Namaste !

Welcome to The Circle of Light: a growing community of like-minded individuals who are interested in a way of life that is holistic, sustainable, harmonious with self and one another, and in balance with the world around us.

This network enables our members to stay in touch with each other, and provides a space where new friends can be made, ideas can be shared and connections can be cultivated and strengthened.


Why Circle of Light?

Our "Inner Circle"

Di Atherton

Di describes herself as an empowerment strategist and change agent who has a passion to empower and motivate others to live their best life.

She is a trained Lifeline Counsellor, motivational speaker, mentor and workshop facilitator. Di moved to the Lowveld in 1996 with her husband. She developed the 1-day workshop The Power Within over 16 years ago, the content of which forms the basis for all her empowerment and mentoring work.

Di’s vision is to make a difference to the future of this country and her biggest joy is supporting others in becoming active participants in their lives as opposed to passive by-standers, equipping them with much needed life skills in order to successfully meet and deal with the challenges that life presents.

Di offers mentoring and life guidance through her personalized, individual retreats and workshops. Her work has a strong holistic base, working with the individual on every level; physical, mental and spiritual, supporting them in reconnecting with their authentic power and opening the door to living an empowered, fulfilled life. She addresses challenges in a deep, heart-connected way, giving valuable life tools to support personal growth and development.

Di is a qualified Reiki Master and has been teaching and offering Reiki sessions for over 20 years. She has a deep interest in the mind/body connection and how our thoughts create our reality. She is the founder of the Circle of Light Lowveld, a network of people and practitioners in the mind/body/spirit fields, alternative and holistic healing and therapies.

Di’s two strongest values are community and connection. She is a member of the 'We Are White River' initiative, which aims to unite all aspects of the community for positive growth and upliftment.

Wendy Du Plessis

Wendy Du Plessis is the founder of VeYga School of Energy Healing and is a qualified Nia Dance Instructor as well as being a qualified practitioner of Usui Reiki, Munay Ki, Pendulum Healing and Spiritual Hypnosis.

She believes that everything is energy and that most dis-eases comes from negative thoughts and emotions, which can be healed holistically through energy work. She has a passion for healing as well as teaching and empowering people to take control of their own health, to live their best lives possible. When people are living their best lives possible, humanity’s consciousness expands, which is Wendy’s main mission and purpose.

For the past few years, she has been the Keeper of The Circle of Light, assisting all healers and natural therapists to raise their vibrations and expand the consciousness of humanity.

Wendy is also the Director of her retail family business, BraTro Sales and Marketing, named after her two sons, Bradley and Troy and is very happily married.

Tony Wake

I’m sure you’ve seen shows where a superhero or villain controls the mind of someone else or reads another person’s mind and is able to tell what they are thinking and whether or not they are telling the truth, right?

Well, here’s a man that many of us might only have thought exists in tv shows, movies or fantasy novels… Tony Wake: The Mindwalker

Not only is he know to be one of the most skilled hypnotists in the world, able to induce hypnosis (put people in trance) with almost anyone in a matter of seconds, but he is also a facial profiler (known as physiognomist), an expert in deception detection.

This is a man who has literally traveled the world in search of the science and reasoning behind what makes us humans do what we do and to better understand what makes us “tick”.

Many say that he is a modern-day ‘Sherlock Holmes’ (of sorts) and if you are lucky (or to some unlucky) enough to be in a conversation with him, you will soon find out that you are in the presence of someone who, for the lack of a better explanation, can read your mind.

He, of course, denies this and says that he simply understands how people think and by watching people’s faces and body language and listening to how they speak and communicate, it’s - “easy to get to the core of a person’s thinking processes” - according to Tony.

Through his travels abroad he has been fortunate enought to personally learn from some of greatest minds alive today, including names like:
  • Simon Sinek
  • Tony Robbins
  • Dr. Joe Dispenza
  • Dr.Richard Bandler
  • Prof. Robert Cialdini
  • Jordan Belfort (The Wolf of Wall Street)

He is well-know for being an exceptional motivational speaker, success strategist and trainer of many tools and techniques for powerful personal and business results.

His weekly podcast "The Mindwalker Method" reaches thousands of listeners world-wide, where he shares his knowledge of powerful mental tools and techniques to overcome challenges and obstacles many are facing in their lives.

Tony's unconventional way of thinking has touched the lives of thousands and his life-changing events, talks and performances have unveiled the amazing change that is possible in many diverse avenues of life – personal, professional, mental, emotional, physical and spiritual – taking the power of human potential to a whole new level.