Hawkwood College is in a Grade II listed 19th Century country house with 42 acres of grounds overlooking the Severn Vale. It was founded in 1948 and they describe themselves as ‘an ethical centre providing courses, facilitating training and offering venue hire, set in a beautiful location in the Cotswolds.’ Residential students have access to a Woodland Sanctuary, mature ornamental grounds and can visit the Victorian half-walled gardens where fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers are grown to use in the house.
I will be teaching an introduction to Ayurveda over the course of the weekend, including practical work such as herb tasting in with the other lessons. We will cover Ayurvedic philosophy, the basics of anatomy, physiology and constitution, diagnosing with pulses, de-toxing, diet, herbs and lifestyle.
Fully inclusive residential single £265; shared £225; Non-residential £185 includes supper Friday, lunch and supper Saturday and lunch on Sunday, plus all refreshments.
Arrival 4.00-6.00pm on Friday. Course begins with supper together on Friday followed by introductory session. Course ends with tea and cake at 4.00pm on Sunday, followed by departure.
To book please contact Hawkwood College on 01453 759 034 or click HERE to book online.
We are delighted that Satish Kumar will be our keynote speaker at HerbFest 2017 and will also give a talk on People, Plants and Planet.
Satish is a former monk and long-term peace and environment activist, who has been quietly setting the Global Agenda for change for over 50 years. He was just nine when he left his family home to join the wandering Jains and 18 when he decided he could achieve more back in the world, campaigning for land reform in India and working to turn Gandhi’s vision of a renewed India and a peaceful world into reality. Since moving to the UK in 1973 Satish has been editor of Resurgence magazine – making him the UK’s longest-serving editor of the same magazine. He is on the Advisory Board of Our Future Planet, a unique online community sharing ideas for real change and, in recognition of his commitment to animal welfare and compassionate living, he was recently elected vice-president with the RSPCA. He continues to teach and run workshops on reverential ecology, holistic education and voluntary simplicity and is a much sought-after speaker both in the UK and abroad.
HerbFest – Bringing People and Plants Together
Following the great success of HerbFest 2016 at Monte Mariposa in Portugal, we are happy to announce that we will be back at Monte Mariposa for HerbFest 2017!
You can look forward to more great lectures and informative workshops surrounded by the wild lavender and spring herbs of Portugal. We will update you as soon as we have more information – don’t forget to look on our Facebook page too! (www.facebook.com/herbfestuk)
Feedback from HerbFest 2016:
‘It was so well organised, yet very relaxed – just the right pace and tone – very uplifting and enlightening experience.’ Julie
‘What a great weekend at HerbFest in Monte Mariposa in Portugal. Fantastic speakers, I have met some new wonderful people and learned more about herbs and also about Portuguese and Spanish traditions and herbal teachings. Wow, what a worthwhile trip!’ Gemma
‘Oh my, what a wonderful wonderful place Monte Mariposa is! Thanks Annie & Beatriz and all who were involved in Herbfest this year….What a wonderful bunch of supportive, knowledgeable people! The location was out of this world with its wild Borage, Lavender, Wild carrot and oh so much more, the bees were deafening and the whole thing as you can tell has blown me away. That’s without mentioning the haunting and first class local Fado music which was the entertainment on Saturday eve. I take all of this away with me and have everything crossed that we can hold it again here next year. Anyone that didn’t manage to go, try for next year, you won’t regret it!’ Ashlie