Inner Life

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.

We are open and have implemented a Safety Protocol in order to welcome you to a secure venue following recommended government guidelines (COVID Risk Assessment).

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30 - 21 Nov

Wisdom of Self-Healing Systems: Winter Virtual Event

Winter Season

Facilitator: Katherine Long

Spanning the Spring and Autumn equinoxes, and the Summer and Winter solstices, this quartet of online retreats provides the opportunity to deepen your relationship with Self in a flowing exchange within the wider body of Nature.

02 - 16 Dec

Writing our Way to Winter Solstice Virtual Event

Hello Darkness My Old Friend: An Online Writing Workshop

Facilitator: Mary Reynolds Thompson

The poet Wendell Berry writes that if we go into the dark, we will find that it “blooms and sings.” Darkness is alive, vibrant, and necessary. As we approach the Winter Solstice, this three-part writing workshop explores the meaning and…

03 - 05 Dec

Healing the Faery Accord

Reconciling the worlds of humans and nature

Facilitators: Caitlín Matthews, John Matthews and Wil Kinghan

This is a residential winter retreat, with myth, ritual, cosy fires and good company. Once upon a time, humanity’s relationship to nature and the faery worlds was harmonious and peaceful. Due to unwise and selfish acts, however, trust has been…

16 - 19 Dec

Lifelines: A Midwinter Drawing Retreat

Arts Education: Drawing From Life

Facilitator: Morag Donnelly

A midwinter drawing retreat with Morag Donnelly. Lifelines is a sacred, sensitive art practice that weaves together movement and drawing, providing a space for opening our senses and becoming more present with ourselves, our materials and each other. This drawing…

07 - 09 Jan

Iyengar Yoga New Year Retreat

Start the year with your feet on the ground and your heart uplifted

Facilitator: Jenny May-While

A nourishing retreat for those with some experience who are interested in developing a balanced and meaningful yoga practice. Enjoy a combination of asana class, pranayama, philosophy and contemplative practices, with time for rest and walks. The experience will challenge,…

13 - 30 Jan

A Wild Soul Woman™ Virtual Event

A Journey into the Heart of Your Untamed, Unashamed, Unstoppable Self

Facilitator: Mary Reynolds Thompson

During the course, you will travel into the deepest and most untamed aspects of the soul. You will enter an inner world of archetypes, metaphors, symbols, dreams and imagery, where ancient Earth energies shed light on the fullness of who…

01 - 22 Feb

Creative Activism Virtual Event

A Creative Way for our Time

Facilitator: Helen Tyrell

How do you bring your voice to bear in the matters that matter to you most? Whether or not you see yourself as an activist, the way you engage with today’s challenges has power and impact – for you and…

01 - 01 Feb

Living Presence Membership Virtual Event

A Community of Sound

Facilitator: Chloe Goodchild

Chloe Goodchild has had a longstanding and well-rooted relationship with Hawkwood for almost three decades. The depth of her work brings an astonishing resonance that fills the grounds of Hawkwood and beyond – and now with our virtual singing field,…

18 - 20 Feb

Body Harmony

An exploration of conscious, therapeutic touch

Facilitator: Lindsay McLeod

This early Spring retreat includes simple body work, touch and deep listening to connect to the ever changing energy within our individual system. You will develop the skills to listen to your body at a cellular level, and discover a…

07 - 28 Mar

Global Philosophy Virtual Event

An Introduction to the Philosophy of India, China & the Muslim World

Facilitator: Darren Harper

Much of the world’s philosophy has historically been ignored by the West. Yet, if philosophy is a love of wisdom, there is no doubt that the philosophy of cultures from all locations and times can enrich us. This course will…

29 - 01 Apr

Spring Gentle Yoga Retreat

Unwind and be nourished

Facilitator: Mel Skinner

Unwind and give yourself the space to be deeply rested. Rather than pushing ourselves into postures, this retreat will encourage you to let go of tension and worries. With twice daily yoga sessions designed to gently stretch and open the…

02 - 04 Sep

Rest & Restore Yoga Retreat

Rest, Reflect & Renew

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…

09 - 11 Sep

Ruth White Yoga Retreat

Rejuvenate into Autumn

Facilitator: Ruth White

Ruth White Yoga Retreat will allow you to work to your needs, inspire as well as relax and revitalise yourself. Preparing your body and mind to enter into Autumn with the glow of self-care. This lecture and workshop lifts the…