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Being and Becoming [You]

Self-Actualisation Retreat for Young Adults: +- 18-25 years

During the transition from childhood to adulthood a major part is exploring the big questions in life and shaping your place in the world. Many youths find themselves immersed in musing about philosophical matters and how these are integrated in daily life. Being full of vitality, enthusiasm and open to all the opportunities life holds for you, it is a perfect moment to start your journey to be[come] YOU. Practices such as yoga, meditation and pranayama open up new doors to (re)connect with yourself and your environment. On this retreat you will find support during your journey of self-actualisation. In ‘digging deeper seminars’ we will explore a variety of relevant questions and subjects that young adults are faced with; getting to know yourself, loving yourself, trust, autonomy,  self-image, family-relations, choices and external expectations, letting go and how spirituality is interconnected with all these matters. There will also be lots of time for fun, food, laughing, games, enjoying the French countryside through hiking or swimming in the lake below the compound, and other relaxing and recreation activities. It will be a week of joy, connection and growth! I am looking forward to welcome you!

retreat program

- Yoga Asana Practice

- Pranayama and Meditation

- Diving deeper seminars

- Cooking together

- Free time for: walking, hiking, reading (there is a library full of books), swimming in the lake beneath the compound, playing games, relaxing and other recreative activities. 


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La Borde Blanque is an authentic French country farmhouse at the foothills of the Pyrenees. 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 compound is very spacious and natural. The house contains 8 large bedrooms with diverse bathrooms, dining room, living room, library and a big kitchen. The yoga hall is about 130m2 and has a beautiful atmosphere. 

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Imre van Kraalingen

Imre is Raja yoga teacher and cultural anthropologist. For her, life is a continuous process of personal growth. Yoga and meditation have helped her on her path of self-realisation, to connect with herself and open her heart. Today, she is very passionate about guiding people on their path of yoga and personal development. She loves to connect with people from all over the world to build together towards a more sustainable, empowered and loving world.

Payment and Cancellation Policy

  • A 30% deposit is required to secure your space through DYR.
  • The remaining 70% is payable 30 days before the retreat start date.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 50 days before the arrival date, minus credit/ debit card fees. After this date the deposit is non refundable.


from $ 716
8 days / 7 nights
1 person
1 room
Room type: Triple
$ 716
Total price

1 Room , 1 total guest, 8 days / 7 nights

$ 716

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8 Day/ 7 Nights Yoga and Self-Actualisation Retreat for Young Adults, South of France

Imre van Kraalingen
Languages spoken:English

La Borde Blanque is an authentic French country estate, situated on the crest of a hill with a magnificent view over the Pyrenees and countryside. A unique location for Yoga & Meditation, surrounded by forest, the river Hers and a private lakeside beach on the Lac de Montbel. We invite you to our Yoga and Meditation retreats or Yoga teacher trainings. Yoga and meditation are ancient and profound ways of modern mindfulness training. All our retreats are aiming at being more mindful in life. We offer: Yoga, Nature and Hiking Weeks, Nature and Family holidays, Yoga & Meditation Basic Retreats and Yoga & Meditation Intensive Retreats. We also offer an International Raja Yoga Teacher Training (IYF) and an International Energy Healing Course (INEH). Borde Blanque is also available for rent as gite to groups with their own programme.
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