Weekend

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.

23 - 26 Aug
Hildegard
Fully Booked

Connecting Heaven and Earth

The Chant of Hildegard of Bingen

Facilitator: Emma Kirkby Dbe. & Caitlín Matthews

This course explores the life and chant of Benedictine abbess, Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179). On this singing Masterclass, which is open to all singers, Emma Kirkby will lead us in singing Hildegard’s sublime chant, which was written by the abbess…

30 - 01 Aug
Classical Guitar Masterclass Hawkwood Craig Ogden
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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…

30 - 01 Aug
Fully Booked

The Alexander Technique

Take control of your movement and your pain

Facilitator: Robin & Béatrice Simmons

In each course, we emphasise the fundamental principles of the Alexander Technique and also make sure to address the needs and enquiries of each participant. The Technique can be applied to any activity so we are always interested to convey…

06 - 08 Sep

Rest & Restore Retreat

Relax body, mind and soul with yoga

Facilitator: Mel Skinner

Step away from the to-do lists, the responsibilities and the busy-ness and remember what it is to rest, relax and restore with restorative, gentle yoga and yoga nidra. These forms of yoga are designed to take the body out of…

06 - 08 Sep

Yoga Philosophy

Journey of Transformation

Facilitator: Ravi Ravindra & Amit Biswas

In this weekend retreat we will explore the various steps and stages of transformation through dialogues and discussions from Hindu, Buddhist and Christian sacred literature and in the teachings of two modern sages, namely, Krishnamurti and Gurdjieff. The process will…

06 Sep

Self Inquiry & Transformation

Public talk with Ravi Ravindra

Spiritual scholar Ravi Ravindra will be giving a public talk on “Self Inquiry & Transformation” in the opening evening of his weekend retreat “Yoga Philosophy”. Ravi makes complex concepts accessible to those with a general interest, or deeper knowledge. He…

13 - 15 Sep

Building Wellbeing Together Weekend

Do you want to be happier? Do you feel overwhelmed facing the challenges of our time? Then connect in creative community at Network of Wellbeing’s second Building Wellbeing Together weekend! Held at beautiful Hawkwood in Stroud, UK, we’ll map how…

21 Sep

The Art of Ceremony

Healing For The World

Facilitator: Chris Taylor

The world is crying out for healing. Divisions between peoples and a schism between humanity and the living planet are causing untold damage. Yet we intuitively know the More Beautiful World we are capable of. In this workshop, we will…

22 Sep

Soulscapes

Transformational Painting Meditation

Facilitator: Herewood Gabriel

This method of painting is about freeing yourself up to the joys and wonder of colors, imagery, and shapes. Through spontaneous painting, you reveal hidden aspects of yourself. You then learn how to discriminate between what you want to reveal…

04 - 06 Oct

Rudolf Steiner’s Future Thinking

What kind of society do we want? How do we get there?

Facilitator: Martin Large & Steve Briault

This is a golden opportunity to meet others similarly engaged, to ask: ‘What kind of society do we want? and, How can we get there?’ We will inquire into our changing world, what strikes us as significant, burning questions to…

18 - 20 Oct

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…

25 - 27 Oct

The Art in Listening

Authentic Sound, Contemporary Soul

Facilitator: Nicholas & Ra Twilley

The Art in Listening is about aligning your aspirations with your everyday life. We use sound and movement forms to reveal the inner landscape of spoken, sung and instrumental sound. This extends to all aspects of our being, from how we…

09 Nov

Indian Block Printing

Facilitator: Clare Walsh

Learn the traditional skill of Indian Block Printing using a beautiful collection of hand-carved woodblocks. After a demonstration of the printing process, colour mixing, design placement and repeat patterns you will print tissue paper, card and coloured papers in the…

10 Nov

Be Seen, Be Heard

Creative ways to engage your audience

Facilitator: Adam Fotheringham

Be Seen, Be Heard is a transformational presence and confidence-building programme. It has been developed out of a synthesis of theatre training techniques, mindfulness, impact coaching and depth psychology. The programme is highly experiential and involves participants in activities including…

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…

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.…

29 - 01 Nov

Natural Mindfulness Retreat

Finding, healing, knowing & releasing your true nature

Facilitator: Ian Banyard

Join Ian for an immersive weekend in nature. Rather than doing, you will be encouraged and guided to just be with nature. Ian will prepare and share natural mindfulness experiences designed to help you connect with nature, your true nature…

30 Nov

Seasonal Soap Making

Naturally Nourishing Skincare

Facilitator: Jonathan Code

In this one-day workshop, we will make wash balls using plants harvested from the Hawkwood grounds and we will learn how to make soap using the cold-process method. You will be introduced to the history of soap-making and we will…

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…

08 Dec

Festive Willow

Make attractive willow decorations from willow

Facilitator: Norah Kennedy

Using some very simple basket making techniques and some different colours of willow we will create some very attractive Christmas decorations that you will be able to keep for years and will adorn your home every year.  You might want…