Yoga & Meditation Basic Retreat: A Journey through the Chakra's

About us

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 centres. In doing so we’ll focus on colour, symbolism, psychology and physical aspects.

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. In this week we’ll explore the asanas in relation to the chakras.

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.

- Pranayama: Breath and energy practices
- Pratyahara & Concentration & Meditation: To withdraw the senses and the attention within towards focus and meditation
- Philosophy: Ethics of life: the yamas and niyamas: getting in touch with your soul and higher Self, and realising your purpose in life.

Event Highlights

  • - High quality yoga and meditation sessions
  • - Beautiful environment
  • - Delicious, healthy food
  • -The price includes 7 nights in a double room with bathroom en suite, 3 delicious vegetarian meals per day, prepared with love and care, coffee, tea and snacks.
  • *For a single room there is an extra fee of €100,-

Venue Highlights

La Borde Blanque is located in an authentic French country farmhouse. It is situated on the crest of a hill with a magnificent view over the surrounding countryside. It has a private lakeside beach on the beautiful Lac de Montbel, with clear and clean water to swim. The 12 acre estate in the foothills of the Pyrenees is defined on one side by the natural boundary of the river Hers and on the on the others by the lake and the neighbouring forest. The property has a natural spring and bathes in the peace and serenity of the French countryside. Old pilgrim routes through the varied landscape offer numerous opportunities for hiking.


  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping


There are 2 yoga sessions a day, where we do yoga, meditation and philosophy, in morning and evening. There are free afternoons to relax, to swim, to walk and to enjoy the wonderful nature surroundings .

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free


We offer 3 vegetarian meals a day (other dietary preferences are available), freshly prepared with a lot of love from our cooks. The products are fresh and mostly organic.


La Borde Blanque is a spacious and charming country house offers various opportunities to be together as well as to withdraw for some private space, both indoors and outdoors.

Being our guest you are welcome to make use of the whole house & garden, consisting of:

* 8 Large bedrooms which can house up to 16 guests. The bedrooms have a bathroom en suite.

* A spacious living room with open fireplace.

* An adjoining library, very suitable for gatherings and courses up to 8 people.

* A spacious dining room connected to the large covert terrace.


By Car

From Toulouse you can follow the A61, A66 to Pamiers (Direction Foix, Andorre) and turn of to Mirepoix.

At the second roundabout in Mirepoix you turn right to Lavelanet. In Aigue Vives you turn left to Leran.

In Leran you turn right to Montbel. When you follow this road you can turn right to St Colombe. At this point you can enter also our entrence. Borde Blanque.

By Plane

You can reach us in an easy and cheap way via the following airports nearby:

From Carcassonne it's about 50 minutes by car or taxi to La Borde Blanque.

From Toulouse it's about 1 hour and a half by car or taxi to La Borde Blanque.

From Montpellier it's a not even 2 hours and a half drive by car or taxi to La Borde Blanque.

From Beziers it's a not even 2 hours and a half drive by car or taxi to La Borde Blanque.


From Girona it's a not even 3 hours drive by car or taxi to La Borde Blanque.
From Barcelona it's about 4 hours by car or train to La Borde Blanque.

Tags: chakras france meditation nature philosophy yoga

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We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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