Lotus Compass

Camino Coaching

What is a Camino Coach?

Think of a Camino coach like your personal guide to preparing body, mind and spirit for the Camino de Santiago. We work with you to prepare for every aspect of your trip.

Camino Coaching is crafted from years of experience using a deep knowledge of the Camino de Santiago and meaningful inner work practices.

You’ll have time to ask all of the questions. Past clients say we answer the questions they didn’t realize they had!

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Walking in front of a cathedral on the Camino de Santiago
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A Simple 3 Step Process

Step 1 - Connect

Fill out the Application Form, and meet with a Camino expert for a FREE 15-minute consultation to see if Camino coaching is a good fit for you.

Step 2 - The Course

Next up, take the Ultimate Camino de Santiago Preparation course. It’s an online course that is user-friendly and once purchased, you’ll have lifetime access to the material. This is the perfect starting point for anyone preparing to walk the Camino de Santiago. 

Step 3 - Camino Coaching

Once you take the course, you will receive a welcome packet including the Inner Alchemy of Pilgrimage workbook and 3 downloadable guided meditations. You’ll also be prompted to schedule 3 private 60-minute sessions with Jamie Gominger, founder of Lotus Compass and Camino expert.

  • Session 1: Pre-Camino Q&A – Your opportunity to ask all the questions you have pertaining to logistics and planning in preparation for the Camino.
  • Session 2: Pre-Camino Inner Journey Coaching – Prepare for the inner journey of walking a pilgrimage. The takeaways for this session differ as the curriculum varies based on each person’s needs. Inner Journey session topics can include: finding your why, fine-tuning intentions, mindful travel, unhinging fear, and guided self-inquiry. 
  • Session 3: Post-Camino Integration – Jamie will hold space as you process your Camino. This ensures a smoother transition to life back home, using the lessons learned to maintain your deeper understanding of yourself and the world. 

*BONUS* - Also included

  • A personalized gift package including a Pilgrim’s Credential, Camino notebook, and Silent Walking Meditation Badge.

Cost: Starting at $180

Additional sessions with your Camino coach may be purchased for $60/hour. This can be helpful for weekly check-ins during your Camino or additional pre or post Camino sessions.

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About You

You’re a seeker: someone who is curious, independent, and passionate about self discovery. You are culturally curious and enjoy time spend in nature as well as connecting with others from all over the world. You want to ask those deeper questions and learn as much as possible while walking the Camino.

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Why Hire a Camino Coach?

You want to plan your trip, but you need some direction first.

Every time you start researching your trip, you feel a sense of information overload. Questions you ask yourself are, “Which route is best for me? How will I train? What do I want to get out of this trip?” After working with us, you will be ready & empowered for the trip of a lifetime!

You want advice from someone you can trust.

We listen to your needs and provide relevant, helpful information and resources. There is nothing cookie-cutter about it. We personally research every recommendation we give. Think of us as your trusted, expert travel buddy!

You're feeling stuck.

You know that you need to change things up and the Camino could be a great option for you. You're pretty sure a mentor would be a game changer and would help you to accomplish your goal of walking the Camino with mindfulness and intention.

You're in a time of transition.

You are thinking about walking the Camino because you're in a time of transition and finally have enough time. You know that slow, intentional travel is exactly what you're looking for, but doing this alone without any guidance is pretty daunting.

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Hi, I'm Jamie!

I'm the founder of Lotus Compass and a lover of all things travel. I'm an avid hiker, Certified Travel Expert, and Camino de Santiago pilgrim!

From early on, I've had a curious, adventurous spirit. I grew up with Colombian neighbors and quickly become part of the extended family. I picked up Spanish during our weekly soccer games in the backyard. In University, I studied abroad in Spain, and the Spanish culture and attitude toward life really attracted me...the togetherness, importance of play, and zest for life struck me when I studied in Granada in 2013. I made a promise to myself that I'd go back to Spain, and I did!

At 22, I moved to Spain solo. It was the most exciting thing I'd ever done. During that time, I had a spiritual awakening of sorts. I let go of the"shoulds" - how I should behave, the job I should have, the life I should be living. I met amazing people and began to practice meditation. I walked the Camino for the first time in 2015 with the intention to practice mindfulness every step of the way. It was life changing. Since then, I've traveled the world, lived at holistic retreat centers worldwide and now I'm here to share the wisdom I've learned from my journey.

I am so excited to guide YOU along your beautiful, unique path. During our Camino coaching sessions, I'll make sure to listen to your needs and make sure you feel fully prepared for your Camino.

"This trip would not have been possible without Jamie's guidance nor would I have had the spiritual revelations shown to me had she not prepared my mind for what is possible. Working with Jamie felt like a breath of fresh air. There is so much power in her direction and advice because she speaks from true experience." ​
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Alex Craig

Our Sessions Cover

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Outer Journey

We'll focus on logistical & physical Camino preparation. You'll have everything in place to feel ready for your pilgrimage.

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Inner Journey

Our sessions will touch on the inner journey. We'll cover how to evoke sacred travel through contemplative practices.

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Integration

Our last Camino coaching session will cover your re-entry into life back home after the Camino de Santiago.

Camino Coaching Is For You If:

"Jamie is a very lively human being, holding a lot of depth and wisdom together with a fun, loving, heart, and open personality. She has a lot of integrity. I recommend her knowing that she will affect your life in the best way!"
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Isabel Fleury

Results: What You Can Expect

  • Feel confident as you set out for the adventure of a lifetime
  • Gain clarity on your intentions for walking the Camino
  • Access to inner wisdom that guides you on your journey
  • Get in the best shape of your life & avoid injury while on the Camino through a training schedule
  • Get in touch with yourself & quiet the voice of doubt or uncertainty
  • Feel less dependent of others in all aspects of your life – trust in yourself
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How It Works

Live virtual sessions

Private sessions with Jamie. No recordings or vague advice. This is tailored to YOU.

Support over time

Accountability is your best friend when it comes to preparing your body, mind, and spirit for walking a pilgrimage.

Helpful resources


Packing lists, tailored recommendations, downloadable guided meditations, best apps to download, and MUCH MORE!

Tapping into inner wisdom

Meditation, mindfulness & awareness practices, and contemplative journaling prompts for you to tap into your inner wisdom.

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This shows a cathedral along the Camino de Santiago, one of the most popular pilgrimages
A path along the Camino de Santiago
"Jamie is well-traveled and wise. Her conscious and thoughtful inquiry into life reflects a passion to live life fully while also walking lightly on this earth. She is a joy to know and work with and will have incredible advice for your travels."
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Korey Foxx

Frequently asked questions:

You’ll be taken to the Camino coaching questionnaire, and we will be in touch shortly to continue the conversation.

Your Camino coach will not book anything for you. The Camino is a great choice because pre-booking isn’t required on the popular routes.

With that being said, if you’re interested in getting help with the booking of your trip, check out our travel planning services and email us to discuss further!

After our initial conversation whether by phone or email and you’ve decided you’re ready to move forward, you’ll be sent a secure link to pay.

Of course you can! What a thoughtful gift! First, send us an email, and then we will send you an e-gift card.

Yes.  A 2019 study completed by the Pilgrim’s Office in Santiago de Compostela showed that 49% of pilgrims walked for spiritual reasons rather than religious. For the modern pilgrim, the journey is leading you back to yourself, and each step of the way teaches you valuable lessons. 

The inner journey refers to self discovery and growth. Most often, the intentionality of looking for answers, listening to yourself, and being curious about what shows up along the way is a major part of inner work. 

If you were my coaching client, I’d tell you:

  • Check in with your body. How does the idea feel in your body? Good but scary or exciting? That’s a good sign!
  • Ask yourself clarifying questions.    How would this program change my life? What would happen if I did this? What would my decision be if I knew I couldn’t fail. What am I noticing within myself as I ask these questions?
  • Journal about it. Is there a particular fear or worry that is coming up for you? Write it out and see what comes up.
  • Reflect. What are your intentions for the upcoming year of your life? How would this play into those intentions?