A Place to be Real Together

Locals' Network and Opportunities

FYI... We had to suspend our locals events due to covid. We will be reviewing re-establishing events. Sign up for our Newsletter if you would like to get news of the latest happenings!

Therefore, the events listed below are no longer taking place at the moment, but they give a flavour of the kind of things we like to offer to locals here at Othona...


Othona plays host to a range of non-residential day and evening events, including a twice monthly Biodanza class, One World Worship on the first Sunday of the month, frequent Mindfulness meditation days, Volunteering days, a Guild of Health prayer group, Dawn Chorus, concerts, parties....and Cream Teas!

Keep an eye on our event listings and sign up for our Newsletter to keep informed of upcoming events - especially those organised at short notice.

One World Worship

1st Sunday of the month at 6pm (No OWW in August)

This is a once-a-month event, open to all comers, in the Othona chapel.

Join us for One World Worship on the first Sunday of every month at 6.00pm. What happens is different every time, but typically we aim to celebrate:
• the Wonders of Creation
• the Common Ground of Humanity
• the Wisdom of Many Spiritual Traditions
• the Longing for Peace

One World Worship lasts about an hour and is always followed by a simple soup-and-bread style meal. No need to book, just turn up.

Please sign up for our Newsletter, if you would like to be kept informed of upcoming themes.



2nd and 4th Monday of the month (except August)

Biodanza is popular around the world and includes movement, dance, sublime music....and play! Our classes takes place every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month (except August). More info about Biodanza.


Yoga with Ali Woozley

1st and 3rd Monday of the month (new from Sept 2019)

Yoga too is well known for it's many beneficial properties. This yoga is gentle Hatha flow. Focus is on breath, meditation and movement and well-being. Everyone welcome!

Ali Woozley has been teaching yoga for ten years and has a special interest in mental well-being and women's health. Ali teaches in Bristol as a senior tutor at Bristol school of yoga and on retreats throughout the UK and abroad. See our programme listing for more info.


Christian Meditation Group at Othona

1st and 3rd Thursday of the month (not August and December)

This group - formerly known as the Guild of Health group - meets at Othona twice a month (August and December excepted) on the first and third Thursdays from 2.30 to 3.30. The hour is spent mainly in silent prayer and meditation for health and healing. All are welcome. The group also joins with Othona in organising an Annual Quiet Day, usually on a Thursday in May or June. For more details please contact Robert-Louis Abrahamson on 01308 301317.


Cream Teas

We also host Cream Teas during the warmer months for old and new friends. Come and join us for delicious scones, a beautiful sea view and a browse around our grounds - including our huge tree house (a big hit with children and adults)!

Please sign up for our Newsletter, email or ring us (01308 897 130) to find out about upcoming dates or if you would just like to drop by for a visit and a cuppa.

Dawn Chorus

Witness the birds' dawn chorale, with Dominic Couzens. See what has visited our moth and small mammal traps overnight, share a delicious full English breakfast and celebrate all this in words and music.
The start time is 4.30am... but it's worth it!
Dawn Chorus and breakfast: £15 
Booking is essential.
(If you leave a phone message we need your name, phone number and also whether you are vegetarian or meat-eating.)
Contact us for 2018 date.


Dorset Art Weeks

Learn more about Othona's participation in the biannual Dorset Art Weeks. Next DAW is May/June 2018.



We really appreciate (and would not manage without) the generosity of our vollies. Follow this link if you would like to learn about volunteering at Othona.