Johnson’s Landing Retreat Center

Kaslo, Canada

  • Last updated: January 23, 2018 (2 seconds ago)
  • Listing created on: March 6, 2007

Mission Statement

Educational, Findhorn style

Community Description

We are a spiritual, holistic, educational Retreat Center which has been in operation for 15 years. We are looking for environmentally aware individuals to create a long-lasting resource center that continues for generations to come.

We are looking for summer help and long-term people who want to commit to a vision of creating a Findhorn Foundation-style community and education center in Canada. We are really interested in people with Permaculture skills as well as Sociocractic skills and love meditators and yogis.

The Center is a drug, tobacco, and alcohol-free environment and serves vegetarian food.

Our website has a page to give you the basic community information.

For the past 22 years, Angele has been publishing a regional holistic magazine for BC and AB called ISSUES for Empowerment. She also hosts the Spring Festival of Awareness in the Spring and the Wise Womens Festival in the fall at Naramata Center, BC. Visit for details.


  • Type(s): Unspecified, or Other
  • Programs & Activities: Volunteer, Internship, or Apprenticeship, Organization, Resource, or Network, WWOOF’ing, Guest Farming, Festivals, Conferences, Events
  • Location: Rural


  • Area: 36 acres
  • Current Residence Types: Mobile homes, RV’s, converted buses
  • Current Number of Residences: 2
  • Land owned by: Other
  • Additional Comments:

    Johnson’s Landing Retreat Center

    Plus six caravans


  • Adult Members: 4
  • Child Members: 0
  • Non-member Residents: 2
  • Percent Women: 50%
  • Percent Men: 50%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process:

    Let us know when you are coming. If you wish to stay for more than a day-visit, you can book accommodations and meals.

    If you think you may be interested in our community project and/or getting involved in our publishing department, we ask that you go to our website and sign up for the “Center Life” Program or one of our many retreats. After that, you can volunteer for a week or a month to see if we are a match.

  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments:

    We are non-denominational. If anything we would be considered Earth based.

    Each to their own, New Age

    no school nearby


  • Decision Making: By a board, council, group of elders, or leadership group
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments:

    After a year in the community you can participate in a section of the decision making.

    We are moving towards a board of directors and forming a Foundation


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 30
  • Open to members with existing debt: No
  • Additional Comments:

    We offer a small stipend to cover personal expenses

    30 hours per week plus some time doing the dishes

    meals and accommodations provided

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We use both systems.
  • Current renewable energy generation: 26-49%
  • Energy sources: Solar, Wind
  • Planned renewable energy generation: 26-49%
  • Current food produced: Between 26-49%
  • Planned food produced: Between 26-49%
  • Food produced locally: Between 26-49%


  • Common Facilities: Common House, Garden(s), Greenhouse(s), Vehicle Share, Library, Workshop, Outbuilding(s), Hot tub or hot springs, Outdoor Kitchen, Tractor & Farm Equipment, Fire pit, Internet
  • Internet Available: Yes, community provides it
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
  • Shared meals: Approximately all meals
  • Dietary Practice: Vegetarian (no animal meat; dairy and eggs okay)
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Yes – we all share a common diet.
  • Special Diets OK: Sometimes
  • Alcohol Use: No, this community does not permit alcohol use.
  • Tobacco Use: No, this community does not permit tobacco use.
  • Additional Diet Comments:

    We have just tripled our organic garden size



  • Education Style(s): Up to each family or individual
  • Expected Healthcare Practices:

    Keep fit and active, eat well and balanced, eat slowly as we eat together.

  • Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual


vegetarian, holistic, canada