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Welcome to the Enlighten Adelaide community!

The Enlighten Adelaide Festival was created by Sue Shaw, Festival Director, to provide a welcoming and friendly environment where people can learn from professional and quality exhibitors how to take better care of their health and well-being, have more energy and more joy in their life now!

After receiving continuous visions to create the festival, Sue finally decided to trust her intuition, feel the fear and do it anyway and took the leap of faith! In 2011 the first Enlighten Adelaide Festival was birthed and started out as a small outdoor event which has rapidly grown into one of South Australia’s leading health and well-being festivals offering professional, quality and authentic products and services.

Sue’s extensive experience (over 27 years) in corporate event management, advertising, sponsorship, media, marketing and promotion, combined with her experience as a Health & Well-being Practitioner, provided the perfect foundation to create a unique festival that brings about a sense of community, unity and oneness.

Sue describes the festival as her baby because she has nurtured, grown and developed it since its inception and the loving energy that emanates from this festival continues to expand as more and more people discover this welcoming community of like-minded people.

At the same time as creating the festival, Sue was discovering herself and looking within after a traumatic and challenging personal time where she felt alone, unsupported and guilty about feeling that way! She knew that others felt the same way too and wanted to inspire others and encourage them to follow their path, trust their guidance, and honour themselves. The festival offers a welcoming, non judgmental place to connect with others in community and oneness to bring out the best in each other.

Enlighten Adelaide continues to grow thanks to the support of the local community, supportive sponsors, the Adelaide Convention Centre and the assistance of the Committee who give their time and support whenever needed.

In 2013 we took the concept of the festival to the Riverland region and created the first Riverland Wellness Festival in Renmark which was received with such gratitude from the local community that we love returning every year to bring Adelaide-based practitioners who aren’t accessible in the region, as well as local businesses together to increase awareness of what’s on offer locally.

In between planning the Enlighten Adelaide Festival and Riverland Wellness Festival, Sue dedicates her time being a single mother looking after her young son Nathan, and assisting others at her own Centre for Health & Wellbeing – Shara Sanctuary & Retreat where she offers Psychosomatic Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Reiki Energy Healing, Angel Intuitive Readings and AromaTouch Therapy. She also facilitates a weekly meditation class at Trott Park Neighbourhood Centre and a monthly Spiritual Celebration Circle at Shara Sanctuary. Throughout the year Sue runs workshops and self development courses.

Please see the Calendar of Events for more details and how to get involved with the Enlighten Adelaide community.

We’d love to see you at one of our festivals or events soon. Thanks for sharing with us.


Sue Shaw
Festival Director | Owner Shara Sanctuary & Retreat
Ph: 0421 915 591
Email: sue@sharasanctuary.com.au