Jodie has been working in the health field for nearly her whole life, volunteering in hospitals and rehab centers since a teenager. She began her official health career at the Public Health Department in Montreal in 1997, conducting research and policy reforms. Preferring a 'hands on approach', she left full-time research and development for the government in the early 2000s and combined her skills as a natural health therapist ever since.
Because of many sports injuries, Jodie, began attending yoga classes and experimented with many different types of therapies to recover. Her studies reflect her favorite, most effective therapies and she is very happy to offer various treatment to help her clients regain and maintain their optimal health. She has been fortunate enough to study with fabulous teachers in several countries. Jodie loves to travel so she combined her travelling with volunteer work, training single mothers in less fortunate countries to become yoga teachers and massage therapists so they develop their financial health.
Jodie's sense of giving back to the community is also very prevalent in Canada. Amongst her projects, her favorite was as the Founder/Director of Fondation Ambaa in Montreal, the province's first non-profit wellness centre that offered therapeutic movement classes for those living with chronic illnesses for free or on a pay as you can basis. She also continues to do research about the effects of natural therapies on health and created a breast cancer yoga recovery series that has helped 1000s of women rehabilitate from treatments. The results of this program were so beneficial that the study was published in medical journals with Cedar's Breast Clinic.
On a personal note: Jodie is no stranger to dis-ease and has learnt fabulous techniques to gain and maintain optimal health. As a busy single (lone) mom with her own home and business, she also discovered out of the box techniques to live the life she truly desired. She also had to find creative ways to deal with her son's learning differences to manage his school needs while managing her father's health concerns so she truly understands how wonderful albeit complicated family life can be at times. She loves to help others find the solutions for life's puzzles so others so we can all lead the lives they dream of and deserve.