BEE-FEST 2023

Your transformation is calling…

Riviera Maya

April 26-30, 2023

An evocation of love, spirit, community, freedom, health, and unity!

Here, you come as you are… 
but you don’t leave as you came!

Join us on a journey of bliss, love and celebration, where we rise together to bee the transformation that we want to see in the world!

This is not just another vacation escape. This is:

✨The rejuvenation of your very soul.

✨The joy and satiety that comes from creating, defining, and living the life that YOU choose. 

✨The peace you feel being embraced and celebrated as your bright, beautiful, authentic self!

✨The deep, long-lasting relationships that you will find with your Bee-Fest family. 

and fun, music, reverence, dancing, elation, unity and beauty!

This is the experience of a lifetime!

Come and connect with other amazing humans in the most loving and welcoming atmosphere that you can imagine. 

Be a part of something truly awesome that will leave you feeling transformed, plugged in, and totally in love with who you are in this world.

Join us for an energizing, soul-enriching retreat rooted in the energy of love.

An absolute non-negotiable! Combination of spirituality and physicality that is a life changer! The community that you experience is a total dream! Every single detail is thought out and executed to perfection!
Shannon B
The entire event is like nothing you have experienced before. The excursions, the kundalini yoga, the incredible food, the beautiful sound healing, the fabulous music, and the powerful Medicine Women day…absolutely every detail was though of and EVERYTHING was taking care of! This is such a transformative event, and your life will be forever changed. Come and up level in a way you never thought possible! DO NOT MISS it!
Melinda A

Bee-Fest

Is a 5 day 4 night event created for the spiritual, the seekers, the poets, and the dreamers…. You will bond with other incredible humans who are also ready to alchemize this experience into pure potential!

Together with the performers, coaches, and teachers who will join us on this journey, you will experience conscious insights into all things life, wellness, love, transformation, and spirituality. You will shift to higher vibrational energy and fortify and realign your connection to divine love!

Come connect, expand, and soak up all the magic.
This is where core memories are made!

Locale

Palmaïa, The House of AïA - Riviera Maya

The House of AïA stands apart from other luxury wellness retreats.

This is an incredible, secluded sanctuary with exquisitely designed oceanfront suites complemented by stunning views, elegant décor, and holistic amenities that are unlike anything else in the Riviera Maya.

Dining in Impeccable Spaces

Throughout Bee-Fest, you will enjoy highly curated dining experiences with an eclectic elegance. Each evening we will embark on a culinary adventure at one of Palmaia’s four gourmet restaurants. Our top-notch chefs bring mastery of hyperlocal flavors rivaled only by their artistry of presentation.  Food is an essential element of our Bee-Fest experience, and every evening we will share exotic flavors, densely rich color palettes, and super nutritious meals that only the highest level of sourcing, curation, and commitment to excellence can provide. 

Breakfast & Lunch

Su Casa

Welcome to your new home, open from morning to night. Relax into the laid-back, Caribbean beach ambiance and the primal delight of sand beneath your feet. Seasonal delights, meat, fish, vegetarian, vegan simple, delicious, comforting… just as home cooking was meant to be.

The Health Cafe

Whether it’s the soaring windows that lift above the canopy, the hand-painted murals depicting local wildlife, the thoughtful furniture, or just the impeccable food, our health café shatters expectations.

Your first evening will be spent reveling in the story of the birth of the Riviera Maya as told through the eyes of the Mayan Gods.

We are kicking off Bee-Fest 2023 with a soulful and vibrant immersive dining experience with the pairing of sound and food vibrational frequencies, costumed characters & recorded & live instruments. 

Chef Joann has been instrumental in Bee The Wellness for a decade. Her attention to detail, commitment to quality sourcing, and fun effervescence make any Bee The Wellness event much more nourishing. 

Not only has Chef Joann co-created the Bee-Fest menus and tasting experiences, but she will also be a special part of the Alchemy of Sound experience. 

Together, Mr. Koolaid and Chef Joann are pooling their talents to create the most incredible and unique dining experience you’ve ever been a part of. Deeply rooted in love, intention, passion and creativity. 

This interactive and participatory vibrational journey will help you connect to the beauty and mystery of the Mayan culture and landscape. This is certainly not to be missed! 

Dinners

Alchemy of Sound

We are kicking off Bee-Fest 2023 with a soulful and vibrant immersive dining experience with the pairing of sound and food vibrational frequencies, costumed characters & recorded & live instruments.

Mar de Olivo

To change history, you need to understand it. Our chefs have bravely set forth in a new direction that redefines the tired expectations of Mediterranean cuisine by cultivating their lesser-known, all-but-forgotten traditions.

Ume

This is the entry point to Asia, a place imbued with sensual fragrances, exotic flavors, and a densely rich color palette, fusing Thai cuisine with its continental counterparts in an act worthy of heavenly worship.

LEK

Elevating the native Mexican, small town, culinary wisdom to the rarified heights of international haute cuisine, our top-notch chefs bring a mastery of hyperlocal flavors rivaled only by their artistry of presentation, secretly enhanced by select spices and herbs cultivated in our greenhouse.

Embrace this journey as part of a transformative path to loving more fully than you ever have before.

BEE-FEST

Palmaïa Wellness Resort
AïA
Riviera Maya
April 26-30, 2023

My experience at Bee-Fest Zion was a pleasant surprise and a much-needed break from the fast-paced, high-demand world we all live in. I say surprise because while I was aware of what the experience was to entail, such as outdoor adventure, quality, nutritious food, and luxury accommodations, I was not prepared for the level of detail, care, and organization this team provided. While yes, all of my needs and activities were planned for me, I was not "required" to participate in anything that I didn't want to. I was able to just be, to just relax, to enjoy the experience at any level I felt necessary. Aside from that, the community that came together for this trip was a group of friendly, loving, and accepting people of all walks of life. This trip was diverse, nurturing, and fulfilling at every level. I cannot say enough good things about this experience.
Alexis P
I can't emphasize enough how great the community of like minded people was at BF. I happened to go with my significant other, but we each found it easy to connect with people individually and would consider many of the people we met - most of whom we had not known previously - lifelong friends.The entire experience was amazing. The food was outstanding, it was really easy to connect with others on the experience, I tried new things, there was no pressure to do everything or to be good at anything, the program was so well thought through / planned out, I had access to a lot of experts and coaches.
Heather B

Here is your team of devoted spiritual rockstars here to up-level and uplift your whole experience!

special guest performances:

Poranguí & Ashley Klein

Musical performance

Poranguí
Drawing from his cross-cultural background and ethnomusicology training at Duke University, Poranguí has over twenty years of international work experience as an artist, musician, educator, filmmaker, consultant and therapist, utilizing the healing properties of sound and movement to foster our individual and collective well-being.


Ashley Klein

Mr. Koolaid

alchemy of sound

Stephen Enos Hauptfuhr 

aka Mr. Koolaid 

Stephen is a highly accomplished Entrepreneur, Musician, Private Chef and Certified Nutritionist.

He has worked with several A-list actors, such as, Joseph Gordon Levit, 

Woody Harrelson, Natalie Portman, Kaley Cuoco and Alicia Silverstone to name a few. Stephen has been planning, promoting and djng events since he was a teenager when he became involved in the beginning iteration of what we now know as the American Rave scene. He is the founder and creator of one of the largest festivals in the world, the Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC). He has put together countless events over the years both large scale and boutique that include his two lifelong passions, Food & Music, using both nourishment & healing as well as fun & entertainment.

Together, Stephen and Chef Joann are pooling their talents to create the most incredible and unique dining experience you’ve ever been a part of. Deeply rooted in love, intention, passion and creativity. This is certainly not to be missed! 

dj drez & marti

musical performance

DJ Drez is a sound pioneer. With an ear for cutting edge sonic ambiance, a finger on the pulse of music that makes bodies move, and the vision and skill to obliterate genre and boundary with his own trademark sound and production, Drez has skyrocketed to international acclaim from the dancehall to the yoga shala.

DJ Drez’s music has been moving bodies for more than two decades. His sound is an organic blend of mystical hip-hop, reggae roots, and Indian raga known to instigate an ecstatic dance party one instant and soothe a group into a meditative savasana the next. If you’re a fan of Drez, you’ve undoubtedly noticed the mysterious, seductive voice of Marti Nikko gracing dozens of the albums, tracks and remixes released over his prolific career. Nikko’s innate spark illuminates. Her soul-soaked vocals dance and play in the spaces impeccably arranged by DJ Drez, highlighting a natural chemistry developed and enhanced through years of performing, living, and loving together. The result is a beautiful, eclectic collection of music made for all sacred movements and moods.


A truly gifted teacher, Marti is known for motivating her students through her own passion. Fully certified in Yoga, Pilates, and having worked in the wellness industry for the past 18 years, she teaches from a deep understanding of movement dynamics and the body. Keeping students engaged using unique modifications and variations to the classic repertoire, her sessions encourage focus and concentration. She continually supports her desires to learn new methods and her ability to help one find strength and ease through practice. She believes in the deep healing power of yoga for all. It is her desire to create space that allows for greater depth, awareness, and overall wellbeing in one’s practice.

vanessa lambert

kundalini performance

For the last 30 years, Vanessa has been on a mission to help other heart-centered humans push through personal boundaries, align with their soul path, and fulfill their unique destiny. She helps her clients bridge where they are now and where they want to be by holding space for them to honor their unique gifts, and embrace their life's purpose. It is her mission to help others understand the energies working with them and around them, paving a path to deeper connection and purpose, so they can go forward with clarity, abundance and love.

Over the years she has created a variety of wellness programs, Spiritual trainings, guided meditations and personal development programs for individuals and businesses alike.. As CEO and lead experience creator at both Starseed Collective and Bee The Wellness, she has created retreat, workshops and boutique festival events all around the globe for the past 11 years.

Vanessa has a gift for deeply connecting with people and is an experienced and compassionate ally who has helped thousands of humans live with greater presence and harness a powerful and prosperous life!

Eben britton

eben flow

Eben is one of the most impactful and memorable teachers we have ever come across. He was an all-American captain of the Arizona Wildcats football team before being drafted 39th overall in the second round of the NFL draft.

He played for six seasons as a starting lineman for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Chicago Bears before leaving the NFL and penning a whistleblowing essay titled "What Does It Take to Stay in the NFL...You Don't Want to Know." His time in the league left him physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually destroyed, and his essay chronicles the intense pressure that is placed on players as they try anything to maintain their status on the team.

Eben used natural lifestyle changes, food as medicine, yoga, meditation, and breathwork to rebuild himself on all levels into the beloved teacher we know today, whose words inspire thousands daily. Anyone who receives his signature teaching, the Eben flow, leaves feeling happy to be alive, empowered, strong, and vital.

I am certain you will not soon forget your time in person with "EB." His wellness offerings have a wide range, are flexible to the needs of your group, and can run anywhere from 60 minutes to annual partnerships. Individuals, families, groups, and corporations across the United States benefit from Eben's raw, compassionate, joyful expression of how reaching the peak of success in any endeavour is a wonderful accomplishment, yet means very little when your mental or physical well-being is sacrificed.

Please join Eben in reclaiming your birthright, and that of those most important to you: the ability to rebuild your well-being, from the inside out.

Chris Crawford

ELDOA Practitioner

Chris Crawford is the owner of Dekhana Wellness Inc. He is one of the most highly trained and skilled integrative health practitioners in the country.

Chris is a Level 4 Chek Practitioner (Holistic Life Coach), a SomaTrainer, SomaTherapist, ELDOA practitioner, and instructor (Soma and ELDOA are specialized practices that focus on improving alignment, decreasing tension, and improving heart health through a variety of techniques that focus on utilizing the fascial system and enhancing posture) and is currently enrolled in a Doctor of Osteopathy program. He has worked for 10 years as a wellness professional, helping clients with rehabilitating chronic or acute challenges as well as supporting professional athletes to reach new performance goals.

Chris treats the body as a whole and focuses on getting to the root of the problem. His mission is to help clients learn the tools necessary to heal themselves and sustain a healthy lifestyle.

Mikal Vega

vital warrior

Mikal Vega served 22years in the US Military and held many positions such as a SEAL Platoon Leading Chief Petty Officer, Personal Security Detail Shift Leader, US Navy SEAL Combatives Instructor, US Navy SEAL Demolitions Instructor and Senior Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician (Bomb Squad). He holds many awards including The Purple Heart for injuries sustained during OIF, two Bronze Stars with combat valor for OIF, Army Achievement Medal for Operation Joint Guardian Kosovo and the Navy Achievement Medal.

He left the military in 2012 to pursue his career in film and television. Leveraging his successes acting in Transformers 3 & 4, GI Joe, and Mayans MC, he founded Vital Warrior, a 501(c)3 nonprofit and a system that increases performance and resiliency through stress mitigation modalities (www.vitalwarrior.org). He is regularly sought out for his expertise in storytelling stemming from his rare blend of creative experience and militaristic viewpoints. His accomplishments include, Technical Director for NBC’s The Brave, directing and producing several independent film projects, acceptance and completion of the WGA sponsored mentorship program, submitted his first album for Grammy consideration, a recurring character on Netflix’s The Lincoln Lawyer and SWAT and is currently a game developer Directing the Call of Duty franchise. 

He is also the head of personal security for the Grammy award winning artists White Sun, a fortune 50 executive performance coach, and a consultant to numerous active militaristic projects. 

He attributes his successes to his disciplined practice found within a unique lineage of kundalini yoga learned from his teacher Harijiwan. Mikal has taught this system for a decade to combat veterans around the globe and it is the foundation of the Vital Warrior system. 

Currently he lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife, and daughter.

Discover, learn, and soak up all the wisdom!

Offerings

Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini is an ancient yogic practice that explores breath, movement, mudra, mantra, and meditation with a promise to elevate all levels of self. Join your teacher Vanessa as she takes you on an adventure to activate the Kundalini energy in you! Newbies and seasoned yogis are welcome!

Pranayama

Sometimes known as yoga flow, Vinyasa is a style of yoga characterized by stringing postures together so that you seamlessly move from one to another.

TAI CHI

A Chinese study of change in response to an outside source where one leads into an attack rather than meeting it with opposing force. Tai Chi is a discipline that helps one balance the body’s energy and emotions and to control one’s thoughts.

animal flow

Practice your natural movement and connect with your primal self.

Vinyasa

Sometimes known as yoga flow, Vinyasa is a style of yoga characterized by stringing postures together so that you seamlessly move from one to another.

Kirtan

Kirtan is all about community. A coming together of people, the sankirtana chants are usually sung in call-and-response style, and our guides, Marti and DJ Drez will take us on a journey through sound and feeling and the experience of community through the practice of Kirtan chanting.

Transmutation Ritual

Through guided meditation, we deeply experience who we are, expanding the perception of ourselves and the world. We also work with medicinal herbs on the physical body to cleanse it and raise its frequency, accompanied by medicinal music.

poolside djs

Nothing says festival mode more than a poolside Dj Set. Check out the flavor of Mr. Koolaid as he brings the vibe to our first full day of Bee-Fest!

Music is medicine

​No musical experience necessary - All levels of musicians are welcome! This workshop is designed to be accessible by those with little to no experience with music making. It will also be beneficial and enjoyable for developing and more seasoned musicians.

Yoga Workshop

Explore the limitless places and spaces of our inner world that help us to ground and connect. Let us gather and allow the practice itself to help us embody yoga. We will investigate and strengthen the inner posture and mental awareness needed to find our footing (over and over). This will include asana, mantra, conversation, surrender, and super dope music. See you there.

There’s music, there’s dancing, there’s costumes, there’s deep conversation, and more. We will be hosting a live podcast with our panel of speakers and serving up a heaping dose of inspiration and fodder for your own personal growth.

We are so grateful to have been given the mission to curate a deeply meaningful experience that is like no other, that will lift your spirits and revitalize your mind and body.

You’ll leave rejuvenated, in love with life, and forever a member of our hive!

If you are considering it then you must go. Lean into your intuition and come play with us.
Ben S
Bee-Fest was a wonderful, memorable experience for everyone. It is a ton of work preparing for an event like Bee-Fest, and there are no others like Bee-Fest out there, with its focus on health, nature, and community. I am so blessed to have experienced Bee-Fest!
Jenny D
Go for the beauty of the location. That alone should make anyone want to go. But know you will learn so much and meet some absolutely amazing people that will influence your life. From everyone involved in the daily events to the people in attendance. My intention when signing up was to have fun and enjoy the beauty of the area. I ended up learning so much about myself and about living. A lot of easygoing yet deeply powerful thinkers.
Jeff S
Bee Fest is an incredibly powerful opportunity to connect with other amazing people and engage in activities that will bring clarity, vision, and massive heart opening to your life. The connections you will make and the deep dive into your own beautiful presence will be life-changing.
Julia S
I would say how well-curated, planned, and organized it was but not surprised at all. You guys killed it.
Trish C
I am grateful to everyone who worked so hard to make Bee-Fest so wonderful!
Chris D
JUST DO IT!!! Bee-Fest was a mind-blowing experience. Thank you all for such an epic experience. The human connection with original & new bees, incredible & powerful workshops, and, oh my, that Kundalini yoga! I’ll remember this for many lifetimes to come.
Lilian M
If you want a transformative experience while being around amazing, loving caring, and abundant individuals, Bee-Fest is for you. A place to be present through adventure and meaningful connections. I loved every minute of it.
Mona P

We are a community of thought leaders, artists, wellness enthusiasts, rebels and lovers… and we are here for anyone who wants to be a part of something beautiful, magical, spiritual and totally freaking life-changing!

Embrace this journey as part of a transformative path to loving more fully than you ever have before.

BEE-FEST

Palmaïa Wellness Resort
AïA
Riviera Maya
April 26-30, 2023

Meet your Hosts:

Adam & Vanessa

Bee The Wellness leverages the expertise of two accomplished humans into one dynamic duo that brings transformative experiences to purpose-driven humans. Vanessa and Adam are tenacious change-makers working to empower adventure-seeking souls to leap into adventure, and enjoy life to the fullest. By helping clients gain mastery over their physiology and mindset through coaching, courses, and retreats, they’ve created functional, yet organic, templates for living a badass life.

 


 

We believe we have been called to fulfill our mission to help people push past personal boundaries and enjoy life to the fullest!!

We want to help you break through any paradigms that you have been mired in, and live a centered, abundant, authentic life. We have found that these adventure experiences can bring incredible transformations that can change the trajectory of anyone’s life.

What sets us apart is that we create a sacred container for magic to happen. We pay attention to every little detail in order to make the experience as seamless and beautiful as possible… and we hold the space for something unexpected and incredible to occur. 

It is so important to us that our events are truly the experience of a lifetime.

Go!!! It will be amazing! All the effort, attention to detail, experiences, attendees, and the FOOOD! OMG the food!!!
Kari M
I loved everything: the food, the activities, the costumes, the camaraderie, the music, the connections. I am already looking forward to reconnecting in 2023. Just say yes!
Hillary T

Come out to play! Soak in Vitamin D, immerse yourself in the gorgeous natural surroundings, bask in the glow of the soul-aligned humans that are here to lift you up! Activate all that you were meant to bee!

Multiple payment plans and room options are available from $5,500 $4,700.

Shared Room
$5,500

  • All-inclusive access for one
  • Shared Queen Room

April 26-30, 2023

**Double Occupancy**

Solo Room

$6,500

  • All-inclusive access for one
  • Solo Room

April 26-30, 2023

**Single Occupancy**

Couple’s Room
$11,000

  • All-inclusive access for two
  • Room for two

April 26-30, 2023

**Double Occupancy**

Frequently Asked Questions

Check-in: 4 PM April 26th

Check-out: 11 AM April 30th

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!

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 Palmaia. 

You will need to arrange transport from Cancun airport to Palmaia. 

You’ll fly in and out of Cancun (CUN)

Your flights to and from Cancun (CUN) and transfer to and from Palmaia. 

Resort staff and driver gratuities are not included.

Most alcoholic beverages are included in your trip cost. 

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

After you sign up, we will send a dietary preferences form for you to fill out. 

At Bee-Fest 2023, we can accommodate both omnivore and plant-based diets.

What's The Weather Like in Riviera Maya in April?

April is a pleasant time to visit Riviera Maya, Mexico.

How Warm Is Riviera Maya In April?

The average temperature is 78°F. During this month, highs of up to 85°F are the norm, cooling down to around 73°F.

Does It Rain In Riviera Maya In April?

April is the last month of the dry season; there is little rain seen at this time of the year and any rain showers tend to pass quickly.

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

Airfare, laundry service, 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

Embrace this journey as part of a transformative path to loving more fully than you ever have before.

BEE-FEST

Palmaïa Wellness Resort
AïA
Riviera Maya
April 26-30, 2023

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