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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23 - 30 Nov
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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…

18 - 20 Dec

Winter Solstice Yoga Retreat

Reflect - Relax - Restore

Facilitator: Mel Skinner

Winter Solstice is a time of reflection, relaxation and restoration. This retreat gives you the time and space to slow down and reconnect with yourself. With yoga practices designed to bring steadiness and ease to both mind and body, journaling…

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…

25 - 29 Jan
Gong Consciousness
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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…

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…

26 - 28 Mar

Re-Instate Your Inner Self

Heal the Wound to Heal the Wasteland

Facilitator: Diana Durham and Anthony Nanson

Modern western culture has decided that we live in ‘a material world’ and therefore have no inner self, no soul. We are conditioned to ignore this powerful aspect of ourselves just as the biological and physical sciences largely ignore the…

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…