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.

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25 - 29 Oct
Chloe Goodchild at Hawkwood. Journey to the Source of Sound & Silence 2
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Sound, Silence & the Voice Inside You: A Residential Retreat [At Hawkwood & Online]

Expand Your Inner Horizons for Authentic Expression

Facilitator: Chloe Goodchild

The Naked Voice Wisdom School – Autumn Retreat. This unique retreat is inspired by Chloe Goodchild’s lifelong experience with sound and voice as a contemplative and reflective experience. Enjoy exploring a range of sound skills for self-inquiry, conscious movement, and the…

30 - 01 Oct

The Art of Animal Communication

Facilitator: Jacqueline Buckingham

If you have animals in your life, whether as companions or in your work, interspecies communication can support and facilitate your interspecies relationships to be more harmonious and more effective. Jacqueline has been communicating with animals and plants for as…

31 Oct

Deep Ecology: Samhain

Into the Darkness

Facilitator: Jenni Horsfall & Mark Graham

Using experiential practices, ritual, and myth Jennifer and Mark will show how the principles of deep ecology underpin and inform our personal journey and how this relates to the seasonal cycle. Understanding human consciousness as a component of the ecological…

01 Nov
Fire Ceremony
Event Cancelled

Fire Ceremony


Facilitator: Kate Dineen

The mystery of fire speaks directly to us and reminds us of our ancient selves, the calling of our ancestors whose wisdom we carry in our DNA. In prehistoric times fire was used locally for warmth, cooking; upon beacons to…

09 - 30 Nov

Tai Chi [online]

For Mind, Body and Spirit

Facilitator: Chris Taylor

Learn the ancient art of Tai Chi – slow and graceful movements that build health, focus the mind and connect you to the energy that flows through all life. * Please note that this is an online course, delivered via…

25 - 27 Nov

Radical Rest: Yoga [online]

Finding the stillness within

Facilitator: Mel Skinner

This three session weekend course of yoga nidra and meditation invites you to explore how to find inner stillness during this time of great outer change. Through the practice of Radical Rest, we can learn how to relax the body,…

03 - 17 Dec

Writing our Way to Winter Solstice

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…

04 - 06 Dec

The Gifts of the Celts

Celebrating Celtic Wisdom

Facilitator: John & Caitlín Matthews & Ian Rees

From the deep myths and stories of the Celtic lands, to the art, music, poetry, law, and vision, we have been richly gifted by the Celts.  In this winter gathering, we explore some of these gifts, drawing on the wisdom…

08 Dec

Conversations that Matter with Stephen Moss & Gail Simmons [online]

Nature & Travel Writing

Facilitator: Stephen Moss & Gail Simmons

Connecting with nature and place is central to our existence as human beings, and the current crisis has brought the importance of this – especially the wildlife and places on your doorstep – to the fore. This talk will be…

16 Dec

Astrology Talk Live [online]

Session on the Stars

Facilitator: Mark Graham

Astrology represents the summation of all the psychological knowledge of antiquity. – C.G. Jung For 5000 years astrologers have been observing the night sky, seeking correlations between the movement of the stars and planets and life on Earth.  Today Astrology…

17 - 20 Dec

Lifelines: Drawing from Life Retreat

A Midwinter Drawing Retreat

Facilitator: 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 retreat is a pause offered at the…

18 - 20 Dec

Winter Solstice Yoga Retreat

Reflect - Relax - Restore

Facilitator: Mel Skinner

Winter Solstice is a time of reflection, relaxation and restoration. This retreat gives you the time and space to slow down and reconnect with yourself. With yoga practices designed to bring steadiness and ease to both mind and body, journaling…

08 - 10 Jan

Rest & Restore New Year Retreat

Relax Your Way Into 2021 With Deeply Restful Yoga

Facilitator: Mel Skinner

Unwind from the chaos of the holiday season and start the new year feeling 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…

11 - 01 Jan

Tai Chi [online]

For Mind, Body and Spirit

Facilitator: Chris Taylor

Learn the ancient art of Tai Chi – slow and graceful movements that build health, focus the mind and connect you to the energy that flows through all life. * Please note that this is an online course, delivered via…

20 Jan

Coherent Self, Coherent World: A Live Talk [online]

Book Launch

Facilitator: Diana Durham

This live online talk comprises a series of simple thought experiments looking through the windows of myth and archetype, Tibetan Buddhist thought and physicist David Bohm’s theory of the Implicate Order, to show how we can draw on our inner…

27 - 11 Jan

Signs, planets & aspects​ [online]

Astrology Course

Facilitator: Mark Graham

This three-part course will introduce participants to the basic elements of an astrological chart.  The course will look at how the signs of the zodiac reflect the changing seasons, the ‘personality’ astrologers assign to each of the planets, and how…

02 - 23 Feb

Awakening the Sage Within [online]

From Age-ing to Sage-ing: In Partnership with Sage-ing International

Facilitator: Felice Rhiannon

With the remarkable opportunity to live longer, healthier and more fulfilled lives, we have the choice to change the paradigm of ageing…we can age outside the box. Using the interactive model created in the ground-breaking book “From Age-ing to Sage-ing”,…

03 Feb

Conversations that Matter with Charles Eisenstein

World on Fire

Facilitator: Charles Eisenstein

The wildfires that have devastated five continents in the past year are inseparable from a much larger conflagration – that engulfing human society. Is it any wonder that a human world of blazing hatred, smouldering resentment, heated debates, and inflammatory…

04 - 18 Feb

Coherent Self, Coherent World [online]

How the Whole Self Produces Whole Outcomes

Facilitator: Diana Durham

The challenge of our time is to discover our own generative power. We do this by learning to use the magical tool of consciousness. Instead of reacting to events around us, we understand how to move with the natural order.…

17 Mar

Conversations that Matter with Olivier Mythodrama

Ancient Tales Lived Now

Join us for this one-hour online Conversation that Matters with practitioners and facilitators of Olivier Mythodrama as we explore how the ancient and powerful old tales and original myths can enable us to transform the living beating story of our experience. This talk…