ADAPT Live by Chris Kresser

A wellness retreat for

transformation and growth

CIVANA Resort, AZ | May 25-28th, 2023

For many of us, there’s a gap between where we are and
where we want to be.

Now is the time to explore new options, reawaken our potential, and step toward the future we want to create and the elevated version of ourselves we want to become.


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CIVANA Resort, Arizona
May 25-28th, 2023

What if you could…

  • Identify how and where you get stuck in habitual patterns that don’t serve you
  • Create the conditions breaking through to a new way of being
  • Learn new tools and practices for making progress and overcoming obstacles
  • Invite new insights and perspectives that will help you to “cross the rubicon”
  • Surround yourself with a community of like-minded, supportive people who are rooting for your success

This is exactly what Adapt Live is about.

It’s an opportunity to plant the seeds of transformation—in whatever area of your life you’re focused on.

We’ve partnered with Bee the Wellness—winner of Paleo magazine’s “Best Paleo Retreat” and experts in creating transformational experiences—to curate an exceptionally unique event just for you.

The setting is the CIVANA Wellness Resort, nestled in the Sonoran desert outside of Scottsdale, AZ, just 35 minutes from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Make this the high point of your year—and the catalyst for a brighter future.

Let’s gather together and discover the power of personal growth and shared experience.

Rediscover your potential

Move toward the best version of you—revived, inspired, and teeming with potential.

Revitalize your spirit

Take in the gorgeous setting, the clean desert air, and feel yourself rising to a higher vibration.

Reconnect with community

Share meals, laughs, and sacred time in a unique setting with people like you, dedicated to healthy living and personal growth.

Reenergize your body

Return to the present, to the pleasure of being in your body. Move, meditate, and dance.

A peak experience.
A transformational weekend.

JOIN US FOR

ADAPT Live logo

CIVANA Resort, Arizona
May 25-28th, 2023

**Limited to 50 attendees**

Here’s the experience we've curated for you:

Pre-retreat

Circle group

Once you’ve registered for the event, you’ll be invited to join an online group (using the Circle platform, which has all of the benefits and features of social media apps like Facebook but is entirely private). This will allow us to start getting to know each other and plant the seeds for a transformative event.

Setting intentions

We’ll ask you to consider your intention for the event: Where are you stuck? What shift or transformation do you want to create? How do you want your life to be different after the event compared to before?

Pre-event exploration and practice

We’ll also send you some brief things to read and watch to invite new perspectives and set the stage for the event.

At the retreat

All-inclusive

Your registration fee includes three carefully curated meals and snacks. Choose from a range of healthy and nutritious meals, each crafted with wholesome ingredients and accommodations for gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and Paleo options.

Our approach to all-inclusive isn’t about quantity, but quality.
We’ve tended to every detail of this weekend so that you can really and truly relax. No additional fees or upsells, no hurdles, nothing you weren’t ready for.

Breakthrough sessions with Chris & Guides

Each day you’ll participate in interactive sessions, co-facilitated by Chris and other guides, with practices and tools for becoming unstuck and moving toward the intention you created. 

Don’t worry—we won’t be stuck in a conference room the whole time! Some sessions will be indoors, some will be outdoors, some will be stationary, some will involve movement. They’re designed to be engaging and experiential—after all, we can’t get unstuck by being stuck inside of a room the whole time!

Day 1: Explore

Your first day is about getting oriented, meeting each other, and exploring all that the weekend and the location have to offer. This is when we set intentions for what lies ahead and create the conditions for change.

Afternoon: Arrival, registration, and opening circle 
Once you’ve registered and settled in, we’ll gather as a group to set intentions for the weekend and create the container for a powerful and transformative experience.  

Before dinner: Orientation and opening talk
Your host, Chris Kresser, will give an opening talk, introduce you to your guides, and orient you to the schedule for the weekend.

After dinner: Connecting as a community
After dinner, we’ll do some fun icebreaking activities to get to know each other.

Day 2: Experience

Now that you’ve got your bearings and have set your intention, you can allow yourself to be fully present in the experience of the weekend, and learn how acceptance of who and where we are is critical to change.

Early morning: Sunrise meditation/movement
Enjoy a gorgeous sunrise morning meditation/movement session.

After breakfast: Morning “breakthrough session”
We’ll dive right into exploring some of the key themes of the retreat, including the power of a growth mindset, acceptance as a doorway to change (and the difference between acceptance and submission), the neuroscience of transformation, and more.

After lunch: Relaxation and personal time
Enjoy a massage, sound bath, or a soak in the KLAFS SANARIUM® hot/cold pool at the Civana Spa. Take a nap. Write in your journal and reflect on the day. Or, just unwind and enjoy the incredible natural beauty of the Sonoran desert.

Before dinner: Afternoon “breakthrough session”
We’ll explore various strategies and tools for working with an issue, including “zooming in and zooming out,” reframing, shrinking the change, pleiotropy vs. root-causism, connecting with your why, and more.

After dinner: Live music and celebration
At night, we’ll enjoy a festival atmosphere and celebratory spirit, with live music, dancing, and more—a truly celebratory way to end every day.

Day 3: Express

Today is devoted to the pleasure and joy of connecting with yourself and others in body, mind, and spirit, and practicing how to create these conditions here and everywhere else.

Early morning: Sunrise meditation/movement
Enjoy a gorgeous sunrise morning meditation/movement session.

After breakfast: Morning “breakthrough session”
We’ll explore how elevating mood and cultivating pleasure and joy create the conditions for breakthrough and transformation. We’ll get some real-time practice, and we’ll discuss strategies for integrating these approaches into your daily routine.

After lunch: Relaxation and personal time
Enjoy a massage, sound bath, or a soak in the KLAFS SANARIUM® hot/cold pool at the CIVANA Spa. Take a nap. Write in your journal and reflect on the day. Or, just unwind and enjoy the incredible natural beauty of the Sonoran desert.

Before dinner: Afternoon “breakthrough session”
We’ll talk about the “ecosystem of change,” why being stuck is never purely an individual phenomenon, the role of expectations, and how to identify opportunities for movement in growth even when you’re not in full control. We’ll also begin a discussion about “radical self-care”—how to make time for yourself when it seems there is no time.

After dinner: Live music and celebration
At night, we’ll enjoy a festival atmosphere and celebratory spirit, with live music, dancing, and more—a truly celebratory way to end every day.

Day 4: Expand

While we bring our own weekend experience to a close, we’ll discuss how to implement the insights and strategies you’ve gained this weekend into your own life and continue the growth you started here.

Early morning: Sunrise meditation/movement
Enjoy a gorgeous sunrise morning meditation/movement session.

After breakfast: Closing session
We’ll finish our discussion about “radical self-care,” and then we’ll conclude our time together by reflecting on our experiences at the event and offering ideas and support for how to integrate your insights and breakthroughs into your daily life.

After the retreat

Online Circle group

We’ll keep the Circle group open for a period of time after the retreat, so participants can continue to support each other and integrate their experiences.

Zoom meetup

We’ll have a Zoom meetup a month or so after the retreat to give ourselves the chance to reconnect and explore future possibilities.

A peak experience.
A transformational weekend.

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CIVANA Resort, Arizona
May 25-28th, 2023

**Limited to 50 attendees**

Meet your host & guides

Chris Kresser

Get the chance to spend time with one of the world’s leading experts, clinicians, and educators in the fields of Functional Medicine and ancestral health. 

Chris Kresser is the New York Times best-selling author of The Paleo Cure and Unconventional Medicine, and one of the most respected clinicians and educators in the fields of Functional Medicine and ancestral health. He was named one of the 100 most influential people in health and fitness by Greatist.com and has appeared as a featured guest on Dr. Oz, Time, The Atlantic, NPR, Fox & Friends, and other national media outlets.

Throughout his career, Chris has been devoted to exploring the deeper questions surrounding health and wellness. His most recent work is focused on helping people to thrive and flourish even in the midst of chronic illness or other challenging circumstances.

Chris recently launched Adapt Naturals, a supplement line designed to add back in what the modern world has squeezed out and help people perform and feel their best.

Chris’s vision for this weekend? A chance to gather together as a community and support each other in moving from where we are to where we want to be.

“The pandemic has forever changed our world. While it has created unique challenges, it has also created a unique opportunity, to reinvent ourselves, to grow and evolve, and to seize the chance to live our best lives. When I think of the biggest breakthroughs I’ve had in my life, they share a few things in common: they happened outside of the context of my daily life, in connection with nature, and in a community of supportive and like-minded people. That’s what we’ve created with the Adapt Live event. ” – Chris Kresser

Elanne Kresser

Elanne is committed to the rebirth and rise of the sacred feminine. She practices remembering herself as both animal and divine by prioritizing simple pleasures, connection, beauty, presence, nourishment and rest. Soulful and mindful movement have been her primary portals to knowing the self and meeting the changing conditions of life with heart. She is here to join with others in dreaming a new and ancient dream of honoring the earth, rule through relationship and interconnected kinship with all sentient beings.

In her offerings she weaves many, multi-colored strands including her training as a Feldenkrais practitioner, her years of teaching Contact Improvisation, decades of contemplative practice in the zen tradition, and her day job as an animist practitioner of ritual arts and ancestral lineage healing.

Forest Fein

Forest Fein, MA left a successful career in advertising, where he designed award-winning projects for clients such as Nike and Capitol Records to pursue a calling to learn effective and efficient ways to transform human hearts & minds to help create a more just and loving world. While resident-student at the Esalen Institute, he spent two years training in ancient and modern systems of the healing arts. He went on to receive a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology and then on to post-graduate studies at the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA to become a teacher, coach and guide within the health & wellness space.

Forest is the Founder & Director of Wise Up: Greater Wisdom & Wellbeing For All, a non-profit offering innovative mindfulness-based, science-backed programs to the underserved, organizations and corporations. He is also faculty at the Kresser Institute for Functional Medicine where he developed and taught a 24-part series on the Art + Science of Mindful Living for the ADAPT Health Coach Training Program. For almost a decade, Forest was the Head of Mindfulness Programs for Teens + Young Adults at UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. Through community partnerships, Forest designed and taught mindfulness-based wellness programs that incorporate yoga, social and emotional intelligence and positive psychology to support at-risk and youth experiencing homelesness to experience greater resiliency, health and well-being. As of 2022 Wise Up programs have touched the lives of over 5000 students nationwide. All of his work is rooted in teachings and practices that support compassionate awareness of and care for oneself, one another and the earth. Forest has been an engaged practitioner of buddhism, shamanism and modern psycho-spiritual schools since 1999.

Angie Cole

Angie Cole is a force of nature — soft and subtle, fierce and unstoppable. She is a coach and mentor for Responsible Renegades and Rebellious Rule-Followers. Blending a strategic and intuitive approach, Angie’s work inhabits the places where life and work intersect. She can help you crunch the numbers while uncovering how your daddy issues are holding you back. Her emerging body of work centers around re-orienting our individual and collective relationships to money, leadership, instinct and power.

Angie was a coach before it was the cool thing to sell online, and was raised by mentors and elders who taught her to stay true to the craft. With a heart full of wanderlust, Angie is at home in the unknown and unpredictable. This makes her the perfect co-pilot for those with wild ambition and the audacity to do things differently.

She’s reinvented herself over and over again, and brings the breadth of this experience to her work as a coach, mentor and guide.

Robyn Ivy

Robyn Ivy sees people for a living. A trusted coach, intuitive and fierce advocate for tree portals and a creative life, she spent over 20 years as a commercial photographer, honing her powerful skills as a witness. She is the host of the Robyn Ivy Podcast, where she discusses how to be more present to our lives and create what’s next with today’s prominent thought leaders, spiritual mentors and creative guides.

Beyond her coaching practice, Robyn teaches, offers intuitive sessions and facilitates a community for those wanting to live and work with greater creativity, connection and consciousness. You will often find her traveling in a camper van, sitting with the trees or capturing the beauty of nature. Raising her now grown sons Rook and Cole was her best work yet.

A peak experience.
A transformational weekend.

JOIN US FOR

ADAPT Live logo

CIVANA Resort, Arizona
May 25-28th, 2023

**Limited to 50 attendees**

What’s included at the event

Accommodations

Three days and three nights of double-occupancy accommodations at CIVANA Wellness Resort (with an option to upgrade to a SOLO room)

Amazing meals

Three chef-made, nutrient-dense meals a day (lunch and dinner) plus snacks with gluten-free/dairy-free options.

daily activities

Morning and afternoon “breakthrough sessions” with content and activities, co-facilitated by Chris and guides

CIVANA spa access

Access to CIVANA Spa, with plenty of downtime to schedule treatments

time for the magic

Unstructured time to relax and enjoy the breathtaking surroundings

The Resort

Nestled in the Sonoran Desert, just outside Scottsdale, CIVANA is a new destination wellness resort that offers a regenerating experience and a serene and healthy getaway.

CIVANA was named one of the top 10 wellness retreats in the U.S. in the 2021 USA Today Reader’s Choice poll, and one of the top 30 wellness destinations worldwide by US News & World Report

The Accommodations

Surrounded by the calming energy of the desert mountains, Civana’s rooms and suites offer a quiet reprieve and a chance to recharge. Clean lines, natural materials, and spacious layouts, all with an outdoor balcony or patio.

The Food

You’ll enjoy delicious, nutrient-dense, seasonal meals made with fresh, high-quality ingredients. Think farm-to-table produce, grass-fed meats, sustainable seafood, and guilt-free desserts. Whether you’re Paleo, gluten-free, grain-free, or vegetarian, we’ll have you covered.

Transcend the everyday.
Elevate your perspective.

Feel your energy rise and your spirit soar at…

ADAPT Live logo

CIVANA Resort, Arizona
May 25-28th, 2023

**Limited to 50 attendees**

Our first Adapt Live retreat in 2022 was a huge success, and the word has gotten out. Spots for the 2023 event are very limited in order to preserve an intimate, retreat-like experience.

Take advantage of special (limited-time!) Early Bird pricing.

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Shared Room
$4750
$3450

  • All-inclusive access
  • Shared Queen Room
  • CIVANA Spa access

May 25-28th, 2023

**Double Occupancy**

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Solo Room
$5750
$4450

  • All-inclusive access
  • Solo Room
  • CIVANA Spa access

May 25-28th, 2023

**Single Occupancy**

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Couple’s Room
$9500
$6900

  • All-inclusive access for two
  • Room for two
  • CIVANA Spa access

May 25-28th, 2023

**Double Occupancy**

Frequently Asked Questions

Traveling solo? No problem. We’ll pair you up with a same-sex roommate to share your journey. Warning: this could lead to life-long friendships and memories to last a lifetime! A possible single supplement may be available. Please email support@beethewellness.com to discuss.

While we love kids, this is an adults-only event. Children 16 years or older may be considered if accompanied by a guardian. 

No, each traveler is responsible for getting to and from the retreat.

CIVANA is about a 35-minute drive from PHX. While we don’t provide transportation, we will provide a WhatsApp group prior to the event so you can coordinate a shuttle, Uber, or taxi with other attendees.

You’ll fly into Phoenix Sky Harbour (PHX).

Your flights to and from PHX and transportation to and from the CIVANA Wellness Resort.

Yes, all gratuities are included in your trip fee.

Wine will be provided with dinner on Saturday night only. The focus of this event is on personal transformation and community, so we suggest minimizing your intake of alcohol or other substances while at the Adapt Live retreat.

The activities at CIVANA are accessible to all fitness levels. However, the Sonoran desert is hot at this time of year—with average high temps in the upper 90s—so staying hydrated is key. We suggest bringing LMNT or another electrolyte solution and adding it to your water bottle throughout your stay. 

The best time to hike will be in the early morning, while temperatures are still between 65–75 F. Watching the desert sunrise as you walk among the scrub and plateau will be a highlight of the trip!

You will have the option to opt-out of any of the activities if you choose. You can email us at support@beethewellness.com for more information.

Please let us know if there is something you would like to opt-out ahead of time of so we can prepare accordingly. 

We will have a range of dietary options available that are gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo,  and vegetarian. We are unable to provide a 100% vegan option.

After you sign up, we will ask you for your dietary preferences and restrictions.

You can expect hot, sunny, dry days with highs in the 90s with lows in the 60s or 70s overnight.

Once you sign up, we’ll send you a packing list that covers everything you’ll need.

Airfare, ground transportation to and from the venue, laundry service, breakfast, all items of a personal nature, and travel insurance (strongly recommended).

Please see our Terms Of Service for the complete cancellation policy. 

  • Greater than 90 days 50% refunded
  • 90 - 60 days 10% refunded
  • Less than 60 days no refund
  • 20% fee for bookings that are transferred to another person or event

Most public health institutions and authorities have declared that COVID-19 is now in the endemic phase, and our policy reflects this.

Masks will not be required indoors or outdoors, but you are welcome to wear one if you wish. 

If you become ill prior to the retreat—whether you have COVID-19, influenza, a cold, or other viral illness—we ask that you do not attend out of consideration for the other attendees.

We are required to follow the guidance put forward by the local health authority, in this case Maricopa County. You can access up-to-date information at their website HERE

Let’s Transform Together.

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CIVANA Resort, Arizona
May 25-28th, 2023

**Limited to 50 attendees**

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