Set in the first phase of Poundbury on the edge of Dorchester, Cafe Octagon is a relaxed, family friendly place to meet for breakfast, lunch or a cup of quality coffee. We also take bookings for our “Hot Rock” steak nights on Friday & Saturday evenings.

The location is ideal with free car parking.

Enjoy a warm welcome from Charlene and the team at Cafe Octagon. 

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 Breakfast Club - 9.30-11.30am Breakfast included (2 hours)

Mon 20th of April 2020
Premium member price £14.00/ticket


Alternative Approach to Life and Direction

Alan will be joining us and taking us through the personal issues he faced.  He will explain how using Alternative Therapies helped him and as a result, he grasped hold of life and reached out for new opportunities.

He will take us through his path of studying and practice and registration with the Federation of Holistic Therapies and will even describe a Swedish Massage treatment and the techniques he uses and the many benefits gained through a full body massage.

Alan has recently joined the Hygge Wellness Centre Team on Brewery Square and looks forward to sharing his unique role there.


 Evening Club - 7pm - 9pm Hot meal included (2 hours)

Wed 26th of February 2020
Premium member price £14.00/ticket

PLANT-BASED POW WOW with Raw4Fitness Cath

Cath Short is a personal trainer and plant-based nutrition coach based in Dorchester.

7 years ago Cath was diagnosed with fibromyalgia which sent her off on an insightful self-healing journey of holistic therapies and medicinal foods. Within months her life was back on track, training as a fitness coach and almost pain free. Cath now advocates plant-based eating to her personal training clients for successful weight loss and long-term health as well as running informal and corporate plant-based kick-start workshops. She has recently had publications in Simply Vegan magazine and makes it her life’s purpose to show people how eating plant-strong can make such a positive impact on our health and the planet.

Capacity : 20
Remaining : 10
Wed 25th of March 2020
Premium member price £14.00/ticket


Essences, Energy and Vibrations with Emma 

Emma Nixon has used Flower and Vibrational Essences, alongside other complementary therapies, for over 25 years for her own personal wellbeing having discovered sensitivities to medication and looking for a more holistic way to support herself and her family through significant health and life challenges.

Formerly trained as a historian with a busy career working at historic sites run by The Historic Royal Palaces, National Trust and English Heritage, and finally as a project manager at the National Archives, they decided as a young family to instigate a move to a slower lifestyle in Dorset.  This gave Emma the opportunity to retrain in her other major passion - Essences.

Now based at Hygge Wellness in Dorchester, she is now one of a few Advanced Practitioners in Dorset, working with multiple essence ranges from around the world and using techniques such as Body Mapping and Floral Acupuncture.

Her particular areas of interest are women’s health, mental wellbeing, family dynamics and children’s sensory issues.

Currently Emma is developing her own range of essences,  harnessing the healing power of the Dorset landscape and its particular energy signature.

Come and find out how about this accessible gentle modality and how easy it is to use, your energy body and how it works (- did you even know you had one?!), and hear Emma’s personal story of how essences have helped her to navigate life’s ups and downs and support her family.”

Wed 24th of June 2020
Premium member price £14.00/ticket

                                                                        From Clutter to Clarity

Tracey Beesley – Biography

It is true to say that Decluttering is more than a fashionable trend.  People are starting to find themselves overwhelmed with an accumulation of stuff that can make them feel unable to move forward.


As we become more and more aware of the planet we live on, we are looking to transform our lives and live more simply and more environmentally aware. The term ‘minimalist’ is being bandied around now as a ‘lifestyle choice’.


Tracey Beesley, is a member of the Association of Professional Declutterers, and her business was set up to help people ‘move on’ with their lives in 2017.


In her own words she has ‘decluttered’ her entire life in the last five years, with not one thing, apart from her personality, remaining.   She believes that decluttering can encompass every element of your life, including your mind, if you wish it so, particularly if you have struggled with anxiety and stress.


In her talk Tracey will talk about the very real benefits of decluttering but will also share her experiences of how to do it well and do it easily, injecting a lot of humour into the process.




Capacity : 20
Remaining : 20
The Octagon
Pummery Square, 4, Poundbury

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