“We had such a lovely time everything was wonderful. The place the food, the weather.”

Yoga & Art Retreats

Latas Country House have joined forces with Justine of Sweetyoga and various creatives including illustrator, Harriet Popham and printmaker, Louise Body to bring to you awe-inspiring retreats at this stunning Portuguese destination.


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Join us for 5 days on a journey of self discovery ...

To Begin

After breakfast take a refreshing stroll through the Portuguese countryside with Rita, your host and resident hounds, Asha and Sattva. We will use this time to hunt and gather pieces of nature that may later inspire us in the afternoon workshop.

Morning yoga practice with ..

Justine of Sweetyoga

The yoga practices will help restore balance and promote relaxation so you can drop into your inner artist. Justine will help you release modern day tensions, sense yourself more in the moment through therapeutic yoga interventions, mindful movement, myofacial release and easy breath work. There will be slow sun salutations and regular poses like cat-cow but with more individual expression. Justine's non-dogmatic teaching style will be sensitively taught with good awareness for each participants needs so during the retreat you will build connection with your creative side both on and off the mat. She is passionate about passing on her comprehensive knowledge having taught yoga for nearly two decades. 
Justine is an E-RYT and recognised through Yoga Alliance & British Wheel of Yoga.


 Creative sessions with ...

Illustrator and textile designer, Harriett Popham

16-21 MAY, 2019

Harriet will gently guide you through the processes of Botanical illustration using Indian ink, mark making techniques for paper cut pictures and various other print-making processes. 


About Harriet 

Harriet Popham is a Somerset based textile designer and illustrator. Harriet's diverse portfolio represents    her enthusiasm for working in a variety of mediums for all sorts of applications. Since Graduating in 2014 Harriet has created designs for Hotel’s & Museums, illustrated a range books and developed her own collection of prints and interior fabrics. 



Wallpaper designer, Louise Body 

22-27 JUNE, 2019

Join Louise in the print studio for an introduction on how to create your own hand-printed wallpaper. You will spend some time creating a design and learning how to turn your design into a pattern repeat. Louise will then show you how to transfer and carve your design onto a Lino block. When you have your finished Lino you will then be ready to start printing your wallpaper.

You will come away with small lengths of printed wallpaper, your Lino block and all the knowledge you need to complete your project from your kitchen table. No previous experience or artistic skills needed!


About Louise

Louise works from her studio in Hastings and has been a wallpaper designer for 16 years, she has been published in several books about wallpaper and has worked with companies such as Paul Smith, Laura Ashley, John Lewis, V&A Museum and Osborne & Little. She has also led Lino printing workshops at the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne and The Jerwood Gallery in Hastings. 




Rita will be preparing her signature veggie meals during your 
stay, fresh seasonal produce straight from the kitchen garden or locally sourced. Evenings we can come together around the big kitchen table, in a cosy and atmospheric environment .. with the crackle of the log fire and glass of vino in hand, one can truly kick back! 

What else ...

Amazing inspiring views, fresh air and the sounds of nature make a wonderful back drop for this creative yoga experience. We welcome you and your untapped creative energy x


Whats included

Airport transfer (from/to Porto airport)
5 nights accommodation at Latas Country House
All meals, wine, tea, coffee and water
Daily yoga 
4 afternoon creative workshops
All materials and equipment 



16-21 MAY, 2019 - Harriet Popham, botanical illustration
Arrive Thursday, May 16th, Depart Tuesday, May 21st
(Coach transfer from Porto airport 16th May to LCH will depart at 16.30pm. Coach transfer from LCH to Porto airport will depart 21st May at 10.00am to arrive at Porto for 12.00am)

22-27 JUNE, 2019 - Louise Body, handprinted wallpaper using linocut technique
Arrive Saturday, June 22nd, Depart Thursday, June 26th
(Coach transfer from Porto airport 22nd June to LCH will depart at 16.30pm. Coach transfer from LCH to Porto airport will depart at 5am to arrive at porto for 7am)



The retreat prices are as follows, in euros, per person:
King room with en-suite shower room 950
Queen room with en-suite shower room 925
Twin room with shared bathroom 630
Queen with shared bathroom 790
Double with shared bathroom 770

We require payment in full to secure your place .. we accept payment by Paypal or via bank transfer. Please email me at rita@latascountryhouse.com to check availability and to confirm room type .. we will send payment details in response to your email.


Happy new you x




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