Midweek

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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14 - 28 Oct

Return of the Larder: Fruits, Roots & Seeds [online]

Autumn Harvest for Winter Wellness

Facilitator: Daphne Lambert

As the landscape changes to fiery reds and bronze and nature contracts and moves its essence inward, there is still time to gather the last gifts of autumn and preserve them in ways that will support us through the darker…

25 - 29 Oct
Chloe Goodchild at Hawkwood. Journey to the Source of Sound & Silence 2
Event Postponed

Sound, Silence & the Voice Inside You: A Residential Retreat [At Hawkwood & Online]

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…

01 - 04 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…

06 - 05 Nov

Reinventing Organisations XTRA [online]

Facilitator: Peter Baily & Paul Jackson

It is wonderfully ironic that, due to the COVID pandemic, we have had to re-invent our Re-inventing Organisation workshop. And even more ironic that we had to apply many of the workshop themes to create our online version – agile…

09 - 30 Nov

Tai Chi [online]

For Mind, Body and Spirit

Facilitator: Chris Taylor

Learn the ancient art of Tai Chi – slow and graceful movements that build health, focus the mind and connect you to the energy that flows through all life. * Please note that this is an online course, delivered via…

23 - 30 Nov
Event Postponed

Icon Painting in the Russian Byzantine Style

Ancient Byzantine Icon Painting with the Prosopon School

Facilitator: Deacon Nikita Andrejev

In this year’s class, Deacon Nikita Andrejev will guide participants through the process of drawing and painting a forward-facing, shoulder-height female saint. After studying classical images from a variety of sources, each participant will choose and sketch a particular female…

25 Nov

Awakening the Sage Within [online]

Exploring the work "From Age-ing to Sage-ing": A Live Talk

Facilitator: Felice Rhiannon in partnership with Sage-ing International

Life expectancy in the UK has increased to over 80 years. This gives us a remarkable opportunity to live long, full, meaningful lives. This opportunity has never existed before. We have been given the gift of changing the paradigm of…

25 - 27 Nov

Radical Rest: Yoga [online]

Finding the stillness within

Facilitator: Mel Skinner

This three session weekend course of yoga nidra and meditation invites you to explore how to find inner stillness during this time of great outer change. Through the practice of Radical Rest, we can learn how to relax the body,…

03 - 17 Dec

Writing our Way to Winter Solstice

Hello Darkness My Old Friend: An online writing workshop

Facilitator: Mary Reynolds Thompson

The poet Wendell Berry writes that if we go into the dark, we will find that it “blooms and sings.” Darkness is alive, vibrant, and necessary. As we approach the Winter Solstice, this three-part writing workshop explores the meaning and…

08 Dec

Conversations that Matter with Stephen Moss & Gail Simmons [online]

Nature & Travel Writing

Facilitator: Stephen Moss & Gail Simmons

Connecting with nature and place is central to our existence as human beings, and the current crisis has brought the importance of this – especially the wildlife and places on your doorstep – to the fore. This talk will be…

16 Dec

Astrology Talk Live [online]

Session on the Stars

Facilitator: Mark Graham

Astrology represents the summation of all the psychological knowledge of antiquity. – C.G. Jung For 5000 years astrologers have been observing the night sky, seeking correlations between the movement of the stars and planets and life on Earth.  Today Astrology…

11 - 01 Jan

Tai Chi [online]

For Mind, Body and Spirit

Facilitator: Chris Taylor

Learn the ancient art of Tai Chi – slow and graceful movements that build health, focus the mind and connect you to the energy that flows through all life. * Please note that this is an online course, delivered via…

20 Jan

Coherent Self, Coherent World: A Live Talk [online]

Book Launch

Facilitator: Diana Durham

This live online talk comprises a series of simple thought experiments looking through the windows of myth and archetype, Tibetan Buddhist thought and physicist David Bohm’s theory of the Implicate Order, to show how we can draw on our inner…

27 - 11 Jan

Signs, planets & aspects​ [online]

Astrology Course

Facilitator: Mark Graham

This three-part course will introduce participants to the basic elements of an astrological chart.  The course will look at how the signs of the zodiac reflect the changing seasons, the ‘personality’ astrologers assign to each of the planets, and how…

02 - 16 Feb

Nature Writing [online]

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, and to share your love of that world with others. Join naturalist, author and academic Stephen…

03 Feb

Conversations that Matter with Charles Eisenstein

World on Fire

Facilitator: Charles Eisenstein

The wildfires that have devastated five continents in the past year are inseparable from a much larger conflagration – that engulfing human society. Is it any wonder that a human world of blazing hatred, smouldering resentment, heated debates, and inflammatory…

04 - 18 Feb

Coherent Self, Coherent World [online]

How the Whole Self Produces Whole Outcomes

Facilitator: Diana Durham

The challenge of our time is to discover our own generative power. We do this by learning to use the magical tool of consciousness. Instead of reacting to events around us, we understand how to move with the natural order.…

15 Feb

The Writers Clinic [online] February

A monthly clinic

Facilitator: Tessa Harris

A writer’s life can be a lonely one. Yet, over the course of the year, we’ll be running a creative on-line community ‘clinic’, which will hold monthly evening drop-in’ sessions. * Please note that this is an online course, delivered…

15 - 20 Feb

The Writers Clinic [online membership]

A monthly clinic

Facilitator: Tessa Harris

A writer’s life can be a lonely one. Yet, over the course of the year, we’ll be running a creative on-line community ‘clinic’, which will hold monthly evening drop-in’ sessions. * Please note that this is an online course, delivered…

21 - 24 Feb

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…