Upcoming Courses & Events

Immerse yourself in the Hawkwood experience on one of our residential courses, or simply join us for a day. We have a huge range of creative and inspiring courses: focus on movement and creativity with yoga or an art workshop, get involved with social change, reconnect with nature, or join us for a poetry, storytelling, classical music, woodwork, blacksmithing or embroidery course.

We offer a unique mix of vibrant and stimulating courses, often not found elsewhere.

Either browse our full list of courses, talks and events or select from a specific area of interest. You can also use the search bar option or take a look at our calendar which highlights all activities at Hawkwood month by month.

Gong Initiation Course

Facilitator: Aidan McIntyre & Tim Byford
Join us for a full and stimulating immersion into the Way of The Gong, an extensive introduction into working with the gong, singing bowls, and other sound healing instruments as transformational tools for the self and others. This course is…

Hawkwood Huddle – March

Facilitator: Penny Gundry & Jo Weatherall
If you’re looking to join a networking group with fellow business people then we’d love to welcome you to join us for a monthly Hawkwood Huddle. Join us for this new, monthly networking group held at Hawkwood. Connect, share ideas…

Willow Foraging Basket

Facilitator: Amy Cox
Learn the basics of this ancient craft and leave with your very own traditional foraging basket. You will be using local willow, in a range of colours, and foraged bramble to make a small frame basket – perfect for harvesting…

Forest Bathing

Facilitator: Dee Aebischer
Come and join Dee Aebischer, a qualified guide with the UK Forest Bathing Institute, who holds a Masters & PhD in Forest Science, as she leads you on a journey of discovery through the art of Forest Bathing (also known…

Eating Wild

Facilitator: Jos Fletcher
Join an immersive course on foraging that will inform and delight you, leaving you confident and inspired to explore wild food. This course will go a lot further than nettles and pesto and many unexpected plants will be covered.  This…
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Sketchbooking Your Environment

Facilitator: Emma Leyfield
Many of us aspire to keep a regular sketchbook, journal or diary, but it’s deceptively hard to get started, let alone stick to it. This workshop is an opportunity to put you blank-page nerves aside and go out painting in…

Hawkwood Huddle – April

Facilitator: Penny Gundry & Jo Weatherall
If you’re looking to join a networking group with fellow business people then we’d love to welcome you to join us for a monthly Hawkwood Huddle. Join us for this new, monthly networking group held at Hawkwood. Connect, share ideas…

Natural Happiness

Facilitator: Alan Heeks
In these stormy times, this course will help you dig deep and stay cheerful: it shows how gardening methods like composting, mulching, and crop rotation can be used to cultivate human nature too. A gardener uses skills like observation, patience…

Kabbalah: Paths on the Tree of Wisdom

Facilitator: Mike Bais
This course compliments the publication of Mike Bais’ latest book “Paths on the Tree of Wisdom”, published by Watkins Books, London. Those who participate on this course will receive the knowledge of the Tree of Life and the unique diagram…

Printing with Leaves

Facilitator: Clare Walsh
A day exploring colour and textures, printing with natural leaves and grasses. You will learn the process of sublimation printing using the heat press to create beautiful and unique botanical designs. An opportunity to appreciate the beauty in seasonal foliage.

Deep Ecology: Beltane

Facilitator: Jennifer Horsfall & Mark Graham
Using experiential practices, ritual, and myth Jennifer and Mark will show how the principles of deep ecology can be aligned with our personal journey of growth and self-discovery. Understanding human consciousness as a component of the ecological process, we will…

May Day Festival

Facilitator: Local Food, Live Music, Talks, Stalls, Creative Workshops & Family Activities
Join us for a Vibrant May Day Festival at Hawkwood! Hawkwood is delighted to invite you to our lively and colourful May Day Festival. Nestled in the heart of the Cotswolds, Hawkwood is a sanctuary for nurturing creativity, sustainability, and…

Rush Basketry

Facilitator: Amy Cox
On this one-day course we will be working with English rush, schoenoplectus lacustris, a beautifully soft material to weave with, as well as some locally foraged fibres, such as dandelion. We will learn some ancient techniques of cordage and plaiting…

Painting and Alchemy

Facilitator: Marius von Brasch
This course introduces you to both the intriguing symbolism of Renaissance alchemical imagery and how to make paintings or drawings in response to what the pictures, motifs and colours trigger in us as individuals. It invites the participants to actively…

Futures Literacy: The Emergence Academy

Facilitator: UNESCO Chair Loes Damhof & Artist Alex Lambie
As times feel more uncertain, we often respond too fast to urgency, regularly resulting in yet more of the same. To uncover and discover new genuine pathways we need new regenerative leadership. In this three-day course, inspired by the beautiful Cotswolds…

The Upper Room: The Dwelling Place of Christ Within

Facilitator: William Meader
Within the subtle planes of human consciousness is found The Upper Room. It is a dimension of awareness that transcends the mental, emotional and physical perceptions of the personality and is the place where your soul is inwardly found. In…

Eating Wild

Facilitator: Jos Fletcher
Join an immersive course on foraging that will inform and delight you, leaving you confident and inspired to explore wild food. This course will go a lot further than nettles and pesto and many unexpected plants will be covered. This…

Sound Wisdom

Facilitator: Chloe Goodchild
Come with us on a journey into the secret heart of your unique sound. Discover new ways to hear and express your truth, with confidence, courage and presence. Discover your voice as a spiritual practice. Your authentic voice is the…

In Your Element

Facilitator: Lorraine Spring
In this experiential course you will connect to the elements through theory, embodiment exercises and projects in Nature. These activities will be your integral guide for health and your journey of personal development. Connect profoundly with the elements of Nature…

Japanese Embroidery

Facilitator: Jackie Hall
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 Hawkwood for over twenty years.  Using traditional methods and techniques you will produce truly stunning…

Positive Ageing

Facilitator: Miriam Akhtar
Ageing gets a bad press, portrayed as being downhill all the way, a decline into decrepitude. However, the reality is much more optimistic. Contrary to expectations happiness goes up after fifty rather than down and there are other gains like…

Contemporary Embroidery

Facilitator: Elnaz Yazdani
This contemporary embroidery course spans three days and consists of supported tutor time and guidance by Leeds based Embroidery Artist and Educator, Elnaz Yazdani. Elnaz will guide you through a variety of hand embroidery techniques, applications and creative methods to…

Embodying at Solstice

Facilitator: Lindsay McLeod
In this course you’ll share the delight of Embodying the blossoming of Solstice by coming into relationship with the fluidity inherent in your body and the world around it. Using movement, sound and touch, you will develop the skills to…

Make a Ceramic Nurture Bowl

Facilitator: Dee Aebischer & Juli Bharucha
Resonating with worlds that have gone before us, clay connects us to the earth. Starting with a woodland walking meditation and exploration of Hawkwood’s beautiful surroundings we will gather texture and material to bring back and create a clay bowl…

Tending the Hearth

Facilitator: Caít Branigan & Caitlín Matthews
The ancient tradition of house-clearing in Ireland and Britain holds a strong place in the spiritual practices of both lands. We will be using shamanic journey, meditation, and practical exercises to explore the core elements of house-clearing.  By focusing on…

Intro to Permaculture

Facilitator: Emily Howgate & Shila Fletcher
This is a great place to start your permaculture journey! Drawing on the beautiful surroundings of Hawkwood and using an engaging and accessible range of learning techniques, you will gain a good understanding of the numerous benefits, and enormous potential,…

Summer Yoga Retreat

Facilitator: Mel Skinner
This retreat is designed to help you find the ability to rest, restore, and reflect using yoga practices and outdoor nature-based meditations as tools to reconnect with ourselves and with the land around us. These techniques invite us to find…

Eating Wild

Facilitator: Jos Fletcher
Join an immersive course on foraging that will inform and delight you, leaving you confident and inspired to explore wild food. This course will go a lot further than nettles and pesto and many unexpected plants will be covered.  This…

Gong Master Training

Facilitator: Don Conreaux & Aidan McIntyre
Gong Master Training is an immersion in the art and science of resonant sound as devised by world renowned Grand Gong Master and innovator Don Conreaux and Gong Master Aidan McIntyre. You will be guided on a road to Mastery…