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.

24 Jun

Archetypal Wisdom: Acting in our Desired Futures Virtual Event

Archetypal Wisdom for Transitional Times

Facilitator: Richard Olivier

Archetypal Wisdom Archetypes are underlying patterns in human nature and culture. Every civilisation identifies  its own Archetypes and lives with them and by them, until they get staid, stale or unsustainable. Times of great transition call for a change in…

30 - 14 Jun

The Art of Beautiful Boundaries Virtual Event

Create authentic connection & wellbeing through setting loving boundaries

Facilitator: Adam Wilder

Do you ever find it hard to say no? Can it be difficult to know what you want in any situation? Do you ever find yourself pleasing others at the expense of your own needs? Join Human Connection Coach Adam…

01 - 04 Jul
Midwinter Drawing Retreat
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Lifelines: Summer Drawing Retreat

Arts Education: Drawing From Life: Summer Drawing Retreat

Facilitator: Morag Donnelly

Lifelines is a sacred, sensitive art practice that weaves together movement and drawing. It provides a space for opening our senses and becoming more present with ourselves, our materials and each other. In the nourishing season of summer, together we…

04 Jul

Tai Chi Day Retreat

Connect to your inner calm

Facilitator: Chris Taylor

Connect with your inner calm and through it, the energy that moves all life. Learn practices to build health and balance in your daily life.  PLEASE NOTE – NEW DATE – Moved from Sat 3 July to Sun 4 July.

15 - 18 Jul

The Art of the Healing Voice in Celtic Shamanism

Facilitator: Cáit Branigan & Caitlín Matthews

Explore the use of the voice in shamanic practice, using toning and keening to access our inner worlds. Chanting can also heal and unblock our energetic bodies. Much of work is based upon the three musical strains or modes of…

23 - 01 Jul

Gong Master Training Course 2021

Facilitator: Aidan McIntyre

This year’s training will be led by Aidan McIntyre supported digitally by Don Conreaux, alongside the help of guest teachers Tabla Tom Simenauer, Rolf Nitsch, Sophie Sterckx, Charlie Merton, Kevin Goulding and Tim Byford. It will be the road to…

27 Jul

Music That Matters with Emma Warren Virtual Event

Make Some Space & Document your Culture: Music That Matters Series

Facilitator: Emma Warren & Matthew Shaw

[EVENT POSTPONED: DATE TBC]   Tune in for a Music that Matters episode with journalist, and radio presenter author Emma Warren. This event will be hosted by Hawkwood Curator Matthew Shaw. We welcome any donations should you be in a…

29 Jul

Free Archetypes Introduction Workshop Virtual Event

Facilitator: Olivier Mythodrama

As a prelude to September’s Archetypes at Work™ Online Immersion, Richard Olivier presents an Introduction to the Archetypes. Find out why they are important and how understanding them can support you on both a personal and professional level during these…

31 Jul
Fully Booked

Deep Ecology: Lughnasadh

First Fruits

Facilitator: Jenni Horsfall & Mark Graham

Using experiential practices, ritual, and myth Jennifer and Mark 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 will…

11 - 15 Aug
19-321 - Andy Henry - Qi Gong Meditation Retreat
Fully Booked

Qi Gong Meditation Retreat

Qi Gong - Self Healing 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…

20 - 22 Aug

Dance the Circle Round

Scheherazade

Facilitator: Stephanie Rose

This weekend explores the tale of Scheherazade, storyteller of the Arabian Nights, taking us dancing beyond the Bosphorus and into the Orient. Stephanie will teach both traditional folk and choreographed circle dances that expand on this exotic romance. Some previous dance experience will…

27 - 30 Aug

Icons of the Heart

Painting our sacred images

Facilitator: Caitlín Matthews and Felicity Wombwell

An icon is a devotional painting of a sacred figure such as a saint, or other spiritual being, perhaps from a different tradition.  The combination of contemplation, intention, and painting with authentic materials will be a concentrated and meditative experience.…

27 - 30 Aug

Soulful Singing & Mantra Retreat

Sing Joyful and Sacred Songs from Around the World

Facilitator: Mahasukha

Join us for a weekend of African, sacred, uplifting and fun singing and mantra chanting with the unique and inspiring Mahasukha. A joyful, tribal and meditative experience that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and re-charge your…

30 - 31 Aug

Kabbalah & the Way of Myth

Facilitator: Mike Bais

In this residential workshop, the metaphysics of Kabbalah will meet the wisdom of mythology. They will cross fertilise each other as we work towards synthesis between this deep knowledge of the collective unconscious, and that of the Tree of Life…

31 - 03 Aug

The Way of Kabbalah

Annual International Kabbalah Summer School 2021

Facilitator: Kurt Browne & Joanna Lapage-Browne

Kabbalah Summer Retreat This annual retreat provides a creative space in which we study and experience the universal principles of the Kabbalistic Tree of Life and in its extended form, Jacob’s Ladder and how to apply them to daily life.…

01 - 29 Sep

Set Up Your Own Successful Business Virtual Event

Run your own social business or eco side-hustle

Are you a woman who wants to make a difference, for people and planet, and dreams of running your own social business or eco side-hustle? Do you want to run a successful business? Join expert trainer and social entrepreneur Traci…

03 - 05 Sep

Rest & Restore Yoga Retreat

Rest, reflect and 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…