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Whitby, North Yorkshire

Summer Solstice

June 20 – 22, 2023

Had the most amazingly special time. Far exceeded my expectations.

Shinefest 2022 participant

Find Yourself here if you…..

… are ready to learn new ways to enrich your self-knowing and growth and have fun at the same time

… need to recharge after the challengers of recent months

… if you feel you deserve some personal self-care time which has purpose and lasting benefit to offer

… feel have been waiting and wanting to meet some fellow travellers along life’s journey

… Love being by the coast, in particular enjoy the history and energy of Whitby, North Yorkshire

… know you could benefit from some Soul-oh time to simply BE

… are ready to explore more ways to let go of limitations, shadow thinking and old patterning

… feel the time will be right to overcome the inconsistencies in your ability to Shine your Light

… wish to know and grow yourself more deeply

… are drawn to nourish your Soul and connect to your inner wisdom with greater trust and consistency




The dawn of a new YOU!

the first glimmer Solstice Sunrise Whitby

Connection Unity Growth

Of all the high energy days year, the Summer Solstice is, for many, the most pivotal.

What better way to celebrate this high energy day than to gather with like-minded women who are dedicated to bringing more Light into our world?

Along with popular topics designed and delivered to inform, inspire and illuminate, on the Solstice, stand in the warming glow of the rising sun.

 Greeting the longest day at sunrise awakens the sleeping connections that have been patiently waiting to be recognised.

Celebrating the power of the sun, sky, water and land creates an alignment with ALL there is.

Finding time and space to SIMPLY BE ignites new awareness and connections many only read about.

What better way to acknowledge a landmark day on your awakening journey than to be with like-minded women and a trusted and experienced guide?

This gathering promises to create long-lasting friendships and memories.

 Creating a synergy

Sharing the journey together and getting the chance to meet in person, brings many possibilities.

Drawing the feedback from the first Shinefest in 2022, the blueprint for an even more inspiring gathering underpins the 2023 event. Workshops will offer a mix of topics, each delivered from a highly experienced speaker. 

With the focus on a creating a powerful synergy drawn from an intuitive blend of wisdom-rich insightful sessions and fun social time, Shinefest is all about connection, unity and growth.


Early Solstice Sunrise Whitby

An amazing, wonderful and uplifting few days of wisdom, support and love. Thank you.

Shinefest 2022 participant

How will Shinefest be delivered?

Shinefest 2023 has been expanded to include two special evening gatherings

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – Workshops to awaken and inspire

Tuesday evening – Special gathering with guest speaker

Wednesday Evening – Special banquet

Thursday evening – special gathering with guest speaker 


Together we will resonate at a new level 

Beach signs Whitby North Yorkshire

Shinefest Programme Outline*

Our venue: Sneaton Castle, Whitby, YO21 3QN

Arrive: Tuesday, June 20, 2023 between 11:00-11:30 a.m.

Lunch 1 – 2

Afternoon session 1 – 5 p.m.

Optional: Evening topic with guest speaker 

or Evening meal at a venue of your choosing – not included

Tuesday, June 21 – Summer Solstice

Sunrise Celebration – up early for the sunrise over the horizon

Morning Session 10 – 1

Lunch: included

Afternoon: Free time in Whitby or Soul-oh time as you wish

Evening: Banquet evening meal – included

Wednesday, June 22

Morning session: 10 – 1

Lunch: included

Afternoon Session 2 – 5

Optional: Evening gathering with a guest speaker


Special Priority early-bird booking for previous Shinefest participants

Make sure you book before September 30, 2022

Event places are limited to ensure the best experience for everyone.

Joining the Shinefest gathering is like being on a retreat

Be with the best people possible AND have the most amazing place to explore and enjoy!

To ensure you get the greatest benefit, numbers are limited.

Accommodation, optional evening gatherings with guest speakers, taxis, and Banquet beverages not included.

An accommodation list will be sent upon registration.


Members save 10% – find out how to become a member below

Secure your place 

£100 deposit

Registering is easy

Please make sure you read the Terms and Conditions before booking

Want to save money right away?

Become a member of Light-filled, Loving and Wise for just £12 per month and as long as you are a member at the time of our gathering, you will automatically save 10% off the SHINEFEST price.

PLUS – save on monthly workshops, retreats and programmes all created to help you along your awakening journey.

Meet like-minded women who are exploring and living their best Soul-self and receive weekly prompts to do the same yourself.

Members pay less and get more!