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: $699
Today's Early Bird Rate: $599
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(Need a payment plan? See below.)

Your Soul Is Calling

"I absolutely loved my time in Alburquerque at the Determined to Shine retreat. It was what my soul was craving. I made so many new friends and enjoyed our time together. The hotel was beautiful. The events we shared together impacted me so much. I particularly loved the notes of encouragement from other group members…I look at mine daily. If anyone is on the fence about joining the next retreat, you will not regret going!!"

- Kristy, Iowa

Event Details

Retreat Schedule:

  • Friday, September 16, 2022:
    Registration 1pm-2pm
    Welcome Party and Workshop 2pm-9pm
  • Saturday, September 17, 2022:
    All-Day Workshop 10am-10pm
  • Sunday, September 18, 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.

Registration Options

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About the instructor

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.