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Byron Bay Weekend Retreat
Friday 6 to Sun 8 October 2017

Imagine a weekend of fun, pampering, crystals and creations with an escape
to Australia’s spiritual hub – Byron Bay!

A group of up to 12 people will be nurtured with daily morning meditations, a one hour full body massage, a day trip to the magnificent Crystal Castle & Shimbala Gardens and a blissful Transformational Sound Healing Meditation. Some free time to explore Byron Bay, the Artisan Night Markets or participate in the Byron Bay International Film Festival.


  • Two nights’ twin share accommodation* at the Wollongbar Motel, Byron Bay (Friday & Saturday)
  • Welcome drinks and canapés by the pool Friday afternoon
  • Breakfast Saturday and Sunday by the pool
  • One Hour Full Body Massage
  • Guided Meditation Saturday and Sunday morning
  • Day Trip to the Crystal Castle & Shimbala Gardens
  • Transformational Sound Healing with Andara Crystals facilitated by Adam Rankin (Full Moon Saturday)
  • Byron International Film Festival – opening night Friday 6 October

Airfares, transfers and meals (*Additional $200 for a private King Room – limited number of these rooms available


$480.00 pp EARLY BIRD (if paid in full before 28 July)
$499.00 pp IF PAID AFTER 28 JULY               

RSVP:             Sue Shaw, Ph: 0421 915 591 or email sue@sharasanctuary.com.au

2016 Enlighten Adelaide Festival

The sixth annual Enlighten Adelaide Festival was held at the iconic Adelaide Convention Centre again, our Partner Venue on Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 April 2016 in the West Entry building off Morphett Street Bridge.

2015 Enlighten Adelaide Festival

THANK YOU to everyone who participated, helped and attended the 2015 Enlighten Adelaide Festival at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 February, it was so much fun and filled with so much love, we hope you felt the energy too?! It was great to be a part of the Adelaide Fringe Program.

The FREE half hour meditation sessions in the private room helped to put a number of visitors in a trance-like state of utopia!

There were free 15 minute mini workshops/presentations happening throughout the weekend on stage in the Lower Foyer area.

If you didn’t make it along to the FREE Sacred Music performance on Saturday from 5pm-6pm you really missed out on a very special treat. Featuring Shanti Mission musician Maitreya and local SA Songwriter and Sound Master Mary Laslett, singing straight to your heart with their divine and angelic voices.

2014 Riverland Health & Wellbeing Festival

The inaugural Riverland Health & Wellbeing Festival kicked off to a great start on Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 October 2014 at the McCormick Centre for the Environment in Renmark.

Open from 10am-4pm both days, visitors were able to take their time browsing the local stallholders showcasing their products and services related to health and wellbeing.

The unique Day Spa Room provided the opportunity for visitors to have a more private and quiet wellness treatment or massage and let their mind be quiet and relaxed.

Free informative workshops and presentations were held throughout the weekend in the Lecture Theatre and healthy food was catered for by the team at Happee Health Cafe in Renmark.

The atmosphere and ambience was friendly and welcoming and the majority of visitors who came stayed for most of the day, enjoying meeting new people and reconnecting with others.

A joyful weekend of sharing, caring and nurturing the body, mind and soul.

McCormick Centre Entry                   Lecture Theatre
Entry to the McCormick Centre             Free Workshops in the Lecture Theatre

2014 Enlighten Adelaide Festival

Sat 8 & Sun 9 February 2014
at The Bay Function Centre, Brighton Road, Glenelg


2014 Enlighten Adelaide Festival video produced by Mugford Media

2013 Enlighten Adelaide Festival

The 2013 festival was held on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August 2013 at the Latvian Hall, Clarke Street, Wayville.

Visitors could choose from a range of free workshops and presentations in the small hall and could stay for a healthy home-made lunch in Sunrayia’s Soul Food Cafe.

2012 Enlighten Adelaide Festival

The 2012 Enlighten Adelaide Festival was held on Sunday 28 October 2012 at the Latvian Hall, 4 Clark Street, Wayville from 10am – 5pm.

2011 Enlighten Adelaide Festival

Enlighten 2011The first Enlighten Adelaide Festival was held on Sunday 13 February 2011 in the beautiful leafy grounds of historic Cummins House, Novar Gardens.

The objective of this festival is to increase awareness of all things natural and organic and maintain a healthy lifestyle by choosing what we eat, how we exercise and what we do in our leisure time to relax and wind down.

Local South Australian businesses including natural therapists, healers, practitioners, intuitive readers, organic produce, organic wine, natural skincare and hair care products, jewellery, and energy efficiency, showcased their products in an outdoor market-style environment, emphasising the ‘nature’ aspect of the festival.

There were free Come and Try Activities, workshops and demonstrations held throughout the day including Yoga, Singing Bowls, Reiki, Tarot Readings, Chanting, and more.