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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

Summer Rest and RestoreRetreat

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…

Choral Weekend with Gavin Carr

Facilitator: Gavin Carr
Join celebrated choral maestro Gavin Carr to explore one of Haydn’s most beautiful and fascinating works, his ‘Mass in Time of War’ (‘Messe in tempore belli’, also known as the ‘Paukenmesse’). With its famous Agnus Dei reflecting the anxieties of…

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…

Classical Guitar Masterclass

Facilitator: Craig Ogden
A masterclass opportunity to study with one of the best classical guitarists of our generation. This enjoyable, intense weekend study course is suitable for experienced players and advanced students with a minimum skill level of Grade 6 guitar. There will…

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…

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…

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…

Songwriting Retreat

Facilitator: Dan Whitehouse & Katie Whitehouse
Gather round a metaphorical ‘songwriting campfire’ led by renowned, award-winning singer-songwriter and composer, Dan Whitehouse, along with artist mentor Katie Whitehouse. This unique experience offers a modern, soulful journey to unlock your creative potential, drawing inspiration from Dan’s illustrious career…

A Wild Soul Woman

Facilitator: Mary Reynolds Thompson
It’s time to embody and express from your wild soul – the part of you that knows you are one with deserts, forests, rivers, mountains, and meadows.  To break free of the fears and cages that hold you back. To…

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…

Chamber Music Weekend

Facilitator: Rosalind Ventris & Ian Burnside
A weekend of chamber music playing, open to both pre-formed groups and individual players. Coaching will be provided by internationally renowned artists, Rosalind Ventris (viola) and Iain Burnside (piano). Early Bird places have now sold out – standard priced places…

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…

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…

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…

Icon Painting with the Prosopon School of Iconology

Facilitator: Nikita Andrejev
Have you ever been curious about the icons you may have seen in churches on holiday or in some churches in the UK? Has their mysterious beauty ever inspired you? Trying your hand at painting an icon of your own…