Former Barrister and Mother of three, Samiya Noordeen is the founder of luxurious Lifestyle Company, Santhosh retreats, located in the idyllic setting of rural, unspoiled, northern Ibiza. For the last five years, the resort has been offering dance classes and retreats and recently launched bespoke experiences after seeing a niche gap for dance getaways in the luxury retreat market.
Santhosh has a mantra – ‘Dance to freedom and fitness’. In keeping with the mantra, guests are encouraged to personalise their itinerary around what they enjoy doing, with access to a network of world-renowned trainers and instructors. Guests can choose from various Dance classes, Yoga or Hiking. Regardless of experience and skill, there is a class to suit everyone. Choose to finish the day of dancing and relax your muscles with a sunset massage in the most serene and breathtaking location. Or maybe you would like to enjoy a contemporary cocktail while the famous Ibiza sun, sets. The emphasis on flexibility means that you can choose how your experience looks.
Want to sample the best cuisine in Ibiza? Samiya has some of the most thrilling chefs catering at the high end, luxury retreat.
Santhosh retreats Ibiza, are set at Samiya’s home. A stunning six-bedroom sanctuary named Casa La Vista, which aptly means ‘home with a view’. The property is a beautifully converted 800-year-old Finca boasting a secluded 33-acre private estate with stunning views of the Mediterranean sea and tropical gardens of pomegranate trees, settled on a hilltop. This is your dancefloor.
Arriving we knew we were about to be graced with an elegant, stylish, successful woman but we could not have predicted just how fabulous Samiya Noordeen and her creation is.
Samiya told us of how dance helps her to time travel, when she dances she becomes ‘Inez’. She went on to say “Each of my dance instructors come with amazing talent and knowledge and many years of experience. All levels are welcome, to try out the tango, American Smooth or Salsa. You don’t even have to stay here to enjoy the retreat and instructors, as Santhosh welcomes guests staying at alternative locations to enjoy the ball.“ If your hedonistic dance days are over, but the Ibiza dance vibes still call, this is the place for you.
”If you often feel tired, it can be down to doing too much of what you don’t want and not enough of what you do want, this is why we offer a truly bespoke experience. Quite simply, I want my guests to be happy and free. ” Samiya Noordeen.
This September will see a dance getaway that presents a schedule, with mental and physical fitness being the highest priority. Acquire a new skill as well as setting on an alternative path to fitness. Expect a range of workshops centered around focal points of Salsa, Latin and Ballroom Dance with highly experienced and professional teachers.
Ibiza Dance Getaway
11-15 September 2019 Casa La Vista, Ibiza Guests can choose from two different packages
Option One: 11-15 September 2019 From £1,750 per person Accommodation at Casa la Vista – shared room or limited single occupancy available Airport transfers (designated flights only) Breakfast, lunch and buffet dinner Morning dance workshops One complimentary massage Two complimentary private dance lessons Evening dance workshops (Salsa, American Smooth, Tango, Bachata and Kizomba) Evening social dancing
Option Two: 12-15 September 2019 From £595 per person Accommodation off-site (to be sourced and paid for independently) One daytime workshop at Casa La Vista from 9:30 – 11am Evenings at Casa La Vista from 6pm, including: Evening dance workshops (90 mins – Salsa, American Smooth, Tango, Bachata and Kizomba) Buffet dinner Evening social dancing
*Flights and travel insurance are not included in either package
Ibiza Dance & Yoga Retreat
16-20 September 2019 From £1,850 per person Accommodation on-site at Casa la Vista – shared room or limited single occupancy available Daily dancing, yoga, Pilates and hiking Breakfast, lunch and buffet dinner One complimentary massage Airport transfers (designated flights only)
*Flights and travel insurance are not included