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Quest Counseling & Healing Center

John and Colette Hoff, gifted counselors with more than 30 years experience, have empowered countless clients to be more effective as individuals, partners, parents, and members of society. No matter what your issues, they will help--with gentleness and insight.

To schedule an appointment,  email John or Colette

Women's Gathering

for Women, ages 13 to 100+

Saturday, March 21,2015

10:00am - 2:00pm


Join us for sharing, support, and lively learning.


Contact Hollis Ryan for more information.

Men's Gathering


Friday evening - Sunday afternoon

May 8,9 & 10


Men supporting men in becoming the best  version of ourselves


Contact Bruce Perler for more information

Sahale Summer Camp

June 22 through 28


Sahale Summer Camp is a weeklong overnight camping experience designed to help your child have fun learning about him/herself as a friend.

Contact Irene Perler for more information.


Human Relations Laboratory 2015

August 9 through 15


Join us for seven fun filled days of social creativity and experiential learning about friendship and effective relationship at Sahale Retreat Center.





For more information contact Colette Hoff

Art at Sahale                              

The Weavery is a space for artistic retreats, workshops and classes.




Contact Kirsten Rohde for more information.

EcoVillage at Sahale

Our ecoVillage project is growing into its permaculture inspired vision.




Contact Irene Perler for more information.

Articles and Announcements

Internships Are Available for the Serious Student of Life in Community

We are seriously seeking experienced and mature interns to further development of Sahale Retreat Center and EcoVillage, in the following areas: farming and gardening, animal husbandry, off-grid technology, facility maintenance and development, and educational programs. Please contact Irene Perler at for details.

Seasons and Cycles in Evolving Community
by John L. Hoff

... Monica Sjoo and Barbara Mor remind us that formal histories tell the stories of governments, wars, and economics. However, the story of people, average people in ordinary jobs who are trying to be good human beings by passing forward the life-sustaining sense of community and culture, are ignored.

Where Did We Come From: Understanding the Communitarian Movement

by John and Colette Hoff

... word community is used in a variety of ways, sometimes referring to people and other times to a place, and still more often as a spiritual glue that holds people together around ideas and causes. Enjoy this informative article by 2 leaders of the communitarian movement ...


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