Two days of transformation

Energy healing, intuitive coaching, and art magic to bring forth joy, peace, and personal strength..

Our Guide: The Octopus

Each monthly Determined to Shine retreat is guided by the energy and spirit of a member of the animal kingdom. In June, we're working with the octopus.

During the retreat, you'll have the opportunity to:

  • Give yourself two full days to focus on renewal and regeneration - letting go of the heaviness and bringing in the light
  • Experience deep and profound emotional healing, guided by Reiki and the crystal kingdom
  • Create art journal and mixed media projects using a variety of techniques
  • Discover what makes the octopus unique and what we can learn from this amazing animal - you'll learn directly from a former docent of the Albuquerque Zoo!
  • Meet your personal octopus guide in meditation
  • Create three octopus-themed oracle cards (we'll create new ones each month - attend regularly to build your own deck)
  • Work with affirmations based on octopus wisdom
  • Heal, share, and connect with a supportive community. You are safe and welcome here - no matter your personal circumstances.

Plus, a portion of your retreat registration fee is donated to help octopus and ocean conservation efforts worldwide.

Creativity. Spiritual Connection. Community.

It's the Determined to Shine magic formula for joy, and it comes alive at each monthly retreat. Through art journaling, guided meditation, journaling exercises, and a supportive group like no other, you'll find the respite your soul is craving.

June 11-12, 2022
11-5 Central Time each day
Workshops are recorded and your access never expires.

  • Guided meditations and Reiki to bring forth emotional breakthroughs

  • Releasing the stuff that holds you back and gets in the way of your awesomeness

  • A safe, confidential, and super-welcoming community from around the world. Looking for your new best friends? Here they are.

  • Practical advice and activities you can take forward into your daily life, creating healing far beyond just the two-day retreat

  • Intuitive, inquiry-based teaching designed to bring you the specific creative exercises and healing you need in the moment

  • BONUS: Access to The ShineFolio System, a special class full of printable PDF pages of spiritual guidance, crafty goodness, and space for your own journaling. FREE as part of your retreat enrollment!

Experience the power of a Determined to Shine retreat.

Well, hello there!

It's awesome to meet you.

Founder and President

Allyson Bright

I'm Ally, and joy is my superpower.

Life has not been awesome to me. When I was 31, I was widowed unexpectedly when my husband died by suicide. And when I was 37 - just as life started to really feel okay again - I was blindsided with a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.

And despite this, anyone who knows me will tell you I'm the happiest person they know. In fact, right now? I'm experiencing more joy, peace, and calm in my daily life than ever - even as my body fights me daily.

I'm a Certified Holistic Life Coach, an Advanced Crystal Practitioner, and a Reiki Master. My magic formula is a combination of creativity, spiritual connection, and community. As a result, I'm able to show up for myself and my soul in ways that I never thought possible.

And I can't wait to share all of that magic with you.