Heidi ZimmerWintering Well: The Art of Rest & Renewal with Heidi Zimmer and guest instructor Dr. Becky Peckels

January 19-22, 2023 Go back
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Wrap yourself in the gift that winter offers in the calm and peaceful setting at Wild Rice Retreat. Join our Founder, Heidi Zimmer, and guest instructor Dr. Becky Peckels, on the shore of Lake Superior for three days of deep relaxation, nourishment, and connection. The winter season is a wonderful time to quiet the mind and body, uncover and rediscover your essence and to develop a deeper connection to self.
This retreat is open to all levels.

Check In: January 19, 2023
Check Out: January 22, 2023

Tuition + Meals: $744.99
With TreeHaus Lodging Package: $1,201.99
With RicePod Lodging Package: $1,456.99
With Nest Lodging Package: $1,651.99

This Retreat has now sold out.  If you'd like to be added to the waiting list, please call Wild Rice Retreat at 715-779-0178 or email info@wildriceretreat.com.
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Class description

Learn the Art of Wintering Well through guided practices including yoga, journaling exercises and guided meditations. On retreat you will develop the skills and tools for deep rest and relaxation, turn inward for self-exploration and discovery, stoke your inner fire, improve your digestion, metabolism, and explore how essential oils, creative and joy-filled practices, and yoga can reduce stress and support your health and well-being. Guests will feel the true benefits of the art form of intentional rest and guided practices to cultivate a lighter heart and more joy and abundance.

The weekend will include an optional outdoor adventure, connection to nature, daily delicious nourishing meals, sauna rituals, a nutrition consult, and an evening fire ceremony. Massage will be available for an additional fee.

Guests should bring a journal and writing implement. Be sure to dress for indoor and outdoor adventure – a swimsuit (for the sauna), yoga clothes and loose clothing and winter clothing and boots are recommended.


  • Tools for calming the nervous system and overcoming fear, anxiety and the seasonal blues.
  • Become more in tune with your body and tap into its inner wisdom
  • Experience the art form of intentional rest


As the Founder of Wild Rice Retreat, Heidi is committed to a holistic and integrative experience allowing each guest to ground themselves in nature, tap into their creative spirit and connect to their body and breath’s inner wisdom and strength. She creates intentional, safe spaces for people to show up and be met wherever they are. For some that means time to explore and create; for others it means to move, grieve, let go; and others to simply rest, celebrate, and find joy.

As an accomplished compassionate leader, Heidi also provides wisdom and guidance for gathering courage, tools for moving through transitions with grace, and building resilience. Heidi’s open-hearted and joyful approach to yoga and personal development is accessible and approachable.


Trained by Tanya Boigenzahn at Devanadi School of Yoga in Minneapolis, MN. Heidi has been practicing and studying yoga for over 20 years and is 200hr RYT Certified through Yoga Alliance.

Dr. Becky Peckels is a Chiropractor, Cranial-Sacral Therapist and Functional Medicine Doctor. She is a co-owner of Lake Pointe Wellness and Lifestyle by Design. Dr. Becky has a Diplomate in Prenatal care and Pediatrics, along with extensive continuing education in Women's health through all stages of life and Gut health. She has been practicing in Minneapolis for over 20 years.

Dr. Becky's in office, hands on healing feels like her purpose on this Earth. She loves supporting innate health, balancing nervous systems through body work , but knows people can maximize their healing by what they do each day, when they are not in her treatment room. Over the years she has experienced the value of taking healing outside of her office walls. Dr. Becky understands the interconnectedness of our physical, mental-emotional-spiritual, and chemical health. She has a passion for helping patients learn more about all aspects of their individual health, which allows them to reach and maintain higher levels of health and age with vitality. She enjoys working one on one and in small groups to create support and education on tools for healthy living. Dr. Becky finds joy in collaborating with other healers, building relationships, creating supportive communities, and making healthy living attainable and fun!

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Supply List

Guests should bring a journal and writing implement. Be sure to dress for indoor and outdoor adventure – a swimsuit (for the sauna), yoga clothes and loose clothing and winter clothing and boots are recommended.

Recommended Reading for the Retreat

  • Wintering by Katherine May
  • Living Your Yoga by Judith Lasiter