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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25 - 27 Sep

Yoga with Ruth White

Facilitator: Ruth White

Originally trained and certificated by B.K.S. Iyengar, today Ruth adapts her Karuna teaching to the ever-changing needs of the student. She has developed a unique style of teaching that unites pupil and teacher in an atmosphere of happiness and well-being.…

25 - 27 Sep
Gizella K Warburton Art
Event Cancelled

Weaving the Line

A practical art retreat

Facilitator: Gizella K Warburton

Develop the confidence to take risks with your ideas and nurture your own creative voice. This course is suitable for those new to drawing or making, or for experienced artists wanting to revisit or refresh their practice. In observing the…

09 - 11 Oct
20-394 The Art of Fermentation Hawkwood
Event Postponed

The Art of Fermentation

Seasonal preparations to enliven your diet

Facilitator: Daphne Lambert

This wide-ranging course is about the transformative fermenting process. Information on making your own ferments, an overview of the fascinating history and the benefits for individuals, communities and the planet. Gundruk, kimchi, kvass, idli and shrubs will inspire you to…

09 - 11 Oct
Improv for Beginners Hawkwood
Event Postponed

Improv for Beginners

A gentle introduction into the joy of comedy and theatre improvisation.

Facilitator: Jon Trevor

This will be a gentle introduction into the joy of comedy and theatre improvisation. A low-pressure, high-enjoyment workshop in a fun, friendly, supportive and stress-free environment. You will learn to work together with others to spontaneously create group stories, scenes…

12 - 15 Oct

Beyond the Hero

The Second Adventure with Olivier Mythodrama

Facilitator: Micheal Boyle & Sasha Behar

The myth of Parzival’s ‘quest for the Grail’ offers a profound and timely mirror to reflect on the deeper patterns that run through our lives. Mythodramatic practices and breakthrough coaching sessions offer all participants transformational learning.

23 - 25 Oct

Flutes Inspired

Playing Together Again

Facilitator: Elisabeth Parry

Do you love playing the flute? Would you like to improve your flute skills in an encouraging and supportive environment? Elisabeth’s focus is on helping you to make real progress in your flute-playing journey. This course is the perfect chance…

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…

30 - 01 Oct

The Art of Animal Communication

Facilitator: Jacqueline Buckingham

If you have animals in your life, whether as companions or in your work, interspecies communication can support and facilitate your interspecies relationships to be more harmonious and more effective. Jacqueline has been communicating with animals and plants for as…

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…

20 - 22 Nov

Transformative Leadership Programme

How can we embed human connection in services and systems?

Join a 6 month Learning Marathon to explore the answer to this question and develop the craft of relationship-centred design, together with a dozen peers. Based in London with 2 residential weekends in Stroud, the Deepr Learning Marathon is powered…

20 - 22 Nov

Re-connecting with Words

A Dark Angels workshop

Facilitator: John Simmons and Neil Baker

This practical workshop is a special opportunity to boost your creative energy as we head into the winter months. We’ll share some simple tools and exercises to help you connect with words in new ways. The weekend will be suitable…

23 - 30 Nov

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…

04 - 06 Dec

The Gifts of the Celts

Celebrating Celtic Wisdom

Facilitator: John & Caitlín Matthews & Ian Rees

From the deep myths and stories of the Celtic lands, to the art, music, poetry, law, and vision, we have been richly gifted by the Celts.  In this winter gathering, we explore some of these gifts, drawing on the wisdom…

17 - 20 Dec

Lifelines: Drawing from Life Retreat

A Midwinter Drawing Retreat

Facilitator: Morag Donnelly

Lifelines is a sacred, sensitive art practice that weaves together movement and drawing, providing a space for opening our senses and becoming more present with ourselves, our materials and each other. This drawing retreat is a pause offered at the…

08 - 10 Jan

Rest & Restore New Year Retreat

Relax Your Way Into 2021 With Deeply Restful Yoga

Facilitator: Mel Skinner

Unwind from the chaos of the holiday season and start the new year feeling deeply rested. Rather than pushing ourselves into postures, this retreat will encourage you to let go of tension and worries. With twice daily yoga sessions designed…

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…

20 - 23 May

Authentic Expression, Effortless Wisdom

Sound, Silence & the Voice Inside You

Facilitator: Chloe Goodchild

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 healing medicine of dynamic silence. You will…

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…

06 - 08 Aug

Choral Weekend

Beethoven's Missa Solemnis: A choral weekend with Gavin Carr

Facilitator: Gavin Carr

Beethoven’s  Missa Solemnis is generally considered one of the composer’s supreme achievements and  one of the most significant Mass settings of the period. This richly textured, solemn piece was composed over a four year period and was first performed in…