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8 Days New Year Meditation and Yoga Retreat in France

  • La Borde Blanque, Midi-Pyrenees, France


New Year France Yoga Holiday and Meditation Retreat

Come and join this divine retreat on the edge of the New Year's Eve in a beautiful country, France. This retreat is open to everyone willing to create a week of peace and tranquility in the middle of nature. You will enjoy every single night with special New Year's dinner courses, daily yoga, and meditation practices. It is the best time to embrace the new beginning of the year with the brand new of yourself.


  • Daily yoga and meditation sessions
  • Five-course dinner at New Year's Eve
  • Full use of house amenities and kitchen supplies
  • Coffees, unlimited herbal teas, and snacks available
  • Daily delicious vegetarian breakfast and lunch
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced

Good to know

  • All ages are welcome as participants.

  • 7 days with instruction
  • Dutch, English, French
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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.

In the morning and evening, there will be yoga sessions followed by meditation. No experience with yoga or meditation is required. When you are experienced, you will be able to deepen your experience. The sessions will be adjusted to meet your needs. The rest of the morning and afternoon are free to make a lovely hike, to rest, and to enjoy.

You will celebrate the New Year's Eve with a five-course dinner and a bonfire. All extra classes and activities are optional.

The options are individual coaching, massage, and healing sessions. The week is meant to reflect and enjoy your space to be either private or together.

  • 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 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
  • 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

You will be granted daily delicious vegetarian meals for breakfast and lunch included in the package. You will also be provided with five-course dinner to celebrate the New Year's Eve along with coffee, unlimited herbal teas, and snacks available for you all day.

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.

The lake on the border offers opportunities for swimming, sailing, surfing, canoeing, water biking, and fishing. 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.

Massages and healing treatments are available at additional costs.

  • 5-course dinner at New Year's Eve
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Coffee, unlimited herbal tea, and snacks available
  • Daily delicious vegetarian breakfast and lunch
  • Daily yoga and meditation sessions
  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Airport transportation

Driving directions from Toulouse

  • From Toulouse, follow the A61 and A66 to Pamiers and turn to Mirepoix direction.
  • At the second roundabout in Mirepoix, turn right to Lavelanet.
  • In Aigue Vives, turn left to Leran.
  • In Leran, turn right to Montbel.
  • Follow the road till you can turn right to St Colombe.
  • At this point, you can see the entrance of Borde Blanque.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Carcassonne Airport (CCF). Other options are Toulouse-Blagnac Airport (TLS), Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport (MPL), or Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN). Transfer from and to these airports is available upon request.

Arrival by taxi

From Carcassonne Airport (CCF), you can take a taxi or rental car for about 50 minutes to reach La Borde Blanque.

From Toulouse–Blagnac Airport (TLS), you can take a taxi or rental car for about one and a half hours to reach La Borde Blanque.

From Montpellier–Méditerranée Airport (MPL), you can take a taxi or rental car for about two and a half hours to reach La Borde Blanque.

From Barcelona–El Prat Airport (BCN), you can take a taxi or rental car for about four hours to reach La Borde Blanque.

  • 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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from US$898

8 days / 7 nights


Arrival: Friday December 30, 2016
Departure: Friday January 6, 2017

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