ADAPT Live by Chris Kresser

A community wellness retreat for

transformation and optimization

Snowbird Resort, Utah | Sept 2-5th, 2022

The world came to a screaming halt two years ago.

And even as the gears start moving again, many of us feel…stuck.

Adapting to life post-COVID looks different for everyone—
but what’s universal is the deep desire to bust out
of our collective rut.


And that’s
precisely what we’re going to do.

 


ADAPT Live logo

Snowbird Resort, Utah
Labor Day Weekend
September 2-5th, 2022

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.

What if you could…

  • Identify what is causing you to feel stuck, and create a powerful intention for making lasting personal change
  • Create the conditions for getting unstuck and supporting growth and change by realigning body, mind, and spirit 
  • Learn new tools and practices for making progress and overcoming obstacles
  • Invite new insights and perspectives—even breakthroughs—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 get “unstuck” and 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 Snowbird Resort, nestled in the breathtaking and awe-inspiring Wasatch Range of the Rocky Mountains in Utah, just 45 minutes from the Salt Lake City International Airport. 

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

Let’s ascend 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 mountain 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. Hike, stretch, move, meditate, and dance.

A peak experience.
A transformational weekend.

JOIN US FOR

ADAPT Live logo

Snowbird Resort, Utah
Labor Day Weekend
September 2-5th, 2022

**Limited to 45 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 a carefully curated lunch, dinner, and snacks. (*Breakfast is not included, but is available at two restaurants at the resort.) 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: Meditation and movement sessions

We’ll begin the day with guided meditation and movement sessions to awaken our bodies and minds.  

 

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: Outdoor activity and/or free time

Join a guided group hike, or explore one of Snowbird’s 130 networked hiking trails. Refresh and revitalize at The Cliff Spa at Snowbird. Soak up some sun and relax at the pool. Take a nap. Write in your journal and reflect on the day. Or, just unwind and enjoy the incredible natural beauty of the Wasatch range. 

 

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: Meditation and movement sessions

We’ll begin the day with guided meditation and movement sessions to awaken our bodies and minds.  

 

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: Outdoor activity and/or free time

Join a guided group hike, or explore one of Snowbird’s 130 networked hiking trails. Refresh and revitalize at The Cliff Spa at Snowbird. Soak up some sun and relax at the pool. Take a nap. Write in your journal and reflect on the day. Or, just unwind and enjoy the incredible natural beauty of the Wasatch range. 

 

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: Dance party!

To celebrate the final night of the retreat and the progress we’ve made, we’ll have a lively and fun dance party and enjoy being in our full humanity together!

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: Meditation and movement sessions

We’ll begin the day with guided meditation and movement sessions to awaken our bodies and minds.  

 

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.

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 uniquely experiential weekend retreat that’s equal parts community festival and personally transformative journey.

“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

The following Guides are confirmed!

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 is the Founder + Director of Wise Up: Greater Wisdom + Wellbeing for All, a non-profit offering innovative mindfulness-based, science-backed trainings to the underserved, organizations and corporations. He is also the Head of Mindfulness Programs for Teens + Young Adults at UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine.

Through community partnerships, Forest designs and teaches mindfulness-based wellness programs that incorporate yoga, social and emotional intelligence and positive psychology to support at-risk and homeless youth and the people who serve them to experience greater resiliency, health and well-being. As of 2019 Wise Up programs have touched the lives of over 3500 underserved youth and staff. All of his work is rooted in teachings and practices that support compassionate awareness of and care for oneself, one another and our world. Forest has been practicing mindfulness 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.

Efan Hsieh

Efan is a lifelong learner, adventurer, and Kresser Institute coach. She has been a wilderness instructor and experiential education facilitator for over 15 years on three continents.

Efan co-founded a nature-based Rites of Passage program for teen girls in New England; later, she co-founded the non-profit Xol Original to revitalize indigenous traditions in Guatemala. In 2015, Efan returned to live in one of the world’s most densely populated urban centers, Taipei, where she studied Chinese martial arts, taught ESL Montessori preschool, and facilitated experiential courses on sustainability and food security and martial arts for American youth in Taiwan and China. She has been a returning guide at the Wanderlust Festival.

Her training in nature connection, indigenous and modern models of human development, cross-cultural facilitation, and coaching have given her a toolbox to empower people to connect with their deeper purpose and address the physical, emotional, cultural, and spiritual contributors of burnout arising from the modern lifestyle.

A peak experience.
A transformational weekend.

JOIN US FOR

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Snowbird Resort, Utah
Labor Day Weekend
September 2-5th, 2022

**Limited to 45 attendees**

What’s included at the event

Accommodations

Three days and three nights double-occupancy accommodations at Snowbird’s Cliff Lodge (with an option to upgrade to solo)

Amazing meals

Two chef-made, nutrient-dense meals a day (lunch and dinner) plus snacks with gluten-free/dairy-free options. (Breakfast is available at restaurants on the Snowbird property.)

daily activities

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

cliff spa access

Access to Cliff Spa, with special 20% discounts for retreat attendees

time for the magic

Unstructured time to relax and enjoy the breathtaking surroundings

The Resort

Snowbird resort is a year-round ski and summer resort located in the heart of the Wasatch National Forest on the eastern border of the Salt Lake City suburb of Sandy, 29 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport, and 24 miles from downtown Salt Lake City. The resort opened in December 1971, and recently just underwent $35 million in upgrades.

Snowbird’s base elevation is 8,100 feet, and its highest point is at Hidden Peak, where the Tram docks, is a whopping 11,000 feet. It shares Little Cottonwood Canyon with Alta Ski Area to the east, just up the canyon over a ridge that separates the two.

The Accommodations

The Cliff Lodge at Snowbird is one of North America’s most iconic ski lodges—and just underwent major renovations. Take in the majesty of Little Cottonwood Canyon from your window—either facing Snowbird’s ski slopes or peering down the glacially carved canyons spilling into the Salt Lake City valley below.

Within walking distance to Snowbird’s pedestrian village, The Cliff Lodge offers beautifully appointed lodging, with access to an exercise room, resort-wide internet service, room service, and concierge.

The Food

We’ll provide two delicious, nutrient-dense meals each day (lunch and dinner), plus snacks, that are as tasty as they are healthy, featuring pastured meat, high-quality oils and butter, and gluten-free/dairy-free, paleo, and vegetarian options. As part of the community atmosphere (and because your meals are included), we’ll share our meals together.

Transcend the every day.
Elevate your perspective.

Feel your energy rise and your spirit soar at…

ADAPT Live logo

Snowbird Resort, Utah
Labor Day Weekend
September 2-5th, 2022

**Limited to 45 attendees**

“I recently relocated to Park City (just over the canyon from Snowbird), and am an avid skier, mountain biker, and hiker. I really wanted to bring my community out here to experience what I consider a very special place. The location not only takes your breath away, but can inspire a kind of personal transformation you might not have anywhere else.” – Chris Kresser

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 info@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.

You will need to secure your own transportation to the Snowbird resort.

You’ll fly into Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC).

Your flights to and from SLC and transportation to and from the Snowbird resort.

Yes, all gratuities are included in your trip fee.

Alcohol is included with dinner on the final night and there will be a full bar available for you to purchase alcohol as you wish. You’ll have access to free water and coffee during your stay.

The activities themselves are accessible to all fitness levels. However, remember that you’ll be ascending to 8,000 feet above sea level, and it can take a bit for your body to acclimate. It’s normal to feel short of breath or lightheaded doing even simple activities like walking. You’re going to want to take extra care to go at your own pace and to drink lots (and lots) of water (we’ll remind you!). 

You will have the option to opt-out of any of the activities if you choose. You can email us at info@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. 

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

You can expect sunny, dry days at altitude, with highs in the mid to low 60s with lows dropping down to the low 40s or high 30s at night, so you’ll want to pack warm layers.

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 (required).

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

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

Let’s ascend. Together.

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Snowbird Resort, Utah
Labor Day Weekend
September 2-5th, 2022

**Limited to 45 attendees**

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