Somatic Pilgrimage

A Moveable Workshop on Spain's Camino de Santiago

Camino Walking Workshop - at a Glance


Ten amazing days:
May 13 - 22, 2024


Starting in the Pyrenees, we will walk 160 km (100 miles) of the historic Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route across northern Spain


On-the-move workshops, mini-classes, and mentoring,
focused on walking, gait, and more


Professionally trained manual and movement therapists. Plus, their companions also welcome!


Earn 32 CAMT / NCBTMB CE Credits


All-inclusive tax-deductible cost starts at $3,499
or as low as $2,770 after discounts. Payment plans available.
Hold your place with a $350 deposit while there's still room!

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The Program

The journey will balance both professional and personal time:

  • Daily small-group classes with a variety of world-class instructors
  • Walk at your own pace to the next destination, where your bags await
  • Daily distances range from 20km to 28km (12-17 miles), with taxi alternatives
  • Mid-journey rest day in Pamplona for relaxing, reading, bodywork, reflection, and enjoyment
  • Delicious meals prepared with an abundance of local flavors. (Special diet? Just email us)
  • Accompanying English-speaking guides will share the Camino's history and lore


Earn Credit

Credit and Certification: retreat participation earns 32 NCBTMB credits, and Elective credit towards Certification in Advanced Myofascial Techniques (CAMT, Levels I and/or II). Approved CE/CME/CPD credit (FL, NY, state/provincial, IASI, and others) may also be available: please inquire.


What's Included

The all-inclusive fee covers the entire life-changing 10-day retreat:

  • Easy Barcelona airport pickup, transfer, and return
  • 9 nights accommodations in a charming variety of 1-4 star hotels, pensions, hostels or rural houses
  • Double-occupancy rooms with ensuite bathrooms (private room upgrade available)
  • Delicious breakfasts and suppers, with take-away picnic lunches for your route
  • All tuition and CE credit for the engaging mini-classes, practica, and labs
  • Route descriptions, maps, information booklet, and the traditional Pilgrims' Passport
  • Daily luggage transfer (1 piece, limit 20kg/44lbs)
  • Guide fees; VAT/taxes; basic travel insurance for the route; and more
  • (Individual sessions, optional tours or taxis, gratuities, or other miscellaneous options may involve additional costs)


Details & Travel

  • Plan to arrive and depart from Barcelona airport. For great flight deals, we suggest starting with kayak.com or skyscanner.com
  • Read about payment plans and retreat policies here
  • Companions welcome! While some hands-on courses may be limited to trained practitioners only, we encourage everyone’s participation in movement classes, gatherings, meals, daily walking, and more

Route Details (click me)


  • 13 May - Day 1 ARRIVE BARCELONA
    Plan to fly into Barcelona airport no later than 9am (most travelers will want to arrive Barcelona a day or two beforehand). Guides will meet you at the airport, and shuttle you to Roncesvalles (shuttle departure 11am).
  • 14 May - Day 2 ST JEAN - RONCESVALLES → 25 km / 6-7h
    Orientation day. Transfer to Saint Jean Pied de Port. After mini-classes, we leave St. Jean and start our first walking stage that will take us to the other side of the Pyrenees, leaving France behind and entering Spain. This day consists on a constant ascent so it is recommended to frequently stop and enjoy the view over the mountains. Some interesting points in this stage are the Orisson Refuge and the Baikorri Virgin. At the end, a descent will take you to the Roncesvalles collegiate Church
  • 15 May - Day 3 RONCESVALLES - ZUBIRI → 21 km / 5-6h
    Morning classes. Leaving this legendary point in the Camino, we will descend to the villages of Burguete and Espinal, later surmounting the Mezkiriz high point. From here, a steady descent will take us through beautiful Navarre towns to the River Arga, which will accompany us until the end of the stage in Akerreta
  • 16 May - Day 4 ZUBIRI - PAMPLONA → 20 km / 5-6h
    After morning classes, you will walk through the course of the River Arga. This short stage will allow you to get to Pamplona (Iruña) with enough time to visit and enjoy this city
  • 17 May - Day 5 PAMPLONA
    Free day at Pamplona for resting, reading, sessions, and enjoying the city
  • 18 May - Day 6 PAMPLONA - PUENTE LA REINA → 23 km / 5-6h
    Morning classes. Leaving Pamplona and the Pyrenees behind, you will quickly reach Cizur and from this point you will begin the ascent towards the iconic “Alto del Perdón” (Hill of Forgiveness). From there, you will descend through Uterga, Muruzábal and Óbanos reaching at the end Puente de la Reina
  • 19 May - Day 7 PUENTE LA REINA - ESTELLA → 22 km / 5-6h
    Morning classes. You will not want to leave Arzúa without savoring its delicate cheese of Designation of Origin Arzúa-Ulloa and without stamping your credential in the Church of Santiago de Arzúa. Green hills will be your traveling companions to the town of Rúa. You will also find hermitages like Santa Irene
  • 20 May - Day 8 ESTELLA – LOS ARCOS → 21 km / 5-6h
    After morning classes, as soon as you leave Estella, you will get to the famous “Wine fountain” and the Nuestra Señora Real de Irache Monastery. You will walk towards the Azqueta country house (named in this area as Caserío) and between cereals and vineyards you will reach Villamayor de Monjardín, with its curious “Fountain of the Moors”, built by the Muslims and recovered by Christians. From this point, 12 kilometers separate you from today’s destination: Los Arcos, which run through a wavy and uninhabited terrain. Transfer to Logroño
  • 21 May - Day 9 LOS ARCOS - LOGROÑO → 28 km / 6-7h
    Morning classes. Your first objective will be Sansol, where you will descend to the trough of the Linares River and then ascend to Torres del Río. You will arrive in Viana among vineyards, olive groves, almond trees and uninhabited villages. From Viana you will descend to the city of Logroño.
  • 22 May - Day 10 FINAL DAY
    Closing day events, and end of retreat. The shuttle will transfer you from Logroño to Barcelona airport, arriving there approximately 8pm. Book departure flights no earlier than 11pm on May 22. (Most travelers will want to overnight in Barcelona for flights the next day.)

Slated Faculty

You'll have a variety of mini-classes and en-route labs, with each of the amazing instructors. Check back for updates and additions as the retreat gets closer.

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Til Luchau

Lead Instructor

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Robert Schleip

Guest Instructor

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Wojtek Cackowski

Guest Instructor (to be confirmed)

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Bibiana Badenes

Lead Instructor

Chris Pohowsky


Clare Goddard


Bruce Nelson



Jessica A. Garcia


Bethany Ward



Cost and Discounts

Register now with a $350 deposit ($250 CAMT), pay the balance by Dec 1
(or by Oct 24 for Early Bird discount). Payment plans available, email us!

$3,499 Early Bird

All-inclusive, until Oct 24 '23

(or as low as $2,770 after discounts)

$3,899 Normal

All-inclusive, beginning Oct 25 '23

(or as low as $3,166 after discounts)

Private room upgrade: $550 additional (subject to availability)

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