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.
  • Ionia organizes peer support, recovery and wellness trainings and classes throughout the year.
  • Ionia invites visitors at certain times of the year.

Ionia in the press:


RADIO:   Caring for the Kenai September 2018

Intentional Community Eats with a Purpose, Alaska Magazine, September 2018

Ionia: Born and Bound by Food   Peninsula Clarion, July 2018

Ionia’s Barn Project – Where Community and Natural Building Meet, Communities Magazine Summer 2018

Alaska Grown Acres Magazine, January 2017

Cooking Up Health  Redoubt Reporter, April 2015

VIDEO: We Are the Ionians  Indie Alaska, 2014

Ionia’s Barn Project  Redoubt Reporter, October 2012

RADIO:  Interview  KDLL 91.9 FM, July, 2012.

Community Takes Back Mental Health By Redefining Needs,  Anchorage Daily News, 2010

Far From the Maddening Crowd Anchorage Daily News, 2009