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.

10 - 13 Oct

Create a Singing Bowl

A meditative process with a master craftsman

Facilitator: Ton Akkermans & Carolina Schomper

Following traditional craft processes and working outdoors you will learn about the different qualities of metals, then shape and refine your own instrument to take home. Each day includes morning meditation and sharing in the group, as well as developing…

14 - 17 Oct

Embodied Leadership

A retreat for women

Facilitator: Bee James & Lesley Joy Quilty

Using a combination of reflection, creative exercises, and small group constellation coaching we will rehearse the embodiment of ten archetypes essential to effective leadership.  Insight into how these archetypal characters show up in us as gifts and as shadows leads…

18 - 20 Oct
Event Cancelled

Being Centred

Tai chi & conscious movement

Facilitator: Paul King

With the many inner and outer pressures of life, how do we move into living from our centre?  We will explore this and our own ‘natural’ patterns in life through Tai Chi, the five elements of traditional Chinese wisdom, conscious…

28 - 01 Oct

Further Journey in Mastery of the Gong

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 - 13 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…

22 - 24 Nov

Before I Go

Creating a good end-of-life plan

Facilitator: Jane Diamond

Our culture is largely death-phobic, yet it is something we all must face at some point, whether our own death or that of family and friends. It makes sense to think about and practically prepare for both how we might…

22 - 24 Nov

Crossing the Bridge

Rites of passage for men

Facilitator: Nicholas Clements

This retreat uses creativity, mindfulness and physical activities to enable the men to challenge their own self assumptions about what they can achieve and how they can be seen in the world. A specially created programme which enables participants to…

29 - 01 Nov

Yoga Retreat

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.…

06 - 08 Dec

Brutus and the Myth of New Troy

After the Illiad and the Aeneid

Facilitator: Caitlín & John Matthews and Charles Newington

We explore the mythic foundations of Britain and London, and follow the adventures of Brutus, Aeneas’ grand-son. Caitlín and John will uncover the myths of our beginnings, and the function of the giants, while Charles Newington will reveal the making…

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…

03 - 05 Jan

Rest & Restore New Year Retreat

Relax Your Way Into 2020 With Deeply Restful Yoga

Facilitator: Mel Skinner

Unwind from the chaos of Christmas and start a new year feel 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 to gently…

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…

04 - 07 May

Gong Consciousness

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

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…

25 - 29 Oct

Sound, Silence & the Voice Inside You

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…