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Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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April 2021

Do Something For Nothing

Do Something For Nothing with Joshua Coombes

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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Conversations That Matter Hawkwood is a place to grow, a place to create, and a place for conversation. Join us for this talk discussing the rise in homelessness and how we can Do Something For Nothing with Joshua Coombes. We commit to opening up spaces for people to come together and have #ConversationsThatMatter. This explorative and widely inclusive ground is to share, connect and speak from or for our rapidly changing world. Click to see our full series. Practical Information…

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May 2021

Mindful Drawing

Mindful Drawing

May 3 @ 4:00 pm - May 17 @ 5:30 pm
Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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At A Glance Learn to use drawing as meditation Focus on process rather than outcome Learning how to pay attention and draw what you see and experience Participants Will Gain Explore ways to quieten the thinking mind Willingness to trust the process, experiment and explore without expectation A greater ability to look and see Mindful Drawing Mindful Drawing is a form of practice where we apply the principles of mindfulness – paying attention with kindly awareness and without judging –…

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Advanced Nature Writing Stephen Moss

Advanced Nature Writing

May 4 @ 4:00 pm - May 18 @ 5:30 pm
Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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At a glance Advanced writing techniques Focus on taking your writing to the next stage Professional Skills: how to get your work published What participants will gain An insight into the different ways you can improve your writing skills An understanding of the market for articles, online content and books Practical guidance on how to get your work published This three-part Advanced Online Writing online workshop is aimed at people who already write about the natural world, and now want…

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Conversations that Matter: Life Lessons from Nepal

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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In this new Conversations that Matter episode, we travel to the Himalayas. Himalayan families face an impossible choice for their children: with family but without future or educated but without family.​ Children are often sent away by their parents when they are just 4 years old, to school in the capital city of Kathmandu, in the hope that education will give them a better chance in life. For 12 years they live and study at school, receiving free education, but…

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Shaolin Cosmos Qigong Book Launch

Shaolin Cosmos Qigong Talk with Free eBook

May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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This talk is brought to you through gift economy (donations). When donating, be sure to add the note "COSMOS".  Donate Here  If you'd rather not use PayPal, please donate on our page. Shaolin Cosmos Qigong About 80% of practitioners today practice gentle, physical exercise, and they don't realise it. Hence, many practitioners are weak and sick, though genuine chi kung is supposed to contribute to good health, vitality and longevity. We in Shaolin Wahnam practice genuine high level chi kung. …

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Return of the Larder

Return of the Larder

May 13 @ 7:00 pm - May 27 @ 8:00 pm
Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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Over three online sessions, Daphne will explore with you the health benefits of wild garlic, nettle and dandelion, dip into their folklore and share recipes. At a Glance Learn the health giving benefits of familiar spring plant Discover traditional methods of preserving food to store in the larder Deepen your connection to the natural world Participants will gain A taste of medicinal spring plants Shared knowledge of supporting health New culinary skills and ideas Whilst these plants may be gathered…

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Spring Blacksmithing Day

May 22 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£95 2 tickets left
Blacksmithing Day

At a glance Hands-on experience of forging hot iron at the blacksmithing day The choice of items to make, welcome to bring own designs/ideas Learn how to make and maintain forge fire, heat the steel correctly, and apply correct techniques to produce well-made items Plenty of tutor attention working in a small group of up to 4 participants Suitable for adults only Participants gain An understanding of the craft process of blacksmithing A range of projects completed based on individual…

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Spring Blacksmithing Day

May 23 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£95 2 tickets left
Blacksmithing Day

At a glance Hands-on experience of forging hot iron at the blacksmithing day The choice of items to make, welcome to bring own designs/ideas Learn how to make and maintain forge fire, heat the steel correctly, and apply correct techniques to produce well-made items Plenty of tutor attention working in a small group of up to 4 participants Suitable for adults only Participants gain An understanding of the craft process of blacksmithing A range of projects completed based on individual…

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June 2021

Creativity Workshop

Play Ethic Creativity Workshop

June 1 @ 6:30 pm - June 22 @ 8:00 pm
Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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At a Glance Access your own sources & discover tools to make creativity your way of living with this creativity workshop Prioritise the projects you love and be an agent of change in your own endeavours Heal yourself through creative exploration and appreciate your own unique voice Learn to collaborate playfully and creatively, sharing your journey with creative peers and champions Participants will gain Healing: connection to your own creative wellspring, whatever your walk of life Energy: kickstart your creative…

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Wisdom of Self Healing Systems 1

Wisdom of Self-Healing Systems: Summer

June 8 @ 6:30 pm - June 29 @ 8:00 pm
Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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With the four seasons as our guides, we will explore the themes of new beginnings, growth, harvest, death and rebirth as part of an ongoing regenerative flow, helping to build inner and outer attunement and coherence. It is as we engage with these flows that we discover the deep wisdom inherent in Nature’s capacity for self-healing, and learn to apply key principles to the different aspects of our lives. We recognise that participants may be joining from many different parts…

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Yoga Retreat

Midsummer Yoga Retreat

June 18 @ 4:00 pm - June 20 @ 2:00 pm
Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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At a glance Slow down, reflect and take time to recharge Calm your nervous system, boost immunity and balance your hormones with yoga Connect with the beautiful surroundings through silent morning meditation walks, nature-based journalling and the gift of free time and space What will participants gain Reduce feelings of anxiety, fatigue, stress and more Time to slow down, reflect, and turn inward Experience deep rest for mind, body and soul This time of year is as a time for…

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Summer Blacksmithing Workshop

June 19 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£95 3 tickets left
Blacksmithing Day

At a glance Hands-on experience of forging hot iron at the summer blacksmithing workshop The choice of items to make, welcome to bring own designs/ideas Learn how to make and maintain forge fire, heat the steel correctly, and apply correct techniques to produce well-made items Plenty of tutor attention working in a small group of up to 4 participants Suitable for adults only Participants gain An understanding of the craft process of blacksmithing A range of projects completed based on…

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Summer Blacksmithing Workshop

June 20 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£95 4 tickets left
Blacksmithing Day

At a glance Hands-on experience of forging hot iron at the summer blacksmithing workshop The choice of items to make, welcome to bring own designs/ideas Learn how to make and maintain forge fire, heat the steel correctly, and apply correct techniques to produce well-made items Plenty of tutor attention working in a small group of up to 4 participants Suitable for adults only Participants gain An understanding of the craft process of blacksmithing A range of projects completed based on…

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Japanese Embroidery

June 20 @ 4:00 pm - June 24 @ 4:00 pm
Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£100 13 tickets left
Japanese embroidery

Japanese Embroidery (shishu in Japanese) is a hand-embroidery technique that is over 1000 years old. The exquisite designs are based on seasons and celebrations. You can find these primarily on the traditional dress of kimono and obi. This tradition was handed down through Kurenai-Kai in Japan and the Japanese Embroidery Center in Atlanta. This unique type of embroidery uses pure silk threads, and works on the finest quality of silk and metallic fabrics. All equipment used is Japanese. These include…

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Archetypal Wisdom

Archetypal Wisdom: Acting in our Desired Futures

June 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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Archetypes are underlying patterns in human nature and culture. Every civilisation identifies its own favoured set of Archetypes and lives by them, until they get staid, stale or unsustainable. Times of required transition call for a change in archetypal pattern - what Jung called “a metamorphosis of the gods”. We are in such times… But every transition requires that we change our story and this is intensely difficult. Humans tend to live (and die) by the stories we tell ourselves.…

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July 2021

Midwinter Drawing Retreat

Lifelines: Summer Drawing Retreat

July 1 @ 4:00 pm - July 4 @ 5:00 pm
Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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At a glance A three day summer drawing retreat in the Cotswolds Choose a residential place, or if you live locally you may choose the non-residential option Awaken your innate creative wisdom through movement and drawing from life Participants will gain Develop a fluent and rich drawing language Cultivate a capacity to move freely between felt presence, sensing, and gesture Leave feeling nourished and resourced with a deepened sense of belonging and connection What is it? In this body-centered approach…

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Classical Guitar Masterclass

July 2 @ 2:00 pm - July 4 @ 4:00 pm
Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£150 9 tickets left
Classical Guitar Masterclass

At a glance Study with one of UK’s leading guitarists Play alongside others of a similar level Solo and ensemble exercises Participants will gain Develop your own unique "voice" on the guitar Hone your technique with individual attention Practice with interpretation and expression Performance skills This summer weekend course is a true celebration of the guitar and brings the perfect combination of musical study and beautiful surroundings. This 2-day masterclass is a great opportunity to study with one of the…

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Summer Blacksmithing Workshop

July 3 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£95 1 ticket left
Blacksmithing Day

At a glance Hands-on experience of forging hot iron at the summer blacksmithing workshop The choice of items to make, welcome to bring own designs/ideas Learn how to make and maintain forge fire, heat the steel correctly, and apply correct techniques to produce well-made items Plenty of tutor attention working in a small group of up to 4 participants Suitable for adults only Participants gain An understanding of the craft process of blacksmithing A range of projects completed based on…

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Tai Chi Retreat - Day at Hawkwood

Tai Chi Day Retreat

July 3 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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At a Glance Learn Qi Gong exercises to help strengthen health and immunity Build a sense of balance and calm which you can take away with you Find a greater connection with the life-force energy that sustains all things around us Make a plan of how to integrate these Tai Chi practices into your daily routine Participants will gain Build inner peace and calm Discover a felt experience of the life force energy in all things Feel healthier and more…

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Art of Adornement

Art of Adornment

July 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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At A Glance 4-part programme - Saturday mornings in July Live sessions with resources and home practice Learn the Art of Adornment & feminine embodiment tools Learn practical styling tips & exploration on playing dress up Participants Will Gain A renewed sense of inner to outer beauty Style strategies that enhance your highest essence A slow and meaningful approach to clothing Fashion Trends In these tumultuous times on the planet where we are navigating an influx of great change, we…

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The Art of the Healing Voice in Celtic Shamanism

July 15 @ 4:00 pm - July 18 @ 2:00 pm
Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£120 13 tickets left
Celtic Shamanism Hawkwood

At a Glance Learn how to access healing by means of your voice Explore the inner world of the shamanic voice Mediate the ancient wisdom of Ireland through traditional methods Participants will take away Trust in the soul healing of your own voice Understanding how healing stems from ancestral  and traditional wisdom Learn how to access the inner worlds with confidence The Healing Voice The healing voice speaks directly to us, flowing seamlessly through all barriers to address the deep…

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21-294 The Poetic Cosmos: A Writing Retreat

The Poetic Cosmos: A Writing Retreat

July 16 @ 4:00 pm - July 18 @ 4:00 pm
Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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At a glance Poetry writing retreat for all levels Focus on ecology, nature, consciousness Embracing arts and activism What participants will gain Immersion into poetry writing Techniques and practices to take home Encouragement and positive critique Opportunity to share work in a supportive group "In a sense, the whole of life moves on the wave of a dream.”  — Martin Luther King Jr. The poetic imagination flows from the depths of the universe itself. Poetry and art help us experience…

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Summer Blacksmithing Workshop

July 17 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£95 3 tickets left
Blacksmithing Day

At a glance Hands-on experience of forging hot iron at the blacksmithing workshop The choice of items to make, welcome to bring own designs/ideas Learn how to make and maintain forge fire, heat the steel correctly, and apply correct techniques to produce well-made items Plenty of tutor attention working in a small group of up to 4 participants Suitable for adults only Participants gain An understanding of the craft process of blacksmithing A range of projects completed based on individual…

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Summer Blacksmithing Workshop

July 18 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£95 4 tickets left
Blacksmithing Day

At a glance Hands-on experience of forging hot iron at the summer blacksmithing workshop The choice of items to make, welcome to bring own designs/ideas Learn how to make and maintain forge fire, heat the steel correctly, and apply correct techniques to produce well-made items Plenty of tutor attention working in a small group of up to 4 participants Suitable for adults only Participants gain An understanding of the craft process of blacksmithing A range of projects completed based on…

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Gong Master Training Course 2021

July 23 @ 6:00 pm - August 1 @ 4:00 pm
Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£200 Sold out
Gong Mastery Aidan McIntyre

MORE PLACES MAY BE RELEASED IF COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS ARE EASED - PLEASE REGISTER YOUR INTEREST The ten day full Gong Master Training comprises both theory and practice sessions. There will be optional pre-breakfast additional Yoga sessions for those who wish to continue their early morning Yoga practice. Techniques The emphasis will be on all areas of Gong Mastership depending on the needs of the students. Topics will include: Gong playing techniques, (including the different strokes and the use of all…

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Deep Ecology: Lughnasadh

July 31 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£45 – £60 9 tickets left

At a glance The principles of Deep Ecology and Eco-psychology - nature, human nature and the interconnectedness of life Personal and collective myths and the role of human consciousness in the ecological process Participants will gain Explore the potential of ritual as a creative tool for personal and collective growth Deepen their connection and sense of belonging to the web of life When we transcend the myth of separation and embrace our role within the ecological system, we enrich our…

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August 2021

Qi Gong Meditation Retreat

August 11 @ 2:00 pm - August 15 @ 2:00 pm
Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£200 4 tickets left

At a glance Experience stillness (our empty essence) Develop awareness of what Qi shows about ourselves and the world we live in Participants will gain You will go home with exercises for your own practice to connect your own innate life-force or qi with the natural healing forces of the Earth A stronger energy-body that can result in improvements in the health of our physical, emotional and mental aspects Greater health, freedom, and clarity of body, energy, and mind Summary We use a…

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Kabbalah & the Way of Myth

August 30 @ 4:00 pm - August 31 @ 4:00 pm
Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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At a glance Attune to the myth on a personal level (living your own myth) Integrate Kabbalah and mythological concepts Practice our myths & Kabbalah to have direct experience of them What will participants gain Greater understanding and insights into the world of myth and Kabbalah Self-knowledge through the instructive and animating power of myth Learning more about the psychological and metaphysical structure of myth Practical application of the way of myth and Kabbalah in your personal life and the world…

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Kabbalah Summer School

The Way of Kabbalah

August 31 @ 4:00 pm - September 3 @ 2:00 pm
Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom

At a glance Using theory and practice, understand the Kabbalistic scheme of the four worlds. Made real through teaching, sharing and meditation Enjoy a sacred space in the form of the Tree of Life. Laid on the floor for devotional ritual and contemplation Participants will gain A wider understanding of Kabbalistic principles Fresh experiences from the oral tradition Companionship and good conversation Summary The annual Kabbalah Summer Retreat is an opportunity to gather in the peaceful surroundings of Hawkwood, to…

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September 2021

REVIVE Change in Nature & Jonathan Porrit

September 3 @ 2:00 pm - September 5 @ 5:00 pm
Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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At a Glance Explore how to grow you ability to make a meaningful contribution at this critical moment in time Pause, breathe, gather our energies and revisit our personal sense of purpose and meaning Leave walking more lightly and imagining worlds anew What will Participants Gain Be inspired by fresh ideas Equip yourself with new tools for resilience in these times Foster a supportive community to help you deepen the work you do Connection to nature to regenerate and renew…

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Rest & Restore Yoga Retreat

September 3 @ 4:00 pm - September 5 @ 2:00 pm
Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£100 16 tickets left
Mel_Yoga_Skinner

At a Glance Practice a soft, gentle and nourishing type of yoga to rest aching muscles and weary bones Explore meditation through complete relaxation, known as yoga nidra Connect with the beautiful surroundings through silent morning meditation walks and the gift of free time and space What Participants Will Gain Reduce feelings of anxiety, fatigue, stress and more Time to slow down and prepare for a new year Deep rest for mind, body and soul The course will start on…

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Communicate with Animals Level 2

Animal Communication Workshop – Level 2

September 9 @ 10:00 am - September 12 @ 4:00 pm
Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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At a Glance An Animal communication workshop to expand on your basic skills Build confidence and learn to trust yourself Work through blocks and obstacles Explore the Code of Ethics of Inter-species Communicators For people with some formal training or experience in communicating with animals What you will gain New techniques for communication including identifying physical symptoms Ways to frame questions to produce clearer responses How to report back to an animal’s person or caregiver Multiple practice opportunities Extend telepathic…

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Yoga Retreat Ruth White

Ruth White Yoga Retreat

September 10 @ 4:00 pm - September 12 @ 4:00 pm
Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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At a glance Increase your physical strength and flexibility Relax and rejuvenate your mind Improve your concentration Philosophy of yoga beautifully intertwined with Asana Practice, Pranayama and Meditation What participants will gain A weekend spent with like minded people in this delightful community The benefits - still mind, stronger heart, core strength and inner calm - are evident long after the weekend The art of Relaxation and a feeling of rejuvenation Whatever your ability, you are most welcome to Ruth…

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Japanese embroidery

Japanese Embroidery

September 12 @ 4:00 pm - September 16 @ 4:00 pm
Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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Japanese Embroidery (shishu in Japanese) is a hand-embroidery technique that is over 1000 years old. The exquisite designs are based on seasons and celebrations. You can find these primarily on the traditional dress of kimono and obi. This tradition was handed down through Kurenai-Kai in Japan and the Japanese Embroidery Center in Atlanta. This unique type of embroidery uses pure silk threads, and works on the finest quality of silk and metallic fabrics. All equipment used is Japanese. These include…

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Regenerative Leadership Jenny Andersson

The Regenerative Path

September 15 @ 3:00 pm - November 17 @ 5:00 pm
Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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The Regenerative Path is a journey to develop the qualities and practices of regenerative leadership to help participants create the change we need for a new, vibrant, life-affirming and regenerative economy to emerge. Together we will journey through a new way of perceiving and working in the world through living systems. We will explore the challenges we face and practice together what we learn as we go, adapting, learning and evolving our change practice and, by doing so, increase our effectiveness in supporting…

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Conscious Connections with Nature

September 15 @ 6:30 pm - October 20 @ 8:00 pm
Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£150 34 tickets left
Conscious Connections with Nature

Wednesdays 6.30pm - 8.00pm  BST 15, 22, 29 September, 6, 13 & 20 October   At A Glance A rich journey for healing self and planet Intention focusing exercises from a vibrant tradition which are tried and tested Support for you to bring alive the wisdom inherent in nature How to embody your enquiry How to make sense of this wherever you live Participants Will Gain A renewed understanding about your connection to all that is Lots of practical tools…

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Wisdom of Self Healing Systems 2

Wisdom of Self-Healing Systems: Autumn

September 21 @ 6:30 pm - October 12 @ 8:30 pm
Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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With the four seasons as our guides, we will explore the themes of new beginnings, growth, harvest, death and rebirth as part of an ongoing regenerative flow, helping to build inner and outer attunement and coherence. It is as we engage with these flows that we discover the deep wisdom inherent in Nature’s capacity for self-healing, and learn to apply key principles to the different aspects of our lives. We recognise that participants may be joining from many different parts…

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Nature Facilitation Training Course

September 28 @ 2:00 pm - October 3 @ 5:00 pm
Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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Change In Nature

At a glance Developing skills & experience to facilitate groups in nature Experiential learning & nature immersion Building a trusted learning community with like-minded practitioners Participants will gain Group facilitation & leadership skills with a varied toolkit of nature connection practices The confidence to grow as a facilitator through practice, support & feedback Comfort with designing programmes, by drawing upon a number of different change models and frameworks Practical nature skills which including fire-making, fire cooking & setting up a…

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Change In Nature

Nature Facilitation Training Course

September 28 @ 2:00 pm - October 3 @ 5:00 pm
Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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At a glance Developing skills & experience to facilitate groups in nature Experiential learning & nature immersion Building a trusted learning community with like-minded practitioners Participants will gain Group facilitation & leadership skills with a varied toolkit of nature connection practices The confidence to grow as a facilitator through practice, support & feedback Comfort with designing programmes, by drawing upon a number of different change models and frameworks Practical nature skills which including fire-making, fire cooking & setting up a…

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October 2021

Gong Consciousness

Further Journeys in the Mastery of the Gong

October 4 @ 2:00 pm - October 8 @ 2:00 pm
Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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At a glance One to one sound healing, self-healing and group work Gong techniques: How to play well with many different mallets Singing Bowl techniques: How to play well with wands and mallets Listening with the entirety of your being on both the physical and energetic level Students will have the opportunity to experiment with master quality instruments, both gongs, and singing bowls, and also receive instruction on the shruti box, chanting, toning and singing. There will also be an…

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The Wild Scribe

October 8 @ 4:00 pm - October 10 @ 2:00 pm
Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£120 16 tickets left

At a glance Explore the power of language rewilded Experiment with numerous journal techniques Discover the deep wisdom and healing available from nature journaling Learn the one journal technique that enhances every journal write What will participants gain Fresh ideas, tools and resources for a deeper journaling practice Deepened creativity and rejuvenation from a weekend in the Hawkwood gardens A body of writing to take home that can be further developed Designed for those passionate about giving voice to the…

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Writing the Wild Season

October 29 @ 4:00 pm - October 31 @ 4:00 pm
Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£100 12 tickets left

At a glance Guided writing and Nature connection exercises outdoors Inspiration from other writers Free time to develop new writing styles, including poetry or prose An opportunity to share your work and receive constructive feedback from an award-winning eco-poet/writer What you will gain Embrace some nourishing time away from everyday responsibilities to develop/refresh your writing skills Build confidence in your ability to explore, observe and respond to  the natural world Develop a deep ecological sensibility and find the language and…

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Deep Ecology: Samhain

October 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£45 – £60 12 tickets left

At a glance The principles of Deep Ecology and Eco-psychology - nature, human nature and the interconnectedness of life. Personal and collective myths and the role of human consciousness in the ecological process. Participants will gain Explore the potential of ritual as a creative tool for personal and collective growth Deepen their connection and sense of belonging to the web of life When we transcend the myth of separation and embrace our role within the ecological system, we enrich our…

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Japanese embroidery

Japanese Embroidery

October 31 @ 4:00 pm - November 3 @ 4:00 pm
Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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Japanese Embroidery (shishu in Japanese) is a hand-embroidery technique that is over 1000 years old. The exquisite designs are based on seasons and celebrations. You can find these primarily on the traditional dress of kimono and obi. This tradition was handed down through Kurenai-Kai in Japan and the Japanese Embroidery Center in Atlanta. This unique type of embroidery uses pure silk threads, and works on the finest quality of silk and metallic fabrics. All equipment used is Japanese. These include…

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November 2021

Wisdom of Self Healing Systems 3

Wisdom of Self-Healing Systems: Winter

November 30 @ 6:30 pm - December 21 @ 8:30 pm
Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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With the four seasons as our guides, we will explore the themes of new beginnings, growth, harvest, death and rebirth as part of an ongoing regenerative flow, helping to build inner and outer attunement and coherence. It is as we engage with these flows that we discover the deep wisdom inherent in Nature’s capacity for self-healing, and learn to apply key principles to the different aspects of our lives. We recognise that participants may be joining from many different parts…

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December 2021

Midwinter Drawing Retreat

Lifelines: A Midwinter Drawing Retreat

December 16 @ 4:00 pm - December 19 @ 5:00 pm
Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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At a glance A midwinter drawing retreat with Morag Donnelly Awaken your innate creative wisdom through movement and drawing from life Participants will gain Develop a fluent and rich drawing language Cultivate a capacity to move freely between felt presence, sensing, and gesture Leave feeling nourished and resourced with a deepened sense of belonging and connection What is it? A body-centered approach to life drawing, we hone our innate creativity, responding to beauty and expanding our freedom of expression. This…

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