The Wild Winter Women's Retreat 2024

A respite like no other, with relationships for a lifetime

Friday, January 12th 5:30 pm - Sunday, January 14th 10:30 am

Lava Hot Springs, Idaho

Nourish yourself deeply within a community of open-hearted women.

Together, we will embark on a weekend Resiliency Field Trip into a snowy escape, a quiet space for mind, body and soul to root for the coming rise.

We will be still, and also play, as a tribe in this mountain oasis.

"Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean." - John Muir


Secure your retreat with just a $100 Deposit



Lava Hot Springs, Idaho

Winter Sanctuary on 2.5 Private Acres

Wild Winter Cabin Escape
Winter Cabin


Em Capito, LCSW, MBA, E-RYT

Lead Facilitator: Em Capito, LCSW, MBA, E-RYT

Em has been in practice as a therapist for 16+ years. She is additionally a yoga teacher and meditation teacher, integrating mind-body work into experiences designed to draw us out of our current comfort zones and into our inherent wild resilience. She is passionate about intentional discomfort in nature and through travel, and you can watch her TEDx talk on Resiliency Field Trips here (we will be engaging in a few!).

Christina Ellwanger, LCSW

Guest Teacher: Christina Ellwanger, LCSW, CMIP

Christina is a talented and intuitive trauma-sensitive psychotherapist, and life-long meditation practitioner. She brings a deep belief in the power of mindfulness and relational experience for healing at every level—as an individual and a member of the world.


  • A radical invitation into soul work. You may opt out of any group experience to honor your own needs and comfort level.
  • Mindful, nourishing community meals, snacks and drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options in the evenings)
  • Opening cacao ceremony and meditation to open our hearts to intuition, grief, and healing
  • Gentle, opening yoga and grounding meditations
  • Special Equanimity with Self workshop with Christina
  • Deep healing grief and gratitude ritual
  • Fire and ice rebirth ritual within Mother Earth's womb
  • Hot springs (and cold dip challenge!)
  • New year manifestation collages
  • Tarot readings by Z
  • Closing intentions ceremony


Private Queen Bed

Private Room with Queen Size Bed (2 Available)

Enjoy a queen bed all to yourself!

These are the only private rooms and will book quickly, so reserve NOW if you recharge solo and would benefit from your own space.


King Bed for Friends

King Size Bed for 2 Wild Friends (1 Available)

Team up with a friend for a wild weekend together!

$1290 ($645 Each) SOLD OUT

Cabin Bunk Room

Queen Bed in the Slumber Party Oasis

(1 Available, Shared Room)

A queen bed to yourself, plus new friends!


Bunk Bed in the Slumber Party Oasis

(12 Available, 10 Remaining)

A twin-size bunk, plus new friends!

Specify top or bottom, or if a friend should be assigned to the same bunk bed with you.

$595 - Early Birds: $545

* All rates are inclusive of the full retreat, including meals and activities *

Bed and room preferences will be accepted on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE basis.

After placing your deposit, email em @ with your room/bed request. You'll receive confirmation with the option for a refund if your requested bed type is unavailable.

All Inclusive 3-day, 2-night Retreat


Email em @ with your lodging request and any dietary needs.

Full refund available if your lodging preference is unavailable.

Balance due by December 31st, or within 24 hours of confirmation if booked after that date.


  • An open mind and heart
  • An offering for our altar that symbolizes a challenging shift or loss in your life this past year (you can take it home with you)
  • Your journal and a pen
  • A water bottle and any personal sodas or snacks you'd prefer
  • Layers for comfort and warmth, including snow adventure gear! (boots with good traction, warm gloves, coat, warm hat recommended)
  • Don't forget your pjs!
  • Your yoga mat (or let us know if you need to borrow one)
  • Swimsuit and personal towel
  • Optional: A sled
  • Optional: Your own fav meditation cushion and/or blanket (this is your retreat: be comfortable!)
  • Optional: An inspiring book to peruse during your solo time. A small library will be on hand.

Questions? em @

Past Wild Women Retreats