Getting Involved

Ionia is neither a school nor a training center, yet people learn life skills and practical know-how.  It is neither a template nor a franchise, yet it is a living model which can inspire.  Ionia is not a commune nor a kibbutz, yet lives are closely shared.  Ionia is neither a hospital nor a retreat, yet it is a place to heal and self-reflect.

Each season at Ionia has a unique tone and pace.  The environment has an invigorating effect by mixing it up with all ages.  Local organic food, delicious meals, rustic and beautiful log cabins, playful activities and thought provoking discussions stir and inspire the heart and mind.




  • Ionia gives comprehensive tours to countless day visitors each year.
  • Ionia gives multi-generational workshops, courses and presentations at conferences and health centers.
  • Ionia invites visitors at certain times of the year.

Ionia in the press:

 “We Are the Ionians”  video by Indie Alaska in Spring of 2014

In October 2012, the Redoubt Reporter wrote a story on Ionia’s Barn Project.

Radio Interview of Ionia community members in July of 2012 by reporter Shaylon Cochran of public radio station KDLL 91.9 FM, serving Kenai and Soldotna.

In the Anchorage Daily News in 2010, Alan Borass wrote this story about Ionia: Community Takes Back Mental Health By Redefining Needs

In 2009, Anchorage Daily News reporter Jon Little wrote this story about Ionia: Far From the Maddening Crowd