In pilgrim fellowship within an intimate circle of fellow companions, join us for a soulful two day (three nights) mini retreat on the Camino de Santiago in a beautiful space dedicated to receiving pilgrims and a centre for creativity and contemplation, inspired by themes of pilgrimage and journey.
We offer a moment of pause and reflection to contemplate the labyrinth, symbols of transformation and journey deep into the rhythms of sacred art of the Camino. Experience presentation and practical classes in sacred geometry and directed sacred art as a meditation practice. You will create a beautiful rose window "mandala" design and paint it using natural pigments from camino earths and precious stones mixed with gum arabic - a natural tree resin. We offer nourishing meals under the pergola and a time for sharing under the fruit trees, by the fire under the Milky Way.
This retreat is open to pilgrims of the foot and spirit. You do not need any prior experience or skills, only to be curious! We welcome people from all walks of life, all faiths or none. Flores del Camino is situated in the historic village of Castrillo de los Polvazares considered one of the most beautiful villages in all of Spain.
Basia Goodwin (MA) studied at the Princes School of traditional Arts, specialising in the use of geometry in traditional arts, craft & philosophy. In her creative practice she works with a variety of mediums, ceramics, glass, makes & paints with natural pigments, using local Camino ocher earths.
Bertrand Gamrowski (PhD) is co founder of Flores del Camino. His background is in economics & mathematics. He specialises in the use of geometry in Christian art & architecture & has made a large body of research relating to the use of geometry in art of the Camino de Santiago. He finds joy & fulfilment in teaching & sharing what is not just an intellectual exercise but a “practical philosophy” hands on & embodied practise.
Monday 16th. Welcome
Induction tour & Welcome dinner
Bringing the group together
Day 1 ~ Tuesday 17th.
Day 2 ~ Wednesday 18th.
Departure after breakfast and before noon