PrimalCon 2014

Feeling honored and grateful for the extremely wonderful weekend at PrimalCon last weekend. If you are not familiar with this event. This is the annual event held by Mark Sisson and the gang at Mark’s Daily Apple and The Primal Blueprint. Mark Sisson is a great friend and mentor. It is always great to commune with him and all of the great Primal enthusiasts that are his subscribers.

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Adam and I got the opportunity to hang with so many amazing people last weekend. Many were familiar faces and many were friends we had yet to meet. We were excited to represent Bee The Wellness www.beethewellness.com in the main fitness rotations where we coached our groups through a dynamic warm-up and headstand progression. Our emphasis was to help students understand how to break down any movement pattern with basic strength and conditioning principles. Even if that movement happens to be turned on it’s head! We also had the opportunity to dive deeper into the fundamentals of the squat, deadlift, and had a ton of fun teaching all kinds of gymnastic variations during the free choice hours.

 

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Some of the presentations of note were Chef Rachel’s  talk on her battle with breast cancer and her integrative approach to healing that includes the ketogenic diet. My family has been particularly touched by this subject and much of her story hit home with my beliefs. She is a true peaceful warrior and I was really moved by her story.

Another highlight was spending our mornings with our favorite ninja warrior Angelo dela Cruz. Angelo leads the group through his vita move warm-up. Angelo is a movement specialist, gifted healer, and PrimalCon favorite. I am always happy to spend some time with his positive light and he is indeed a bright bright light.

Darryl Edwards  kept everyone laughing and playing as he has his doctorate in play and he truly practices what he preaches. Dr. Dawn and Coach Kimmie brought their yoga tune-up “balls” and plenty of jokes pertaining to them. Enough so, we actually spent the majority of the time during mobility in stitches rather than making pain faces… (which was perfected this weekend during a hand stand roll by Darcie Gurley;)

 

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It was great to hear Katy Bowman give her speech on movement. Ironically the biggest take away for for me was how little we actually know on what healthy movement patterns look like in a modern world. Movement is a new frontier in the fitness industry and there is so much yet to discover. It is always great to hear from thought leaders forging ahead in their discipline and I look forward to hearing more from her as her research continues.

I was also delighted that there were so many who were offering more spiritual and psychological offerings. Clinical psychologist Alessandra Wall, Leslie Klenke, author of Paleo Girl , and Carrie Sisson  with her bestie Karen Moore all held sessions around the mental and spiritual aspects of Primal living. A subject that is definitely near and dear to my heart.

PrimalCon got me so excited for our own upcoming trip to Playa Ocatal in Costa Rica. It is less than 6 months away and I simply can not wait for this adventure to begin!

Thanks to everyone who spent some time for us and PrimalCon and we hope to see you all soon at another event or retreat!

If you would like more information on Costa Rica or other upcoming events and retreats please subscribe to our newsletter here! Or if you would like to show us some love and share our site www.beethewellness.com with your friends we would be honored. Until then….Bee the wellness you wish to see in the world!

Peace,

Vanessa Lambert

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Comments 7

  1. Mark Flagg
    October 3, 2014

    Vanessa, you and Adam rocked it! We had a terrific time and learned a great deal from you both. Thanks for presenting and look forward to seeing you again soon.
    Mark

    1. Vanessa Lambert
      October 6, 2014

      Thanks Mark! We had such a blast hanging with you all!

  2. Coach Kimmie
    October 3, 2014

    So great to meet you both! Wish we’d had more time to chat but I guess it’s good we were busy 🙂 See you next year!!

    1. Vanessa Lambert
      October 6, 2014

      So nice to meet you too Kimmie! You guys were a blast!

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    November 19, 2014

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  4. Scarlett
    December 7, 2014

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