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.

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
Fully Booked

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…

06 Sep

Self Inquiry & Transformation

Public talk with Ravi Ravindra

Spiritual scholar Ravi Ravindra will be giving a public talk on “Self Inquiry & Transformation” in the opening evening of his weekend retreat “Yoga Philosophy”. Ravi makes complex concepts accessible to those with a general interest, or deeper knowledge. He…

21 Sep

The Art of Ceremony

Healing For The World

Facilitator: Chris Taylor

The world is crying out for healing. Divisions between peoples and a schism between humanity and the living planet are causing untold damage. Yet we intuitively know the More Beautiful World we are capable of. In this workshop, we will…

22 Sep

Soulscapes

Transformational Painting Meditation

Facilitator: Herewood Gabriel

This method of painting is about freeing yourself up to the joys and wonder of colors, imagery, and shapes. Through spontaneous painting, you reveal hidden aspects of yourself. You then learn how to discriminate between what you want to reveal…

04 Oct

Talk: Free, Equal and Mutual

Rudolf Steiner's Social Vision

Facilitator: Martin Large & Steve Briault

What kind of society do we want? How do we get there? You are invited to explore how to create a more free, equal, mutual and sustainable society. Drawing on a range of activists, Rudolf Steiner’s social thinking, and ‘glocal’…

18 - 20 Oct

Being Centred

Tai chi & conscious movement

Facilitator: Paul King

With the many inner and outer pressures of life, how do we move into living from our centre?  We will explore this and our own ‘natural’ patterns in life through Tai Chi, the five elements of traditional Chinese wisdom, conscious…

03 - 07 Nov

Silence, Deep Listening & the Voice

The Naked Voice

Facilitator: Chloe Goodchild

This unique retreat is inspired by Chloe’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 healing medicine of dynamic silence. You will take…

10 Nov

Be Seen, Be Heard

Creative ways to engage your audience

Facilitator: Adam Fotheringham

Be Seen, Be Heard is a transformational presence and confidence-building programme. It has been developed out of a synthesis of theatre training techniques, mindfulness, impact coaching and depth psychology. The programme is highly experiential and involves participants in activities including…

22 - 24 Nov

Before I Go

Creating a good end-of-life plan

Facilitator: Jane Diamond

Our culture is largely death-phobic, yet it is something we all must face at some point, whether our own death or that of family and friends. It makes sense to think about and practically prepare for both how we might…

22 - 24 Nov

Crossing the Bridge

Rites of passage for men

Facilitator: Nicholas Clements

This retreat uses creativity, mindfulness and physical activities to enable the men to challenge their own self assumptions about what they can achieve and how they can be seen in the world. A specially created programme which enables participants to…

29 - 01 Nov

Yoga Retreat

Ruth White

Originally Trained and certificated by B.K.S. Iyengar, today Ruth adapts her Karuna teaching to the ever-changing needs of the student. She has developed a unique style of teaching that unites pupil and teacher in an atmosphere of happiness and well-being.…

29 - 01 Nov

Natural Mindfulness Retreat

Finding, healing, knowing & releasing your true nature

Facilitator: Ian Banyard

Join Ian for an immersive weekend in nature. Rather than doing, you will be encouraged and guided to just be with nature. Ian will prepare and share natural mindfulness experiences designed to help you connect with nature, your true nature…

06 - 08 Dec

Brutus and the Myth of New Troy

After the Illiad and the Aeneid

Facilitator: Caitlín & John Matthews and Charles Newington

We explore the mythic foundations of Britain and London, and follow the adventures of Brutus, Aeneas’ grand-son. Caitlín and John will uncover the myths of our beginnings, and the function of the giants, while Charles Newington will reveal the making…

25 - 29 Oct

Journey to the Source of Sound & Silence

Expand your inner horizons

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…