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.

03 - 05 May

CANCELLED. Sacred Earth

Co-creating with the natural world

Facilitator: Tanis Helliwell

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Thank you to those of you who expressed interest in this event. If you register your interest using the form below, we will let you know if we re-advertise or re-programme the event in the…

03 - 05 May

Writing from Earth’s Landscapes

For changemakers, creatives, and seekers

Facilitator: Mary Reynolds Thompson

This journey roots our story in five Earth archetypes. In writing from these ancestral landscapes, our personal search for meaning becomes part of the dream of the Earth, gaining a fierce potency that awakens us to our deeper meaning and purpose. The deserts,…

03 May

CANCELLED. Ancestors in our Lives Today

Talk, book launch and book signing

Facilitator: Tanis Helliwell

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Thank you to those of you who expressed interest in this event. If you register your interest using the form below, we will let you know if we re-advertise or re-programme the event in the…

18 May

Awaken the Self

A day of of deep inner connection

Facilitator: Caroline Bliss

This work begins with you; the person or character that you take yourself to be. In fully exploring your story without judgement; your experiences, beliefs, fears and undigested emotions, you are able to come to a profound understanding of the root of…

19 May

Nature Writing

Connect with the natural world

Facilitator: Stephen Moss

Nature writing is not only one of the most popular literary genres, it is also a great way to connect with the natural world. Join naturalist, author and academic Stephen Moss for a day inspired by nature, and learn how…

23 May

Exploring the Ethics of Truth and Influence

Public Talk

Facilitator: Howard Boorman & Jeff Lane

In a post-truth world, what can we do to keep truth alive? What is truth? What are our responsibilities with regard to truth and to the people around us and to our community? How should we seek to appropriately influence…

24 - 26 May

The Silent Watcher

Esoteric Philosophy

Facilitator: William Meader

This is a seminar designed to help participants better understand their soul’s intention through a deeper recognition of the source of that purpose—the Silent Watcher hidden deep within.   It involves both an exploration into various distortions within the lower-self (personality)…

24 May

Journey to Enlightenment

Public Talk with William Meader

Over the vastness of time there are believed to be three phases of human evolution that lead us to the gate of enlightenment—Individualisation, Initiation and Identification.  In this talk, William Meader will take us on a journey through these stages…

25 - 26 May

Fragmentation & Cohesion

Art & the Body-Mind

Facilitator: Paul King & Helen Garrett

Many of us are experiencing stress or a sense of fragmentation as attempts are made to fulfil the many roles and expectations of daily living. Drawing inspiration from some Cubist ideas, Picasso and Braque in particular, along with somatic awareness…

31 - 02 May

Mindfulness for Runners

RunZen

Facilitator: Stuart McLeod & Cesare Saguato

Bringing mindful awareness to our experience can help us move beyond engaging with the world on autopilot as we learn to meet the present moment with openness, joy and curiosity. Running in its purest sense is a fully integrated body-mind…

15 Jun

Deep Ecology

Collective Myths and Consciousness

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. Understanding human consciousness as a component of the ecological process, we will seek to inspire a creative…

04 - 07 Jul
Celtic House Clearing with Caitlin Matthews
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Tending the Hearth

Celtic methods of house-clearing

Facilitator: Caitlín Matthews & Cáit Branigan

This course explores and teaches all that is necessary to know about methods of House Clearing: what arises, how to understand whence something is arising, and what to do about it in clear and simple terms. Based upon the practical…

19 - 21 Jul

Seed Festival 2019

Planting Big Ideas

Hawkwood’s Seed Festival celebrates courageous leadership,  creative expression and innovation  in partnership with our natural world.

26 - 04 Jul
Fully Booked

Gong Master Training Course

Facilitator: Don Conreaux & Aidan Mcintyre

This year’s training will be led by Don Conreaux and Aidan McIntyre with the help of guest teachers Robert Horwell and Tim Byford and ably assisted by Kevin Goulding. It will be the road to Mastery in the use of…

08 - 12 Aug

Qi Gong Meditation Retreat

Facilitator: Andy Henry

The focus of these five days is the study of Taijiwuxigong (a Qi Gong system) for self-healing, allowing us to come more into our real nature or our true state of being. This is characterised by an increased sense of…

26 - 27 Aug

Kabbalah & the New Sciences

A Kabbalistic view on science

Facilitator: Mike Bais

Kabbalah and science will be brought together in this intensive course, where we will primarily experience that the different paths of science and mysticism all lead to the same end. This is a workshop where theory and practice will come…

27 - 30 Aug

Kabbalistic Summer School

Making Kabbalah relevant in our contemporary world

Facilitator: Kurt Browne and Joanna Lapage-Browne

The Kabbalah Summer School offers a great opportunity to learn about (and to find meaning in) the universal Kabbalistic Tree of Life. The four days incorporate illustrated talks, guided meditations, devotional practice and time in nature, combining to bring Kabbalistic…

30 - 01 Aug

The Alexander Technique

Take control of your movement and your pain

Facilitator: Robin & Béatrice Simmons

In each course, we emphasise the fundamental principles of the Alexander Technique and also make sure to address the needs and enquiries of each participant. The Technique can be applied to any activity so we are always interested to convey…

06 - 08 Sep

Rest & Restore Retreat

Relax body, mind and soul with yoga

Facilitator: Mel Skinner

Step away from the to-do lists, the responsibilities and the busy-ness and remember what it is to rest, relax and restore with restorative, gentle yoga and yoga nidra. These forms of yoga are designed to take the body out of…

06 - 08 Sep

Yoga Philosophy

Journey of Transformation

Facilitator: Ravi Ravindra & Amit Biswas

In this weekend retreat we will explore the various steps and stages of transformation through dialogues and discussions from Hindu, Buddhist and Christian sacred literature and in the teachings of two modern sages, namely, Krishnamurti and Gurdjieff. The process will…