You're Longing for Soulful Travel.
You want to learn, grow, explore.
To watch the sun set over the mountains.
To travel with intention – passing through ancient villages steeped in local traditions.
To challenge yourself and change your outlook on life.
To spend hours, DAYS even, without checking your phone.
To make the pilgrimage back to who you really are.
You’ve dreamt of one day walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain.
But then you face doubt & fear.
Can I even do this?
What a crazy thought…there’s no way I could pull this off.
I’m not ready.
I don’t even know how to begin preparing for a trip like this…
That's Where 'The Odyssey' Comes Into Play.
The Odyssey is a transformational program crafted from years of experience using a deep knowledge of the Camino de Santiago and effective inner work practices that create real impact.
The Process In 3 Simple Steps
We'll focus on logistical Camino preparation. You'll have everything in place to feel ready for your pilgrimage.
We'll cover on the physical preparation that will get you in shape for the Camino covering everything from gear to safety.
Our sessions will touch on the inner journey. We'll cover how to evoke sacred travel through contemplative practices.
The Odyssey Is For You If:
Results: After The Odyssey, 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 helps guide 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
How It Works
The Odyssey 3-month Program Overview
Does your dream of walking the Camino speak to your soul?
I offer a FREE 15-minute consultation. During the call, we can discuss your dreams of walking the Camino de Santiago.
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Frequently asked questions:
When do the sessions take place?
We will have an hour-long session twice monthly for a total of 6 sessions. You can choose the time and works best with your schedule. In between the sessions, you will be physically training and mentally and spiritually preparing for your Camino using my guidance and recommendations.
What happens when I click 'Schedule Now'?
You’ll be taken to a page to schedule a free 15-minute call with Jamie, Lotus Compass founder. From there, we’ll talk about your goals and if The Odyssey program is the right fit for you.
Otherwise you can pay now through this secure payment link!
Will you book my trip for me?
The travel coaching services give you the resources you need to plan your trip. If you’re interested in getting help with the booking of your trip, email or schedule a call with us to further discuss!
Why hire a travel coach? Why not just use a travel agent?
We have a depth of knowledge on the Camino de Santiago and Spain. We’ve walked the Camino, and we aren’t swayed by commissions because we have a fee-based pricing model
Plus, we understand that travel can be a deeply transformational experience, especially pilgrimage. Having a guide is tremendously helpful for this type of journey.
How do I pay?
You can pay through our secure payment processor here. From there. we’ll reach out to you and schedule your first session!
Can I buy a coaching session as a gift for someone who is preparing to walk the Camino?
Of course you can! What a thoughtful gift! First, send us an email, and then we will send you an e-gift card.
Is it worth it? What's my return on investment?
Return on your investment is in 2 parts:
Time saved during the planning process: To organize walking the Camino de Santiago and all the preparation that goes along with it, the level of organization and detail provided by Lotus Compass, plan on spending about 5 hours per travel day if you are going to do it yourself. A 30-day trip would therefore take about 150 hours for an average person to plan (including internet and guidebook research, trying to figure out the best training schedule, booking time, and double-checking everything). By contrast, plan on 2-3 hours spent via phone or video with Lotus Compass for the Calling service, and 6 hours for the Odyssey package For the average time it takes to walk the Camino (without rest days) a 30-day trip, that’s about between 147-144 hours of time saved. How much is your time worth per hour?
Time used more efficiently on the trip: when a trip is well-prepared for ahead of time, you won’t waste time getting lost; showing up at the train station and realizing that train doesn’t run on Sundays, or waiting in line for 2 hours for a museum that could have been pre-booked, for example, and don’t forget: the more prepared you are body, mind & spirit, the more you will be able to RECEIVE from your trip. You will spend less time stressing and more time experiencing fully what the Camino has to offer. You’ll connect more with locals. You’ll be able to journal about all the beautiful insights you are gaining from your trip, and isn’t that the reason why you want to walk this ancient trail in the first place?!
Can I walk a pilgrimage even if I'm not religious?
100% 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.
Honestly I'm feeling so intimidated about signing up.
You’re not alone. Many people hear a voice in their head saying, “You aren’t ready for this” or “maybe one day”.
Here’s the thing: There’s a part of you that hates when you step outside of your comfort zone. It’s the part of you that protects you from getting hurt, that tells you not to be vulnerable. This part of you wouldn’t mind if you played it safe your whole life, staying in the same exact routine day in and day out. It’s the protective quality within us that made sure we didn’t get eaten by wolves and lions hundreds of years ago. We’ve evolved, but that biological defense mechanism hasn’t quite caught up.
You can choose to live from the values that drive you to grow instead.
The part of you that values new experiences, self growth, and exploration can take the lead on this one. Signing up for The Odyssey is you stepping up and choosing to live in alignment with your values.
Let you inspiration, your passion, your sense of adventure be your guide.
I'm still not sure...it sounds amazing, but I don't know.
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?