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.

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…

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…

RSA Event: Climate, Psychology, and Change Book Launch

Facilitator: Steffi Bednarek, Trudi Macagnino, Rebecca Nestor, Chris Robertson & Tree Staunton
This book launch will be a celebration of Climate, Psychology, and Change which reckons with the ways power, colonialism, capitalism and our innocent seeming familiar perceptions impact our myriad crises – while shaping Western psychology as we know it. Editor and…

Summer Rest and Restore 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…

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…

Rest and Restore Retreat Day

Facilitator: Mel Skinner
Take a break from the treadmill of modern day life, and give yourself the gift of rest and relaxation on this retreat day with experienced yoga teacher Mel Skinner. Expect deeply restful restorative yoga and yoga nidra, inspiring and heart-warming…

Finding Quiet Strength

Facilitator: Judith Kleinman
This course will cover the skills of Finding Quiet Strength, working with mindful poise, thought and movement. The course is suitable for anyone exploring these ideas for the first time, alongside people who have been before. We will be developing…

A Fíos Masterclass in Qabalah & Meditation

Facilitator: Ian Rees and Caitlin Matthews
Qabalah is a development of the Western Mysteries, with the Tree of Life at its heart. The Tree of Life unites opposites, deepens the web of connection, and irrigates the soul and the world.  By exploring the Egyptian prayer and…

The How of Happiness

Facilitator: Miriam Akhtar
An uplifting and inspiring journey into positive psychology and what it takes to feel good, function well and flourish. The weekend will equip you with a range of practical tools to grow your happiness. You will come away with your…

Rest and Restore Retreat

Facilitator: Mel Skinner
Prepare to move from summer to autumn with deeply restful yoga and nature-based meditations and activities to help you connect with your surroundings, as well as your body. From restorative yoga to remove the effects of high stress, and gentle…

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…

Relaxing Through Abstracts

Facilitator: Christina Sadler
The act of making art is therapeutic, it can quiet the mind and allow you to focus on the present. When this happens and you are truly immersed in the moment of creating you can relax and allow the flow…

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…

Just Imagine If

Facilitator: Sarah Cowley - Master Systemic Team Coach, with Expert Speakers from across the NHS
Join a group of cross-sector experts to re-imagine healthcare and what we need to develop the best health and health care system in the world. Come away with new thinking and ways forward. Just Imagine If… will consist of an…

With Angels and Archangels

Facilitator: David Goddard
This course is dedicated to experiencing spiritual guides. We will use sacred ceremony to elevate consciousness so that we can perceive these angels. You will learn which guides may be called upon to deal with specific issues, be they: health,…

Ruth White Yoga Retreat

Facilitator: Ruth White
It’s all about where your attention is, not your ability. Through the practice of asana, pranayama, and meditation; moving further into the peace and quiet of the mind. Let us work together on our so-called problems and release any anxiety…

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…

Your Sovereign Voice

Facilitator: Chloe Goodchild
Your sovereign voice is your unique DNA signature sound, deeper than the reactive voice of your personality. Your sovereign voice unlocks the forgotten or lost songs and stories of childhood, reveals the vibrant music of longing and belonging drawing you…

Rest and Restore Retreat Day

Facilitator: Mel Skinner
Take a break from the treadmill of modern day life, and give yourself the gift of rest and relaxation on this retreat day with experienced yoga teacher Mel Skinner. Expect deeply restful restorative yoga and yoga nidra, inspiring and heart-warming…

Humour & Lateral Thinking

Facilitator: Sarah Tucker
Identify the role that humour plays in problem solving and finding solutions. The aim during this three day course is to develop the tools which will enable participants to engage in lateral thinking, and introduce the concept of design thinking,…

Resilience in The Age of Burnout

Facilitator: Dr Lucy Chan & Ethan Pollock
Whether you’re recovering from a period of stress, or you’re showing signs of burnout, now is the time to pause, and learn tools to rest and build resilience. This mindfulness and self-compassion weekend will support you in moving through life…

Further Journeys in Gong Mastery

Facilitator: Aidan McIntyre & Tim Byford
This is a fantastic opportunity to deepen your Gong technique and understanding. Exploring the uses of the gong in a therapeutic setting and group work, Master Trainer Aidan McIntyre and Tim Byford will guide you towards creating a deeper connection…

The Yoga of Vocal Sound

Facilitator: James D'Angelo
Are you ready to embark on a journey of self-transformation? Join James D’Angelo – leading authority on sound healing – in uncovering one of the great aspects for attaining true sound health through the tuning of the chakras. In this…

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…

Winter Rest and Restore Retreat

Facilitator: Mel Skinner
As we move towards darker days, it is the perfect time for us to drift and dream our way into the season of winter, and to accept all that we must let go of. Drawing on the yogic philosophical concept…