A Place to be Real Together


Spirituality and Community on the Dorset Coast

We are a beautiful seaside retreat combining the experience of community living with...

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Family holidays, art events, singing weekends, meditation courses, walking weeks...

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Our Team

Meet the people building community by the sea in Dorset...

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Join Our Core :-)

Cool as a cucumber in the kitchen, office wiz, cozy home maker, Jill or Jack of all trades. Are any of these you?...

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Othona Gold

Othona came to Dorset over 50 years ago. The Othona Gold Appeal aims to secure our future for another 50 years......

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Four Seasons Studio

Replacing our beloved but bedraggled art building...

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Learn about Othona's flora and fauna with core resident, Mark James...

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Photos, Videos and Podcasts

See and hear who we are, where we are, and what we do...

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Recent blogs


Tumbling and falling fast through a long, dark tunnel

I emerge, confused but exhilarated... Read More

On January 4th we undertook some major scrub clearance on the SNCI. Big thanks go out to Nick Gray from the Dorset Wildlife Trust and his team of 21 who turned up to spend the day cutting and... Read More

My name is Mark and welcome to my first Othona blog! My intention is to show how the grounds at Othona change throughout the seasons. A quick word about my role at Othona: I worked for 8 years at... Read More

Upcoming Events

Sat 17 Mar Sat 17 Mar 2018
Nourishing retreat day of yoga & more
Mon 19 Mar Mon 19 Mar 2018
No experience necessary – just the willingness to see where your pencil leads you
Mon 26 Mar Mon 26 Mar 2018
Express, Connect, Relax!
Tue 27 Mar Tue 27 Mar 2018
An opportunity to continue developing compassion
Thu 29 Mar Mon 2 Apr 2018
Explore spirituality within ourselves & in the world