Residential Courses

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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18 - 20 Jun
Yoga Retreat
5 Places Left

Midsummer Yoga Retreat

Replenish, renew and reflect

Facilitator: Mel Skinner

At this point of midsummer and the longest day, take time for yourself to both nourish and restore your energies. This weekend retreat will offer nature-based meditations, free time to explore and rest, a gentle ‘flow and restore’ yoga practice…

20 - 24 Jun

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 twenty years.  Using traditional methods and techniques you will produce truly stunning…

01 - 04 Jul

Lifelines: Summer Drawing Retreat

Arts Education: Drawing From Life: Summer Drawing Retreat

Facilitator: Morag Donnelly

Lifelines is a sacred, sensitive art practice that weaves together movement and drawing. It provides a space for opening our senses and becoming more present with ourselves, our materials and each other. In the nourishing season of summer, together we…

02 - 04 Jul

Classical Guitar Masterclass

Facilitator: Craig Ogden

A masterclass opportunity to study with one of the best classical guitarists of our generation. This enjoyable, intense weekend study course is suitable for experienced players and advanced students with a minimum skill level of Grade 6 guitar. There will…

15 - 18 Jul

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 can also heal and unblock our energetic bodies. Much of work is based upon the three musical strains or modes of…

16 - 18 Jul

The Poetic Cosmos: A Writing Retreat

Creativity, Imagination & Interconnectedness: A Summer Writing Retreat

Facilitator: Drew Dellinger

This weekend writing retreat – explores the joys of poetry and creativity, awakening the playful poet and wordsmith within. Through writing, reading, and listening to poetry, participants will celebrate the sacred cosmos of language, and cultivate inspiration for the creative…

23 - 01 Jul

Gong Master Training Course 2021

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…

11 - 15 Aug
4 Places Left

Qi Gong Meditation Retreat

Qi Gong - Self Healing Retreat

Facilitator: Andy Henry

The focus of these five days is the study of Taijiwuxigong (a Qi Gong system) for self-healing, allowing us to come more into our real nature or our true state of being. This is characterised by an increased sense of…

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.…

03 - 05 Sep

REVIVE Change in Nature & Jonathan Porrit

Resource yourself & take action in this extraordinary time

Facilitators: Andy Raingold, Chloe Revill & Jonathan Porritt

This weekend is an opportunity to come together, resource ourselves and explore how we might navigate our way through this extraordinary ‘portal’ in time. REVIVE Change In Nature, looks to generate the renewal we desperately need for ourselves, our communities…

09 - 12 Sep

Animal Communication Workshop – Level 2

Telepathic animal communication workshop - Level 2

Facilitator: Jacqueline Buckingham

This  workshop is for you if you have previously studied in this field and feel comfortable with the basic elements. This is an exciting opportunity to learn new techniques & release blocks. Deepen your telepathic communication skills through supported practice…

10 - 12 Sep

Ruth White Yoga Retreat

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…

12 - 16 Sep

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 twenty years.  Using traditional methods and techniques you will produce truly stunning…

28 - 03 Sep

Nature Facilitation Training Course

An immersive learning journey in Nature Facilitation for those seeking to catalyse positive change

Facilitator: Andy Raingold & Chloe Revill

This Nature Facilitation Training 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, practice and seeks…

28 - 03 Sep

Nature Facilitation Training Course

An immersive learning journey in Nature Facilitation for those seeking to catalyse positive change

Facilitator: Andy Raingold & Chloe Revill

This Nature Facilitation Training 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, practice and seeks…

04 - 08 Oct
Gong Consciousness
7 Places Left

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 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,…

29 - 31 Oct
12 Places Left

Writing the Wild Season

Connect with Autumn's myths and mystery

Facilitator: Helen Moore

Over this weekend together, we’ll open to wildness, decay and compost within and without, as we explore the beautiful land of Hawkwood. In developing our response to place and the nature here,  we’ll delve into ancient and indigenous mysteries and…

31 - 03 Oct

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 twenty years.  Using traditional methods and techniques you will produce truly stunning…