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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28 - 30 Jan

Wild Scribe – A Year of Nature Writing Virtual Event

Nature Writing Workshop

Facilitator: Mary Reynolds Thompson

Welcome to the Wild Scribe: Nature Writing Workshop! Here, you’ll explore your love of nature through writing. You’ll learn new journal and poetry techniques, discover how to unlock the power of nature’s metaphors, dialog with trees, and much more.

10 - 01 Mar

Living Presence: A Community of Sound Virtual Event

The Singing Field Membership

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 – more recently with our online programme, beyond…

10 - 20 May
Tai Chi Day Retreat
Event Postponed

Qi Gong Membership Virtual Event

Ancient Energy Practices to Enhance Your Life

Facilitator: Chris Taylor

Qi Gong Membership Learn the ancient energy art of Qi Gong to bring health, vitality and focus to your everyday life.

14 - 18 Sep

Archetypes at Work Online Immersion Virtual Event

Developing Agility and Resilience

Facilitator: Olivier Mythodrama

Archetypes at Work Online Immersion Archetypes are key underlying patterns in human nature and experience. When you understand all 10 of these patterns – and learn how to activate them at will, you will become truly, future-fit. This training combines…

15 - 20 Sep

Conscious Connections with Nature Virtual Event

Explore the infinite potential of human kinship with nature

Facilitator: Kate Dineen

Conscious Connections with Nature Taking harmony with nature as the core value, this six-session course offers a coherent structure. You will have the opportunity to explore your unique relationship with the environment; an invitation to deepen awareness of nature wisdom…

21 - 12 Sep

Wisdom of Self-Healing Systems: Autumn Virtual Event

Autumn 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.

29 Sep

Frontline Folklore Film Screening with Ben Edge

A journey through the Ritual Year with Ben Edge & Bridget Christie in collaboration with Stroud Film Festival

Facilitator: Ben Edge

Join the artist Ben Edge on a journey through the ritual year, in which he visits, documents and interviews the participants of twenty of the most remarkable seasonal folk customs, rituals and ceremonies that are still taking place in the…

04 - 08 Oct

Further Journeys in the Mastery of the Gong

Sacred Sound as A Transformational Tool

Facilitator: Aidan McIntyre & Tim Byford

This is a fantastic opportunity to explore and deepen in your Gong technique and understanding. Exploring the uses of gong in a therapeutic setting, Master Trainer Aidan McIntyre and his team will guide you towards creating a deeper connection between…

08 - 10 Oct

The Art of Giving and Receiving

A joyful dive into personal sovereignty & the Wheel of Consent

Facilitator: Adam Wilder

At this weekend workshop, we will learn the Wheel of Consent, a powerful tool to help us understand the unseen dynamics which guide the ways we relate to each other. We will learn to make clear agreements and get in…

30 Oct

Deep Ecology: Samhain

Into the Darkness

Facilitator: Jenni Horsfall & Mark Graham

Using experiential practices, ritual, and myth Mark and Jennifer will show how the principles of deep ecology can be aligned to our personal journey of growth and self discovery. Understanding human consciousness as a component of the ecological process, we…

01 - 22 Nov

Awakening the Sage Within Virtual Event

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”,…

01 - 22 Nov

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…

13 Nov

The Art in Listening

Personal Presence, Nature and the Lens of Self-Awareness

Facilitator: Nicholas Twilley

The Art in Listening is a forum for self-awareness practices. We use the mediums of sound, rhythm, stillness and awareness to navigate within our collective enquiry. Expanding awareness to include nature is the gateway for our embodiment of personal presence.…

14 Nov

Storytelling from Life

How Our Reality Is Created By The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Facilitator: Adam Fotheringham

A one-day workshop looking at the way we shape our experience through the stories we tell ourselves and others. We will be sharing stories from our lives, and considering how we arrived at these versions of events. We will be…

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

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

A Mindful New Year

A weekend meditation retreat

Facilitator: Sam May

Kick off the New Year with a clear and calm mind. Immerse yourself in a weekend of meditation and mindfulness with an experienced teacher and practitioner. Beginners welcome. For the beginner, this weekend course gives the understanding, confidence and experience…

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…