Heidi Zimmer & Dr. Becky PeckelsWintering Well: The Art of Rest & Renewal

January 18-21, 2024 Go back
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Join our Founder, Heidi Zimmer for her first retreat offering of the year!  Heidi is passionate about taking time in winter to embrace the soul-nourishing gifts that this season of quiet and stillness brings.  This retreat will wrap you like a blanket around the fire with a cozy cup of tea. This retreat offers 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.

Heidi is joined by health and wellness functional medicine doctor and guest instructor Dr. Becky Peckels from LakePointe Wellness to help you take a deeper, more personal dive into your own health and well-being.  

This retreat is open to all levels.

Check In: January 18, 2024 
Check Out: January 21, 2024

Non-Accomodation: $1,020

With RicePod Lodging Package: $1,737 

With Nest Lodging Package: $2,007 

With TreeHaus Lodging Package: $1,635

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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 and explore creatively, and develop practices to cultivate a lighter heart and more joy and abundance.  

Who is this retreat for? Women experiencing perimenopause, menopause, or just in need of a “pause”!  

Perhaps in a time of life transition, high stress, experiencing loss/grief or simply thirsty for knowledge, a time to rest and reset and a general sense peace, contentment, friendship and support.  This retreat offers a balance of active time for connection, fun and belonging to personal time, one on one time and of course time for rest and great slumber.  Guests will feel the true benefits of the art form of intentional rest and how "wintering" can become an essential practice for you. 

The weekend will include yoga (yin, restorative, and vinyasa); free sauna time & guided sauna time; breathwork and meditation; cold therapy with the Plunge Pool and Rain Room; outdoor adventure and winter forest foraging; wine tasting and creative exercises, and lots of cozy time by the fire.

Traditional massage, Reiki, Shiatsu, and Energy Work will be available for an additional fee. 

Add On Feature:  

Want to understand your own personal health data around your hormones, mood and energy?  Dr. Becky is offering a test kit that can be purchased in advance of the retreat and a consultation on retreat to review your results and what your own data is telling you.  Once registered for the retreat, you’ll be sent this option and the option to register for a massage while on retreat. 


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