You have the feeling you are not getting the best out of yourself and/or others anymore?
You seem to have everything, but are missing something in your life?
You are very close to a burn-out?
You want something else in your life, but don’t know what?
An adventure you always have dreamed of doing, but never had time to embark upon. Time has come. Time for reflection, time to let go, time to meet yourself. Back to basics. Join us on the camino to Santiago de Compostela to walk with an open heart.
Voyage of awareness
We don’t know what it is to walk so many kilometers in a row, to carry everything we need on our back, to sleep in albergues or to do our laundry by hand in the evening. Our mobile phones will be turned off so we can focus just on walking. The rhythm of the day will decide where we eat and sleep. Every day you will get personal coaching. You will keep a diary and we will share our experiences at the end of every day. We will listen to the story of the camino.
On el Camino Frances, Astorga is our starting point, with destination Santiago de Compostela. This pilgrim’s way in the North of Spain is over a 1000 years old. Distance 250 kilometers, 12 days of walking.
Porto is the starting point on the Camino Portugués, a pilgrim's way in the north of Portugal and Spain. The distance is 240 kilometers to Santiago de Compostela, 12 days of walking.
As a pilgrim I have walked the camino for the first time in 2005. And the camino kept calling me back ever since to return to walk. I returned in 2007 and the winter of 2008 to walk from St. Jean Pied de Port. I have also walked the Camino Portugués from Porto, the Camino Primitive from Oviedo and the Camino Inglés from Ferrol. Since 2015 I am guiding groups of visually impaired people to Santiago (see Camino Walking Blind) By walking the camino over and over again I have felt the healing power of this path in combination with coaching and guiding. It is possible to have individual camino coaching and walk as a pilgrim with Gert-Jan to Santiago de Compostela.