A full day of transformation

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

Our Guide: The Sweet and Sassy and More-Than-Meets-The-Eye Raccoon!

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

Why the lovable trash panda? Because the raccoon shows us how to thrive in strange situations, make the best of what's around us, uncover our truths, and celebrate the little things.

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

  • Give yourself a whole day to focus on bringing more joy and satisfaction into your life - regardless of what is happening in the world around you
  • 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 raccoon 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 raccoon guide in meditation
  • >Work with affirmations based on raccoon 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 animal and nature conservation efforts worldwide.


After the retreat, you'll get an oracle card reading sent to you via Snail Mail!

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.

September 10, 2022
11-5 Central Time
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 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 I’ve got your back.

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 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.