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…

05 - 03 Apr
How to Change the World
Event Postponed

Speak to Change the World Virtual Event

Change the world through public speaking

Facilitator: John Paul Flintoff

If you had the chance, would you change the world? Of course you would. But how? You may want to stop something bad, or start something wonderful. Either way, to have real impact you need to share it, speak about…

20 Apr

Music Declares Emergency with Soumik Datta & Sam Lee Virtual Event

Turn up the Volume

Join Soumik Datta and Sam Lee as part of Turn up the volume, a week of action and events from Music Declares Emergency, uniting the music industry around climate issues and speaking out together. This event will be delivered via…

26 Apr

Pathosophy: A Living Art Virtual Event

Exploration of Collective Suffering

Facilitator: Azul Thome & Chris Taylor

Join Azul Thome in conversation with Chris Taylor, for an exploration about our collective suffering and the divine wisdom that can be born of it. The term Azul has coined for such a wisdom is pathosophy: the wisdom born of…

06 May

Shaolin Cosmos Qigong Talk with Free eBook Virtual Event

An introduction to Shaolin Cosmos Qigong

Facilitator: Sifu James Lawrence

Ancient Art Modern Times Shaolin Cosmos Qigong is an Ancient Art for modern times. Imagine having the opportunity to practice an elite form of Qigong (Chi Kung) for: Good Health, Vitality, Longevity, Happiness and, Spiritual Joys. Sifu James Lawrence will…

18 May

Music That Matters with Emma Warren Virtual Event

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

Facilitator: Emma Warren & Matthew Shaw

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. This event will be delivered via Zoom.

19 May

Futures Literacy Virtual Event

Conversations that Matter on Futures

Facilitators: Loes Damhof, Alex Lambie & Steve Fuller

A one hour journey into the powerful capability of Futures Literacy. Giving a taste of what it has to offer you, how you can apply it and why UNESCO named it a critical competency for the 21st century.

01 - 22 Jun

Play Ethic Creativity Workshop Virtual Event

A Creative Way for Our Time

Facilitator: Helen Tyrell

Do you long to bring more creativity into your life? We are creative beings! The wellspring of creativity which runs in all of us offers innovation, healing, beauty, and pleasure! This creativity workshop puts you in touch with your creative…

03 - 17 Jun

The Futures of Agency Virtual Event

An in-depth Futures Literacy Laboratory

Facilitators: Loes Damhof, Alex Lambie & Steve Fuller

Recently named by UNESCO as a critical competency for the 21st Century, Futures Literacy (FL) enables users to make better informed decisions in the present. Our FL laboratories reveal subconscious assumptions that restrict your capacity to imagine; These biases colonise…

08 - 29 Jun

Wisdom of Self-Healing Systems: Summer Virtual Event

Summer 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.

09 Jun

Healthy Boundaries Lab Virtual Event

Create intimacy & connection through healthy boundaries

Facilitator: Adam Wilder

Have you ever said no when you wanted to say yes? Do you ever find it hard to say no to your partner, boss, children, family members? Then this is for you. In this introductory lab we will explore the…

17 Jun

Music That Matters with the Mirry Project Virtual Event

Carers: Music That Matters Series

Facilitator: Mirry Project Makers & Matthew Shaw

Tune in for a Music that Matters episode with Simon, Tom, Kirsteen and Rupert who between them put the Mirry project together. “Mirry is one of those rare projects where the story seems so absolutely magical, that it’s almost impossible…

18 - 20 Jun

Midsummer Yoga Retreat

Replenish, renew and reflect

Facilitator: Mel Skinner

At this point of midsummer and the longest day, take time for yourself to both nourish and restore your energies. This weekend retreat will offer nature-based meditations, free time to explore and rest, a gentle ‘flow and restore’ yoga practice…

23 Jun

Music That Matters with Alabaster dePlume Virtual Event

Music, caring, mental health: Music That Matters Series

Facilitators: Alabaster dePlume, Alicia Carey & Matthew Shaw

Tune in for a #MusicThatMatters episode with singer, songwriter and saxophonist Alabaster DePlume, well known for bringing theatrical spoken word to music audiences. This episode will explore the topics of music, caring, mental health and how they interweave. Hosting by…

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…

01 - 04 Jul

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…

03 Jul

Tai Chi Day Retreat

Connect to your inner calm in this tai chi day retreat

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.

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: Don Conreaux & Aidan McIntyre

This year’s training will be led by Don Conreaux and Aidan McIntyre with the help of guest teachers Jon Birdsong, Robert Horwell, Kevin Goulding and Tim Byford, in addition to a guest voice coach to be announced. It will be the…