New Year Retreat Sun Dec 30 7pm-Tues Jan 1

Enjoy a gorgeous New Year retreat Sun Dec 30 7pm-Tues Jan 1

Deepen intimacy, empower your aliveness,  realise the unconditional love of Life itself.

Relating can be seen & explored as a clear mirror which reflects where you are living the falsehoods of personality rather than living freedom and the natural joy of being and heart.

Do you long to go deeper in your relating life ? Do you wonder how you can expand your capacity to give & receive more love every day? Do you wish for nourishment, holding and authenticity?

Clarify your ‘Yes’ and your ‘No’ in any given situation and communicate clearly. Trust your instinct and intuition.

Discover how energetic exchange with a partner becomes rejuvenating, healing, empowering.

Cutting edge explorations & world class facilitation.

Celebrate with those who love community, enjoy depth, authenticity, freedom, nourishment, connection, song, dance

Imagine …What you can discover is that who you are is what’s already right here, right now beyond your story.   The story, what was or what might be, naturally changes as you let go into What Is.  Life only happens now. And it’s a celebration.  And life energy can be shared right here, right now It’s exquisitely beautiful to just show up and play, show up and live.  What better way to start the New Year?

Enjoy the stunning vistas of rolling Gloucestershire valleys, soft sunshine on your face; the crisp beauty of frost; the nourishing earth beneath your feet as you explore stunning local walks and woods as well as the gardens. Enjoy a visit to the delightful town of Painswick a mile away. Hawkwood is a Grade II listed 19th Century country house, in Gloucestershire, surrounded by 42 acres of sustainably managed woodland, farmland and gardens, all overlooking the Severn Vale. Set in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Hawkwood is an inspiring and wonderfully peaceful location in which to celebrate being you this New Year. Luscious meals lovingly prepared for you. In your free time you can take one of the lovely walks nearby.  (Also see detailed description below)

Just imagine what would happen if you renewed your passion for life & your love of being you & what that might lead to……Do you long to learn how you can live awakened intimacy with your own being, with others, with existence?… then the renowned Joyful Loving New Year Retreat is for you!  Very Limited places, book your place now. 

Course Fees and Accommodation

Add your course place to your basket, below. Your accommodation is booked & paid for direct with the retreat centre. That fee, whether residential or non-residential, includes delicious fully catered lunches on Monday & Tuesday, afternoon tea on Monday & suppers on Sunday & Monday. If residential, you also receive breakfasts on Monday and Tuesday. You also receive unlimited teas and coffees. Monday supper is a festive celebration meal. Non-residential fee does not include breakfasts.

Please see full details of & how to book your accommodation & catering direct, in ‘Description’ below.  Note the couple/friend discount is applicable -tick the box if you bring someone new to Secret Garden and receive a discount! You must both book and pay SEPARATELY please

Christmas bookings -The course can be booked here -if any places remain – only until 12 noon on Friday Dec 21, but please help everyone by booking earlier if you can and to be sure of one of the strictly limited places We cannot confirm any course booking until your payment is also received. This must be made by bank transfer or paypal (add 3% paypal fee) as soon as you have booked at this page. Bank details and the url to the joining details are in your auto confirmation. After Dec 20, your accom & catering (in addition to & after booking the course at this page) can be booked ONLINE  They will then call you before the retreat begins to take your accom payment. Thank you.

Your New Year Retreat Course Fee 



  • £19 discount if you bring a friend

    Couple / friend discount?

    IMPORTANT: Both people must book separately - or if you wish to book on somebody's behalf, you must log in as them before making their booking

    *Name of attendee

    *Name of partner/friend

    Newsletters - please confirm if you would like to be included

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Hawkwood College is across the next valley from Joy’s own home. We are using this centre as we hope it brings a clear, welcoming and supportive environment for your process. You book your fully catered meals and accommodation or non-res place by calling Hawkwood office direct. The phone number for booking your accommodation/catering is 01453 759034. Fees are listed below.

There are several group rooms available to us which gives us enormous flexibility & a country house feel to our being together. The meditation room is our main group room & has four floor to ceiling windows with wonderful views onto the surrounding countryside, and a deck. It has a clear & calm atmosphere which means that you can simply focus on your work on arrival. There are floor cushions and backjacks available or upright chairs if you need them. There is a library which is very atmospheric, with its log fires and comfy sofas and chairs. It is a smaller group space and we can also gather here before supper, for those who wish it. There is a comfortable sitting room to use with easy chairs and sofas. This is a space we can relax in after sessions are over, and we will also use it for some break out circle & pair work.

In the gardens you can relax and enjoy the ponds, the waterfalls, the beautiful Victorian half walled gardenand fabulous walks for conversation or moments of reflection.

Hawkwood has a commitment to locally sourced and organically grown food, including growing salads, herbs from their own garden. Food is delicious, varied and plentiful. Breakfast is self service with cereals, muesli, dried fruit, grapefruit, yoghurt, toast and spreads, orange juice, tea, herb teas and coffee. Lunch is homemade soup or a hot savoury dish with delicious salad combinations and dressings. Dinner is a substantial main course with dessert. Cakes are served in the afternoon tea break. Morning refreshments are also provided

You must  tell Hawkwood your diet preference -meat and/or fish eater or vegetarian – when you call them to book, on 01453 759034 please. The centre can cater if necessary for special diets and will do their best to offer alternatives for those on restricted diets who attend the weekend. Please ensure you give them all the necessary informationYour health is always your own responsibility. Please ask kitchen staff once you are there if you have concerns. There may be an additional fee for provision of special diets. Special diets may incur an extra fee. You must on booking give clear details to Hawkwood of a) your allergy, b) the foods you cannot eat and 3. the reason for that. All responsibility for your health lies with you.

All the bedrooms are cosy & comfortable and many have original features, retaining much of their original character with lovely views onto the gardens and  Painswick valley and the Severn Vale. They are carefully prepared and we enjoy making them welcoming for you.   Towels for washing are provided.

You have the option to stay at home if you live nearby, if you wish it. Your day fee for all catering and use of facilities is paid directly to Hawkwood College. Please make an individual arrangement with Hawkwood when booking if you wish to pay for two breakfasts.

We feel that the way the house is set up helps create an informal family atmosphere of sharing and co-operation, perfect for Secret Garden community living. Assistants are available to clarify any questions.

Wishing you a safe and pleasant journey to the beautiful countryside of Gloucestershire and a peaceful, happy time til then.
Joy, Tim

Hawkwood Fees for weekend

 Single room, use of facilities & all catering – two dinners incl New year supper, two lunches, two breakfasts, two afternoon teas, two morning refreshments pp £219
 Twin / double room, use of facilities & all catering – two dinners incl New year supper, two lunches, two breakfasts, two afternoon teas, two morning refreshments  pp £ 197
 Non-residential, use of facilities & all catering – two dinners incl New year supper, two lunches, two breakfasts, two afternoon teas, two morning refreshments  £ 127

Preliminary details about the Residential weekend

Here is an example of a residential weekend rough plan which shows you how the days behind the scenes of your course will unfold. The schedule will be the same whether you are staying within the retreatc entre or staying at home. All meals will be taken at the retreat centre

Sunday  Arrival & welcome 6 30pmSupper 7pm
MondayMorning Meditation approx. 8am 9 am Breakfast 11 15am Circle Coffee break mid morning Catered Lunch approx 1pm-2 15pm  Afternoon tea & cake break approx 3 4pm Day circle closes approx. 5 30pmFestive Catered Supper 7pm- 8.30pm – Evening Circle for all participants New Year CelebrationOvernight at Retreat Centre or at your local home
 TuesdayMorning Meditation approx. 8am 9 am  Breakfast11 15am CircleCoffee break mid morning  Catered Lunch

approx 1 45pm-2 45pm  

Circle  closes 3 15 .  No supper or  b & b at the retreat centre



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