Ordained Minister, Marriage Officer, Yoga Instructor and Personal Mentor.


What People Are Saying

“A thousand thank you’s for making our day so special. We have had a most gorgeous time over these past few days. Both our families and every friend that attended has all asked where I found you. You were inspirational and it was a great joy to have you present.”

Ian & Keith

My sincere appreciation for being the Light in my life. I remember with fondness the first yoga class at Elandor, which Liza invited me to. That was the beginning of a long teacher/student relationship. I have learnt so much from you during the years. Always introducing new concepts and techniques to stretch our minds and focus our awareness.


“Firstly – we absolutely loved every moment of the ceremony and the day. Your input before the wedding was so helpful and it really allowed us to focus on what was important. The words you spoke at the ceremony were also so relevant and so well chosen. We really appreciate the effort you put into preparing for our ceremony.

Secondly – we have received NUMEROUS compliments from our guests with regards to the way you conducted the ceremony. Both our sets of parents commented on it and several guests. One of our gay friends said he had always wondered what would be said at a same sex wedding and that he was very deeply moved by our ceremony. It seems to have been very personally significant for many people who were there, particularly other gay people. Karen’s one aunt remarked that it was “the most beautiful wedding ceremony” she had ever heard. Karen and I are probably more than little biased but we agree with her.”

Megan & Karen

Thank you very much for officiating our wedding ceremony. We really loved the personal and touching ceremony that you wrote for us and still get goose bumps thinking about it. Our wedding was such a meaningful and special day for both of us and our family and really appreciate all the thoughts that you put into our special day. Above and beyond your words was your very caring attentiveness to the ceremony. Thank you for being so wonderful to us and our families. We shall treasure the memory of that day. Even bigger thank you for assisting us with Home Affairs, without you, our day wouldn’t have been possible! Thank you for being so wonderful to us and our families.”

Mr & Mrs Farrow

“Jonathan and I wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for giving us the gift of the most beautiful ceremony. We were so, so touched by your words–as were all of our guests. Many friends told us how much they resonated with your heartfelt thoughts.

We absolutely loved being in the space you created. We can’t thank you enough. We had an unforgettable day.”

Margo & Jonathan

Thank you for holding this extraordinary moment for us and our family. We appreciate the gift you offered us, for setting the tone and sharing such beautiful words. Our ceremony was a real highlight of the day. We owe you an immense thanks. All the best to you

Megan & Liebrecht

Marietjie, you honestly made the day so perfect with your words and service that we keep having a tearful cry at how lovely it was.

Karen & Ella

It is a great privilege to be able to attend the yoga classes held by Marietjie Venter (in a class room environment until recently and now via Zoom). She has taught us the true meaning of Yoga, the yoking (fusion) of body and mind. The power of the yoga breath and mindfulness. The benefit of each posture (asana) physically and mentally. Her knowledge is phenomenal. Her workshops and talks inspiring.

Yoga has changed my life and helped me to cope better with life’s ups and downs. Regularly practising Yoga keeps the body supple and the mind balanced. That is my experience.

And I am grateful for that. And for the teachings I received and still receive.”


“I would like to share my experiences in regards to yoga.

It has given me strength in life, when I was going through challenging times. It helped me to have a clear perspective on what is actually going on. With the breathing exercises it helps me to turn inwards and then to become much more relaxed and have a feeling of being in balance. At the same time the breathing exercises improve my general health.

The yoga exercises have improved my back in a big way. Upon starting with yoga I was at the physiotherapist every 3 months with severe back pain. After 1 year of yoga I did not have to go to the physiotherapist at all.

The workshops I have done with Marietjie have helped me to learn about life and myself. As we are very much influenced by everything going on around us without realizing it.

Being in a group in regards to yoga we energetically support each other when it is needed. Thanks for giving me a chance to share this.”


“This is just a short thank you to let you know that we felt so blessed with the special role you played in our wedding. You really managed, in half an hour, to set the whole tone for our wedding – we wanted something formal, yet fun and that was exactly the message that you were able to convey. Immediately you were able to put both of us at ease on the day and many of our guests commented on how “real” the ceremony felt – that it was not just a preaching message, but a touching one that connected them to where they were in their own lives/marriages on the day.

One couple in particular wrote us a letter afterwards to thank us and we would like to share with you a little of what they said, “….in addition, Marietjie Venter was just so wonderful … both of us had a moment during the ceremony…”

In particular your warmth, professionalism, frankness and spiritedness was so special and we could not have imagined a more appropriate and fitting person to have married us. Thank you for our beautiful ceremony – we will always treasure the cherished moment!”

Lydia & Cedric

Stuart and I both wanted to say the most heartfelt thank you for our wonderful wedding ceremony. The tone you set for the day was perfect and your words deeply touched us both – as well as all of our guests. We had so many comments from friends and family saying how lovely the ceremony was – you sent everyone away thinking about their own relationships and family.

Joanne & Stuart

“On behalf of our family, I would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to you for the wonderful role you have played in our lives. Thank you for the most beautiful and meaningful Celebration of Life Service for our beloved Peter. God has blessed you abundantly with very unique and special gifts of teaching and guiding people. Thank you for touching our lives with your love, grace  and knowledge. The Celebration was absolutely perfect. Not only did it honour an exceptional man, Peter, but it inspired everyone who was part of the service. So many people have asked me to convey their thanks and appreciation for an exceptional service. What you said was so meaningful and your messages will be indelibly etched in our hearts.”


It’s about a month ago we had the memorial service for my mom. It is my conviction that it was such a memorable session due to your love and light, your lightness in being embedded in a solid grounded base ( I am searching for the translation of gegrond, geaard) and the special way you think and talk about processes of farewell.


“In my search for a more meaningful life, the universe eventually led me to Marietjie – a manifestation of the proverb: When the student is ready the teacher will appear.

What I found in this wonderful safe space is not a handbook with instructions that applies to everybody, but a loving, professional guide to help me figure out what a meaningful life will be for me.”


Thank you for a truly beautiful ceremony and for marrying us in a way that means the world to us. Many people complimented us on the ceremony and said it was inspirational and touching.

Alwyn & Bryony

I want to thank you for helping us so much with Dad’s ‘graduation’. You gave us a lovely service and your wonderful stories and positive attitude was just great and what we all needed. Thank you for coming up to see us and being such a lovely person, and you really made it a memorable occasion.

J & R

I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the wonderful special blessing service that you delivered for our son Sam. Everyone was very pleased; especially my mom who thought the entire day was very special. The service had something for everyone and truly reflected our unique personalities.

Sean & Yolanda (& baby Sam)

Now that the big day is over, the holiday has ended and we are back into the swing of work I wanted to reach out to you with the biggest of ‘Thank You’s from both Na-aim and I. 

We had the most magical time in South Africa and were blessed to have been able to spend so much quality time with good friends and family that it will bring smiles to both of our faces for a long long time to come.

Not least in all this was the absolutely splendid, thoughtful, thought provoking and beautiful ceremony that you gave to us. 

It was truly a fabulous gift far beyond our expectations. Your words had a universal appeal that really hit home and resonated to each and every person who was there. 


We have had so many positive comments and so much proactive feedback on the ceremony that we simply had to reach out to you and ensure that you were aware of the very positive impact of your wonderful words and messages.

Enda & Na-aim

Thank you so much for the most amazing service. People have not stopped commenting on how meaningful it was and so befitting for Michael and I – thank you thank you!!!!

M & V

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Hansmoeskraal, George