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A creative retreat like no other.

Lots of retreats promise creative projects. Many promise spiritual growth. And a few even provide the foundation for lasting friendships. But no one brings all three together like Determined to Shine.

At Determined to Shine retreats, it's come as you are. No matter who you are, what you're going through, or where you want to go - we're here for you. You'll have the chance to work on art journal pages and projects designed to connect you to your soul's deepest wishes, and build up the courage and strength you need to create the life of your dreams.

  • Three days of creativity, spiritual connection, and community

  • Guided meditations, crystal magic, and Reiki healing

  • All the colorful paint, stencils, stamps, and artsy goodness your crafty heart desires

  • A second-to-none supply kit featuring everything you need to create each project and beyond

  • Gifts and surprises throughout the weekend, intuitively chosen by Allyson just for you

  • Intuitively-guided retreat experiences and activities designed to meet you where you are, in the moment

  • An amazing location in Albuquerque, New Mexico designed to uplift your spirit and restore your soul

Experience the Magic

Determined to Shine retreats are full of connection, creativity, spiritual transformation, and so much more.

Registration rate: $799.
Today's price: $649

Event Details

Retreat Schedule:

  • Friday, March 11, 2022:
    Registration 1pm-2pm
    Welcome Party and Workshop 2pm-9pm
  • Saturday, March 12, 2022:
    All-Day Workshop 10am-10pm
  • Sunday, March 13, 2022:
    All-Day Workshop 10am-5pm

Our schedule includes lots of breaks and free time, and is friendly to those dealing with chronic illness who may need additional time to rest - as well as those who love to create all day!

Location and Accommodations:

  • We'll be staying at the Marriot Pyramid in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • There's a beautiful video of the location that you can check out on YouTube.
  • The exclusive group room rate for us is $139/night for one bed or two (many people choose to share a room to save up some cash.) Your sleeping room is NOT included in your retreat registration cost.
  • The hotel is not far from the airport and multiple shuttle options will be available.
  • If you are interested in being paired with a roommate, I will do my best to make sure you are matched with someone. However, I cannot guarantee this.
  • Please do not book your hotel room until your retreat registration is confirmed. I will then send out booking instructions.


  • Lunch is provided on Saturday and Sunday.
  • All other meals are on your own.
  • The hotel offers multiple dining options, and there are many restaurants within walking distance.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Retreat registration fees are nonrefundable.
  • In the event that you cannot attend, you may transfer your registration to another student (if a waiting list exists for the event, Determined to Shine will help facilitate this process). We are not able to transfer your registration to another event. 
  • Due to the nature of projects completed at the retreat and because many supplies are shared, supply kits are not available to be shipped in the event you cannot attend.

Legal Stuff:

  • The Determined to Shine Retreat is designed to inspire, uplift, and motivate. It is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The information is for your general knowledge. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your physical and emotional health conditions.
  • By participating in the retreat, you release Determined to Shine LLC and the hotel from all liability relating to injuries or other issues that may occur.

About the instructor

Founder and President

Allyson Bright

I’m Ally, and I’ve got your back.

I started making creative messes when I was a toddler, and I haven’t slowed down since.

I know that life can be really damn hard sometimes. But the one thing I’ve learned through all of my own struggles?

There actually is a secret to getting through the twists and turns.

Are you ready?

It’s you.

It’s that deep-down, magical voice whispering that there just might be something more than surviving.

It's listening to your soul when it longs for joy. And love. And magic. And silliness.

Consider me your personal guide to all of that and so much more.

I’m a Certified Holistic Life Coach, a Reiki Master Teacher, and an Advanced Crystal Practitioner, among other things. But the most importantly? I'm here for you.

I’m committed to creating powerful healing experiences because they changed my life - and you deserve that magical transformation, too. Because there absolutely is something more waiting for you.

And if you’re ready, I’m here to help you find it.