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.

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…

31 Jul
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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…

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…

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 Social Business Virtual Event

Run your own social business or eco side-hustle

Facilitator: Traci Lewis

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?

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…

05 Sep

A Guide to 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…

06 Sep

The Uncanny Landscape: A YouTube Premiere Virtual Event

Conversation that Matters: A YouTube Premiere with Justin Hopper

Facilitator: Justin Hopper

A Youtube Premiere film featuring writer, curator and recording artist Justin Hopper. Justin makes work about physical landscape, memory & myth – and the strange crossroads at which they meet. In conversation with artist and writer Matthew Shaw, he’ll discuss…

10 - 12 Sep

Ruth White Yoga Retreat

Facilitator: Ruth White

Ruth White Yoga Retreat will allow you to work to your needs, inspire as well as relax and revitalise you. Preparing your body and mind to enter in to Autumn with the glow of self-care. Ruth says: “This lecture and…

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…

20 Sep

One Night Stand: Writing the Landscape Virtual Event

A place-writing reboot

Facilitator: Justin Hopper

In the past year, our familiar surroundings have become uncanny; travel, an unwieldy memory. For many writers, engagement with place is key, and it has taken a hit. This crash course will reignite your language of the landscape, borrowing strategies…

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.

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 Loving Yes & the Loving No

A retreat creating wellness & intimacy through healthy boundaries

Facilitator: Adam Wilder

Why can it feel hard to ask for what we would like or need? Why can it be tricky to say no to people we care for even when it’s unhealthy for us? On this healthy boundaries retreat we will use…

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…