Renew Your Commitment to Health and Happiness with a Fully Immersive Wellness Experience

Are you looking for an intensive experience that will help you uncover a stronger, healthier, happier you? Would you love to meet people just like you… who share your passion for living your best life?

Our Paleo Transformation Retreat is an all-inclusive, 4-day adventure centered on personal coaching, continued learning, and bonding with kindred spirits. Take your Paleo knowledge and practice to an exciting new level. You’ll also have the opportunity to have fun and explore an incomparable natural mountain setting.


  • Gorgeous Waterfront Estate

    We’ve spared no expense. Nestled at the lake shore, this grand, opulent mountain lodge will take your breath away.

  • Luxury Accommodations with Private Bath

    Each guest room features contemporary-rustic decor, and a private bathroom. (unless otherwise noted)

  • Gourmet Kitchen with Private Chef

    The modern kitchen features state-of-the-art appliances and a stocked fridge. This is where our in-house chef creates Paleo-friendly culinary masterpieces.

  • Beautiful Surroundings

    Nothing but nature, everywhere you turn. Offering prime hiking and stunning lake views, the expansive outdoor surroundings will uplift and inspire you.

  • Spacious Decks

    Large wraparound decks allow for maximum enjoyment of the striking view. Perfect for quiet reflection or engaging conversation.

  • Open Living Area

    With its soaring ceilings, the roomy main living space is ideal for gathering after meals, intimate learning sessions, and casual use and enjoyment.

  • Options for Shared Accommodations

    Don’t have a partner in crime? Let us pair you up with another friendly “bee.”

  • Serene Natural Compound

    The peaceful lake-view mountainside setting of our retreat is absolutely sublime.

  • Lovely Indoor and Outdoor Dining Spaces

    There are ample places to commune and dine, whether meals are indoors or out.

Your Guides!

  • Adam and Vanessa Lambert

    Adam and Vanessa Lambert have been hosting transformation retreats and epic adventures for 7 years. They’re seasoned at curating a unique experience that fits their clients’ wants and desires. These retreats push you to discover parts of yourself you didn’t know existed… and help you define new limits for what you’re capable of.

  • Chef Joann Stabile

    Joann Stabile is the Founder and Executive Chef of Plated With Purpose. She is a graduate of the prestigious California Culinary Academy Le Cordon Bleu in San Francisco. Joann is a clean eating enthusiast and has personally seen the benefits and results with her own body after a decade of struggling with her weight and overall health. She has more than 18 years of experience in the kitchen and has been on the forefront of the clean eating movement, having been a special dietary needs event caterer and private chef for the last 9 years.

  • Angelo Dela Cruz

    Angelo is a former NASA Life Science Support Scientist who assisted with experiments that flew aboard the Space Shuttle and International Space Station. He is a former martial arts instructor and holds a 2nd degree black belt in Taekwondo. On his way to becoming a surgeon, he decided to choose a better path for him to explore true health & happiness.He realized vitality is a proactive process in doing the right things to support the optimal function of the body & mind. Angelo now helps others amplify their power and beauty on the inside through advanced bodywork, fitness training, and high performance life mastery coaching.

  • Marie Giovanna is a Reiki Master Teacher, Certified Spiritual Counselor, Intuitive Massage Therapist and mother/ mother-in-law to Adam and Vanessa! In her 30+ years working as a teacher, counselor, and energy worker she has helped countless people fundamentally shift their perception in order to live a more rewarding and authentic life. From her role as an intuitive healer to her position leading a non-profit for underprivileged girls, she has a vast scope of practical experience that applies to people of all ages and walks of life. She is the founder of Way Of The Blossoming Soul as well as a mentor in Bee The Wellness Authentic Self program. She will be assisting and facilitating in the Authentic Self workshops and be on hand for general counsel during the weekend.

Reviews from Prior Transformation Retreats!


  • The food was delicious, and plentiful!  The accommodations were lovely and offered a variety of spaces indoor and out.The coaches were great!  Helpful, patient, informative and fun! Love, love loved the experience!

    Meg McGill

  • Don't miss this opportunity! The entire crew is amazing and extremely passionate. They provided the perfect blend of education/healthy eating / goal setting and working out, with plenty of time for fun and relaxation. Making this commitment and applying what you learn…will positively change your life for the better.

    Joe Palonis

  • I truly cannot say enough about my three day transformation retreat.  I feel healthy, strong and hope to continue on this same path. I loved the feel of the whole weekend.  It was like spending time with your smartest friends and learning from them through play. I loved it all and I can't wait to see you all again.  THANK YOU!!!!!!.

    Liz Cohn

  • The trips really cement your purpose and intentions, whether it's your nutrition or movement or mindset. You meet and bond with such awesome people. I think that when I've had a rough time and felt less positive about my ability to stick with a healthy life, the connections I feel towards my trip-Bees has helped me stay the course.

    Virginia R.

  • It exceeded my expectations. I had been to Primal Con, but never had such an intimate experience where I really feel like I got to know the other participants. The wonderful thing is to meet people and realize how much we all had in common. Great to be able to bond with like-minded souls. This truly was a life changing weekend for me in mind, body and soul. **Also, I think a really important thing to know is that it is really great going solo. I was afraid I might be left out not being there with a partner or friend, but I totally did not feel that at all. I felt really comfortable knowing that other people were also there on their own and that you didn’t have to “have somebody” to do all the activities. Sometimes it’s intimidating to travel to something like this on your own without the security blanket of having a friend along with you, but I can safely say that I never felt alone or not part of the group and it was great that other people were there on their own as well!

    Janine. H


Date & Location

October 4th- 8th, 2017
Big Bear Lake, Ca

Info & Rules

All Inclusive, for a Hassle-Free Adventure

With our Paleo Transformation Retreat, you enjoy a stress free vacation where all the planning and thinking is done for you. All you have to do is show up! This trip is crafted to provide just the right balance of learning, adventure, luxury, and relaxation. It’s not just a vacation. It’s the experience of a lifetime.

Space is Very Limited – So Reserve Your Spot Today!

The Paleo Transformation Retreat is limited in size and spots are available on a first come, first served basis.

When is the last time you did something just for yourself? Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind opportunity to rediscover new joy, adventure, and possibilities. The trip is just 4 days… but you’ll be talking about it for a lifetime.

To stake your spot in this exclusive immersive retreat—our most intensive yet—Click here or email us today at


Day 1: Wednesday

5:00 pm: Check-In and “Meet and Greet”

Start off the weekend with a Paleo reception. This is an opportunity for all of us to get to know each other as we get ready for the fun and informative weekend ahead!

7:00 pm: Intention Setting

What are you looking to get out of this weekend? Now is your chance to share your goals with the group and coaches.

8:00 pm: Evening Mobility Session

Coach Adam and Angelo take you through a series of mobility movements and bodywork for recovery and self care. Then, Vanessa leads you through a guided welcome meditation, setting the intention for the weekend and grounding us into the experience ahead.

9:00 pm: Dismissal

Day 2: Thursday

7:30 am: Morning Coffee/ Light Fare

We gather in the morning for a light breakfast, coffee or tea and get ready for the day ahead.

8:00 am: Vitamoves, Led By Coach Angelo Dela Cruz

Vitamoves is a synergy of therapeutic and creative movements to heal injuries, correct joint imbalances, and maximize lifelong performance of the body and mind. You can use movement to stimulate the strength and integrity of your connective tissues to be more resilient to injury and dysfunction. Use movement to challenge yourself to go above and beyond your current capabilities and move through life with more confidence and grace.

8:30-12:30 am: Morning Hike Followed by Mobility Work

Start the day off with a moderate-paced hike. During this morning adventure, you can ask questions, chat with other guests, or just be quiet and take it all in. Then, deep dive into our “Dynamic Range of Motion” series as well as some of our most important mobility exercises. Mobility is an important aspect of our self-care regimen. It includes soft tissue work, stretching, and proper movement mechanics. You will learn what mobility is, why it’s important, and the mechanics of the DROM series. This is a chance to work out any of your kinks and get your mobility dialed in.

12:30 pm: Cooking Demo from Chef Joann

Learn exclusive tips and tricks from Chef Joann. Get ready to make your at-home Primal cooking experience easier and more nutrient-dense.

1:30 pm: Lunch

2:30-5:30 pm: Strength Training Workshop

Ever wish you could ask Adam and Vanessa if you are doing it right during training? Now is your chance! This session involves body weight and weighted movements with emphasis on form and progression. We take a look at primary lifts and help you fix any form flaws to keep you safe. The emphasis during this session will be to get you comfortable with basic strength and conditioning movements, so that you can start to progress from wherever you are in your practice. This is your opportunity to learn from your coaches “in the flesh” so that you can do these exercises at home with full confidence.

6:00 pm: Cooking Demo from Chef Joann

What are the must-haves in your Paleo / Primal kitchen? Learn how to make meal prep effortless but still enjoyable.

6:30 pm: Dinner

7:30 pm: Q&A/Hang Time

This is a time to relax, hang out, and commune with your coaches and fellow bees.

8:30 pm:  Wind Down Mobility/ Breathwork Session 

For recovery and stress management. Coach Angelo and Adam help you dive deeper into your self-care story by adding breathwork drills and skills for optimizing recovery.

Vanessa guides you through another meditation for healing.

9:30 pm: Dismissal 

Day 3: Friday

7:30 am: Morning Coffee/ Light Fare

8:00 am: Vitamoves Led by Coach Angelo Dela Cruz

8:30 -10:30 am: Paddle Boarding or Kayak Session

Choose between a paddle boarding or kayaking excursion from our lakefront property. This is a great opportunity to put into play some of the body mechanics you have learned this weekend.

10:30- 12:00: Free Time

12:00 pm: Cooking Demo with Chef Joann

Chef Joann takes us through some tips and tricks to keep your Paleo compliance as high as possible. She also talks about how to increase nutrient consumption and keep non-Paleo items from sneaking into your diet.

12:30 pm: Lunch

2:00: Life Mastery Workshop By Angelo Dela Cruz 

It can be a struggle to get more of the things we want in life, because most of us weren’t taught how to use the technology of our minds to be more confident in achieving our goals.  In order to live into the best person we can become and create the most fulfilling life we can have, we must get a clearer vision of what we want and focus on doing the things that will get us there.

5:30:  Dinner

8:00 pm: Evening Wind-Down Mobility with Adam Lambert

9:00 pm: Tapping for Our Most Authentic Selves 

Vanessa guides you through a tapping workshop designed specifically for unveiling our authenticity. Followed by a guided meditation for relaxation.

10 pm: Dismissal

Day 4: Saturday

8:00 am: Coffee, Light Breakfast,

8:30 am:  Morning Vitamoves, Walk and Gentle Yoga Stretches

10 am: Strength Training Workshop

Noon: Lunch

2:00 pm: Mini Vitamoves Session 

This is a workshop about releasing past traumas and healing your thought patterns. It’s an opportunity to look at where some of your less optimal habits have come from, and to update them with new and current settings.

4:00 pm: Authentic Self Session

This is a deep dive into thought practices and habits that encourage our most authentic selves. It’s a chance to integrate all that we have learned and shared over the weekend.

5:30 pm: Farewell Dinner 

Enjoy an unforgettable farewell meal as we celebrate a weekend of fun, learning, and new friendships. This is followed by a mobility session and final wind-down.

9:00 pm: Closing Comments with Vanessa, Adam, Angelo, & Joann

10:00 pm: Dismissal

Day 5: Sunday

7:00 am: Morning Coffee

7:30 am: Final Vitamoves Mobility Session & Meditation

Let’s get grounded in our bodies and all the new information we’ve absorbed over the weekend.

8:30 am: Dismissal

10:00 am: Check Out


Comprehensive Coaching from Wellness Experts

Join our wellness experts as they go in depth on topics such as diet, exercise, mobility and much more. Your schedule includes:

  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Guided meditation
  • Strength training
  • Movement and body work
  • Stress management
  • Life mastery workshop

Worried that you’re not up to speed? Never fear—this retreat is for all ages, and all levels of fitness. Movements are scaled from beginner to more advanced. Our supportive coaches meet you where you are in your practice and help you build on what you already know.

An Exceptional Culinary Experience from a Private Chef

Our in-house chef crafts a farm-to-table menu around the Paleo / Primal lifestyle and guests’ personal tastes. Discover mouthwatering, nourishing cuisine featuring only the highest-quality ingredients such as local organic vegetables, fruits, and greens; fresh fish; organic chicken and grass fed beef. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated.

Date and Location
Oct. 4-8th, 2017
Big Bear, CA

Pricing and Accommodations

If you are a single and would like us to pair you with a roommate, let us know and we will be happy to assist. Reserve your space with $500 down. Payment options are available.
Pricing is per person; all rooms require double occupancy. All rooms have a private bath unless otherwise indicated.

Bed Types Queen Suite: $2699 Per person  Flash Sale on final Queen Suite $2399 per person 
Single King & Double Queen – $2699 per person (Double Queen Currently Sold Out)
Quadruple Twin – $2399 per person, max. 4 people per room (Sold Out)

* Deposit of $500 due at time of booking

Remaining payments due:

50% May 1st 2017

50% August 1st 2017

Cancellation Policy:

We recommend trip insurance if you are concerned about emergency cancellation. We recommend:

10% cancellation fee at all times

90 days or more out, 50% of fees can be returned.

89-60 days out, 10% of the fees can be returned

59 or less days 0% can be returned.

We will always do our best to replace you with another attendee in order to offer some refund, but we cannot make any guarantees.

Check In
Wednesday at 5:00 pm

Sunday 10:00 am

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the typical age of retreat guests?
Our retreats are attended by people of all ages and backgrounds… from twenty-somethings to mid-life professionals to people in their golden years of retirement.

I’m still new to fitness and the Paleo lifestyle. Is this retreat for me?
Yes! Our Transformation weekends are designed for people of all fitness levels. We meet you where you are and help you progress. Some of our adventure retreats require a basic level of fitness, while others, like our “Training For The Adventure” retreats, give you specific pre-retreat fitness programming to prepare for the adventure ahead.

I want to go—but I have no one to go with, and don’t want to vacation alone.
You’re not alone—you have us! We will happily work with you to find a suitable roommate in our lodge.

Many people come solo to our retreats, and more often than not they leave with new, lifelong friendships. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you feel at home with people who share your interests, commitment and priorities. Space is limited in order to maintain an intimate feel that allows guests to truly get to know each other. This is your tribe.

What does the cost of the trip include?
Adventures include food, lodging, and activities. Airfare is excluded unless otherwise noted. International adventures include pick-up and drop-off transportation upon arrival and for departure. Domestic retreats require you to provide your own transportation to the site. However, we create Facebook groups for people to coordinate ride-shares to the site.

Closest airport is Ontario 90 minutes, followed by Palm Springs Airport, Burbank and LAX. Many of our guests fly into LAX and share a ride to Big Bear.

Do you offer payment plans?
Yes! To make our retreats as affordable as possible, we offer payment plans that fit your needs. Typically, these allow you to break up the cost of the trip into three manageable payments. We also offer early bird discounts if you register early. If you require a special payment plan, just email us at and we will work with you to find the best plan to fit your needs.

OUR COMPANY: Bee The Wellness

A Battalion Chief for the third largest fire department in the united States, Adam Lambert has made it the focus of his career to identify and address the specific physical, cognitive, and emotional demands placed on fire personnel and shift workers. Lambert’s breadth of experience in the fire service has provided him with a unique vantage point from which he has built a progressive approach to address those needs. Author of the popular firefighter fitness blog, his groundbreaking review on nutrition and heat related illness was recently published in the State of California annual Focus on Safety. Heralded as a thought leader in the field, Adam was recruited as a contributing editor by The First Twenty, a web based wellness program designed for the fire service. In addition, Lambert is recognized as one of the leading strength and conditioning coaches in the fire service. Certified under the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Lambert spent 6 years training and coaching under the tutelage of Robb Wolf, author of The Paleo Solution and owner of Norcal Strength and Conditioning. As a Firefighter Olympics and Crossfit Games competitor, Adam is no stranger to performance athletics. Adam believes that achieving optimal health and performance must include a foundation of fundamental nutrition and fitness principles but is by no means a one size fits all approach. To that end, he is committed to helping people find a nutrition and fitness strategy that meets their individual needs.

Vanessa: A health and fitness enthusiast since childhood, Vanessa came into coaching quite accidently. As a promising young gymnast, her coach asked if she would instruct the introductory classes at her gym. Her natural love of the movement was only deepened by sharing it with others. There began her basis of learning to coach and her understanding of the unique importance of the teacher student relationship. No stranger to competitive sport, Vanessa played soccer, basketball, swam competitively, and was also co-captain of her cheerleading squad. In her early 20’s she moved to Maui to improve her surfing practice and became one of the first female surf instructors in the Hawaiian islands, and a true force in the water. She and Adam were also an integral part of the CrossFit NorCal team that took third place in the affiliate games in 2009. Throughout her life she continued to evolve her diet in order to better fuel her performance and her busy schedule. In fact, Vanessa had already embraced the Paleo diet when she began training with Robb Wolf as a client. She had seen the dramatic benefits of doing so and was delighted to find out that not only did her coach agree, but he was one of the thought leaders on the subject. It would be her years at Norcal Strength and Conditioning training under the tutelage of Robb and his wife Nicki, that her ancestral wellness practice would deepen. After relocating to Los Angeles to pursue her music career, Vanessa was introduced to Mark Sisson. Working closely with Mark at the Primal Blueprint headquarters over four years, Vanessa developed the personal coaching program, Primal’s luxury retreat vacations, and has become a staple at the PrimalCon events where she and Adam coach the fundamentals of weightlifting and gymnastics. Vanessa feels truly blessed for having worked with the best and the brightest in the ancestral health world. This experience is what motivated her to co-create the Bee The Wellness program with her husband Adam. These days, her focus is to help as many people as possible become the very best version of themselves.