Pilgrimage: The Art of Mindful and Sacred Travel
Is El Camino on your ‘bucket list’?
Are you in transition and wanting space and time to reflect on ‘what’s next’?
Are you celebrating a milestone life event?
Are you seeking a travel experience that aligns with your deepest values?
Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Camino de Santiago, also known as The Way of St. James, is the epic pilgrimage route of Europe. Choose between two hidden gem pilgrimage options: Camino del Norte and Camino Finisterre.
Distinctive from other pilgrimage options, Walk in Beauty specializes in preparing you in body, mind, and spirit for your once in a lifetime journey. You are carefully nurtured as an individual, not a number, and as an integral member of a small, intimate pilgrimage community. This helps to ensure that your pilgrimage is deeply meaningful and transformational for you.
While Walk in Beauty Pilgrimages are designed to meet your needs and expectations with stunning natural scenery, superb accommodations, and exceptional regional-delicious meals, we are specialists on the ‘Heart of El Camino’, supporting you in the process of self-discovery to lead a more courageous, resilient, and soulfully meaningful life.
Both the Camino del Norte and the Camino Finisterre, Walk in Beauty Pilgrimage combine the stunning beauty of El Camino de Santiago, Spain with the Center for Courage & Renewal® Approach to reflect of your deepest values. The Approach includes spacious time in solitude and in community, journaling, and reflection with poetry and prose to life’s big questions. In our exclusive, small group pilgrimage, you are spoiled by breathtaking natural beauty of the sun-drenched north coast of Spain, magnificent accommodations, and exquisite food.
The crown jewel of Spanish walking trails, the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela began as an act of faith as Europeans crossed Spain to visit the sacred tomb of Saint James. One thousand years later, the Camino continues to draw spiritual seekers worldwide to enjoy the beauty of green rolling hills, stunning coastal views, and small hamlets of northern Spain. Come be part of this magical trail as you explore these extraordinary pilgrimage routes. Engage sacred landscapes mindfully and listen to the wisdom within you, to the Mystery of a journey filled with thresholds and ‘thin places’. Come and experience first-hand the sacred art and practice of pilgrimage called peregrinatio, walking mindfully.
What You Will Experience on a Lead Smart Pilgrimage: Walk in Beauty…
Feel grounded and centered inward with quiet self-reflection and reflection in small groups, using poetry, prose, music, and the land itself. Return home deeply touched by the beauty and inspiration of sacred land and culture.
Savor the present moment. Our pilgrimage journeys are very different from the typical ‘hiking vacation’ or ‘cultural tour’. You won’t sit on a bus, ‘touring’, or sleep in a hostel. Your won’t rush from one site to another to ‘get it all in’. You’ll move at a human pace to ‘allow your soul to catch up to your feet’. Be a pilgrim, not a tourist.
Foster respect and integrity for the land, the people, and the culture of northern Spain.
Our private coach is loaded with healthy snacks and cold drinks and is available whenever you want to ride. Luggage is transferred to your hotel and after breakfast and morning reflection, the coach delivers you to the trailhead to begin each day on El Camino. You decide how much (or how little) you want to walk.
What People Are Saying About Lead Smart Coaching Pilgrimage: Walk in Beauty…
“I loved the quality time devoted to hearing each others’ stories.”
“I loved the sense of community.”
“I loved the reflection with poetry.”
“Wonderful accommodations, closeness to nature, and solitude.”
“I learned to reconnect with what is really essential in my life.”
“I was deeply touched by the beauty of the environment we walked through, the silence, the stillness.”
Life has an expiration date; move El Camino off your ‘bucket list’. Experience peace, awaken to new insights, and return home spiritually nourished, renewed, refreshed, and enriched through sacred, mindful travel.