Jodie Duplisea






2052 Chandolin

Val David, Qc

J0T 2N0


English & French, conversational Spanish

A Bit About Me

Jodie has been working in the health field for many years, volunteering in hospitals and rehab centers since a teenager.  She began her health career at the Public Health Department in Montreal in 1997, conducting research and policy reforms.  Preferring a 'hands on approach', she left the department in 2000 and began working 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.


Jodie's sense of giving back to the community was also very prevelant in Montreal.  She was also 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 on a pay as you can basis.  She also continues to do research about the effects of natural therapies on health and published a study that was conducted with the Cedar's Breast Clinic on yoga and breast cancer.


She is ecstatic with the Water Temple project, so that people can receive treatment in a beautiful setting and take time to relax in nature.

Work Experience

July 2013-present

September 2011-2016

Owner & Therapist

Le Temple D'O, Val David, Qc

Yoga instuctor, massage practitioner, host, coach, and administration

Relaxation Therapist, Programme Developer & Researcher

CanSupport, Montreal, Qc

Meditation teacher and yoga therapist in oncology and palliative care while developing alternative coping skills programmes and research of those programmes.

May 1998-August 2002

January 1999-January 2000

Septemer 1994- August 1995

Research Assistant, Statistician & Public Health Coordinator, Montreal Public Health Commission

Conducted research, handled statistics and presented public health education to elementary schools throughout Montreal

Research Assistant, Communication and Logistics Agent

Canadian Space Agency, St Hubert, Qc

Research Assistant & Statistician

Psychology Department, Doctor Everett Chalmers Hospital, Fredericton, Nb


June 2012

January 2010

January 2008-December 2009

January 2006- December 2007

September 2005-March 2006

September 2005-March 2006

September 2003-August 2004

September 1999-June 2001

September 1996-April 1999

September 1995-April 1996

September 1991-April 1995

Yoga for Cancer rehabilitation

Exclusive Yoga, Boston

Advanced Thai Massage

Thai Massage Academy

Bangkok, Thailand

Dynamic Osteopathy

Cera, Montreal

Aqua-Vie (water therapy)

Ecole d’O, Montreal

Prenatal, Postnatal and Children's Yoga

Yoga for Children Little Lotus, Montreal

Hatha Yoga Training

Spencer Institute, California

Thai-Yoga Massage Certification

Lotus Palm School, Montréal

Chinese Nutritional and Herbal Certification

Natural Health Institute, Montréal

Master’s of Public Policy and Public Administration

Major: Health Policy Concordia University, Montréal

Diploma for Advanced Undergraduate Studies University of New Brunswick, Fredericton

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy & Psychology

Saint Thomas University, Fredericton

Volunteer Opportunities

September 2020-present

January 2005-December 2017

January 2010

December 2009 

December 2008

March 2006

January 2005

January 2004

September 2002-April 2003

September 1991-April 1996

September 1985-April 1991

Yoga Instructor 


Ste Adele, Qc

Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Outreach Programme

HIV, Women's Shelters and Chronic Pain Foundations, Montreal, Qc

Outreach Women's Public Health

Ivory Coast

Massage Instructor

Mazunte, Mex

Yoga Teacher Instructor


Massage Therapy Instructor


Yoga Teacher Training Instructor


Massage Therapy Instructor


Therapist Pina Palmera

Zipolite, Mexico

Patient Assistant

Stan Cassidy Rehailitation, Fredericton, Nb

Candy Stripper

Doctor Everett Chalmers Hospital, Fredericton, Nb