Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage
Path to Self-Discovery and Joy

  • Sep 19 – Oct 9, 2023

with Sitabai Betts and Satyana Hall

Camino Pilgrimage Leaders



Spiritual Travel Host, Ananda Lightbearer Minister, lives and serves at Ananda Village

The Camino de Santiago in Spain lives in my heart in a special way. In 2017, I solo walked from southern France to the coast of Spain on the Camino Frances route, about 700 miles, in approximately 6 weeks. It was one of the great joys of my life, and I decided that sharing this incredible pilgrimage opportunity for joy and spiritual inspiration was my next goal. I walked sections of the Camino again in 2018 and then I led our first Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage for Ananda Spiritual Travels in 2019. Our pilgrimages were put on hold for a few years due to COVID, and 2022 is my 4th time walking.

I never tire of walking the Camino! I live by the expression, “I go forth in perfect faith in the power of the Omnipresent Good to bring me what I need when I need it.” The Camino brings me new extraordinary experiences every time I have the joy to make this spiritual pilgrimage, and I know it will bring you exactly what you need, as well.

There are many other life experiences that have made me the pilgrimage leader that I am today. I love the outdoors, hiking, international travel, backpacking in the wilderness, and people. In 1980, I traveled for a year around the world with my husband. For the last 35 years, I’ve backpacked in Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada Mountains wilderness every summer. I’ve hiked in stunning mountain ranges - the Alps, the Dolomites, the Himalayas, the Cascades in Washington and Oregon States, as well as along many coastlines. Every moment of my travels the spirit of the Divine is at the forefront, which makes every trip a pilgrimage back to our home in God.

I have lived at Ananda Village since 1984 and I’ve had a lot of experiences serving our community as well as the families and children, having raised 4 delightful sons of my own. I became an Ananda minister and Lightbearer in 1992 – which has been a great joy of my life to share the deep and divine teachings of our Path.

Come along with me to experience the expansive depth of holy pilgrimage of the Camino de Santiago. As Paramhansa Yogananda said, “Smile that perpetual smile – that smile of God. Smile that strong smile of balanced recklessness – that million-dollar smile that no one can take away from you.”

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Satyana Hall

Satyana Hall

Spiritual Travel Host, Ananda Yoga®Teacher Trainer, lives and serves at Ananda Village

‘Satyana’ in Sanskrit means ‘truth’, and our Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage co-host is deeply committed to sharing the truth of the yogic lifestyle and all the joy it brings.

Satyana has taught Ananda Yoga and meditation since 2004, and she enjoys helping others find balance in life while aiming to achieve physical and spiritual goals. She is also a certified Pilates Instructor, Personal Trainer, Massage Practitioner, Reiki Healer, and Original Alignment Coach. She has over 35,000 hours of teaching and bodywork experience, and now has her own private studio at Ananda Village. She is happy to provide support for our guests on the Camino de Santiago walk through stretching, alignment, and self-myofascial release, as well as tips for ease of movement.

Satyana has a great love of foreign countries and languages and has done extended stays in Europe, Africa and the Caribbean. She lived for a time in Honduras and Colombia where she became fluent in the Spanish language, which helped her later work in California with Spanish speakers. She is thrilled to be using her language skills as a translator on our Pilgrimage.

Satyana also loves music and was the soprano in the quartet that supported Swami Kriyananda's many appearances in Los Angeles in 2010. Since then she has been singing with Ananda Village’s lead group, the Joy Singers, and looks forward to sharing the power of chanting and song with our guests.

Satyana lived in the Ananda Palo Alto Community for 9 years, the Ananda Los Angeles Ashram for 3 years, and since 2014, at Ananda Village in Nevada City with her husband and fellow devotee, Devamuni Hall. Satyana loves being in the company of friends and family, and looks forward with an open heart to sharing friendship with our guests on the Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage.

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Sitabai Betts, Camino Pilgrimage Leader

Sitabai Betts

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