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.

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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10 - 20 May
Tai Chi Day Retreat
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Qi Gong Membership Virtual Event

Ancient Energy Practices to Enhance Your Life

Facilitator: Chris Taylor

Qi Gong Membership Learn the ancient energy art of Qi Gong to bring health, vitality and focus to your everyday life.

23 - 01 Jul

Gong Master Training Course 2021

Facilitator: Aidan McIntyre

This year’s training will be led by Aidan McIntyre supported digitally by Don Conreaux, alongside the help of guest teachers Tabla Tom Simenauer, Rolf Nitsch, Sophie Sterckx, Charlie Merton, Kevin Goulding and Tim Byford. It will be the road to…

31 Jul
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Deep Ecology: Lughnasadh

First Fruits

Facilitator: Jenni Horsfall & Mark Graham

Using experiential practices, ritual, and myth Jennifer and Mark will show how the principles of deep ecology can be aligned to our personal journey of growth and self-discovery. Understanding human consciousness as a component of the ecological process, we will…

06 - 07 Aug

Sketching & Painting in the Garden

Drawing and watercolour techniques

Facilitator: Alison Vickery

Demonstrations and drawing exercises in Hawkwood’s beautiful gardens will inspire you to enjoy your sketchbook! You will learn how to sketch using a range of drawing materials and watercolour and receive guidance on the wide range of sketchbooks available. Please…

06 - 08 Aug

Gurkha Getaway

Outdoor practical & Nepali cultural weekend

Facilitator: Zara Balfour & Phil Briggs

The world’s first Gurkha activity weekend gives you the chance to experience the lifestyle of a Nepalese Gurkha in the great outdoors, learn about their culture and history, take part in fun physical activities. Eat Nepalese curry cooked by the…

20 - 22 Aug

Dance the Circle Round

Scheherazade

Facilitator: Stephanie Rose

This weekend explores the tale of Scheherazade, storyteller of the Arabian Nights, taking us dancing beyond the Bosphorus and into the Orient. Stephanie will teach both traditional folk and choreographed circle dances that expand on this exotic romance. Some previous dance experience will…

21 Aug

Indian Block Printing

A beginner's guide

Facilitator: Clare Walsh

Join Clare for a day of printing exploration using hand-carved Indian wooden blocks. Using a selection of hand carved blocks you will print onto a variety of surfaces and will create your own design on a tea towel or bag.…

03 - 05 Sep

Revive 2021

Resource yourself & take action in this extraordinary time

Facilitators: Andy Raingold, Chloe Revill & Jonathan Porritt

Come gather round people, wherever you roam. Join us and other change-makers to rejuvenate in nature and explore how to make a meaningful contribution at this critical moment in time.

03 - 05 Sep

Rest & Restore Yoga Retreat

Rest, reflect and renew

Facilitator: Mel Skinner

Prepare to move from summer to autumn with deeply restful yoga and nature-based meditations and activities to help you connect with your surroundings, as well as your body. From restorative yoga to remove the effects of high stress, and gentle…

04 Sep

Screenwriting Workshop with Graham Duff

Developing Your Script Writing Skills

Facilitator: Graham Duff

Multi-award winning TV comedy and drama screenwriter Graham Duff will provide you with a range of strategies to create powerful, engaging and entertaining scripts in this Screenwriting Workshop. Whether you’re a novice, or someone who has been writing for a…

10 - 12 Sep

Ruth White Yoga Retreat

Facilitator: Ruth White

Ruth White Yoga Retreat will allow you to work to your needs, inspire as well as relax and revitalise you. Preparing your body and mind to enter in to Autumn with the glow of self-care. Ruth says: “This lecture and…

14 - 19 Sep

Facilitation For Positive Change

An immersive learning journey to co-create the future we choose

Facilitator: Andy Raingold & Chloe Revill

This facilitation training course is designed for anyone looking to start or deepen their experience of supporting groups to catalyse positive change. It will help to equip you with enhanced skills, lived experiences and confidence to make a meaningful and…

28 - 03 Sep

Nature Facilitation Training Course

An immersive learning journey in Nature Facilitation for those seeking to catalyse positive change

Facilitator: Andy Raingold & Chloe Revill

This Nature Facilitation Training course is for anyone who is looking to start or to deepen their experience of leading groups in nature, to bring about enhanced wellbeing and /or catalyse positive change. The course combines theory, practice and seeks…

01 - 22 Oct

Art of Adornment Virtual Event

An exploration of Feminine Artistry in Motion

Facilitator: Kerry Wilde

Art of Adornment Can clothing be the vehicle to feel good? How would it feel to arrive at a sense of inner beauty and allow that to be experienced through the way we dress? This art of adornment course will…

08 - 10 Oct

The Loving Yes & the Loving No

A retreat creating wellness & intimacy through healthy boundaries

Facilitator: Adam Wilder

Why can it feel hard to ask for what we would like or need? Why can it be tricky to say no to people we care for even when it’s unhealthy for us? On this healthy boundaries retreat we will use…

08 - 10 Oct

Weaving the Line: Vessel and Form

A practical fibre arts 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…

29 - 31 Oct

Writing the Wild Season

Writing to connect with Autumn's myths and mystery

Facilitator: Helen Moore

During this weekend, we will connect to the qualities of Autumn and develop our writing skills. In response to the sense of place and Hawkwood’s wild edges,  we’ll delve into indigenous mysteries and myths. As we attune our powers of…

30 Oct

Deep Ecology: Samhain

Into the Darkness

Facilitator: Jenni Horsfall & Mark Graham

Using experiential practices, ritual, and myth Mark and Jennifer will show how the principles of deep ecology can be aligned to our personal journey of growth and self discovery. Understanding human consciousness as a component of the ecological process, we…

20 Nov

The Art & Craft of Soapmaking

An introduction to soap making using plant oils, colours and scents

Facilitator: Jonathan Code

A one day workshop that introduces participants to the art and craft of soap making through an exploration of the history of soap, the use of herbs and essential oils in the making of Victorian washballs and the steps undertaken…

03 - 05 Dec

Healing the Faery Accord

Reconciling the worlds of humans and nature

Facilitators: Caitlín Matthews, John Matthews and Wil Kinghan

This is a residential winter retreat, with myth, ritual, cosy fires and good company. Once upon a time, humanity’s relationship to nature and the faery worlds was harmonious and peaceful. Due to unwise and selfish acts, however, trust has been…