8 Days Midsummer Meditation and Yoga Retreat in France

Meditation and Yoga Retreat France

Regain balance and inner peace in this meditation and yoga retreat in France. Immerse yourself into yoga practices and both guided and silent meditations. Widen your perspective as you engage in themed discussions and extra teachings. Feel nourished and satisfied with delicious and lovingly prepared vegetarian meals. Enjoy unlimited coffee, herbal teas and snacks. Relax and just enjoy your stay in a charming French country house!

Meet the instructors

Elleke
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Highlights

  • High standard daily yoga practice for all levels
  • Daily guided meditation
  • Other light evening group activities
  • Pearls of philosophy and extra teachings on meditation training
  • Free time and room for individual session
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • 7 nights accommodation in a spacious and most charming single or double room

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


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

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.

Program

The days start in silence with an optional yoga session followed by a meditation you will be guided into. After breakfast, you will continue with two shorter meditations in silence, with small breaks in between. Afterwards, there will be time for sharing and extra teachings on meditation training around a theme. The afternoons are free and there is room for individual sessions. In the evening, after dinner there will be one more meditation session in silence. Some nights there will be, according to the wishes of the group, other light activities. The mornings are spent in silence, at least in the communal areas like the hall, lounge, kitchen, library and the direct vicinity of the house.

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

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 drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

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

  • 8 days and 7 nights double room accommodation in a spacious and most charming single or double room
  • Delicious vegetarian meals prepared with love and care
  • Coffee, unlimited herbal teas and snacks
  • In depth guidance in meditation training
  • Several meditations in the morning and evening
  • Vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Optional yoga sessions

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Airport transportation

How to get there

Recommended Airports

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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Availability

Arrival: Saturday June 15, 2019
Departure: Saturday June 22, 2019

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.​

 

PRICING INFORMATION

La Borde Blanque can also provide a tent for you in case you can’t bring your own for an additional cost of 50 EUR per tent.

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