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Mon 05Aug
Wed 07Aug

Nature, Movement, Creativity

Facilitator: Various Facilitators

Step away from the August hustle and into a haven of tranquility at Hawkwood. Join our immersive retreat, a carefully curated experience designed to revitalize your holistic well-being. Amidst Hawkwood’s serene backdrop, indulge in mindful art workshops, unlocking creativity and self-expression.

 Earlybird places are now sold out.


If you would like to book a shared room, please contact Cathy on 01453 759 034 or email

Event time: Mon 5th Aug 2024 at 4:00pm - Wed 7th Aug 2024 at 4:00pm

This August, escape the chaos, embrace serenity, and embark on a journey of self-discovery at Hawkwood.

At A Glance

  • Three days of immersive workshops and activities designed for relaxation and self-discovery.
  • A serene environment at Hawkwood to unwind and connect with nature.
  • Mindful art workshops, yoga sessions, and forest bathing experiences for a holistic approach to wellbeing.
  • Full catering with locally sourced, homemade, and nourishing food.

What You Will Gain

  • Time to centre mind, body and soul
  • New skills to help build a practice of self-care
  • A chance to meet like-minded people in a warm and friendly atmosphere
  • Feel refreshed, inspired, and ready to face the challenges of the coming months with a renewed sense of balance and purpose.

Escape the chaos of August and immerse yourself in a curated experience designed to nourish your mind, body, and soul. Our retreat combines the serenity of Hawkwood’s breathtaking surroundings with a diverse range of workshops that cater to your holistic well-being.

Mindful Art Workshops

Unleash your creativity through guided art sessions that encourage mindfulness and self-expression. Explore various artistic mediums and discover the therapeutic benefits of creating art in a serene environment.

Forest Bathing

Immerse yourself in the healing power of nature with guided forest bathing experiences. Connect with the natural world around you, rejuvenate your senses, and find solace in the beauty of Hawkwood’s lush landscapes.

Yoga Sessions

Center yourself through invigorating yoga sessions led by experienced instructors. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced practitioner, these sessions are tailored to enhance your physical and mental well-being, promoting balance and inner peace.


Mon 5 Aug

4.00pm onwards: Check-in and Registration, with tea and cake

6.00pm: Welcome and Introductions

6.30 – 7.30pm: Nourishing two-course dinner

7.30 – 9pm: Calming Our Nervous System with Lindsay McLeod


Sat 13 Aug

8.30am: Breakfast (for residents)

9.15 – 11.00am: Forest Bathing with Dee Aebischer

11.00am: Coffee/tea break with biscuits

11.30 am – 1.00pm: Journaling Time

1.00pm: Two-Course Lunch

2.00 – 4.00pm: Nature Inspired Ceramics Workshop with Juli Bharucha

4.00pm: Afternoon tea with cake

4.30 – 6.00pm: Restorative Yoga with Frankie Duggan

6.30pm: Supper together in your group

7.30 onwards: Outside Fire Circle


Sun 14 Aug

7.30 – 8am: Morning Meditation with Frankie Duggan 

8.30 – 9:15am: Breakfast 

9.15 – 11am: Walking in the Woods 

11.30 – 1pm: Cyanotype Printing with Emily Joy 

1 – 2pm: Lunch 

2 – 4pm: Closing session 

4pm: Afternoon Tea and Departure


Earlybird pricing is available until 5 pm on Friday 13th May.
Residential Single £490 (Earlybird £416)
Residential Shared £440 (Earlybird £374)
Non-Residential £370 (EarlyBird £314)


Hawkwood is a stunning Grade II listed 19th Century country house, surrounded by 42 acres of sustainably managed woodland, farmland, and gardens. Set in the heart of the Cotswolds – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – it is a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. With a diverse selection of nearly 150 courses, there’s plenty to choose from, including courses in transformative leadership, future thinking, inner life, music and the arts. Our programme of courses is led by experienced tutors and leaders in their fields.

What Is Included

Both residential and non-residential rates are available. Residential options are fully inclusive with all meals provided. Non-residential options include suppers, lunches and all refreshments and exclude B&B.

Additional Activities


Mindful walking through our woodland trails

Meditate in our Woodland Sanctuary

Go on a hike and explore the Cotswolds AONB

Discover surrounding charming market towns

Price Options

£314 Earlybird Non-Residential
£374 Earlybird Residential Shared
£416 Earlybird Residential Single
£370 Non-Residential
£440 Residential Shared
£490 Residential Single


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Deposit Residential Single
£ 150.00
3 available
Deposit Non-Residential
£ 150.00
3 available

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Practical Information

Come with an open heart and a curious mind! For the yoga sessions, wear comfortable clothes that allow easy movement. If you have a yoga mat, please bring it along for added comfort during the sessions. If you're joining the forest bathing, bring sturdy boots for a delightful walk amidst nature. Don't forget to pack your favourite journal or book for moments of reflection and inspiration. Your own sketchbook is also a great addition to capture the essence of your creative journey.

Please note that all prices are per person. Our residential options are fully inclusive, covering all meals. Non-residential options include suppers, lunches, and refreshments, excluding bed and breakfast.

Rest assured, we've got your dining covered! Residential packages include all meals, ensuring you savour the Hawkwood experience to the fullest.

For those opting for non-residential packages, please arrange your own bed and breakfast accommodations.

We can't wait to embark on this rejuvenating journey with you at Hawkwood! If you have any specific questions or need further details, feel free to reach out.

Dee Aebischer

Dee Aebischer is a qualified guide with the UK Forest Bathing Institute, who holds a Masters and PhD in Forest Science. Dee is passionate about the environment and helping people develop a meaningful connection with nature and has been interested in mindfulness and meditation practices and their benefits for many years.

Emily Joy

Emily Joy is a socially engaged artist making sculpture, installation and performative work, and (as half of creative partnership ‘Periscope’) facilitator of public creative projects. Currently exploring Swiss glacial melt and the associated ecological and social impacts, her practice is centred around communication, empathy and environmental concerns. Her work focuses on two interconnected drives: Material engagement (interactions with common/earthen materials including clay and drawing on paper) and theoretical research (exploring commonalities/shared viewpoints). Both aspects are self-exploratory, subjective, and challenge personal limits, but are explored through public participatory activities.

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Lindsay McLeod

Lindsay McLeod has been studying, practising and teaching Body Harmony internationally for 30 years. She lives in a deeply embodied way with an animist awareness which calls for reciprocal love and respect for all life forms.

Lindsay studied with and translated for the founder of Body Harmony, Dr Don McFarland, for over 20 years. Don himself studied Continuum with its founder, for over two decades infusing much of Body Harmony with its wisdom.

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Frankie Duggan

Frankie first came to yoga as a student, to help cope with exam stress and anxiety, and quickly realised that she had found much more! She was lucky to have a teacher who inspired Frankie with her joyous and open approach to the vast subject that is yoga. She has continued to discover in yoga a profoundly nourishing and resourcing practice, which has helped her through many changes and difficulties in her life – not least becoming a mother, and the death of her own mother. Frankie’s daily practice is an anchor, reminding her of what really matters in life, and the possibility of taking this out into the rest of her day.

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