SWell Spiritual Wellness Centre | Spiritual and Holistic Therapies

SWell Conference 2019: Unfolding Wisdom

October 18-20

Whether your path is the wellness of the mind, wellness of the body or you are on a spiritual journey, join us for a day of gentle inquiry and discover Unfolding Wisdom at the annual SWell Conference. This year, listen for unfolding wisdom of the old ways, and learn the arts of connecting, healing, belonging and becoming in community. Share this exploration, creativity, celebration, art and community as we come together.

What is wisdom and how do we connect with it? Perhaps we already live with wisdom that simply needs illumination. Let’s peel back the layers that obscure wisdom and listen through silence, meditation and prayer. Let’s share experiences, connection with nature, each other and the Divine. This festival will draw together many cultures, traditions and healing modalities that will explore how we can live more fully in the modern world.

We are also excited at to be hosting artworks from a number of local artists in an ”Unfolding Wisdom” themed exhibition which will be on display at the SWell Centre from October 18th – Mid November.

This year, SWell is thrilled to welcome indigenous performing artist Nancy Bates to perform and speak at our conference. Nancy is an artist to watch in 2019, launching the highly anticipated collaborative album ‘FOR YOUR LOVE’, recorded with The Baker Suite. Four years touring with Archie Roach as backing vocalist, guitarist and support act has influenced her song writing, fostering a deep maturity in her voice and her storytelling. Roach considers Nancy to be one of the most gifted emerging singer-songwriters in Australia today. Few artists have the courage to be as vulnerable and authentic in performing as Nancy. She ‘empties her cup’ twice for her audience…they walk away overflowing.

Nancy has performed internationally in France, the UK and New Zealand and nationally at major music and arts festivals including Woodford Folk Festival, Sydney Festival and WOMADelaide. She has spent much of 2018 working more locally, including running song writing workshops in the Adelaide Women’s Prison and developing collaborative work with other female songwriters including Tara Carragher, Emily Davis and Jessica Wishart.

For more information about workshops and bookings, click here!

To take a look at the workshop offerings and weekend in detail, click here!

Spirituality and wellbeing come together in the SWell community. The Swell spiritual and holistic health and wellness centre offers a safe space for connecting, healing, belonging and becoming. Awaken abundant life.
You may say that you are spiritual but not religious or you may find spiritual nourishment at the heart of your religion.
Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, SWell welcomes you with respect and will honour your dignity.

SWell acknowledges the Wurundjeri traditional custodians of the land on which we meet and listens with respect for the wisdom of ancestors,
elders and our emerging future.

SWell is a spiritual formation community where people experience healing, befriend their true-selves, discover clarity of purpose and through at-oneness in Presence awaken abundant life.

“SWell links me with like minded people and supports me on my spiritual journey.”


“Through SWell I’ve connected with supportive practitioners who’ve helped me work through my problems. I feel energised and positive about life.”


“SWell offers a whole new way of connecting into the church spaces and spiritual practices without the dogma and demands. It feels so positive, inspiring and challenges me to grow.”


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