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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.

25 - 15 May

Tai Chi Movement for Resilience

Facilitators: Chris Taylor, online

For centuries Tai Chi and Qi Gong have been used to support the wellbeing of mind, body and spirit. In this series you will learn three sets of powerful exercises you can practice daily at home: Monday 25 May: Static…

27 - 10 May

Emergency or Emergence?

Transforming crisis and embracing the possible

Facilitators: Catherine Lucas, online

Every crisis holds the potential for transformation, healing and the awakening of consciousness. The corona crisis is no different – we can use it to take a quantum leap forward for ourselves, our communities and our planet. This is a…

10 - 17 Jun

Reframe your Now

Mindful photography online course

Facilitators: Ruth Davey, online

This unique approach offers a blend of mindfulness & photography. By combining these with being outdoors in nature,  you will learn how to deal with anxiety, stay mentally well, and build resilience. During this time of global uncertainty, explore creative…

18 - 02 Jun

Cultivating Courage & Resilience

The Story of Jumping Mouse

Facilitators: Adam Fotheringham, online

This experiential course fosters self-development and resilience through the power of story. Using myth, group process and personal reflection as our framework, we explore the engaging Native American tale of Jumping Mouse. It has much to teach us about courage…

07 Aug

Earth’s Revolution Poetry Performance

Poetry, Cosmology, and Activism

Facilitator: Drew Dellinger

The first evening of teaching on his course “Poetry and Activism“. Come wrap your ears around some wonderful performance poetry by the renowned Drew Dellinger!

06 - 08 Sep

Spiritual Search

East & West

Facilitator: Ravi Ravindra

All serious teachings recommend the transformation of our whole being in order to come to the truth or to God. This retreat weekend explores the similarities and differences between the major religions of East and West.

06 Sep

Indian & Abrahamic Spiritual Teachings

A public talk

Facilitator: Ravi Ravindra

The first evening of teaching on his course “Spiritual Search: East & West”.

09 - 11 Sep

Transformative Leadership Programme

How can we embed human connection in services and systems?

Join a 6 month Learning Marathon to explore the answer to this question and develop the craft of relationship-centred design, together with a dozen peers. Based in London with 2 residential weekends in Stroud, the Deepr Learning Marathon is powered…

25 Sep

Reinventing Organisations XTRA I

Connected Leadership (Module 1)

Facilitator: Peter Baily & Paul Jackson

This is the first experiential workshop of an innovative training course that comprises three modules starting September 2020. It builds on the world-recognised organisational model Reinventing Organisations, devised by Frédéric Laloux. We are asked to imagine an organisation where people…

25 Sep

Reinventing Organisations XTRA III

Living in your Element (Module 3)

Facilitator: Peter Baily & Paul Jackson

At the heart of your ability to lead is your unique personality. We call this your “shaping” or your embodiment. These aspects determine how you see the world, how you feel, behave, make decisions and communicate with others. Using the…

09 - 11 Oct

Improv for Beginners

A gentle introduction into the joy of comedy and theatre improvisation.

Facilitator: Jon Trevor

This will be a gentle introduction into the joy of comedy and theatre improvisation. A low-pressure, high-enjoyment workshop in a fun, friendly, supportive and stress-free environment. You will learn to work together with others to spontaneously create group stories, scenes…

15 Oct

RSA Talk: The Good Ancestor

How to think long-term in a short-term world

Facilitator: Roman Krznaric

Come and listen to a leading philosopher and best selling author who is always entertaining and engaging. His newly published book The Good Ancestor argues that the greatest challenge we face is not climate change, extreme inequality or terrorism: it…