Friday, March 3 – Sunday, March 5

varies with boarding options ($500 deposit)


Check In: Friday, March 3

Check Out: Sunday, March 5

Plant seeds for vitality and well-being this Spring!

Join Cami Smalley, professional wellness coach, for a weekend retreat at the beautiful Wild Rice Retreat in Bayfield, WI.

In this weekend retreat, you will experience the Mindful Pause approach to well-being and resilience. Cami will guide participants through creating a personal wellness plan, facilitate self-reflection and group coaching sessions, and guide mind-body practices including yoga, meditation, and guided imagery. Additionally, there will be free time to explore the amenities of the Wild Rice Retreat and the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

Lodging Packages include the tuition and meals.
With TreeHaus Lodging Package: $1,551
With Nest Lodging Package: $1,651

Local residents or lodging elsewhere: Tuition + Meals only: $500

Making an investment in your wellness is an important commitment and demonstrates a value placed on your own well-being. Once your registration is reserved, you will work with Cami to secure your lodging. The balance of your registration will be due at that time.


  • Deposit:  $500.00 reserves your spot.
  • Full payment of all retreat fees is due when you confirm your lodging.
  • Due to financial commitments to the retreat site, there are no refunds for cancellation.

Coach Cami is a professional coach, HeartMath trainer, mind-body skills practitioner, mindfulness instructor, and yoga teacher.

Learn more about Coach Cami here.


Plant seeds of well-being that will bring vitality and purpose to your spring!

Move from chaos to calm. Transform worn out to well within.

Enjoy gathering together — reflecting, sharing, learning new skills to ignite personal vitality across all dimensions of well-being. You will leave with a personal wellness plan and self-care strategies to ensure your confidence in pursuing a more vital and satisfying life.


The pandemic, economic pressures, and personal life challenges may have led to unhealthy coping behaviors. Would you like to return to healthy eating? moving? sleeping? better relationships? work habits? or perhaps reclaim some play?!

Coach Cami will guide you through the Mindful Pause steps in the serene and beautiful space called the Peace Pod. You get to CHOOSE how you would like to design your life for improved health and well-being.


Gentle movement: Cami’s yoga flows guide a movement meditation practice that stretches the body, mind, and spirit. Beginners welcome. Other movement activities may include walking/hiking outdoors. Dress in layers and pack for the weather. We will have a body practice each day.

Mindfulness Meditation: new to meditation? no worries! The Mindful Pause steps to stop, breathe, think, and choose are an easy entry to this lifelong practice. You will also learn easy to implement (less than 5 minutes) mind-body skills to incorporate into your life and work.

Self-reflection: is essential to integrating challenges and seeing growth . Bring a journal to capture reflections.

Coaching: You are also invited to explore the FREE  VIA Survey of Character Strengths  ahead of the retreat.  As a positive psychology coach, Coach Cami guides a process to reflect on your past and vision your future from a strengths lens. Strengths-based tools can be added to your self-care toolbox for on-going skill development and growth.

It will likely still be like winter along Lake Superior’s shores! But never fear! Beauty, wonder, and awe are here by the lake and in the woods. Our agenda will allow for personal time to explore the luxurious Wild Rice Retreat. Check out the campus lodgings. Note the cedar Sauna Haus and luxurious Rain Room. It’s the perfect spot to unplug from life and nourish your holistic well-being. Remember: There’s no such thing as bad weather…only bad clothing. – Scandinavian Adage

As the resilience and wellness coach to dozens of overwhelmed individuals from all walks of life, I am confident that you can be enriched when you say “Yes!” to a pause and experience the relief and renewed energy in your life, work, relationships, and purpose.

Wild Rice Retreat’s brand-new lodging, designed by renowned architect David Salmela, draws inspiration from the surrounding landscape of Bayfield, WI. Fitting in seamlessly with nature, our three accommodation types— the RicePod™, Nest, and Treehaus—provide a magical and peaceful respite on the shores of Lake Superior.


Those who seek relief from stress, burnout, or significant life transitions.

Anyone who desires to live a more authentic life aligned with strengths and values.

Still not sure? Consider these questions…

  • Do you feel overwhelmed by the pace and load of work life?
  • Are you experiencing a change or transition in life that leaves you unsettled?
  • Are you considering cutting your work hours or changing jobs?
  • Do you find it hard to fall asleep because of racing mind?
  • Do you check your phone immediately upon waking? Is it  with you at the dinner table? Do you receive and respond to business emails or texts after work?
  • Do you eat meals at your desk or in your car?
  • Do you lack a clear vision of a version of your life that is deeply satisfying?
  • Do you rely on coffee or other beverages or foods for quick energy?
  • Do you depend on other drinks or food to decompress after a hard day?
  • Do you feel uncomfortable with nothing to do?
  • Have you given up hobbies?
  • Do you give back vacation days?
  • Do you have headaches or body aches that interrupt work?
  • Do you have a chronic illness that has interrupted your perception of thriving?
  • Are your personal and professional relationships suffering due to your choices or behaviors?

If you checked off even a couple of these, you are likely to benefit from taking a Mindful Pause Retreat. The Mindful Pause approach teaches you that self-care is never a selfish act. It is a personal and professional responsibility. And it can be energizing to gain clarity and purpose in how you live, move, and relate in the world!


This retreat to the North woods may still appear like winter with snow on the ground so pack accordingly.

  • Dress in layers for the weather
  • Outdoor clothing and footwear
  • Swim suit for sauna
  • Journal
  • Open Mind


Mindful Pause book by Cami Smalley

Explore this website to learn more about Guided Resilience and the Mindful Pause process.

Let’s journey together with joy!

Contact Coach Cami with questions, clarifications, or to discuss boarding options, pricing, and to complete your registration.