Mandalas of the West - Sacred Art of the Camino 2021

5th - 12th  September 2021

Up  to 8  participants. Retreat  leaders :

Basia Goodwin,  Bertrand  Gamrowski




Early Bird (before 28th Feb 21):

1,100€  single  ensuite

1,000€  shared  ensuite (per person)


After 1st Mar 21:

1,200€  single  ensuite

1,100€  shared  ensuite (per person)


Deepen your appreciation for the Camino and the treasures of the region by exploring the sacred architecture of various epochs through presentations, practical art classes and visits.  Experience geometry as a universal language and a meditative and contemplative practice.


Draw inspiration from visits to exquisite 5,000 year old petroglyphs at sunrise, Roman mosaics, a 10th c. pre-Romanesque monastery and the 13th c. Gothic Cathedral of León. You will collect gorgeous Camino earths and learn how to prepare and paint your beautiful geometrical constructions with natural pigments.


This  will  also  be  your  opportunity  to  spend  some  quiet  time  in  nature  on  the  Camino  de  Santiago.  Go  for walks.  Enjoy  home - cooked  healthy meals  under  the  pergola.  Share  with  others  and  enjoy  the  quiet  of  the  starlit  Milky  Way.

Preliminary   timetable   for  5th - 12th  September 2021


Sunday 5th.     Arrival & Welcome

15h-19h Check-in


Induction tour & Welcome dinner

Bringing the group together


Day 1 - Monday 6th - The Camino and its treasures     


Morning : Presentations: Camino as a rite of passage. Camino and its art - looking at sacred geometry and architectural treasures.

Afternoon : Presentation continued on the petroglyphs, labyrinths and spirals.


 Day 2 - Tuesday 7th - Prehistory to Roman times 

Early morning : sunrise visit to petroglyphs

Mid morning :  geometry

Afternoon: geometry explorations continued


Day 3 - Wednesday 8th - Day Out *  Visits

Visit of León Cathedral, the Mozarabic church of San Miguel de Escalada,

and Roman mosaics of La Olmeda.    


 Day 4 - Thursday 9th -  Visigothic and Mozarabic

Morning: geometry 

Afternoon: learning how to prepare and paint with natural pigments 


Day 5 - Friday 10th -  Gothic

Morning: geometry looking at the rose window

Afternoon: painting designs with natural pigments or free afternoon for walking. 


Day 6 - Saturday 11th - Geometry continued

 Morning: Presentation / conclusion: from prehistory to Gaudí

Wrap up: exploring what has inspired us.

The group can decide what they wish to continue exploring 

Afternoon: more geometry or painting designs natural pigments 


Sunday 12th. Departure

Departure after breakfast 

See ABOUT for Basia Goodwin and Bertrand Gamrowski's backgrounds. 

The  price  includes :

Seven  nights  accommodation

All  meals


Teaching  and  materials

It  does  NOT  include  airline  tickets  or  travel  to  the  retreat  centre.  HOW  TO  GET  HERE ?


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