Spirit Matters Centre

Offering retreats, yoga and astrology guidance in Almonte, Ontario


Yogas practice encourages growth and change in all aspects of ourselves — physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. The instructors at SpiritMatters are widely trained and experienced in yogic fundamentals — proper breathing and relaxation techniques, asana (exercise) practice, diet and meditation.

We welcome teachers with a wide variety of training backgrounds and those who are able to offer classes which meet the various needs and requirements of students.

Julie Yeaman

Julie is the mother of three sons, a former elementary and high school teacher and an active community member in Mississippi Mills. While at an ashram in the U.S. in 1969, she began the study and practice of yoga and astrology. She is certified in both these disciplines as well as HeartMath, a meditation and emotional balancing technique.These practices have played a guiding role in her many activities. Her teaching is centred around helping to make the wisdom of yoga and related disciplines an integral part of our modern lives. You can contact Julie using the Centre’s contact info at the right.

Suzanne Winlove-Smith

Suzanne Winlove-Smith is a Certified 10 Body & Kundalini Yoga Instructor that seeks to promote change, growth, health and happiness. Suzanne was introduced to wholistic health and healing from a young age and has studied the philosophy and practice of yoga and meditation for many years. She is a graduate of the Toronto School of Yoga Therapy & Natural Medicine. She has recently completed a Graduate Degree Program in Conflict Resolution at Carleton University in the Department of Law for Mediation, in order to learn, grow and assist her desire in promoting positive social change. Suzanne teaches private, corporate and community classes throughout Perth, Smiths Falls and Almonte Ontario. Suzanne is also a Certified Yoga Ed instructor and is involved in a Harvard Research Study on the benefits of yoga in Elementary School children. Suzanne continues to seek, inspire and share her love of yoga.

Sandra Collins

Sandra has been practising yoga for many years and teaching since 2005. From her very first class, she was drawn to yoga and the multitude of benefits that it has to offer. As her passion for yoga continued to grow, she enrolled in the Yoga Teacher Training Programme at Georgian College in Orillia. She was certified in May 2005. Sandra brings a unique energy, fun-loving attitude and thoughtful approach to her classes. She invites you to come relax, unwind and take the time to reconnect with your inner self. Sandra is also certified in another holistic fitness and lifestyle practice called The Nia Technique. Sandra lives in the country outside Almonte with her husband, two children and dog. You can contact Sandra at 613-256-7117 or e-mail scollins@storm.ca.