The Enchanted AF Retreat is no ordinary event.

There are a lot of spiritual retreats out there, and just as many crafting classes and expos. But only Determined to Shine combines these two elements – along with playtime for your inner child – to create a healing experience you’ll remember for a lifetime.

Through art journaling, collage, and creative projects, you’ll re-discover the inner artist inside you – even if you haven’t picked up a set of crayons since kindergarten.

Through meditation, crystals, and Tarot, you’ll experience powerful emotional shifts, reconnect to Spirit, and learn to trust your intuition.

And through surprises, music, and movement, you’ll find that your inner child was there all along – and she’s ready to PARTY.

Plus, you get so many presents – from a beautiful new art journal and creative supplies to a Tarot deck of your own, along with all kinds of shiny and glittery fun.

  • 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

Discover the Magic

Determined to Shine retreats are like nothing you've experienced before.

Registration rate: $549
(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

Save $100 when you register and pay in full today.

Or, choose to make two monthly payments.

New extended payment plan just added!

About the instructor

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.