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.

17 - 19 Apr
20-163 Nature Facilitation Training Hawkwood College
Event Postponed

Nature Facilitation Training

Positive Change Training Programme

Facilitator: Andy Raingold and Chloe Revill

This course is for anyone who is looking to start or to deepen their experience of leading groups in nature to bring about enhanced wellbeing and/or catalyse positive change. The course combines theory and practice, and seeks to build a…

23 - 07 Apr

The Wild Scribe

An online nature journaling workshop

Facilitator: Mary Reynolds Thompson

Nature journaling is a powerful tool to enliven your creativity and deepen your connection to the natural world. At this time, many of us feel disconnected from our normal lives, livelihoods and loved ones. This journaling practice can be transformative,…

30 - 14 Apr

The Wild Scribe

An online nature journaling workshop

Facilitator: Mary Reynolds Thompson

Nature journaling is a powerful tool to enliven your creativity and deepen your connection to the natural world. At this time, many of us feel disconnected from our normal lives, livelihoods and loved ones. This journaling practice can be transformative,…

01 - 04 May
20-181 Divine Love in Action Hawkwood College
Event Postponed

Divine Love in Action

Transforming Our World with Sacred Activism

Facilitator: Andrew Harvey

Sacred Activism is a transforming force of compassion-in-action that is born of a fusion of deep spiritual knowledge, courage, love, and passion, with wise radical action in the world. The large-scale practice of Sacred Activism can become an essential force…

01 May
The Birth of a New Humanity
Event Cancelled

The Birth of a New Humanity

Public talk by Andrew Harvey

Facilitator: Andrew Harvey

Listen to an inspiring speaker who will surprise, challenge and delight you with his eloquence and passion about mystical poetry, activism and human transformation.

02 May
20-183 Deep Ecology Beltane Hawkwood Course
Event Postponed

Deep Ecology: Beltane

Fertility and Sensuality

Facilitator: Jenni Horsfall & Mark Graham

Using experiential practices, ritual, and myth Jennifer and Mark will show how the principles of deep ecology underpin and inform our personal journey and how this relates to the seasonal cycle. Understanding human consciousness as a component of the ecological…

04 - 07 May
Jain Wells Gong Consciousness
Event Postponed

Gong Consciousness – Option I

Healing & Consciousness Workshop

Facilitator: Jain Wells & Aidan McIntyre

There is no better way to learn and understand the exceptional healing capacity of the gong than to experience a shift in one’s own healing and consciousness, and to witness the same in others. This workshop intensive involves guided self-healing…

12 - 15 May
20-061 Hawkwood Men's Mythodrama Retreat & Rites of Passage
Event Postponed

Maybe I’m a King

A Mythodrama Rite of Passage for Men

Facilitators: Michael Boyle, William Ayot & Nathan Roberts

The 21st century needs self-aware and emotionally present men as never before. These are men who can take responsibility, harness the imagination, collaborate, lead and rise to the challenges of our unstable world. Historically, such men underwent mysterious rites that…

12 - 15 May
Jain Wells Gong Consciousness
Event Postponed

Gong Consciousness – Option II

Healing & Consciousness Workshop

Facilitator: Jain Wells & Aidan McIntyre

There is no better way to learn and understand the exceptional healing capacity of the gong than to experience a shift in one’s own healing and consciousness, and to witness the same in others. This workshop intensive involves guided self-healing…

22 - 24 May
Event Postponed

The Wild Scribe

Tools and Techniques for Journaling in Nature

Facilitator: Mary Reynolds Thompson

Whether writing for yourself or writing for publication, journaling in nature unleashes powerful creative energy. Many of those who write nature journals, or would like to, often don’t realize the many techniques and tools at our disposal. We miss opportunities,…

22 - 24 May
jan blake storyteller
Event Postponed

Make a Start with Storytelling

A taster weekend for beginners and improvers

Facilitator: Jan Blake

Each storyteller has their own voice and Jan Blake is known for her dynamic and generous style. This lively taster weekend will give a flavour of her work including developing presence, inhabiting your body in movement and gesture, pacing, rhythm…

29 - 31 May
Event Postponed

Spirit of Restoration

The Transforming Light of the Seventh Ray

Facilitator: William Meader

It is clear that humanity has entered into a period of profound evolutionary change, with the turmoil within our political systems, the unimaginable implications of climate change, and the economic predicament we now face. It is clear that significant change…

29 May
20-2201 Public Talk William Meader 2
Event Cancelled

Revelation: Public Talk with William Meader

Holding the Mind Steady in the Light

Facilitator: William Meader

The first evening of teaching on his course “Spirit of Restoration“.

07 Jun
Event Postponed

Beginner’s Guide to Nature Writing June

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…

08 Jun
Gorilla - PRIMATE FAMILY TREE
Event Cancelled

Our Primate Family Tree

Public Talk with Ian Redmond

Come and listen to a leading animal expert and campaigner. Ian Redmond introduced Sir David Attenborough to the gorillas in 1978 and has worked tirelessly on their behalf since then.

27 Jun
Elephants - Gardeners of the Forest
Event Postponed

Gardeners of the Forest

Apes, Elephants & Climate Change

Facilitators: Ian Redmond, OBE

Wildlife expert and campaigner Ian Redmond brings to life the important question of the ecology of apes and elephants in Africa and SE Asia, and the role they play in maintaining the health of the forest.  Using photographs, videos, virtual…

02 - 05 Jul
Celtic Shamanism Hawkwood
Event Postponed

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 to heal and unblock our energetic bodies. In this course, we shall explore the use of the healing voice in shamanic…

10 - 19 Jul
20-299 - Gong Master Training -Don Conreaux
Event Postponed

Gong Master Training Course

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…

24 - 26 Jul
Event Postponed

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…

31 - 02 Jul

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…