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

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

  • Mar 27, 6:30 PM – Apr 06, 10:00 AM
    La Borde Blanque, La Borde Blanque, 09600 Montbel, France
    10 days | 80 hours module of the International Raja Yoga Teacher Training (RYT400)
  • Apr 10, 6:30 PM – Apr 17, 10:00 AM
    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.
  • Sat, Apr 17
    La Borde Blanque
    Apr 17, 6:30 PM – Apr 24, 10:00 AM
    La Borde Blanque, 09600 Montbel, France
    In this very relaxing retreat you will be introduced to various forms of massage.
  • Sat, May 08
    La Borde Blanque
    May 08, 6:30 PM – May 15, 10:00 AM
    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.
  • Sat, May 15
    La Borde Blanque
    May 15, 6:30 PM – May 22, 10:00 AM
    La Borde Blanque, 09600 Montbel, France
    more info: https://www.womanwise.nl/
  • May 22, 6:30 PM – May 29, 10:00 AM
    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.
  • Sat, May 29
    La Borde Blanque
    May 29, 6:30 PM – Jun 05, 10:00 AM
    La Borde Blanque, La Borde Blanque, 09600 Montbel, France
    Een retraite om je te bevrijden van wat je ervan weerhoudt om werkelijk te leven. www.sukhajoy.nl
  • Jun 05, 6:30 PM – Jun 12, 10:00 AM
    La Borde Blanque, 09600 Montbel, France
    A beautiful (re-)treat for deepening your inner stillness amidst majestic animals in a magnificent environment!
  • Jun 19, 6:30 PM – Jun 26, 10:00 AM
    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.
  • Jul 10, 6:30 PM – Jul 20, 10:00 AM
    La Borde Blanque, 09600 Montbel, France
    10 days / 80 hours module of the International Raja Yoga Teacher Training (RYT400) A wonderful deepening of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali as well as Hatha Yoga Pradipika. It is very well possible to start with this module, without having attended module YSP1 for we’ll address different themes.
  • Sat, Jul 24
    La Borde Blanque
    Jul 24, 6:30 PM – Jul 31, 10:00 AM
    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.
  • Sat, Aug 07
    La Borde Blanque
    Aug 07, 6:30 PM – Aug 14, 10:00 AM
    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.
  • Aug 21, 6:30 PM – Aug 28, 10:00 AM
    La Borde Blanque, 09600 Montbel, France
    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.
  • Sat, Sep 04
    La Borde Blanque
    Sep 04, 6:30 PM – Sep 11, 10:00 AM
    La Borde Blanque, 09600 Montbel, France
    more info and prices at: https://www.mindfulnesstravels.com/dordogne-france-september.html
  • Sat, Sep 11
    La Borde Blanque
    Sep 11, 6:30 PM – Sep 18, 10:00 AM
    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.
  • Sat, Sep 18
    La Borde Blanque
    Sep 18, 6:30 PM – Sep 25, 10:00 AM
    La Borde Blanque, La Borde Blanque, 09600 Montbel, France
    Een retraite om je te bevrijden van wat je ervan weerhoudt om werkelijk te leven. www.sukhajoy.nl
  • Sep 25, 6:30 PM – Oct 05, 10:00 AM
    La Borde Blanque, Bordé Blanche, Montbel, France
    Module 5 of the Raja Yoga Teacher Training
  • Oct 16, 6:30 PM – Oct 23, 10:00 AM
    La Borde Blanque, 09600 Montbel, France
    A beautiful (re-)treat for deepening your inner stillness amidst majestic animals in a magnificent environment!
  • Sat, Oct 30
    La Borde Blanque
    Oct 30, 6:30 PM – Nov 06, 10:00 AM
    La Borde Blanque, 09600 Montbel, France
    In this very relaxing retreat you will be introduced to various forms of massage.
  • Dec 27, 2021, 6:30 PM – Jan 03, 2022, 10:00 AM
    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.

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