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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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Upcoming Events

Agenda

  • Soul Essence Retreat - Reconnect with your hear and soul | Amy Cullen, Acorn lane Holistics
    Soul Essence Retreat - Reconnect with your hear and soul | Amy Cullen, Acorn lane Holistics
    18 May 2024, 18:30 – 25 May 2024, 10:30
    Think ahead to May next year, 2024! Hand on your heart, deep breath in and ask yourself - would I like to fully retreat into the South of France for a soul nourishing week of rest, relaxation & rediscovery of who you are at your core, your Soul Essence?
  • Silence Retreat
    Silence Retreat
    Sat, 25 May
    25 May 2024, 18:30 – 04 Jun 2024, 10:30
    25 May 2024, 18:30 – 04 Jun 2024, 10:30
    Our Silence Retreat provides you the opportunity to spend 10 days in silence, surrounded by nature, within the secluded setting of our beautiful center for yoga, meditation and healing, La Borde Blanque.
  • Mysticism, Heresy and Gnosis as a Renaissance of the Spirit
    Mysticism, Heresy and Gnosis as a Renaissance of the Spirit
    Sat, 08 Jun
    08 Jun 2024, 18:30 CEST – 15 Jun 2024, 18:30 CEST
    08 Jun 2024, 18:30 CEST – 15 Jun 2024, 18:30 CEST
    Details coming soon...
  • Booked for Private Event
    Booked for Private Event
    Sat, 15 Jun
    15 Jun 2024, 19:00 – 29 Jun 2024, 19:00
    15 Jun 2024, 19:00 – 29 Jun 2024, 19:00
  • Continuation to the Bhagavad Gita | Raja Yoga Teacher Training Module IV
    Continuation to the Bhagavad Gita | Raja Yoga Teacher Training Module IV
    Sat, 29 Jun
    29 Jun 2024, 18:30 – 09 Jul 2024, 10:30
    29 Jun 2024, 18:30 – 09 Jul 2024, 10:30
    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 with Adolescents from 12-18
    Yoga & Nature Retreat for Families with Adolescents from 12-18
    Sat, 20 Jul
    20 Jul 2024, 18:30 – 27 Jul 2024, 10:30
    20 Jul 2024, 18:30 – 27 Jul 2024, 10:30
    During this week, there are daily yoga & meditation classes for parents with adolescents from 12-18 years old.
  • Yoga & Nature Retreat for Families With Children From 6-12
    Yoga & Nature Retreat for Families With Children From 6-12
    Sat, 27 Jul
    27 Jul 2024, 18:30 – 03 Aug 2024, 10:30
    27 Jul 2024, 18:30 – 03 Aug 2024, 10:30
    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 With Children From 6-12
    Yoga & Nature Retreat for Families With Children From 6-12
    Sat, 03 Aug
    03 Aug 2024, 18:30 – 10 Aug 2024, 10:30
    03 Aug 2024, 18:30 – 10 Aug 2024, 10:30
    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.
  • Basic Yoga & Meditation Retreat | A Journey through the Yamas & Niyamas
    Basic Yoga & Meditation Retreat | A Journey through the Yamas & Niyamas
    Sat, 17 Aug
    17 Aug 2024, 18:30 – 24 Aug 2024, 10:30
    17 Aug 2024, 18:30 – 24 Aug 2024, 10:30
    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 | Introduction to the Bhagavad Gita | Raja Yoga Teacher Training Module III
    Yoga & Meditation Intensive Retreat | Introduction to the Bhagavad Gita | Raja Yoga Teacher Training Module III
    31 Aug 2024, 18:30 – 10 Sept 2024, 10:30
    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 & Hiking Retreat
    Yoga, Nature & Hiking Retreat
    Sat, 21 Sept
    21 Sept 2024, 18:30 – 28 Sept 2024, 10:30
    21 Sept 2024, 18:30 – 28 Sept 2024, 10:30
    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.
  • Re-discovering the Gnostic Mary Magdalene
    Re-discovering the Gnostic Mary Magdalene
    Sat, 05 Oct
    05 Oct 2024, 15:30 CEST – 12 Oct 2024, 10:10 CEST
    05 Oct 2024, 15:30 CEST – 12 Oct 2024, 10:10 CEST
    We will explore her message in the Gospel of the Beloved Companion. The charming country-house where we will stay 'La Borde Blanque' is a beautiful tranquil place in the foothills of the Pyrenees at borders of the magnificent lac Montbel.
  • Yoga & Meditation Retreat | Coaching with Horses
    Yoga & Meditation Retreat | Coaching with Horses
    Sat, 12 Oct
    12 Oct 2024, 18:30 – 19 Oct 2024, 10:30
    12 Oct 2024, 18:30 – 19 Oct 2024, 10:30
    A beautiful (re-)treat for deepening your inner stillness amidst majestic animals in a magnificent environment!
  • Energy Healing IV | Esoteric Healing Course (INEH)
    Energy Healing IV | Esoteric Healing Course (INEH)
    Sat, 26 Oct
    26 Oct 2024, 18:30 – 02 Nov 2024, 10:30
    26 Oct 2024, 18:30 – 02 Nov 2024, 10:30
    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.
  • Yoga & Meditation Intensive Retreat | Module 2: Continuation of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
    Yoga & Meditation Intensive Retreat | Module 2: Continuation of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
    22 Mar 2025, 18:30 – 01 Apr 2025, 10:30
    Module II of the Raja Yoga Teacher Training 10 days | 80 hours module of the International Raja Yoga Teacher Training (RYT400)
  • Yoga Retreat & Energy Healing Course Part I
    Yoga Retreat & Energy Healing Course Part I
    Sat, 12 Apr
    12 Apr 2025, 18:30 CEST – 19 Apr 2025, 10:00 CEST
    12 Apr 2025, 18:30 CEST – 19 Apr 2025, 10:00 CEST
    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.
  • Yoga, Nature & Hiking Retreat
    Yoga, Nature & Hiking Retreat
    Sat, 26 Apr
    26 Apr 2025, 18:30 – 03 May 2025, 10:30
    26 Apr 2025, 18:30 – 03 May 2025, 10:30
    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.
  • Esoteric Healing Deepening Retreat
    Esoteric Healing Deepening Retreat
    Sat, 10 May
    10 May 2025, 18:30 – 17 May 2025, 10:30
    10 May 2025, 18:30 – 17 May 2025, 10:30
    TBA

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