Are you thinking about doing the Camino?
Have you already walked and now feel like you miss being around pilgrims?
Do you have questions about the Camino and need help getting through all the material?
The Fall meeting of the Camino Pilgrims of London (Ontario, Canada) will take place on Sunday, November 1st at St John the Evangelist, 280 St James in the parish hall (off Wellington) from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
We will welcome back returned pilgrims and give shells to those with pilgrimage intent.
A true minimalist shoe.
On November 1st, we will be launching a new Barebottom Shoe with a demi-sole. They are great for rough surfaces, running on gravel, walking on city streets and any place where the terrain is not conducive to being barefoot.
Presents best-selling author of My Camino Sue Kenney
After being suddenly downsized from her corporate career, Sue Kenney wasn’t sure what to do with her life. A world masters rowing champion and mother of 3 teenagers, she left her ordinary world to embark on a spiritual journey as a simple pilgrim. She walked 500 miles over 29 days across the north of Spain on a medieval pilgrimage called the Camino de Santiago. She went alone, in the winter and returned home with a vision to share the idea of the Camino as a metaphor of a life journey with purpose. It was through the art of storytelling, she found her voice. Sue embraced a barefoot lifestyle at home and on the Camino. Join us to hear Sue’s stories and insights into this life changing experience. www.suekenney.ca
On October 5th, I started My Camino Group Pilgrimage Retreat with a group of 6 pilgrims. We arrive in Samos and spent some time at the 6th Century Monastery there and the next day we travelled to Sarria to begin. We walked the last 115 kilometers to Santiago, Spain as our destination.
TED X Toronto
It is my dream to one day do a TED talk. On October 22, I will attend the TED X Toronto event to be in the audience to hear some great speakers. I hope to get a sense of what the experience is like, to inspire me so that I can apply to be a speaker to share my experiences and insights in my bare foot life and the reasons why I designed Barebottom Shoes!
I have just returned from walking the Camino with a group covering 225 kms over 11 days of walking. I learned that many people now have the Camino on their bucket list. It is something they want to do at some point in their life. Having walked with 10 groups and several times by myself, I can only say it is a very noble thing to do and takes some degree of courage. That is why I offer group conference calls and personal coaching with my Camino retreats. I prepare people for the journey ahead. We talk about what it is to be a pilgrim, to simplify life and be more aware of what is important. If you want to walk this incredible path in Spain, but you do not want to figure everything our on your own, this is the perfect solution. We do it all for you and you do not have to carry your backpack, if you do not want to, either. Read on to find out what our package is all about!
On the Camino you can have “broken eggs” and beer. I’m not much of a fan of beer but I had to try Peregrina. Walking the Camino is all about spending time with yourself, with others, communal eating and sleeping, meeting people from all over the world and being in nature, regardless of the weather. Are you ready to try it?
Today many people are aware of the Camino pilgrimage route in Spain thanks to great films like The Way, the Camino Documenary: Six Ways to Santiago and Las Peregrinas. Some people like to walk alone and others prefer to be in a group. For the last 10 years Sue Kenney, best-selling author of the book My Camino, has been leading groups on this famous medieval pilgrimage route and she has a lot of experience. On this Google Hangout, Sue will share some of her experiences walking 800 kms alone in 2001 and what she has learned leading multiple groups. We will cover: A short history of the Camino and why pilgrims walk. What time of year is best. You’ll learn what the trail/path is like and what to to wear. A couple of tips on training and walking barefoot to strengthen your feet, avoid injuries and blisters. (Sue has walked the last 3 Camino’s barefoot.) To carry or not carry a backpack. What the accommodation is like and how to avoid not having a place to stay. Bathroom facilities. Camino etiquette and more. You will have a chance to email your questions during the call and Sue will endeavour to answer as many as possible. To open the possibility for more people to experience the Camino, Sue is offering a $600.00 busary to offset the Fees for the October Group Camino. To apply contact email@example.com