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COURSES AND EVENTS

Hawkwood was established as an independent centre for learning in 1948 and today the registered charity offers an extensive array of courses. Both residential and non-residential, ranging from one day to a weekend or week, the leading edge courses offer a unique mix of new, creative and exciting content often not otherwise available. Founded on Rudolf Steiner’s anthroposophical values, Hawkwood endeavours to uphold his beliefs which have had such a profound and positive influence on education, the arts and agriculture. The course programme has broadened and diversified over the years to realign the original design of Rudolf Steiner with the changes of our ever-evolving world, but the original Steiner impulse is always at the heart of this organisation.

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Courses and Events at Hawkwood

Welcome to our Summer programme of Well-Being and Spirituality courses and retreats.  Enjoy browsing and do ring us if you want more...

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This day course offers insightful teaching, meditation, yoga practice and relaxation. All levels of ability are warmly welcome. In fact your level of ...

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Dance the Circle Round - Stephanie Rose

Fri 03 Aug - Sun 05 Aug

"Ariadne's Thread" This weekend of circle dance looks back to the Minoan civilisation and the Cretan myth of Ariadne and the labyrinth for it's...

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Qi Gong Meditation Retreat - Andy Henry

Thu 09 Aug - Mon 13 Aug

The focus of these five days is the study of Taijiwuxigong (a Qi Gong system) for self-healing, allowing us to come more into our real nature or our...

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"To discover your mission and put it into action – instead of worrying on the sidelines – is to find peace of mind and a heart full of...

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Nobody writes for choirs quite like Eric Whitacre: by turns haunting and playful, his music lingers long in the heart and soul. With his trademark...

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Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) presents the inaugural Strings Residential. Come and enjoy specialist coaching from string players of the...

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A masterclass opportunity to study with one of the best classical guitarists of our generation. This  enjoyable, intense weekend study course is ...

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Icons are sacred windows of genuine visions of divine beings and holy ancestors, already observed by the eye of the heart. Mediating the sacred...

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Enjoy a weekend learning woodcarving skills. You will be introduced to the techniques of relief carving and three-dimensional sculpture. The workshop ...

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During the past few decades there has been a growing interest in drawing together the principles of spiritual traditions with the material sciences....

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Kabbalah Summer School

Tue 28 Aug - Fri 31 Aug

Kabbalah is a living tradition of universal principles of existence. In its classical and contemporary form it is relevant to every nation and...

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Mel is delighted to return for our annual Rest and Restore retreat at this very special time of year. As we slowly transition from summer into...

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Evening Talk with Professor Ravi Ravindra at 8pm on Friday August 31, 2018 All spiritual teachings call for a radical transformation of our being,...

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In the Bhagavad Gita, Hinduism’s seminal text, Krishna teaches the value of study, action and devotion. This conversation enables us to engage...

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Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking is proud to be working with the RSA The mission of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of...

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Do you love playing the flute? Would you like to improve your flute skills in an encouraging and supportive environment? Elisabeth’s focus is...

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This unique art form originated in Buddhist temples and is used for the elaborate decoration of Kimonos. This rarely taught skill has been based at...

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"To discover your mission and put it into action – instead of worrying on the sidelines – is to find peace of mind and a heart full of...

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Deep down we know our strength lies in our togetherness, in our interconnectedness and interdependence. We are woven as cloth and find coherence and...

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Tuning In - Sian Croose

Fri 21 Sep - Sun 23 Sep

A workshop for vocal leaders and experienced singers We will explore the connections between singing and mindfulness, using meditation, voice work...

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"To discover your mission and put it into action – instead of worrying on the sidelines – is to find peace of mind and a heart full of...

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Come and learn tools and practices to drive positive change in the world.  During this weekend we will form a like-minded community to help each ...

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The next decade is set to bring even more challenges and turbulence. How can we develop the wisdom and skills of super-resilience to sustain the...

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The art of making a difference We are entering an age of ‘re-politicisation’ – but how can we engage without sacrificing integrity? ...

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PLEASE NOTE This is Friday 26-Tuesday 30 October 2018! This unique retreat is inspired by Chloe’s lifelong experience with sound and voice as a ...

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A sensory exploration of deep time with combines science, imagination, meditation, movement and nature connection. “The Deep Time Dive is an...

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When you are being fully aware of the world around you – whether it be the sunshine on your face or a blackbird's song – it brings you...

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Being in Awe Deep wonder, natural respite and sensory delight When was the last time you had an awe-inspiring experience that made you say...

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Authentic Sound, Contemporary Soul Starting in stillness, we will work with the breath, listening, movement, meditation and improvisation to engage...

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This unique art form originated in Buddhist temples and is used for the elaborate decoration of Kimonos. This rarely taught skill has been based at...

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"To discover your mission and put it into action – instead of worrying on the sidelines – is to find peace of mind and a heart full of...

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Last year was Monteverdi year, so this year why not explore more glorious music from the late Renaissance by composers such as Luca Marenzio, Carlo...

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Aurora Ensemble Autumn Octet Course

Fri 23 Nov - Sun 25 Nov

Our long weekend focuses in detail on the E flat major octets of Mozart, Hummel and Beethoven. Parts will be available in advance, and players will...

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Thinking Like a Composer - David Stoll

Fri 23 Nov - Sun 25 Nov

A new and different approach to creativity from a leading composer of music A composer starts from silence and ends up with a piece of music. The...

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Keeping the hearth of the home harmonious is an essential rite, ensuring that souls are nourished and upheld. This course restores an ancient skill,...

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True Life Tales - Sue Hollingsworth

Fri 30 Nov - Sun 02 Dec

A storytelling weekend Many people would love to share a story from their lives with family, friends or even a public audience but where to begin?...

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Over the course of seven days participants will be introduced to the contemplative practice of icon writing using the liquid egg tempera...

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"To discover your mission and put it into action – instead of worrying on the sidelines – is to find peace of mind and a heart full of...

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“This pioneering course provides deep personal development  and a wonderful opportunity to better care for people and planet.” Dr...

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PLEASE NOTE THESE DATES ARE 2019!! Friday 26 July to Sunday 4 August 2019. The ten day/nine night full Gong Master Training comprises both theory and ...

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"Hawkwood has all the ingredients we look for when running events and meetings –their ethical approach, from the fantastic food they serve to the way they manage their land, works perfectly for us. It’s a relaxed environment which is conducive to creative thinking and open dialogue, and the staff are so helpful."

Helen Browning, CEO at Soil Association