We are engaged on the meaningful journey that is marriage. It feels good to work alongside each other and put both our energies into our work! We live on the pilgrimage to Santiago because we have both walked it and been touched by it. We feel deeply moved and inspired by its reanimation.
We fashioned our home in a way, so that she could be a beautiful container to accommodate pilgrims and all visitors. Come just to rest. It is so very quiet and peacful. Enjoy the beautiful village, surrounding nature quiet and stillness of the compostela night sky. Several times a year we also run our own retreats and host others. We invite all that cultivates life, connection, healing and expression. The retreats we make are often inspired by the Beauty of the pilgrimage.
The pilgrimage is an outer journey that invites and honours inner reflection. It is a ritual and symbol in action that facilitates a rite of passage. It is a dynamic living tradition which connects us to our ancient roots. For many it offers the time and space to engage in something that we no longer honour in modern day society.
It is our intention to support this inner journeying through exploring the traditional art along the Way. Like the pilgrimage, traditional art still has something to offer. Through exploring the beautiful forms and symbols of this art we can find a deeply inspred spirituality that honoured the Sacred and nature. It invites us to delve into an enriching well that our ancestors drank from that provides great nourishment for the soul.
The processes involved in engaging in this type of art are a form of pilgrimage. It holds a subtle wisdom, of which we have been increasingly disconnected from in our modern era. It is a journey that is honouring the sacred, Beauty, nature, ourselves and others.
As well as offering group retreats, we also offer private courses for those interested and who are constrained for time.
Basia Goodwin I have an MA from the Princes School of traditional Arts in London. These days I continue to explore my love for sacred geometry, pattern and rhythm through different mediums. In particular stained glass, ceramics and natural pigments which I prepare myself when I can. I also love to sing and would like to know what moves you and brings you delight!
Bertrand Gamrowski My background is in mathematics. I am deeply passionate about philosophy. I also like to think with my hands. I love working with wood and I share a passion for stained glass and sacred geometry with my wife. We want to engage in Beauty, share, exchange and bring people together.