On the Road to portomarin, Spain

Travelling the Road to Santiago de Compostela, where the remains of St James are said to be buried, is one of the oldest and most interesting journeys in Europe. The idea of pilgrimage seems to touch a chord in us and pilgrims on the road to Compostela are as taken with the journey as with the destination.

These days, pilgrimage is an exciting and challenging opportunity to depart from our usual lifestyles and experience the world beyond the horizon. Walking gives us the opportunity to slow down, to appreciate the world through which we normally race. The physiological benefits of longer distance walking are many, including an increased sense of well-being. Pilgrimage also gives us the opportunity to participate in an ancient religious/spiritual tradition.

CAMINO - WALKING the Historic PILGRIM'S PATH - one day 9.30am - 4.30pm

In THE CAMINO:
We look at the traditions of the journey and set about planning an itinerary. If you have ever wanted to go on a pilgrimage, but have been reluctant or unsure about how to start, this course will help you to prepare for your pilgrimage.
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Course Information

The Camino Full Day Course Includes:

  • Comprehensive Course Notes
  • Interactive Discussions.
  • Gear Demonstrations.
  • Audio-Visual Presentations.
  • Fun Quiz.
Course Sessions
  • SESSION 1.
  • CAMINO PILGRIMAGE.
  • Introduce the pilgrimage on the Road to Santiago.
  • Explore the beginnings of the St. James tradition.
  • SESSION 2.
  • WALK TO ST. JAMES' SYDNEY.
  • We walk to St. James'.
  • Sample the Pilgrim Experience.
  • Test out Walking Gear.
  • Brief Tour of St. James'.
  • SESSION 3.
  • PREPARATION FOR A WALKING JOURNEY.
  • Gear Demonstration.
  • Complete list of Clothes and Equipment.
  • Pilgrim's Etiquette.
  • SESSION 4.
  • PILGRIMAGE SITES ALONG THE WAY.
  • A further look at Pilgrimage.
  • Planning the pilgrimage – distances, times.
Planned Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
  • 1. Know of the St. James Tradition and some of the reasons for pilgrimage.
  • 2. Know what to take and pack for your journey to Santiago de Compostela.
  • 3. Plan your itinerary along the Camino Pilgrimage Path.
    Next Scheduled Course: Saturday 21 Febuary, 2015