Hi! I am Joi Dupre, a licensed massage therapist (MA59262) with 20 years experience. I received an AS degree in Natural Health with a concentration in Advance Therapeutic Massage from Florida College of Natural Health. Along with graduating summa cum laude, I was awarded the Golden Touch Award for my "Brilliant Performance and Dedication." I completed 924 hours of training and stay current with my continuing education always committed to providing the best care for my clients. Specializing in Therapeutic Massage: Neuromuscular Therapy, Orthopedic Massage, Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques, Sports Massage, Deep Tissue; I blend these techniques to create a session that is customized to meet your individual needs. The following are a few musculoskeletal dysfunctions I have treated successfully: frozen shoulder, thoracic outlet syndrome, chronic neck and back pain, shoulder and rotator cuff injuries, SI joint dysfunction, tennis/golf elbow, headaches, and sport injuries.
My love affair with Yoga began in 2011 and led me to receive her Yoga Alliance approved 200 hour teacher certification in December 2013 at Kula Yoga Shala in Jupiter, FL. Safety in practice has always been at the forefront of my teaching. I discovered Lara Heimann, PT and Yoga Instructor in 2019 and the next chapter of my love story began. I knew right away that her LYT Method of Functional Movement and Yoga was a perfect fit for me. Her classes re-map poor movement and posture habits and in taking her classes, my back , SI Joint , and neck and shoulder issues dissolved. I have never felt so strong, connected, and integrated in my body and I knew I had to share this Method. I am a stand for everyone to move through life on and off the mat effectively and efficiently by creating safe, sustainable, and functional yoga classes.
Technically trained and naturally funky best describes me. I received a BA in Dance from the University of South Florida in 1990. Throughout my career, I have performed and choreographed in many major cities across the United States being showcased in everything from modern dance companies, music videos to national and international television programs. Among my endeavors, the following are highlights: artistic director and choreographer for GLAM SLAM Miami: a nightclub owned by Prince; principle dancer for Patti LaBelle In Super Bowl XXIX; and choreographer for the Atlanta Hawks Dance Team. I was fortunate to have worked closely with and performed for such choreographers as Tina Landon (Janet Jackson) and Jamie King (Prince and Madonna).
In 2004, I graduated summa cum laude from Georgia State University with an MS in Exercise Science where I received the "Outstanding Exercise Science Graduate Student" award.
I bring passion and knowledge of movement and bodywork to every class and client providing a nurturing, safe, and educative experience that is sprinkled with love and laughter.