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Want to Join Us for the Shine Retreat in 2019?

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The Shine Women's retreat is the ultimate self care weekend where every woman is warmly welcomed. Women of all ages, professions, ethnicities, sizes, single or coupled up, kid free women, or busy moms are invited to join us, including the happy or heartbroken, the introverted or extroverted, the frazzled and the bedazzled!  


Can you feel the warm sun on your face and the ocean at your ankles? Are you ready for some "YOU" time? Because you give so much to others, this restorative weekend retreat has just the right balance of supportive workshops, relaxation, festive fun and connection.

Anna and Mari are licensed therapists and experienced workshop leaders who designed the Shine Retreat to give you time and space to fill your cup, heal your heart, replenish your spirit, and connect with other creative and authentic women, and savor a slower, more nurturing pace to recharge yourself for all that you do in the world.

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Let us tell you more about about the Shine Retreat for Women and the women attending...


The Shine Retreat is for every woman. We give so much to others, and sometimes we need to give ourselves permission to take a weekend away to fill our own cup, connect with other kind and authentic women, attend inspiring workshops, heal our hearts, nurture our spirits,
and participate in relaxing activities that replenish our energy,
while we have some fun! 


The Shine Retreat is more than a spa getaway or girls weekend, it is truly the annual retreat for every woman, because it is created by two women, Mari and Anna, who understand the need to step out of the every day hustle and bustle and give yourself a gift of self care and healing.  

If you are a woman that works inside the home, outside the home, or both - we understand that you are often pushed beyond your limits. You may be a self-care aficionado, or on the brink of burn out. 

Perhaps you are going through a change in life - a break up, divorce, or a betrayal. Or perhaps you are dealing with an "empty nest", grieving the loss of someone you love, a health issue, or a career change. 

No matter your reason for needing some time to heal and restore, taking a weekend to focus on your needs and to learn new tools to support your heart, spirit, life and relationships with others can make a tremendous difference in how you thrive (rather than just barely survive) in your life.

Whether you’re grounded by your female friendships or feel alone in this big world, connection and love is the key to healing. Most importantly, we know the power of finally admitting that the universal struggle of being all things to all people only leaves you being nothing to yourself. 

Anna and Mari inspire women to break the cycle of give, give, giving with no receiving, to release the hurts, heartbreaks, guilt and resentments that hold women down, to move through sadness and loss, and to fully rejoice in the unique gifts each of us bring to the world. It is time to to invite balance and joy to become a regular part of our lives once again! 

The Shine Retreat is different then any trip or woman's retreat you have had before, because it is truly a “bag drop” experience. Meaning you arrive, drop your bag in your room, and give yourself permission to let us take care of all the details...Every. Single. One.   

The Shine Retreat is the retreat you have been searching for, and an experince you deserve. Yes you, reading this right now, absolutely deserve self care and restoration.

Walking away from our weekend together, you will find that you are more grounded in who you are, how your values and gifts light the path you walk in life, and you will experience a deeper connection to yourself and those around you. If you are dealing with heartbreak, betrayal, or grief this will be a time to restore and replenish yourself.

But most importantly, you will have gifted yourself with the space to better uderstand when you’re “off” so that you will truly be able to SHINE again! And that my friend is something you and every one of us women deserve. 

And, wouldn't it be nice to finally state with total confidence, I do deserve this, (even if in this moment you don’t yet have that confidence). Because that is what the Shine Retreat is all about, finding your voice, path and gifts and using them with the great strength you were brought into this world possessing.  

Our weekend together includes healing workshops, connective time together, inspiring group activities and soul conversations over nourishing meals all while encouraging you to create "you space" to find your breath and focus again. 

Essentially it is the perfect blend of a schedule that flows through the weekend without feeling overscheduled or over planned, allowing you to take the weekend at your own pace.  

No matter where you are in your life, you can be sure that you will be warmly welcomed as we come together in beautiful Laguna Beach, CA. for our Shine Retreat. 

We invite you to take a look around the website, read the kind words and rave reviews from other women who have attended Shine, check out the videos, and meet your hosts, Mari and Anna. You are welcome to sign up for our interest list below if you'd like to join us in 2019!

Want to Join Us in 2019?

Click here to be added to the Shine Retreat 2019 Interest form!

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