8 Days Basic Meditation and Yoga Retreat in France

Meditation and Yoga Retreat France

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!

Retreat highlights

  • Ashtanga, Kriya, Vinyasa yoga
  • Evening shiva asanas or Yin yoga
  • High-quality philosophy teachings of the Bhagavad Gita
  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Yoga Sutras of Patanjali discussions
  • Solid and progressive meditation training
  • Vegetarian meals thrice daily
  • 7 nights accommodation

Yoga styles

7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Dutch, French, English
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  • 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 Spiritual Retreat in France Program


September 8 - 15, 2018, May 18 - 25, 2019 and August 24 - 31, 2019: A Journey Through the Yamas and Niyamas - 50 hours

In this inspiring retreat, you’ll get acquainted with the basic philosophy of yoga, which is about the art of living. Yoga is more than just doing exercises! It is a way of life, leading towards inner joy and freedom.

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.


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.


Breath and energy practices.

Pratyahara and Concentration and Meditation

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


A Journey through the Yamas&Niyamas

Ethics of life: the yamas and niyamas: getting in touch with your soul and higher Self, and realising your purpose in life.

A Journey through the Chakras

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


  • ‘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

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


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.

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

  • 8 days and 7 nights accommodation
  • 3 delicious vegetarian breakfast and lunch
  • 3-course vegetarian dinner prepared with love and care
  • Coffee, unlimited herbal tea and snacks
  • Daily yummy and vegetarian meals
  • Deepening of different styles of asanas
  • High standard application of yoga principles and practices
  • Insight and guidance
  • Intensive different lines of meditation
  • Shakti asanas such as Ashtanga, Kriya, Vinyasa yoga
  • Shiva asanas like Yin yoga
  • Themed Hatha Yoga Pradipika discussions
  • Yoga sutras of Patanjali: The steps of Raja Yoga

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.

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 may take a taxi or rental car from the airport for about 4 hours to reach La Borde Blanque.

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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.

Saturday September 1, 2018
(8 days / 7 nights)

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