The Ultimate Camino de Santiago Preparation Course
What you'll learn
- You will learn insightful history and cultural background of the Camino
- You will know which route is the best fit for you
- You will be physically prepared for the long-distance hike
- You will feel confident in choosing and finding incredible accommodation
- You will know exactly what to pack and what to leave behind
- You will know how to manage your money while on the Camino
- You will elevate your inner journey through intention setting and mindfulness practices
- And much more!
- Desire to walk the Camino de Santiago
- Curiosity, drive, and enthusiasm!
Be fully prepared to walk the Camino de Santiago. By the end of this course, you will be ready for a long-distance hike, the rich Spanish or Portuguese culture, and enjoying authentic connections with the people you meet along your journey.
Have you always wanted to walk the Camino de Santiago but felt it was too daunting of an endeavor? Have you asked yourself:
Am I able to physically walk that distance?
How would I even start preparing?
What should I pack?
When should I go?
Why do I want to go on such an arduous journey anyway?
The questions swirl around your head until the next time they come up again and again.
It’s time to take the leap. There’s no “right” time. There will always be something in the way unless you make the time and decide to do it. You don’t want to look back and wish you had walked the Camino.
This course teaches you everything you need to know to walk the Camino de Santiago!
Your guide is Jamie Gominger - Certified Spain Travel Expert, founder of Lotus Compass, and Camino aficionado. She has traveled to and lived in more than 30 countries around the world, using travel as a vehicle for personal inquiry. She has walked multiple routes along the Camino and owns a travel company based on guiding travelers on the inner and outer journey through pilgrimage and slow travel.
With Jamie as your guide, you will learn how to prepare yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally for what will likely be one of the most incredible, most soulful, and most challenging things you’ve ever done.
Have you ever wished you could leave your life back home and go on an adventure to discover yourself? On this adventure, you will plunge into the unknown, meet interesting characters, transcend your idea of who you are and what you’re capable of, and come home with stories that will captivate your friends and family?
The journey doesn’t start on the first day of the Camino, it starts here. Preparation is key to success! This course is your roadmap.
Expertly designed by Camino pilgrims, this course will take you through each aspect of your journey. From training to accommodations, blister prevention to what to pack, you’ll be ready to go with all your questions answered by the end of the course!
By the end of the course, you’ll know how to…
Decide for yourself the best route for you and your needs
Train for the Camino so you’re in shape to walk & ENJOY the Camino
Choose the optimal gear for a long-distance hike
Pack everything you need and nothing you don’t
Connect with locals authentically on your trip
Find accommodations that work for you and your budget
Navigate the inner journey that comes with walking a pilgrimage
Additional resources you’ll receive with the course:
Complete packing list
Hiking gear recommendations
Book, podcast, and film recs
Guided mindfulness meditation
20+ free articles, guides, and supplemental materials on the Camino de Santiago
Experienced hiker or just starting out, this course is for anyone who wants to walk the Camino de Santiago! By the end of the course, you’ll have all the information and resources you need to walk the Camino de Santiago.
Sign up and start preparing for your Camino! If not now, when?
Who this course is for:
- Hikers & culturally curious travelers interested in walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain & Portugal
Jamie guides travelers on the inner and outer journey. She's a Certified Travel Expert, pilgrimage guide, and dedicated meditation practitioner. She has traveled to and lived in more than 30 countries around the world, using travel as a vehicle for personal inquiry. Her approach to travel brings a unique combination of personal transformation, meaningful connections, and nature-based exploration.
With a focus on cinematic beauty and human connection, Sam specializes in capturing peoples’ cultures and lifestyles. His affinity for traveling has led him to work on productions of all types and sizes across the United States, Western Europe, Eastern Asia, Central and South America. His travels abroad have taught him invaluable lessons in what it takes to capture stories while on the road.
Born and raised in the skateboard and surf culture of Santa Cruz, California, Sam found his passion for photography and filmmaking at a young age while making extreme sports videos with his friends. At Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and Television, he was educated in many aspects of filmmaking but focused on cinematography, directing, and documentary film. It was also during this time that he expanded his photography skills, working in the darkroom, printing 35mm film for the first time and taking photos for school's newspaper at various school events.
Today, Sam looks to further explore the art of photography and grow as a filmmaker, expand his production company, Will Call Cinematic and continue to explore cultures around the world. He is lucky to call these two passions of his work and looks forward to learning the skills and knowledge he has learned with his students.