About Us

Rocklands is named after the piles of rocks that were found on the property when the main house was first built. It has gone through many transitions over the years; but when it burnt down in 2007 the owners rented it out occasionally and it got forgotten.

However, Rocklands is not to be forgotten as it has a very special calmness about it which is what inspired us to create a health and movement center. We wanted to create a place where people in the industry could come together and treat their clients in a beautiful environment that is in close proximity to town but far enough to enjoy the tranquility of the nature around you. This allows our clients to be able to relax in the garden, in the little forest or next to the natural pool to take in and digest the treatment or work session they just received. Rocklands also has paddocks in which you can experience our beautiful horses and Falabellas, which do their part in the healing, health a movement center but are mainly there to be experienced as the calm and elegant beings they are.

 

At Rocklands we have a wide variety of excellent practitioners who are here throughout the week. Thus one can experience a range of different classes and treatments from Gyrotonics to personal training to psychology to drama classes. Please check out our Resident Practitioners to see what else they have to offer. 

The Greenhouse.

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The Greenhouse.

The Greenhouse is the central, largest and most stunning building at Rocklands with views both towards the forest and the pool. It is an open plan space which allows for a diversity of workshops, courses, functions etc. to take place. 

 

Layout:

- Open plan space, 92 meters squared

- Smooth wooden sprung floors, high ceilings with glass facades

- Bathroom with a shower

- kitchenette with water point and handy pizza oven!

 

Additionally there is parking on the property.

Please contact us if you would like to organise your next workshop or event with us. 

 

Resident Practitioners

Robbie Joseph

Gyrotonic & Gyrokinesis trainer 

Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis are charicterised by smooth, flowing, rhythmical movement patterns that take the body through a wide range of functional movements. The movements help you to improve and develop important elements of movement such as co-ordination, timing, rhythm and flow while, at the same time, increasing your strength and flexibility and leaving you with a general sense of well-being. 

Both methods are very adaptable and can be tailored for the specific needs of the mover, making them well suited to a wide range of people regardless of age and fitness levels.

Robbie was introduced to Gyrotonic method of movement in 2007 by a colleague while still working as a Pilates teacher and swimming instructor. “I was struggling with a few injuries at the time and I was impressed with how smooth and seamless the movements felt, allowing me to move around my injuries with a sense of ease that left my body feeling good after the session.” He started practicing soon after his first session and completed his certification and teacher training for both Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis methodology of movement 2010.

In 2011 he started  “the movement studio”at  Rocklands in Constantia where he continues to teach both the Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis methodologies of movement.

 

Neil Smith 

biokineticist

Neil Smith is a registered independent biokinetic practitioner whom has been working in the health, wellness and rehabilitative field since 1994. Neil has a B.A. Physical education degree from the Rand Afrikaans University ( 1989 ), a B.A Honours degree in Physical Education and Sport Science from the University of Pretoria ( 1990 ) and a BSc. Medical honours degree in Biokinetics from the University of Cape Town ( 1990 ). Neil completed his military training in 1991 with 7 Medical Battalion in Pretoria, including Paratrooper qualification. Neil has been registered with the Health Professional Council of South Africa ( HPCSA registration number BK 2895 ) since 1996. Neil comes from a diverse sporting background, with notable success in all disciplines of Triathlon on a Provincial and National age group level ( 1994 -1998 ). Neil continues his education and growth through experience, research, learning and listening to his client base. He currently resides in Plumstead, Cape Town and has 2 daughters and 1 grandchild.

Susan Vermaak

Integrated Healer 

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Catherine Tuck

Shiatsu Massage therapist 

Shiatsu is the art of balancing the body, through the use of massage, acupressure, and stretch. It benefits both body and mind, by creating deep relaxation, stimulating the function of the Meridian system, and helping the organs perform at their best.

Catherine studied Shiatsu and Chinese Medicine, with Floris de Clerq, at The Cape Town Academy of Shiatsu, in 2000, where she qualified first in her class. She then travelled to Ireland and the UK, where she practiced as she travelled.
Since returning to Cape Town, she has built a loyal clientele, through personal referrals.In 2008, she returned to The Academy of Shiatsu, to study her teachers-training, and then continued to teach at the Academy, until 2011.

Pieter van der Westuyzen

Iridologist & Energetic Herbalist 

When you come to see Pieter for a consultation he will first ask you a set of questions to ascertain your history, lifestyle and symptoms. Thereafter he does a pulse and tongue diagnosis.

Next he takes a careful look at the irises, pupil and sclera of each eye, via an iris-microscope, to ascertain specific constitutional and health issues, taking photos and then transferring these to a computer.
Your enlarged iris pictures provide the ideal way for him to explain what is going on in your body, as also to give insights into your personality and your dominant mental-emotional issues.

Based on this assessment, Pieter offers advice on diet, lifestyle, herbal medicines and supplements and where appropriate, perspectives on how to handle your mental-emotional challenges.

 

His most important attributes are the abilities to truly listen and then dedicate the utmost time and care to each client.

Jolene Bassett

Yoga & Massage

Jolene's journey began with Tera-Mai Seichem in 2001. She started her practice and exploration of yoga in 2002 in Hatha, Vinyasa, Bikram and Jivamukti. She discovered what would become an instant love for Ashtanga yoga with teacher Mariella de Maertini in Oxford, England in 2003 whilst residing there. Thai Yoga massage has been a natural and complimentary practice along with various other forms of bodywork such as Facial Gua Sha and Swedish massage. Jolene studied Thai Yoga Massage through www.shenmantra.com and is now the Cape Town trainer for Shen Mantra, one of the few Internationally accredited schools outside of Thailand. 

Dr Michael Mc Loughlin

Acupuncturist, Thai Chi master and Doctor of Chinese Medcine 

Acupuncture can be used to treat all manner of conditions, including arthritis, body pains, injuries, colds/flu, dizziness, allergies and much more. Cosmetic acupuncture is also offered, as a wonderful alternative to western anti-aging treatments.

Tai Chi is suitable for people of all ages. It promotes many health benefits, including increased strength and flexibility, stress reduction, improved concentration and circulation etc. Classes are informal, friendly and supportive. Short Form, Long Form and Sword Form techniques are practiced. A free introductory class is offered. 

Dr Michael Mc Loughlin, has been in private practice since 1996. He trained under the tutorship, of respected Dr Feng-Chao Lin. His knowledge and experience span the disciplines of Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Chinese Martial Arts systems, Chi Kung and Buddhist Meditation.

Young Actors Studio 

Drama Teacher

We offer inspired coaching and training designed to help people build confidence and positive self image through the medium of film.
 

Our tuition focuses on camera acting skills for all visual media platforms and genres, audition techniques for commercial castings, film and TV... all underscored by personal development tools and exercises. We create a fun environment of learning that spans all the required disciplines such as voice, breath and body work, character development, improvisation, authentic storytelling and scene study.

 

Our key objective is helping learners to embrace their individuality, uniqueness, creativity. Conscientiously focusing on the development of a positive self esteem.

 

Benita Doria and Siobhan Hodgson are the founders and core creative team. Key industry leaders are invited to attend sessions as guest speakers and acting coaches.

Trish Blake

Psychologist 

I am a clinical psychologist with experience working in a range of contexts, both in South Africa and the UK. I work with all ages addressing a range of concerns that impact the mental health and well-being of individuals and relationships. These include, but are not limited to, depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar affective disorder, adjustment disorders, and loss.

People may also seek therapy with me if they are feeling overwhelmed, lost, held back in their lives or are struggling to transition in a time of change.

I am client-centred in my approach and prioritize acceptance, respect of personal belief systems and confidentiality. I work with clients to develop a therapy experience that meets their unique needs, be that in a short-term or long-term capacity.

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Contact Us

Rocklands Health and Movement Center 
 

14 Bel Ombre Drive, Constantia, Cape Town 

Tel: 021 424 4646

Email: info.rocklands@gmail.com