participants.
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.
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.
In this retreat you’ll get acquainted with the basic philosophy of yoga, which is actually about ethics and the art of Living. Yoga is more than just doing exercises! It is a way of life, leading towards inner joy and freedom.
In this retreat you’ll get acquainted with the subtle dimensions of our human being. We will make an inner journey through the chakras, or energy centers. In doing so we will focus on color, symbolism, psychology and physical aspects.
In each retreat, there are 2 yoga sessions each day.
In each session attention will be paid to:
There will be an introduction to different styles of yoga practice, adapted 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.
Breath and energy practices
To withdraw the senses and the attention within towards focus and meditation
In addition the morning session will be concluded with a lecture and dialogue about:
The 8 steps of Patañjali
The yamas and niyamas: ethical principles.
The soul and Higher Self
Dharma and Karma: ‘purpose and fate’
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 may take a taxi or rental car from the airport for about 4 hours to reach La Borde Blanque.
This retreat has two themes with two different dates respectively.
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's experience in yoga and meditation began when she was a child. In 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.
For more than 28 years now, Elleke teaches the ancient form of Raja yoga and for over 15 years she is training yoga teachers, aside from her other professional activities as a psychologist, naturopath, life coach, author of several books and being a mother of 4 children. With love, she continues to teach her passion for yoga and meditation, explaining and exploring its classical philosophy and practicing the yoga way of life at La Borde Blanque.
Together with her husband Pieter, they started La Borde Blanque, a yoga, meditation and healing center in Midi-Pyrenees, France. Here they realized their dream and share their life and work experience in a holistic way, within the power, serenity and beauty of nature.
There will be 3 delicious vegetarian meals per day, including a three-course dinner prepared with love and care, coffee as well as unlimited herbal teas and snacks.
It is a well worth visit to one of the old Cathar castles, or to the mysterious Montsegur. The lake offers many opportunities, in addition to swimming, like sailing, surfing, canoeing, water biking as well as fishing. At different days there are colorful local markets, like for example on Sunday in Esperaza, Monday in Mirepoix and Friday in Lavelanet and Foix.
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"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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