Pieter Hiemstra and Elleke van Kraalingen welcome you at la Borde Blanque.

We are the hosts and caretakers of this beautiful center
amidst the peaceful and abundant nature of Occitanie, Midi-Pyrénées. 
We kindly invite you to our variety of Retreats and Courses,
including an accredited International Raja Yoga Teacher Training (IYF) and

an International Energy Healing Course (INEH).

Our wonderful location is also available as Gîte to Rent for groups. 
We are looking forward to meeting you at La Borde Blanque!

Pieter Hiemstra & Elleke van Kraalingen

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All year round we offer an inspiring variety of Retreats and Courses, all of which share some common features: Every Retreat or Course we offer at la Borde Blanque is a treat for yourself, for body, mind and soul. You will be in the middle of Nature, you will be well taken care of and we will provide you with delicious vegetarian food. 

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Our Raja Yoga Teacher Training is internationally acknowledged by the International Yoga Federation (IYF), honorary member of the European Union of Yoga Associations (EUYA) and the Association Française de Yoga (AFY).

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Our Energy Healing method was originally called: Esoteric Healing. This comprises working with subtle energy to enhance healing from within. This implies healing from the soul. The underlying philosophy is the view that we are more than our body and psyche. Everything is energy. 

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Agenda

  • Re-discovering the Gnostic Mary Magdalene
    08 Oct, 18:30 CEST – 15 Oct, 10:30 CEST
    La Borde Blanque, La Borde Blanque, 09600 Montbel, France
    The legend goes that Mary Magdalene lived and taught in this area after she fled Jerusalem after the crucifixion of Jesus. During this week we will go on a quest and explore the hidden mysteries of Mary Magdalene.
  • Yoga & Meditation Retreat | Coaching with Horses
    15 Oct, 18:30 – 22 Oct, 10:00
    La Borde Blanque, 09600 Montbel, France
    A beautiful (re-)treat for deepening your inner stillness amidst majestic animals in a magnificent environment!
  • Yoga & Massage Retreat
    Sat, 29 Oct
    La Borde Blanque
    29 Oct, 18:30 CEST – 05 Nov, 10:00 CET
    La Borde Blanque, 09600 Montbel, France
    In this very relaxing retreat you will be introduced to various forms of massage.
  • New Year's Eve Retreat | Yoga, Meditation & Reflection
    28 Dec 2022, 18:30 – 04 Jan 2023, 10:30
    La Borde Blanque, 09600 Montbel, France
    This beautiful retreat on the edge of the Old and the New Year is open to everyone willing to create a week of peace and tranquility with yoga, meditation and reflection, in the middle of nature.
  • Yoga & Meditation Intensive Module V | Science of the Soul
    18 Mar 2023, 18:30 – 28 Mar 2023, 10:00
    Montbel, La Borde Blanque, 09600 Montbel, France
    Module 5 of the Raja Yoga Teacher Training
  • Energy Healing I | Esoteric Healing Course (INEH)
    08 Apr 2023, 18:30 CEST – 15 Apr 2023, 10:00 CEST
    La Borde Blanque, 09600 Montbel, France
    Esoteric Healing comprises working with subtle energy to enhance healing from within. This implies healing from the soul. The underlying philosophy is the view that we are more than our body and psyche. Everything is energy.
  • Basic Yoga & Meditation Retreat | A Journey through the Yamas & Niyamas
    22 Apr 2023, 18:30 – 29 Apr 2023, 10:00
    La Borde Blanque, 09600 Montbel, France
    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.
  • Yoga & Meditation Intensive Retreat | Yoga & Self-Management
    06 May 2023, 18:30 – 16 May 2023, 10:00
    La Borde Blanque, La Borde Blanque, 09600 Montbel, France
    Deepening Module to the International Raja Yoga Teacher Training
  • Yoga & Massage Retreat
    Sat, 27 May
    La Borde Blanque
    27 May 2023, 18:30 CEST – 03 Jun 2023, 10:00 CEST
    La Borde Blanque, 09600 Montbel, France
    In this very relaxing retreat you will be introduced to various forms of massage.
  • Midsummer Yoga & Meditation Retreat | Connecting with Nature
    17 Jun 2023, 18:30 – 24 Jun 2023, 10:00
    La Borde Blanque, La Borde Blanque, 09600 Montbel, France
    A beautiful (re-)treat around Midsummer Eve, for deepening your inner stillness amidst a magnificent environment! This week is meant for those who love Yoga and Nature and who would love to learn to connect on a deeper level with Nature: with the Elements, Plants, Animals and with the Earth.
  • Yoga & Meditation Intensive Retreat | Introduction to the Bhagavad Gita | Raja Yoga Teacher Training Module III
    01 Jul 2023, 18:30 – 11 Jul 2023, 10:00
    La Borde Blanque, 09600 Montbel, France
    10 days / 80 hours module of the International Raja Yoga Teacher Training (RYT400) The Bhagavad Gita is considered the jewel of the Vedas, the oldest scripts known. In this ancient mythical story essential wisdom of life is offered, in a very accessible way.
  • Yoga & Nature Retreat for Families
    Sat, 22 Jul
    La Borde Blanque
    22 Jul 2023, 18:30 – 29 Jul 2023, 10:00
    La Borde Blanque, 09600 Montbel, France
    During this week, there are daily yoga classes, both for parents and for children. In addition, there is a light and optional program with various activities such as guided nature walks, exercises in nature, care for and cuddling of animals, crafts, painting and sculpting.
  • Yoga & Nature Retreat for Families
    Sat, 05 Aug
    La Borde Blanque
    05 Aug 2023, 18:30 – 12 Aug 2023, 10:00
    La Borde Blanque, 09600 Montbel, France
    During this week, there are daily yoga classes, both for parents and for children. In addition, there is a light and optional program with various activities such as guided nature walks, exercises in nature, care for and cuddling of animals, crafts, painting and sculpting.
  • Yoga & Meditation Basic Retreat | A Journey through the Chakras
    19 Aug 2023, 18:30 – 26 Aug 2023, 10:00
    La Borde Blanque, 09600 Montbel, France
    Basic Module of the Raja Yoga Teacher Training In this 8 days retreat you’ll get acquainted with the subtle dimensions of our human being. We’ll make an inner journey through the chakras, or energy centres. In doing so we’ll focus on colour, symbolism, psychology and physical aspects.
  • Yoga & Hiking in Nature
    Sat, 09 Sept
    La Borde Blanque
    09 Sept 2023, 18:00 – 16 Sept 2023, 18:00
    La Borde Blanque, 09600 Montbel, France
    This week is meant for yoga- and nature lovers, who love yoga combined with nature hikes. In addition to 2 yoga & meditation sessions a day, we'll organise lovely hikes in the surrounding landscapes. La Borde Blanque is situated at the magnificent lake ‘Lac Montbel’ at the feet of the Pyrenees.
  • Yoga & Meditation Intensive Retreat | Introduction to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
    23 Sept 2023, 18:30 – 03 Oct 2023, 09:00
    La Borde Blanque, 09600 Montbel, France
    Module 1 of the Raja Yoga Teacher Training 10 days | 80 hours module of the International Raja Yoga Teacher Training (RYT400)
  • Yoga & Meditation Retreat | Coaching with Horses
    Sat, 14 Oct
    La Borde Blanque, 09600 Montbel, France
    14 Oct 2023, 18:30 – 21 Oct 2023, 10:00
    La Borde Blanque, 09600 Montbel, France
    A beautiful (re-)treat for deepening your inner stillness amidst majestic animals in a magnificent environment!
  • Yoga Retreat & Energy Healing Course Part II
    28 Oct 2023, 18:30 – 04 Nov 2023, 10:00
    La Borde Blanque, La Borde Blanque, 09600 Montbel, France
    This beautiful retreat is a true treat for Body, Mind & Soul! It is an enriching combination of a Yoga & Meditation Retreat in the beautiful nature environment of La Borde Blanque and the international Energy Healing Course. (acknowledged by the International Network for Energy Healing (INEH).

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