La Borde Blanque is an authentic French manor offering yoga and meditation retreats, Raja yoga teacher courses, and an international esoteric healing course.

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Elleke Van Kraalingen

Reviews (15)

Cloe Claude Pech

from France, October 2017


La Borde Blanque est un lieu de sérénité en contact direct avec une nature luxuriante et le lac de Montbel à proximité.

La nourriture est de qualité Bio et très variée, quant aux chambres, elles sont spacieuses et confortables.

L'accueil de Peter est très efficace et convivial. Quant aux enseignements d'Elleke dans le Yoga, la méditation et la philosophie avec les textes Sanskrit sont juste parfaits, tout en douceur. humilité et ouverture du coeur.

Un grand merci à Elleke et Peter pour tout ces moments privilégiés.


from Germany, January 2020

"Perfect little time out, dedicated and experienced hosts"

I enjoyed the stay at La Borde Blanque quite a lot, because the host Elleke, her husband Peter and their two friendly dogs made you feel very welcomed and were passionate for helping. The house is situated in a beautiful yet remote piece of nature where you can have nice views and stargazing, and enjoy fresh water of their own source that even comes out of the shower, so my skin felt great. The cook Marianne prepared just lovely plantbased food with optional french cheese and egg in it, being inspired by the kitchen of Indonesia, India, Mexiko or France, for example. There was plenty of food and tea. As for the program, I especially enjoyed the hike in the fairytale-like woods at New Year's. The yoga/meditation room is just gorgeous with a very inspiring atmosphere. Every morning meditation ended with a sharing session in which Peter and Elleke showed their professionality and their long-term experience in working with human beings and their inner insights which was fascinating to take part.


from Lebanon, January 2019

"The perfect retreat"

Everything was amazing! We had a memorable time at La Borde Blanque!Highly recommended for those who are looking for a quiet, spiritual retreat immersed in nature and with excellent instructors and atmosphere :-) food and accomodation were also great!


from Great Britain, August 2018

"A must do yoga retreat "

The yoga teaching was excellent. The whole stay was relaxing, friendly with excellent food and surrounding. All very genuine

Juliet Crick

from Great Britain, August 2017

"Wonderful yoga retreat with my 7 year old daughter"

We had an amazing time at La Borde Blanque. I really enjoyed the yoga, delicious food, beautiful house and surroundings and company of host and other guests. My daughter enjoyed playing with the other children and enjoyed the kids yoga and activities. We also enjoyed spending time at the lake and river, visiting the puppies and grooming the ponies. We hope to return next year it was a very relaxing holiday. Thank you Elleke and Pieter and your daughters and Marianna the cook.

Laure Moro

from United States, September 2018

"Une magnifique découverte"

Le domaine de la Borde Blanque est magnifique, accueillant et tellement apaisant.

Peter et Elleke sont deux personnes magnifiques, bienveillantes, et généreuses. Ils ont tout fait pour que l'on se sente bien durant notre sejour et nous ont tant apporté.

Les matinées en silence permettent d'emerger à sonrythme et de se centrer.

Les sessions de yoga nous ont montré la grande diversité de cette pratique.

Elleke a un talent tout particulier pour enseigner les principes du yoga et nous apporter des réponses justes et sensibles.

La méditation a été pour moi une vraie découverte et Elleke a su nous guider sur ce chemin.

Nous avons tous profité des soins de Peter qui nous ont beaucoup aidé et poursuivent leur travail.

Tous les autres moments de partage ont toujours été très ouverts et enrichissants et nos hotes ont eu la patience de répondre à nos centaines de questions.

En fait tout a été très positif. Il ne reste plus qu'à savoir quand je pourrai y retourner.

Merci beaucoup poir ce magnifique moment.

Karin Fockens

from Spain, May 2018

This retreat was absolutely fabulous : the surroundings, the quality of the food, the yoga and meditation teachings, the teacher Elleke, her family, the vibe... As the week went by, I felt my connection with the place and the participants went deeper and deeper. It's hard to explain what I felt there : you have to check it out for yourself ;-). Thank you so much, Elleke. Karin


from France, January 2018

The region is magical and the nature beautiful.

The yoga space is excellent : beautiful light, and high quality yoga equipment.

If help needed, the owners are very often available !

There are beautiful walks around very cute villages.

All classes are optional.

Long moments of meditation in the morning.

Els Kops

from Netherlands, October 2017

"Yoga beoefenen en wandelen - een perfecte combinatie "

- prachtige yogazaal

- goede catering

- de ruimte (fysiek en mentaal) die Elleke en Pieter bieden

- de wandelingen

- het meer


Anne Paul

from Germany, July 2017

Die Yoga und Meditationssessions wurden sehr gut angeleitet. Der Raum war sehr schön. Auch das Haus und die Lage sind sehr schön. Da es sehr heiß war, war zudem der Privatstrand am See toll. Das Wasser ist sehr sauber und man kann hier gut auch längere Strecken schwimmen. Zur Abkühlung gibt es auch einen Fluß unterhalb des Hauses. Die Gastgeber sind sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Das Essen ist auch wirklich sehr gut und gesund und auch immer genug. Wir hatten eine wiklich tolle Zeit, haben sehr nette und interessante Leute kennengelernt und viel Inspiration zur Meditation und Yoga erhalten.

Karen Moylett

from Ireland,

I spent 10 days in La Borde Blanque doing the intensive Raja Yoga training. It truly was an amazing experience. Elleke is a wonderful, passionate, knowledgable, experienced and compassionate teacher. The house lends itself perfectly and Elleke's family made us feel welcome, and could not do enough to suit all our needs. The food is all freshly prepared daily with the best ingredients, with no shortage. I have implemented what I have learnt from Elleke into my yoga classes and the feed back from my students is all so positive. I will definitely return next year to further my training. Thank you Elleke, Pieter and your beautiful daughters. Karen :)