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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.

19 - 12 Sep

Theory U Online Training

Leading from the emerging future

Facilitator: Otto Scharmer

This online course is an introduction to a method called Theory U, developed at MIT. Theory U is an innovative, systems-based leadership and change management method. It is used worldwide across all sectors to break through unproductive patterns of behaviour…

28 - 01 Oct

Further Journey in Mastery of the Gong 2019

Sacred Sound as A Transformational Tool

Facilitator: Aidan McIntyre & Tim Byford

Hands-on training in small groups. We will guide you towards a deeper connection with your clients. We will have time to use the gongs and bowls in full-length therapy sessions. Exploration of gong playing techniques To enable you to give…

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 - 14 Nov

Japanese Embroidery

Exquisite Traditional Art

Facilitator: Jackie Hall

This unique art form originated in Buddhist temples and is used for the elaborate decoration of Kimonos. This rarely taught skill has been based at Hawkwood for over sixteen years.  Using traditional methods and techniques you will produce truly stunning…

15 - 21 Dec

Byzantine Icon Painting

Ancient Byzantine Icon Painting with the Prosopon School

Facilitator: Deacon Nikita Andrejev

Students will work from several traditional images of St Nicholas, to analyse elements of classic design, to produce their own sketch of a shoulder-length bust icon of the Saint. The focus of the class will be on the face, exploring…

27 - 31 Jan

Advanced Gong Training 2020

Facilitator: Aidan McIntyre & Tim Byford

This short course will be a step on the road to Mastery in the use of Sacred Sound as a transformational tool and in the service to Humanity. Each day we will be working with different sacred instruments; to learn…

03 - 06 Feb

Inspirational Leadership

Leadership Lessons from Shakespeare’s Henry V

Facilitator: Michael Boyle & Jane Jones

The story of Shakespeare’s most purpose-led and inspiring leader, Henry V, provides a metaphor for leaders of all kinds to evaluate themselves and review their projects, both large and small. Henry must step into a new role, gather a diverse…

03 - 28 Mar

Kickstart Your Novel

From Idea to Page in Eight Weeks

Facilitator: Tessa Harris

Aimed at eager beginners, this evening course will cover all the basic aspects of novel writing, including researching, creating great characters and editing, to possibly seeing your work in print. Classes will meet on Tuesday evenings for eight weeks.

04 - 07 May

Gong Consciousness 2020 I

A Healing Therapy 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

Gong Consciousness 2020 II

A Healing Therapy 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…

10 - 19 Jul

Gong Master Training Course 2020

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…

25 - 29 Oct

Sound, Silence & the Voice Inside You 2020

Expand Your Inner Horizons for Authentic Expression

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…