Retreats + Workshops



March 11-13, 2022 

Located in Midland, Ontario, this weekend is designed to care for your body, mind and spirit. Join in nurturing gentle yoga classes, meditation sessions, hiking in a beautiful Ontario forest and more. Enjoy delicious

home cooked vegetarian meals, freshly prepared using primarily organic and local foods. Walk in the woods, relax by the fireplace, share experiences, develop new friendships and come away refreshed and inspired.

This retreat will be led by Aida and co-led by Gabriel 

For more information about the retreat content, please email or call 905-770-9210.

For details on accommodation options and to register, please contact Sugar Ridge -, call 1-866-609-1793.

Register by Jan 15/2022 – $575.00 + HST for quad accommodation

After Jan 15/22 – $615.00 + HST

For double or single accommodation availability and cost please contact Sugar Ridge.

Retreat cost includes six meals, shared accommodation and all instruction.

The 2020 Retreat was delightful, as you can see from the photo.

Hope you can join us in 2022!



October 12-19th, 2019 - FULLY BOOKED


Imagine connecting with and nurturing your mind, heart, body and soul on a magical volcanic island. This is quinta minuvida in São Miguel,

Azores, Portugal.  

Please join us for an exclusive 8-day, 7-night experience of self-nurturing in this beautiful part of the world that is virtually untouched by tourism.  

This retreat is designed for anyone who loves to hike through stunning country and ocean side, would like to practice yoga and meditation – beginner or experienced – and would appreciate doing so with other like-minded people in truly peaceful and inspiring settings. 

Most Yoga and meditation classes will be led by Aida Neves. There will be other yoga teachers who will also share in some of the teaching. Aida is a Professional Level Kripalu Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist. Through her love and passion for and practice of the art and science of this very gentle and intuitive style of yoga, Aida has inspired thousands of students to live and experience life to the fullest. She is also an an outdoor education teacher and avid environmentalist who brings her love of the natural world into all of her classes and retreat experiences.  


For more info please contact Aida at

This was a phenomenal retreat.  Looking forward to when we may be able to schedule another one.



(Back by popular demand!)

Sunday, November 14th, 1-3 pm
This workshop is a two-hour opportunity to take care of yourself.
We will explore gentle yoga postures, soothing breathing exercises,

hand mudras, and Abhyanga – Ayurvedic self massage.
Abhyanga is an ancient Ayurvedic practice which offers many benefits,

among them are improving the circulation of blood and lymph fluids,

calming the nervous system, promoting healthy skin, and improving sleep.
Hand mudras are simple gestures that assist in calming the body and aligning the spine.
You will need a yoga mat, a cushion or bolster, a blanket, and a large towel that you don’t mind getting a little oily. Also about ¼ cup of organic, cold pressed oil such as coconut, almond, sunflower, safflower or sesame.  To any of these oils, you may add a few drops of your favourite essential oil such as lavender, chamomile, lemon or frankincense. It is important that the oils be organic as the skin is the largest organ in the body, so whatever is put on it will be absorbed into the organs.
In Ayurveda, it is believed that we should never put anything on our skin that we would not put in our mouth.  
Hope you can join us for a fun and relaxing afternoon.

Cost: $35.00 + HST = $39.55

To register, email Aida at -