About us

Meet Nix.

Certified BASI (Mat) Pilates Instructor

Bellydance Instructor

FCBD® ATS® Teacher Trainer I & II certified


Pilates & Bodywork Background

In 2018, Nix Spurdens obtained her BASI (Mat) Pilates certification with Inge Pretorius at Living Life Pilates, Seapoint Cape Town and attended Dr Mark Vella ND’s “Movement Anatomy” course (hosted by BASI’s #LFTL2018 Symposium, Pretoria, South Africa).

She continues to be a student in body related arenas, furthering her toolbox of ass-kick warm ups, drills, anatomy insights and movement safety analysis.

Pilates classes for all levels and ages. Come play.

Free taster class for pilates, yoga and dance classes, our home studio here in Uitzicht waits to welcome you to a fun, social way to keep moving and build on strength and fitness with an encouraging nutty instructor. Pilates, yoga and dance timetable information here.

Roll out the massage table…

Over 2018 and 2019, Nix has attended Brain-Body-Balance (B3) the Activation + Advanced courses. A highly effective, modernly informed, science based form of neurological bodywork!

The B3 technique is informed by related disciplines such as: Myofascial Release, Bodywork, Body Alignment and Trigger Point Therapy

Book a bodywork appointment

Uitzicht is based next to Durbanville and technically part of Kraaifontein. After hours appointments available at standard rates: See you for a session of pain/tension relief or simply come relax for an aromatherapy massage! Pricelist information here.


Inspired by fun, adventure, challenge, friendship, evolving coordination and the peace found in accepting one’s body: Nix is focused on encouraging unselfish greater-good group environments & discovering untapped potential in her students and clients.

Web Developer freelancer by day and proud co-director of quality craft beer brand, Apollo Brewing Company.

Dance Background

Making use of her 8 years in the UK, Nix attended numerous Tribal Fusion and ATS belly dance workshops with European and American instructors. Training (2007) & apprenticing (2009-2011) with her Belgian teacher & mentor Hilde Cannoodt in the UK.

Nix then joined Soma, (a professional belly dance and movement company based in Cape Town). April 2011 till present, she is a Soma Tribal Fusion belly dance instructor and performs with Soma at corporate and private events.

Her favourite role at Soma is teaching & entertaining belly dance at hen parties and birthdays, so much fun!

Over 2009 – 2012, Nix trained in Finland, Belgium, the UK & America in both Classic & Modern ATS with Fat Chance Bellydance, Megha Gavin (Deyvani Dance Company), Phillipa & Jesse (Moirai) and Devi Mamak. She has attained FCBD ATS Teacher Training I & II certifications and
Sister Studio Status.

Belly dance is addictive!

Free taster class for pilates, yoga or dance classes, our home studio kicks off belly dance every Tue & Thu evenings. All levels welcome. Pilates, yoga and dance timetable information here.

Meet Leon.


A fully qualified male massage therapist

Reiki master and practitioner

Life coach


Spiritual Healing through Touch

Leon’s “Heal the World” passion for massage puts you in great experienced hands and care.

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Couples Massage

What do you get when a bellydance pilates instructor and a bodybuilder team up?

A unique couples massage experience ready to be tailored for you by you!

Nix and Leon (Healing Touch Therapies) have recently Teamed up to offer you a fun, professional, affordable & unique couples massage experience.

Couples massage information and rates.


When Leon is not attending to his busy diary of massage clientelle at his charming home massage parlour in Langeberg Ridge, Durbanville; you can spy him in the gym, attending to his bodybuilding with great discipline and dedication.


Leon Barnard-Young Healing Touch Therapies Massage Durbanville